When Ron Corbett was elected as Cedar Rapids Mayor, Republicans across Iowa celebrated. RPI Chairman Matt Strawn trumpeted Corbett’s victory as an indication that Republicans were on the move again. Some even speculated that Corbett’s return to politics might mean that he is looking at a run for Governor or the U.S. Senate sometime down the road.
Well you can put all that statewide campaign speculation to bed. Last week, Corbett publically pushed that a prevailing wage would be paid on the cities large flood related projects. You just have to love it when a Republican back home undermines our Republican legislators in Des Moines.
The ironic part of this is that Corbett works for the same company as House Minority Leader Kraig Paulsen does. So while Paulsen is in Des Moines doing everything he can to stop these labor bills, the guy in the office down the hall from him is giving the union agenda the green light locally.
It’s not the first time this happened in Cedar Rapids. Republican Linn County Supervisor Brent Oelson tried to help find the 51st vote for prevailing wage just over a year ago. No wonder Linn County is so messed up for Republicans.
Corbett is an idiot for selling out to the unions. You can bet this will haunt him if he does ever want to run for higher office.
Now, I’m just having a little fun with Grassley, but I think he needs a little twitter and Facebook advice. Grassley attended three county conventions, then called it a day and had lunch at Hickory Park in Ames.
Like I said, I don’t have any problem with it, but I bet there are some county activists who would have loved to see their Senator on Saturday. Now you can’t make them to all the counties, but I probably wouldn’t have broadcast the fact that I only went to three conventions.
At least he went to a good restaurant, so while he shouldn’t have tweeted his easy schedule on Saturday, nobody is an idiot for going to Hickory Park.
I told you all in November that Iverson had his eyes on McKinley Bailey’s House Seat. This past weekend he made it official. Now, I would prefer a Republican in Bailey’s seat any day of the week, but what does Iverson really bring to the table?
Is there really nobody else that we could run in that seat? Is Stu the best we can do?
I’ll predict McKinley Bailey will win re-election this November. I think that the six-pack of pro-business Democrats are probably the toughest to run against for any Republican, let a lone a guy who was kicked to the curb in the State Senate.
Iverson is going to look like an idiot when he loses to Bailey in November.
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