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July 14th, 2013
 

Kevin’s Korner: Four More Northey, Idiot Convention and Illegitimate Candidates

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.-Einstein

The Trayvon Martin case is a tragedy. However, George Zimmerman is not guilty. Period. End of story. Let’s move on with our lives …

While Zimmerman is not guilty, the same cannot be said of the liberal media. They are culpable in turning this story into a circus show and smearing a man before garnering the facts …

In the least shocking decision of the night, after the verdict was read, MSDNC immediately allowed noted race hustler Al Sharpton to spew his nonsense, which included a demand that Obama’s justice department to get involved with the now-concluded case … Let’s not forget, Obama interjected himself into this story from the beginning …

Of course, it was Sharpton and his allies in the liberal media who smeared George Zimmerman from the beginning, repeatedly claiming he was “white”, accusing him of using a racial smear, when he had not, and editing audio to make him sound racist …

It’ll be nice to not hear about this story non-stop on every TV news and talk radio program in the country … Now, can the media please get back to covering important issues, like what’s Lindsay Lohan up to these days?

Speaking of the liberal media, the crack political staff at the DM Register decided the idiot convention merited full-scale, live tweet coverage Saturday, but the state’s supposed source for news couldn’t be bothered to cover a large Republican event held by Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, that included Senator Grassley and other elected officials. Oh yeah. Northey also announced his plans to run for reelection in 2014

The idiot convention decided to take their show on the road, with the Register tweeter in tow, as they trespassed on David Oman’s private property and destroyed his lawn … Why were they protesting Oman? Apparently because he’s on the steering committee for a group that is concerned about our nation’s debt … The horror! …

BTW, that debt now stands at around $59,606,800,000,000 … Was Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch one of the protestors? We know he doesn’t “give a f*** about the debt” …

Speaking of Dem gubernatorial candidates who have no chance, Tyler Olson’s campaign kickoff tour onslaught against people who are older than him, has been riveting. There’s nothing more exciting than hearing the exact same 12-minutes stump speech, verbatim, over and over …

With Bill Northey, Matt Schultz and likely Branstad-Reynolds running for reelection, plus Mary Mosiman’s bid to remain state auditor, the Iowa Republican statewide ticket is looking strong. Now we just need to find strong candidates to run for treasurer and attorney general, and someone viable to emerge from the crowded U.S. Senate field …

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My clandestine, ubiquitous informants tell me Rod Roberts heads to Washington, D.C. in about one week to speak with the Iowa congressional delegation and other big wigs regarding his potential senate run … Roberts is still strongly considering getting in …

Meanwhile, there is still plenty of room for other candidates to enter the field, but the last thing we need is a bunch of no name halfwits cluttering things …

Memo to all wannabe U.S. Senate candidates who have no prayer of winning: If I do a google search of you and cannot find a campaign website or any links related to you on in the first two pages, other than a ridiculous DM Register story, then you do not qualify as a legitimate candidate …

Five prerequisites to being considered a legitimate U.S. Senate candidate, if you have not held elected office before or you’re not independently wealthy:

1-Create a freaking campaign website

2-Have some social media presence

3-Raise some money

4-Hire some staff

5-File with the FEC

If you haven’t done these things or have neither the intention nor the means to do them, then you are not a legitimate candidate. Do not ask me to write about you. Do not ask any groups to let you speak at their candidate forums. Do not ask county central committee chairs to get your ballot petitions filled out for you … Keep your day job, or get one, and don’t waste our time …

Three other things that disqualify you from being a legitimate Iowa Republican U.S. Senate candidate:

1-You support abortion

2-You look and smell like you live in your car

3-Your base of support is a bunch of cultists in Las Vegas

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There has been no visible movement in the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee investigation into Kent Sorenson. Committee Chair Wally Horn says he has not heard of any progress in the case. Same for another member of the committee I spoke to recently. Peter Waldron, who filed the complaint, also has not heard any details … Des Moines attorney Mark Weinhardt was appointed to handle the investigation.

Harry Reid made what had to be a difficult admission last week: “I ate sh** on some of those nominees,” the senate majority leader told his Democrat colleagues. This puts Senator Reid in truly exclusive territory, right up there with noted fecal freak Critical Bill and turd herder Shooter McGavin.

Seven months ago, I sat at a table with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell at the RPI’s Reagan dinner. At the time, McDonnell was considered a future presidential contender. I wasn’t overly impressed with him that night, but thought he delivered a good speech …

However, in talking to one state senator a few days later, that respected Republican official thought McDonnell was a phony and seemed a little too eager to push his own personal goals. Looking at his ongoing scandals in Virginia, it’s obvious that state senator was right. Bob McDonnell is toast …

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One Republican governor who isn’t toast is Rick Perry. The guy who shot to the top of the presidential field and then came crashing to earth soon thereafter has seen his political fortunes reignited with good, conservative governance … Perry will save lives with his late term abortion ban and other restrictions he and the Texas legislature outmaneuvered the pro-abort wackos to pass …

11,000 babies per year killed in late term abortions. If we can’t save all of the unborn, we should save as many as possible. That is what the Texas legislature intends to do. Good for them.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for dropping by. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.-George Bernard Shaw

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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