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Corn is. And healthcare. And immigration. And this wacky weather. Will someone do something about it?

Mon 4 Nov 2019 06.00 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/04/impeachment-is-not-the-issue-voters-in-iowa-care-about

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47 minutes ago, 90DayFinancier said:

 

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Corn is. And healthcare. And immigration. And this wacky weather. Will someone do something about it?

Mon 4 Nov 2019 06.00 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/04/impeachment-is-not-the-issue-voters-in-iowa-care-about

 

 

As an Iowan, I can say that it's all true. Nobody gives a rips about impeachment right now in Hawkeye country. People will talk about Hawkeye football, how this stupid weather has been and wishing those automatic campaign calls would stop, ... 

 

The problem with Iowa, and it's the same as America's a whole, is it is very polarized as well. There are 99 counties in Iowa, only 4 maybe 5 counties would be blue and 94 would be red. However, the 4-5 Democratic counties are located (as you can guess) at large Metropolitan areas: Des Moines in Polk county, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids in Johnson and Linn counties, Waterloo/Cedar Falls in Black Hawk county, and Davenport in Scott County. Iowa City is home to University of Iowa, Cedar Falls is home to University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines is the state capital and home to Iowa State (well, actually Ames, right outside of Des Moines). Those metropolitan and well-educated areas vote Democrats overwhelming and the rest of Iowa is just farm land. Many counties have a population of 20,000 of less (some have like 3000 people lol) and the obviously vote GOP overwhelmingly because the $$$ they receive from the federal government as farm subsidies. 

 

As the same with past elections, the problem is to get enough people turn out to vote in those large Metropolitan areas because I believe the votes are there to the Democrats to win, they just have to get people excited enough. Iowa went with Obama both terms but turned red in 2016 for Trump. 

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6 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

 

 

As an Iowan, I can say that it's all true. Nobody gives a rips about impeachment right now in Hawkeye country. People will talk about Hawkeye football, how this stupid weather has been and wishing those automatic campaign calls would stop, ... 

 

The problem with Iowa, and it's the same as America's a whole, is it is very polarized as well. There are 99 counties in Iowa, only 4 maybe 5 counties would be blue and 94 would be red. However, the 4-5 Democratic counties are located (as you can guess) at large Metropolitan areas: Des Moines in Polk county, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids in Johnson and Linn counties, Waterloo/Cedar Falls in Black Hawk county, and Davenport in Scott County. Iowa City is home to University of Iowa, Cedar Falls is home to University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines is the state capital and home to Iowa State (well, actually Ames, right outside of Des Moines). Those metropolitan and well-educated areas vote Democrats overwhelming and the rest of Iowa is just farm land. Many counties have a population of 20,000 of less (some have like 3000 people lol) and the obviously vote GOP overwhelmingly because the $$$ they receive from the federal government as farm subsidies. 

 

As the same with past elections, the problem is to get enough people turn out to vote in those large Metropolitan areas because I believe the votes are there to the Democrats to win, they just have to get people excited enough. Iowa went with Obama both terms but turned red in 2016 for Trump. 

Iowa has a football team ?

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3 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Iowa has a football team ?

College. Iowa Hawkeye from the University of Iowa. Iowa State Cyclones has one too, but for most Iowans, the "state team" is the Hawkeyes.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=university+of+iowa+football&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS873US873&oq=University+of+Iowa+football&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.21223j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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47 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

 

 

As an Iowan, I can say that it's all true. Nobody gives a rips about impeachment right now in Hawkeye country. People will talk about Hawkeye football, how this stupid weather has been and wishing those automatic campaign calls would stop, ... 

 

The problem with Iowa, and it's the same as America's a whole, is it is very polarized as well. There are 99 counties in Iowa, only 4 maybe 5 counties would be blue and 94 would be red. However, the 4-5 Democratic counties are located (as you can guess) at large Metropolitan areas: Des Moines in Polk county, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids in Johnson and Linn counties, Waterloo/Cedar Falls in Black Hawk county, and Davenport in Scott County. Iowa City is home to University of Iowa, Cedar Falls is home to University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines is the state capital and home to Iowa State (well, actually Ames, right outside of Des Moines). Those metropolitan and well-educated areas vote Democrats overwhelming and the rest of Iowa is just farm land. Many counties have a population of 20,000 of less (some have like 3000 people lol) and the obviously vote GOP overwhelmingly because the $$$ they receive from the federal government as farm subsidies. 

 

As the same with past elections, the problem is to get enough people turn out to vote in those large Metropolitan areas because I believe the votes are there to the Democrats to win, they just have to get people excited enough. Iowa went with Obama both terms but turned red in 2016 for Trump. 

Wow, that is a big assumption, and kind of elitist.


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37 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

College. Iowa Hawkeye from the University of Iowa. Iowa State Cyclones has one too, but for most Iowans, the "state team" is the Hawkeyes.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=university+of+iowa+football&rlz=1C1GCEB_enUS873US873&oq=University+of+Iowa+football&aqs=chrome.0.0l6.21223j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

I was joking.  Lt Col Henry Blake was a big fan . I was poking fun at the big ten

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35 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

I was joking.  Lt Col Henry Blake was a big fan . I was poking fun at the big ten

Umm, Lt. Col Henry Blake was an Illini, not a Hawkeye.  That is sort of like calling a Bulldog, a Gator.

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17 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Umm, Lt. Col Henry Blake was an Illini, not a Hawkeye.  That is sort of like calling a Bulldog, a Gator.

opps.. 

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1 hour ago, Bill & Katya said:

Wow, that is a big assumption, and kind of elitist.

Well, it's facts, not assumption. 

Here is a map of counties in Iowa results of the 2016 Presidential Election:

 

Iowa Presidential Election Results 2016.svg

 

At first look of it, it's very misleading because it is looking like the vast vast majority of the state is red. There are 5 counties when for Clinton and 94 went for Trump. However, the margin was around 9%ish. It was like 51.1 % Trump and 41.8% Clinton, which in votes is about say 150,000 votes. Not large, by any means. Those blue counties as I mentioned are the: State Capital and the locations of the three largest public Universities in the state. 

 

Here is what's more like it in terms of population:

 

1024px-United_States_presidential_election_in_Iowa%2C_2016.svg.png

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53 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

Well, it's facts, not assumption. 

Here is a map of counties in Iowa results of the 2016 Presidential Election:

 

Iowa Presidential Election Results 2016.svg

 

At first look of it, it's very misleading because it is looking like the vast vast majority of the state is red. There are 5 counties when for Clinton and 94 went for Trump. However, the margin was around 9%ish. It was like 51.1 % Trump and 41.8% Clinton, which in votes is about say 150,000 votes. Not large, by any means. Those blue counties as I mentioned are the: State Capital and the locations of the three largest public Universities in the state. 

 

Here is what's more like it in terms of population:

 

1024px-United_States_presidential_election_in_Iowa%2C_2016.svg.png

The assumption that being a college town or an urban environment equates to being well educated.

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51 minutes ago, Steeleballz said:

 

  How is it an assumption? Education level and political affiliation are both demographics that can be tracked.

Education level yes, being well educated, no.


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Oh, Bill. 

So you equate education level with being well educated?  The two do not go hand in hand.


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