Joni Ernst will miss two weeks on the campaign trail… to serve in uniform

posted at 4:01 pm on July 12, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

Having worked a couple of campaigns, I can tell you what the first things you do are when your candidate tells you that they plan to go take a couple of weeks off in July. First, you laugh uncomfortably and try to figure out why they would make such a bad joke. Then, when you find out they’re not kidding, you look for a suitably sharp object to slit your wrists. But we may have found the exception to the rule out in Iowa where Senate candidate Joni Ernst is out of pocket for the next fortnight for a very good reason. She’s a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa National Guard and is reporting for duty today. (Note to John Kerry: this is what it actually looks like.)

Republicans are appealing to Iowans to help campaign for Joni Ernst while she’s on leave for two weeks for active duty training.

Ernst, a candidate for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat and a battalion commander in the Iowa Army National Guard, leaves Friday for Fort McCoy for annual training.

“During this time, she will not be able to fund-raise, walk in parades, door knock or do other political activity,” Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said in a letter posted on the party’s website this afternoon. “We know Bruce Braley and his liberal D.C. pals will continue to their slash-and-burn campaign against Joni while she’s on duty, so anything you can do to help us until Joni returns is greatly appreciated.”

But Joni had one last duty to perform before heading out, and that was to record the GOP weekly address in response to President Obama’s radio address. Andrew Malcolm has the details.

Hello, this is Joni Ernst.

I’m a mother and grandmother, a soldier and proud to be Iowa’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. (Scroll down for video of these remarks.)

I get asked all the time what made me want to join the military. And the answer is simple.

When I was attending college, I went on an agricultural exchange to the Soviet Union. And I saw with my own eyes what a nation without freedom looks like. I saw what happens to people when they lose their liberty.

When I came home, I decided that it wasn’t enough for me to simply enjoy freedom and liberty. I had to do my part to protect and preserve it.

The full comments, including a host of observations on the challenges we face today and how to address them, are included at the link. But Joni is one heck of a speaker, so you may just want to watch the video yourself. And here it is.


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Good for her and God Bless her…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I’ll have lost all respect for the people of Iowa if they vote for the slimy trial lawyer who hates farmers over this role model citizen.

juliesa on July 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Outstanding Colonel!

bernzright777 on July 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

kerry and his boss are traitors. They only knife their friends in the back.

crosshugger on July 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Hand salute Warrior….

crosshugger on July 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Any one else wondering how come her number came up just then. Strange isn’t it???????????????????????

pwb on July 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Any one else wondering how come her number came up just then. Strange isn’t it???????????????????????

pwb on July 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Doesn’t matter. This will only endear her more to the Midwesterners. This is the Heartland here…
Her surrogates/family and ads can pick up the slack…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Any one else wondering how come her number came up just then. Strange isn’t it???????????????????????

pwb on July 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Two weeks per year, reservists report for training; I doubt this was planned by the Ds. I’m sure Senator Ernst (fingers crossed) knew this was coming.
( But I could be wrong)

Lord Whorfin on July 12, 2014 at 4:19 PM

I’ll have lost all respect for the people of Iowa if they vote for the slimy trial lawyer who hates farmers over this role model citizen.

juliesa on July 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Couldn’t agree more. She’s a great lady. Hope she wins big in November.

cat_owner on July 12, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Good for here. Booster shot after back tracking on impeachment.
I hate lying sacks of shit who lie in order to gain power over people.

astonerii on July 12, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

I’ll have lost all respect for the people of Iowa if they vote for the slimy trial lawyer who hates farmers over this role model citizen.

juliesa on July 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Born there, already lost all the respect I ever had for them. They allowed Gay Marriage. Enough said.

That said. I would not hold it against anyone to withhold a vote for her if she continues to change her positions between now and election day.

Liberals have no morals. So liars are ok with them. This should not be the case for conservatives.

astonerii on July 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Outstanding.

Now, will Hot Air do anything on the latest NSA revelations from Binney?

John the Libertarian on July 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Now, will Hot Air do anything on the latest NSA revelations from Binney?

John the Libertarian on July 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Bury them, of course. You’d think Snowden is a mass murderer and child rapist if you limit your reading to Hot Air.

Rix on July 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Best of luck to LT. Colonel Joni Ernst

Wouldn’t mind a Hot Air story about her every day for the next two weeks, she’s earned it.

rbj on July 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Any one else wondering how come her number came up just then. Strange isn’t it???????????????????????

pwb on July 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

That isn’t how the Reserves works, idiot.

Jeeze.

ladyingray on July 12, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Traitor? How so?

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Actually, I think you said too much.

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Actually, I think you said too much.

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I have to agree with the pantsless man.

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Remember the first national figure to endorse her in a crowded field was Mitt Romney.

