Oliver Willis

Barack Obama Can Buy Any Size House He Wants

Once again, Barack Obama is being lectured. This time around, it’s because he and former First Lady Michelle Obama are purchasing the home they’ve been renting in Washington, D.C.

And once again, like the criticism that Obama shouldn’t be paid for making speeches, the critics should feel free to take a long walk off a short pier.

The Obama’s don’t have to justify themselves. They served their time in public office, and now are private citizens. They aren’t breaking the law or advocating bad behavior. They are living, for the first time in 8 years, outside the fishbowl of the presidency, and if they want to buy a nice house with the money they have earned, so be it.

Barack Obama led the country through a huge recession and into economic recovery, while capably leading the fight against terrorism and removing the military from Iraq where they were being killed by the hundreds for no good reason.

The weight of the world was on his shoulders from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. And we got through it fine. Now, he’s allowed to do what he likes (and much of his post-presidency will likely be dedicated to public causes), so people – and they are largely the usual gang of journalistic critics and Republican hypocrites – can just sit and stew.

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