Every week, Republicans join a competition to see who can say the most outlandish things, and in the process, every week they push the envelope on just how crazy InsaniTEA can become. I trust that you will believe it, when I tell you that last week was no exception.
Joni Ernst wants to go to Washington and be a senator packing heat, in case she’s attacked by the government.
It’s one thing to run on a shrink-the-government platform. Wingnut Joni Ernst of Iowa is running for Senate on a “I’m scared of the government; that’s why I need to carry my gun with me everywhere to protect me from the government that I want to join,” platform.
OK, it’s a little long and unwieldy, but she’s working on it.
Video surfaced this week of this Koch-funded Iowa extremist speaking lovingly of her gun at an NRA event two years ago. Somehow, it seems relevant now. In it, Ernst says:
“I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere…I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”
This beacon of level-headed leadership won the GOP primary with the help of an ad showing her glee at castrating hogs.
“Washington’s full of big spenders,” she said to the camera before slicing into the poor animal’s testicles, “let’s make ‘em squeal.” Kind of like the guy in Deliverance."
Ernst has also gone on the record for promising to jail federal bureaucrats who try to implement Obamacare in her state. She is really a Koch kind of gal.
Now that we know that this loon’s got a gun and she knows how to use it—and she’s ahead in the polls—we can all sleep better at night.
Except the pigs.
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Given the list, I had to choose Joni Pig Nuts. This a is just the fourth out of the five craziest Republican moments from last week alone. Click through for the other four.