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GOP punishes Braley after visit from Michelle Obama

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DES MOINES – The Iowa Republican party and its followers unleashed a venomous attack upon Congressman Bruce Braley after he welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama to Des Moines Friday to help his struggling campaign.

Some on the right are saying that bringing the First Lady into the last weeks of the campaign is a show of weakness and desperation. The approval ratings for President Barack Obama are at all-time lows and sinking, while Braley’s opponent, Joni Ernst, has surged.  Democratic politicians across the country have essentially avoided having the Obamas show up in person at their campaign rallies.

Michelle Obama arrived in downtown Des Moines Friday afternoon  at a rally for Braley’s U.S. Senate campaign. In a campaign already suffering from a series of gaffes, Mrs. Obama added to the misery by calling the Congressman “Bruce Bailey” instead of Bruce Brailey.

The Iowa GOP wasted no time in pouncing on that mistake, and mocked ideas he shared with supporters.

“Bruce Braley is having a ROUGH time lately!,” The Iowa GOP declared Saturday via social media. “Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama couldn’t even get his name right … she called him ‘Bruce BAILEY’ seven times!”

One apparent supporter of Joni Ernst commented “Big lips didn’t do her homework”.

Another said Michelle Obama “is a typical libturd idiot. All smoke and mirrors. She is unqualified to be in the [White House].”

The Braley campaign made no mention of the First Lady’s apparent mistake.

Meanwhile, Braley and Ernst are set to square off Saturday night in their second debate. The debate can be found on C-SPAN at 7 PM.

The election is November 4.  The winner takes the seat of retiring Senator Tom Harkin.

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It’s so very easy to touch the iPad touchscreen that I just reported two of the posters here by MISTAKE!!! I bet there are many posts that are reported accidentally that mgmt has to look into. Sorry about that. I wasn’t going to post but since I am, my only comment is what a way to kill an already struggling campaign.

While I’m not a fan of Braley, I seem to remember some Republican candidates didn’t want George W. Bush campaigning for them during his last term in office either.

President’s approval rating all time low? Come on…says who? That’s bull kaka.This country always swings one way or another and the drama goes ON AND ON. Screw the paradigm. Remember how the Republicans screwed the economy pre-Obama, and shipped jobs overseas en masse? Reflect on all the crooks of Wall Street, the dead bodies floating back from the wars, and ask yourselves if you really want to trust Republicans again? The best America has been is with Democratic leadership.

@Philly-I have told you before, get off the left wing sites so you can find out what is really happening in the world. Every “CREDITABLE” news source has reported that his approval is so damn low it can’y hardly be measured. Even the traditional communist sites are reporting it. Maybe it is because you are living in a dugout (either the tire house or basement) and you can’t get internet that you are so ill informed.

Bringing her in was a sure sign of desperation on Bailey’s part. It just shows how very scared they are.

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