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What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America

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Posted By: MissMolly, 3/19/2019 4:43:44 AM

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — It’s caucus season here in Iowa, and Democratic presidential candidates are swarming the place like flies at a cattle barn. We’ve talked policy with Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand over beers, and watched Kamala Harris work the crowd at a bar in Indianola. We’ve been in what once would have been “smoke-filled rooms” with Steve Bullock and Cory Booker. We’ve been stuffed into what seemed like enormous mosh pits oozing with adoring fans of Elizabeth Warren. The Iowa caucus offers Democrats an opportunity to hone their pitch to rural America.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Strike3 3/19/2019 4:56:53 AM (No. 5588)
"The Green New Deal, even with its flaws, is a good place to start. The Plains States are among the leaders in solar and wind power. Equally important is inviting farmers to lead the charge in fighting global warming."

The New York Slimes advising Midwest farmers how to grow crops and cattle. This is probably the funniest article you will read today.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver 3/19/2019 5:44:27 AM (No. 5593)
I´ve run out of ´free´ NY Slimes articles to read, so I will only assist in a re-write of the lead:

"Dimocrat candidates are swarming Iowa, thicker than flies on a dung-heap, only they ARE that steaming brown heap."

Getting hammered with Amy Klobuchar? Did she then hand you a Lady Gillette and tell you to ´get to work´?? Adoring fans of Fauxcohontas? Huh?

I love it when the NY Slimes tries to tell us how ´flyover´ states really are. They don´t give a flying rat´s rear end about Iowa, except when they think they can bamboozle the rubes into voting for some insane city liberal.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MissMolly 3/19/2019 5:54:16 AM (No. 5585)
I´m sorry about that, #2. Outline.com won´t "redo" New York Times urls.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 3/19/2019 6:15:50 AM (No. 5598)
Yes, politicians should always be mindful of which lies to tell which audiences.
Here´s a novel idea. How about tell the truth to everyone?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: walcb 3/19/2019 6:24:07 AM (No. 5591)
What a joke. I have lived my entire life in rural America and this author has no clue. There is so much in error I don´t know where to start. I guess the biggest load on this manure spreader is the Green New Deal section. I wonder if the author even knows any of the details of the Green New Deal. There is no way agriculture could function under it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 3/19/2019 6:38:39 AM (No. 5581)
Zones of opportunity, federal plans and investments. All of them are northeastern liberal euphemisms for throwing taxpayer money at agriculture and importing more federal control. These programs come at the price of freedom. Rural Americans are not stupid.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MattMusson 3/19/2019 6:49:33 AM (No. 5592)
"How Democrats Have to Lie to Win in Rural America"

Fixed the headline.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/19/2019 7:06:34 AM (No. 5604)
Just don´t act crazy.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: govlawyer 3/19/2019 7:22:58 AM (No. 5605)
Ah yes...Iowa farmers are clamoring for government to step in and guarantee their living. Sounds like collectivization to me and we all remember how successful that was in the Soviet Union.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/19/2019 7:25:52 AM (No. 5606)
Note to Georgie Boy Soros and the dims - fortunately your brainwashing schtick doesn´t work here and sure as heck isn´t welcome here. Nothing to see here, dimmies.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 3/19/2019 7:28:32 AM (No. 5610)
What an absolute pile of BS! Go for it rats. This platform will make sure you lose. I don’t know about Iowa but, the corn farmers in Ohio are making out like bandits on subsidized ethanol. This is the reason you may have noticed a sharp increase in the cost of most food products over the past 10 to 15 years. Same reason, much of the livestock is corn fed. Many if not most prepared food has corn starch in it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gone2pot 3/19/2019 7:33:32 AM (No. 5602)
Bus in the right amount of illegal aliens to enough red districts to insure a blue win, register them to vote, send the thousands of absentee ballots to post office boxes owned by DNC operatives (or to one crack house in the district), hire the new 16 year old voters to fill them out for the Marxists on the ballots, have the DNC operative take them back to the post office where they get sent to the red precincts to be counted, and voile; a win in rural America. After the win, create a fake news report regarding questionable Republican ballots. Rinse, repeat until Full Frontal Venezuela is achieved.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum 3/19/2019 7:56:28 AM (No. 5594)
#12, I do believe that is the plan. I am no expert but if I can figure it out, why can’t our Republican leadership? Evidently, they are content to just let the democrats cheat and win because I certainly see no concern or even challenge to the outrageous ideas put forth by the democrats. How to you fight apathy like this? Republicans appear to be satisfied to give away our basic right to vote. They are a feckless bunch of cowards when we need determined warriors. Republicans, please find the courage to take the field of battle in defense of our beloved Republic.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: franq 3/19/2019 8:06:34 AM (No. 5595)
Well, offhand I´d say all they need to "know" is what the vote count is so they can harvest enough to get over the top. Or "know" how to torpedo the Electoral College through state-by-state legislation.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Muguy 3/19/2019 8:09:54 AM (No. 5580)
fta..."Democrats have an opportunity to put forward a smart approach to immigration. ..."

