June 5, 2014

You Don’t Need A Law Degree To Realize The Braley Campaign Is Embarrassing Itself

Less than 24 hours after Joni Ernst clinched the GOP nomination, the Braley campaign tried to deliver a swift hit against her. And boy did they whiff. Braley actually compared Ernst to a peep-less chick. Let’s say that again: Braley compared his female opponent to a chick. 

Timothy Hagle, a professor of political science at University of Iowa put it best in this tweet:

“Imagine if a GOP candidate had used a “chick” in an ad against a female opponent.”

But the stumbling doesn’t stop there.

Braley campaign surrogate, Democratic State Sen. Steve Sodders,used his own choice words to attack Ernst’s ad:

“‘In part of her ad, she talks about mutilating animals and riding Harleys all the way to Washington, DC,’ Sodders, said.”

It was only a few months ago that Braley embarrassed himself by mocking Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for being a farmer and misspelling commonly used words about farming.

Now Braley’s campaign is saying hog castration is the equivalent of “mutilating animals.” As The Des Moines Register‘s Kathie Obradovich noted:

“Equating hog castration to animal mutilation suggests at best ignorance of widely used and accepted practice in livestock production.”

Maybe the Braley camp forgot that 1 in 6 Iowans’ jobs is created by farming or that The World Pork Expo is currently underway at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.