GS is on the enemies list of the American right-wing movement, as a consequence of their sleeping around with Democrats. And they are naturally on the enemies list of about half of the groups that make up the Democrat-voting coalition. And they have been on my enemies list ever since I saw some enviro crap on their web site.Given this situation, and considering that they are based out of the United States where businesses are supposed to be safe from politicians and the mob, what is the effect? Some would say at the very least they won't get any more Mexican bond bailouts. So how important are such bailouts, and their political reputation, to their business?The mortgage business, for example, was largely shaped by politicians. But other businesses, like forex trading, are less affected. Commodities like oil, and treasury bonds, are somewhere in between. And investment banking is not really shaped by regulators, but is perhaps influenced by popularity.