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Opinion: Cerro Gordo GOP leader OK with investigation even though there was “no collusion with Trump and the Russians”


This news story was published on May 19, 2017.
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Candidate Donald Trump with Barb Hovland

As an American, I am looking forward to this ‘investigation’, even though FBI James Comey has already confirmed there was no collusion with Trump and the Russians.

When I say I’m looking forward to this investigation, let’s actually go back (10 years or more?) and get the full Russian interference. Remember when then candidate Obama laughed at Mitt Romney and told him that ‘the Cold War is over’ and there is nothing to fear with Russia? Remember when B and H Clinton gave aid and Uranuim to Russia and she pushed a ‘red reset button’ on March 24, 2010 and stated, “Our goal is to help strengthen Russia’.

Remember when Bill Clinton received $500,000 on June 29, 2010, three weeks after the Uranium deal, for being a ‘keynote speaker’ in Moscow? Remember when President Obama was overheard on a hot mic telling a Russian official, on March 26, 2012, ‘After the election, I have more flexibility’.

I didnt think so, because you see, there is a tendency to forget. That’s what we do. Let’s keep speaking the truth, until all the truth comes out and Justice Is Served!

Barbara Hovland
Cerro Gordo GOP chairwoman
Mason City, Iowa


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47 Responses to Opinion: Cerro Gordo GOP leader OK with investigation even though there was “no collusion with Trump and the Russians”

  1. Honest Abe Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Two sides to every story…….unless your a liberal democrat, then only your opinion matters. Lib-dems are crying about the added cost of protecting the first family. Problem is, they are being protected from you crazy, jobless a$$holes. Look at all the money being wasted on nothing more than a modern day witchhunt. Look how you thin skinned cry-babies are wasting time and efforts to try and erase history in the south, yet it doesn’t change the past. And doesn’t change the future….it is doomed if liberals are allowed to continue.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Abe I just have to ask, do you write the the things that you do just to stir the pot or are you really that big of a dumbass?

      • MC Pants Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2017 at 7:23 am

        Thought they all sounded like valid points.. Not sure how they pertain, but none the less true.

      • Anon2 Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2017 at 9:49 am

        Honest Abe is spot on. Democrats give a whole to meaning to lying. They should be hanging their heads in shame.

        Democrats are not even the Democrats of the past. Time for change in the name of the political party to the Social Communist Party because that is what they really are. Lazy haters that want total control of their neighbors, money, and freedom.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

      The only thing removing those statues in New Orleans is doing, is disrespecting Americans that gave there life for this country, no matter which side they were on. They were still Americans. All for some modern Americans that wont lift a finger for their country. Shameful really.

      • Mae Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

        The Confederate States succeeded from the Union. They became rouge nation and deserve far less respect than we have very generously given them.

  2. Dawn Pettengill Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    What kind of legitimate news outlet would allow these vicious, envious, anonymous comments? If these people have something libelous to say, they should put their name to it. Otherwise, their credibility is the one in question. That includes your credibility, NIT. You can’t libel private citizens without consequences and if I was Barb, I’d be looking to deliver some.

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      I didn’t demean Ms. Hovland so I will assume you mean some of the other responders to the article. I would want to bet Ms. Hovland knows what kind of comments her article would generate yet she went ahead and published it for all to read (and I guess comment on too). If she thought everyone would agree with her, she is a bit off as this country is as divided as it has been since the Civil Rights Act was passed over 50 years ago. Unfortunately, human decency has deteriorated since then. The right calls it political correctness, the left calls it compassion. Either way, it is gone. We have a great many people out there who have reverted back to 3rd grade where calling each other names was never condoned, but always present. They haven’t developed empathy for others nor have they the skills to intelligently debate the other side. So, they call each other names. It is the 21st century way of life. Get used to it.

    • Black Kettles Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      If this is state Rep. Pettengill, do you have time to comment here because all you had to do was Mad Lib your way through the ALEC legislation you were so fond of this year?

  3. John Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    It is amazing how many people try to chill debate and shut down conversations by personally attacking those they disagree with. That’s thought control.

    I’m surprised how many people hypocritically attack Barb. I guess if you cannot logically refute that which you disagree then instead of learning you offer ad hominem.

    • Reality Check Reply Report comment

      May 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Lying Ted, Low Energy Jeb, Pussy Grabbing, Lock her up, Kenyan….. all phrases and a world view taught and encouraged by Trump. Why are you so surprised?

