The Joni Ernst Watch 8/31/2015

When it comes to Joni “Make ‘em squeal” Ernst or Steve King it’s clown shoes all day, every day. Recently, the conversation in Iowa has turned away from our homegrown whack-a-doos and focused on the nutcase circus that will be the Republican caucus.

I do not know if Steve King is a betting man, but I would wager that he is wrong about Donald Trump’s odds of receiving the Republican nomination:

Trump is more likely to receive the Republican nomination than Hillary is to receive the Democrat nomination for president.

Of course, this is the same Steve King who said there was nothing for the United States to apologize for when it came to the issue of slavery.

In a world where Donald Trump is the leader in the clubhouse for the Republican Party it is hard to beat him for moron of the week, but Jeb! managed to pull it off. It looks like he decided to jump on the “anchor baby” bandwagon, but chose to lay blame at the feet of Asians:

What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts—and frankly it’s more related to Asian people—coming into our country, having children, in that organized efforts, taking advantage of a noble concept, which is birthright citizenship. I support the 14th amendment. Nothing I’ve said should be viewed as derogatory toward immigrants at all.

You have to wonder if Marco Rubio is just sitting back and hoping that all of these old white dudes out idiot each other.

Donald Trump is the unrestrained id of the right wing. He does and says things that people like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul want to but just cannot muster the courage to do. Just take his latest mocking of an immigrant group:

Negotiating with Japan, negotiating with China … (he then folded his hands over his middle).

“When these people walk in the room, they don’t say, ‘Oh, hello! How’s the weather? It’s so beautiful outside. Isn’t it lovely? How are the Yankees doing? Oh they’re doing wonderful. Great.”

(He then scowled dramatically.)

“They say, ‘We want deal!'” Trump bellowed.

Naturally, the crowd ate it up. Remember, Trump supporters are a lot like this guy who told Jorge Ramos to “get out of my country.” Never mind that Jorge Ramos is in his country because he is a U.S. citizen. Do you want to know who is really behind the Trump mania? Take a look at the cabal of lawyers behind ending birthright citizenship.

Maybe we just all fear the Trumpcabra.

Ted Cruz, feeling like Donald Trump has stolen all of his thunder, decided to take his own shot at Megyn Kelly because she deigned to ask him a question about his intentions if he were president.

I guess that is one of those “gotcha questions” that Sara Palin used to talk about all the time.

Scott Walker did not want Donald Trump to get all of the attention for being an idiot when it comes to immigration. Walker decided it was high time to get tough on Canada by building a wall:

They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.

Legitimate? Really? Give Scott Walker a week and he will take three positions on any issue.

John Kasich has a lot of problems, not 99 but somewhere close to that, and his record with regard to education is just one of them. Apparently, Ohio charter schools were a sham that funneled money to private corporations at the expense of children’s education.

Bobby Jindal is running for president. Does anyone remember that? As the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina rolled around he wrote a letter to President Obama telling him not to mention climate change.

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