Ripped From The Headlines: President Obama Latest Target In Dem Civil War
This week it was disclosed that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 by a firm to give a single speech. Predictably, this has sparked a serious conflict within the Democratic Party. After all, Hillary Clinton’s campaign was seriously damaged by her many paid speeches.
The fury over the speech was not limited to Democratic politicians though. Many liberal activists said they were betrayed by the development:
“Former President Obama’s upcoming speech to Wall Streeters is putting $400,000 in his pocket – and putting longtime supporters in a difficult situation. Democratic Party leaders and grass roots activists alike are at a loss to explain how the onetime champion of the 99 percent could cash in with a September address at a health care conference run by investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald.”
See below for headlines that show the negative impact of Obama’s speech on the Democratic Party:
Fox News: Obama’s $400G Wall Street speech leaves liberal base stunned
Fox News: Obama spokesman defends reported $400,000 Wall Street-backed speech
ABC: Elizabeth Warren: I’m ‘troubled’ by Obama’s $400,000 speaking fee for healthcare conference
Business Insider: Elizabeth Warren: I’m ‘troubled’ by Obama’s $400,000 speech
Politico: Warren: I was ‘troubled’ by Obama’s Wall Street speaking fee
Salon: Barack Obama’s $400,000 speech to Wall Street sparks liberal blowback
Washington Post: Sanders and Warren are criticizing Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speech. Here’s why it’s a bad idea.
Vox: Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee will undermine everything he believes in