My Father was a Salesman for most of his life. Some would say he was a borderline Con Man. After all, though he did exchange items for money, there was a fair amount of bamboozaling going on. He walked right on top of the ethical line, but he always stayed on the right side of the law.
Did he lie? No. Though the truth did get a workout.
Did he cheat? Depends on your definition of cheat. According to the law, no, he did not cheat.
Did he steal? Definitely not.
I would not have voted for the man to be President of the United States, or to represent me in Congress, but by technicality he was honest and by effort he was hard working. Sadly, those are not things we can say about the President or his Progressive Posse.
Currently, our government contains dozens of very powerful men and women who are the pinnacle of the Progressive class. I would venture to say that they are indeed the best representatives of all that the Progressive movement has to offer.
And every one of them is a Liar, a Cheater, and a Stealer.