Skip to comments.This GOP Candidate's Ad About Castrating Hogs May Have the Best Opening Line in Campaign History
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.
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I like it!!
When you get to the nut cut’n, we need a change in DC
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”
Just waiting for some moron to come along and say “That’s Racist”.
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.
This one definitely tops my list.
This is even better than the Republican the other day shooting Obamacare with an AR-15
I see why Sarah Palin has endorsed this fellow Mama Grizzly!
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?
“Whats 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.
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.
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.
Will she slash farm subsidies?
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.
“Those things you suggested would indeed help but as you acknowledged, they wont happen, at least not in my life time, Im 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.
Should play well in Iowa. Lots of farm related businesses and family members still on the farm
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.
DennisR, I’ll vote for you.
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.
“This is even better than the Republican the other day shooting Obamacare with an AR-15”
Yeah, both are effective.
I hope I'm wrong, but that would probably be too much to hope for. :(
“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.
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.
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.
Great campaign ad!
“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.
Love the comment some left at the link:
“Your castration skills will do you no good in Washington. Nobody in DC has any balls.”
Screw the Google+ help site, it locks up my computer........
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.
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.
Maybe less than 40%, then consider half of those don't vote.