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Sarah Palin endorses Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate (Iowa - Harkin's open seat)
The Iowa Republican ^ | 03/26/14 | Kevin Hall

Posted on 03/26/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT by Free Vulcan

One day after her “Squeal” TV brought her national attention, Joni Ernst picks up the endorsement of Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor, 2008 vice-presidential nominee and conservative firebrand calls Ernst a “champion for life, small government, and lower taxes.”

Here is what Palin had to say when announcing her support for Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race:

“If Nebraska’s Deb Fischer can see through the bull in Washington, then Iowa’s Joni Ernst can help her cut through the pork. Growing up on a hog farm in Southwest Iowa, Joni has taken her “pork cutting” skills to the Iowa State Senate where she has been a champion for life, small government, and lower taxes – voting for the largest tax cut in Iowa history. In Washington, she has pledged to defund Obamacare, limit the size of government, and protect life. As a concealed weapon license holder, she will fight to defend our Second Amendment rights – the NRA has given her an “A” rating.

Joni is a veteran of the Iraq war and continues her service as a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She’s been a fighter for freedom both in and out of uniform. Iowa – come together and send this Midwest Mama Grizzly roaring to Washington on her Harley so she can join with the good guys to get our country back on track!

Any question about the type of Senator Joni will be? Check out her first ad – she makes it pretty clear:

http://youtu.be/p9Y24MFOfFU“

“I’m proud to stand with the Mama Grizzly against big spenders in Washington like Bruce Braley and Nancy Pelosi. Sarah Palin is an inspiration to those of us who want to protect life, defend the Second Amendment, and get Washington out of our wallets. As our campaign builds energy toward a primary win in June, Sarah Palin’s roaring support will help me to victory, and as a result, make ‘em squeal in Washington,” said Ernst.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 2014endorsements; 2014midterms; debfischer; ernst; harkin; ia2014; iowa; joniernst; markjacobs; mattwhitaker; mittromney; nebraska; palin; sarahpalin; senate; tomharkin
I have met Joni personally, she's from very conservative SW Iowa, where she is currently a State Senator who took over now Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds seat when she was picked by Gov. Branstad for the position.

Joni is a farmer, a soldier for many years in the Iowa National Guard, and has served in the Iraq theater, in addition to being a state senator. She has been as far as I know an unapologetic conservative on the campaign trail. Her website is:

http://www.joniforiowa.com/

1 posted on 03/26/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT by Free Vulcan
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To: Free Vulcan

Clovis and her are the only acceptable candidates in the race.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 11:15:51 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Free Vulcan

Please post her stands on the Issues(Pro-Life and Illegal Immigration are HUGE to me) for firewall challenged people? I Like Clovis but I would like to see her stands.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Free Vulcan

I saw Joni’s commercial last night on Red Eye this woman is AWESOME!!! I know some were making fun of her campaign commercial but I thought it was brilliant


4 posted on 03/26/2014 11:19:08 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free Vulcan

Getting that leftist loudmouthed moron out of the Senate is the most important thing. Even a RINO would be a great improvement, and replacing him with a conservative would be a Senate game-changer.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 11:20:02 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free Vulcan

WoW! You get down with your bad self Joni Ernst — Didn’t know anything about you until five minutes ago. I like what I have read so far and you have Sarah’s endorsement...Good to Go.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 11:21:21 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Free Vulcan

Small check on the way. That commercial was hilarious, saw it on Red Eye.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Here is from her issues page:

Protecting Innocent Life

Joni believes life begins at conception, that all innocent life is precious, and that we must cherish and protect the unborn. Joni opposes any taxpayer funding of abortion and has a record as a strong, proven defender of innocent life during her tenure in the state legislature.

Restoring Fiscal Responsibility

Washington has a spending addiction and Joni is committed to breaking it. It’s simple: Government must stop spending more money than it takes in. That’s why Joni supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to force Washington to stop the reckless spending and live within its means.

