Skip to comments.Report: Dem Senate Candidate Threatens to Sue His Neighbors For the Stupidest Reason Ever
Posted on 07/15/2014 12:04:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) is running for a US Senate seat in the Hawkeye State. But he recently ran into a bit of trouble when he was caught on camera, in Mitt Romney-like fashion, sneering about farmers and the states favorite Republican elder statesman. Since then, his campaign has suffered a number of embarrassing missteps along the way, and the path to victory, it seems, isnt getting any easier.
And yet the most recent controversy to besmirch his image as a 'man of the people' is really quite silly. In brief, after his neighbors chicken wandered onto his vacation property, instead of dealing with the dispute cordially and with grace -- as most Iowans presumably would -- he threatened to resolve the matter through the local court system.
I suppose litigation is what trial lawyers do best, but one wonders how such rank pettiness will be perceived by voters in his home state:
Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, threatened to sue a homeowners association after a chicken crossed onto his vacation home property in Iowa, again raising concerns that the Senate candidate is out-of-touch with farmers in the state, the Iowa Republican reports.
The dispute started this spring after one of his neighbors chickens appeared on his vacation property in Holiday Lake, Iowa:
"Braleys wife Carolyn attended a May 8 meeting of the Holiday Lake Owners Association to complain about the fowl. The dispute escalated, causing the association to incur nearly $1,700 in legal fees after Braley called the associations attorney with an implied threat of legal action.
'Its stupid that it went this far. Any reasonable person would have talked to their neighbor in a reasonable fashion instead,' said Bill Nagle, an association board member. 'For being brought up on a farm, he sure has lost his rural, farm values.'"
Ordinarily I would dismiss this kind of a story. But when a candidate tries so desperately to relate to his constituents, and fails so spectacularly, I cant help but write about it.
Or he could have done the SSS. Snap neck, stew pot and shut up.
Why did the chicken wander onto democrat Braley’s vacation property?
There’s a good joke or two here somewhere. If only I could think of one.
They will never hear about it because the story will be spiked by the news organizations.
Maybe it was a Tea Party chicken...
I hope he calls upon the chicken to testify. The chicken would make him look even more stupid... the cluck.
Well liberals aren’t very smart
“They will never hear about it because the story will be spiked by the news organizations.”
Given the left leanings of the Des Moines Register, I’d say you’re correct.
That’s why some PAC needs to take this incident and send out a mailing to a lot of revoters in Iowa. Something like this shouldn’t go un-reported. It tells you volumes about the kind of guy that Bruce Braley really is.
Naturally, they had to throw in a snark about Romney. I don’t recall Romney suing anybody over a wandering chicken.
I didn’t know Bama was in Iowa that month...
Why did the chicken cross the road? Bama came to town.
Why did the chicken cross the property line (’border’)?
Braley voted for the Dream Act. (chicks can stay)
Why did the Chicken cross the road?
To irritate the Liberal...
Good thing this guy is not my neighbor, I have free range chickens and ducks. My neighbor gets free eggs.
Chickens coming home to roost.
What a retard! And I say that with all mental retardation examples in mind! The man must be mentally reatrded, just like all liberals.
(His exact quote)
“Theres a good joke or two here somewhere.”
Ohhhhh! I could tell you a great one! But,,, I’d get banned!
This needs to be immediately made into an ad by Ernst’s people: ‘Bruce Braley, Pickin’ on Chickens’.. why does Bruce hate Iowa farmers?
Well, IA is known for choosing some of the worst of the worst, and not just in their caucuses either.
“Well, IA is known for choosing some of the worst of the worst, and not just in their caucuses either.”
Have you been up to Minnesota in the last 20 years?
Al Franken, Jesse Ventura...
sigh...holding head in hands...
I grew up poor and only got invited to plebeian cabins where a chicken in the yard would cause someone to say, "Huh! One of so-and-so's chickens is out. We'd better herd it back." Beats the hell out of having Mr. I-Went-to-Law-School getting the vapors and threatening litigation.