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June 25th, 2009

What an Embarrassment – Wake Up Loebsack

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Written by: Craig Robinson

dlYou would think with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and the numerous other hospitals in the Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, that Congressman Dave Loebsack could find a better place to take a nap than the House Education and Labor Committee hearing on health care reform.

Roll Call has all of the details.

Is it too much to ask that he pays attention to a topic (Nationalized Health Care) that could have a huge impact on one of the largest industries and employers in his district?

One has to wonder if the people in the 2nd Congressional District are being represented at all.

Congressman Loebsack has not lead on flood recovery issues. Neighboring congressmen like Bruce Braley have been more engaged than Loebsack has.

The city of Cedar Rapids felt the need to hire a lobbyist last year to make sure the city was represented in D.C. even though Congressman Loebsack lives in the area.

Loebsack also voted “present” on the House Resolution dealing with Iran.

What kind of leadership is that?

Maybe the voters in the 2nd District are the ones who need to wake up.

About the Author

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country.

Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses.

A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states.

Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site,

Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing.

Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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