And that's why you're upset so much - you reserve the right to be morally outraged unless everyone conforms perfectly to your platonic ideal of the universe. "It's the principle of the thing" has been said before more needless catastrophes than anything this side of "god is great" and I think you should reflect - for just one fucking moment - on whether or not any politician anywhere has ever done anything that you don't feel scornful about.
You've erected a scenario for yourself whereby obviously Obama is a craven money-grubbing opportunist because now that he's out of office, he's getting speaking fees... probably for something underhanded and dishonest that he did while in office and you didn't even bother to notice that Cantor Fitzgerald's biggest political contributions were to John Fucking Boehner.
Being "equally upset if he took only a single paperclip" doesn't make you principled, it makes you pathologically unreasonable. Who should he take money from? What should he do? Because I want this fucking organization to have every resource they can get and I don't give a shit if they take money from Satan himself. And that probably makes me a cuck or some shit in your eyes but I know one thing - I spend a lot less of my day outraged.