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fwiw

Hazard, KY

#1 Nov 15, 2012
Since 1984, A republican candidate has won Iowa once (2004). Why? State is like 98 % White. Why isn't Iowa conservative like Kansas and Nebraska? Or the Dakotas.Eastern IA is mostly farmers. Aren't farmers less dependent upon the GIVERment? How could anyone support gay marriage and abortion?
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Nov 16, 2012
the colleges & schools are brainwashing this state, that and republicans here vote poorly (as in rarely)

Iowa is a lost cause
fwiw

Hazard, KY

#3 Nov 16, 2012
Thanks. I am not from here. Bues Moines is the only large city. Omaha and Wichita are larger than Des Moines. Is the local GOP needing a shakeup?
M Shogren

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Nov 17, 2012
Maybe they know something you don't. Not all the farmers in rural Iowa share your opinions (as in most of the New England countryside, and parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and upstate New York).
fwiw

Manchester, KY

#5 Nov 17, 2012
The eastern half of Iowa is VERY liberal.How can a community with barns, pigs, seed companies, etc. vote for Obama? You would think these people are self sufficient. Since the days of Nussle and Leach, the eastern half of the state elects liberal people. People in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas don't vote for people who murder fetuses and support gay marriage.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#6 Nov 17, 2012
fwiw wrote:
The eastern half of Iowa is VERY liberal.How can a community with barns, pigs, seed companies, etc. vote for Obama? You would think these people are self sufficient. Since the days of Nussle and Leach, the eastern half of the state elects liberal people. People in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas don't vote for people who murder fetuses and support gay marriage.
Judge calls mistrial in University of Iowa liberal bias case
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/24/ju...

-Iowa City the liberal cesspool forever a lost cause don't go there

-Quad Cities/Cedar Rapids/Burlington - manufacturing, love unions & union brainwashing..... the city buses are still from the "80's because the economy is booming, Oh and unemployment is REALLY down, on a side note young people refuse to stay so in the Quad Cities the mayor is giving tons of free stuff to college kids to stay, liberals from chicago come in to fill void; crime goes up, more cops, taxes go up & speeding cameras GALORE (really brother eye is everywhere)
-Illegal Alien Invaders love this state And former governor Vilsack cried when ICE took some away

-Federal government subsidies GALORE for farmers (thanks for the gift Obama/Clinton we vote for you now)

-Western Iowa free and no brother eye

-This state is full of freeloaders and liberal trash from Chicago, Minnesota, & KC

Iowa is a lost cause, even the republicans here are liberals
RStephens

Springfield, OH

#7 Jan 27, 2013
fwiw wrote:
Since 1984, A republican candidate has won Iowa once (2004). Why? State is like 98 % White. Why isn't Iowa conservative like Kansas and Nebraska? Or the Dakotas.Eastern IA is mostly farmers. Aren't farmers less dependent upon the GIVERment? How could anyone support gay marriage and abortion?
Maybe many Iowans do NOT hold negative stereotypes of large segments of the population, do NOT vote out of hate for people who are different than they are, do NOT believe that everyone who isn't like themself is in a state of dependency, and DO believe that people should have some privacy and personal choice of how they run their personal affairs even if they wouldn't make some of the same choices. Maybe Iowans are fairminded and simply vote for what they believe is best for public policy and society, as opposed to running around putting down people and engaging in the politics of resentment?
jimmy jr

Sisseton, SD

#8 Jan 28, 2013
If you think Iowa is Liberal . . I guess I don't have a come bac, except I feel Dumber for even reading this trash talk . .

“It ain't gonna suck itself.”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#9 Jan 31, 2013
To many people fail to acknowledge the results of a liberal society. They fail to reckonize how Chicago is doing and to see the results in California. In fact many people that flee these places due to the results end up voting for the same unsustainable social programs that failed them before.
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#10 Feb 2, 2013
Hoover Niebold wrote:
To many people fail to acknowledge the results of a liberal society. They fail to reckonize how Chicago is doing and to see the results in California. In fact many people that flee these places due to the results end up voting for the same unsustainable social programs that failed them before.
Look at how succesful Europe is. Why do you hate liberals, if you were poor do you prefer to starve or take a helping hand? You need help, soon.

