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Obama gave Common Core contract to
publisher, got $65-million book deal
in return?

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Posted By: earlybird, 12/9/2019 1:56:50 PM

As far-left Democrats yell about bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors, let's turn to their own side of the aisle, starting with the once penniless President Obama, who left public office a very, very rich man. He just bought a Martha's Vineyard mansion for a cool $11.75 million, which is in addition to his Kalorama lookout post, his Chicago home, and possibly a Hawaii spread. At some point, you've made enough...but not him. Ostensibly, it's mainly the work of his book deals. No bribery there, right? Well, ahem... According to Investment Watch (IWB), something doesn't quite look right.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56 12/9/2019 2:04:33 PM (No. 257269)
Quid Pro Quo. Or for Democrats, Business As Usual.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 12/9/2019 2:34:15 PM (No. 257282)
There is something very wrong when multi-million dollar advances are given... and the book goes directly from the publisher to the remainder table... Hillary's book comes to mind, among others.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon 12/9/2019 2:58:01 PM (No. 257296)
Having a federal Department of Education enabled this. Too bad President Reagan didn't shut it down as a priority. Could say the same about Nixon's EPA and a raft of other tools people use to enrich themselves at our expense. Obama, meanwhile, says he's squeaky clean, and he may as well be, seeing how it's unlikely he'll be punished for his various escapades (Netflix deal is mentioned here also).
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 12/9/2019 2:58:20 PM (No. 257299)
Remember when Obama said YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT? Where did he get this kind of money? Oh yeah, Moochelle gets multi-million dollar advances from Harper Row publishers for her book....Hey Michelle, you didn't write that, either.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 12/9/2019 2:58:25 PM (No. 257300)
These are facts we all deduced way back when it happened. After reading a few sentences from both Mooch's book and whoever Barry's ghost writer was, it was apparent we had racist, middle school-level writing that wouldn't sell to anybody except lefties who needed something to top their coffee tables and impress their lefty friends.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Miceal 12/9/2019 3:02:31 PM (No. 257304)
Anyone remember with then Speaker of the House Newt gave back an advance on a book because the rats and the Media went ballistic when it was announced? I do...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 12/9/2019 3:03:12 PM (No. 257305)
Never any scandals - not one. Now on to the Midnight Cash Run to Iran
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Quigley 12/9/2019 3:31:09 PM (No. 257327)
You’ve gotta break a few scruples to make a billionaire omelette.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 12/9/2019 3:31:26 PM (No. 257329)
#3, "Agencies" which congress allegedly delegated their authority to are in fact favor factories. Our founders would be up in arms had this been attempted on their watch. We have failed in our custodial duty to protect the freedom they sacrificed all to pass down to their children and future generations to us.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: anniebc 12/9/2019 3:44:43 PM (No. 257339)
Now we know where obama got his millions. Who pays a $65 million advance anyways? This money is coming directly from taxpayers, and it's just the tip of the iceberg. You get a better understanding of how these slimeballs go into government with nothing and come out gazillionaires. Unfortunately, we are still funding the obamas' lavish lifestyle, and he's still producing nothing. Quid PRO freakin Quo indeed.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: snapper451 12/9/2019 3:57:11 PM (No. 257347)
I have read several sources that document that Jeb Bush makes mullions off the testing programs that essentially schools “teach to “ today. Everything is about standardized tests so this proves the deep state exists and why the Bush and Obama families want Trump out of the way before he investigates them.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/9/2019 4:19:43 PM (No. 257367)
Common Core was designed by idiots for fools.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: halfnorsk 12/9/2019 4:22:30 PM (No. 257373)
Does anyone know of Barry’s progress on the manuscript? Has he gotten any farther than, “Once upon a time...”?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/9/2019 4:53:16 PM (No. 257388)
Of course this is always the case. Look at the "University Professor / Textbook Industrial Complex" some time. 99% of all college courses could be done without textbooks at all, but for some reason we're still stuck in the Gutenberg Syndrome of having dead tree products educating our young. It's high time to DEMAND 100% transparency of ALL Federal politicians, staff, even executive civil service employees.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/9/2019 5:46:27 PM (No. 257408)
An excellent example of why ex-Presidents should either get the government perks after retirement, after signing over future revenues from boards, speeches, books, and other similar earnings, or live off their own inflated incomes without.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: BruceInWorcester 12/9/2019 6:41:22 PM (No. 257433)
Book deals are an advance on royalties. So if it’s 15%, they have to sell $433 million worth (wholesale) to get to $65 million. Doubt they’re going to make it. It’s a gift.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Venturer 12/9/2019 9:12:21 PM (No. 257518)
Again nothing to be done. just grin and bear it. Some people have immunity.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 12/10/2019 2:47:27 AM (No. 257649)
Another person not to be investigated by the House.
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