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2014-05-09 11:59:07 AM
Last week, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)  he believes the federal minimum wage simply shouldn't exist

In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.


I believe it would be better if the state of Oklahoma didn't exist.
 
2014-05-09 12:51:39 PM
Newsflash: Republic-rats need to get elected too.
 
2014-05-09 01:05:30 PM
It just illustrates the difference between the actual popularity of a policy, and who actually controls the legislative agenda.

If you want votes, say raise the minimum wage.

If you want your campaign financed, kill attempts to raise the minimum wage.
 
2014-05-09 01:32:16 PM
First socialist healthcare, now this?
 
2014-05-09 02:31:36 PM
Has there ever been a Presidential election loser that continues to pop his head up and give everyone their opinion as much as Romney.  It's like every week that this guy has to tell everyone what he would have done if he had won.
Not that I disagree that we shouldn't raise the minimum  wage, but shut up Romney you lost no one cares what you think.  Hell we know more about what his actual positions are now that he's not running.
 
2014-05-09 02:51:28 PM

Ring of Fire: Has there ever been a Presidential election loser that continues to pop his head up and give everyone their opinion as much as Romney.  It's like every week that this guy has to tell everyone what he would have done if he had won.
Not that I disagree that we shouldn't raise the minimum  wage, but shut up Romney you lost no one cares what you think.  Hell we know more about what his actual positions are now that he's not running.


I love how Romney popped up with his wife just after the Healthcare.org debacle but before 8 million people were signed up to tell everyone, you see, I told you it would work.  It is like he is trying to find new levels of failure because the one handed to him wasn't enough.  8 million people who would have worse health care than his farking dancing horse if it was up to him.
 
2014-05-09 03:41:43 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Newsflash: Republic-rats need to get elected too.


You'll notice he wasn't proposing this when he was trying to get elected.
 
2014-05-09 03:42:24 PM

Ring of Fire: Has there ever been a Presidential election loser that continues to pop his head up and give everyone their opinion as much as Romney.


McCain, Palin
 
2014-05-09 03:42:26 PM
Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay."


since when? the second those words came out of his speech unit?
 
2014-05-09 03:43:45 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Because People in power are Stupid: Newsflash: Republic-rats need to get elected too.
You'll notice he wasn't proposing this when he was trying to get elected.


There is an outside chance that he has learned a little more about why he wasn't elected.

Though it's far more likely he's just starving for attention.
 
2014-05-09 03:43:58 PM
Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?
 
2014-05-09 03:44:30 PM
So does this mean Tag and Tripp are Supreme Corut Justices and a mechanical Hybrid called Ronlard Reagney is now dictator for life?
 
2014-05-09 03:45:32 PM

Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!


That strategy been working for the Republicans so far.
 
2014-05-09 03:45:37 PM

bdub77: Last week, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)  he believes the federal minimum wage simply shouldn't exist

In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

I believe it would be better if the state of Oklahoma didn't exist.



i78.photobucket.com

It's the only way to be sure.
 
2014-05-09 03:45:46 PM

Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?


Mitt Romney is not in office, he's not working with anyone.
 
2014-05-09 03:47:05 PM

Headso: Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay."

since when? the second those words came out of his speech unit?


We're just once ore two more Benghazi hearings away from full employment.
 
2014-05-09 03:47:48 PM

Headso: Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay."


since when? the second those words came out of his speech unit?


since always. The debate has always been not what, but how.

TheLibs want the Feds to lead the way, the Repubs want private industry to lead the way.
 
2014-05-09 03:47:57 PM

GoldSpider: We're just one or two more Benghazi hearings away from full employment.


No, I'm not having a stroke.
 
2014-05-09 03:48:01 PM

theorellior: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

That strategy been working for the Republicans so far.


The Democrat's new campaign slogan should be:  Because we act just like the Republicans.
 
2014-05-09 03:48:52 PM
What a faux-populist might look like.

i47.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-09 03:49:42 PM
LOL from a CNN article:

Romney was open to a minimum wage hike when he served as Massachusetts governor from 2003 to 2007 and when he first ran for president, in the 2008 campaign. In 2011 and early 2012, during his second White House run, Romney also supported a wage hike, but he changed his stance a few months later, saying in an interview on CNBC that "there's probably not a need to raise the minimum wage."
 
2014-05-09 03:50:28 PM

Danger Mouse: Headso: Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay."


since when? the second those words came out of his speech unit?

since always. The debate has always been not what, but how.

TheLibs want the Feds to lead the way, the Repubs want private industry to lead the way.


So he's calling on private industry to raise the minimum wage?

Do you want to start over?
 
