Iowa Democrats have a message

Iowa Republicans don’t. Iowa politics is generally rather staid. The biggest question for 50 years was whether Branstad would win by 7 points or 10? Whether or not Grassley would even have an opponent. Incumbents are never voted out. They retire or seek another office but they are never voted out. Iowa Democrats lead by Theresa Greenfield (pictured above) are going to clean house 11/3. Its going to be a bloodbath. King lost his primary, that never happens.

Greenfield is such a superior candidate. She stands for something other than corporate lobbyists. In 50 years I’ve never seen Iowa Republicans so intellectually bankrupt. I can see coattails on this one. Her TV ads are very powerful. Her messages are simple and clearly stated. Its never been so clear that all the Republicans stand for is big ag and the insurance industry.

The irony is that at the national level the Biden campaign has nothing, they are completely bankrupt of new ideas. They offer no reason to vote for them. Greenfield ads on the other hand have gutted Ernst and left her body on an Iowa fencepost. They take her to task on SSA, Medicare, jobs, corporate welfare, her ads are ripping Ernst a new one. Its funny the national Democrats and the big money targeted Ernst, she’s about as wishy washy a liberal Republican as you can get. She’s got the rural vote because she brings home the ethanol subsidies.

The House races are no different as far as I can see. They don’t have the money the Senate race has, but are just as devastating. From what I can see even Feenstra in Iowa’s rural/conservative 4th could lose. No way David Young wins in Iowa’s 3rd. But perhaps the most amazing story in this year of political earthquakes, is how talk radio completely missed it. I’ll be really curious to see how it all comes out.

A fun show to listen to after an election is Iowa Politics Wednesday on the NPR affiliates. They get everything wrong in their predictions, but act like they saw it all coming the day after. Not that any of this matters, as I have stated a hundred times, this government in its current configuration cannot work. Aside from the obvious of Congress taking money from the lobbyists they are supposed to be regulating, it is now revealed through Hunter Biden’s laptop that Joe Biden has been part of an extortion racket of epic proportions and will never be brought to justice.

Just like Hillary. Joe’s corruption they just dismiss with a wave of the hand and the phrase, “Russian disinformation“. With Hillary they told us it was perfectly normal to go around busting up cell phones with a hammer, and for the Secretary of State to run her email off a private server in her basement (and delete 33K of them when an investigation is in progress). The complete absence of law and order does not bode well for a “nation of laws”.

Most importantly, I think Republicans could lose the Iowa Legislature. Where that affects me is with gun rights. Gunowners by and large are really stupid. The 2 concepts where they lose are failure to look ahead and for everyone to contribute. We’ve had it incredibly good the past 10 years with right to carry. Democrats and liberal sheriffs are chomping at the bit to roll that back.

[Just to be clear, I didn’t say the Democrats had the right message, I just said they had a message. If TV ads right before an election was how you made your decision, then there’s no contest is all I’m saying.]

November earthquake

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 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?

[This 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.”
— Voltaire

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