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I understand your thoughts Todd.
    But let’s not get too carried away with her greatness.
    She is, after all, from here and tendencies of gawdy, big everything. I doubt she could truly be considered one of the “THEM” in certain women’s circles of prestige in our big cities of America.

    Many also know how they both talk down about other people in town. How is that cool? If anyone were to dig deeper with each May find out some stuff that would knock them down a notch in your love for the couple.

    • Dawn Pettengill Reply Report comment

      May 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      After reading through the comments, it appears there is plenty to “look down” on there in your neck of the woods, Anonymous. Why don’t you put your name to what you say? No need to answer, we all know.

  5. Todd Blodgett Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Interesting that not a single blogger even attempted to refute ANY of the valid points made by Mrs. Hovland in her Op-Ed. After all, Obama WAS premature in admonishing Gov. Romney that Russia was no longer a problem. Hillary DID authorize the unwise sale of enriched uranium to Russia, and Bill – via the Clinton foundation – DID monetize it, to their benefit, and America’s detriment.

    Billy Jeff WAS paid $500K for a speech once the ink was dry on the deal. Moreover, President Trump had ample reasons to fire Comey, who badly diminished the FBI’s cherished reputation and its stature. James Comey’s dismal performance fully merited his dismissal – as even some Democrats have said.

    Does anyone actually believe that Hillary would’ve allowed Mr. Comey to stay on, had SHE won? Not a chance. These personal attacks on Mrs. Hovland are as mean as they are laughable.

    Apparently, lots of envious people don’t admire a person who sought public office to try to improve the lives of everyday Mason Cityans. Barb doesn’t need the hassle of politics – but she believes in creating opportunities for others. She and Tom are great people, and hard workers; always have been. They believe in giving back, and not only in all of the taxes that they pay on the federal, state, county, and municipal levels.

    If more people were like the Hovlands, 90+ percent of these
    ‘Transfer’ programs would be completely unnecessary.

    I’ve known Barb since 1968, when we were students at Roosevelt elementary school. The fact is, she genuinely cares about Mason City, and wanted to try to help hardworking citizens to help themselves.

    I suspect some of the name-callers here who are hurling insults at her probably just wish that the lady in THEIR life was half as attractive as Barb. That’s especially true when they’re stuck with something that’s like a cross between Rosie O’Donnell and Roseanne Barr, with all the charm of Maxine Waters.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Great comment Todd. As for the lady, haters are going to hate and there isn’t much to be done about it except to consider the source.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Mr. Blodgett sir, I agree with everything that you say.
      You are the smartest and wisest man I know.

      • TB Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2017 at 8:51 am

        Thank you Larry. Your devotion means to world to me. I couldn’t have done it without your support all these years.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Chicken Little – Leader of the demonic party has declared 7/2/17 a potential riot day for them – Thanks for the hacked info from the Russians – will be cleaning my old friends and oiling them good . ps I also installed new batteries in my laser sighting for insurance – ps I hope you rioters have your insurance up to date. Have a good day and have another sip of barry the harry con-aid.

  7. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Reading her letter she really sounds like a Democrat. Only a Democrat would want an “investigation” knowing there is no wrong doing. Frankly, that is why she lost the election.

    May as well leave the acknowledged Democratic in office rather than vote for a RHINO. Republicans in Iowa are just as liberal as the Democrats. Has anyone paid attention to all the “liberal” laws Bumstead just signed into law. There were a bunch!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      OK, who screwed up here?
      Who’s turn was it to make sure that Watchdog takes his meds?
      Fess up!
      Damn it, you see what happens when he doesn’t take his medication.

      • Watchdog Reply Report comment

        May 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

        I must have struck a nerve. Always attack the messenger when you have nothing else to offer. Your just another dishonest lowlife liberal!

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    The Dimms are like an ostrich – they run around all day with their head up their azz and when they stop they bury their head in the sand – no wonder they don’t know what is going on.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      In the animal world, you would be a prime candidate for “thinning the herd”.

    • swamp thing Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2017 at 3:17 am

      You can always tell those with very little real world knowledge when they spit out old wives tales like this shit. Its not hard really, all you need to do is be willing to learn. Oh, by the way…. ostriches do not bury their heads at all. Whomever started this nonsense needs to be slapped.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    You have time to correct my spelling – butt of course if the picture had been of con artist obummer holding michaels penis it would have been politically correct ? right?

