Skip to comments.Why Joni Ernst Isn’t ‘Iowa’s Sarah Palin’
Posted on 08/18/2014 6:06:11 AM PDT by Din Maker
Standing before a crowd at the Iowa State Fair, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the crowd what she really thought about Republican Iowa Senate hopeful Joni Ernst. Shes like an onion of crazy; the more you peel back the layers, the more disturbing it is,.
This is the conventional wisdom Democrats have been pushing in this too-close-to-call race between State Sen. Ernst and Rep. Bruce Braley. Ernst is an extreme, Tea Party nut job, the female version of Ted Cruz. The problem with this line of rhetoric is: its not true.
To be sure, Ernst is more conservative than most Republicans in the Senate. She believes life begins at conception, and co-sponsored a personhood amendment in the Iowa State Senate. Personhood laws often ban several types of contraception, is also enthusiastically pro-gun. And if elected, she would make it one of her top priorities to repeal Obamacare. She also enjoys the support of those she has been lobbed together with: Cruz and Palin. She also took on her own party to help pass bills which required public schools to test for dangerous toxins in their buildings, protected funding for mental health services for Iowans and allowed parents of children with severe epilepsy to buy non-addictive cannabis oil.
To compare Ernst to Palin these days isnt fair either. Palin now is more of an entertainer akin to Rush Limbaugh than a politician. But Ernst does bear a resemblance to the politician Palin once wasthe Palin who had an 80% approval rating in Alaska and saw through compromise legislation.
It is hard enough to elect women to office where they still have less than 20% representation. It becomes exponentially harder when strong women are caricatured to political ends. This is no more true than with Republican women.
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The fortunate thing when Mayonnaise Hair yammers on about something, very few listeners are even tuning in.
Debbie Washerwoman Slut is just part of the DNC War on Women, I guess.....
No Joni will probably turn out to be Iowa’s “Lindsey Graham”, she has a GOP-e/Rino streak(I will be voting for her though).
Hardly complimentary, what this article gives on the one hand it takes on the other, reading between the lines it is designed to subtly diminish Ernst.
Try as they might Time cannot hide their bias.
The real question will be ethanol subsidies.
This from someone who is in desperate need of some mega doses anti psychotic meds.
Even the Rats know Braley is a real POS
The pot calls the snowball black.
That's the executive committee inside Debbie's head talking, right?
From Politico Playbook:
Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer is trying to sway national climate policy and the midterm elections with an ad campaign that is raising eyebrows among independent fact-checkers, some television stations, his political opponents and even a few allies using an approach that strikes observers as anywhere from groundbreaking to downright bizarre.
In Iowa, Steyers super PAC is attacking Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst with 60-second TV ads featuring a pair of cigar-chomping executives cackling in a darkened room, gleeful that an anti-tax pledge she signed will send jobs overseas. The fact-checking website PolitiFact labeled that ad false, and fact-checkers have also found holes in Steyer-backed ads that accuse Florida Gov. Rick Scott of benefiting from oil drilling near the Everglades and letting a power company fleece its customers. Ernst and Scott have threatened legal action."
“Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the crowd what she really thought about Republican Iowa Senate hopeful Joni Ernst. Shes like an onion of crazy; the more you peel back the layers, the more disturbing it is.
Coming from the psychotic, crazed Debbie Barbed Wire Hair Schultz, this is a proclamation of sanity for Ernst.
It’s great to see that others on this site loathe Debbie Wasaman Schultz as much as I do.
As if lying in campaign ads is against the law now?