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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:29 AM

And then Joni Ernst came for Ringo, Theresa Greenfield's dog.

You can't make this up. Bad enough to go after your opponent's kids, but the dog? Joni doesn't want to be bothered about Trump threatening to postpone the election, but her opponent's dog is comment worthy?

https://www.themarysue.com/joni-ernst-came-for-her-opponents-pet/

The Iowa senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield has gotten seriously bitchy. We mean that quite literally. It’s not a battle over policy or the poll numbers that have started to favor Greenfield that have seen things get off the leash. No, Ernst drew fire on social media today because she aimed her biting remarks at Greenfield’s … dog?

Yes, Ernst threw the Twittersphere a real bone when comments caught their attention where she derided Greenfield for “hiding in her basement” taking selfies with her dog, Ringo. Here’s the audio complete with some dog whistles about “leadership.”

It seems that Ernst really barked up the wrong tree with these comments, because “Ringo” began trending in Iowa, then nationally, along with #IStandWithRingo, bringing more attention to this very close race.

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Reply And then Joni Ernst came for Ringo, Theresa Greenfield's dog. (Original post)
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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:35 AM

1. Who is a good boy? Ringo. Who is a bad senator? Joni Ernst.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:50 AM

14. Lol, spot on.

Wish she had attacked Ringo, though. Her voters are actively and/or passively supporting elder "cleansing," i.e., genocide, but they'd object to her badmouthing a sweetie like him.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:36 AM

2. I'd vote for Ringo before i'd vote for joni

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:35 AM

9. is ringo a yellow dog?

Doesn't matter. I'd vote for the pink panther before joni....

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:41 AM

11. Here's Ringo!!!

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Response to spanone (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:46 AM

12. now that is a cutie! and yellow to boot.... ;) n/t

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Response to spanone (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:23 AM

16. Ringo is taking this very, very seriously.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:46 AM

3. "and her little dog too..."

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:44 AM

18. Lol

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:50 AM

4. Obligatory:



Ringo's in good company.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:06 AM

8. Text of FDR's "Fala Speech"

In a nationally broadcast speech, the president said: “These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife, or on my sons. No, not content with that, they now include my little dog, Fala."

“Well, of course, I don’t resent attacks, and my family doesn’t resent attacks — but Fala does resent them. You know, Fala is Scotch, and being a Scottie, as soon as he learned that the Republican fiction writers, in Congress and out, had concocted a story that I had left him behind on the Aleutian Islands and had sent a destroyer back to find him — at a cost to the taxpayers of 2 or 3 or 8 or $20 million — his Scotch soul was furious. He has not been the same dog since."

“I am accustomed to hearing malicious falsehoods about myself — such as that old, worm-eaten chestnut that I have represented myself as indispensable. But I think I have a right to resent [and] object to libelous statements about my dog.”

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:26 AM

17. Aleutian Islands would make a great location for a prison.

Cold floors, for one thing.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:11 PM

22. Oh!

I had never heard this story and I love it!!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:50 AM

19. Greenfield should make a commercial

drawing comparisons to this speech.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:57 AM

5. Does Joni have a pet? Where are her pets? Did Joni's pets die being castrated?

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 08:57 AM

6. What a huge miscalculation! People love dogs!

It was always a truism in the magazine industry that if you had a general-interest magazine and wanted to see boosted sales for an issue you put a dog on the cover. IIRC, National Lampoon's biggest selling issue ever had a dog on it's cover with a gun pointing to it and the headline read something like "Buy this issue or we shoot the dog." And in publishing, the guaranteed bestsellers were always books on diets, medicine, Lincoln and, of course, dogs, so one wag quipped that the ultimate bestseller would be called "Lincoln's Doctor's Dog's Diet."

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:39 AM

10. Cut her some slack!!

Joni Ernst has been nothing but a CHAMPION of the canine world.

After all, she's Doturds LAP DOG, right??

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:48 AM

13. Anyone who castrated pigs without anesthesia, is not a good person.

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Of course Ernst hates dogs, along with every other sentient being.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:22 AM

15. "..and your little dog too."

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:15 AM

20. They've been waiting.

Repubs have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to attack a Democratic dog since the Checkers affair.

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