Thursday, March 13, 2008

A major recruit-Brandenburg for Senate!

The Republican Senate Leadership earns major plaudits this week for recruiting a top flight candidate to square off against the Democrat Majority Leader Mike “Bully” Gronstal.

Gronstal represents
Council Bluffs, as typical of a decent Iowa community as one finds in the state. None the less, Gronstal personally, and the Senate Democrats, under his leadership collectively, are so liberal that their aggressive support of homosexual marriage barely surprises, much less shocks, the body politic. You name a liberal issue and you cannot get left of Mike Gronstal. Now that is a problem for a common sense Iowa community like Council Bluffs.

Problem solved, vote for Mark Brandenburg.

Mark has a very impressive resume` that includes both broad civic involvement and electoral success. Brandenburg is an adjunct professor at Iowa Western Community College, evidence of both knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge. Brandenburg was previously with Omaha Public Power District where he finished his career with the company in the Human Resources division, evidence of some knowledge of bureaucracy and the impact of legislative action on real business. Prior to his move into the division of Human Resources, Brandenburg was in the Engineering and the Assistant Planning divisions of the company and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW Local 1483), e.g. knows real working conditions and the people who occupy them.

Brandenburg has been a community leader involved in many projects and initiatives including being elected twice to the Council Bluffs Public School Board providing a history of electoral success. Brandenburg also serves on the board of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Iowa Western Community College Alumni Association, SPARCS (Special People Active and Retired Caring and Sharing service organization), and the Omaha Public Power District Federal Credit Union. Brandenburg is active in and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Pheasants Forever. What’d I tell you, a great resume`.

We are reprinting Mark’s original press statement in its entirety below.

“I grew up on the west end of Council Bluffs where my parents still reside; Council Bluffs is my home, and I deeply care about what direction and path we go down as a community. I know the deep-seeded values of this community; family, hard work, entrepreneurial spirit, faith and helping your neighbor.”

“As a State Senator I will work hard to make Iowa a place that the next generation of Iowans can receive a top-notch education and then get a job that keeps them here in Iowa to raise their family. In order to accomplish this priority, we need to take a thoughtful and conservative perspective to the Capitol and propose personal and small business tax relief, fix our growing property tax problem, curb government spending, and promote excellence and accountability in education.”

“I understand that running against the powerful Senate Majority Leader will be a difficult task, but I will doggedly point out the recent Gronstal record of runaway government spending, higher taxes, the refusal to debate the Marriage Amendment, and the unprecedented effort to gut Iowa’s sixty year old “Right-to-Work” law which could have devastating impact on Iowa’s ability to attract new jobs and businesses. Senator Gronstal has been at the state capitol for twenty-five years and has become a professional politician owned by the Des Moines special interest groups in what is supposed to be a citizen-legislature. It is time for a fresh face, new ideas, and responsible approaches to make our legislature work for the citizens of Council Bluffs and not the Des Moines special interest groups.”

Mark Brandenburg’s candidacy is welcome news for the four corners of the Iowa GOP effort.

25 comments:

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The Real Sporer said...

Good for you Little Buddy.

I understand how Gronstal's hostility to fathers bugs you guys. Its not right.

However, don't take it personal. Gronstal takes the knee jerk radical left wing position on almost every issue. Ironically, radical feminism is cool with him. Kids don't need dads in Gronstal world. In fact, they don't need mom's either.

They do need state regulated, preferably state operated, day care from cradle to K; 12 years of poor education; state guaranteed job, preferably actual by a public entity like a casino or prison,; state guaranteed welfare for everyone; state workers to insure health and............

It never ends. An infinite regression of paternalistic secular socialism. That doesn't sound like Council Bluffs.

Cedar Waxwing said...

Gronstal's shown a very nasty streak the past few years that can definately be pointed out to people in that district..

Wasn't it ol Mike who told a group of his constituents to "F--- Off" and walked away from them when they confronted him last year?

KenRichards said...

http://bleedingheartland.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=224

Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 20:00:30 PM CDT

Gronstal to Iowa Voters - F*ck You!

by Alta Price

Thanks for the information that was posted about Election Law on the home page Wednesday. VOICE (Voter-Owned Iowa Clean Elections) is one of the pieces of legislation mentioned in the post - it has been weaving it's way through the Iowa legislature, passing out of both the Senate and House State Government committees, the Senate Appropriations sub-committee and expected to come out of the House sub-committee today. But we've run into a snag; the Democratic leadership is trying to kill the bill before it comes to the floor for a vote. On Wednesday, a group of fellow activists traveled to Des Moines to lobby on VOICE. No one expected they would have the F-bomb dropped on their heads. According to those who were there here's what happened:

Gronstal to Iowa Voters - F*ck You!
Gronstal Earns a Mouth Scrubbing at Capitol Wednesday

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By swords&ploughshares

It's official, Iowa Democrats who turned out in record numbers this year to deliver the historic control of the Iowa House, Senate and Governorship to Democrats for the first time in over 30 years, can now rest safe that their leadership has abandoned them.

At today's VOICE Rally at the Capitol in Des Moines, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal stunned Iowa citizens advocating Clean Elections with his arrogance and use of obscenities.

A group of women and elderly men had gathered in the Rotunda after a peaceful rally calling for an end to the use of big money in Iowa's political campaigns, when Gronstal, who has been called "the most powerful man in Iowa politics," came strolling by.

Seizing upon the chance to speak with "the powerful one," members of the group caught his attention and began asking him where he stood on the issue.

When told of the citizen's concerns about how corporate money was impacting elections, Gronstal told them that's the way things work. When asked about the chance of Clean Election legislation reaching the floor he flatly said, "Not a chance."

Cedar Waxwing said...

And here's the news report from Channel 5 about ol Mike's potty mouth...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRRS3tzCmUA

We at least know what to say to him to tick him off now.. :)

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KenRichards said...

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Anonymous said...

Mary's using the old men are worthless argument and as a Democrat I support IowaFather.com and their efforts to dump F-bomb laying Gronstal.

I am about to leave the Democratic party because of people like Gronstal and Mary. They just do not respect fathers for anything but the paycheck.

The Real Sporer said...

Mary Louise and Sphincter. Sorry, the name calling crossed my new line.

I'm not going to let this conversation degenerate into just vile name calling.

Sorry.

Anonymous said...

No problem ted as long as you use the same standards on your minions

Mary Ted and Gerald

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