Radical Eco-Alarmism And Green New Deal Are The Democrats’ Undoing

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trump rally iowaIowa is a Midwest farm state much like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  What it lacks is a major metropolitan city like Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, or Detroit.

Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa, and it accounted for less than 230,000 votes out of 1.56 million cast in 2016. If a Democrat can’t win rural voters in Iowa, a Democrat can’t win.

But Democrats have won rural votes in Iowa in the past.  Iowa famously had both a GOP Senator and a Democrat Senator for 30 years. Tom Harkin represented Iowa in the Senate from 1985 to 2015, and Chuck Grassley has represented Iowa in the Senate since 1981.

Iowa has had 3 GOP governors and 2 Democrat governors over the past 36 years.  It currently has 3 Democrat Congress members and only 1 GOP Congress member.

So when the Democrat Candidate for President sinks to 41% in the polls and is behind by double-digits with independents — repeating the scenario that led to 2016 — there are reasons other than the personal qualities of the candidate him/herself.

The Democrat Party has abandoned the interests of farm states like Iowa — and nowhere is that more true than with the elevation of the Green New Deal.

Ethanol — made from corn grown in Iowa — is blended with gasoline, not solar energy or wind power.

When you want to “transition away from oil” and outlaw the internal combustion engine, you are proposing to destroy the economy of a farm state like Iowa.

And the same issues extend to the non-urban parts of the remainder of the Upper Midwest states in the heartland.

The problem for today’s Democrat Party that is captive to the coastal interests of both the East and West coasts is that the Midwest states listen to what they say, and believe they’ll do what they are promising those coastal constituencies that they’ll do.

I don’t think Democrats will do what they promise because I think astute Democrat politicians realize most of their agenda is economic and political suicide.

I have always believed their interest is simply in obtaining control of the levers of government — not to actually do what they talk about.

But Midwest voters aren’t taking chances.

They are going to vote for Donald Trump in even larger numbers than they did in 2016.

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