Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We Don't Need Non Attorney Types As Comittee Chairmen...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

Well by gosh, unless you're a lawyer you apparently can't represent your constituents or handle ethical and complex issues properly. At least according to Iowa democratic senate candidate Braley.

What is more likely, and certainly a lot more truthful is that we have too damn many lawyers and shysters in the senate already.

The remarks by Braley, a trial lawyer and congressman who is running in the high-stakes open race for retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s seat, quickly caught fire on Twitter and various national news sites, as politics watchers predicted that this incident will bruise a campaign that they’ve been confident would see victory in November.

And Grassley’s staff pulled no punches in responding this today, National Agriculture Day, when a statue of an Iowa ag hero was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol.

“If you help me win this race,” Braley says in the video, posted online by a donor after the Jan. 23 fundraiser in Corpus Christi, Texas and released today by the conservative America Rising PAC, “you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice, someone’s who’s been literally fighting tort reform for 30 years in a visible and public way on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Or you might have a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Braley says. “Because if Democrats lose the majority, Chuck Grassley will be the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

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  1. He's talking about fighting against conservative "tort reform" (limiting the right to petition). The country needs more people fighting that kind of plutocratic "reform."


  2. Yeah, sure. I know what he said. Just as I know you automatically accept it as truth because he has a D attached to his identity.

    What do you call 100 attorneys at the bottom of the ocean?

    A good start!

  3. Low brow lawyer jokes aside, if this guy is doing anything to stop the sleazy scum trying to undermine our right to petition, he's better than anything the GOP has to offer.


  4. Yeah! No farmer should ever be sent to Washington, a city named for a ...farmer!
    I guess he thinks one of his possible opponents isn't qualified either.


  5. Are you a lawyer jmj? If so my sympathies. Or, as is more likely, are you just a dyed in the blue completely blind partisan democrapper? Inquiring minds want to know.

  6. No, but I never fell for the cheap lowbrow demagoguery of lawyers. They're an easy target to bash, but when you need one, you're sure glad they're there.


  7. Ever worked CLOSELY with attorneys jmj? Ever needed one for prolonged periods of time?

    Well, I've done both. Most are decent, sincere, and actually look out for your interests. To those I say, yep, and I am glad you are there if and whenever I may need you again.

    As for the rest, well, quite a few of the OTHER TYPE end up in Washington. Either as representatives, senators, ans sometimes lousy presidents. Oh, and lobbyists as well.

    You decide which type the joke refers to.

  8. Oh, I've worked plenty with lawyers, and retained them a couple times myself. Like anyone else, lawyers are people with all the usual assortment of ups and downs.


  9. Someone tell this mamaluke that there are a hell of a lot of framers in Iowa.


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