January 21, 2015 9:00 am -

[su_right_ad]Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, given a wonderful opportunity to speak for Republicans in response to the State of the Union address, missed something in her response: a response.

Before Obama was even was 1/3rd of the way through his speech, her remarks were released.

“A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come,” Ernst said,  according to the pre-released transcript and according to the speech she’s giving as I’m typing this.

“Rather than respond to a speech, I’d like to talk about your priorities. I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again.”

Ernst went on to talk about jobs, just after Obama spoke of the decrease in unemployment.

“The President has already expressed some support for these kinds of ideas,” she said. “We’re calling on him now to cooperate to pass them.”

She spoke of our vets, which is funny coming from a party that supports cutting veterans’ benefits.

While she couldn’t have known what was the entire speech to prepare a full response, enough information was purposely leaked, so she could have responded to key points. It was no secret what initiatives the president was going to offer.

“We know America faces big challenges. But history has shown there’s nothing our nation, and our people, can’t accomplish,” which again was exactly the same thing the President said moments before.

“Just look at my parents and grandparents,” she said while way off topic.

I was looking at Senator Ernst, but didn’t see anything. [su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to FreakOutNation: The Only Thing Missing In Joni Ernst’s Response Was A Response

  1. William January 21st, 2015 at 9:24 am

    She’s perfectly matched for the party she represents.

    • Larry Schmitt January 21st, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      She’s just another conservative with a crotch fixation.

  2. mrsgunka January 21st, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Think poor Joni picked up a campaign speech by mistake. What does wearing bread wrappers on your feet when it rains have anything to do with balancing the budget and free community college? Did anyone catch her camo heels she wore for the occasion? I sure hope she has a pair of boots for castrating those hogs. Squeal Joni! Squeal!

    • Dwendt44 January 22nd, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      She didn’t mention that most of her young life was under Republican administrations.

  3. William January 21st, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I didn’t catch her speech. Was there a translation crawl or closed caption feature for those of us who don’t speak Wal-Mart?

    • fahvel January 21st, 2015 at 1:26 pm


    • Larry Schmitt January 21st, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Maybe Sarah Half-term can translate for us.

      • Suzanne McFly January 21st, 2015 at 5:01 pm

        Ugh, I would rather listen to Ernst.

  4. Gindy51 January 21st, 2015 at 11:55 am

    No one wears bread wrappers on their feet unless they are on the Simpsons. They’d be shredded within a few hundred feet, what a moron. Where you do wear plastic is on the INside of your boots or shoes to keep your feet from getting wet and to keep them warm. We do this when we go walking in sub zero weather.

    • William January 21st, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      ” what a moron”
      Being a little hard on morons aren’t you?

      • Larry Schmitt January 21st, 2015 at 4:37 pm

        And who do you suppose is gonna pay for all those bread bags? The 1%, naturally.

  5. fahvel January 21st, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    sorry america, this woman is just one more pathetic politico without a shred of care for anything except redecorating her new office. It’s a shame.

  6. Denise January 21st, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Seven different members of the GOP gave rebuttals to the SOTU address, including this loon! What does that tell you about the state of the party?

    • Larry Schmitt January 21st, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Does that include the TP response?

  7. Maxx44 January 21st, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Joni has a way with animals. She castrates hogs and slings bull.

  8. fancypants January 21st, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    when your at the party ( gop ) for the beer$ there isn’t any reason to speak

  9. Obewon January 21st, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    “Repeal and replace”-phony Joni Ernst’s Government Healthcare policies. Iowa doesn’t need a National Guard. Repealing Iowa’s National Guard Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines saves a fortune!

  10. Dwendt44 January 22nd, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    She’s not the only one who suffered under Reagan.