SOME OF MY FAVORITE POLITICAL QUOTES ON GREED AND CORRUPTION…

Posted on March 3, 2009. Filed under: Humor..., Political Humor..., Politics... | Tags: , |

 
Obama’s administration seems to have spawned massive greed and corruption at an alarming rate.  In keeping with this theme, I’ve put together a compilation of some of my favorite political quotes on greed and corruption.  They all seem to ring true in today’s politics.  The last quote is from yours truly…
 
QueenBee
 
 

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.  ~Oscar Levant

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.  ~Charles de Gaulle
 
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.  ~Richard ArmourPoliticians are like diapers.  They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.  ~Author Unknown

 
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.  ~Clarence DarrowGeorge Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles.  ~Author Unknown

Truth is not determined by majority vote.  ~Doug Gwyn

 
The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.  ~Maureen Murphy
 
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.  ~Doug Larson
 
There are always too many Democratic congressmen, too many Republican congressmen, and never enough U.S. congressmen.  ~Author UnknownPolitics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.  ~Oscar Ameringer

 
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.  ~Author Unknown
 

Politicians say they’re beefing up our economy.  Most don’t know beef from pork.  ~Harold Lowman

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.  ~Henry Cate, VII

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.  ~Winston Churchill

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~Ronald Reagan

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.  The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary,1911

Politics, n:  [Poly “many” + tics “blood-sucking parasites”]  ~Larry Hardiman

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.  ~Emma Goldman

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.  ~Will Rogers

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?  ~Author Unknown

We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in.  ~Will Rogers

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  ~Aesop

Politics – I don’t know why, but they seem to have a tendency to separate us, to keep us from one another, while nature is always and ever making efforts to bring us together.  ~Sean O’Casey

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.  ~Thomas Jefferson

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected.  The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.  ~George E. MacDonald

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.  ~George Jean Nathan

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.  ~Robert Byrne

Here’s an original quote from yours truly…

“An honest man can never be bought.  That’s why there are so few in politics.”  QueenBee

 
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4 Responses to “SOME OF MY FAVORITE POLITICAL QUOTES ON GREED AND CORRUPTION…”

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You said- Obama’s administration seems to have spawned massive greed and corruption at an alarming rate.
I wonder if you realize now how ridiculous and incorrect that statement was.
Let me remind you that president Reagan had the most corrupt administration in US history with multiple scandals resulting in the investigation, indictment, or conviction of over 138 administration officials, the largest number for any U.S. president. Then there was Nixon… oh god. And now we have trump who lies about an audit and refuses to ever turn over tax returns (nor has he turned over COMPLETE lists of assets with accurate numbers nor a complete list of debt. His story on whether he has met or knows Putin has changed again and again (once he said “I don’t know who [Putin] is” to “I met him once very briefly, but apparently he said that I’m a genius” (LOL). He says there’s no Russia connection, yet there is an amazing number of people in his administration that do have connections to Russia and Putin- he has staff and cabinet members who have met with Russian officials but failed to mention it on their security clearance forms and even lied to Congress about it. There’s the issue of lying about the separation between himself and his company, there is the fact that his company is making money off of his office and even FROM the US government. There’s the lie that Ivanka would just be his daughter, to her loitering about the WH all the time until they finally had the balls to say she was officially working there, plus the nepotism with having Jared work there. And, the lie trump told because he read it in Breitbart who heard it on a right-wing radio show that President Obama wiretapped donald trump. The constant lies, daily from Kellyanne conway, Spicer and trump himself. His insane twitter rants and accusations…. the list is endless. Did he or anyone in his cabinet make money off of the Affordable Care Act? Unlike trump who has stock in the company that makes Tomohawk missiles, did Pres.Obama or anyone in his admin make money off of the any military actions taken whatsoever? Did anyone personally benefit from the Obama administration? Oh, before you say Hillary Clinton, you should know that any and all international donations to the Clinton Foundation went solely to the foundation. None of the Clintons receive(d) paychecks from the foundation and the foundation is audited every single year. They accepted international donations because their charity was international, bringing clean drinking water to millions and otherwise unobtainable life-saving medications.
So, we have Nixon, Reagan and now Trump- corrupt and ALL Republican.

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Ya know what, SWS? I’m going to give you a short, sweet and to-the-point answer…
You asked, “did Pres.Obama or anyone in his admin make money off of the any military actions taken whatsoever?”
My answer: The only ones who truly and consistently benefitted from Obama’s reign of terror for eight years were the terrorists and their supporters…

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I am looking for:if you want to grow some dope. Plant a politican!

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It appears that things haven\’t changed over the years. Politicians are still easy targets.

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