Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Obama 2016

The New York Times recounts a dinner party in the private quarters of the White House the president held...
"...with his wife, Michelle, and their 13 guests — among them the novelist Toni Morrison, the hedge fund manager Marc Lasry and the Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr — well past 2 a.m.
Mr. Obama “seemed incredibly relaxed,” said another guest, the writer Malcolm Gladwell. He recalled how the group, which also included the actress Eva Longoria and Vinod Khosla, a founder of Sun Microsystems, tossed out ideas about what Mr. Obama should do after he leaves the White House." 
The long-running dinner this past February is part of a methodical effort taking place inside and outside the White House as the president, first lady and a cadre of top aides map out a postpresidential infrastructure and endowment they estimate could cost as much as $1 billion. The president’s aides did not ask any of the guests for library contributions after the dinner, but a number of those at the table could be donors in the future.
The $1 billion — double what George W. Bush raised for his library and its various programs — would be used for what one adviser called a “digital-first” presidential library loaded with modern technologies, and to establish a foundation with a worldwide reach.   (NY Times)
President Obama will not become a Dictator

Many are speculating that President Obama will not relinquish power, but I think that is a ridiculous notion. I remember the same paranoia swirling as the Clinton years came to a close. There is too much money to be made on the outside, and after the president leaves office, the Obama's will cash in globally to the tune of billions.

Here are my Predictions...

$ The Obama Foundation's scope, impact and international money vacuuming will make the Clinton Foundation look like a taco truck with two flat tires and a cracked windshield.

$ Michelle will run for Senator from somewhere and build a path to the presidency as Obama circles the globe doing the shakedowns.

$ Barack Obama will engender great goodwill for himself worldwide by being the first anti-American ex-President.  His speeches and commentary as he travels the globe will make Noam Chomsky sound like the ghost of Ronald Reagan.  Domestically, he will sound like Reverend Wright.

The Obama's will replace the aging Clinton's as the Democrat Party power family and behind-the-scenes influence peddlers.

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