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December 29, 2011

A Quick Iowa Report

Not that I've got much to say, but I figured that I'd better weigh in because Kent Sorenson, the Bachmann Chairman for the State of Iowa who jumped ship to the Ron Paul campaign yesterday, is my State Senator.

In the process of knocking on doors last year, I handed out "Sorenson for Senate" brochures along with those for all the other candidates running. I've met him a few times at events, and he seems like a nice enough "dude next door"; however, this is the second strike against the man for me. I voted for the guy in 2010, because his opponent was an EXTREME liberal Democrat in the vein of Pelosi or Sheila Jackson Lee, and I'm all about "make sure the extreme liberal doesn't win". Not that I'm a Bachmann supporter, but even as someone who would have a hell of a time voting for Bachmann I still don't like to see him stab her in the back like this.

Back in 2010, Iowans were choosing between a "true believer" (Bob VanderPlaats, of the recent "Santorum Payola" scandal), and the "RiNO" (Terry Branstad, who previously governed the state from '82 to '98 ). Kent Sorenson VERY LOUDLY stated repeatedly that if Branstad won the nomination, he would NOT vote for the man, and would encourage all Iowa Republicans to vote 3rd party instead of falling in behind the nominee. Being the vindictive, RiNO d-bag that he is, Branstad then proceeded to totally destroy "true conservative" Sorenson and undercut his run against a very Liberal Democrat State Senator with a deep campaign chest.

Oh wait. That's not what he did. He actually campaigned for Sorenson. And Sorenson shut his piehole and took the support. Whoops. My bad. I guess wanting to help the Republican Party retake the Iowa Senate is another Godless RiNO tactic. What's the "Social Conservative" term for the concept of taqqiya?

Kent Sorenson likes to run his mouth about "righteous" candidates, but if the "wrong" candidate wins, he's got no problem with switching sides. He's also willing to take Michelle Bachmann's paychecks right up until the week before the caucus, when he pulls out his gas can & a zippo on his way out the door. I think this makes him an opportunistic politician who will sell his mother in order to get on the perceived "winning side", but it also speaks to the wisdom of Michelle Bachmann who trusted him to run her Iowa efforts. The only reason Kent Sorenson got to drop a bomb on Bachmann's campaign is because Bachmann herself GAVE him the bomb.

You remember how all the Christine O'Donnell hardliners kept telling us that it's better to lose an election than to win with the "wrong" candidate? Yeah, keep that in mind next November, especially if you're a voter in Iowa Senate District 37*.

*That's the District prior to redistricting. I'm not sure if it's keeping that number for 2012, or if it changes; however, I'm running late for work and don't have time to do the proper research right now. Anyway, you're pickin' up what I'm puttin' down, right?


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