Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quid Pro Quo, Mr. Buffett ?

Barack Obama presents Warren Buffett with the Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian award in the United States - back in February, 2010.

(wait - weren't we always at war with billionaires?)

And in a completely unrelated story:

Billionaire U.S. investor Warren Buffett will help raise money for President Barack Obama's re-election effort at a $35,800-a-ticket fundraiser next month in Chicago, an Obama campaign official said on Wednesday.
Buffett will attend the Oct. 27 event at a private home on Chicago's North Shore that is expected to include major donors to Obama's 2008 presidential run. The Democratic president, who is not expected to attend, is running for re-election in 2012.

Can't be seen with billionaires, you know. But you can take their money. How much is a Medal of Honor worth? Warren Buffett has already sold his immortal soul to the president to possess it, but our eternal existence is a mere intangible to men like Barack and The Billionaire. It's time for Warren to show Barry O the money, and it seems as if he is dutifully carrying out his Master's orders.

Not sure which is more disturbing: Obaama's use of the Medal of Freedom as a leash around the neck of what was once one of the world's most powerful men, or to see Buffett take to it so willingly, without even the look of agony in his eyes so common to the man forced to act under duress.

They debase each other, and in a way, debase us all.

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