Archive for October 26, 2012
With less than two weeks until the election, we have a major opportunity to help defeat one of the worst Tea Party Republican extremists in Congress – Steve King – and we need your help to do it.
Help defeat Tea Party Republican Steve King
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM more info
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement in Des Moines, IA
Mason City Saturday Canvass
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM more info
Sioux City Saturday Canvass
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Pierce Street Coffee Works in Sioux City, IA more info
Click here for more information and to RSVP http://www.takedownking.com/calendar
Sun, October 28, 2012 12:00 PM (IPTV) Rebroadcast of King v Vilsack debate from Carroll
OFA-GOTV – the final push
Only two weekends left before November 6th. Click the link to find out how you can help get out the vote for Barack Obama in Iowa: http://OFA.BO/9PBNjw
Calling all you Gleeks! Members from the cast of “Glee” are coming to Iowa tomorrow to visit with young Iowans about the importance of voting early for Barack Obama. Get the details here: http://OFA.BO/Glee-IA
First Lady Michelle Obama is coming back to Iowa this Monday for grassroots events in Iowa City and Sioux City. Visit http://ia.barackobama.com/ to find out how to get your free tickets!
Click here to volunteer for Dave Loebsack http://www.loebsackforcongress.org/free_details.asp?id=7
Click here to volunteer for Leonard Boswell http://www.boswellforcongress.com/volunteer
Watch Congressional Debates
1st Congressional District: Rep. Bruce Braley (D) and Ben Lange (R) (#104)
Thu, November 1, 7:00 PM on IPTV
Fri, November 2, 7:30 PM on IPTV
Sat, November 3, 8:30 AM on IPTV World
Sun, November 4, 12:00 PM on IPTV
These episodes of Iowa Press Debates aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television. Click on the link to view
4th Congessional District: Rep. Steve King (R) and Christie Vilsack (D) (#103)
2nd Congressional District: Rep. Dave Loebsack (D) and John Archer (R) (#102)
3rd Congressional District: Rep. Leondard Boswell (D) and Tom Latham (R) (#101)
Click here to watch video of the Vilsack-King Debate In Carroll October 25. This program will be re-broadcast Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at noon. The program will also be broadcast on IPTV WORLD (.3) Saturday, October 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Whether you live in IA-04 or elsewhere, this debate is worth watching. Steve King at his finest. Christie Vilsack puts him in his place most of the time even though the moderators are asleep.
At about 17:50 you can hear King appeal to his mysoginistic base when he claimed that Iowa women are getting abortions “simply because the mother wants a boy instead of a girl.” He says “we have evidence.” This of course goes unchallenged by IPTV moderators who don’t think to ask the obvious follow up, “what evidence?”
Also unchallenged by the moderators is the lie that he did not say something that he said – ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS – and for which there is a handy 43 second video of him saying it. Yes, the IPTV moderators allowed him to say unchallenged that Christie Vilsack’s accurate characterization of his statement that immigrants could be treated similar to livestock was false. But it was not false. Here is the 43 second video of King saying,
“We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that wouldn’t kill somebody but would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.”
Please share it. It has only 351 views on Youtube.
Upcoming: Braley (D) and Lange (R) Debate | Nov. 1, 2012 7 pm [1st Congressional District] – Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) and Ben Lange (R-Independence) will participate in a live debate in Dubuque. Livestream it here: http://www.iptv.org/iowapress/story.cfm/story/9987/ipd_20121101_104 or watch on IPTV.
If you missed some debates IPTV.org has archived debates of the 2012 congressional candidates.