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Hillary Clinton lost because she was a terrible candidate

Some want to blame Hillary Clinton's presidential election loss on FBI Director Comey, who re-opened the Clinton email investigation so close to the election.

Others want to blame her loss on the absurd notion that America is not yet ready for a woman president.

Still others, point fingers at Obama, saying he didn't do enough to support the Democratic nominee.

All these fools are wrong.

Hillary Clinton was just a bad candidate.  She had a bad message, she didn't resonate with people and most importantly, enough voters could tell she thought she was entitled to the White House.  They rejected that kind of thinking. 

You liberals should have went with Bernie.  As soon as you nominated Hillary, you lost.

~ Cathy Sharon, Marion

Police Retraining

From the internet,  respectfully submitted by P.J. Breidinger, rural Johnson Co

Now let me see if I have this right.

There's no guidance or discipline in the home. The family situation is so unstable; 'Junior' doesn't even know where to send a Father's Day card. Junior gets dumped into the education system where he is socially promoted because the overwhelmed school district can't deal with the undisciplined whelp. Junior's major formative influences are 'gangsta' rap videos and a corresponding peer group of gangsta wannabes.

At age 18, Junior is turned loose on society carrying a bad attitude, a broken compass and no respect for authority. Junior gets himself in big trouble with the law because he is illiterate, unskilled, unemployable and his only source of income other than Government assistance is illegal and meets dire consequences. Then, the situation diagnosis is that the police need more training, compassion, sensitivity and understanding?

Pardon me for asking, but do you really believe this BULLSHIT?

Abbie Weipert right for the state of Iowa

Abbie Weipert is what District 77 needs in the Iowa State House. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in finance and went back to school while working full time at Transamerica to earn her MBA from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. Based on her own track record, she clearly holds education as a high priority. She also works at Kirkwood Community College in Financial Planning, positioning her well to hit the ground running when it comes to the state of Iowa's finances. 
Not only is Abbie a beacon of hope for educators and their students, but she has a long-standing record of community service and involvement that includes collaborating with United Way and Last Hope Animal Rescue. She also helps middle school children prepare for the real world through her commitment to Workplace Learning Connection. Her dedication continues into the college realm where she has had mock interviews of soon-to-be college graduates from Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa. 
Not only do I know Abbie, but I know several of her family members.They have strong family values and an enthusiastic and dedicated work ethic. They support local businesses and care deeply about the communities in which they live. Abbie makes well-informed decisions, is fair and dependable, and has passion for what she believes is right for the state of Iowa. 
Her education, professional experience, and sense of community are some of the reasons I support Abbie Weipert for Iowa House District 77. Please help me in supporting her on June 7!

~ Sarah Seidl, Tiffin

How much has Hillary's email scandal cost taxpayers?

The FBI has devoted 147 agents to this investigation, inumberable hours and likely millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars all because H Rodham Clinton did NOT follow the rules about use of private servers/Emails, during her controversial time as Secretary of State.

Why aren’t there any journalists with enough curiosity to do some research here?

Of course, the answer is that they’re all trying to ‘put lipstick on a pig’ and prop up ‘the queen’.

~ P.J. Breidinger, rural Johnson County, IA.

P.J. Breidinger,  rural Johnson County, IA
P.J. Breidinger, rural Johnson County, IA (formerly Iowa City) - See more at: http://www.coralvillecourier.com/letters_to_the_editor/#sthash.jfEowkz5.dpuf
P.J. Breidinger, rural Johnson County, IA (formerly Iowa City) - See more at: http://www.coralvillecourier.com/letters_to_the_editor/#sthash.jfEowkz5.dpuf

So-called 'Non-Profit' Planned Parenthood decreases patient services, but brings in more money?

The investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress prove that Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts. For those of us who have worked in the abortion industry, the fact that Planned Parenthood puts its profits above all else comes as no surprise.  Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPH), which covers Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma recently released its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.  PPH reports 94,858 contraceptive visits, down from 130,980 in 2014.  Breast Exams completed were 5,954, down from 15,221 in 2014 and total patients seen were 48,072, down from 59,989 in 2014.

While this is a significant decrease in patient services, PPH reported that their profits increased by $1,900,000!  Their fundraising rose by $1.3 million and investment income is up nearly $500,000!  That’s a LOT of income for a “non-profit” that claims they need our tax dollars to stay in business.

Thank you,

Sue Thayer
Lead Strategist
Iowa Right to Life