Skip to comments.“Congress Is No Place” for Farmers Statement Defended
Posted on 03/30/2014 1:39:03 PM PDT by John Semmens
Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate, Representative Bruce Braleys assertion that Congress is no place for a farmer has not gone over well among the states rural population.
Im not saying that farmers dont have a meaningful role to play in our society, Braley said in his own defense. Obviously, someone has to grow the crops and raise the livestock to feed this nation. What Im saying is that farmers lack the skill necessary to make our laws.
The persons with the necessary skills, according to Braley, are lawyers. The job of Congress is to enact laws, Braley observed. Lawyers are trained in the law. It should be clear that a lawyer is, by far, the most logical option for a states Congressional representation.
Braley brushed off criticism from Iowas offended farmers as insular and parochial. If further proof of the unfitness of farmers to serve as lawmakers was needed this is it. It could hardly be clearer that they lack the training and perspective to be entrusted with the authority to make the laws that govern our country.
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Sounds more like something Democratic politicians would actually say than satire.
Lawyers will only make laws to benefit lawyers.
Yes, because lawyers have done such a great job. Only they can write laws thousands of pages long that no one understands. [/s]
See dimocrat keep digging
Odds on how deep he can go?
The House’s Job is also to control the Budget and clean up the Laws and make them logically consistent and germane to the current realities.
3. The Constitution was written to be understood by the voters; its words and phrases were used in their normal and ordinary as distinguished from technical meaning; where the intention is clear, there is no room for construction and no excuse for interpolation or addition. United States v. Sprague, 1931.
OK, am I correct in thinking that Braley dude is the only Dem in this race, so whoever the GOP nominee is will take him on in November? If so, this should be a pick-up for the GOP.
It certainly seems that way. I don’t think the candidate has been picked on the GOP side. I do like the nut ripper from SW Iowa, but sorry I can’t vote in IA.
Braley has led polls. All of them were taken before this happened.
The Farm Bill passing probably helped all Republicans in Iowa.
Iowa has voted for Dukakis, Gore, Clinton and Obama.
So remember this all you dumb plow boys! You need to stick to farming! Abraham Lincoln needed to stick to splittin rails!
Mr. Braley’s ass is overloading his mouth! Dismissed! Better stock up on Rat money while you can REP! Brush up on those workman’s comp complaints.
Eastern Iowa is FULL of Lib’tardz.
That would be Cantalope King, Kongressman. Guy is terrific on the issues, and a flat out jugular attack dog. Great VP potential.
No, no. Let’s be honest about it. The people with the necessary skills are crooks.
Doubling down on stupid.
Lawyers wrote Obamacare.
What we need is LESS lawyers in Congress. What we need more of is businesspeople, engineers, accountants, stay at home moms, farmers, lumberjack, but not lawyers.
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