You should read this. Bill Curry is what the Democrats should and used to be.
A former Clinton aide on how Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash, and new populism the party needs
Honorable presidents have declined lucrative speaking fees and kick backs after leaving office. Obama is not one of them
Truman declined. “I could never lend myself to any transaction, however respectable, that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency,” he wrote of his refusal to influence-peddle.
“I could never lend myself to any transaction, however respectable, that would commercialize on the prestige and dignity of the office of the presidency,” said Truman, who retired to a quiet life.
I hope that you are enjoying your vacation after eight long years of hard work creating the social conditions for the rise of fascism in the US — by bailing out the banks while leaving the working class ever more precarious. I’m sure that you are an excellent surfer since you rode on a wave of symbolic change while beneath the surface a rip current of a wealth flowing into the hands of the 1 percent drowned the 99 percent. Please surf your way into the historical horizon of a transitional presidency from neoliberalism to neofascism. We’ll be forever grateful for your service to this country.
“The Obamas were vacationing with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey and spent two hours aboard music mogul David Geffen’s luxury yacht, the Rising Sun, before leaving Tahiti. They had been staying in French Polynesia for nearly a month”
The Obamas are having the time of their post-White House lives.