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Blue State Blues Donating Member (575 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 01:01 PM
Response to Reply #31
35. I don't intend this as an attack on Obama
and I hope it doesn't read that way.

I see the wisdom of building bridges in a a deeply divided society. And the "bad people" statement came after a litany of abuses and before another section of strong talk.

For all I know, he meant it ironically.

But I also see the wisdom of honestly addressing the nature and the motivation of the parties who have been invited to the negotiating table.
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  -Bad People Blue State Blues  Sep-12-09 10:18 AM   #0 
  - It is a national warped ethic that the game is all that matters. n/t  Bonhomme Richard   Sep-12-09 10:27 AM   #1 
  - I think you got that absolutely right  Nikki Stone1   Sep-13-09 11:23 AM   #32 
  - Yes, they are bad people. There is right and there is wrong, even when profit is in play.  imdjh   Sep-12-09 10:28 AM   #2 
  - They're the Death Panels.  TwilightGardener   Sep-12-09 10:29 AM   #3 
  - These people are evil, plain and simple. Sociopaths.  Odin2005   Sep-12-09 10:38 AM   #4 
  - They are bad people. The people who say they are not bad people are bad people  glitch   Sep-12-09 10:43 AM   #5 
  - Look up "Milgram experiment"  MH1   Sep-12-09 10:45 AM   #6 
  - OR,  bvar22   Sep-12-09 12:49 PM   #13 
  - Well-reasoned, well-made case. No argument here. nt  quiet.american   Sep-12-09 10:55 AM   #7 
  - It's the same horseshit ethic that lead to the ineviteable shuttle explosion.  Gman2   Sep-12-09 10:56 AM   #8 
  - another example of how Corp's are not "people." b/c if they were, they'd be charged with murder...  nashville_brook   Sep-12-09 11:00 AM   #9 
  - I see your point  Blue State Blues   Sep-12-09 12:13 PM   #11 
     - ah! agree 1000%  nashville_brook   Sep-12-09 02:40 PM   #16 
        - thanks for the feedback  Blue State Blues   Sep-12-09 03:29 PM   #17 
  - Geez, what would happen IF....????  ThatsMyBarack   Sep-12-09 11:02 AM   #10 
  - THIS should top the greatest page.  hootinholler   Sep-12-09 12:47 PM   #12 
  - I agree they are bad people. Here is another take - something  JimWis   Sep-12-09 12:57 PM   #14 
  - thanks, I'll look for that quote  Blue State Blues   Sep-12-09 01:39 PM   #15 
  - They are not bad people, they are criminals involved in criminal fraud  grantcart   Sep-12-09 03:31 PM   #18 
  - one may smile, and smile ...  Blue State Blues   Sep-12-09 04:18 PM   #20 
  - I wouldn't say that  treestar   Sep-12-09 03:31 PM   #19 
  - But what other business routinely defrauds its customers?  Blue State Blues   Sep-13-09 08:44 AM   #25 
     - What other business...? EVERY other business.  Jackpine Radical   Sep-13-09 09:48 AM   #26 
        - Not if Adam smith could have stopped them! He warned against the  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-13-09 01:37 PM   #37 
           - Yup.  Jackpine Radical   Sep-13-09 02:21 PM   #39 
              - That's a good one!  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-13-09 02:48 PM   #41 
  - well, we have to remember that the most important thing is to not run these people out of business  MisterP   Sep-12-09 04:33 PM   #21 
  - The US has lost it's Moral Compass. We USED to be able to spot EVIL.  bobbolink   Sep-12-09 04:35 PM   #22 
  - profit >> people: a belief held **ONLY** by bad people.  eppur_se_muova   Sep-13-09 07:16 AM   #23 
  - I agree, Horrible people.  Solly Mack   Sep-13-09 07:19 AM   #24 
  - The writer is using the imprecise medium of language to convey a non-obvious point:  kenny blankenship   Sep-13-09 10:21 AM   #27 
  - Selection of the Evil-They are bad or they wouldn't have the job  Progressive dog   Sep-13-09 10:40 AM   #28 
  - that's what the study "Snakes in Suits" argues, that corporate culture  MisterP   Sep-13-09 03:29 PM   #44 
  - ok, I see your point  Blue State Blues   Sep-13-09 12:54 PM   #34 
  - First-rate post. Though the evil of holding a top job in such corporations  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-13-09 01:41 PM   #38 
  - First-rate post. Though the evil of holding a top job in such corporations  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-13-09 02:47 PM   #40 
  - Not essential psychopaths, but adaptive psychopaths, in a society  Joe Chi Minh   Sep-13-09 11:07 AM   #29 
  - Obama has no moral compass  Hawkowl   Sep-13-09 11:10 AM   #30 
  - Obama is using mediation language which is meant to create bridges  lunatica   Sep-13-09 11:20 AM   #31 
  - I don't intend this as an attack on Obama  Blue State Blues   Sep-13-09 01:01 PM   #35 
  - Yes - they are criminals. Just like wall street CEOs  scentopine   Sep-13-09 11:40 AM   #33 
  - Indeed. I have to agree. They ARE bad people.  Raineyb   Sep-13-09 01:23 PM   #36 
  - Agreed, Obama and others not calling them bad is some kind of RW game.  Mithreal   Sep-13-09 02:58 PM   #42 
  - they're greedy people looking to make a buck off someone else's misfortune.  nightrain   Sep-13-09 03:27 PM   #43 
  - If our side had crazies they would hunt these folks just like  Mithreal   Sep-13-09 05:48 PM   #45 
  - They have confused profit with virtue. If it makes money, it must be good.  tclambert   Sep-14-09 08:55 AM   #46 

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