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August 25th, 2013
 

Kevin’s Korner: Betrayals, Turncoats and Big Liberty’s Latest Scheme

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Written by: Kevin Hall
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Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. Betrayal is common for men with no conscience.

Two significant rulings came out of Saturday’s Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee meeting. One could have a significant impact on the U.S. Senate race. And yes, the motives for this decision are questionable … Not that the Paulistinian-controlled regime would do anything to make me question their motives …

The SCC decided to push the 2014 Iowa Republican state convention back from June 14 to July 12 … This is a terrible decision … For one, since newly elected SCC members take control after the state convention, this decision gives the current regime another month in power …

More significantly, it could extend the Republican U.S. Senate primary race an extra month. If no one surpasses 35%, the nomination goes to convention. With a crowded field, this is a possibility …

Not only would this delay give the Golden Child Bruce Braley an easier path to victory. It would also give campaigns, and certain groups, more time to organize their delegates. Yes, Big Liberty, I’m looking at you

RPI’s stated reason for moving the convention to mid-July is that it takes 30 days for the secretary of state’s office to canvass the election results, and that might be necessary if a candidate is very close to the 35% threshold …

However, this reasoning isn’t accurate. State law provides a maximum of 27 days for canvassing. But it doesn’t have to, and wouldn’t, take that long … And since when does the state party gear its convention around a possible nominating battle, 10 months before the primary?

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The other decision that was reached by the SCC was a new bylaw that would block RPI from sending out mailers on behalf of candidates involved in contested primaries. I agree with this decision. The state party shouldn’t take sides in primaries. Period …

This was an issue in 2012, as the GOP’s House and Senate majority funds used RPI’s mail to promote incumbents, so it wasn’t exactly the state party doing it. It still looked bad, though.

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Moving on, my reaction to a certain local Republican suddenly deciding he’s a democrat, and the ensuing liberal media happy dance, is this: My analysis concludes that he is either schizophrenic, a fraud or an attention whore. Possibly all three …

Here’s why: One month before this person submitted his resignation letter to the Polk GOP, he was on this website in the comments section, under the name “Everybody Loves Reagan”, praising Rush Limbaugh. More than once …

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He admitted to me that was his commenting name … I know he’s had others as well …

Yet now, despite his love of Limbaugh, and Reagan, somehow, this person believes the GOP is “too conservative” … BTW, Rush believes it’s not conservative enough  … And the party has not suddenly gotten more conservative since the time this person was elected, in mid-March

This same person also campaigned harder than anyone I’ve ever seen for a secondary position in a county party. The same people he backstabbed in his resignation letter, which he decided to make public, were the ones he was calling and texting three or four times a day, every day, for months, trying to insure his election … Those same Republicans are now “too conservative” …

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This same person also wanted to write up a recap of the Polk GOP dinner held in May, headlined by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and submit to this website. But he didn’t want to use his own name as the author. He wanted me to sign it, even though I wasn’t at the dinner …

This person was upset that TIR’s coverage of the dinner didn’t slam certain members of the State Central Committee for not attending … So he wanted to do it, anonymously … TIR declined this ridiculous suggestion …

I just looked back at this turncoat’s “victory plan” that he used for part of his campaign for county party office. He talked at length about “integrity”. Hilarious. This person has backstabbed all the people he repeatedly pestered to help him. That includes every single member of the Polk GOP central committee. He phoned them all, more than once, and pledged to help build the party …

He also backstabbed the 48 prominent Republicans who put their names on the line to publicly endorse his bid. Apparently, they are all now “extremists”, too …

I am not mentioning this person’s name, because that is exactly what he wants. He’s just like the ill-mannered child at the grown up party, saying, “Hey everybody! Look at me! Look at me!” … Had he skipped the media tour, this wouldn’t be an issue. But he is now on a media tour promoting his newfound love of liberals …

Democrats, you want him, you can have him. But be weary. He is not to be trusted …

You want to leave the GOP? Great. I have my doubts about whether you were ever really a Republican to begin with … So, here is our fond farewell, just for you:

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for dropping by.

CORRECTION: No money was spent by the Iowa Senate Republicans defending incumbents in 2012 primary races.


About the Author

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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