You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #22: This is the whole post. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
AnotherGreenWorld Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 10:32 AM
Response to Reply #17
22. This is the whole post.
And you're right that it's not impossible for a rich person to care about, and advocate for, the poor. But the degree to which he genuinely cares is suspect when he lives as luxuriously as he does.

So I made two propositional claims: one, a rich person can care about the poor; two, a rich person can advocate for the poor.

Then I looked at this specific case of John Edwards. My own opinion, having grown up poor, is that if I lived as luxuriously as he does, people would have good reason to question my alleged care for the poor. They might be wrong. But when one lives like that, at the very least it causes suspicion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC