Sorry. Bill is not being ironic. Bill is an useful idiot. He is spewing pablum in the name of being a bit moderate while hoping to sound charitable to the President. Giving him the benefit of the doubt as he did with the Reverend Wright in the first go round of 2008. Bill is serving koolaid and you seem to have drunk from the biggest cup on the table. Case in point: "...the excesses of capitalism." That's Bill's mask slipping. Disapproving of what any man does with what is his is a glaring example of his judgmental covetousness. To even suggest that someone should or should not do a certain thing with what he has is not a public matter. It is preaching covetousness. That leads to envy, jealousy, anger, hatred, theft and murder.