Yes, politics is a manipulative business. To make it as a successful politician, one would need to be a good liar and a good crook.
I am really good at those thing to be honest. I have decided that if I'm gonna be good at those things, I will do something useful with it. I have promised myself that I will do everything within my power to bring down the system and I plan to do it in the most orderly yet effective way. So I concluded that I will become a part of it and reform it from the inside out.
I'll obviously have to surround myself around people who agree with me, or will at least do what I ask them to. It's a crazy plan xD It gives me some purpose though.
Hopefully Obama will do all that work for me though. If he does, then I'm just gonna become a diplomat or something.