I guess I'm one of the shameless defenders of our illustrious President. You see, the game of politics is simply a means to an end for us. We really don't care whose wheels are greased in the short run as long as we can make sure that government grows and takes care of the poor by punishing the rich in the long run. The era when a few wealthy white men can hoard most of the wealth is over. Obama's government will make sure everyone lives in the same level playing field. If a few wealthy supporters and political leaders can skim a little off the top, what's it to you?