In his introductory campaign ad, this man running for governor tells us he is not a politician. Sorry, Mr. Rauner… the moment you run for office, you are a politician. Perhaps you are a very inexperienced or untalented politician but you are in the game. Bruce Rauner, apparently, is learning hack political behavior on the fly. The GOP front-runner for the Illinois governor’s race, after virtually handing a potential general election showdown to the Democrats with his opposition to a minimum wage hike including the idea of rolling the $8.25 Illinois minimum back to the $7.25 Federal level. In the aftermath of that statement, we’ve heard the classic hack apology/denial combination with a flip-flop finishing move. Rauner says he supports a possible minimum wage increase—with strings attached to more subsidies or loopholes for business. Presumably, under Rauner’s plan, more fast food jobs and big box stores will be on the way to alleviate the suffering of some of us at the bottom. Thanks, dude.
No fact-checking on my end (in this particular case), so feel free to hit us with Snopes or Politi-fact if appropriate…
I criticize the President because he is too centrist for my bad left-leaning self, because he has broken some promises, because like all centrist and right wing politicos the urgent crisis of world’s political and economic underclass is not a urgent priority and they are happy with incremental reforms, if they are happy with anything other than the invisible backhand of the economy dealing with that.
It is not because he is black and I am white, Frank. Who are you calling white? I am a Jew… I am an ethnic amalgamation. Racial purity is just another connotation of inbreeding. Most of us are mutts and should be proud of it. The others ought to add some branches in the family tree before the line gets any more sick or stupid. I voted for the President twice and I worked for his campaign in 2008. He is neither Messiah, nor Anti-Christ. I respect him, but he has made numerous errors and he should be called out on those rather than attacked with fabrications and racist bullshit. We need to honestly recognize the actual mistakes and learn from them.
This was the closest I’ve been since walking away to grabbing a duffel bag and dropping into some smug prick’s district and grinding away incessantly for a year or so until the motherfucker wakes up and realizes the freak just ate his job for breakfast. I almost worked myself to death doing shit like that, but the stunned looks on their faces are priceless. And I just stand there, a total hot mess and non-verbally signal them, yeah, bitch, I just made that happen. No drug tops that high… and the shit never wears off… I’m still geeking on it.