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Posted on 11/08/2012 12:00:03 PM PST by too much time
DES MOINES, Iowa The mood quickly turned celebratory at the Iowa Democratic Partys Election Night gathering here, as supporters danced to soul music and drank $4 domestic beers as news outlets reported President Barack Obamas re-election.
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Because pig crap has destroyed their brain cells.
Seems there is a FR movement going now, to ban all products, unions etc. that are Democrat leaning.
How can that apply to IOWA?
What I always heard is they vote democrat because they are almost completely reliant of agriculture subsidies. But that never made much sense to me considering that dark red states like Kansas and Nebraska are just as reliant.
Ethanol? Are they trying to protect their subsidies?
Farmers are notorious for embracing Freebies. That and they’re drinking out of the same aquafer as Minnesota.
Spending too much time out in the sun without a hat?
Misinterpreted the term “free market concepts” for “free cheese and Marxist concepts”?
Because 99% of the population is in the quad cities?
I dont get it either. i went to college in IA, waaaay out in the northeast corner, still very liberal in the middle of the farm lands.
Hope I got that right guys ~ my only connections to Iowa are in the SE where you'all think they speak with a Souvrn' accent.
See the movie THE MUSIC MAN. IOWANS are easily fooled.
More government freebies - grain they put in our gas to ruin our cars.
There is atleast one or more John Deere factories in Iowa. That would be some big ticket items to say no to.
Q: how do you starve a farmer?
A: weld his mailbox shut.
Simple: They’re idiots. Just like everyone else in this country. They simply don’t realize that free stuff doesn’t come from “Obama’s stash,” but from taxpayers, and that this is not a bottomless well from which we can draw.
Simplest explanation is usually the right one: Most people today are stupid, and some states just flat have more stupid people than others.
Eat less HFCS.
They might have a clue when the cost of heating their homes and driving to work drains their wallets. It is coming you IowIdgits and don’t look across the river to Nebraska because we will be in the same sewage boat thanks to you morons. Once the farmers can no longer afford to work their fields because of the price of fuel and trucks no longer run for the lack of it you can look forward to farm collectivization and you city obummer twits will be told to do your civic and democrat party duty by working the fields pulling a plow.
FUBO & FAD
Rural areas are generally much more conservative.
Demographically the population has left rural areas and concentrated in urban areas.
Simple as that.
“Iowa’s population is more urban than rural, with 61 percent living in urban areas in 2000, a trend that began in the early 20th century. Urban counties in Iowa grew 8.5% from 2000 to 2008, while rural counties declined by 4.2%. The shift from rural to urban has caused population increases in more urbanized counties such as Dallas, Johnson, Linn, and Polk, Scott, at the expense of more rural counties.
Iowa, in common with other Midwestern states (especially Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota), is feeling the brunt of rural flight, although Iowa has been gaining population since approximately 1990. Some smaller communities, such as Denison and Storm Lake, have mitigated this population loss through gains in immigrant laborers.”
If it is ANY indication, Iowa USED to have 8 Congressional Disticts, then 6, then 5, now 4. Young People get a BELLYFULL of the BULLSH*T that Des Moines, Ames, Waterloo, The “Quad Cities”, Iowa City and Ceder Fall put out and LEAVE. I am SERIOUSLY thinking of telling my ENTIRE “Home State” to KISS MY A$$ and moving(back) to either Nebraska, or Oklahoma or Texas. I HATE THIS DAMN STATE sometimes!
“Rural areas are generally much more conservative” not my “Home” County in Iowa(Boone). Boone County Iowa is EXTEMELY Liberal!
Going to have to boycott Bacon of all things.
99% was an exaggeration.. But you kind of proved my point. More city dwellers, and urban voters tend strongly to dem.
I don’t know. I live not too far from the IA border in MO, and I’m ready to put up a barbed wire fence at the border. Except that those counties nearest me are the red counties. It’s the Des Moines metro area and the quad cities that suck. If the country ever splits, they’ll be stuck in the USSA.
Iowa is 88% non-Hispanic white. Northern states with a high percentage of whites in the population tend to be very liberal. Iowa is sort of northern and sort of midwestern, below Minnesota and also borders Illinois and Wisconsin.
And farm subsidies also probably play a part.
Iowa’s population is increasing.
Iowa’s rural population is decreasing.
Iowa’s urban population is increasing.
Iowa’s under 35 age group population is increasing, and doing so in urban areas.
But then, isn’t this also true in other farm belt states?
Iowa: “According to the 2010 Census, 91.3% of the population was White (88.7% non-Hispanic white), 2.9% was Black or African American,....”
Nebraska: “According to the 2010 Census, 86.1% of the population was White (82.1% non-Hispanic white), 4.5% was Black or African American,.....”
Look at the county map. Eastern Iowa voted DEM. The rest was Republican. 62 Republican counties and 36 Dem counties. Farmers are notorious for voting AGAINST their own self interest. At least, that has been the case in my lifetime.
