Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

This GOP Candidate's Ad About Castrating Hogs May Have the Best Opening Line in Campaign History
Independent Journal Review ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emily Hulsey

Posted on 03/27/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT by EveningStar

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst won't mess around when it comes to cutting wasteful pork spending in Washington - and she has the experience to prove it.

(Excerpt) Read more at ijreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: congress; hogs; iowa; joniernst
Direct link to YouTube video
1 posted on 03/27/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT by EveningStar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 03/27/2014 11:04:13 AM PDT by EveningStar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

I like it!!


3 posted on 03/27/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

When you get to the nut cut’n, we need a change in DC


4 posted on 03/27/2014 11:08:48 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albie

Shades of Jackie Sherrill.

“Sherrill also achieved notoriety by having his team observe the castration of a bull as a motivational technique prior to a game versus Texas. Unranked Mississippi State subsequently beat the #13 ranked Longhorns”


5 posted on 03/27/2014 11:08:53 AM PDT by Black Agnes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Just waiting for some moron to come along and say “That’s Racist”.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Nobody can cut pork spending. It can’t be done. If you want the votes to get a piece of legislation enacted, you have to pony up. “You vote for Bill 2666, my bridge and I’ll vote for your bill 6147, building a military base in your (state or district).”

Anybody who even tries to change how things work will get buried by special interests. Reagan managed to cut the pork for people who voted against his issues, but defended his allies’ pork. That’s just how it works.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 11:10:58 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

https://www.vocativ.com/culture/science/members-penetrating-look-worlds-first-penis-museum/


8 posted on 03/27/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

This one definitely tops my list.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT by Durbin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Durbin

This is even better than the Republican the other day shooting Obamacare with an AR-15


10 posted on 03/27/2014 11:15:55 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

I see why Sarah Palin has endorsed this fellow Mama Grizzly!


11 posted on 03/27/2014 11:18:15 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gen.Blather

Re your #7:

You’ve explained the problem well and it’s been in existence since we’ve had a congress. What’s the solution?


12 posted on 03/27/2014 11:19:04 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

“What’s the solution?”

I don’t think there’s a single magic bullet. But term limits would help. (I have a friend who says every politician should serve two terms, one in office and another in prison.) But limiting everybody to two terms would help. THe problem is we have a permanent poltical class. It costs on average 10 million dollars to run a successful Senate campaingn and 3.1 million to run for the House. People don’t spend that kind of money without expecting a payback. They all get rich once they’re there.

Another thing that would help is if it said in the constitution that any law they make applies to them. Another thing would be to pass a law that nothing can be named for a politician until he has been dead 50 years. (A hundred years would be even better.) The Cynthia McKinney parkway comes to mind.

Another thing is no presidential libraries and no free office space for former politicians. Why should we give a lobbyist free office space. Another thing is to outlaw becoming a lobbyist after you leave office. Or, appointing a current or former lobbyist to office.

I’m sure that would all help. But, it won’t happen.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 11:26:35 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: All

I heard her interviewed today... She says she has some more interesting commercials to run but, she won’t tip her hat to give away the surprise just yet.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 11:28:07 AM PDT by uncle fenders
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Gen.Blather

Those things you suggested would indeed help but as you acknowledged, they won’t happen, at least not in my life time, I’m already 68 years old.

On the other hand, as an Illinois citizen, I’ve said since I’ve been here, (many times too), that Illinois would never have a concealed carry law, in my life time.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 11:31:53 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Will she slash farm subsidies?


16 posted on 03/27/2014 11:37:47 AM PDT by golux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

The way to change it is to change the rules in Congress to ban amendments to unrelated bills that include pork.

A bill to fund a military base shouldn’t include funding for a joggling path in Oregon, and shrimp treadmills in LA.

If they would all agree to change the rules to ban pork, then none of them could run on bringing home the pork.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 11:38:29 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Graybeard58

“Those things you suggested would indeed help but as you acknowledged, they won’t happen, at least not in my life time, I’m already 68 years old.”

I have the sense that America is poised on a cusp. We could go pure Soviet communist or we could perhaps go back to the relationship citizens had with the government in 1920. Perhaps we’ll just mildly step back from the precipice; defeat Obamacare and maybe get rid of one or two alphabet regulators. (I’d vote to delete the EPA.)