It is hard to believe Iowans would elect the sleazy trial lawyer Braley over Ernst, especially in a midterm without the crowds of LIVs.

But then again, they kept Harkin in the Senate for 30 years, so who knows?

Adjoran on July 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Is it about this, OW?

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Actually, yes, you do. Would you like to explain your statement? Liberals are well known for for slander. If you have facts to support your statement, please post them. Otherwise, we can identify you for what you are, and no, we won’t really need to say more.

oldleprechaun on July 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Cool. But can she field-dress a moose?

NoPain on July 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Cool. But can she field-dress a moose?

NoPain on July 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

She can castrate hogs, good enough for me…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Is it about this, OW?

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

If that is what this is about, he jumped the shark. BTW, You look marvelous!

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

But then again, they kept Harkin in the Senate for 30 years, so who knows?

Adjoran on July 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

IOWA – Idiots Out Wandering Aimlessly.

Yes, they elected Dung-Heap Harkin for 30 years. Harkin is one of the sleaziest Marxists in the Senate, in the exclusive White Guy Marxist Club with Kerry, Durbin, and Scummer. A true turd.

Jaibones on July 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

It’s one of the subjects he’s spoken strongly of during recent days, Ken. Up to you whether you’ll take that into context.

Yes, I do (snort) You flirt! XXXOOO

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

XXXOOO right back at you!

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Cool. But can she field-dress a moose?

NoPain on July 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Not a lot of moose in Iowa, but I bet she can gut a deer right quick.

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Nope. You’ll get a vote in November. My bet is you’re outnumbered.

abester on July 12, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Go Joni! Thank you for your service, your family and your intelligence. Just keep the common sense that most midwesterners have once you hit DC.

MN J on July 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

My son’s boss told him last week he’d never get promoted because he’s in the reserves. He quit on the spot.

Akzed on July 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

“Hi, I’m Joni Ernst.

If you enjoyed this political commercial stay tuned in and we will bring you the “Best of Joni” series including rare footage of my getting to test the .50 anti-material rifle on some wild Iowa hogs. Join us.”

This website in no f’in way endorses the views of this obvious neanderthal crazy far-right wacko meat-eating hog-hating hick. (wink-wink, likey-likey)

Betas for Joni (she should sell rides on the back of her motorcycle for fundraising)

KirknBurker on July 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Impressive lady. I hope she wins big.

Jack_Burton on July 12, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

So we vote for the Dem trial lawyer instead?

ROTFLMAO!

KirknBurker on July 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM

oldleprechaun on July 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

oscarwilde is probably just miffed about Col. Ernst walking back statements about impeaching Obama from Janaury.

thebrokenrattle on July 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

oscarwilde is probably just miffed about Col. Ernst walking back statements about impeaching Obama from Janaury.

thebrokenrattle on July 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I like oscarwilde a lot, but this a little over the top, IMO.

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I suppose in a campaign you can’t be pure negative but these cut an paste monologues don’t mean anything either. Balancing the budget? Why don’t you be honest with people that the main driver of the debt in welfare, Medicare and Social Security. How are you going to protect that? We could cut the entire discretionary budget and we would still be running deficits.
There is no sense of urgency in any of these freak’n politicians, as if some tweaking of policy is going to fix everything.

lowandslow on July 12, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Actually, yes, you do. Would you like to explain your statement? Liberals are well known for for slander. If you have facts to support your statement, please post them. Otherwise, we can identify you for what you are, and no, we won’t really need to say more.

oldleprechaun on July 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Just taking a guess, but it could be due to remarks she made and then walked back.

She floated the idea of possible impeachment in a debate back in January. The remarks didn’t really get much attention until Palin wrote about impeaching Obama this past week.

So I guess she was asked again, and she walked back on the comments, saying there is no evidence for impeachment.

Considering that NO Rs, including Ted Cruz, are willing to say impeachment should be an option, I don’t see anything wrong with what she did.

cat_owner on July 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Is it about this, OW?

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 4:56 PM

HOW ABOUT THIS???? OBFUSCATE MUCH,IDIOT?

At the forum Ernst was asked if the Supreme Court ruled Obama blatantly abused his power as president, should he be punished and how?

“I do think that yes, he should face those repercussions, and whether that’s removal from office, whether that’s impeachment,” Ernst said.

She added that many lawmakers are have stayed silent on Obama’s actions.

“They’re not speaking out against the president when he oversteps his bounds, when he makes those appointments, when he’s appointing czars, when he is producing executive orders in a threat to a Congress that won’t do as he wishes,” Ernst said. “So he has become a dictator

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

0bama is sending many people over the edge.

Anybody who doesn’t hate 0bama enough to demand impeachment is considered a RINO and traitor to the cause.

Most of them are ready for the country to implode and rebuild from the ashes.

A slow turn around will not be good enough.

