The Joni Ernst Watch 11/2/2015

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.

Apparently Joni does not like the current budget deal in Congress. It’s all because the budget makes cuts to the crop insurance program that most critics of federal spending agree is a handout to corporate farm interests.

Chuck Grassley is old and now he is looking back more than thirty years wondering where the next Ronald Reagan like candidate will come from.

When will Republicans stop worshipping at the altar of Ronald Reagan? You know, he was the president who increased taxes and grew the size of the federal government all while the national debt boomed.

Remember, this is the same party that has spent the last half-century trotting out “voodoo economics” like the holy grail of modern economic thought without a shred of evidence that the policies actually work. When will these clowns notice?

The GOP clown car made its way to Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt for the media. GOP presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee got all “geared up” in blaze orange to make an appearance for the media looking all folksy and tough before changing back into suits to grovel for billionaires’ money.

Ben Carson is the leader of the moment for the right wing. Naturally, this means that he is going to get the close up his campaign can probably not handle. Just look at the thirteen ridiculous things that Ben Carson believes to get an understanding of what kind of person he truly is.

Ben Carson may be a neurosurgeon, but he definitely does not know anything about the efficacy of supplements that he has endorsed. Apparently, it’s just a fart pill Ben.

Jeb!’s campaign is dead in the water. He is reducing salaries and even though he has the support of the establishment his entire campaign is now based on attacking his golden boy Marco Rubio. He cannot emerge from the chaos of the presidential debates.

In the end, Jeb Bush’s problem is that he is Jeb Bush.

The GOP is dysfunctional. The recent inability to choose a speaker without it becoming an intra-party food fight is proof positive that something is broken. Some people trace the genesis of this dysfunction to the choice of Sarah Palin to be John McCain’s running mate in 2008.


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