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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-10 10:35 PM
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13. SAD! Theda is wrong; but if she were right, she puts politics over what is ethically correct
she's essentially saying: it would not be good politically for feds to take over.....

well, first, she's wrong in that assertion;

but imagine she were right, for the sake of the argument: she's effectively saying: politics trumps ethically/morally correct actions

for make no mistake: the ethical thing to do is to NOT allow BP to fuck up any longer, both with containment and with cleanup

they need to be put into receivership, monitored, etc....the safety of the public and the environment should take precedence over profits

you'd have to understand where Theda is coming from theoretically to appreciate why she's arguing this;
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  -"Skocpol Responds to Reich on what Obama should do" ProSense  Jun-03-10 03:16 PM   #0 
  - Common sense. Rec'd. nt  babylonsister   Jun-03-10 03:17 PM   #1 
  - Not common sense. Political strategy maybe.  Jakes Progress   Jun-03-10 10:54 PM   #16 
  - Reich is an idiot for making such an idiotic suggestion. n/t  Phx_Dem   Jun-03-10 03:20 PM   #2 
  - Reich is good but no one is perfect. and this is one  Cha   Jun-03-10 08:56 PM   #8 
  - Rec'd for sound reasoning. (nt)  Tarheel_Dem   Jun-03-10 03:47 PM   #3 
  - unrec'd for deceidely unsound reasoning  depakid   Jun-03-10 08:59 PM   #10 
  - Agree with Skocpol on this, not Reich.  flpoljunkie   Jun-03-10 03:48 PM   #4 
  - K&U for bad reasoning; why is BP still dumping Corexit? dissing the EPA; lying about the magnitud  amborin   Jun-03-10 05:02 PM   #5 
  - Gotta agree with you.  tledford   Jun-03-10 08:26 PM   #6 
  - U to you for your bad reasoning...  damonm   Jun-03-10 09:05 PM   #11 
  - au contraire; the longer the feds allow BP to screw around w/ both containment & cleanup, it's BAD  amborin   Jun-03-10 10:26 PM   #12 
     - BP's announcement that they'd go right ahead with dividend payouts isn't looking too good  depakid   Jun-03-10 10:35 PM   #14 
        - no, it's not; and they are making a mockery of this admin in so many ways, such as Corexit, for star  amborin   Jun-03-10 10:38 PM   #15 
  - Brilliant  Hawkowl   Jun-04-10 07:53 PM   #21 
  - It's guarnteed that anything that comes out of that motormouth's  Cha   Jun-03-10 08:53 PM   #7 
  - When articles are prefaced like this one it's easy to see what's coming....  depakid   Jun-03-10 08:58 PM   #9 
  - SAD! Theda is wrong; but if she were right, she puts politics over what is ethically correct  amborin   Jun-03-10 10:35 PM   #13 
  - What's a few millions dead birds, and a ruined ecosystem  Jakes Progress   Jun-03-10 10:56 PM   #17 
  - She's absolutely accurate, it's nuts. This makes no sense  ProSense   Jun-03-10 11:02 PM   #18 
     - she'd only be right if political expediency were paramount; even w/ that goal in mind, she's wrong  amborin   Jun-04-10 12:26 AM   #19 
  - Kick  Cha   Jun-04-10 07:47 PM   #20 

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