List of 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in Washington Includes 4 Obama Cabinet Members

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


You have to admit that Obama Inc. is nothing if not ambitious. Some administrations would be satisfied with having only one member of its cabinet show up on the list of the ten most corrupt politicians in government. But Obama Inc doesn’t give up until it scores four of the spots. Or five.

Judicial Watch’s list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for the year includes politicians from both parties, but it includes four cabinet members;

Attorney General Eric “We need to have a serious conversation about all the guns we’re shipping to druglords” Holder, Hillary “Benghazigate” Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen “What’s the Law” Sebelius and Secretary of Energy Steven “The final decisions on Solyndra were mine” Chu.

Attorney General Eric Holder

Fast and Furious was a reckless DOJ/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “gun-running” scheme in which guns were sold to Mexican drug cartels and others, apparently in the hope that the guns would end up at crime scenes. Well, they did – and it appears that the guns were involved in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens, as well as the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican criminals in December 2010.

Holder became the first attorney general in history to be cited for criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to divulge documents about DOJ lies to Congress about Fast and Furious.

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu:

“The final decisions on Solyndra were mine,” said Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight Committee on November 17, 2011. And this should be his political epitaph. Chu’s decision to pour $528 million tax dollars into a failing green energy boondoggle that went belly-up in 2011 is indefensible and corrupt, especially in light of the fact that Solyndra’s key investor (Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser) also happens to be a major Obama campaign donor.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN Ambassador Susan Rice lied about the events surrounding the Benghazi massacre. Hillary Clinton, the only First Lady to have been the subject of a grand jury investigation, is a regular visitor to our Most Corrupt list, while this is a first-time appearance for Ms. Rice.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

On September 12, 2012, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius became the first member of the President’s cabinet in U.S. history to have been found guilty of violating the Hatch Act when she campaigned for the reelection of Barack Obama in her official capacity of Secretary of HHS.

And there’s a surprise appearance from a fifth fellow who spends a lot of time on TV

Barack Obama:

Were there a “Hall of Fame” for broken promises, here is one that would get in on the first ballot: “Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency” (President Barack Obama, January 21, 2009). Instead of transparency and the rule of law over the past four years, we have witnessed the greatest expansion of government in modern political history and, consequently, an explosion of government secrecy, scandals, and abuses of power.

  • http://whatdirectdemocracymightbe.wordpress.com/ Daryl Davis

    A healthier system of government would include the power of the voters to effect the replacement of any elected or appointed official with a simple majority vote for a qualified alternative.
    http://whatdirectdemocracymightbe.wordpress.com/c

    • Paul Glover

      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/endorse

      Endorse the Honest Politician law
      Politicians are corrupted by investments.

      This law prevents such conflict:

      Whereas public policy should be made for public benefit rather than personal enrichment, and

      Whereas questions of war, criminal justice, health and the environment particularly affect the nation's destiny,

      Therefore be it enacted that:

      No candidate for federal elective office, nor any federal legislator, nor federal judge, nor the spouse of any of these shall hold stock or executive position within any of the following industries: tobacco, pharmaceuticals, medical insurance, oil, military weapons or prison construction.

      Any of the above persons currently holding office shall divest of such stocks within 120 days or forfeit office. They shall be replaced by special election or appointment as provided by law.
      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/endorse

      • http://whatdirectdemocracymightbe.wordpress.com/ Daryl Davis

        Politicians are corruptible in many ways short of the obvious company shares and seats on boards. Your petition is a start. But we would be further empowered if we were able to rid ourselves of corrupt politicians individually, quickly and easily — those as well as the incompetent ones.

        Many politicians advance favors to the private sector in anticipation of payback: board memberships, stocks and high salary consulting jobs. Your law doesn't address this either.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    . RE: "List of 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in Washington Includes 4 Obama Cabinet Members…"
    .
    ~ ONLY FORE?…….ah, .make that four.

    Fish rot from the head.

  • Snow White

    Corruption cannot exist unless someone has control of the allocation of goods and services. The more handouts and benefits, the greater chance of corruption. Add this to the fact that the Government now has more executive level jobs than there is a percentage of any population with enough intelligence to fill them and you get massive corruption on a scale that we have today. There are now so many dollars flowing out of Washington DC that they are like drops of water over a water fall. there is not way anyone can keep track of all of them. Our government today is teeteriNg on the edgle of total bankruptcy.tHIS, . Along with the deliberate transfer of our manufacturing base to China, I believe this is a planned strategy to prove that Communuism is superior to Capitalism. The only thing is…The USA has been carrying the whole world on it's back since WWII, and when they brought down the USA, everyone else's economies came down with it.

  • Mary Sue

    Of course Obama picked corrupt people. The Chicago Machine from whence he was Politically Spawned (plus all his marxist buddies from before that time) are intrinsically corrupt!

  • JacksonPearson

    Grief, a whole prison population could be filled with the Obama administration.
    Add all RAT congressmen/women.

    • Mary Sue

      I'm pretty sure that was even the case in Clinton's day.

      • JacksonPearson

        Bill and Hillary Clinton have a long laundry list of corruptness. Some that have had critical info on them, have literally disappeared. A long read on them can be found here: http://www.alamo-girl.com/

  • RUI

    I remember when people talked about impeaching Clinton over his sexcapades, but what about 0bama? Has that word been removed from the dictionary?

    • Mary Sue

      Back during clinton it was "all about sex" but he gave money to the red chinese and nothing ever came of it. So it stands to reason nothing will happen to Obama either. sad but probably true.

  • mssc54

    These are only the ones we know about.

  • Thomas Wells

    The 'Foul Four' are so bad that they make the rest of the crooks look good.

  • Anamah

    Their entire place is full of ostensible bad people.

  • Herb Benty

    A Canuck observing from up north sees this…. I watched Nixon impeached for a paltry B@E at a hotel, and there goes O' Lenin( Hussein) ruining America, Imposing Marxism on a free people, scheming to remove the peoples last protection( guns), welcoming millions of illegal 5th columnists through your south, etc.,etc. Any one of these should have him dragged from the prestigous office he now belittles. Why is America allowing this tragedy?????

  • Go Bush

    Agreed, its all Obama's fault. I call upon all righteous Amerikkkans to do everything they can to stop these terribly corupt politicians. Thank you. Now watch this drive…

    "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

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