Unfortunately, I see many of them going full hagfish before November.

Though I would like to be wrong on this.

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

It’s occurred to me that, as a serving officer, talking impeachment may be a problem in terms of Army regulations.

Maybe that’s why she walked it back.

If someone knows better, I will be happy to be enlightened.

formwiz on July 12, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I just LOVE the “concern” of the concern trolls…I dare them to say that to her face…internet pussies…

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Rein it in, please. It was a clarification question on my part.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM

lineholder is not an idiot nor a concern troll darlin’ she is one of us. She was just probing oscarwilde to see why he said what he did…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Rein it in, please. It was a clarification question on my part.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Nice, graceful response. :-)

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 6:09 PM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:04 PM

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Well then…nevermind. *Slaps self in head…

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Rein it in, please. It was a clarification question on my part.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

lovingmyUSA is a fierce conservative patriot like the rest of us, and an Iowan. I think she just misunderstood your probing question, darlin’
She is a long time poster who hasn’t been around much lately…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Well then…nevermind. *Slaps self in head…

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Heh…
Always good to see ya’ darlin’

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Well then…nevermind. *Slaps self in head…

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

No problem ;-)

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM

*Slaps self in head…

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

What about us? Do we get to slap your head?

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

{{{{{{oscarwilde}}}}}}}}

Because I felt like it. So, sue me.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

What about us? Do we get to slap your head?

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Not sure she wants to be slapped in the head by men with no pants on, cozmo. ;-)

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:33 PM

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:33 PM

How would a fella’ know if he didn’t ask?

How ’bout you?

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Those 2 week training missions are scheduled a year out.I helped put many of them together for the Guard and Reserves.She is eating MRE’s now.Maybe sleeping in a tent.

docflash on July 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Love my fierce conservative babes…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:42 PM

How ’bout you?

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

You gotta’ ask. I know, I know. It’s just in the male blood.

How ’bout you?

Meh, maybe another time. Not in the head-slapping kind of mood today.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:44 PM

lovingmyUSA, Come join us on QOTD tonight. You and lineholder have an awful lot in common…
Can you still vote early and often in IA since you moved to the NW?
/

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Didn’t you see?

She’s not in the mood today.

Isn’t that something most guys have heard before…

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Vote. You don’t need ID: http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1151/2658/original.jpg?w=600&h

davidk on July 12, 2014 at 4:53 PM

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That is absolutely excellent.

listens2glenn on July 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Female?

If yes, then by all means, lovingmyUSA, please do join us. It should kick off somewhere around eight.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Isn’t that something most guys have heard before…

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Hello!!!! For head slapping only, cozmo. Dude! I’m single. Are you trying to sabotage me here? ;-)

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Um, who am I not trying to sabotage.

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Um, who am I not trying to sabotage.

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

ROFLMBO. Okay, you got me…I definitely was NOT expecting that one.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

She’s a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa National Guard and is reporting for duty today. (Note to John Kerry: this is what it actually looks like.)

Mark Kirk should also note how it is done. The filthy liberal bastard (whose seat Mooch is reportedly sniffing as the first Yeti-American) did these military training things while in the House and a member of the Navy Reserve. He essentially got orders that were, in fact, a junket paid for by the DoD to the far back lines of Afghanistan and Iraq while troops were being killed in combat.

I don’t have a problem with any of the above. A Congressman should be visiting the places where our troops are going in harms way. However, by these time these activities made it to his website, a few days in very safe locations with all the perqs of being a Congressman were exercised- these trips became deployments.” Ernst has done one of those too BTW.

Mark Kirk is as much of a pretender as John Kerry and his magic bouncing medals.

E

Happy Nomad on July 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Those 2 week training missions are scheduled a year out.I helped put many of them together for the Guard and Reserves.She is eating MRE’s now.Maybe sleeping in a tent.

docflash on July 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

You mean she’s not spending 15 days at a multi-million dollar mansion at Martha’s Vineyard with hot and cold running lobster? That’s how her rat-eared commander spends his summer missions.

Happy Nomad on July 12, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Isn’t that something most guys have heard before…

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 7:02 PM

We are having bacon, eggs over easy and homemade hashbrowns with rye toast for dinner. Not sure why, but my sainted Iowegian ma’ called it IA farm Saturday supper…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

We are having bacon, eggs over easy and homemade hashbrowns with rye toast for dinner. Not sure why, but my sainted Iowegian ma’ called it IA farm Saturday supper…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

My grandmother grew up on a farm in Illinois. Dinner was the big meal mid-day when all the hands were fed along with the family. Supper was a smaller and simpler meal. I’m guessing that has something to do with it. Especially since Sunday dinner was apt to be a big production.

Happy Nomad on July 12, 2014 at 7:12 PM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Psssttt….

