If there’s one thing that always stays the same, it’s this: politicians are naturally corrupt.
It’s why Draining the Swamp is so hard. It’s not the politicians’ fault, really – you can be honest, true, and completely incorruptible, and you simply won’t survive in DC.
If you want to live there, you have to start making compromises…and more compromises…and pretty soon, you’re living and breathing Swamp.
Of course, there’s always the chance that you entered the Swamp already corrupt. And you can tell who those guys are by the way they behave when they leave.
The Conservative Tribune reports:
The former president campaigned under a banner of “Change,” and set himself up as a champion of struggling people who would take on Wall Street and big business… but now that he’s out of the White House, his tune has quickly changed.
Obama has just raked in at least $1.2 million this month alone, and if he had any shame, the source should make him turn red with embarrassment.
That million-dollar paycheck has come from making expensive speeches to big Wall Street bankers.
— Patriotic Cindy🇺🇸 (@PatrioticCindy) September 18, 2017
Just so we’re clear – there’s no typos in the quote above. Over one million dollars, from making speeches. And to the very people that he had hunted down and destroyed during his eight years as president.
The Tribune, of course, was quick to point out the hypocrisy.
The problem with Barack Obama’s staggering payments is that they come at the cost of being a disingenuous hypocrite.
By taking in $1.2 million in a single month, Obama made over 260 times the average monthly paycheck of everyday Americans. So much for being against “the one percent.”
“I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street,” Obama declared back in 2009.
Obama raking in $400,000 per Wall Street speech.
But wait: I thought big $ and the big banks were bad?https://t.co/dyDCaKotP2
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 18, 2017
If you remember, it was those bold and promising words that got Obama elected. ‘He’s going to go after Wall Street corruption? Let’s vote him in!’
Obama gets $400k 👀 for a single speech on Wall Street! Has this man ever said anything worth even 2¢? Not that we have heard. 😝😱👎👎👎
— 《 ★ KStar102Talk ★ 》 (@KSTAR102TALK) September 18, 2017
But it seems that Obama, like most democratic politicians – well, like every politician before Trump – will say whatever it takes to get elected. And then will turn around and do whatever he wants.
It’s an old pattern, but we’re still getting burned by it.
Source: Conservative Tribune