An Iowa Report

We are so close and yet so far from the Democratic Party’s Presidential action in Iowa.

Illinois, so far, is just a fund raisingsideshow.

So, one reader drove over the Mississippi River and this is what was found:

Feeling the Bern in Iowa

Bernie Sanders in Iowa.

Bernie Sanders was in Iowa this past weekend making his pitch to voters as to why they should elect him.

Pctures of Bernie Sanders speaking to a crowd in Fort Madison, Iowa.

Bernie Sanders

He spoke for about 25 minutes.

Topics included Medicare for all, unions, minimum wage, climate change, higher education, Donald Trump, and activism.

KHQA has more here.

Tulsi Gabbard Billboard Spotted

A large billboard was spotted on route 61 in between Burlington and Fort Madison, Iowa.

Tulsi Iowa billboard.

This surprised me since Tulsi doesn’t have a lot of money and is only polling at around 1 percent nationally and is no more popular in Iowa.


An Iowa Report — 21 Comments

  1. Topics included minimum wage?….had the story of Bernies own campaign workers demanding 15 bucks an hour broken when he was at Fort Madison?

    Just another hypocrite..his workers are also demanding free health care, like he has promised to illegals.

    Have fun convincing Americans you can pull either of those things off when you cant for your own Folks.

  2. Sunshine alert! Sunshine alert! Our sunshine blogger needs reconstructive conversion anti-Bolshevik therapy. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  3. Look, it’s ARL’s daddy crazy ol’ Bernie !

    Like father, like son.

    Stay tuned … tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeooooowwwwww.


  4. A commentary on the sad state of the Democrat Party and its voters when a dope such as Bernie is still relatively high in the polls. The Party of far left wing radical extremists, socialists and communist wannabees. The Party that wants to destroy our nation with open borders, free medical care for illegal aliens, abolishmment of ICE, dismantling of Homeland Security, Medicare for all, free college tuition, forgiveness of all student loans, numerous Democrat mayors and governors who give shelter to illegal aliens through their policy of “Sanctuary”, etc. Putin (and Kruchev in his grave) are laughing at America’s (Democrats) apparent desire to self destruct.

  5. Putin is laughing at America, surely.

    He’s out his puppet in the White House and now Britain follows the same path.

    Not quite two years more of comrade Trump and his family of grifters is going to leave us bankrupt and adrift.

  6. Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin, Leonid Brezhnev, Konstantin Chernenko, Anatoli Karpov, Yuri Gagarin, Vladimir Tkachenko, and Alexander Belostenny are also laughing at us…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  7. Go Bernie! The only presidential candidate paying $15/hour, has recognized a union and a contract with his employees. The fact that compassionate conservative republikkklans despise you means you are on the right track. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  8. Truman and JFK in their graves are weeping. Their party was long ago taken over by radicals and left wing extremists and is getting worse. Current radicals are being welcomed by the Democrat Party with open arms such as the four members of the “Squad”. One member of this Squad is known for her anti-semitism. Another member is known for her moronic green new deal. Another member of the Squad, Rashida, had to be physically removed from a Trump rally because of her screaming. These persons are the new face of the Democrat Party. Would hope that if there are decent, rational, reasonable Democrats in our County, that they would be disgusted with the behavior and reckless comments from this group including the desire to abolish ICE and Homeland Security.

  9. Interesting that one poster here believes the mostly left wing media on cable news and broadcast news about Trump being a puppet of Putin. Watching these Democrat loving stations, one would not be aware that in early 2012, then President Obama was caught on a live microphone and tv video tape telling then President Mendevev to TELL Putin that he Obama will have more flexibility to deal after the election later in 2012.

    More collusion with Russia came during the first term of Obama when he and Hillary Clinton and their Administration gave approval for a Russian mining company to be given some amount of mining rights to uranium IN THE United States. This was reported in the NY Times as well as FOX. Not sure if the left wing tv media reported any of this. They many times cover up the stupidity of Democrat presidential administrations.

    Stupidity, recklessness and bowing to Putin and Russia by Obama began early in his first term when he agreed to cancel the defensive missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic which outgoing President Bush had arranged. Obama abided to Putin’s request to not put in missiles.

    Who, which president and his administration, has colluded with the Russians?

  10. Sunshine blogger, would you please change the heading of this post to “Weeping from the graves” or “Crying Cemetery” or “Zombie Crypocalipse”? Stay tuned and dry…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  11. How about “Smiling from Bolshevik afterlife”? Those in favor please say aye…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  12. Lean forward…Can you hear the whisper? It’s Bernie’s love train moving across this great nation and soon defeating tronald dump in the same fashion the bluenami did in 2018. Remember my sunshine compassionate conservative brothers and sisters last year? They couldn’t accept the fact they were being swept back in November, and even then, they proclaimed that election as “a great night for republikkklans.” Well, it is no coincidence this sunshine blog is the shining city of the nonsense hill. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  13. “Truman and JFK in their graves are weeping”

    Bernie posted video of this event on his FB.

