GOP Candidate Pulls A Gun, Pledges To 'Unload' On Obamacare


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GOP Candidate Pulls A Gun, Pledges To 'Unload' On Obamacare In Ad

Nothing is more conservative than guns and hating Obamacare, which might explain why multiple congressional candidates have now combined them in one of their campaign ads.

First was Will Brooke in Alabama. Now Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, vying for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate race, has released her own version.

"Joni Ernst will take aim at wasteful spending. And once she sets her sights on Obamacare, Joni's gonna unload," the ad's narrator says while Ernst fires shots at a shooting range.

"Give me a shot," Ernst says to the camera as the ad concludes.

Her campaign declines to disclose to the Washington Post how much it would spend on the ad, but said it would air on broadcast and cable TV.

Ernst has a knack for provocative campaign ads: She also touted her history castrating pigs in a previous spot.

GOP Candidate Pulls A Gun, Pledges To 'Unload' On Obamacare In Ad (external - login to view)
 
Spade
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America has slipped into insanity. But, this is not the first relapse.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

America has slipped into insanity. But, this is not the first relapse.

That implies, without supporting evidence, that America was ever sane.
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

That implies, without supporting evidence, that America was ever sane.

Evidence

Gunsmoke-Chester and Doc - YouTube

 
gopher
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The Iowa Senate seat election is shaping up to be one of the most interesting this year now that Senator Harkin is retiring. Ernst is very far right but she has many supporters in the Cornhead state. Conservative businessman Mark Jacobs earned his $$$ in Texas oil wells and probably got a few bucks in the ethanol giveaways. Democrat Braley has the lead (so far) in the polls but there was some talk that he made a public gaffe a la Romney's 47% in which he slights farmers. While Cornheads are generally self effacing, you can bet that the right wing propagandists in that state are going to try to make political hay out of it.


Both parties are going to have to work very hard for their votes in the state as voters can go either way.
 
tay
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Well, this fine fellow from Tennessee has his own unique views on Obamacare...............








Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield




Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for "train rides" for Jews in the 40s.



“I think Jewish people should be the first to stand up against Obamacare,” Campfield said. “If government is controlling people's health insurance, they are potentially controlling people's lives....letting the government choose who lives and who dies.”



Campfield: Obamacare Is Like the Holocaust (Updated) | Pith in the Wind | Nashville Scene (external - login to view)





Last edited by tay; May 6th, 2014 at 05:59 AM..
 
Walter
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Here's a democrat commercial. Hey mods, where's my video? In edit mode it's there but it's not posting. Tried a different URL and it's werkin.

joemanchinwv.com/media/view/dead-aim (external - login to view)
Last edited by Walter; May 6th, 2014 at 06:07 AM..
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Here's a democrat commercial. Hey mods, where's my video? In edit mode it's there but it's not posting. Tried a different URL and it's werkin.

Dead Aim :: Joe Manchin for Senate :: West Virginia (external - login to view)

You have to link directly to youtube ....not a secondary link....here it is...

Dead Aim - Joe Manchin for West Virginia TV Ad - YouTube




and an embedded video will just show up as a link...
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Here's a democrat commercial. Hey mods, where's my video? In edit mode it's there but it's not posting. Tried a different URL and it's werkin.

Dead Aim :: Joe Manchin for Senate :: West Virginia (external - login to view)

Your link is to a web page that contains an embedded youtube video, not to a 'free standing' video.

The youtube video link (without the 's' ) is here:

Dead Aim - Joe Manchin for West Virginia TV Ad - YouTube

 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

America has slipped into insanity. But, this is not the first relapse.

Slipped?
 
DaSleeper
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Sidestepping the OP?
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss;

GOP Candidate Pulls A Gun, Pledges To 'Unload' On Obamacare In Ad

Nothing is more conservative than guns and hating Obamacare, which might explain why multiple congressional candidates have now combined them in one of their campaign ads.

First was Will Brooke in Alabama. Now Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, vying for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate race, has released her own version.

"Joni Ernst will take aim at wasteful spending. And once she sets her sights on Obamacare, Joni's gonna unload," the ad's narrator says while Ernst fires shots at a shooting range.

"Give me a shot," Ernst says to the camera as the ad concludes.

Her campaign declines to disclose to the Washington Post how much it would spend on the ad, but said it would air on broadcast and cable TV.

Ernst has a knack for provocative campaign ads: She also touted her history castrating pigs in a previous spot.





Ernst sang a song about "bread bag" as shoes in which she claims to come from an impoverished background. The real story, however, is that her background is one of privilege and corporate welfarism:



Joni Ernst's Family Got Hundreds Of Thousands In Farm Subsidies | Crooks and Liars (external - login to view)



I put Joni's SOTU response up there so you can listen to her little anecdote at the beginning again, but this time with a little more transparency and truth around her "bread bag" story.

Please be still, my beating heart, over the sacrifices she made for the family farm. She forgot to mention the teeny-tiny $460,000 in federal subsidies her family received via the farm subsidy program.

The District-Sentinel reports:

The truth about her family’s farm roots and living within one’s means, however, is more complex. Relatives of Ernst (née: Culver), based in Red Oak, Iowa (population: 5,56 have received over $460,000 in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2009. Ernst’s father, Richard Culver, was given $14,705 in conservation payments and $23,690 in commodity subsidies by the federal government–with all but twelve dollars allocated for corn support. Richard’s brother, Dallas Culver, benefited from $367,141 in federal agricultural aid, with over $250,000 geared toward corn subsidies. And the brothers’ late grandfather Harold Culver received $57,479 from Washington—again, mostly corn subsidies—between 1995 and 2001. He passed away in January 2003.

The Sentinel cross-referenced the Environmental Working Group farm subsidy database with open source information to verify the Culvers’ interest in the Department of Agriculture’s crop support program.

Sen. Ernst’s family’s financial interest notably came up once during her campaign. In October, Salon reported that Richard’s construction company was awarded $215,665 in contracts from the Montgomery County government in 2009 and 2010, while Ernst was the body’s auditor. The bids won by Culver included Federal Emergency Management Agency projects worth $204,794.

Here's what infuriates me most about this. Joni Ernst stood there with a straight face and told every one of us who benefit from federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act that not only did our new Republican overlords not give a damn, they were going to work overtime to make sure they were taken away. Subsidies for farms, but the rest of you can go jump off a cliff. That's the Republican way!

All the while she's pretending she's some kind of noble child living without an extra pair of shoes. Such cynicism.






No surprise when you think about it.
 

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