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Why would a businessman make a good President?


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Initial post: May 23, 2012 4:21:08 PM PDT
lowbo says:
Coolidge, Hoover, W?

Not much historically to support this idea...

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:26:57 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
considering a businessman works for the stock holders to make profits. electing one sounds like giving the one percent free range to create a banana republic in the u.s.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:29:18 PM PDT
been there, down that
remember Nixon, and his spawn such as Cheney?

Posted on May 23, 2012 4:30:09 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:31:47 PM PDT
to restore what the bidness man divides

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:32:26 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
c. Scanlon:

Nixon wasn't a businessman, he was a lawyer.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:32:37 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
a community organizer understands the whole spectrum of u.s. citizens. businessman are for profit and the few, community organizer are for the whole of society to be successful. big difference, not to mention being a community organizer has attributes of a businessman but the end result is much different.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:33:32 PM PDT
one representing business

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:33:53 PM PDT
Kilgore
o.m.g.

I'M A FAN!

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:34:43 PM PDT
SK says:
Good point, Low.

I'll bump your topic with this -- has some clips of Fox on gay marriage issue.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-may-10-2012-robert-caro

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:41:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 4:41:55 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
Kilgore:

It's true that the purpose of business is to provide a product or service for a profit. A side effect of this is jobs for many, not to mention the goods or services we cannot provide for ourselves.

The purpose of business is not to "adopt" employees and take care of them for life. This seems to be the function of community organizers.

I don't see much of a correlation between the two.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:43:33 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
it comes down to a mindset. i rather have a individual who believes in social justice rather then a individual who believes in a elite overlord system. it is rather basic and to the point.

Posted on May 23, 2012 4:44:35 PM PDT
lowbo says:
Today's businessman cares about profits, stock price, stockholders, quarterly reports...

Employees, customers, community... not so much

Posted on May 23, 2012 4:47:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 6:32:42 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
Hey, Romney used to work for Bain Capitol. He could have us all outsourced in a matter of months.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:47:53 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
Kilgore:

All businessmen aren't selfish, egotistical jerks. Many volunteer time and supplies and money for various charitable concerns.

When our medical community sponsors free clinics, (volunteering our time), we get donations from medical supply companies and local business people who are invested in their communities socially as well as professionally.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:48:34 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
lowbow:

You apparently haven't worked with many business people.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:50:48 PM PDT
lowbo says:
Good point.

Do you know any businessmen who could afford to mount a Presidential campaign (aside from some CEOs)?

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 4:57:28 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
lowbow:

Only if you count ranchers as businessmen, which they technically are. But I can tell you from many years of personal experience in this location, the business people are amazing. They are always there to support the community.

And when I worked for a hospital in L.A. I came into contact with some people whose names are on some of the best known boulevards, drives and avenues in southern CA - and to support the building of a new hospital, they gave their time and money, being very generous with both.

Yes, sometimes they are jerks, but the same can be said for any other segment of the population.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 5:01:23 PM PDT
DCSports says:
Really?? Where do you get that theory? Certainly not from our current President, one of the most divisive ever.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 5:03:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 5:04:42 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
if anything, trying to work with the republicans was a lost cause. you can put that on the table of the republicans, the part of no. let's not reverse what actually happened in the past four years.. but spite of that all. president obama will still go down in history of saving the u.s. economy from falling off the cliff and taking the world with it.. no to mention the progress he made with civil rights of the lgbt community and women's rights.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 5:04:33 PM PDT
DCSports says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 5:05:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 5:05:55 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
businessmen is what got us in this mess and it was a community leader who led us out of it..

Posted on May 23, 2012 5:10:35 PM PDT
Mende Mui says:
Ya, a very divisive president; let the Republicans behave like 10 year olds and then expect progress.... Some people decided to play stupid the first hour Obama became president. People crying about socialism, birth certificates etc. were all part of the stupid crowd.

The division in America wasn't Obama's fault... that's just a propaganda wing-nuts use to excuse their own behavior towards Obama.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 5:16:23 PM PDT
Kilgore says:
not to mention the republicans gained control of congress but decided to play in the social conservative mud pit and act like pigs towards women and the lgbt community with nonsense bill proposals.. all the while, promising a actual jobs bill.

Posted on May 23, 2012 5:17:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 5:19:19 PM PDT
Mende Mui says:
Didn't one politician in the South loose an election because he was accused of working with the Democrats recently? Division would mean refusing to work with other people because they have a different view. Obama has done his best to work with the dead weight.

There are no longer rooms for moderate Republicans; what kind of a party pride themselves by being incompetent and stubborn?
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