Skip to comments.Sarah Palin and Joni Ernst: Making them squeal
Posted on 03/28/2014 8:33:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In the beginning, over there where you can see Russia, there was former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska). And now there is Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). What I saw in the now-famous campaign clip for her Senate run in Iowa in which she promised to "make them squeal" in Washington and said her Washington skills would include castrating pigs was confidence and fearlessness. It was a clever ad, and amusing. But with the kind of heartland self-assurance and righteous country confidence that you find in a mountain preacher like Billy Graham or in Johnny Cash and June and Mother Carter: We don't care what they say on Letterman or Jimmy Fallon, it tells you. We are not afraid. They won't get it in Europe or Asia. It belongs to us exclusively.
"I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa farm. So when I get to Washington, I'll know how to cut pork," Ernst said.
Had there been no Sarah Palin, there would now be no Joni Ernst. It is second-generation Sarah Palin, and Palin created mastered the political genre. But as Palin brought an earthy challenge to the "establishment," roughly meaning Washington and New York and Hollywood (you could include academia), she likewise defined herself in opposition to it. In that regard, she actually reimagined America as East and West, much as Andrew Jackson did, declaring, in effect, that this is where the challenges lie ahead for America. As population and economy move west of the Mississippi, the demographics bear her out.
This new generation busting out with Ernst is more self-confident than aggressive. It is America talking to its own now in the middle and the middle is large.
"If Nebraska's [Sen.] Deb Fischer [R] can see through the bull in Washington, then Iowa's Joni Ernst can help her cut through the pork," Palin wrote on Facebook, The Washington Post reports.
What happens now that Palin has endorsed Ernst is pivotal. When she endorsed Nikki Haley (R) for governor of South Carolina, Haley skyrocketed in the polls and advanced to easy victory. Worth noting, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) endorsed Haley as well and has also endorsed Ernst. But does Palin still have the chops?
My guess is yes. If so, Ernst will be heading to the Senate in November.
Imagine a country with these gals in charge! Even Putin would be sitting with his legs crossed.
“Palin has done much in shaping a future for conservative politics in America”
Too bad she has stuck her nose in the GA senate race and is pushing a moderate over two hard right conservative candidates.
As packed with information as that post was, perhaps it belongs to a thread about whatever Georgia politics you are annoyed about.
Well I think this thread is attempting to speak to Sarah Palin’s contribution to the conservative cause. I’d like to see her contribute a little more conservatism in her GA endorsement or else just stay out of it. Kelly Ayote didn’t turn out so conservative and neither will Karen Handle who is Palin’s current moderate pick in GA.
State by state...Palin Conservatives will make a difference. Give ‘em hell, ladies!
Actually this thread is about the Iowa Senate race and Joni Ernst, her startling new ad, and the Palin connection to it and the endorsement.
You should a thread on that Georgia race so that we can learn about it.
There is already a thread on the GA senate race. I’m suprised you have not landed up there yet as you usually seem pretty interested in whats going on in GA like the slow poke drivers legislation. Come on over. :-)
You really need to stop the stalking and dragging your self created personal grudges from thread to thread.
Your dragging animosity over a fast lane thread, for weeks, from thread to thread, is bizarre, even sick.
If you want to post the Georgia Senate thread, and get back to politics, then do it.
Looks like Joni Ernst has an 86% conservative rating from ACU.
Here’s a link to the ad: