Corruption Politics

I have never been so naive that I believed that all of our politicians were in it for “service to our country”. They are there for two things…money and power. And the quicker that We The People understand that, then the quicker we will get it that politics is corrupt. But it’s getting to the point where it seems everyone in Washington these days is corrupt in one way or another. I still think it’s gone too far.

This year, you’ve got the two front runners for next year’s presidential election, and both of them could be wearing orange jumpsuits by the time November, 2024 rolls around. They won’t, but they should be.

Joe Biden has to be one of the most corrupt politicians that we’ve seen in a very long time. I’m not so sure he’s the worst. There was a time when entire administrations were so corrupt that it’s a wonder the union survived. We still have that mentality in Washington today. But if you look back at who have been the most corrupt presidents in our history, can you argue with these choices? (and this is according to

  1. Richard Nixon. This goes without saying. I don’t know if he was the MOST corrupt, but his coverup of Watergate was monumental. Certainly impeachment was warranted had he not seen the handwriting on the wall.
  2. Warren G. Harding. The Teapot Dome Scandal was one of the earliest that I learned about in middle school. And the guy only lasted a couple of years until he died in office.
  3. Donald Trump. I’m not really sure why he was corrupt other than to say that as a Manhattan Real Estate Developer, aren’t they ALL corrupt? That’s the way you do business in NYC!
  4. Andrew Johnson. Until Bill Clinton came along, he was the only president to be impeached. Missed getting convicted by one vote.
  5. John Tyler. Tyler’s entire administration was corrupt. Filled with nepotism and cronyism, he was never viewed as one of the good presidents by any reasonable historian.
  6. Barack Obama. Let’s put this into figures we can all understand. In 2009 when he went into office, Barack Obama had a net worth of $250,000. When he left office eight years later, he was worth over $1 billion. You tell me how you legally can do that on a salary of $400,000 a year!
  7. George W. Bush. About the only two things I can think of when it came to corruption was a) he went after Saddam Hussein because of the death threat against his father, and attacking Iraq because of the Weapons of Mass Destruction narrative, which turned out to be false. I guess I can also blame the banking bailout disaster of 2008 on him as well.
  8. Lyndon Johnson. He never met a dirty deal that he didn’t love. This guy had been such a wheeler-dealer from the time he was in the Senate. One of the dirtiest players of all time in DC!
  9. Bill Clinton. He lied. He did have sexual relations with that woman…Ms. Lewinski. And several others. And he amassed a fortune for himself while doing so. I won’t even get into the trail of bodies that are strewn from Little Rock to the nation’s capital.
  10. Joe Biden. In fairness, has him listed 11th. I moved him to 10th, and actually as we continue to learn of his dirty dealings, he probably needs to get placed much higher on this list.

There are the top ten. I find it amazing that the two top candidates for the 2024 presidential election next year are both on this list. What does that say about our country? What does that say about our morality? And the fact that Biden is sitting at a 38% approval rating, and is going to be under investigation for taking millions from Ukraine and China? How can this guy even begin to think of running for reelection? Just because you put a “nice Uncle Joe” smile on your face, doesn’t mean you’re clean by any stretch of the imagination. Of course, it all has to be proven, and in time, I hope it will be. But from what I’ve seen so far, and of course, the fact that he’s one of the weaker presidents we’ve ever had, second term are two words I would never put together with Joe Biden. Maybe that’s why he’s not announced yet?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!


15 thoughts on “Corruption Politics

  1. Once again from one of my favorite Founding Documents that includes one of my favorite quotes…

    Madison even titled Federalist 51 as “The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments” and the famous quote found in that paper is, ” If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

    Why are there no longer politicians that possess such wisdom, understanding and dedication to the cause of obliging control to itself? I guess they prefer to govern under the rule that, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” because we find ourselves to be in that exact situation!

    Our two systems of justice have surely demonstrated that “ultimate power” is the ultimate goal they are seeking.

    Simply too many bad and powerful people in high places within our government and that trend has unfortunately trickled down to the States and local governments.

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    1. You raise some very interesting points. First of all, why don’t we have any “statesmen” like our Founding Fathers? Pretty much thank the NEA for that one. Over the last 50 years, we’ve dumbed down a couple generations of students. Add to that the breakup of family in this country, and the destroying of religion as the foundational pillar of society, and pretty soon all hell breaks loose. Is government too powerful? Not sure, but they ARE too powerful with the wrong types of power. That can’t be argued!

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  2. Today, a Watergate coverup would not even be challenged. With how they conduct business/campaign/frame the other party it would slide. How is Adam Schift not as corrupt as Nixon? He is. And Hillary? Destroying evidence that was subpoenaed? And her and Bill’s dead body list (which is real)? There wasn’t really a lot of what Nixon was accused of except covering-up Watergate. Today, member sabotage their own parties. Look at Little Debbie!

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    1. Personally, I think knowing all that he’s been involved in, and that the others on that list only had one or two scandals, other than Obama who had 54, I think he’s already either first or second on that list!


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