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.”