Do you know what a “superyacht” is? I didn’t, I had to look it up. But do you know who does know what they are? Former President Obama, his wife Michelle, Oprah Winfrey and the rest of their super rich friends. If you do a quick google image search you will probably find pictures something like this:
Ridiculous, over the top extravagance, floating on water. It’s kind of understandable that the billionaires of the world might need one more rapidly depreciating place to dump some money and spend some time, but what about our so-called public servants?
David Geffen is one such billionaire with more money to his name than the budget of many small countries. He invited the former first couple, Oprah Winfrey and others to a star-studded jaunt on his extravagant vessel worth an estimated $300million. Barack and Michelle, who still do have a teenager at home, were fawned over, not just by their host, but the media (of course) when pictures surfaced of the dream trip. I’ll so you the $300 million yacht, but just wait till you see how they do go on about these two socialists.
Via Daily Mail:
“They’ve spent the last month quietly recuperating in French Polynesia since leaving the White House earlier this year.
The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen Tom Hanks and their wives on music mogul David Geffen’s superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo’orea in a spruced up speedboat.
Once on board, the Obama’s played tourists, posing romantically on the upper deck while they had their photograph taken.
Michelle, 53, showed off her world renowned physique in a pair of white shorts and a black tank top. She let her usually coiffed hair fall wildly at her shoulders, elegantly slinging a brown handbag over one arm as she posed with her husband.
The former president was equally laid back in his attire. He sported a pale blue shirt and some beige pants, adding a pair of sunglasses to his off-duty look.
The former president was also seen taking photographs of Michelle as she posed alone.”
No mind you, this is someone who wants to be known strictly for her brain and great political work.
And now, as promised, here’s the modest little boat that these philanthropists, progressive, and outspoken anti-1% friends took their trip on.
Yeah, that seems to match the rhetoric that they espoused about how the upper class (and middle class, and almost poverty-stricken working class) needs to scale back so that the non-working professional welfare collectors can get more of our income. Maybe that’s why this couple was so well liked, they are living the new American Dream; quit work and get to party like (and with) rock stars on the American dime.
This boat seems to have a little bit of everything, except one thing. Let’s talk now about what you don’t see: kids. The Obamas claimed to put a premium on family, and yet since they left the White House they’ve done almost nothing but travel, and, don’t they have kids? That’s right, 2 kids, both teenagers. The oldest Malia, 18 is neatly squared away at an internship in New York, but 15-year-old Sasha I guess is just out of luck now that the entire country isn’t watching to see if her parents are good parents.
Here’s how that little annoyance is addressed:
“Aside from a handful of visits to New York City, where their eldest daughter Malia, 18, is taking part in a film production internship at The Weinstein Company, the Obamas have largely been out of the country since January 21 when they officially handed over the White House to Donald and Melania Trump.
They have also spent time in Hawaii and Palm Springs which was their first port of call on January 21. While Malia carries on with her internship in New York before beginning classes at Harvard in the fall, Sasha, 15, is still in school in Washington DC.
Her parents have decided to keep a residence there until she graduates.”
Well, that’s so nice, they plan to keep a home for her in the city where she goes to school so that she can graduate. That seems like a nice thing for them to do. I guess the other option would be, what, homeschool her? That seems like an awful lot of trouble and might kind of cut into the picture taking and arm workouts that Mrs. Obama has to allocate a lot of time for.
(Source: Daily Mail)