posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 04:43 AM
reply to post by JaxonRoberts
Here's the thing, powerful people are connected to powerful people. Not all those who have attained a position of influence have done so while
observing the ethical and legal letter of the law. That means that it's easy to mount false equivalency attacks against powerful people.
I've never heard of a prominent politician who didn't have banking ties or real estate ties. And both of those fields are overflowing with corrupt
businessmen engaging in illicit business practices. Running for public office doesn't seem to be a priority for bankers and real estate developers.
Though it's easy to understand why those types wouldn't run for office. Bankers and real estate developers are powerful enough to put other people
into office. No need for the money and the mortar to sacrifice themselves when a brick would do just fine.
The Clinton's were involved in banking and
real estate scandals. Plus a sex scandal. They used up all of their allowances. Dick Cheney has
his ties to Halliburton which has haunted the present White House every now and then. George W. Bush is in with the oil cartels. His father, George
H. W. Bush, was in with the drug cartels. And his father, Prescott Bush, was in with the Nazis. Barack Obama focused on community building, low
income housing, and education, and he couldn't avoid making connections to a former 60's radical or a corrupt real estate developer.
All in the previous list have banking ties.
How many politicians are associated with lobbyists? Or should I ask, how many lobbyists are associated with politicians?
How many politicians in Washington over the past 20 years have not
been connected to Jack
at some point? John McCain wishes to heaven that he were free of that association.
Anyway, every politician creates a distortion field. They have to. Even if they are one of the good guys.