Episode 98 – O’Donnell Ad and the Minimum Wage Debate


Is Christine O’Donnell’s new ad bizarre or brilliant? Is it reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” or Ronald Reagan’s Morning in America spot? Jeff explains how this ad is a metaphor for how the Republicans have gone off-track, and why they peaked too soon, and why it would have been better for them to do something, anything, rather than simply be the party of no and rest on the cult of personalities, that as of late have turned sour, weakening their brand. The hosts then launch into a discussion of the difference between campaigns to persuade and campaigns to organize, and how that’s playing into the minimum wage debate. At the 32 minute mark, Glenn and Jeff launch into a spontaneous debate on the constitutionality of the minimum wage, and they close the show at the 49 minute mark with a hilarious discussion of the Fox News story on the Los Angeles Police spending $1 billion on Jet Packs. Sad, but true, Fox News was duped.

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One response to “Episode 98 – O’Donnell Ad and the Minimum Wage Debate

  1. On the constitionality of the minimum wage the Supreme Court already decided the case in the 40s or 50s. Before that the Court thought that if you wanted a minimum wage then you would have worked for less than the minimum wage so they ruled it unconstitutional for many years before ruling it constitutional.

    The reason that I’m for homosexuals getting the right to marry is the Fourteenth Ammendment which garuntees the rights of all minorities regardless of who or whaat they are.

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