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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 03:12 AM

 

Joni Ernst: batshit crazy liar who wants to end the federal minimum wage and loves zygotes

But what is surprising is that the campaign has not been much affected by a series of controversial, extreme, or just plain dumb remarks Ernst has made—and her subsequent denials that she said them.

Here are a few examples of Ernst's out-there statements:

◾Ernst has alleged that the federal government is partnering with the United Nations to force Iowans off their land and into urban cores as part of a conspiracy called Agenda 21. At a campaign event last November, she said:

All of us agreed that Agenda 21 is a horrible idea. One of those implications to Americans, again, going back to what did it does do to the individual family here in the state of Iowa, and what I've seen, the implications that it has here is moving people off of their agricultural land and consolidating them into city centers, and then telling them that you don't have property rights anymore. These are all things that the UN is behind, and it's bad for the United States and bad for families here in the state of Iowa.

◾At a candidate forum in January, she said that President Obama has "become a dictator" and should be impeached.

◾Meeting with business leaders in late August, she complained about the existence of federal minimum wage. Here's what she said, per the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette:

The minimum wage is a safety net. For the federal government to set the minimum wage for all 50 states is ridiculous…The standard of living in Iowa is different than it is in New York or California or Texas. One size does not fit all.

◾She told the Des Moines Register editorial board in May that the United States really did find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

◾She said at a GOP primary debate in May that abortion providers "should be punished" and zygotes should be granted full constitutional protection if the state passed a "personhood" amendment—and in 2013, sponsored a bill in the state Senate to make that possible.

Ernst is hailed by supporters as a straight-talking candidate who will stick to her conservative principles. But throughout this campaign, she has been quick to walk away from her most bizarre statements as soon as she's challenged on them.

When asked by Yahoo News last month about her suggestion that an international cabal would relocate her constituents to Des Moines, Ernst said, "I don't think that the UN Agenda 21 is a threat to Iowa farmers...."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/joni-ernst-bruce-braley-agenda-21-conspiracy-theory


I'll make fun of her all I want. The federal minimum wage is inadequate EVERYWHERE. She's a right wing liar who never was poor a day in her life but pretends she was so she can fuck the poor by doing things like ending minimum wage.

She's a corrupt politician who, as soon as she got into minor state office, channeled government contracts to her father.

She'd be a joke if she wasn't dangerous and I can't believe people here are sticking up for her in the name of solidarity with the poor.

That's bullshit.



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Reply Joni Ernst: batshit crazy liar who wants to end the federal minimum wage and loves zygotes (Original post)
ND-Dem Jan 2015 OP
Cha Jan 2015 #1
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Cha Jan 2015 #4
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countmyvote4real Jan 2015 #7
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ND-Dem Jan 2015 #14
joshcryer Jan 2015 #16
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joshcryer Jan 2015 #18
Hubert Flottz Jan 2015 #12
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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 03:24 AM

1. Thank you for this, ND-Dem! No one that I saw was making fun of the poor.. only calling out

Joni Ernst. I agree.. she's dangerous.. she's a brainwasher who's passing on all the lies from fox "news" onto the masses.

As I said in another thread.. she didn't have anything to talk about her party giving the Poor and the Middle Class any breaks so she brings up Bread Bags. And, hopes the next time a vote comes up to help said Middle Class and our Poor, instead of the 1%.. no one notices her vote is for the Rich.. always.

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:06 AM

2. KICK.. and I like what you said here too.. I'm not

getting on that thread 'cause the OP screams and yells obscenities if someone has a different view. and, FYI .. It's "she"..

"He says to the person who makes $600 a month working at a kind of sheltered workshop and can

no longer live on their own because of it.

Yeah, I know nothing about being poor, only you do.

So everybody shut up about joni Ernst, the woman who wants to take even my miserable pittance and chance to get back on my feet and end the lousy federal minimum wage which isn't enough to live on as it is.

Because someone might mistake mocking her lies for mocking poverty, and that's the worst thing that could happen; better to let her lies and fake populism and ulterior motives go unchallenged, that'll help the poor because at least Joni's phony empathy will make them feel better while she fucks them.

You don't care if she's a liar. I do, and I;m poor NOW, RIGHT NOW, and joni phony is DANGEROUS.

So I couldn't care less if you're offended that people think she;s full of shit,"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6115529

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:10 AM

3. thanks for the support.

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:12 AM

4. Yes, I'm on the same page.. "Joni Phony".. perfect.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:15 AM

5. unfortunately, that's identified with joan baez because of old cartoons by al capp -- i love joan

 

baez, so I thought it would be better applied to joni Ernst, the fake poor person.

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:22 AM

6. Yeah, better applied to Ernst .. Joni Phony Baloney.. or is that making fun of baloney sandwiches?..

gotta watch yourself around here.

'Cause Joan Baez wasn't phony at all.

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:24 AM

7. MS media is not going to point this out for us.

 

Thanks for doing what used to be in their job description.

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Response to countmyvote4real (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:28 AM

8. +1!

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:42 AM

9. IOWA: Why does the GOP want back off any early polling/primaries in this state?

 

Because Iowa conservatives are bat shit crazy. So, why did the GOP make her their national spokesperson in response to the SOTU? Because they are just that bat shit crazy. Come on and stick a toe in the new century, it's 2015 already.

I should have included caucuses.

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Response to countmyvote4real (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:54 AM

11. This is what happens when you put far radicals on a pedestal.

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:54 AM

10. But she said something that poor people might identify with!

And we should listen and not make fun of her because other poor people might identify with it!

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:23 AM

14. thank you; i couldn't quite put my finger on what was so wrong about that thread

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:28 AM

16. I do understand the basic sentiment.

For instance, don't joke about prison rape for a really bad person, because prison rape is bad, even if that person is bad and you think they deserve it. The corollary would be "don't joke about people wearing bread bags on their feet because some poor people really did have to do it."

But this isn't anywhere near that level of discourse, it's not hateful, for one, it's in good fun, and it's allowing people to spread her absolutely asinine positions. People will look her up now and see her positions, people will see what a really utterly horrible person she is.

All because people dared joke about her "bread bag" moment.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:30 AM

17. because "this isn't anywhere near that level of discourse" as it's about the liar joni ernst using

 

fake empathy with the poor to score political points while she plots to make their lives even worse

I like to think people don't identify with lies and hypocrisy; maybe I'm stupid

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:36 AM

18. I know. Completely agree.

You'll note my first response in that thread was specifically about Republicans lying being OK. That really sealed it for me. The idea that we shouldn't talk about something, even if Republicans are lying to make a talking point is absurd.

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 04:55 AM

12. She wants every poverty stricken zygote to be born into a world where...

she and her partners in slime, can watch them slowly starve to death, or struggle through their impoverished childhoods and grow up to get their balls blown off in some far away shit hole, for EXXON and the Koch brother's apple pie.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:00 AM

13. +100. they're perverse sacks of slime.

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 05:24 AM

15. happy to rec this. nt

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