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM

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ineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Well then…nevermind. *Slaps self in head…

lovingmyUSA on July 12, 2014 at 6:11 PM

lol, this is why we love you.

hawkdriver on July 12, 2014 at 7:29 PM

If yes, then by all means, lovingmyUSA, please do join us. It should kick off somewhere around eight.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I’m guessing 8:31

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 7:32 PM

KCB on July 12, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Ya think? Then I got time to take a walk and make a pot of coffee.

BBL.

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 7:39 PM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

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Psssttt….

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 7:14 PM

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Awww … man ! ! !

What the hang am I doin’ up in Pencilvainia ?

listens2glenn on July 12, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Very good lady and person..I hope see can win in Iowa in November..:)

Dire Straits on July 12, 2014 at 7:42 PM

listens2glenn on July 12, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Heh. Live vicariously, l2g

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

???

Yes, actually you do need to say more. How about a link to something that would explain that statement?

kim roy on July 12, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Cool. But can she field-dress a moose?

NoPain on July 12, 2014 at 4:58 PM

She can castrate hogs, good enough for me…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Really don’t think there is a lot of moose in DC, but I know there is too much pork. Iowa elect this woman!

jazzuscounty on July 12, 2014 at 8:56 PM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

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Really don’t think there is a lot of moose in DC, but I know there is too much pork. Iowa elect this woman!

jazzuscounty on July 12, 2014 at 8:56 PM

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I’m totally with you on the pork, but there is a also a LOT of venison running around the DC area, as well.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/05/deer-leaps-on-top-of-woman-at-d-c-bus-stop-knocks-her-out-103429.html

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/11/managed-deer-hunts-spark-controversy-in-d-c-area-96286.html

http://www.change.org/petitions/national-park-service-don-t-kill-deer-in-our-nation-s-capital

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/14/rock-creek-park-deer-hunt_n_2878975.html

listens2glenn on July 12, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Dammit ! . . . . . mod-qued again…

listens2glenn on July 12, 2014 at 9:24 PM

My son’s boss told him last week he’d never get promoted because he’s in the reserves. He quit on the spot.

Akzed on July 12, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Good for him.
Hope he found another job quickly.

AesopFan on July 13, 2014 at 12:49 AM

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 6:14 PM

lineholder on July 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM

cozmo on July 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM

hawkdriver on July 12, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Ya’ll know how to make a woman feel good…wish I had come back and seen this…thank heavens ALT got ahold of me.

lovingmyUSA on July 13, 2014 at 1:53 AM

And lineholder…sorry I was a little “testy”…these days I’m really reqretting not having bought stock in liquor back in 2008…

lovingmyUSA on July 13, 2014 at 1:55 AM

We are having bacon, eggs over easy and homemade hashbrowns with rye toast for dinner. Not sure why, but my sainted Iowegian ma’ called it IA farm Saturday supper…

OmahaConservative on July 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Dear lord, I’ve been sick enough I finally ate my first food in 4 days. Take-out Chinese from a shop I normally like. Yours sounds a lot better. Can I come over for dinner, pretty please?

Joni is traitor and a hypocrite, in other words a typical politician… Do I really need to say more???

oscarwilde on July 12, 2014 at 4:24 PM

OK- you’ve brought the charge. Do you have nads enough to present proof? Or do you just like hearing yourself say stupid sh!t?

BillH on July 13, 2014 at 2:41 AM

Not to worry, King Putt has EVERYTHING under control.
He got OBL right?
In fact HE’s cutting 1500 Captain and 500 Major positions from the standing military ranks.
So EVERYTHING must be peachy keen ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Right LIVeral’s?

Stupid Americans.

Missilengr on July 13, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I say abandon her. If the GOPe supports her, which they do, she is not a conservative. Let them hire the NAACP to get out the vote

Brock Robamney on July 13, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Very good lady and person..I hope see her win in Iowa in November..:)

Dire Straits on July 12, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Sorry..Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on July 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM

That is one nice normal lady. She could be Senator. She could be Governor. She could be President of the United States

Let’s see what the media does to try to smear her.

Fleuries on July 13, 2014 at 11:29 AM

*Hand salute*
Well done, Colonel.

partsnlabor on July 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM

At least Joni knows which end of the tube the round comes out of.

Missilengr on July 14, 2014 at 12:22 AM

…I saw with my own eyes what a nation without freedom looks like.

Sounds to me like Joni has drunk the koolaid because the US is not a free country. When the government controls 100% of the economy and regulates ALL activity, public, private, economic, and medical, there is no freedom. Anyone who thinks this is a free country is seriously delusional. That is also true for anyone who thinks our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had anything to do with our freedom, or that our responses after 911 were designed to keep our freedom (think NSA). Russia probably has more freedom than any US citizen.

earlgrey on July 14, 2014 at 12:31 PM