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Barb is not an idiot. Many elected officials are unsuccessful in their first run for office. Our current Vice President, our Senator, Chuck Grassley. The list goes on and on.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Facts met with attacks, good little Democrats!
    With all the leaks how does any reasonable person see this as anything but an attempt to derail a president?
    As your great leader said, we are in charge now, get in the back seat. Not an exact quote but good example of Obama saying something to divide us
    Keep it up tho, I got 4 people in their 20s who had to register to vote Trump and they should have been solid Democratic votes

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Their okay no evidence of collusion found – How in the hell should they feel when Trumps not guilty of anything other than fighting the evil demorats and rats in his own party controlled by money – I can’t believe some people are wishing the corrupt clinton mafia had control of America – Opps I forgot – follow the money $$$$$ – uou know paybacks are a bitch and when Session starts his investigation into Clinton/Obama/Lynch/Rice corruption we the people will watch the swamp finally start draining – Comey is a fraud and it will be proven but the rats will deny it as always with evil people.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Your asinine diatribe belies your intelligence.

      They’re, not Their
      Trump’s, not Trumps
      Oops, not Opps
      you, not uou
      Sessions, not Session
      …and numerous other grammatical errors.

      Very easy to discern why you are a Trumpanzee.
      “A Trumpanzee is a mindless follower and believer of Donald Trump.
      Observe these primitive creatures from a safe distance, as they are known to attack. Trumpanzee’s are un-evolved members of society.”

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

    What part of city/county/state/federal government is not up for sale anymore ? Anti American evil forces trying to overthrow the President of the United States with falsehoods and lies. Anyone pre judgeing Mrs Hoveland is fully corruptable also. Beware of Bartz – rumor is he just purchased more farmland south of the windmill storage facility in worth county – probably in conjunction to his historical old chinese restaurant which the WCDA gave him $75,000.00 to remodel – is this area going to be a low income housing development at taxpayers expense once again. Watch this boy – he’s connected.

  14. Larry Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Barbara Hovland, Queen of the Kool-Aid drinkers of North Iowa.

  15. bodacious Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    And if your beloved President Trump is found complicit, then what? Ms. Hovland’s defense of Mr. Trump seems to be it happened before so let it slide now. She wouldn’t allow that as an excuse for her children (if she has some) or your employees, so why say this?

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      If the President is truly innocent as he says he is, why hasn’t he said, “let them investigate me because I have done nothing wrong.” instead of whining like a 3rd grader that they don’t like me, they’re not playing fair, it’s the worst thing ever. etc., etc., etc.

  16. LVS Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Finish the investigation so the Dem’s will look like the fools they really are when it is proven there was nothing there and never was. Then put them in prison for obstructing our government.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      LVS-you are so comical!! You make me laugh out loud everyday and I am not laughing with you I am laughing at you. ha-ha

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

        I am glad it makes you laugh. Someone with your mental deficiency needs humor.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          I don’t know how that happened. That was from me. Have a nice day if you can.

          • Anonymous

            May 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm

            It happened because you are so f’n stupid that you can’t spell LVS.

          • Sid

            May 20, 2017 at 7:54 am

            LVS you hypocritical & cowardly old POS, you went “anonymous” for a very long time because people were calling you out for all of your lies and BS.
            You wrinkled up old dumbass ass-kisser.

        • Bull Shitter Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

          Trust me Anonymous TROLL, I don’t give a shit about your opinion or anyone else’s.

      • LVS Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2017 at 8:56 am

        No one gives a shit about the opinion of a Anonymous TROLL who is so gutless he won’t stand behind his own name. So, STFU Coward!

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2017 at 8:57 am

          Goodbye Peter, I mean SID. Oh well, a troll is a troll and they should all be deleted.

          • LVS

            May 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm

            Look who is talking. Chickenshit, coward Peter/Sid TROLL who hides behind multiple names because he is a chickenshit, big mouth coward that can do nothing except hid and mouth off. What a gutless wonder you are.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

          It is President Trump. Show some respect.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Trump is setting up the Dimms – this commission will have to bring up the Seth Rich (DNC employee) who leaked the 44k DNC emails to WIKI LEAKS and was murdered by possibly the same – Their to stupid to realize their toast when this all breaks and Seth Rich and not the Russians hacked the DNC -it was their own employee. Well you know what they say about people living in safe spaces and glass houses,

  18. mike Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Two wrong make a right