Iowa Senate candidate’s appealing new pitch: I will blow your balls off

posted at 8:01 pm on April 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, no worries: You’re safe as long as you’re not a lethal predator. If you’re keeping score, by the way, this makes two separate ads in this race that refer to severed testicles. The first was Joni Ernst’s reminiscence about castrating pigs on the family farm as a girl. She now leads the Republican primary field despite being outspent 100-1 on television ads. All that’s left is for Democrat Bruce Braley to cut an ad describing his days as a trial lawyer spent metaphorically tearing corporate fatcats’ nuts off. Maybe that’ll return him to Iowans’ good graces after the recent … unpleasantness.

The weirdest thing about this isn’t the “balls” line, it’s the background to it. This guy’s sister was in fact killed and dismembered by her husband, who pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and abuse of a corpse in 1999 and was released from prison(!) in 2011. At the time, he intended to move back to Wisconsin to be closer to his sons, a prospect that naturally terrified Quast. He said then:

Craft, who’s 48, is now at a halfway house in Allen County, according to Quast. He says the convicted felon is required to wear a tether for the next 90 days and is also required to look for a job.

Quast still has concerns. “He has time to murder my entire family in Whitewater, come back, drive back from Whitewater, Wisconsin, and tell you ‘Oops. I didn’t find a job today,’” he says.

Point being, when he warns the “sociopath” who killed his sister in the clip about not showing up at his door on pain of his having his sack removed, he’s not speaking figuratively. He really does worry that this guy might knock someday. No wonder he’s a big Second Amendment advocate.

Exit question: Cruz/Quast 2016? (No, he’s a Democrat. Drat.)


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Cool story bro.

antisense on April 9, 2014 at 8:06 PM

He just my absentee vote.

vnvet on April 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Point being, when he warns the “sociopath” who killed his sister in the clip about not showing up at his door on pain of his having his sack removed, he’s not speaking figuratively. He really does worry that this guy might knock someday.

Maybe he should be keeping his mouth shut and instead be one of those quiet types who actually should worry someone.

VorDaj on April 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I will blow your balls off

Moochelle gets goosebumps…

Electrongod on April 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

If he supports everything in the Constitution, as he claims, why is he a democrat?

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Bruce Braley has no balls. Just sayin’.

22044 on April 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

If he supports everything in the Constitution, as he claims, why is he a democrat?

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM

He is lying…

Electrongod on April 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

No, he’s a Democrat.

So, he’ll go to the US Senate and vote for Feinstein’s next gun ban.

crrr6 on April 9, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Pity he wasn’t referring to Harry Reid.

rbj on April 9, 2014 at 8:16 PM

He is lying…

Electrongod on April 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

He could be delusional, but I suspect you’re right.

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Pity he wasn’t referring to Harry Reid.

rbj on April 9, 2014 at 8:16 PM

He’d have to be a very good shot….

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Guy is a nutjob. I would favor having him indefinitely committed in a psychiatric hospital. He strikes me as a real threat to society.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 9, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Guy looks like a serial killer. I still have goosebumps from the video.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 9, 2014 at 8:22 PM

If this guy takes votes away from the Democrat……I’m happy he’s running.

terryannonline on April 9, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I will blow your balls off

Isn’t that a ghey pickup line?

whatcat on April 9, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Cool. A real teabagger.

WryTrvllr on April 9, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Glad to hear Joni is leading in the poll. I’m sure the Palin endorsement helped.

cat_owner on April 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM

If he supports everything in the Constitution, as he claims, why is he a democrat?
Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Bing. O.

blowing smoke on April 9, 2014 at 8:31 PM

A most crucial use of ‘off.’

chimney sweep on April 9, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Maybe he should be keeping his mouth shut and instead be one of those quiet types who actually should worry someone.

VorDaj on April 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Yup. Normal, modest guys who talk in public like that lose any plausible deniability when they actually shoot their insane brother-in-law. Guys who are running for the Senate? He ain’t shooting anyone.

