June 7th, 2010

Deace vs. Deace: What a Difference Two Years Can Make

On a regular basis, WHO Radio personality Steve Deace, challenges his listeners to comb through his archives and find one thing that he has ever lied about. As a regular listener and former guest on his show, I don’t think Steve has ever lied, but I do think it is very interesting to compare what he’s said in the past to what he and his favored candidates are saying now.

He’s not always been very consistent from one election cycle to another. We all know that courts don’t make law, but it seems that, in Arkansas, the Court can raise taxes. That is something Deace didn’t have a problem with when he was backing Mike Huckabee. It’s also interesting to look at the conversation on immigration that went on during the caucuses in light of the present attacks by Vander Plaats against Branstad in the current race.

One could argue that biggest flip-flopper involved in this race isn’t a candidate. Perhaps these clips will show that everyone is capable of changing positions on issues and strengthening their stand, and that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are bad people, just different than they used to be.

We hope you enjoy this tongue-in-cheek look at Iowa politics.

Photo by Dave Davidson

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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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