The Two Faces of the Presidency

When Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, he repeatedly stated that he was an outsider to politics as usual.  As President he pushed for financial reform and openly criticized the owners and top management of many of America’s financial institutions.

A new release from the Center for Responsive Politics revealed that one-third of bundled donations received thus far have come from Wall Street’s upper echelon.  To date, Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee have raised almost $35M with $11.8M of that being Wall Street’s contribution.

So out of one side of Obama’s mouth, he condemns those that have been responsible for the failure of many banks and other financial institutions and out of the other side of his mouth, he is wooing and kissing up to the same people to get their money.

However, our current President is not the only President to speak out of both sides of his mouth.  Every President dating back to the late 1800’s has been guilty of the same form of deceit.  Republican and Democrat alike have demonstrated that you cannot trust what they say.  It also applies to many of the Senators, Congressmen and Judges that have served over the past century.

The only way to judge the true character of our Presidents and those we vote into any office, is to examine what they do, not what they say.  We’ve all heard the saying that actions speak louder than words.  It’s our duty to watch their actions, not their lips and hold them accountable for those actions.