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The NYT heads to the fainting couch over Obama’s speaking fees. 

The NYT editorial board is shocked, SHOCKED, to find that Obama is giving expensive speeches to Wall Street, just like Hillary Clinton, except, of course, he gets paid more. 

These guys will just never get it. In fact, all over the Internet, Obama “liberals” are having mini meltdowns over Obama’s $400K speaking fee with Cantor Fitzgerald. 

They think he has sold out. That he has eschewed the anti-materialism of his community organizer days. It’s just… unseemly. 

Oh, please. He is the same Barack Obama he always was. He wasn’t a particularly good politician, his policies were tone deaf and he was the guy who presided over the devastation of the R&D industry. It happened during his tenure and he said nary a peep about it. Weren’t there rumors several months ago about how he was going to become a venture capitalist and prey on the hard work and patents of my friends and former colleagues trying to keep their heads above water in biotech startups?  It wouldn’t surprise me a bit. 

The guy who said he stood between the bankers and the pitchforks is going to reap the rewards of the inadequate Wall Street reform bill. I told you he is a shmoozer who thought of the White House as just another rung in his climb to the top of the corporate ladder. 

Anyone who bought the incorruptibility of Obama should be scratching their heads right now.  Truthfully, they should have scratched their heads before this. They should have asked, why the meteoric rise for a guy who had very little experience and no record of controversial votes? He was as much a blank slate as Neil Gorsuch. 

The ultimate tofu president finally has revealed that he’s got a flavor after all. He had to wait eight years to show it but it has been there all along. 

Time to stop clutching pearls. He’s flesh and blood and greedy like everyone else.