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The Enemy Of My Enemy

Since the Branstad-led moderate takeover of the Iowa GOP in April of this year, social conservatives have found themselves pushed into the same corner of the room as the Liberty Movement – unwanted by the very party whose base they form.  Several social conservative and tea party groups worked together with my organization, Liberty Iowa, to try to stem the tide of the establishment pushback, but to no avail. It was too little, too late, to hold our ground in 2014. But there’s no faster way to build alliances than being thrown into the same foxhole together when the bullets are flying.  As conservatives around the state began to realize that the animosity supposedly directed only towards the libertarian-leaning state party leadership would soon be turned toward them, discussion and coordination began to take place between different conservative groups and leaders who saw that they, too, would be swept aside by a calculated and well-organized group of power brokers looking to silence dissent.  The realization brought with it a… Keep Reading

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