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April 15th, 2012
 

Kevin’s Korner: Working Women, Fighting for Life, and Photos with Felons

Greetings and welcome. I’m just the lonely man here on the Korner. What I’m waiting for, I don’t know.

Lots of talk about the life issue last week. Annette Sweeney’s amendment, which would strip funding from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, is a good thing. Nine other states have done it. There’s no reason Iowa should not take this positive step … Personhood should have a chance for floor debate too. That is the ultimate goal, but there’s no need to sabotage other bills that could save lives.

Meanwhile, the Senate Republicans vociferously stood up for life this week, in a fascinating 16-minute debate. Kent Sorenson was very strong, and righteous, during this exchange:

Senate Dem Jack Hatch: “Are you willing to take over $1.5 billion of federal dollars away from the health and safety of every women, every child and every family involved in Medicaid in this state?”

Senate Republican Kent Sorenson: “Senator Hatch, I’m just curious. How many babies are you willing to slaughter, dismember and throw in a garbage can for a billion dollars?” … That sent the Dems into a conniption. Well played, Kent. Well played …

Which leads us to a very big question. Why are Iowa taxpayers still paying for abortions that are outside the three agreed upon exceptions: rape, incest, and life of the mother? … There is evidence that we still are. Much more on this story in the coming week …

Hilary Rosen, the “non-Obama adviser” who has visited the Obama White House 35 times and met with Obama personally five times, did the Romney campaign the biggest possible favor anyone could have … I have stated before that the best thing Mitt Romney’s campaign has going for it is Ann Romney. And Hilary Rosen’s ignorant statement just made Ann Romney a star … For the record, raising five kids, battling MS and cancer are all full-time jobs …

BTW, Rosen’s immediate reaction to the backlash was “spare me the faux anger” … I have a better idea. Spare us the faux apologies from Obama, Axelrod, Rosen and the rest of the Democrat machine … What Rosen said about Ann Romney had already been discussed in strategy sessions with top Democrat operatives. They know she’s a great surrogate for Mitt Romney … In reality, the Democrats fully support what Rosen said, but the Obama White House is really all about politics, so they will publicly denounce Rosen while privately seeking her counsel.

It turns out Rick Santorum’s primary reason for dropping out of the presidential race is that he ran out of money … The health of precious Bella and a potential loss in his home state were factors. But money is the fuel that drives presidential campaigns. The funds stopped coming in after he lost in Wisconsin.  Santorum could no longer compete with the Romney machine …

In the end, Mitt bought the GOP nomination. It took him six years to do it, but the task is complete, except for the official pronouncement … BTW, congrats to Bella Santorum for becoming a life member of the NRA. May it be a long and prosperous life.

The longer Newt Gingrich stays in the race, the more he destroys his legacy. Newt’s continued, pointless presence, along with his big mouth, is costing him any chance of returning to his cushy gig as a Fox News contributor. Roger Ailes says Newt has burned his bridges over there.

Is the Tea Party dead in Iowa? The annual Tax Day Tea Party rally at the Iowa State Capitol was postponed “due to the threat of inclement weather” … Last year’s freezing cold temperatures provided significantly worse weather than the little bit of rain we got Saturday morning … I think there were other reasons for the postponement. I tried for a week to get organizers to tell me who was speaking at the event. The only name I got was WHO’s Simon Conway

This is a major election year. Tea Party fever should be at an all-time high. It isn’t. I realize Romney isn’t the Tea Party choice, but we have four congressional races and dozens of House and Senate races in Iowa this year … The lack of enthusiasm is a far cry from when we had 4,000 people at the Capitol three years ago and large rallies all over the state.

Get those Number 2 pencils out. Its Quiz Time here on the Korner …  What is wrong with the above headline from the liberal DM Register? … Anti-abortion activist rejected for state medical board post … Anyone? Anyone? … Wrong! … There’s actually nothing wrong with it, by itself. Pro-life/anti-abortion are both acceptable descriptions …

However, who wants to bet that the Register, or any other MSM liberal outlet, has never called anyone a “pro-abortion activist”? … That’s what they are …  In fact, “pro-abortion activist” is an accurate description of the Register, its editorial board and a good portion of its writers …

The article then states, in its first sentence, that Colleen Pasnik was rejected by the Iowa Senate “because she was once photographed next to a convicted felon” … That’s quite a standard the Dems in the Iowa Senate are setting. I wonder if they hold members of their own party to the same standard …

Hmmm …

Wow …

I guess not …

Wait, isn’t John Edwards on trial for felony charges? Quick, hide all those pics of him with Iowa Dems

Oops …

Too late … .

It’s ok. Don’t panic, lefties. At least the Iowa Dems’ Golden Child, Bruce Braley, isn’t connected to the future felon …

Finally, the awful Corn Pone Pewter Family Cy-Hawk Trophy has been hopefully smelted into a hubcap. Hopefully. There are three new options for the new design of the Cy-Hawk Trophy. You get to pick the winner. Frankly, I think “None of the Above” should be an option, but you can make your choice here.

Thanks for reading. Like a monkey on your back, you need it. But do you love it enough to leave it?

Photo by Dave Davidson, Prezography.com


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Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor's office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad's 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for TheIowaRepublican.com.




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