Protecting Second Amendment Rights

Joni is a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and opposes efforts by the government to infringe upon this fundamental right. She is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and received an “A” rating from the NRA for her efforts to protect the rights of gun owners as a member of the state senate. Joni holds a concealed carry permit, carries a Smith and Wesson 9mm, and is Army qualified on the 9mm and M16.

Protecting the Constitution

Joni believes that “we the people” must remain committed to restoring the limited government, Constitutional principles outlined by our Founding Fathers at the birth of our nation. This means respecting the important balance between government responsibility, and individual liberty, that make our democracy the greatest nation mankind has ever known.

Protecting Traditional Marriage

As a Christian, Joni strongly believes marriage is a religious institution, defined as a union between one man and one woman. She has already shown herself to be a defender of traditional marriage on the floor of the Iowa Senate.

Priority One: Creating Jobs

Joni believes the free market is the greatest job creating machine ever built, but only when the government gets out of the way. She supports rolling back burdensome regulations that are crushing small business owners. Joni supports pro-growth tax and economic policies that will unleash the full potential of America’s free market economy and create millions of new jobs.

Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Joni is staunchly opposed to the Obamacare law. Joni supports immediate action to defund Obamacare, repeal it, and replace it with free-market alternatives that put patients first, and healthcare decisions back in the hands of doctors rather than bureaucrats.

Scrap the Tax Code

The IRS is a disaster. The greatest nation on earth should not have one of the most predatory, bureaucratic, out of control tax agencies on the planet. Our system is backwards. Joni believes real, fundamental tax reform will require more than tweaks to the tax code. It’s time to scrap it and start over, to make our tax system fairer, flatter, simpler and more certain.

Keeping America Strong in the World

Joni believes in a strong national defense because she knows the world is a safer place when America is the strongest nation on the planet. She believes that military readiness cannot be allowed to fall victim to Washington politics or bureaucratic maneuvering. Joni also believes that American foreign policy must be consistent and strong – never giving our enemies hesitation as to America’s resolve to defend herself and her interests across the globe, whether by diplomatic means or use of force.

Honoring America’s Heroes: Our Veterans

As a Lt. Colonel and battalion commander in the Iowa Army National Guard, Joni knows first-hand the incredible service, and sacrifices, our men and women in uniform have given, and continue to provide, our great nation. In the senate, she will fight as hard for them, and their families, as they have fought for us. That means caring for wounded warriors, streamlining the VA benefit system, improving veteran education and job training programs, and accounting for all military personnel, from every avenue, to ensure no soldier, sailor, airmen, marine or coastguardsmen is ever left behind.

Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Joni believes strongly that Social Security and Medicare must be preserved and protected for our seniors of today and tomorrow. She opposes any efforts to change the promised benefits for today’s seniors. At the same time she supports reforms that will strengthen both Social Security and Medicare to ensure the long-term health of both programs for generations to come.

Growing Iowa’s Economy

Joni will fight to continue to help Iowa’s economy grow – meaning an influx of even more businesses to the state and a resulting increase in jobs. She believes that by ensuring markets remain open to exports for Iowa goods and promoting innovation that makes Iowa more competitive in today’s global marketplace, Iowa will continue its current upward economic and job growth trajectory.

The U.S. – Israeli Partnership

Since recognizing Israel’s official founding on May 14, 1948, the bond between the United States and the Jewish State has steadily grown stronger through many historic and turbulent moments, to include the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Six-Day War, and Gulf War to presently underway efforts to downgrade, and ultimately eliminate, the offensive capabilities of terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and Hezbollah and to eliminate the regional threat posed by a potentially nuclear Iran. As history has proven time and time again, America has no better friend or more loyal ally than she does with Israel.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

Chris Matthews played the ad yesterday, so at least 6 or 8 people saw it for free.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Viennacon

Whitaker is good too, as is Schaben, but Schaben has gotten no traction so far. The one I’m not crazy about is Jacobs.


10 posted on 03/26/2014 11:22:56 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Too many of our female pols are liberal softies at heart. For those who are truly conservative, they need to break through the stereotype by taking it on directly (e.g., ‘Mama Grizzlies’).

