The elected class is as dishonest as the day is long. Its sole desire is to gain and hold its parasitic existence and sit at the seats of power. Until you realize this, you will never break the bonds of conventional wisdom and understand what’s going on behind the scenes.
To the average person, the political class can be a conundrum. How, most people will ask, can a politician say during election time he is for or against a particular thing or policy in an effort to gain favorability among the electorate and then, once he’s elected, do an about-face and say or do the exact opposite? The answer is very simple. Politicians — with few exceptions — owe their existence to the moneyed elites. You cannot try to rationalize their actions with logical or moral behavioral standards. Those rules do not apply to them.
Members of the political class are often treated as if they have achieved some special standing based on the positions they hold. But remember, they hold their elected positions solely because they are good at closing a sale, have a charming smile and can turn a phrase. They are most often gregarious and outgoing and charming. They do not necessarily have greater than average intelligence (see Joe Biden), but they are good liars because they are emotionally shallow, have an inflated sense of self-worth, are egotistical and lack empathy. In short, most of them are psychopaths lacking any morality whatsoever.
The elites bankroll their campaigns and promise them lucrative seats on boards of major corporations once they have used up their political capital. In return, the elected class must sell their souls to the moneyed elites and promise to do their bidding when it’s time to pass new laws or begin new programs. They happily do this because power and prestige are their primary motivators.
The elected class lose their political capital only when they grow old and senile or transgress the bounds of normal decorum (i.e, get caught in a sexual, financial or political scandal) so egregiously that they become toxic or when the electorate becomes so agitated by their continued lies and turnabouts that they come out en masse to vote against them. Oftentimes, even this is overcome through voter fraud and manipulation; but occasionally the bums are thrown out on their collective ears. They then move on to their job-in-waiting and receive six- and seven-figure salaries to continue hobnobbing with their old buddies and to pass around more political graft in exchange for legislation that benefits the companies they represent.
The immigration reform movement is case in point. Notice there is a bipartisan movement to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. You might ask yourself why this is. Why would a gang of eight Senators — and “gang” is the operative word — with supposedly disparate political philosophies band together to craft a bill that will destroy America and then go on record as trying to get their 92 cohorts to pass it? Why would they also try to sell it to the American people as being beneficial to the country when common sense tells you that is not so?