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May 14th, 2013 — Thune
The Keystone XL Pipeline project will create 20,000 jobs? Where John? In Canada? He also repeats the ‘Medicare & Social Security’ bankruptcy mantra.
Lies. Lies. Lies.
Yeah, this is from the guy who continues to support tax cuts for the rich, voted for two unneeded wars and asked for the biggest federal loan in the history of our country for a private RR company;
Thune told reporters Wednesday. “To me, the pledge isn’t the problem in Washington; the problem in Washington isn’t that we don’t tax enough, it’s that we spend too much.”
Yeah, and what is ironic Johnny going to do about it? NAFT as usual!
September 29th, 2012 — Thune
Unimpressed by the timeline, Hewitt pressed Republicans to move faster. He compared the urgency of repeal to Congressional action in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and argued that people are already “dying” from the law. Thune seemed to agree with the sentiment:
HEWITT: Yeah, the reason I balk a little bit is only because I know people are out there dying under the burdens of this thing.
HEWITT: And they expect, you know, the light speed for Congress is like molasses for the rest of the real world.
HEWITT: And so it just seems to me that after 9/11, you guys moved fast, and I would hope it would happen again.
Like I have said in the past, I don’t agree with everything in the healthcare bill, but it certainly isn’t ‘killing’ people. That is the Republican’s plan. Ironic Johnny is famous for calling the kettle black.
As Helga pointed out to me;
“Apparently people are dying right and left because of “Obamacare.” Even though it hasn’t gone into effect yet, only portions have gone into effect, Thune says “yeah” people are dying. It appears, surprise, surprise, he doesn’t give a shit about the people of South Dakota, the people who need healthcare the most. But why should he care, he has his healthcare.”
I have often said that is the motto of rich powerful Republicans, ‘F’ck U! I got mine!’
Deets from the Romney circle-jerk this past weekend;
If you’re like most of America, maybe you spent this summer weekend barbecuing. Not super-rich Republican donors, conservative thinkers and GOP elective officials. They were in beautiful Park City, Utah, where presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney hosted a fundraiser / policy brainstorming session / salon for everybody who is anybody in the Republican party.
I wonder if Ironic Johnny Thune-Bag was asked to flip burgers like he did in Murdo as a teenager?
June 21st, 2012 — Thune
Fresh off the best fundraising stretch of his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney plans to spend this weekend strategizing and fraternizing with his biggest bundlers at a posh resort in Park City, Utah.
The presumptive Republican nominee and his senior advisers and aides are hosting two days of policy sessions and campaign strategy discussions at the Deer Valley resort for more than 100 top fundraisers and their spouses. Those who raised more than $100,000 are expected to attend.
More than a dozen Republican heavy-hitters are scheduled to join the private retreat as special guests. According to a fundraiser who is attending, they include some GOP stars thought to be in contention to be Romney’s vice presidential running mate: Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. John Thune (S.D.).
Don’t eat all the cocktail shrimp.
WASHINGTON — When asked Sunday whether he would accept an invitation to run as vice president on the ticket with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said that “you never rule out opportunities or options” in political life.
April 12th, 2012 — Thune
. . . for Vote to Reduce Their Taxes. Read the entire story here.
Obama says he has ordered federal agencies to speed up approval for a section of the Keystone XL pipeline that will run from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf Coast. But Thune says Obama has delayed approval of a permit for the larger part of the project that would bring Canadian oil to the Gulf Coast.
Maybe Obama wants the pipeline because the oil is coming from American soil, not Canadian. Just a thought.