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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well now, he was already a Texas governor. And it was BEFORE, not during.
    So was Bill Clinton. He didn't have much national recognition though either.
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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I'm pretty sure I used the word "before"!
    You did, just highlighting that. My issue is with the active POTUS making large purchases that require lenders like this.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You did, just highlighting that. My issue is with the active POTUS making large purchases that require lenders like this.
    Got it, but I don't think his dad could just write a check from the family trust fund.
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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here's the deal. When Obama was running for office, he said "I am one of you". No, he isn't. He went to Harvard, and is one of them. I was hard on Bush when he was in office, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that some of the stuff he is doing are things that Bush would not have thought of, even in his wildest wet dreams. Obama's master is not the people, but the corporations that bought him.
    Yes, but let's face facts here. NO politician is "like-us" generally. None, so if people bought into that they are quite foolish.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I think it's to imply that Obama is a hypocrite for being rich.

    Not that the story's true anyway.
    I've explained why this sort of purchase by an active POTUS may be a concern. And I think every POTUS previously has avoided doing so if only for the perception. But in any event, Obama wouldn't be a hypocrite for becoming rich, but rather for what he does with the wealth.

    Do we know yet if the story is true?

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm actually surprised. I had them pegged for a house in Hawaii, not California. Interesting. I wonder why there?
    I thought the Obamas bought an estate in Hawaii a couple of years ago. Something like $35 m?

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes, but let's face facts here. NO politician is "like-us" generally. None, so if people bought into that they are quite foolish.
    True enough, but many at least did start out like us, Bush and plenty others from both sides of the isle, not so much.
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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Got it, but I don't think his dad could just write a check from the family trust fund.
    Yeah, but that's not the issue. It's what the fellow with his butt in the seat does.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I've explained why this sort of purchase by an active POTUS may be a concern. And I think every POTUS previously has avoided doing so if only for the perception. But in any event, Obama wouldn't be a hypocrite for becoming rich, but rather for what he does with the wealth.

    Do we know yet if the story is true?
    Good gawd, are we discussing something that might not even be true, by page 13, its still un verified? Anyway, I would agree with you that, if its true, the perception is damaging and he should have waited a couple years.
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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I've explained why this sort of purchase by an active POTUS may be a concern. And I think every POTUS previously has avoided doing so if only for the perception. But in any event, Obama wouldn't be a hypocrite for becoming rich, but rather for what he does with the wealth.

    Do we know yet if the story is true?
    It's not true, and I'm not yet clear on where the rumors started (well, aside from the alleged realtors themselves, I mean).
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