They are greedily grabbing every dime because that all they can come up with to do. The president and all his Santa’s little helpers really want to believe that they are in charge of events and have the wherewithal to lead us into a good outcome. They don’t. The ever worsening mishmash of problems that we Earth people are being confronted with, are being emersed by, don’t lend themselves to solutions.
The president sincerely believes in himself and is certain that if he just keeps on keepin’ on, Tweeting his Twitters madly, things will start going his way. He seems to think that they are already doing so. The continuing spate of rats deserting his sinking ship do not cause him to doubt himself – he don’t do doubt – and his worshipful believers won’t lose faith because then they would have to be confronted with he utter emptiness of their hopes for a viable human future.
The opposition, loyal or otherwise, doesn’t have much to offer in the way of effective viable countermeasures other than believing that if he were removed from The Oval things would improve. Things have gone too far for that to happen.
He is a juggler who has dropped all his balls and seems to believe that if he just keeps his hands moving that they will all come back into his illusion of control.