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June 2nd, 2013
 

Kevin’s Korner: Dealing with the Devil, Hack Hypocrisy and Young’s Not a Witch

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. The future isn’t what it used to be.

So, let me get this straight: For the first time in decades, we’ve got a golden opportunity to pick up a U.S. Senate seat, yet the only elected official in the entire state with the testicular ovarialogicial fortitude to run for the seat is Joni Ernst? … Seriously? …

I like and admire Sen. Ernst, Matt Whitaker, Rod Roberts, Sam Clovis and Mark Jacobs. Quality people with great resumes. I think we have a good crop of potential candidates who are capable for taking out the very beatable, ultra-liberal Bruce Braley … Still, the GOP field is not as strong as it should be and that is disappointing …

I haven’t met former Grassley chief of staff David Young yet, but I like what I hear so far … Young leapfrogged Matt Whitaker to become the first Republican candidate to officially announce he was entering the U.S. Senate race … With Fred Davis serving as Young’s ad man, I’m looking forward to his pending “I’m not a witch” campaign commercial …

I doubt Sen. Grassley will endorse in the primary. The big question is, will Davis’ involvement earn David Young the coveted Christine O’Donnell endorsement? … The first candidate that can tell me the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow gets my vote.

JackI don’t give a f*** about the debtHatch got his gubernatorial campaign off to a grand start. Not only did the setting have the media chuckling, but Hatch also said he’ll drop out of the governor’s race if Poohsack or Big Debt Chet decide to enter …

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Yep, Hatch got Team Branstad quivering in their shoes when he admitted Chet Culver is a stronger candidate than himself. By all means, Chet, please run again …

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Since the Southside Mafia has already chosen Hatch’s replacement in the Iowa Senate, and he has no chance of beating Branstad, I would say Jack’s days of dropping N-bombs and F-bombs at the State Capitol are numbered.

Secretary of State wannabe Brad Hack Anderson continues his unfettered hypocrisy … Hack constantly rails against the simple concept of showing a photo ID before you vote, because he thinks that’s too complicated for Dem voters …

However, Hack proudly trumpets the endorsements of two unions. We’re still waiting for Anderson to denounce unions that require photo ID’s in their officer elections. I’m sure that announcement is coming any day now …

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BTW, while Hack Anderson and his allies keep claiming there is no voter fraud, the chief of staff for Florida Congressman Joe Garcia resigned on Friday after he was caught  submitting hundreds of fraudulent absentee ballot requests … This shyster, Jeffrey Garcia, also worked on the campaign for Democrat Patrick Murphy, who beat Tea Party favorite Allen West by less then 2,000 votes … Hmmm…

For all you Dems who keep denying there is voter fraud in Iowa, has it occurred to you how easy it is to cheat in Iowa elections? And how difficult it would be to catch someone who voted using someone else’s name? Voter ID is an important safeguard to insure our elections are done fairly. Period. That’s why 70% of Iowans, including 60% of Iowa Democrats, support it.

I enjoyed the Pottawattamie County GOP dinner in Council Bluffs on Friday. It was kinda like a variety show. A little comedy, some music and keynote speaker, Texas Cong. Louie Gohmert delivering a very interesting and hard-hitting speech …

However, I do think the Pott GOP erred by not cueing up some Motorhead for Gohmert’s entrance theme … It always works for HHH … Thanks to county chair Jeff Jorgenson for the invite. Full coverage of the event, including video, coming up Monday.

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Do you think Michele Bachmann has many sleepless nights thinking she made a Faustian deal with Kent Sorenson?

Not only did Congresswoman Bachmann drop out of the 2014 race, her would be Dem opponent Jim Graves announced he won’t run either, saying he achieved his goal by getting Bachmann out … This seat should be relatively easy for Republicans to hold. In fact, the GOP’s chances likely improve without Michele Bachmann in the race …

Poor Dems. They won’t have Michele Bachmann to run against, but every Republican on the ballot will be able to point to the corrupt Obama administration. I probably just jinxed it, but methinks 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year … That is, if we don’t screw it up. Again.

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The Douchebag of the Week Award goes to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura … You might recall Ventura filed a lawsuit against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle because Kyle publicly relayed a story about a fight he had with Ventura in a bar. The former pro wrestler and conspiracy peddling Paulistinian apparently got his ass handed to him

Chris Kyle was shot to death in February by a fellow soldier suffering from PTSD … So, how did Jesse Ventura respond to Kyle’s death? He asked a federal judge to add Chris Kyle’s widow as the defendant … Yep. Not only does this lady have to deal with the grief of her husband being murdered, scumbucket Jesse Ventura wants to take her money because his enormous ego can’t deal with people knowing he got floored for badmouthing U.S. soldiers.

Finally, Poor Des Moines Register. As TIR founder Craig Robinson pointed out, they’ve been getting scooped repeatedly on political stories by TheIowaRepublican and others lately. And that’s even with us holding back on countless stories out of deference to our sources … Now I’m going to scoop them on a sports story that they’re practically begging their readers to help them figure out …

Actually, I won’t give the whole thing away, because I promised not to. But my clandestine, ubiquitous informants tell me the Iowa Barnstormers have something very big, and cool, coming up in July. And, as you might expect with football, it involves pigskin … Cryptic enough for ya?

That’s it for this week. Thanks for dropping by. How terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise.

Photos by Dave Davidson


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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