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Obama - Braley & Loebsack "'have supported my agenda'"
Braley Votes for 96% of Obama's Agenda - Loebsack Voted for 97% of Obama's Agenda
"“And so some of the candidates there — it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout,” Obama said.
“The bottom line is though, these are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress
; they are on the right side of minimum wage; they are on the right side of fair pay; they are on the right side of rebuilding our infrastructure; they’re on the right side of early childhood education.”
Obama went on to say that his feelings weren’t hurt by Democrats who were reluctant to campaign with him.
“These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me, and I tell them, I said, ‘You know what, you do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure our voters turn out.’ ”
Vote Fraud a Fallacy?
Senator Tom Courtney's Vivid Dream
"A video from the Maricopa County Arizona, shows a man in a Citizens for a Better Arizona t-shirt stuffing the ballot box with hundreds of votes. He was seen by A.J. LaFaro, the Maricopa County Republican Party chairman. He confronted the man who became threatening."
Sleep peacefully in your beds. This could never happen in Iowa. We have State Senator Courtney's assurance of that
The Death of Burlington
The Times focused on towns of under 5,000 decaying and dying
. The same applies to scattered agricultural state towns in Iowa and elsewhere under 80,000.
Dubuque has bucked the trend, but is an exception Dubuque is infested with small colleges as a draw. Think of IBM moving into Dubuque.
In Burlington, Ottumwa and similar small towns above 10,000 moving off the farm is partly responsible for the decline. The main reason for their decline is the death of small manufacturing.
Small manufacturing operations were the economic engine for these larger small towns. Small manufacturing also provided jobs for smaller land holders within about a 30 mile radius. Work at Case and farm a few hundred acres is no longer an option for many.
Empty Lot Manor Malls and changes to downtown parking will not bring towns like Burlington back. Importing public assistance immigrants and their EBT cards and illegal drug sales just makes it worse.
Burlington will not dry up and blow away like Sperry. Burlington may survive as a small trade center with 15 to 20,000 making low wages.
For the brightest and best of those raised in Burlington, anywhere else larger will continue draining them away.
Holder's Blind Legacy
Our Nutty Professor in Trouble
'Obamacare' Loebsack Is Running for Office?
Was Anyone Aware Other Than His Secret Meeting Attendees?
"The political arm for House Republicans says it is making a play for Iowa's 1st and 2nd congressional district seats.
The National Republican Congressional Committee said Monday that it's buying $1.3 million in television ad time in the two districts, with spots to begin airing Friday
Our Nutty Professor congressman says one thing back here and votes the other way in Washington. Of course, the Ad Vertiser will never point that out. It looks like money is coming to get the message out.
Our congressman has not been bragging about his voting for Obamacare's one vote victory in the House. Our congressman has not been bragging about how Obama says his policies are on the ballot this November.
Obama equals Loebasack
. Of that there is no doubt. Don't forget it.
Ebola fear puts family in voluntary quarantine in Rock Island
Obama 'It Will Never Reach Our Shores'
"The Rock Island-Milan School District has asked a Rock Island High School student to remain at home and be monitored after a family member traveled to the Quad-Cities from Liberia
The student lives in the Rock Island home of Barhyeau Philips, 67, whose 21-year-old daughter, Jennifer, left Liberia on Friday and arrived in the Quad-Cities on Saturday.
According to a statement released Wednesday by Rock Island-Milan School District Superintendent Mike Oberhaus, “Given the heightened awareness and seriousness of the Ebola outbreak in the country of Liberia and the spread of the virus in the United States, the Rock Island County Health Department believes that abundant precaution is necessary.”
America - One Step Away From a Full Face Plant
Obama to Allow 100,000 Haitians into America Without a Visa
Obama's Executive Action Dooms Bruce Braley's Senate Bid - Braley Voted 96% With Obama
Grassley's Common Sense Sinks Braley Trial Lawyer Elitism
Hang Down Your Head 'Bruce Bailey'
"Calling it "an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority
," Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian nationals into the United States to be "reunited with their families."
"“Which countries are next on President Obama’s list?” Mr. Grassley said
. “Will there by medical screenings before entry? Will work permits be granted automatically? How will this affect American workers?”
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the branch of the Department of Homeland Security that handles immigration benefits cases, announced Friday the program to unite Haitians already living in the U.S. with family members abroad will ramp up in 2015."
"Grassley is right
. This is just the tip of the iceberg. While our attention is focused elsewhere on Ebola and ISIS, the president will bring hundreds of thousands of immigrants through the back door. Without congressional authorization, without congressional hearings on the impact on jobs for citizens, and announced on a Friday afternoon to insure minimal news coverage, the president has once again demonstrated his intention to rule by decree."
Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting--Which New Ebola Czar Skips!
