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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Will Senator Chuck Grassley of the Small Ultra-Conservative State of Iowa Play a Spoiler for Barack Obama?

Update:

I will take it back to label Iowa as ultra-conservative. I drew this conclusion after I watched Chuck Grassley meeting with constituency in the park and nature of questions.

Iowa has one Dem Senator and one Repub.

Three Dem and two Repub representatives

Bruce Braley

Democratic, District 1

David Loebsack

Democratic, District 2

Leonard Boswell

Democratic, District 3

Tom Latham

Republican, District 4

Steve King

Republican, District 5

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  • Don B
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Is this the same Chuck Grassley ?

    Time Magazine's Amy Sullivan pointed out last night that, for all of his ardent demagoguery on the so-called "death panels," Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted for just such a provision in 2003.

    Remember the 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill, the one that passed with the votes of 204 GOP House members and 42 GOP Senators? Anyone want to guess what it provided funding for? Did you say counseling for end-of-life issues and care? Ding ding ding!!

    So either Republicans were for death panels in 2003 before turning against them now--or they're lying about end-of-life counseling in order to frighten the bejeezus out of their fellow citizens and defeat health reform by any means necessary. Which is it, Mr. Grassley ("Yea," 2003)?

    Reps. John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), who both claimed end-of-life consultations could result in "government encouraged euthanasia," also voted for similar policy in 2003.

    Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) tried to call Grassley on Friday and tell him he was wrong about health care reform. He got the senator's voicemail.

  • 1 decade ago

    First off, just being honest, both Grassley and Harkin are long term Senators and both bring tons of pork money back to the state. Neither is going to be voted out because of the pork they bring back. Rural Iowa, especially North and West, is very conservative. The cities are mainly liberal.

    Iowa the state may be small, but Grassley is Ranking member of the powerful Senate Finance committee. Any Senate health care bills must pass through the Finance Committee. He can make it difficult to pass a bill, and/or force a compromise.

    Source(s): BTW. Boswell is a "blue dog" conservative Democrat. Latham, is a moderate conservative. Steve King is a far right, Alan Keyes type conservative. Other two are moderate liberals.
  • 1 decade ago

    No the sensible voters of Iowa are going to replace Senator Chuck Grassley the next chance they get after he parroted the "death panel" myth.

  • Deb M
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I think Grassley is in the pocket of the health care for profit industry...time for the senile old geezer to take a stand for the people of his state. He has been in office long enough! Opensecret.org shows a lot of these republican loons have big campaign donation from health care organization...who pays for these? The American people...seems a conflict of interest for these politicians to even be involved in health care reform discussion. WE THE PEOPLE should not tolerate this!.

    Big money talks...these politicians need to go! I think there needs to be a law against this.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I was very glad to see that he had been lying all the time about seeing a need for reform, hopefully that will be the spark that will make Democrats in Congress and the Senate grow a set and roll over these obstructionist.

  • 1 decade ago

    iowa went 54% obama 44% mccain last election. their senators are split and their reps are 3-2 dems over repubs. their state senate is democrat as well as their governor.

  • J P
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Ultra-Conservative Iowa? Maybe if you're Hugo Chavez.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Iowa

    1. Voted for Obama.

    2. Legalised Gay marriage.

    Not very ultra conservative.

  • jonds
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    My state borders Iowa and you can't judge people by where they live and what the media tells you.

  • 1 decade ago

    NO the Democratic have both senator and congress its from with in their own party were the trouble is... they are thinking 2010

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