Incumbent Representative (there’s actually no such thing as a “Congressman”) Steve King loses the primary to Randy Feenstra. Incumbent Senator Joni Ernst is trailing in the polls to challenger Theresa Greenfield. President Trump is trailing dementia patient Joe Biden by 14 points. Jedediah Grassley better thank his lucky stars he’s not up for reelection this year. I got the feeling a meteor is going to take out a lot of dinosaurs this year.
Perhaps the funniest thing about all this is I’m not sure how many people see it coming. Incumbents don’t lose in Iowa. Comrade Harkin could have been Senator for life, but he chose to walk away. Grassley is Senator for life. I don’t know if the Register sees it coming, I quit reading it 4 years ago. I’m pretty sure WHO radio’s 2 Wizards of talk don’t see it (Angelo & Conway). I think this will be as earth shaking as 2014 when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost. THAT was a good year.
Trump’s going to be a 1 termer. I’ll stake my reputation as a political genius on that. A million new Mexican voters each year for 4 years. 24/7 bad press for the past 4 years. An economy in the tank. Racial unrest. And most importantly, he abandoned his base. He (with the help of a Republican Congress) didn’t advance 1 item he ran on in 2016. Ain’t no way he wins. As someone astutely pointed out, some of his Tweets show a person who no longer wants to be President.
So there you are. We’re left with this incredible situation where you can’t figure out if its more amazing that Joe Biden is the best the Democrats could come up with? Or that he could win?
[The paragraph below is from ThoughtCo.com. They give a little background on the Tea Party movement. They understand the Tea Party despises RINOs as much as Democrats. Which explains why the establishment just hated Sarah Palin.]
“When Palin joined the Republican ticket, people suddenly started attending rallies. McCain events had to be moved to larger venues. Rather than attracting hundreds of people like McCain had been doing, Palin was attracting thousands instead. Palin was hard-hitting, despite being seemingly restrained by the establishment. She gave one of the greatest convention speeches ever, where she hit out at Barack Obama and saw her popularity soar. She connected with people. And while she was eventually destroyed and rendered ineffective during the 2008 campaign, her ability to actually get thousands of people to rally for a cause would jump-start the future tea party movement, and she would eventually become the top draw at future tea party events nationwide.”
“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice.”
— Alexander Hamilton
“Let the laws be clear, uniform and precise;
to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them.”