I think this commercial, which might not fly as well on the West and East Coasts, did that perfectly and is well suited for Iowa.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 11:25:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Free Vulcan

“carries a Smith and Wesson 9mm, and is Army qualified on the 9mm”, I won’t hold THIS against her(She IS a women so a 9 Mil I guess is alright(I am a .45 ACP and a King James Version of the Holy Bible ONLY Guy). :-)! She sounds GREAT on the Issues!


12 posted on 03/26/2014 11:26:56 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I agree, those cutesy ads are OK but this one gets straight to the point..I would LOVE for Joni to be in the US Senate, I would love for her to go one on one with Dingy Harry, I hope she wins I am rooting for her


13 posted on 03/26/2014 11:27:13 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ozzymandus

Harkin is retiring, the handpicked guy is Bruce Braley, the guy that insulted Chuck Grassley about being a farmer and not a lawyer.

Bruce is actually MORE liberal than Harkin. I know that doesn’t seem possible, but he is. Not a mention a dirtbag elitist trial lawyer.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 11:28:09 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

I don’t expect Sarah to reply to every piece of news. No one can do that nowadays, but has Sarah said anything about the aborted fetuses used to as bio-fuel to heat English Hospitals and possibly Amercian ones as well? Maybe she or Michelle Bachmann will get to it later. I DO expect Bill O’Reily, Greta or John Krauthammer to bring it up. People pay attention to what they say. I haven’t been around a TV set the last few days.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 11:30:12 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Free Vulcan

Ernst’ record as an early backer of Mitt Romney in 2007 and 2011 does not indicate conservatism.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 11:37:04 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Free Vulcan

This is the one that castrates hogs..? Why not?


17 posted on 03/26/2014 11:38:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Free Vulcan. It’s going to be a great year, I think.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/joniernst/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3137255/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3041839/posts


18 posted on 03/26/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: 9YearLurker
I think this commercial, which might not fly as well on the West and East Coasts, did that perfectly and is well suited for Iowa.

Works well with this East Coast South Carolinian! (With just a slight wince.)
19 posted on 03/26/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Free Vulcan

Where in SW IA ?


20 posted on 03/26/2014 11:51:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’m saying Creston/Red Oak/Osceola area, somewhere around there.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 12:03:03 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: iowamark

And he endorsed her back, which is strange giving how conservative she’s running. Makes me wonder if they are personal friends.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 12:04:59 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

I just knew that Sarah Palin was going to endorse Joni Ernst who is a NATURAL BORN MAMA GRIZZLY. She’s not going to go “squishy” on us when she gets to the Senate.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:24 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Resettozero

South Carolina? Are you sure you’re not just flyover country between NY and FL?

;-)


24 posted on 03/26/2014 12:34:18 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Free Vulcan

I am dubious about Ernst’ and Clovis’ electability. I like Whittaker. Jacobs is the best financed. I don’t believe the nonsense about Jacobs being a lib, but he also doesn’t seem much of a social conservative.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 12:54:52 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: 9YearLurker
South Carolina? Are you sure you’re not just flyover country between NY and FL?

You be right; living on the Atlantic Coast does not make one an East Coaster. I sit corrected.

In fact, my wife and I are both from up north and were surprised to find ourselves living here, surrounded by more like-minded folks than from where we came.
26 posted on 03/26/2014 1:00:48 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Sarah Barracuda

[ I saw Joni’s commercial last night on Red Eye this woman is AWESOME!!! I know some were making fun of her campaign commercial but I thought it was brilliant ]

I think the “Old Bulls in the senate” need to be careful because if she gets in they could turn into the “Old Steers”.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 1:06:26 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Resettozero

I’m from New England and many New Englanders are much more comfortable in the Carolinas than in Florida—where the New Yorkers of course flock.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 1:11:12 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
I’m from New England and many New Englanders are much more comfortable in the Carolinas than in Florida—where the New Yorkers of course flock.

We're not from THAT far up north; we're from Asheville.
29 posted on 03/26/2014 2:35:48 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

That’s ‘up north’? Ha!

