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November 3rd, 2013

Kevin’s Korner: Braley Lied, Insurance Plans Died and Paulistinians Go Mainstream

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We now know that President Obama lied when he said, over and over “if you like your plan, you can keep it” … Hundreds of thousands Millions of Americans are getting booted off their current insurance plan because of Obamacare. This is not news to Barack Obama or his administration. They knew, for at least three years, this would happen, but repeated the lie hundreds of times …

Which brings us to Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley. He also lied to the American people. He lied to Iowans. Towelboy Bruce said, in an official press release from his congressional office, Obamacare would “allow Americans to maintain their choice of health insurance”. Lie.

And just in case Braley wants to play the “I didn’t know this would happen game”, don’t even think it about, Towelboy. In that same official press release, you also said, “After reading the bill, listening to my constituents and debating the bill’s provisions in Congress, I’m convinced this legislation is good for Iowa.”

Yep. Bruce Braley, U.S. Senate wannabe, admits he read the bill, which means he knew thousands of Iowans would lose their current health plan, but he lied to us anyway. On top of that, Braley claimed “this legislation is good for Iowa” …

Towelboy Bruce made it even worse for himself last week, when he compared Obamacare to the Wizard of Oz, claiming people went to see the Wizard because of the wonderful things he did. Just one problem: The Wizard was a complete fraud. Just like Braley and every other democrat who pushed this atrocity on us …


Poor Bruce. If he only had a brain … Methinks when Towelboy watched “The Wizard of Oz”, he was hanging out with Towelie, the audio was turned to down and Pink Floyd’sDark Side of the Moon” was turned up … Braley would have to be stoned to sport that chia head look he wore in the ‘70s.

Braley and Obama fros

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received plenty of scorn and ridicule last week as well. She also did her best Wicked Witch of the West impersonation when a Tennessee state senator offered her a gift: a “Websites for Dummies” book:

Photo by Andrew J. Breig/Daily News

Photo by Andrew J. Breig/Daily News

More bad news for Sebelius and Barack: A federal appeals court struck down the birth control mandate in Obamacare. The court supports business owners who object, based on religious grounds, to covering their employees’ contraception …

Remarkably, the issues of life and religious freedom triumphed in the courtroom last week. I say remarkably, because although they should triumph, they rarely do … Three days after a federal judge overturned Texas’ late term abortion restrictions, a federal appeals court reinstated most of the restrictions.


Texas Governor Rick Perry praised the appeals courts’ ruling. Perry will headline the Polk County GOP dinner this Thursday … His visit to Iowa is one of a slew of by big name Republicans in the next two weeks. We’ve also got Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Scott Brown and Paul Ryan coming to our First-in-the-Nation caucus state. 26 months from caucus day and things are already getting interesting.

My clandestine, ubiquitous informants tell me two prominent members of the State Central Committee have been badmouthing one of the candidates vying for vacant seat in the Third District, and have put their support behind another. And some members of the Third District Executive Committee are not happy about it … Here’s the DEC’s message to those SCC members, courtesy of Seth Rogen.

Former Iowa House candidate Steve McCoy didn’t take too kindly to his utter lack of support in the recent GOP nominating convention for the Senate District 13 race. Shortly after McCoy, and two others, lost in a landslide to current Iowa House Rep. Julian Garrett, McCoy resigned as co-chair of the Warren County GOP, citing the convention as the reason why. The convention delegates were the Warren and Madison County central committees.

One of the most watched Iowa Senate races next year could be in SD 5. Dem incumbent Daryl Beall presides over a district that contains almost 700 more Republicans than Democrats. Ft. Dodge businessman Tim Kraayenbrink is the first GOP candidate to announce his bid to challenge Beall …

BTW, Republicans now outnumber Democrats by 623 in Iowa, 616,918 to 616,295.

Jack Hatch in Clear Lake

As our friends at the Iowa Gif-t Shop pointed out, Jack Hatch’s years spent sucking up to union thugs were wasted, as they endorsed Tyler Olson over Hatch in the I’m Going to Lose to Branstad by 10 points democrat primary … In a pathetic attempt to steal the headlines from Olson, Hatch announced his plan to raise taxes on Iowans. Yes, really …

Jack, next time you need to feed your massive ego, perhaps go back to your old standby of n-word dropping. That’ll get you plenty of news coverage.

If perennial congressional hopeful Steve Rathje spent 1/10 as much time trying to raise money as he did posting his almost daily 10 paragraph diatribes on Facebook, he would have raised a lot more than $7,600 last quarter … Just sayin’ …

Finally, good news for the Paulistinians. They’ve hit the mainstream. NBC News’ Kasie Hunt discussed their well-deserved moniker, and properly credited for coining the term during a “Morning Joe” segment last week:

That’s it for this week. Thanks for dropping by. The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.

Cover photo by Gordon Donovan, Yahoo/Photo by Dave Davidson,

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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

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