    He cited both Truman and JFK’s support for universal healthcare.

    Bernie would also point out that the top tax rate in this country was significantly higher from 1932 until 1987.

    Bernie might mention that JFK and Ilhan Omar were both accused of having dual loyalty.

    Bernie might bring up the fact that Harry Truman vetoed the Taft-Hartley Act, the act which paved the way for right-to-work states. Truman also tried to nationalize the steel industry.

    Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour, and JFK raised it too.

    Have you read Truman’s Fair Deal proposal?

    There would be disagreements between those former presidents and the current Democratic Party, but overall they still fit in with today’s Democratic Party more than the Republican Party, who are much more extreme now than they were in Truman or JFK’s days.

    Both of these men had faith in a bigger role for the federal government and were economic progressives.

    To imply differently is historical revisionism.

  14. “Correcting” says:

    “Correcting” needs correction.

    “There would be disagreements between those former presidents and the current Democratic Party, but overall they still fit in with today’s Democratic Party more than the Republican Party, who are much more extreme now than they were in Truman or JFK’s days.”

    Republican Party extreme? Where has “questioning” been. But, perhaps “questioning” gets his information from CNN or MSNBC.

    JFK was the last decent Democrat presidential candidate and beat Nixon in 1960. JFK had proposed lower tax rates for individuals and corporations and in fact tax cuts were passed by Congress after JFK’s death. JFK was the last Democrat President who inspired Americans to a great goal that was achievable.

    The liar Lyndon Baines Johnson susceded JFK and promptly took the U.S. into a huge war in Viet Nam when in fact that country was not a threat to the U.S. or had threatened the U.S. This criminal president promised Americans in the presidential campaign of 1964 that he would not send sons, fathers to Viet Nam. A big lie. This guy after the election ramped up troops and navy there to over one half million. This incompetent president tried to justify the troop buildup with the Bay of Tonkin incident. Lyndon Baines Johnson was responsible for over 60K deaths of our military. All for nothing and just about dominos. Johnson was such a disgusting president, and he knew it, that he withdrew from the 1968 presidential race in the Spring 1968. Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Obama – a string of incompetent, inept presidents. Of course the Bubba was in the right place at the right time, and benefited because of the technology boom and the peace benefits that resulted from the direction and policies of Reagan and Bush1. But, Clinton had affairs in the Oval Office with a very, very young woman, had previously raped a woman in Ark, violated Paula Jones and then paid her $800K and was disbarred.

    A former Democrat, Ronald Reagan, said that he did not leave the Democrat Party, it left him. Perhaps this happened after the lunatic left took over the Democrat Party in 1972 with George McGovern as presidential candidate and he was then soundly beaten by Nixon.

  15. Professor, please shed more light on why JFK is weeping on his grave. Go Bernie 2020! Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  16. Professor, your great post needs a correction. JFK was not decent because Democrats are and have always been racists. There is no such thing as a good democrat president. The only good presidents have been republikkklans. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  17. Will Bernie hang on to see more DNC dirty tricks?

    Will his funeral cloud the Democrat convention next summer.

  18. DNC, Hillary and Debbie whatshername Schultz fixed the Democrat primary schedule to diminish Bernie. Bernie, while being a nutball was an honest nutball unlike the thug and liar lady who won the Democrat primaries in 2016.

  19. Yes, that’s right.

    More extreme.

    Something that nearly all political scientists agree on.

    Something that any honest observer of American politics knows.

    It was common to have moderate Republicans in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    Polarization has happened on both sides.

    Nixon created the EPA and was willing to sign universal basic income if it passed.

    Ford created the EITC which is welfare for the working poor.

    Even Barry Goldwater, who was considered an extreme Republican candidate, opposed a federal ban on abortion which would be considered too moderate by today’s Tea Party standards.

    And if you go back far enough, to the 1800’s, Republicans were actually the party of bigger government compared to the Democrats.

    Then during the progressive era it was common to find anti-monopolistic and pro-environmental Republicans.

    You missed my point about taxes and JFK.

    While JFK cut taxes (something Democrats rarely acknowledge), even after the cut the top rate was still what?


    It’s revisionist to pretend JFK and Truman were like some kind of Libertarians (see my examples in the above comment).

    There’s a very loud and inconsistent anti-government message in today’s GOP which only goes back a few decades.

    On the other hand, many of Bernie’s proposals which are branded kooky or far-left today are not at all new to the Democratic Party.

    Have you ever considered that Truman and JFK might like an “honest nutball” like Bernie who is fighting for things the Democratic Party has tried doing for almost a century as opposed to some establishment goof like Joe Biden who stands for nothing?

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