WHAT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?! Internet Has A Blast After Obamas Buy $15 Million Beachfront Mansion
So Barack Obama has bought yet another house. He’s got a mansion in California, another in Chicago, plus there’s his massive residence in Washington, D.C., the one with the walls and fences to keep the riff-raff away.
The internet, as it is wont to do, immediately weighed in on the news.
This one was among the best on Twitter: “If you truly believe that climate change is going to be as devastating as the pundits are saying (ex: the island of Manhatten will soon be underwater), why would you gamble $15M to buy an island estate directly on the water?”
If you truly believe that climate change is going to be as devastating as the pundits are saying (ex: the island of Manhatten will soon be underwater), why would you gamble $15M to buy an island estate directly on the water? And I forget, at what point have you made enuff money?
— CatchingRye (@AceInTheRye) August 22, 2019
TMZ reported this week that the former president and first lady have a contract to buy a 29-acre beachfront plot with a nearly 7,000-square-foot main house. It’s got seven bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms, you know, like your summer house.
But Obama spent eight years in the White House saying melting ice caps would cause sea levels to rise, at some point washing over islands and pushing into oceanside communities. So you gotta’ wonder, why would her buy an oceanfront place he repeatedly said was exactly the kind most vulnerable to climate change?
Apparently the Obamas aren’t worried about climate change 🤣 https://t.co/OJEAmA3QJC
— Millie Weaver (@Millie__Weaver) August 23, 2019
“The Obamas say that Democrats are lying about the effects of climate change and claiming that sea levels will rise, and to prove it they buy an enormous estate right on the water,” Wrote another.
Barack Obama, who says climate change will put the coasts underwater in 12 years, just bought a multi-million dollar home in Martha’s Vineyard right on the ocean. Somehow he doesn’t act like he believes all this climate change junk, huh?
— Warner Todd Huston (@warnerthuston) August 23, 2019
Others on the interwebs mocked the man who once chided Wall Streeters, saying, “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
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
“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,” wrote another.
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
One wag wondered just what the electricity bill would be for a place like that.
For reference, former vice president Al Gore’s 10,000-square-foot estate near Nashville, Tennessee, eats up more than 21 times the energy than of an average U.S. household over the past year.
“A report by the National Center for Public Policy Research — self-described as a nonpartisan, independent conservative think tank — said that according to data obtained from the Nashville Electric Service (NES), a public electric company that powers Mr. Gore’s home and most of Nashville, the 20-room mansion in upscale Belle Meade used 230,889 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity during the past 12 months,” The Washington Times reported in 2017.
But at least the Obamas have a nice place to spend a few weeks in the summer, and that’s all that matters.