I suppose Asheville can be a bit precious in an up north sort of way.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ozzymandus
Sorry, but a RINO would NOT be an improvement, it would be much worse! We cannot elect more “Republicans” who will vote just like Democrats. We need people who are willing to fight, not go along to get along. That's why we're in the mess we're in now.
31 posted on 03/26/2014 4:47:30 PM PDT by MrsPatriot (I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.)
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To: Free Vulcan

DANGER . . . DANGER . . . She’s been endorsed by Mitt Romney.

From ConservativeHQ: Ernst is a typical creature of state house and county court house politics who is perfectly happy to see spending and taxes go up and freedom erode as long as taxpayers don’t fight back. This is exactly t.he problem conservatives see with the present attitude of the establishment Republicans on Capitol Hill, and especially in the US Senate, and it won’t be fixed by handing Iowa’s Republican Senate nomination to a big government professional politician like Joni Ernst

http://www.conservativehq.com/article/16626-romney-strikes-iowa-gop-senate-race


32 posted on 03/26/2014 4:59:48 PM PDT by MrsPatriot (I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.)
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To: Free Vulcan

Can anyone explain someone endorsing more than one candidate? This doesn’t make any sense to me.


33 posted on 03/26/2014 5:02:15 PM PDT by MrsPatriot (I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.)
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To: MrsPatriot

I tend to agree about Ernst. She isn’t strong in opposition to amnesty and open borders, and that’s a deal breaker. ‘Conservatives’ who favor amnesty know they’ll never have to deliver on conservative promises as millions of new Democrat voters will reduce conservatives to an even smaller minority.

She is, however, a very attractive candidate and person and she certainly seems electable. I’d guess it will come down to her and self-financed Mark Jacobs.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 5:13:27 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Viennacon; Free Vulcan; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Erst is probably the horse to back. She has almost 3 times as much money as Clovis (she’s 2nd behind Jacobs). And that was before this endorsement.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 11:08:00 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: MrsPatriot

No RINO could be worse than Harkin. He is a total leftist tool, and totally corrupt.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 6:39:14 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Viennacon; Free Vulcan; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

Rasmussen Poll

Braley leads Ernst and Jacobs by 3 points apiece, Whitaker by 4 points, and Clovis by 13 points. 54% of likely voters in the sample disapprove of Obama.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 8:54:54 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; BillyBoy

Palin also endorsed a female State Senator in neighboring Minnesota, Julianne Ortman, to run against Frankenstein.


38 posted on 03/27/2014 9:33:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Viennacon; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; randita; BillyBoy; MplsSteve

I think that’s the right call also.

The best funded Republican is rich guy Mike McFadden, a RINO, or so it would seem. Freepers say bad things about him. It appears he’s one of those candidates that tries to be as vague as possible in his positions.

He’s been endorsed by Norm Coleman, Rudy Boschwitz, Vin Weber, and Rob Grams (before he died). I think Ortman is his main competition.

That race should be on the radar. Franken’s numbers are crap even against these second and third tier candidates.

Last poll by SurveyUSA in early March has Franken leading Ortman by 8%, McFadden by 10%, Chris Dahlberg by 8%, and Paubot Jim Abeler by 12%.

http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3346319.shtml


39 posted on 03/27/2014 10:30:43 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Unfortunately, a female Paulbot will have the Independence Party nomination.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 10:34:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

LAME!


41 posted on 03/27/2014 10:43:44 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

My problem with McFadden has been his continuing efforts at avoiding GOP candidate forums and not answering questions from the party activists.

I’ve taken to calling him “The Empty Suit” because so far, that is exactly what he appears to be.

Is McFadden a RINO - ala Susan Collins? Probably not - but when it comes to trying to ID what he stands for, well, that’s a lot harder.

I’m totally OK with Ortman. I’ve donated money to her campaign.

Near as I can tell, he doesn’t appear to be a candidate for the GOP party’s endorsement in June. I believe that he’ll go straight to the primary.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 2:06:56 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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