Yes, even I am fair game to be on this list. You see, I totally blew off posting my weekly idiots yesterday because I was traveling for the holidays. To be honest, there was nothing preventing me from writing it, I just had other things on my mind.
To be honest it’s probably good for me to appear on this list. Maybe now the people who appear on the list will understand that everyone, myself included, do things from time to time that makes us look like idiots.
I’m an idiot for letting folks hanging.
The Republican Party of Iowa
Speaking of leaving people hanging…
I’ve received word that the Party folks are not going to include nomination petitions for any of the statewide candidates who are involved in a contested primary. On one hand I agree that candidates should have campaigns in place to distribute petition papers to each precinct. On the other, sometimes I think it’s our incumbents who need to have the infrastructure in place to get their petitions out. I mean who doesn’t remember how embarrassing it was when Jim Leach had problems getting his petitions in.
Sorry I got a little off track there. If RPI did include petitions for all statewide and congressional candidates the stack of paper would be pretty thick. Consider that you would have petitions for Grassley, Latham, King, Northey, and Vaudt. Those are givens. Then add five gubernatorial candidates, five 3rd district candidates, three second district candidates, three secretary of state candidates, and two state treasurer candidates and you can see why it would be a pain in the butt for the Party to include all the petitions.
But isn’t the sole purpose of the Party to provide some sort of apparatus for our Republican candidates? They should ask themselves a simple question, would you rather have all of these candidates work on making sure their petitions are at every precinct caucus or would you rather have them turning people out to the caucuses? I would choose the later. Plus, while the Party is trying to make life easy for themselves, each County chair and precinct leader will have to keep all of these different caucus packets straight. For example, a Polk County precinct leader could get 15 different sets of caucus materials from various candidates.
Whoever created RPI’s policy is an idiot. It’s not like they have to report the results or anything. No reason not to help all of our Republican candidates.
It looks like Tim Gill’s personal newspaper thinks there isn’t enough infighting going on within the Republican Party here in Iowa. So in an effort to stir crap up they write a story about Doug Gross which includes every negative quote that any Republican has ever said or wrote about the man over the last year. Look, we all know who doug is and what he is about, and most of us are sick of it.
Iowa Independent is an idiot for writing a story on a washed up, irrelevant man.
Seriously, nice try.
Sen. Roland Burris
Burris is out there taking credit for inserting language into the Senate health care bill that makes it possible for ACORN to receive money. How incredibly stupid is this guy? With all of the bad press ACORN has received this guy goes out of his way to help them out. This idiotic move will do nothing more than ignite a firestorm which will last for months. You can read about that here.
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