Prepare for the new model of Sarah Palin, folks! Joni Ernst, the Tea Party Senate candidate who recently won the Iowa GOP primary, is wearing her tin foil hat a little bit too tight! In what will likely be the best move on Ernst’s part (best for her Democratic opponent, anyway), the Senate hopeful has promised to dedicate herself to opposing Agenda 21.
Ernst, whose campaign ads have touted her ability to remove hog testicles and fire a gun, somehow managed to scrape up enough votes to defeat Matt Whittaker and Mark Jacobs, both of whom have promised their unequivocal support in her battle against Democrat Bruce Braley.
Ernst, who cited her ability to “cut pork” (if you get her drift) in a banjo-laden Deliverance-esque campaign ad, said that there are a lot of big spenders in Washington. “Let’s make ’em squeal,” said Ernst. Another campaign video features hog-castration-lady in what has become the traditional Tea Party “Let’s shoot Obamacare with whatever gun is handy” ad.
Apparently, “Vote for Joni: She knows how to castrate a pig” was good enough for Iowa right-wingers. However, if you thought she was simply stupid, you just need to get to know her better. She’s 150% batshit insane, too!
Not only does Ernst feel that the UCSB shooting, in which a movie producer’s son went on a bloody rampage because no woman in her right mind would allow him to have sex with her, is an “unfortunate accident,” but Ernst has a few…more insane ideas.
For instance, Ernst promised that she would do everything she can to overturn Agenda 21, a recent Tea Party favorite conspiracy theory. According to Ernst and other insane conspiracy theorists Agenda 21, unveiled during the UN’s “Earth Summit” in 1992, is an evil New World Order plot to strip Americans of property rights and Constitutional liberties. The UN, using this frightening plot, will herd humans into crowded cities so the rest of the planet can be devoted to wildlife preservation. Agenda 21, according to conspiracy theorists, will push a Communist agenda and destroy everything that makes America…America.
“The anti-Agenda 21 movement appears to be largely driven by media pundits and Internet conspiracy theorists…The Agenda 21 conspiracy is the gunman behind the grassy knoll. It is the Hollywood studio where Neil Armstrong’s fabricated moon landing was filmed. It is fluoridated water,” wrote Iowa State professors Gary Taylor and Mary Louise Ryan in an op-ed for the Des Moines Register.
In a 2013 campaign stop Ernst said that “One of the implications to Americans, again, going back to what did it do to the individual family here in the state of Iowa, and what I’ve seen, the implications that it has here is moving people off of their agricultural land and consolidating them into city sectors and then telling them, ‘You don’t have property rights anymore,’” adding, “These are all things that the UN is behind, and it’s bad for the United States, it’s bad for families here in the state of Iowa.”
What she and other right-wing conspiracy theorists are mentioning is a mere bullet point in a nonbinding list of suggestions associated with the (nonbinding) 1992 action plan.
Think no one could possibly be this insane? See it for yourself!: