Speculation, Opinion and Analysis By KB|| Isn’t it ironic that the same man who spent his entire presidency trying to convince Americans that wealth and economic inequality was entirely unfair is reportedly in escrow on a roughly $15 million Martha’s Vineyard estate?
Well, the internet sure thought so, and they didn’t take it easy on former President Barack Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, when the news broke.
TMZ reported that former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are currently in escrow on the multimillion-dollar estate, which is currently owned by NBA Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck.
“The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it so much, we’ve learned they made an offer. The property is listed at $14,850,000. Our sources say they’re paying less, but we don’t know how much,” the report explained.
The nearly 6,900-square-foot mansion comes with seven bedrooms, an outdoor pool, an outdoor fireplace, a second-floor balcony Jacuzzi, its’ own boathouse, as well as two guest wings, reported TMZ.
The Daily Wire explains, “The irony of Mr. You-didn’t-build-that and At-a-certain-point-you’ve-made-enough-money himself living so lavishly was not lost on the internet. Nor was the fact that the property is beachfront (with a massive carbon footprint!). If one were to truthfully believe in the climate hysteria echoed by Obama, this purchase would be highly unwise, as the house will surely be underwater in a matter of years.”
Founder of the satirical “Babylon Bee”, Adam Ford, posted on Twitter:
Obama, 2008: "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody"
Obama, 2010: "At a certain point, you've made enough money"
Obama, 2019: "I'll take the $15 million Martha's Vineyard mansion on 29 beachfront acres" https://t.co/VVbdAkaq0G
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) August 22, 2019
Inez Stepman of the Federalist tweeted, “You didn’t build that, guys.”
You didn’t build that, guys. https://t.co/LT2p0aQKxL
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) August 22, 2019
Radio host Mark Simone wrote in a tweet, “The Obama’s totally reject socialism and buy another mega mansion – a $15 million dollar Martha’s Vineyard estate that they’ll only use a few weeks a year, in an attempt to set a new record for income inequality.”
The Obama's totally reject socialism and buy another mega mansion – a $15 million dollar Martha's Vineyard estate that they'll only use a few weeks a year, in an attempt to set a new record for income inequality: https://t.co/uSnGSEeaS0
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) August 23, 2019
“‘At a certain point, you’ve made enough money.’ – guy who got a $65M book deal then bought a 7-bdrm 7,000 sq-foot Martha’s Vineyard mansion on 29 acres worth $15 million,” well-known Twitter politico “Razor” wrote in a post.
"At a certain point, you've made enough money." -guy who got a $65M book deal then bought a 7-bdrm 7,000 sq-foot Martha's Vineyard mansion on 29 acres worth $15 million. https://t.co/GDryricGp7
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 22, 2019
“If I genuinely believed in 12 years coastal areas would be under water, I wouldn’t by a $15 million mansion on…Martha’s Vineyard,” podcast host Amy Curtis wrote. She went on, “Call me crazy, but it doesn’t seem like Obama is taking climate change all that seriously.”
If I genuinely believed in 12 years coastal areas would be under water, I wouldn’t by a $15 million mansion on…Martha’s Vineyard.
Call me crazy, but it doesn’t seem like Obama is taking climate change all that seriously. https://t.co/VPqaFsovqw
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) August 23, 2019
The New York Post recently reported that the Obamas just dished out $8.1 million on another nine-bedroom home, located in Washington, D.C. According to the Daily Wire, “The Post also noted that Mr. Obama had a $40 million net worth in 2018, and combined with the former First Lady’s wealth, the duo are worth an estimated $135 million.”
It’s truly disheartening that the same man who spent two terms as President preaching to Americans about the evils of “economic inequality” is now dishing out millions on personal homes. Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is, Barack?