A smart approach would be NOT to tell people with common sense how they are WRONG and can only survive with "help" from liberal people from urban areas that have never set foot on a farm.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 3/19/2019 8:13:02 AM (No. 5589)
Dems USED to pretend to live in the real world. They would propose foolish and disastrous ideas, usually involving high taxes, but they were otherwise hard to pick out of a crowd.

When their real policies and issues vanished thanks to enough people catching onto them, they went for the unreal and the bizarre. Transgenderism, climate change, imaginary armies of trigger-happy racist cops, giving away health care while ignoring its costs, etc.

The media reinforces their belief that their fake issues and fake stances are important and/or consequential. And so we have entire campaigns built up around fairy tales.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Clinger 3/19/2019 8:16:41 AM (No. 5582)
I reject the entire premise of the article. The democrats have no more intention of winning rural America than the Illinois democrat party has of winning downstate Illinois.

They intend to steamroll rural America not win it. The plan is to eliminate the electoral college so that we can be a democracy where New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, coastal California, and Chicago determine how people in Alabama, Wyoming, Upstate NY, Downstate, Illinois, and Alaska live.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rama41 3/19/2019 8:20:33 AM (No. 5587)
The only reason rural America matters to the New York Times is that it´s where the election starts for Democrat candidates. Once the Electoral College is abolished, rural America won´t matter at all.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/19/2019 8:24:07 AM (No. 5607)
Or, as John Kerry once said: “Can I gets me a huntin’ license here”......
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Reply 20 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/19/2019 8:29:06 AM (No. 5608)
A high percentage of rural households own at least one gun. Even grandma is still a pretty good shot. And they aren´t giving them up - so Dems will never make much headway in the Heartland.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: msjena 3/19/2019 8:36:10 AM (No. 5584)
If you can manage to read to the end, the authors recommend appealing to the “Christian left.” That’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one! The problem with Iowa, for Democrats, is it is mostly white, literate and Christian. That is not their usual constituency.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/19/2019 8:48:24 AM (No. 5590)
New York style agriculture is a herb garden on the roof of your apartment building. It irritates the hell out of our superiors that Rural deplorables have a nice big vegetable garden and a few hundred acres of grazing land. Oh, and don´t forget the chicken coop. It irritates them further that we can opt to eat it rather than sell it to them.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Golden Goose 3/19/2019 8:51:19 AM (No. 5586)
Democrats honing their pitch to rural America would be an exercise in futility. The true key to victory is to diligently search in trunks of cars until boxes of uncounted ballots can be found.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 3/19/2019 9:09:39 AM (No. 5611)
Agriculture works just fine under the Green New Deal. You remember what a shovel, a hoe and a rake look like, don´t you? Don´t worry about having somebody to milk the cows because they will be illegal. The joke on the liberals is that you can only grow enough to feed yourself and the cities will starve to death.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: red1066 3/19/2019 9:14:39 AM (No. 5601)
What makes them think they need to win Rural America?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ROLFNader 3/19/2019 9:35:12 AM (No. 5596)
The only rural Americans that vote democrat do so because of ethanol and/or the rent of some of their fields they have allowed to be littered with those ugly, useless windmills.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/19/2019 9:54:57 AM (No. 5583)
These wealthy far left wing communists have nothing in common with rural America, which is largely self sufficient.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: john56 3/19/2019 10:18:12 AM (No. 5603)
Having the New York Times lecture Democrats on how to win in rural America, is kind of like the story about the Pope, reading his position on birth control.

While he lectures, a little Italian lady heads to the front of the crowd, wagging her finger and saying, "You no playa the game, you no makea the rules."

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Reply 29 - Posted by: padiva 3/19/2019 10:51:37 AM (No. 5609)
Yup, and these farmers love the idea of not having fuel to operate their equipment.
How reliable is a solar powered tractor?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: lana720 3/19/2019 12:08:14 PM (No. 5599)
Nothing like slamming back brewskis with a couple of potential female candidates for our presidency.
What’s next, puffing on joints in a smoke-filled barn?
Such endearing images and charm.
Flyover Country has more class and good sense, really!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 3/19/2019 1:00:27 PM (No. 5600)
NYT pontificating on "rural America" ---Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

What next, Pro Wrestlers explaining the details of fusion reactor design?

Not going to click on NYT on any topic, but especially on this one, which they are totally ignorant about. But wait, that´s not really accurate.

Actually, ´ignorant´ implies just a lack of knowledge. In this case it is much worse than mere ignorance, they have LOTS of "knowledge" on the topic, all of it wrong. To get up to merely ignorant, they have to go a long way to unlearning their false ideas.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Tianne 3/19/2019 6:34:26 PM (No. 5597)
How utterly brazen of the NYT to think that they can offer advice to Democrats on how to capture the hearts, minds, and votes of rural America.

Rural Americans are industrious, loyal, principled, and God-believing - all attributes that most Americans admire and wish to emulate and all attributes that the usual NYT Democrat reader casually dismisses.

The NYT giving political advice on how to manipulate rural America is like Ag Day preaching to liberal New Yorkers on how to manipulate Wall Street (although, upon reflection, Ag Day would most likely be more thoughtful and correct).

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