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September 8th, 2013
 

Kevin’s Korner: Red Lines, Congressional Cowards and Spiker is Right

Greetings and welcome to Kevin’s Korner. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Forgive me for the abbreviated column this week. I’m under the weather and my snark meter is barely registering. But here are a few of the things on my medicated mind …

Barack Obama might be the weakest commander-in-chief in U.S. history. He has zero leadership skills. This guy passes the buck blame on every single issue. It’s always somebody else’s fault. Usually, George W. Bush’s. Or House Republicans

Obama clearly set “a red line” one year ago, regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Now, after they allegedly used chemical weapoins, he’s saying, “I didn’t set a red line.” … Yes, you did Mr. President. Own it …

The president didn’t decide to go to Congress regarding a strike on Syria because he suddenly discovered the Constitution. He sent this decision to Congress so he can blame someone else for the fallout, whichever way they decide …

I believe Congress will reject the decision to bomb Syria, and that’s the correct decision. There is nothing to be gained here, unlike Iraq and Afghanistan … I also look forward to hearing President Obama try to make his case for war on Tuesday. And to hearing the tree hugging celebrities who blasted Bush do the same with Obama. As Buzzfeed points out, they’ve been amazingly silent so far …

BTW, am I the only who thinks it’s odd that when 98,000 people are killed in a civil war, we ignore it, but allegedly killing 1,400 is cause for war?

Two prominent eastern Iowa Republicans are flirting with a congressional run. Former Secretary of State Paul Pate says he is still considering it. And a “Draft Renee Schulte” movement has gained some traction. The former Iowa House representative says she is discussing the idea with friends and family …

Former Ron Paul backer Brent Oleson started the “Draft Renee Schulte for CongressFacebook page. Oleson must not have gotten the memo that Paulistinians are supposed to back Rod Blum. Oleson says he is “unhappy” with his current choices … Beware Brent. Paulistinians don’t like it when cult members leave the flock.

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An elected official’s most important job is to listen to and represent his constituents. Clearly, Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack did not get that memo … The Iowa Democrats blame the sequester, and a shooting from four years ago, on their reasoning for not meeting with voters in every county they represent…

This duo is a disgrace. Chuck Grassley goes to all 99 counties every single year. Loebsack represents 24 counties. Braley, 20 … But they blame not meeting with the people they represent on “budget cuts”. What a colossal load of crap. Town halls cost very little. Voters should demand to know why their federal representatives refuse to represent them … And Braley wants to represent the whole state, but can’t even meet with the people in his district.

Whitaker John Deere

Matt Whitaker is the first Republican U.S. Senate candidate to go negative in the GOP primary race. Whitaker is lashing out at the other candidates who have not signed a pledge to defund Obamacare. Only he and Sam Clovis have …

It is an interesting approach, especially since Whitaker has flip-flopped on his own stance regarding Obamacare … Attacking others on the issue could come back to bite him … Joni Ernst cites repealing and replacing Obamacare as one of her key issues and David Young supports it as well.

I’m glad the Des Moines Register finally decided to report on the Iowa Dems’ prayer for more abortions. It only took them 8 days, even though there were at least two Register reporters covering the event that included the unholy prayer … And they still omitted the most egregious and disgusting parts of the “prayer”…

RPI Chairman A.J. Spiker was right to call out governor wannabes Jack Hatch and Tyler Olson for participating in this abomination. Yes, I’m writing something positive about Spiker. And no, it’s not the first time. When you do things right, that’s what happens.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for dropping by. Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.


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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