Category Archives: Republican hypocrisy

Kim Reynolds: Rubbing Our Noses In It Right Off The Bat

Over at bleedingheartland.com, desmoinesdem does a great analysis of the hypocrisy of the Kim Reynolds inauguration speech after Reynold’s swearing in on May 24th. This is an excellent read and well worth the 15 minutes or so it will take … Continue reading

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Trump Budget: Immorality In Black And White

Here are a couple of analyses of the Trump agenda. One of the best attributes of the internet is that a citizen can find in depth reviews of issues of the day. This is why we need an open and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Threat To American Health: Republicans

Tax cuts for the wealthy much more important than the health of citizens. America voted for this??? Many years ago while the ACA was still in the talking stage, I was able to attend a meeting with a staffer for … Continue reading

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Another War Based On Bogus Info?

“War” by Edwin Starr with scenes from Viet Nam Like so many we took the story of Bashar al-Assad using sarin gas on Syrians at face value. American media reported it almost in single voice with nearly nary a dissent … Continue reading

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After This Legislative Session, Iowa Need A New Slogan

Most folks may be surprised to find out Iowa has a state slogan. To be honest, finding the state slogan is not that easy to do. A simple google search finds multiple slogans that seem to be in play. There … Continue reading

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Ernst Said Trump Should Reveal Taxes

Will She Publicly Call For This On Tax Day? Or was that just another empty statement from the Koch investment? question starts at 32:00. Answer ends at 32:35 Last month I was in the crowd of nearly 1200 at Coe … Continue reading

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Remember What Harry Reid Said?

What Harry Reid said was in quite plain language back just before the election. Following the announcement by James Comey that the FBI had found more emails from Hillary Clinton, Reid sent a blast to Comey claiming he (Comey) had … Continue reading

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Colin Gordon: What’s The Matter With Iowa?

U of Iowa Professor Colin Gordon wrote a story in Dissent Magazine that many of us have been wondering about out loud. That is simply “What’s The Matter With Iowa?” Following perhaps the strangest election ever in Iowa, Republicans took … Continue reading

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Young Recommends Trump Release Taxes, Then Votes Against It

Just in case you folks out in Iowa’s third district missed Rep. Young’s little bit of fancy political stepping:  Republican Rep. David Young ignited loud cheers from hundreds at an Iowa meeting last week when he said, “Donald Trump should … Continue reading

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An Unadvertised Bomb Inside Repealing The ACA

Look out Kids, Mom and Dad may break you Filial responsibility. Ever hear of it? This is an old concept in law that goes back to the English poor laws in the 1600s. Stated simply, it means that children are … Continue reading

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