My Dear Esteemed Mr. Barry Wynn:
It has come to my attention that your peace of mind has been disturbed. Words cannot express how badly I feel that you have been offended.
'Investment fund executive and top GOP donor Barry Wynn "I've been fighting for this cause most of my life," Wynn said. "It's like fingernails on the chalkboard. It just kind of irritated you [sic] to hear those kind of attacks." '
Here is the quote from NBC:[http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Perry-Loses-Key-SC-Backer-After-Vulture-Capitalist-Attack-on-Romney-137185428.html].
Mr. Wynn, on behalf of everyone, we do sincerely understand how distressing that can be.
Please understand that it is very difficult to find just exactly the right words to describe your behavior and our situation - those magic words that can describe the truth of a situation and not give offense to anyone.
After all, these can be emotional times for some people - what with losing a job and family home, losing a retirement program, losing medical insurance, living on the streets at the same time as seeing the fortunate few like you grow richer and richer. We don't expect you to forgive us our questionable behavior, after all, if you are slightly disturbed it may throw off your concentration and you would be unable to create all those jobs you promised us.
If you can find it in your heart to allow us a little patience, we will work very hard to ensure that your peace of mind is not disturbed any further.
Perhaps VULTURE CAPITALIST was not the correct phrase. After all, a vulture is a disgusting creature who feeds voraciously on dead carcasses; that is surely an unsettling image.
In order to avoid any possible offense, one is led to look for alternatives to describe a situation where the feeding frenzy of a few disgusting animals makes them well fed while the rest go hungry.
Some other observers have chosen the word SOCIOPATH to describe a behavior where self interest without empathy or consideration of others is the sole motivating force. This is the word used by Thom Hartman in his article 'Profiling CEOs and Their Sociopathic Paychecks', which you can read here: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/27
Perhaps SOCIOPATHIC BEHAVIOR might suit your refined sensibilities better then VULTURE CAPITALIST?
But of course, this is also a troublesome phrase. Might I suggest that you can actually answer a quiz to see if the phrase is the correct one? You can see the quiz here: http://www.vodahost.com/web-hosting-sociopath-test-sociopath-definition.html/
Another possiblity is the word PSYCHOPATH as used by Alan Deutschman in his article 'Is Your Boss a Psychopath?', which you can read here: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/96/open_boss.html
Perhaps we could approach a comedic perspective like that of comedian George Carlin; after all a little laugh is good for us all. And, George Carlin is dead, so nothing he said should bother anyone.
This is his funny, funny take on the situation: 'forget the politicians ... these rich c...suckers [like Willard Romney] don't give a f... about you.'
You can even watch a video where he creates hilarity here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=acLW1vFO-2Q
In conclusion Mr. Wynn, I won't offer an apology. After all, we are just trying to speak the truth. But we do understand that the truth can be a difficult cross to bear.
So we will proceed to deal with our concerns and you with yours and perhaps our paths may cross someday. If they do, then perhaps you may understand a little more about our less than courteous behavior at that time.