Some folks mad about the Obamas’ new mansion on Martha’s Vineyard

Barack and Michelle Obama (Photo; Instagram – @michelleobama)

Former President Barack and Michelle Obama are living their best lives during their post-White House years, and some folks have a problem with it.

In addition to reported mansions in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, the Obamas have added to their illustrious real estate portfolio by purchasing a $12 million mega-mansion off the coast of Massachusetts.

Called the playground of the rich and famous, the Obamas have scooped up a spectacular home on Martha’s Vineyard. According to the Vineyard Gazette, the 6,892 square-foot home rests on 29.3 secluded acres facing the Edgartown Great Pond. The grandiose home includes seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, stone fireplaces, a two-car garage, a detached barn and a pool.

You can almost set your watch to the critics rising up like weeds when the Obamas win. Fox News and social media had something to say about the Obamas’ latest acquisition.

Another Twitter user said: “Obama sitting pretty in Marthas vineyard whilst Americans lost their homes due to his astounding incompetence. Bailed out wall street instead of the American people. d— bag.”

Among the plethora of critics were, of course, the Obamas’ defenders who laud the former first couple for enjoying the spoils of their hard work. After all, both the Obamas are two-time Ivy League graduates and command about a half-million in appearance fees apiece. Also, Michelle Obama just penned one of the most successful memoirs in the history of American publishing.

 

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks





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