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Published:October 24th, 2014 12:50 EST
Why Did Joni Ernst Miss Her Appointment With the Des Moines Register?

Why Did Joni Ernst Miss Her Appointment With the Des Moines Register?

By John G. Kays

We rely on government for absolutely everything. And in the years since I was a small girl-up until now, into my adulthood with children of my own-we have lost a reliance on not only our own families, but so much of what our churches and private organizations used to do. They used to have wonderful food pantries. They used to provide clothing for those that really needed it. But we have gotten away from that. Joni Ernst-running for the senate in Iowa

Christ Almighty! I`d sure like to visit this church where Joni Ernst apparently learned some of her lessons on poverty, welfare, and how we should deal with some of the small problems we may encounter, when we (like get) HUNGRY. I`ve never been to a church which practically doubles as a Goodwill outlet, so I suppose I could learn a thing or two, if I should take a field trip up to Iowa sometime. 

And I should add, these are no ordinary, bland food pantries, these are WONDERFUL FOOD PANTRIES! (Des Moines Register) I just heard about Joni Ernst two days ago (not so sure I`m glad about it), when studying up on some of the closest, more exciting senate races, in cahoots with the rapidly impending Midterms. In 48 hours time I`ve been able to digest enough information to safely say, this race in Iowa is the most exciting one I`ve thus far encountered (Kentucky is a close second)!

As such, much of this time was spent examining the latest controversy over Joni standing up (stiffing) the Des Moines Register for a standard interview they wanted to conduct, since she is running for a little old U.S. Senator position. Once I got a grip on the basic contours of this unusual NO SHOW situation, I found myself hitting the links (on Politico) for many of the biting editorials, written by Reka Bahsu for the Des Moines Register. 

Along the way, I`m filling in the gaps and getting my education, as far as who Joni Ernst is and what it is she stands for; an amendment to the Iowa State Constitution, Senate Joint Resolution 10 (Personhood Amendment), supported by Joni Ernst is a good example, as far as how extreme she can get. Bruce Braley has done a good job of clarifying the dangers of such a bill, which amounts to a state-sponsored policing of what a woman should be able to do with her own body. 

Ernst tried to cushion and obscure (disguise) her stance by saying this Personhood Amendment is simply a statement that I support life; obviously, abortion is a much more complicated issue than this (Abortion for Dummies), wet-blanket statement can suggest. *(We experience one and the same in the above phenomenon of Poverty, in case we thought this was a one-off snow-job on Ernst`s part).

Okay, so these clever gleaning of exposure on my part, have propelled me to take a second and third look at Joni`s Hog Ads, then Motorcycle-Pistol-Packing-Mama TV Ads, I get better insight into who she is *(or who I think she is) and what she`s up to *(or what she promulgates publicly, at least). These flashes, which don`t particularly shine a favorable light on this (new to me) Republican candidate, are beginning to tell me clearer why she`s ducking (dodging) the press. 

Clearly, and this is no brainer, the clever journalist, Reka Bahsu, has eviscerated her in an editorial format, which has rendered this Lady In Red incapable of countermanding her systematic ransacking, by way of words.  This reminds me of Richard Nixon, who thought he was above what he called The Liberal Press; she is so arrogant, she believes she can get elected, in spite of the press. Will it be the Hog Ads that take her to the top? I wonder, since after several days of research, I`m getting the impression Iowans are not so dumb, that this shallowness could inform their vote. 

President and publisher of the Des Moines Register, Rick Green wrote, in part: Undecided voters I talk to want Sen. Ernst to break through the rhetoric and cacophony of campaign ads about hogs, Obamacare and balanced budgets. It`s a time for sharing specifics.

I suppose Ms Ernst`s specifics are: I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. That`s particular enough for me, how `bout you? Or as John Lennon said on The White Album once, HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN! So Joni agrees with The Beatle on one fine point.