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  •  Important safety tip re vulture capitalism meme (6+ / 0-)

    The vulture capital firm associated with Hostess--Ripplewood Holdings--is run by a guy with ties to the Democratic Party. Granted, VC firms may be essentially created equal, but be aware of potential blowback. Dick Gephardt (Gephardt Group) is also involved,

    •  F Dick Gephardt (8+ / 0-)

      When Ripplewood came on board in 2005, Gephardt was presented by the company as some sort of independent negotiator to help us Union Democrats see the light. Turns out he actually worked for them. Many of us, including myself, thought he would at least help us get a fair deal. All he really wanted was for us to take the deal.

      •  Didn't like him much when they put him up (4+ / 0-)

        to be a presidential nominee.    I felt something was not quite right about him.  

        There is a dark and opportunistic streak in the Democratic Party that is definitely susceptible to lobbyists and corporate pressure.   I worry that those same people undercut and sabotage the work of people like Obama and the new lady Senator from Massachusettes.

        I wonder about Joe Biden, too.  After all, most of the corporations in America actually incorporate under the laws of the state of Delaware for a reason.  

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