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October 20, 2014

Bruce Braley’s Guide to Stepping in It | Capitol Quip

Bruce Braleys Guide to Stepping in It | Capitol Quip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, campaign gaffe season! Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who is running for Senate, stepped into it with some impolitic comments about his home-state colleague, Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley, being a farmer without a law degree. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

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  • L. Camino

    Isn’t this how Mad Cow disease gets started?

  • Steve

    Looks like he’s picked up the dreaded “foot-in-mouth” disease!

  • EJRotert

    Another rising star.

  • EJRotert

    I think he’ll be cowed into retracting his comment.

  • Steve

    Not even Charlotte can turn that sow’s ear into a silk purse

  • Steve

    Not even Charlotte can spin that sow’s ear into a silk purse

  • LZ126

    A “real farmer” would have realized it ain’t Shinola?

  • LZ126

    And they say we’re the “mad” ones.

  • thewalrus11

    I wouldn’t bet the farm on him.

  • Jim Swift

    He’s gonna need a personal injury attorney…

  • jlee

    Once he gets that foot out this city boy’s gonna be squealin’ like a pig.

  • jlee

    What’s the jackass doin’ in the pig pen?

  • Kara

    He better keep his foot in there until after the election…

  • No5thDown

    What do you expect? He’s a lawyer with no farm experience. Did I just say that?

  • J Prather

    With Jefferson, “America is a nation of farmers.” With Braley, “America is a nation of trial lawyers.”

  • Ed Beck

    Looks like the slick stuff is on his shoes.

  • Wis. Guy

    Looks like we’re not the only ones who need to worry about “hoof in mouth” disease!

  • Ed Beck

    I hope he won’t be milking US.

  • M.Ejim

    Braley on a farm? Ha, and we can jump over the moon.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I’ve always wondered what foot-in-mouth disease looked like.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I thought law school taught you how to avoid those embarrassing moments.

  • EJRotert

    Where did farmer Johnson find the new jackass?

  • EJRotert

    Well, you can say this about him: He’s no bore like the male pig.

  • Tommy Parton

    We chew our cuds, They chew their crud.!

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Hope that he’s inoculated for “toe-main.”

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Didn’t know he was into leather, too!

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    I hope the readers don’t have smell-o-vision!

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    What those pigs looking at? Pork barrel politics?

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Looks like a Braley-burger. Yum!

  • J Prather

    His name is Bray-ley and he just spoke like a-a-a … well, donkey!

  • Booberry

    Braley puts the ‘man’ back in ‘manure’.

  • Booberry

    Braley doesn’t know his shoe from Shinola.

  • Booberry

    That’s some shyster sandwich.

  • Booberry

    When the chips are down, Braley’s around.

  • Booberry

    Braley’s always dung a good job.

  • Booberry

    I bet he’s steaming mad.

  • Booberry

    It takes one to know one.

  • Booberry

    Braley’s top of the heap.

  • Booberry

    I rest my case.

  • Booberry

    He’s a little chicken you-know-what.

  • Kara

    I am pessimistic about the upcoming Congressional race; this Democrat is too gaffed for his own good

  • Kara

    You see old Orwell was right, we look from Republican to Democrat, and from Democrat to Republican, and from Republican to Democrat again; but already it is impossible to say which is which

  • Abigail Lindsay Walls

    I wonder if Obamacare will cover this pre-existing condition…

  • EJRotert

    He can keep that up until the cows come home. Wait a second…. We are home.

  • Kyle Richard

    “Just a farm boy” Grassley would know that’s a terrible idea!

  • etbaker

    So no one has explained to Bruce how “detasseling” really works yet?

  • S. Crim

    This guy should realize soon that Iowans like their Grassley-fed beef. And especially their Grassley-fed pork.

  • Wotann

    They only way he’ll win now if Iowa is on “Koch!”

  • EJRotert

    Iowa grows corn, soybeans and oats. Oh, and jerkweed.

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    It should taste like pork-pie!

  • DoucheOwebama

    Wow…I am impressed. How Braley simultaneously put his foot in his mouth while having the incompetent PresiDEBT Blowbama’s d*ck in there is TRUE talent…

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