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The Revolving Door Of Government

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by 108, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. 108

    108 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Obamaland version

    Nothing illegal about it, but pretty slimey in my opinion

    Former Obama Officials Are Riding Out The Trump Years By Cashing In | HuffPost

    The last 18 months have been difficult for former members of the Obama administration. They’ve been replaced by a regime, which, in the words of former Domestic Policy Council director Melody Barnes, “shows virtually no respect for constitutional principles, or often, basic human decency.” And now they can do little more than complain about their successors’ parade of outrages.

    “Our democracy is under attack,” warned former Attorney General Eric Holder. Former Assistant AG Lanny Breuer called the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, “contrary to the core values of this nation.” Conscientious public servants “cannot stay silent,” wrote former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who also said President Donald Trump’s separation of migrant children from their asylum-seeking parents is “immoral and un-American.” Former White House spokesman Jay Carney worried about “the country’s credibility” under Trump. “Donald Trump is sort of to politics what Bernie Madoff was to investment,” according to ex-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. His birth control policy, said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, is “unconscionable.”

    And yet for all the damage the Trump administration is doing to American democracy, several prominent Obama alums seem to have quietly made their peace with a subtler attack on the legitimacy of U.S. institutions. Today, many are lending the prestige of their White House resumes to scandal-fraught organizations in return for large sums of money. Some are even doing business with the Trump administration.
    • Funny Funny x 1
  2. homer

    homer GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 2, 2015
    Nothing changes but the faces.

    Talk is cheap
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  3. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Did you really have to post Holder in this? I though you were trying to make a good point for the Dems. Fast & Furious, clown-boy, has ZERO room to talk.
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  4. Claygator

    Claygator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2007
    That's why they go into politics, to enrich themselves with sweetheart deals like this.

    None of them leave poorer than when they went it.