Now nobody should begrudge these homeowners for their wealth or lifestyles. Most, if not all, have earned the right to live in such spacious and beautiful homes.
The whole thing just seems a little odd considering the fact that the president and his re-election team are trying their best to position him as a “warrior for the middle class." Now we don't know about you, but when we think "middle class" (i.e. our childhoods), we don't remember having eight bathrooms or hurricane-proof wine cellars.
But, again, that’s fine; no one begrudges Don and Katrina Peebles for their $7.49 million home. It’s their right.The president has traveled the country giving speech after speech about how “millionaires and billionaires” don’t pay their fair share and that they don’t play by the rules.
Isn’t that speech just the slightest bit uncomfortable when delivered in, say, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s $15 million home?
Watch Bloomberg's Hans Nichols report on some of the president’s fundraiser’s ultra-swanky homes (via Bloomberg):