Hardly a day goes by that Senator Chuck Grassley isn’t making noise in Washington D.C. or back home in Iowa.
Grassley’s latest cause is Iowan Richard Eggers, a Wells Fargo employee who lost his job a couple weeks ago because of a new government regulation. Eggers, a 68 year-old, was let go from his job for something he did when he was 19 years old. Talk about government run-a-muck.
While we have become accustomed to Senator Grassley weighing in on everything from what Mr. Eggers is dealing with to the Fast and Furious scandal that involves Obama Administration, Iowa’s other U.S. Senator only makes headlines when he opens his big mouth to insult a political opponent.
Senator Tom Harkin is in rare form this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Democratic National Convention. Harkin told Iowa delegates on Tuesday that he thinks Mitt Romney is from Mars.
“In fact, every time I see Mitt Romney, I think about that little rover Curiosity on Mars. He’s more suited as Robot Romney to be driving on Mars than he is being a candidate for president of the United States.”
Harkin also took time to blast Clint Eastwood for his remarks to the Republican National Convention. Harkin said Eastwood reminded him of the typical Tea Party supporter, an “angry old white man.” It’s too bad we don’t have two senators who go to Washington to represent Iowa. Harkin sounds more like a party mouthpiece that people despise than an elected representative of the people of Iowa.
Maybe that explains the findings of a recent Public Policy Poll that shows Harkin is in serious trouble if he runs for re-election in 2014. The poll shows Harkin with a 44 to 38 approve/disapprove rating. To put that in perspective, Grassley currently has a 54 to 30 approve/disapprove rating. The poll also showed that Harkin leads a generic Republican by only two points, 45 percent to 43 percent. Seems like Iowans might be fed up with Harkin’s antics.
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