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Who Will Be the Last Conservative Standing?

By on 5.9.14 | 11:38AM

On the Morning Joe program Thursday, Mitt Romney said he supports increasing the federal minimum wage.

“I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage,” Romney said. “I think we ought to raise it. Because, frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay.”

I guess our Mitt has been too busy to take note of the overwhelming evidence that a higher minimum wage leads to fewer jobs, not more.

This stunner follows a Tuesday re-election campaign kickoff by Florida Republican governor Rick Scott, where the nominal conservative in the race bragged about “record investments” in education. What he was referring to is a new state budget, adopted by a heavily Republican Florida Legislature and approved by Scott, that gives the education industry in Florida more than a half billion dollars more than this year’s budget for the same sorry product.

These remarkable remarks have come while conservatives are still trying to get their minds around Jeb Bush’s bewildering declaration that breaking America’s immigration laws and staying in America illegally are “acts of love.”

Will the last conservative in the Republican Party please take down the flag.

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