Saturday, August 26, 2006

Wal*Mart and President Bush

Here's a brief quote from the Instapundit (see blogroll at left) that summarizes my feelings exactly:

More on WalMart and its critics, here. I feel about WalMart like I do about Bush -- it's not that I'm crazy about them, it's that their critics just seem crazy, period.



Ellen K said...

I think that the general concensus of the far left wing of the liberal party is that if a company makes profit OR if a situation occurs that is favorable for anyone other than the liberal left-there HAS to be a conspiracy. Who would think profit could occur without crime? Or that people who don't espouse liberal views could win elections?

Anonymous said...

I think Ellen, speaking for the "far left wing" that what when we liberals can be sure that business will do the right thing for society, THEN we can afford not to have government oversight. Until then, unregulated business has abundantly proved it will do anything for the bottom line.

I guess I'm just baffled that, despite all the evidence, conservatives see only atruism in mega-business. That you're willing to let predators like Walmart chew on you and you blame the people who are trying to get them off of you, just amazes me.

How is it that you think we have free market capitalism in the US, when the Walmarts of the world get massive bail-outs and benefits that your local businesses do not?

Darren said...

I don't see an unfettered market, but one that's fairly well-regulated by the government. See, we on the right don't consider Wal*Mart a predator. Just a difference of opinion, I guess, but people vote with their $$. Why you lefties insist on bashing Wal*Mart when they're playing by the rules is beyond me.

Then again, you lefties screamed when Bush won in 2000 by playing by the rules and winning in the Electoral College, too.

Why *do* you lefties despise winners so much, anyway?