The problem is the government is too powerful. Any powerful organization becomes corrupted as people work their way into it and subvert its purpose to push their agenda. (Like global warming (redistribution) or one world government (more redistribution.) The Annenberg project is a perfect example. Walter Annenberg was a rich conservative and his foundation was to pursue those goals. Instead it financed Obama and his buddy Karl Ayers in their efforts to turn schools into communist training centers.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 11:46:31 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Should play well in Iowa. Lots of farm related businesses and family members still on the farm


19 posted on 03/27/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gen.Blather

It can be done, but no one has the guts/gonads/leadership/vision/courage to do it. Here’s how it would work:

1. The Federal government could only spend...say 7% (?) of our combined gross incomes. So if you add up what we make in a year and and it comes to $100, the government can spend $7.00. No more.
2. No borrowing except for times of war, and only then by a 2/3 vote.
3. No deductions for the individual taxpayers except for charitable contributions.
4. EVERYONE pays, regardless of whether they make $1.00 a year or $1 billion a year.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 11:51:35 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: DennisR

DennisR, I’ll vote for you.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Gen.Blather
That’s just how it works.

They are crooks, plain and simple.

Some of us here remember the House Bank and House post office. I think Rush brought them up today.

5% approval and yet about 90% retention rate. It isn't them, it is us that are at fault.

22 posted on 03/27/2014 12:03:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009

“This is even better than the Republican the other day shooting Obamacare with an AR-15”

Yeah, both are effective.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 12:07:37 PM PDT by Durbin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: golux
Will she slash farm subsidies?

I hope I'm wrong, but that would probably be too much to hope for. :(

24 posted on 03/27/2014 12:10:10 PM PDT by EveningStar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: itsahoot

“5% approval and yet about 90% retention rate. It isn’t them, it is us that are at fault. “

I studied marketing for my MBA. A mathematician came up with a formulae that said if you put x amount of money into advertising you’d make Y% profit. It didn’t matter what you sold. He took it to a company and to prove the formulae he said, “I tell you what. We’ll sell rocks.” And, they did. Recall the Pet Rock? They made $4 million dollars, exactly what he said they’d make.
The thing is, McCain spent 23 million dollars when a conservative tried to primary him and he won the primary. Then he won the general election as the incumbent almost always does.

It’s not that the informed voter who is at fault, it’s that the informed voter is probably just 40% of the electorate.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 12:13:36 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

I want to know how she intends to resist the obviously successful program Washington uses to co-opt freshmen congressional representatives.

Exposing for us what that program is would go a long way toward giving these “reformers” credibility they no longer deserve, regardless of their novel catch-phrases.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:34 PM PDT by papertyger (if disdain of homosexual behavior is "bigotry," is it any wonder hostility to Islam is "racism?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gen.Blather

I’d like to see the DC offices shut down completely and move the congress critters
back to an office within their district. With the advent of communications that we have
today all necessary business can be transacted with them sitting in a district office,
satellite hookups, large screens, and people from their district looking on. They can
debate, vote, file motions, etc all via wireless.

Bring them back home to the people and let the people look in on.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 12:29:14 PM PDT by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Great campaign ad!


28 posted on 03/27/2014 12:31:52 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deport

“Bring them back home to the people and let the people look in on.”

In DC they’re living a lifestyle of the rich and powerful. You can’t have the concentrated adulation of hundreds of sycophants at home. The idea is to be seen in all the right places and with all the right people. You can’t do that in Peoria.

But, I agree with you. Also, it makes America invulnerable to a one nuke decapitationg blast.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 12:32:21 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Love the comment some left at the link:

“Your castration skills will do you no good in Washington. Nobody in DC has any balls.”


30 posted on 03/27/2014 12:45:57 PM PDT by tired&retired
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar
Does anybody know how to post comments on Youtube? I used to until they were taken over by Google+ and now I can't even find info on how to do it.........

Screw the Google+ help site, it locks up my computer........

31 posted on 03/27/2014 12:54:52 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

I assume I’ll have to go to the YouTube, wait a while for it to load and then maybe be barely able to hear it to find out what the line is? Pity. I’ll just have to assume it’s standard campaign hype.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 1:04:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Any politician who promises to cut all federal spending to his or her state and locale without favoritism for any special interest and makes the effort common knowledge will have a job for life now. Most voters are fed up with increasing local taxes (e.g., property taxes), fees (e.g., impact fees), regulations and joblessness enforced by them.


33 posted on 03/27/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gen.Blather
it’s that the informed voter is probably just 40% of the electorate.

Maybe less than 40%, then consider half of those don't vote.

34 posted on 03/27/2014 10:06:20 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson