• Could This Be Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential Pick?

    May 2, 2016

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    Meet Joni Ernst. Could she be Donald Trump’s choice for Vice President?

    The main attributes of a vice president are to balance the ticket, help raise money and then step back for four/eight years until it is her turn to run. You want someone good, but not too good, especially if you have an ego the size of Trump’s.

    And with Hillary Clinton as the likely Democratic nominee, a woman VP on the Republican ticket would be no small advantage. Ernst is the first woman to represent Iowa in the United States Congress and the first female veteran to serve –from any state — in the Senate. Those kinds of things will pull a lot of the air out of Hillary’s calls to empower women in politics.

    The Washington Post calls Joni Ernst, currently the Republican senator from Iowa, “a breakout star of the 2014 midterm election with her plain-spoken populism.” That matches some of Trump’s appeal, and plays well to the populism that fuels the Sanders campaign.

    Ernst has been critical of Trump’s comments about women, which could be a smart way to make Trump appear more open-minded, and pull in additional female votes. He could also use Ernst’s criticism to soften his comments going forward, explaining she has helped him better see the error of his ways.

    Ernst also aligns well with Trump and Republican positions.

    She’s proposed eliminating the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Education, and the Environmental Protection Agency to cut federal spending. She wants to eliminate the Department of Education “not just because it would save taxpayer dollars, but because I do believe our children are better educated when it’s coming from the state.” She is also no friend of Planned Parenthood, another signature Republican issue. In 2014, Ernst delivered the official GOP rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

    And a bonus — Ernst is a good friend of the Koch Brothers, and her being on the ticket could help them feel better about a President Trump. A lot of Koch money flowed into Ernst’s Senate campaign via the Koch-backed consulting firm Aegis Strategic. The brothers are known to be wary of Trump, and having one of their own people in the White House would go a long way to garnering their support.

    Keep an eye on Joni Ernst. She might make for some very smart politics by a guy who says he knows a good deal when he sees one.

    (NOTE to long-time We Meant Well readers. This article is a prediction, not an endorsement. We’ll return to our regular programming soon.)

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    • bloodypitchfork said...


      I’ll go with whoever get’s picked as Underwood’s VP on the next episode House of Cards. Btw, ..I wonder if Trump ever murdered a journalist who he was having an affair with. Or if his chief of staff is as much a scumbag as Frank’s. I mean…I can only keep up with one political soap at a time.

      05/2/16 8:18 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      I’m hoping it’s Megyn Kelly, but the only DC insider who will get the GOP to support The Donald is Paul Ryan. While Ryan made a definitive statement he would not run for President, he would accept the VP slot. And if something were to happen to the Donald…

      05/2/16 10:13 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      If those two are out, The Donald, being the world’s biggest narcissist…


      05/2/16 10:18 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Of course, this is an exercise in futility. No matter who the VP or presidense is of the Dumbest Country on the Planet, they all take their orders from the Wall Street War Party:


      05/2/16 10:54 AM | Comment Link

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    • bloodypitchfork said...


      Rich Bauer said…

      “Of course, this is an exercise in futility. No matter who the VP or presidense is of the Dumbest Country on the Planet, they all take their orders from the Wall Street War Party:”

      Rich.. you are correct. The “Wall Street War Party” ..otherwise known as the “secret team”.. has ALWAYS been in control of all DOD, CIA, NSA, etc etc directives via the “.01% national interests”, which were NEVER about American civil interests. Until such time as the working class INCOME TAX devolves into less than what will pay the interest on those dirivitive loans made by the IMF to every State that complys with the mandates of Corporate America.. the Secret Team will continue to suck out the life out of whatever resources the planet will give up..whether entire nations die or not. Just look at history.

      05/2/16 7:58 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...


      Rich Bauer said…

      quote”I’m hoping it’s Megyn Kelly,…”unquote


      goddammit it Rich.. you really are a bloodypitchfork in disguise.

      05/2/16 8:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      “Rich.. you are correct. The “Wall Street War Party” ..otherwise known as the “secret team”.. has ALWAYS been in control of all DOD, CIA, NSA, etc etc directives via the “.01% national interests”, which were NEVER about American civil interests.”

      Pitch, I wouldn’t mind if some evil intelligence was behind this mess. I think I met some of the “secret team” during my stay at State. From all indications, the “secret team’ that runs the Wall Street War Party is a collection of mental midgets who play global chess one move at a time, not realizing it was checkmating itself along with the rest of us losers.

      PS: I will be off the grid for the next month traveling Europe. Gonna check in with the Pope in the Vatican and ask if he can give a good word for me and St. Peter. At the rate we are going, we are gonna need it.

      05/2/16 9:04 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...


      Off-topic, Peter, but I was just reading about Sykes-Picot and saw Mr.McGurk quoted extensively, “Mr.Obama’s “point man” on anti-ISIS stuff.

      You were once a big fan, no;).

      How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

      05/2/16 11:29 PM | Comment Link

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    • Sokollu said...


      Ernst is an interesting possibility but if I were advising The Donald (I’m not!), I’d advocate Susanna Martinez (R-NM), the first Hispanic female governor. She could help win libertarians and westerners as well as helping Trump pivot away from the misogynist, anti-Latino image he cultivated (but may not really believe) to win the nomination.

      05/4/16 6:48 AM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...


      Per young Master McGurk: ’tis amazing, Peter.

      The bad sleep well, no?

      05/4/16 11:16 PM | Comment Link

    • Joseph said...


      If Donald has any sense he would pick Jesse “the body guard” Ventura because the people who control the money aren’t going to stop corrupting our Government or let one business man come in and upset their plans. Jesse Ventura has courage and that’s what it will take if the people are ever going to face down the enemy before us that hides behind the mask of the blue star. Donald Trump has a lot to say but you have to have the balls to back it up.

      Smart people have no clue to how the enemy operates or know he only uses one tactic, divide and conquer. They just try to sort through the propaganda and make rational choices from the false information that’s put out there to deceive the people then pride themselves for thinking they have a solution to fix problems theyve created just to cause distractions from the real cause. It’s like thinking you can defeat ISIS when it’s not even real. But we saw, we heard, you saw and heard what they want you to see and hear so you will be afraid. The same people who control Americas money own both parties and write our laws and have no sense of guilt or remorse for causing and funding both sides of war meant to control the common people and they aren’t done yet. Why would they care for the common that are nothing more than slaves to their Monarchist system who have been sold into perpetual servitude and are forced to pay “tribute” to the King who allows the servant/peasants to live on “his” land. And yet smart people think the King would never treat them like the Indians whose lands the King/ Great White Father had stolen and committed cold blooded murder to gain possession of.

      The road to hell has always been paved with good intentions and we meant well is hardly an excuse or justification for staying there. These people blew JFK’s brains out on live TV and brought down the twin towers in the same fashion, live TV and anybody that believes it was Islamic radicals ought to look up gullible which isn’t in the dictionary.

      Fake name, fake titles of nobility. Fake crest and shield and a nice 6 pointed red star to go with the 6 pointed blue star used by the fake Jews who say Gods people are a political entity created by another political entity fund the attack against all humanity and they have positioned themselves to crash out economy and use nukes if they have too to trigger Armageddon. Israel the state is a wolf in sheeps clothing pretending it’s the victim in all of this. Jews are those who practice Judaism and they do that in their home land the land of Judah right beside and amongst their Arab brothers the Palestinians who have suffered at the hands of the cold blooded zionist murderers which slaughter Arab and Jew alike without guilt or remorse. The Israeli secret intelligence services is ISIS. The Rothschild’s are frauds that use a fake name, false claim of being Jewish, a false claim of being nobles and have perpetuated a plan to enslave all people into an economic system based on debt where the people will always owe them money at the end of the week.

      Anybody think you’re gonna vote your way out of that? There’s only one way out and wishful thinking won’t work.

      05/7/16 1:34 AM | Comment Link

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