Ebola Czar Klain Misses 2nd Ebola Meeting
"President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows.
Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News' Dan Friedman.
...It's the second meeting in as many days on Ebola that Klain hasn’t attended
after being appointed into the position on Friday."
Joni Ernst Skewers Mumbles Braley
Braley About to Throw in The Towel
""You stated just a few years back that you would not change a thing about Obamacare, and yet today you're saying, 'Oops, yeah, we do need to make some changes to the bill,' " Republican Joni Ernst scolded Democrat Bruce Braley on Thursday night. "You said you read every page of this bill. You tabbed it, you highlighted it. So either you didn't understand what was in the bill or you were misleading Iowans, and I don't know which one is worse
...One of Ernst's strongest moments in the debate came during a discussion of military action against the Islamic State or ISIS. She castigated President Obama and Democrats for a lack of leadership on the issue and reminded voters she served in the Army National Guard in Kuwait and Iraq. "My boots were on the ground now held by ISIS
," she said.
...However, his efforts to attack Ernst with his statement that "words have consequences" backfired when Ernst turned it back on him.
"Sound bites do have consequences, and I believe I have a pure heart and am willing to serve Iowans where Congressman Braley behind closed doors has poked fun at our senior senator, Chuck Grassley," she said. "I don't call that building bridges, I would say that's burning bridges, Congressman."
What Price Per Vote at Hy-Vee?
The party of Bruce Braley, Dave Loebsack, Tom Courtney and Barry Obama petitioned for and got a satellite polling location. The official local newspaper of said party reports 31 people voted at the Angular Street Hy-Vee.
Satellite voting ran from 9:00 A. M. to 3:00 P. M. That rounds out to 5.2 voters per hour. The official local party newspaper did not say how many taxpayer dollars were expended to run this satellite polling location.
Not even one voter per hour per aisle is nothing to smile about.
The cost of anything versus its worth is not a concern of the party that petitioned for this satellite polling location. Tax dollars are somebody else's money. Who cares?
With voting early by mail, there is no reason for satellite voting locations. Satellite voting is a waste of your tax dollars and an undue burden on the County Auditor's office.
The End Times of Huckabee for President
Local Brad Cranston to Drink From Huck's Cup of Dreams
"Republican Mike Huckabee, who is considering a presidential run in 2016, is taking Iowa evangelical leaders on an all-expenses paid, 10-day overseas trip next month.
Eighteen Iowans are booked for "Mike Huckabee's Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour," which takes place Nov. 12-21, organizers told The Des Moines Register
Did you turn down an offer to experience the rapture of an all expense paid trip to Europe?
The Great Satan of the Iowa Republican Party is not listed among those going. This seems odd. In the past, wannabe Republican Presidents have heaped praise and manna upon Satan
Hopefully all going will enjoy their journey to Europe. There will be no inauguration of President Huckabee to go and see.
Wheels on The Obama Bus Go Round and Round
CDC - Center for Denial and Confusion
"Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else."
Braley, Loebsack and Obamacare
The Triad of Abject Failure
"That increase is for individual policyholders who have Affordable Care Act-compliant plans," reports the (Des Moines) Register.
CoOportunity, one of the main companies offering health insurance on the Obamacare exchange, will increase its rates 19%.
Bruce Braley and Dave Loebsack voted for Obamacare. Obamacare passed in the U. S. House by only one vote. If you like Obamacare as your healthcare plan by government fiat, you can keep Obamare.
"President Barack Obama promised at least 19 times that Obamacare would lower health insurance premiums by $2,500 per family."
If you are tired of the lies you can vote Braley and Loebsack out.
No Frog Zone
Vote for Braley Is a Vote For Harry Reid
Braley Would Join Ranks With Dirty Harry Reid
I'd like to remind everyone that to vote for Bruce Braley is an endorsement of Harry Reid and the Obama Criminal Triad of overt crooks and liars that includes Nancy Pelosi
. Braley is a Barack Obama voting minion, when he shows up to work.
It's time to stop this bunch. Send Braley home.
Bruce Braley, Dumbass!
Nat King Cole she is not. First school dietitian Michelle Obama can't remember who the Democrat running for the U. S. Senate in Iowa is. Not long after November, Michelle won't be the only one who can't remember what's his name.
Jimmy Carter Finally Wakens From Coma
Please Daddy, Let Me Pick One!
Obama: "America is Safe"
Who's Next, Burlington?
I just read the Mt Pleasant school district report. Wow, you'll never see anything like this in the Burlington or Mt. Pleasant newspapers.
Could IowaLive.net do a report for our new superintendent here in Burlington? After three superintendents content with monument building, our new guy should welcome a snapshot like this.
The report on the Burlington School District has been published.
Here you go.