Skip to comments.Republicans mount attack on Braley over chickens
Posted on 08/13/2014 9:51:32 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Republicans are mounting an attack on Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley over a dispute with one of his neighbors involving some chickens.
On social media and beginning Wednesday in a web video, conservatives have been criticizing the Waterloo lawyer over the incident at his second home at Holiday Lake in Powesheik County.
The dispute arose this spring when Braley's wife, Carolyn, lodged a complaint with their homeowner's association about chickens running free. After that, Rep. Braley called the association's attorney, Tom Lacina, about the matter.
An email from Lacina to the association's board said "the implication from Mr. Braley was that he wants to avoid a 'litigious situation.'"
The emails were first posted Monday by The Iowa Republican, a conservative website. Braley is running against state Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican, for the open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.
The chickens were being kept by a neighbor, who said she used them as therapy animals for children with mental health and communications issues, according to Lacina's email.
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American Crossroads has an amusing ad on the topic, which in linked in this article. There seems to be a growing consensus that Bruce Braley is an elitist snob, while Joni Ernst is just folks. I prefer to win on serious issues, but this is just too much fun.
The real story here is what a whiny liberal puke he sounds like...oh, guess what? He is one.
The contempt just oozes from this article. “Republicans...are attacking him...over chickens!” If the party affiliations were reversed, it would be taken completely seriously, e.g. “new questions raised about Republican’s threats to neighbors”.
The attacks on Braley appear to be working.
This is a chickensh!t issue.
I have seen some of Braley’s ads and all they do is smear Earnst by saying she is associated with the Koch brothers and Sarah Palin. Braley was a poor candidate and will not go over well with small town Iowa. Sadly the election may hinge on liberal enclaves like Des Moines and the Quad Cities with large unions and Iowa City home of the loonies at the University of Iowa.
Chickens gotta be free.
Me too, but whatever works. If people actually give a damn about some dispute with a neighbor, that's fine and dandy.