Rising GOP Star, Joni Ernst To Deliver GOP’s SOTU Response

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Senator Joni Ernst R-IA

 

 

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

She’s the polar opposite of Mitch McConnell, she has a spine, and as WeaselZippers so eloquently put it, she has ‘cajones.’

McConnell picked someone with a pair of cojones.

Ernst is a rising star in the GOP and a solid Conservative, to boot. As reported here at CH2.0, she rose to national attention during the 2014 mid-terms.

joni-ernst_003Joni Ernst was elected as Iowa’s first female US Senator last Tuesday as part of the massive GOP landslide which saw the Party retake the majority in the the Upper House of Congress.

She is an Iowan, born and raised, and has served in the armed forces for over 20 years. For 14 months between 2003 and 2004 she was deployed in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Presently she commands the largest battalion in the Iowa Army National Guard.

Now, as if all that isn’t amazing enough, it is what she was caught doing two days after that election that really points to her true character.

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She put on her uniform and clocked in at her part-time job as mentioned above, as Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.

Is it a good sign that McConnell picked Ernst to deliver the GOP response to the SOTU, or is it merely political lip service by the establishment to pacify the Conservative base of the party?

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced Iowa’s freshman senator Joni Ernst will deliver the Republican response to the president’s State of the Union next week.

Parties often use the rebuttal to the night’s keynote address to showcase their budding personalities, and Ernst has emerged as a star since bursting on to the national political scene last year. During the Republican primaries, she gained widespread attention for an ad in which she famously recalled her upbringing castrating pigs on the farm. She went on to defeat Democrat Bruce Braley, who was at one point considered the clear favorite to win the race, and helped ensure Republican control of the Senate.

Only time will tell.

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What Senator Elect Joni Ernst Was Caught Doing 2 Days After the Election Tells Us All About Her Character

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Joni Ernst was elected as Iowa’s first female US Senator last Tuesday as part of the massive GOP landslide which saw the Party retake the majority in the the Upper House of Congress.

She is an Iowan, born and raised, and has served in the armed forces for over 20 years. For 14 months between 2003 and 2004 she was deployed in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Presently she commands the largest battalion in the Iowa Army National Guard.

Now, as if all that isn’t amazing enough, it is what she was caught doing two days after that election that really points to her true character.

She put on her uniform and clocked in at her part-time job as mentioned above, as Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.

Lt. Col. Joni Ernst has been juggling her civilian and military lives since joining the National Guard in 1993. She is on duty every joni-ernst_003week, according to her husband Gail, who told National Review:

Not many folks know she is in uniform on Thursday and Friday. She does it without fanfare.

Ernst, a combat veteran in Operation Iraqi Freedom, has told the Guard she wants no special treatment, but had to re-schedule her drilling from last weekend to till after the election. Iowa Guard Spokesman, Greg Hapgood, told National Review:

We serve regardless of our situations and Colonel Ernst doesn’t want to be treated any differently.

She has been on duty throughout her amazing campaign and during her tenure as a State Senator. The hard working former pig farmer broke out of the primary pack with her hilarious ad about going to Washington and making them ‘squeal.’ She never looked back, beating Bruce Braley, the hand-selected heir to retiring Senator Tom Harkin.

joni-ernst_002She also likes to ride around on her Harley Davidson, even riding it to the gun range.

 

Come on, what’s not to like?

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The return of Ten Buck Friday, support Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate

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Week Two of a Nine Week Mission, to Seek Out new life for the Senate, to Boldly Go where our nation has been before!

Once again focusing on the Senate races (Republicans need just six seats to oust the Dimbulb from Searchlight, Harry Reid as majority leader), is it worth ten bucks a week (30 pkgs. of Ramen?) to eliminate Reid’s control and give the Senate responsible leadership again?

With that in mind, this week we look to the open Senate seat in IA. Can you contribute just $10 to Senate candidate Joni Ernst?

Real Clear Politics has Ernst up 2 points on the average, and rates the state as a toss up.

You can contribute to Joni Ernst here. Good luck and Godspeed, Joni!

(If you mark your contribution as “Ten Buck Friday”, they’ll see if the blogosphere can give them a little bump.)

 

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