“It ain't gonna suck itself.”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Iowan wrote:
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Look at how succesful Europe is. Why do you hate liberals, if you were poor do you prefer to starve or take a helping hand? You need help, soon.
Have you considered the fact that Europes middle class lives below the standards of our poor? And what of the ongoing protests of their citizens and the higher rate of violence? Are you willing to accept these things?

There's a huge difference between providing people with what they need and allowing them to choose their wants. Here we allow those collecting aid to choose and most often it is poorly. While liberal ideals are often good it's just not financially feasible in it's current form. A strict program to get able people out of the system needs to be implemented. I am of the opinion that $156 per day in social benefits per household in this nation is a bit excessive.
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#12 Feb 2, 2013
Hoover Niebold wrote:
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Have you considered the fact that Europes middle class lives below the standards of our poor? And what of the ongoing protests of their citizens and the higher rate of violence? Are you willing to accept these things?
There's a huge difference between providing people with what they need and allowing them to choose their wants. Here we allow those collecting aid to choose and most often it is poorly. While liberal ideals are often good it's just not financially feasible in it's current form. A strict program to get able people out of the system needs to be implemented. I am of the opinion that $156 per day in social benefits per household in this nation is a bit excessive.
you just don't like poor people.

Europe is beautiful and smarter than us.

“It ain't gonna suck itself.”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#13 Feb 2, 2013
I'm sorry, I was wrong, it's $168 per day.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/07/th...
Besara

Omaha, NE

#14 Feb 5, 2013
RStephens wrote:
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Maybe many Iowans do NOT hold negative stereotypes of large segments of the population, do NOT vote out of hate for people who are different than they are, do NOT believe that everyone who isn't like themself is in a state of dependency, and DO believe that people should have some privacy and personal choice of how they run their personal affairs even if they wouldn't make some of the same choices. Maybe Iowans are fairminded and simply vote for what they believe is best for public policy and society, as opposed to running around putting down people and engaging in the politics of resentment?
So why do vote Democrat?
Besara

Omaha, NE

#15 Feb 5, 2013
Iowan wrote:
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Look at how succesful Europe is. Why do you hate liberals, if you were poor do you prefer to starve or take a helping hand? You need help, soon.
So how successful is Europe? What emerging technologies have been made there in the past 30 years? Where is the innovation?
Besara

Omaha, NE

#16 Feb 5, 2013
Iowan wrote:
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you just don't like poor people.
Europe is beautiful and smarter than us.
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Smarter than you obviously. But that's not saying a lot.
Martin

United States

#17 Feb 11, 2013
I'm all for free stuff. I like getting $500 a month in free food and Medicaid is great if you ask me. It's fantastic that my family can qualify with an income in excess of $100,000 a year. Thankfully we are allowed to write off our new vehicles, home remodeling, maxing out our Roth IRA's, gifting our 7 & 9 year old children $10,000 each, motorcyles and boats and vacations. We had a great time at Disney World from Christmas to New Years this year. A special thanks to our accountant for pointing out we needed the $8500 deduction to stay qualified for our Medicaid.
Barko

Irvington, NJ

#18 May 18, 2013
RStephens wrote:
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Maybe many Iowans do NOT hold negative stereotypes of large segments of the population, do NOT vote out of hate for people who are different than they are, do NOT believe that everyone who isn't like themself is in a state of dependency, and DO believe that people should have some privacy and personal choice of how they run their personal affairs even if they wouldn't make some of the same choices. Maybe Iowans are fairminded and simply vote for what they believe is best for public policy and society, as opposed to running around putting down people and engaging in the politics of resentment?
LOL, you crack me up.
Farmer

Manning, IA

#19 May 30, 2014
fwiw wrote:
Since 1984, A republican candidate has won Iowa once (2004). Why? State is like 98 % White. Why isn't Iowa conservative like Kansas and Nebraska? Or the Dakotas.Eastern IA is mostly farmers. Aren't farmers less dependent upon the GIVERment? How could anyone support gay marriage and abortion?
The area where i live in Western Iowa is very conservative like eastern Nebraska. If you look at election results 75% voted republican and only 30% democrat in the western counties. This is because we are rural and have alot of Evangelical Lutherans. Eastern Iowa has a lot more cities. Eastern Iowan think us western Iowans are a bunch of bible freaks and hilllbillys.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#20 Jul 5, 2014
Besara wrote:
<quoted text>So how successful is Europe? What emerging technologies have been made there in the past 30 years? Where is the innovation?
Germany, the engineering and manufacturing leader in Europe.....

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