I'm a philosophy student that tends to post about really serious things unseriously and about really unserious things seriously.
I was once described as a "beautiful, intelligent iguana".
After all, Mitt Romney’s the guy who said corporations are people.
No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters. That matters because we don’t run this country for corporations, we run it for people. And that’s why we need Barack Obama.
Elizabeth Warren, 9/5/12
Tears. Just tears.
yeah except Mitt Romney’s right that legally corporations count as people so like this is why I’m not down with Warren
I don’t know here, Pritch. Like, I agree with your opinions on Warren (and the rest of the DNC), basically, up until this point. Sure, Romney’s technically correct that corporations are people legally, but he also seems to see this as an ‘ought’ thing as well. And that’s what Warren’s against: she obviously knows that corporations *are* people (legally) but is saying they shouldn’t be considered as such (which I fully agree with).
The problem is that Obama won’t do anything to change that definition, so it’s not really a voting point for him. That’s the main problem I have with Warren being all gung-ho Obama in her speech: the main thing Warren stands against (the legal personification of corporations), Obama will probably do nothing to change. But she’s totally right in opposing Romney for this - it would just be more consistent if she opposed Obama as well.