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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    So you think the CEO's should have been treated like the kings they think they are? Did Jimmy Carter do this, or is that just your stock insult for The Messiah?
    If I invite someone to lunch, I pick up the tab. That's how manners work, even in the White House. Those CEOs were several orders of magnitude better than kings--they were guests.

    The Jimmy Carter reference comes from the smallness of it--that sort of ineffectual bean counting strikes me as reminiscent of Carter's cardigans and other half measures to "conserve" during the energy crisis of the late 70s.

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    Shouldn't this thread be in the other BN forum? I don't think something from POLITICO is mainstream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    If I invite someone to lunch, I pick up the tab. That's how manners work, even in the White House. Those CEOs were several orders of magnitude better than kings--they were guests.

    The Jimmy Carter reference comes from the smallness of it--that sort of ineffectual bean counting strikes me as reminiscent of Carter's cardigans and other half measures to "conserve" during the energy crisis of the late 70s.
    I suspect that Obama knew all this, and weighed the decision against the blowback he knew would come (yes, from you included) about "kissing the feet" of corporate CEO's. You see, there is nothing the White House can do that is not immune to ridicule from the right, it's just a matter of choosing the Path of Least Exposure.

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    Heaven help us if he invites any rich foreign leaders over. Sh*t, *I* will send them a check for their damn lunch.
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I suspect that Obama knew all this, and weighed the decision against the blowback he knew would come (yes, from you included) about "kissing the feet" of corporate CEO's. You see, there is nothing the White House can do that is not immune to ridicule from the right, it's just a matter of choosing the Path of Least Exposure.
    What part of treating guests with respect eludes you? Why does the lunatic left insist on making a virtue out of boorishness?

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    What part of treating guests with respect eludes you? Why does the lunatic left insist on making a virtue out of boorishness?
    Because the lunatic right suspects a conspiracy every time a corporate leader enters the White House. You know it's true.

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    People wonder why others appear "petty" with Mrs Obama's $540 sneakers. When you see stuff like this, it's not hard to see where the eyerolls were coming from.
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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Because the lunatic right suspects a conspiracy every time a corporate leader enters the White House. You know it's true.
    Hogwash....that conspiracy nonsense is also a staple of the lunatic left.

    Even so, there is a plausible question (and criticism) for the CEOs being there at all--patronage politics is supposed to be so 19th century, after all--but, regardless of why someone's at the White House, if it's too much trouble for Dear Leader to show some class, then perhaps Dear Leader should remove himself from the White House in favor of someone slightly more civilized.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Because the lunatic right suspects a conspiracy every time a corporate leader enters the White House. You know it's true.


    Time out. You claim it is the right that creates conspiracy theories every time a business leader enters the White House????

    Thank me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure its the left that hates corporate America and despises corporate leaders and their profits.

    What am I missing here? Did we not just spend the last 8 years watching and listening to the left complain about oil companies in the White House, Haliburton, etc, etc???

    How did the mantle suddenly switch to rights creating conspiracy theories on business leaders going to the White House??? I would love to hear an explanation on that one.

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    Re: W.H. makes CEOs pay for lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    So should we be checking the bank accounts of people we invite over for meals? I'm having a BBQ this weekend, and one of my guests makes a lot of money. I'm gonna ask the capitalist pig to pay for his own darned burger. I might charge him a portion of the water bill if he flushes the toilet. Rich jerk.
    That depends. Are you a public official where the taxpayers are paying for your BBQ?

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