Jaibones on April 9, 2014 at 8:32 PM

So QOTD tonite about Cummings &Holder ? or Yeb ?
I’m betting Holder ;-)

burrata on April 9, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Pity he wasn’t referring to Harry Reid.

rbj on April 9, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Assumes that Harry has balls.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 8:34 PM

If he supports everything in the Constitution, as he claims, why is he a democrat?

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM

They all do that , even the terrorists.

burrata on April 9, 2014 at 8:35 PM

They all do that , even the terrorists.

burrata on April 9, 2014 at 8:35 PM

At this point I think all democrats are terrorists. Their goals are the same and they seem pretty comfortable with using fear as a weapon.

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:46 PM

If he supports everything in the Constitution, as he claims, why is he a democrat?

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 8:10 PM

They all do that , even the terrorists.

burrata on April 9, 2014 at 8:35 PM


+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on April 9, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Pity he wasn’t referring to Harry Reid.

rbj on April 9, 2014 at 8:16 PM

.
Assumes that Harry has balls.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 8:34 PM

.
I’m pretty sure his are “withered on the vine.”

listens2glenn on April 9, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Guy is a nutjob. I would favor having him indefinitely committed in a psychiatric hospital. He strikes me as a real threat to society.
Raquel Pinkbullet on April 9, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I agree he’s seems a little dingy. But I can see as how he would understandably want to be a threat to his sister’s killer who “was convicted of voluntary manslaughter after police found pieces of his wife’s body scattered across the Ann Arbor area”.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8202320

whatcat on April 9, 2014 at 9:05 PM

I will blow your balls off

Moochelle gets goosebumps…

Electrongod on April 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Valerie too…even more so, given the size of her boys…

jimver on April 9, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Iowa sure is a dangerous place for the male of the species!

NavyMustang on April 9, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Whatever happened to the more simple time of Mike Gravel’s minimalistic rock-toss?

JetBoy on April 9, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I will blow your balls off

Moochelle gets goosebumps…

So does Reggie Love

Buford Gooch on April 9, 2014 at 9:42 PM

David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 1h

Top issue in Iowa US Senate race: which candidate is ready to do the most violence to the most testicles http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/09/iowa-senate-candidates-appealing-new-pitch-i-will-blow-your-balls-off/

davidk on April 9, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I bet Harry Reid named his balls the “Koch brothers”.
You know how much Harry loves them.

bailey24 on April 9, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Guy looks like a serial killer. I still have goosebumps from the video.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 9, 2014 at 8:22 PM

So…now you have an excuse to buy a bra.

Solaratov on April 9, 2014 at 10:12 PM

I will blow your balls off

Moochelle gets goosebumps…

So does Reggie Love

Buford Gooch on April 9, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Let’s get Andy Cooper to let us in on the homosexual-underworld slang, maybe this has some special meaning.

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2014 at 10:19 PM

The fact that he is a Democrat proves that he is lying.

unclesmrgol on April 9, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Not a very intellectual campaign.

cimbri on April 10, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I will blow your balls off.

What is it with Democrats and oral sex?

trapeze on April 10, 2014 at 1:22 AM

Good grief.

John the Libertarian on April 10, 2014 at 3:01 AM

Well, if he is a Democrat, then his line might be targeted at the SSM crowd

Brock Robamney on April 10, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Center mass people, center mass. Aiming for tiny objects is not the way to defend yourself.

TX-96 on April 10, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Nice way to pander to those ignernt Iowa farmers. I’m sure that’ll turn things around.

dkmonroe on April 10, 2014 at 9:39 AM

I actually was… ahem, stimulated… by that advert.

Exit question: Cruz/Quast 2016? (No, he’s a Democrat. Drat.)

So, yeah… too bad he’s a Democrat.

Willys on April 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

So much cognitive dissonance in that ad. I sympathize with the guy. (Who wouldn’t?) …but I’m not sure a Senate seat is the right life choice for him at the moment…?

ElectricPhase on April 10, 2014 at 10:35 AM