What could swing more voters to the GOP ticket would be first anything that panders to the farmers...like the ethanol boondoggle, high unemployment..not currently the case in IA or high energy costs. Obama's EPA has already sent drones to spy on farms looking for "pollution" violations and a proposed carbon tax on cow and pig farts would be the last straw for the rural folks. High gasoline and especially diesel prices hit the rural areas hard and any increase in energy costs would be felt state wide. The college town liberals would be unswayed by whatever Obama does. Des Moines is a big insurance town and Obamacare will be felt hard especially if major employers like Principal Insurance drop out of the health insurance business.
Iowa has a lot of universities. They have a good deal of that “intellectual snobbishness” going around.
Because Iowa is very Christian Conservative and they stayed home yet again and did not show up for Romney nor for any of the down ballot candidates who had been compromising their principles to go along with the narrative that Romney was a conservative.
Cause farmers talk a bigger game about being Conservatives than anyone else you will ever meet.
Until you threaten to cut their particular subsidy. Then it’s Katy Bar the Door.
Same TV and public education-—transmission of ideas (all Marxist ones). All states are becoming socialist, immoral hellholes where Logic and Reason can’t penetrate because of indoctrination in the formational years of childhood.
Families used to transmit their religion and ideas to the young. Now we allow perverted strangers like the Billy Ayers to shape our worldview of our children—in public school system and TV. BK Eakman and Charlotte Iserbyte and many others note the Wundt psychology put into curricula to make the children “think” one way.
Disinformation-—as the ex-KGB Yuri stated in the 70’s-—was already in public schools for two generations (John Dewey) and destroying the ability to recognize Truth if it slapped them in the face. (Irrational ideologues—indoctrinated when young—can’t ever understand Logic). They live by emotion and are easily led into “group think”. That is how public schools work====teach One Way to Think-—the Marxist way-—sodomite/occultist/Satanic way so God is Killed-—planned by the Fabians in the late 1800’s.
BECAUSE THEY ARE FRICKIN IDIOTS.
Iowa stands for “I owe the World a living”
and don’t forget that is got the quad cities and its close association with Chicago which is only a couple of hundred miles away.....I’m sure lots of trash drift over the border to vote....
Land of farmers on the dole and insurance companies waiting to tap into Obamacare.
my Dad worked at Deere’s for over 30 years.
Iowa is no longer anything like the Iowa it was (and that outsiders think it still is). The "family farm" is now an agribusiness that is heavily subsidized by FedGov-- families may own them, but aside from a few remaining small farms (often dairy operations in the more rolling areas near waterways), they are fewer, larger and are definitely big business. The small towns that depended on having a lot of relatively close small family farms (each with many more children/hands in the old days) continue to die and become either bedroom communities, a collection of meth lab/Section 8 housed going to seed or semi-ghost towns with maybe an agriculture-related business or two, but that is about all... and those related businesses naturally depend on the farmers, so they are indirectly dependent on the government.
Except for the ag-related industries (the various Deere works and their vendors, etc), there isn't much left here for big employers other than insurance outfits in Des Moines and the local/county/state/federal government. Nowadays, many smaller communities offer only public sector jobs, jobs working for contractors who build/maintain government infrastructure (roads, schools, buildings, etc) or at the branch of a local bank. IOW, most jobs here actually revolve in some way around the government teat, and that makes it like a perpetual motion machine, in that it really doesn't - more factually, CAN'T - actually work without power from the outside.
I'm a lifelong, fourth-generation Iowan, and the Iowa I grew up in has been dead for around 30-odd years, but it took me a while to see that it was gone. Western Iowa sucks less than Eastern Iowa as a general thing, if only because Western Iowans are less likely to aspire towards being Chicago or Madison.
The big question is why do Republicans let a libtard state like Iowa kick pick the republican presidential nominee with their caucuses?
I lived in both states for about ten years.
Very nice people, hard working, often quite religious.
But there is a significant percentage that will not even consider voting for Republicans.
Iowa was settled predominately by German and Scandinavian (Norwegian and Swedish) settlers. Other groups of all nationalities are represented. But the vast majority are descendants of those two groups.
These are socialist leaning people by nature, and their offspring haven’t changed.
Throw most of Minnesota in that mix as the background as similar and the state is also known for welfare leniency and has a high ( 32000) population of Somailis
Minnesotas Somali population is the largest in the United States. According to the latest estimates, other states that have a large Somali population are Ohio with 12,300, Washington with 9,300 and California with 7,500.
Too many ISU employees!
Most of rural Iowa is conservative. I’m in Dallas County. It’s part of the DSM metro, but much more conservative than DSM.
That is the BEST desciprion of Iowa that I have heard. You may want to throw in the in the 1940s ALL Big Cities and ALL small towns School Disticts conspired with the Iowa Legislature to KILL the One-Room Country School System.
Good overview. I’ve been away from my home state since ‘86. When ever I’m back for a visit, I have a hard time believing the changes...