Cedar Valley Voices: Is Grassley An Embarrassment to Iowa?
Excerpted from this post at Cedar Valley Voices
In considering the current state of our representation by Senator Chuck Grassley and his bid to continue it through 2018 when he will be eighty-five years old, I have two major areas of concerns, one politically incorrect, one simply of confounded amazement. As a lifelong Democrat, I have not particularly admired Grassley, nor thought him aboveboard. His "I'm just a farmer" stance, doing farm work one week a year while he and his family raked in a million bucks in farm subsidies, seems duplicitous. His lame attempts to rant about $700 Department of Defense hammers while never doing anything serious to vote down the defense budget is also annoying.