Conservatives and Progressives View the Swamp Differently

JoAnn Chateau

Donald Trump’s recent Cabinet selection has earned the scorn of Liberals. They claim he has broken his promise to “drain the swamp,” and they naively expect Trump supporters to join them in their outrage.

I have news for you. Trump supporters are quite pleased with his Cabinet selection.

Political corruption means different things to different people. If we hope to have a sensible discussion on the topic, let’s understand what the other side means by “corruption.”

A Small Swamp Is a Clear Swamp

Stocking the President’s Cabinet with billionaire Wall Street executives is motivated, of course, by the urge to continue redistributing wealth to the top. While that may seem corrupt to Progressives, it corresponds exactly with the avowed Republican platform — which promotes small government and the privatization of government agencies for profit.

Conservatives view it as right and proper that money should float to the top — like “cream.”…

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