Joni ErnstApproximately 50 people crowded into the new Caribou Coffee in Waukee, IA to hear State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) share why she should be Iowa’s next U.S. Senator.  Ernst is the newest candidate in a growing Republican field vying for the chance to take on Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) who is currently running unopposed for the Democrat nomination.  Waukee was the fourth stop on a two-day, six-stop campaign kick-off tour.

Ernst launched the tour in her hometown of Red Oak, and then also made stops in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids and Davenport in addition to the Waukee stop.  She centered her message around being a mother, a battalion commander in the Iowa Army National Guard, and being a fiscal and social conservative.

Ernst told Caffeinated Thoughts that she believed her candidacy stood out from the rest of the Republican field because she’s a mother, a solider and a conservative.  “As a mother I’m concerned about the economy and what opportunities my daughter will have,” Ernst said.  She said because of her military experience she will advocate a strong national defense.  “It’s important to me that Americans are protected at home and abroad,” she added.

She also during her remarks said that she believes that life begins at conception, and that she believes in traditional marriage being between one man and one woman.  She touted her gun rights credentials being a lifetime NRA member, a holder of a carry permit who does carry, and as a member of the Iowa Army National Guard she is qualified on a 9mm pistol and M-16.  Fiscally she discussed her work towards helping to create a better business environment in Iowa through lower taxes and property tax relief, as well as, working to end regulations that she said hinder economic growth.

Chad Airhart, the Dallas County Recorder and chairman of the Iowa Republican County Officials Association, introduced State Senator Ernst with an endorsement.  “I’m very excited that Joni has entered the race for U.S. Senate.  Her conservative credentials, years of service to her state, her nation, as well as, her accomplishments as a county auditor and state senator make her the best qualified candidate in this race,” Airhart stated in his introduction.  “For those reasons I’m not only happy to be here this morning, but also to endorse her candidacy for U.S. Senate.”

Airhart wasn’t alone as several Republican lawmakers were on hand to endorse her candidacy.  “The thing that continues to come up over and over again – leadership.  Joni Ernst is a model of that in everything that she does.”  State Representative Rob Taylor (R-West Des Moines) told Caffeinated Thoughts.  “She has a compassionate and firm leadership style that I’ve seen respected on both sides of the aisle (in the Iowa Senate).”

Waukee City Councilman and former Iowa Republican State Central Committee member, Isaiah McGee, also endorsed her candidacy.  “I’ve known Joni for years and I’ve always been impressed with her character, abilities and involvements,” McGee said.  “Her resume alone is impressive, but her character speaks volumes – when you combine those two things she has a unique perspective that sets her apart from the other candidates.”

State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) was present at the Waukee stop, but he wasn’t quite ready to commit.  “She is at the top of my list,” Zaun said.  He told Caffeinated Thoughts that he had to yet have a discussion with Matt Whitaker, another U.S. Senate candidate, but that Whitaker and Ernst were the two candidates he narrowed his list down to two.

Ernst’s top supporter, her husband Gale, was excited about her candidacy.  “We need her in our nation’s capital.  We need those values,” he said.

Ernst’s campaign manager, David Polyansky, was pleased with the tour thus far.  Saying he just wanted her to make it around the state early in order to introduce herself to voters and to the local press and share her message.

You can watch her remarks below:

2 comments
  1. First and foremost I want it to be known that I am not and do not at all take a stance for and or against any governmental system or authority for it is not my call, position, and or duty as a Christian and man of God though I do and will take a stance and or position against anyone using the name of Jesus verbally or through publications claiming to be a Christian but denying the truth within His Word our Holy Bible being within the government or not.

    This is a supposed Christian publication where you offer a forum for comments, thoughts, and opinions and this is not only mine rather from comes directly from The Word of God our Holy Bible.

    My stance is not at all physical and or threatening but merely a stance of warning and done in great Love and concern for others within and out of The Body of Christ for we all have the freedom of choice of what and who we follow and or believe in and support.

    I do not own a gun or any type of weapon for self defense and will not for Christ Himself taught exactly the opposite of such a position, stance, or belief.

    God is my leader, guide, protector, director, and corrector and I as a Christian fear no man, women, beast, and or child rather only Jesus Christ and my Father God in Heaven who has all power and authority over all mankind, the seen and unseen things of this world and the world to come.

    Now to the point at hand and my response to this article and the women and her supporters.

    This women is a feminist galore and considers herself a soldier which attributes to not one single feminine female attribution and or quality. She is raising her daughter in the very same mindset attempting to feminize society, weaken men, by the power of the Jezebel spirit which is dictating and ruling her life.

    She needs to step down, go home, wash some dishes, scrub some toilets, become a women of God, submit to her husband, teach her daughter how to be a women as opposed to attempting to be a man.

    Her character, personality, desires, hopes, and dreams are the downfall and destruction of all world cultures and society’s and first and foremost The Church and Body of Christ has taken a very strong hit from women like herself and the men that stand by and support them.

    There is absolutely no room within The true Church and Body of Christ for women and men of this stature and or nature for they are not of God and do not know Him and or His Word which teach’s and speaks directly against such as these.

    Biblicaly a women is never to assup authority over a man, should be chaste and a keeper of the home and in complete submission to her husband. Teaching young ladys how to become WOMEN of God not how to become men. How to submit to there husbands in Love.

    A true Christian does not carry a firearm and supports no organization that promotes such a stance of defense. Christ never carried a weapon and would never advise of such an act of self preservation and or protection rather the opposite to turn the other cheek and pray. To Love our enemies and pray for them. To not take offense to and or for our own human social rights, justice and or equality.

    This women is over the edge and totally out of Biblical line and order. It looks as if there may not be a true Biblical Christian man left in Iowa government or politics to put her in her place. Time will tell.

    The Bible predicted that this would take place. That the men will become as women. In retrospect the the women are attempting to become as men though they will never become as true Biblical men of God and true Biblical men of God will never become as women.

    We are still here and there are of course true women of God as well though we are the remnant and only a remnant will be saved and this is becoming more apparent every single day and hour by the example this women is giving to this world which we as Christians are no part of and are Biblicaly called aliens within this world.

    Repent while you still have time and become part of The True Church and Body of Christ that adheres to The Holy Bible and not mans wisdom, knowledge, understanding, ideals, means, and ways rather Gods within His Word our Holy Bible and put down your guns.

    1. Wow, please show me in the Bible where it speaks against women in civic leadership.
      Also do you have any special insight into her marriage? Her husband enthusiastically supports her campaign. I’d say his opinion is of greater value than yours.

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