2014-05-09 03:51:15 PM
Support a policy after you're no longer running for a position that has the power to implement it. Brave.
 
2014-05-09 03:52:12 PM
*whaps Romney unmercifully with a large steel girder instead of the usual fence picket*

Look bub, seriously, just go the frak back to wherever it was you were ass-embled and LEAVE US HUMANS BE.
 
2014-05-09 03:52:41 PM

Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?


bdub77:In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

What stupid people think "reaching across the aisle" sounds like: "We'll agree to raise the minimum wage to barely above subsistence level if you agree to let us build a giant pipe carrying millions of barrels of oil right across the nation's drinking water supply."
 
2014-05-09 03:52:44 PM
There are a few Republicans that know this is a losing issue for the party.

Meanwhile, the rest will keeping farking teh various chickens they've found.
 
2014-05-09 03:52:45 PM

Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?


Romney is not "Reaching across the aisle" and not "working with us" he has no political office to do so. And I bet if he actually had political office his position would be different on the matter.
 
2014-05-09 03:53:25 PM
This is a bit ironic.  When Mittens was with Bain, he was very much an advocate of paying workers minimum wage when he eliminated their jobs and gave himself a bonus.
 
2014-05-09 03:53:27 PM

Ring of Fire: Has there ever been a Presidential election loser that continues to pop his head up and give everyone their opinion as much as Romney.


The current secretary of state?
 
2014-05-09 03:54:29 PM
Besides, how much was Romney suggesting?

I can see it now:

He'll leave it up to private enterprise to decide. And hey, if it still turns out that it's too expensive to implement a minimum wage hike of say, 50 cents, then they won't do it. Win-win.

He still supports it, it's just that private enterprise would be teaching us a valuable lesson.
 
2014-05-09 03:54:53 PM

un4gvn666: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?

bdub77:In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

What stupid people think "reaching across the aisle" sounds like: "We'll agree to raise the minimum wage to barely above subsistence level if you agree to let us build a giant pipe carrying millions of barrels of oil right across the nation's drinking water supply."


Not even, they'd "consider" it.
 
2014-05-09 03:55:43 PM

LucklessWonder: Ring of Fire: Has there ever been a Presidential election loser that continues to pop his head up and give everyone their opinion as much as Romney.

The current secretary of state?


www.washingtonpost.com
 
2014-05-09 03:56:13 PM

Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?


I'm pretty sure people are shiatting on Romney because he's saying this crap now, when his opinion does not matter in the least, while the actual, elected members of his own party are preventing legislation with actual bipartisan support from even being voted on.

It's an attempt to make the Republican party as a whole seem more reasonable, and could be another indication that Romney thinks he might be running in 2016. Because if the minimum wage is raised now, he won't have to worry about answering questions about it in a couple of years.
 
2014-05-09 03:56:19 PM

Kittypie070: *whaps Romney unmercifully with a large steel girder instead of the usual fence picket*

Look bub, seriously, just go the frak back to wherever it was you were ass-embled and LEAVE US HUMANS BE.


Kitty? But? I... but...

/stunned silence
//shattered illusions
///three
 
2014-05-09 03:56:36 PM
Romney is so brave for stating a position when politically he can't do anything about it and there is no political consequences for it.

That's bravery!!

He did this too for healthcare asking Obama to have a private mandate system like Massachusetts and magically changed on it when running for president:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/mitt-romneys-advice-for-obam ac are-look-at-romney

He is an ass.
 
2014-05-09 03:56:37 PM

HotWingConspiracy: un4gvn666: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?

bdub77:In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

What stupid people think "reaching across the aisle" sounds like: "We'll agree to raise the minimum wage to barely above subsistence level if you agree to let us build a giant pipe carrying millions of barrels of oil right across the nation's drinking water supply."

Not even, they'd "consider" it.


No.. I get it.  It's only obstructionism when the GOP does it.
 
2014-05-09 03:57:55 PM

gimmegimme: This is a bit ironic.  When Mittens was with Bain, he was very much an advocate of paying workers minimum wage when he eliminated their jobs and gave himself a bonus.


You forget stealing their pensions too. Those bonuses for millionaires aren't just going to pay for themselves.
 
2014-05-09 03:58:11 PM

Lucky LaRue: HotWingConspiracy: un4gvn666: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?

bdub77:In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

What stupid people think "reaching across the aisle" sounds like: "We'll agree to raise the minimum wage to barely above subsistence level if you agree to let us build a giant pipe carrying millions of barrels of oil right across the nation's drinking water supply."

Not even, they'd "consider" it.

No.. I get it.  It's only obstructionism when the GOP does it.


What?
 
