Grassley: Running By Not Running

video about a minute

Seems many folks in Iowa and across the country are noticing that our vaunted senior senator is running a campaign by not running.

Since the death of Antonin Scalia, now closing in on 200 days, and the reaction of Iowans to Grassley’s unconstitutional stand on obstructing any Obama appointments, Grassley has essentially taken to a hidey hole only popping up in friendly areas. I believe his last appearance in a somewhat populated area was in Muscatine, Iowa in March. That did not go well for him. Since then he only seems to pop up in very rural counties and even then very infrequently.

You can rest assured he will not be appearing in Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport or even Sioux City. People in those cities will be seeing their senator on TV only. That will be in ads or in short mostly positive blurbs on the news but they will not see him live. Most likely he will not even come within reasonable driving distance of any city where democrats might be living.

This is hardly a new tactic. Recent Republican campaigns across the state have been centered on saying nothing and only appearing in front of friendly crowds. Who can forget Joanie Ernst who smiled, enunciated a few platitudes and avoided interviews like a plague. Nobody really knew where she stood.

We do know that Grassley backs Trump. Here is a DSCC campaign video that omits Grassley by name, but everything they say pertains to Grassley. (about a minute)

Meanwhile Patty Judge continues to meet voters across the state and take the fight to Grassley. (30 second video)

As I have been doing for the past several weeks, I will once more post the Grassley schedule for next week in hopes that a few Democrats will visit his town hall and ask him some questions on things like why he supports a racist like Trump. As you may note from the video above, asking him a question and getting an answer isn’t easy.

Two whole town halls next week:

Cherokee County Meeting

Monday, August 29, 2016
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Cherokee County Courthouse, Courtroom
520 West Main Street

Buena Vista County

Tuesday, August 30
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Sioux Rapids Memorial Library, Basement
215 2nd Street
Sioux Rapids

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