The Joni Ernst Watch 1/5/2016

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.

Man, I spend about two weeks unplugged from the news and I come back to armed terrorists taking over federal buildings in Oregon. Naturally, the right wing applauded the move by the scion of the Cliven Bundy clan to…well, do nothing really since the people they claimed to be acting in support of reported for jail as scheduled.

It’s interesting that right wingers applaud the unilateral armed actions in protest of government tyranny when it is about stuff like guns or grazing rights. The same pundits and politicians have condemned protesters, particularly from the Black Lives Matter movement, for voicing their anger about the government tyranny that is a direct result of police officers taking lives. Just saying.

For all the talk of tax cuts leading to job growth I give you the following chart:

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Suck it, supply siders.

As the “reasonable” candidates in the 2016 dash to become the Republican presidential nominee have dropped out, it is now official that no candidate in the Republican field accepts the science behind climate change. If there is a single reason to vote against whomever emerges this is it.

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