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Papa John’s — From anti-Rush lefty hero to anti-Obamacare lefty zero

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It has been one week since the reelection of Barack Obama and the reality of Obamacare’s permanence in the American landscape is beginning to set in for many business owners.

Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter made headlines last week along with a slew of other companies when he announced some changes that would likely occur as Obamacare continues to be implemented. Schnatter commented that many of his company’s franchise owners will have to cut employees’ hours in order to avoid falling under Obamacare’s coverage requirements, and stay fiscally sound.

“That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said according to NaplesNews.com. “It’s common sense. That’s what I call lose-lose.”

Schnatter’s comments have outraged many of Obama’s supporters on the left who are now calling for a boycott of the pizza giant, and attacks on Twitter and elsewhere:

 

This attempt at a boycott is is overwhelmingly ironic for two separate reasons.

First, recall back to the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy when advertisers were pulling their money from the program in response to the left’s astroturfed secondary boycott that attempted, and failed, to get Limbaugh off the air.

 

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» 24 Comments

  1. dude

    November 15th, 2012

    I am ordering Papa Johns tomorrow….

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  2. fullcirclethinker

    November 15th, 2012

    This is a tough one to call. On the one hand, he exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit that is so anti-Obama at its core. On the other hand, he was foolish enough to side with the whiners and boycott Rush (who is another shining example of entrepreneurialship).

    Nonetheless, I salute anyone who tells the truth that Obamacare is going to exact devastating financial hardship on the very same people who are crying “off with his head!” It will be interesting to see how this plays out…..

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  3. Diann

    November 15th, 2012

    Okay, maybe I’m being short sighted, but I don’t forgive easily. Papa John beat feet away from Rush Limbaugh so fast during that whole idiotic faux Sandra Fluke scandal. And now I’m supposed to have his back?! Sorry, Pops, you’re on your own. You and your pathetic ilk gave us this president. You and your moronic liberal drones voted for him. Supported him and cheered the passage of Obamacare. Lose business. Hell, go belly up. Maybe it’s time people who are in the tank for Leftist pieces of crap like Obama, Reid and Pelosi should start paying the price for it.

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  4. Left Coast Dan

    November 15th, 2012

    Reminds me of the Whole Foods outrage a couple of years ago, when libs lambasted the founder of their favorite grocery store for talking about the value of HSAs for healthcare. As I recall, that boycott didn’t work either.

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  5. CrustyB

    November 15th, 2012

    Yeah, I’m conflicted too. Besides, in the long run these boycotts/buy-cotts don’t amount to much. Maybe I’ll stick with CrustyB’s BBQ Chicken Legs for dinner tomorrow. Guaranteed 100% liberal unfriendly!

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  6. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 15th, 2012

    A little history, pizza-lovers:

    Henry Ford called my NRA Blue Eagle, the “blue buzzard” and refused to take part in the National Recovery Act. He actually refused to sign the Automobile Code and we boycotted Fords (cut off government contracts) in 1934.

    That didn’t work. :-(

    In 1936, I bought a Ford Phaeton that Henry’s technicians built so I could drive using only my hands. And… it had a little gizmo in the dash that popped out lit cigarettes.

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  7. mkultra

    November 15th, 2012

    This story is like delicious poetry:

    1. Lefty corporation panders to lefties and tries to feed Rush Limbaugh to crocodile. Fails to do so.

    2. Crocodile still hungry. Eats lefty corporation.

    3. Everyone happy.

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  8. Jerry Manderin

    November 15th, 2012

    Boycotted Rush. Boycotted now. Papa John’s.

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  9. super toe

    November 15th, 2012

    psst… Hey Lefty….Elections have consequences.
    Go shit in your hat papa.

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  10. simply enraged

    November 15th, 2012

    All I can say is what so many others have said before – It’s beautiful when the libidiots eat their own just like the islamists, whose methods the libidiots so admire, slaughter each other when they can’t find any easy alternatives to kill. And neither group is aware of the insanity of their behaviors.

    Right on, Diann!!

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  11. pink Floyd

    November 15th, 2012

    F*CK PAPA JOHN! He’s getting everything he paid for! He fed the croc, now he’s crying about being eaten.

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  12. Ricky

    November 15th, 2012

    On a personal note:
    John Schnatter is a douchebag..
    Plain and simple..

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 15th, 2012

    Papa John’s will still be around next week, next month, next year. With or without our support.

    What he did was point out that his franchisees (job creators) are going to be hurt by ObamaTax, as are their employees. What angers the koolaidians is that he told the truth. They’re going to have to cut payroll or split one full time job into 2 part-time jobs that don’t incur the ObamaTax penalty. Then, most likely, Obama will claim he created more jobs! And those people will have to pay for gov’t health care or get taxed if they don’t.

    And the libtards say healthcare is a right. What a bunch of morons. They have no concept of reality.

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  14. Da Penguin Asks: Are we there yet

    November 15th, 2012

    just relax and have a twinkie

    ooops never mind

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  15. Xavier

    November 15th, 2012

    Pappa John’s has been accused of sending spam and faces a $250M fine. Revenge!

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  16. Anne

    November 15th, 2012

    Just six words; Pizza Hut Pan Pizza Tonight Yummy

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  17. J Frank Parnell

    November 15th, 2012

    Agree with the “just desserts” commentary.

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  18. MNHawk

    November 15th, 2012

    How about instead of a National Appreciation Day for someone who got in bed with our rotten culture and had it bite him in the ass, I’ll just go eat mor chickin tomorrow.

    Win for all.

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  19. LadyGun12

    November 15th, 2012

    Only had Papa John’s pizza once. It was awful.

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  20. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 15th, 2012

    Guess one action cancels out the other.

    Result: no change.

    My next pizza: Dino’s (of Michigan), in Hypoluxo FL, which has been the best in town for forty years.

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  21. even steven

    November 15th, 2012

    I stopped doing business with several companies that pulled their advertising from Rush’s radio shows. I won’t be a customer again, either. I don’t miss Papa Johns pizza, either, becuase it’s gross. I make my own pizzas from scratch, anyway.

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  22. VAT

    November 15th, 2012

    Soon we will be paying VAT everywhere.

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  23. Immortal Fish

    November 15th, 2012

    This liberal sympathizer just switched columns, from “Total Jackwagon” to “Useful Idiot.”

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  24. Genl Ripper

    November 15th, 2012

    In regards to Rush Limbaugh, he really fucked up when he called Sandra Fuke a SLUT.

    He should have called her a CUNT

    she C ant U nderstand N ormal T hinking

    Genl Ripper

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