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July 21st, 2013

Kevin’s Korner: Cruzin’ in Iowa, Stand Your Ground and More GOP Primaries

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. The best revenge is massive success.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz made a strong impression on Iowans during his visit here last week. Everyone I spoke with, from the large group of Iowa pastors to the longtime GOP activists who met with him, were impressed by the conservative star … He “gets it” …

It is also obvious that Senator Cruz is laying the groundwork in Iowa for a potential presidential run … My clandestine, ubiquitous informants tell me Cruz and his people were less than happy with RPI’s handling of his visit there. Hoping to meet activists beyond the Paulistinians, Cruz’ people reached out to conservatives across the state and invited them to the event … sat down for an interview with Ted Cruz on Friday. Along with other topics, we discussed Iowa’s U.S. Senate race and our state’s role in the presidential nomination process. We will bring you the full interview on Monday here on TIR


The idiot brigade tried to force itself into Republican Party of Iowa headquarters Friday … It was kind of like what happened there in 2012, except this time they weren’t successful.

There is something seriously wrong with our society for people to get all worked up over David Young’s comments about wanting to sit down for lunch with Sen. Chuck Schumer and spread the good word of Jesus Christ

This is exactly what the Christian religion teaches us to do. And maybe if more of us would take the time to sit down, have a conversation, and try to understand where others are coming from, we would all be better off …  If your delicate sensibilities were offended by what Young said, then you seriously need to lighten up, Frances.

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Gubernatorial wannabe Jack N wordHatch boasted on Facebook that he “met with neighbors of Tom and Christie Vilsack” in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday … Did they bus a bunch of people in from Washington, D.C.? That’s where Poohsack and the Abortion Queen have lived for the past several years and the only place any of their “neighbors” could come from.

I don’t even know what to say about this, other than “Race Baiters Unite” and “Sharpton Pickpockets Holder”  …


While our “post-racial” president helped fan the flames of racial division in this country, or at least made no effort to put them out, Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke the truth about the Zimmerman verdict …

Obama and the Democrats are going to try to make the 2014 election about race, division and repealing Stand Your Ground (aka self-defense) laws in several states … Because dividing people, whether it’s by race (Trayvon Martin), gender (war on women) or class (war on the middle class), is how Democrats win. That’s because they can’t win on the issues, so they promote phony narratives …

Meanwhile, the most pathetic panderer in U.S. political history, Hillary Clinton, is slated to be the Dems presidential nominee in 2016. Hillary rediscovered her fake southern accent last week while speaking to a group of black women …

Liberal logic: Sitting down for lunch and discussing religion = offensive.  Developing a fake accent when speaking to certain groups so you can pander to them = deserves applause … Brilliant.

The Lyon County GOP fundraiser on August 8 is shaping up to be a blockbuster event, and the stellar lineup just got a little better. It will be officially announced later today that former South Dakota governor, and likely future U.S. senator, Mike Rounds will speak at the event … Rounds is very popular in our northwest neighbor state and that election could be the tipping point that returns the U.S. senate back to Republican hands in 2014

Other speakers at the event include 2012 Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum, Congressman Steve King, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Secretary of State Matt Schultz … The Sioux, Osceola and O’Brien County GOPs are also helping to organize the event.

We now have at least four likely GOP primaries in 2014 legislative races. Along with the already drama-filled HD 91 competition between Mark LeRette and Emily Lofgren, three candidates are looking at the SD 39 race: Michael Moore (who has an interesting resume, but a horrendous name for a Republican), SCC member Bob Anderson and former Tiffin Mayor Royce Phillips

Meanwhile, two sitting Iowa House Republicans in northwest Iowa have drawn likely primary challengers … In HD 2, soon-to-be 21-year old Jake Dagel, an outspoken conservative activist, is strongly considering taking on Rep. Megan Hess (R-Spencer). In HD 3, military veteran Brad Nagel has already announced his intentions to run. That seat is currently held by Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) … At least one of these races will turn ugly, and therefore, counterproductive.

Finally, Rolling Stone magazine decided to give Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev a glamorous cover shot on their latest edition. In response, State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy releases a more apropos photo of this scumbag:

tsarnaev surrenders

Sgt. Murphy deserves a promotion.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for dropping by. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

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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