2014-05-09 03:59:01 PM

Lucky LaRue: No.. I get it.  It's only obstructionism when the GOP does it.


Because obstructing stupid socially conservative ideology that only benefits a few individuals is such a bad thing.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:02 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Lucky LaRue: HotWingConspiracy: un4gvn666: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?

bdub77:In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

What stupid people think "reaching across the aisle" sounds like: "We'll agree to raise the minimum wage to barely above subsistence level if you agree to let us build a giant pipe carrying millions of barrels of oil right across the nation's drinking water supply."

Not even, they'd "consider" it.

No.. I get it.  It's only obstructionism when the GOP does it.

What?


We need to step back and let Mitt Romney raise the minimum wage, I suppose.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:06 PM

Corvus: gimmegimme: This is a bit ironic.  When Mittens was with Bain, he was very much an advocate of paying workers minimum wage when he eliminated their jobs and gave himself a bonus.

You forget stealing their pensions too. Those bonuses for millionaires aren't just going to pay for themselves.


I was told yesterday that's a myth, because if it was true, nobody would lend money to Bain.
 
2014-05-09 03:59:26 PM

Lucky LaRue: HotWingConspiracy: un4gvn666: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?

bdub77:In a curious twist, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told msnbc the other day that he's consider an increase, but only if Democrats met a series of Republican demands, including approval of the Keystone pipeline.

What stupid people think "reaching across the aisle" sounds like: "We'll agree to raise the minimum wage to barely above subsistence level if you agree to let us build a giant pipe carrying millions of barrels of oil right across the nation's drinking water supply."

Not even, they'd "consider" it.

No.. I get it.  It's only obstructionism when the GOP does it.


Your aware Romney holds NO PUBLIC OFFICE right?
 
2014-05-09 03:59:42 PM

Trainspotr: Lucky LaRue: Hey, y'all!  I have a great idea!  Whenever Republicans reach across the aisle to work with us on issue we both agree on, let's shiat on them instead of working with them!

What do you think?  Genius, right?

I'm pretty sure people are shiatting on Romney because he's saying this crap now, when his opinion does not matter in the least, while the actual, elected members of his own party are preventing legislation with actual bipartisan support from even being voted on.

It's an attempt to make the Republican party as a whole seem more reasonable, and could be another indication that Romney thinks he might be running in 2016. Because if the minimum wage is raised now, he won't have to worry about answering questions about it in a couple of years.


Seriously - does it really matter *why* he's doing it, or what his influence with the GOP may or may not be?  If someone says, "I agree with your position.  We should do that."  How extremist do you have to be for your response to be, "You're a dick."?
 
2014-05-09 04:00:49 PM

Trainspotr: We need to step back and let Mitt Romney raise the minimum wage, I suppose.


Wasn't he promising like a bunch of high paying jobs through Keystone? God we sure missed a golden opportunity, didn't we?
 
2014-05-09 04:01:32 PM

whidbey: Lucky LaRue: No.. I get it.  It's only obstructionism when the GOP does it.

Because obstructing stupid socially conservative ideology that only benefits a few individuals is such a bad thing.


Right.. so supporting an increase in the minimum wage is a "socially conservative ideology that only benefits a few individuals", but only when Romney proposes it.
 
2014-05-09 04:01:34 PM

Corvus: You forget stealing their pensions too.


As true as this is, I can't fathom why so many people still support pensions.
 
2014-05-09 04:01:36 PM

Lucky LaRue: Seriously - does it really matter *why* he's doing it


It's less about the why and more about the when.
 
2014-05-09 04:01:58 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Corvus: gimmegimme: This is a bit ironic.  When Mittens was with Bain, he was very much an advocate of paying workers minimum wage when he eliminated their jobs and gave himself a bonus.

You forget stealing their pensions too. Those bonuses for millionaires aren't just going to pay for themselves.

I was told yesterday that's a myth, because if it was true, nobody would lend money to Bain.


Sounds like libertarian circle logic:

1 - Capitalism is perfect
2 - If you tell me something imperfect about it see 1
 
2014-05-09 04:02:12 PM

SordidEuphemism: Kittypie070: *whaps Romney unmercifully with a large steel girder instead of the usual fence picket*

Look bub, seriously, just go the frak back to wherever it was you were ass-embled and LEAVE US HUMANS BE.


Kitty? But? I... but...

/stunned silence
//shattered illusions
///three


Both the cats and the humans are allied against the toasters. Fret thee not.

:3
 
2014-05-09 04:03:00 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Lucky LaRue: Seriously - does it really matter *why* he's doing it

It's less about the why and more about the when.


Really?  Because it sounds a lot like it more about extreme partisan politics that doesn't allow for compromise.
 
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