Originally Posted by Dave Lane
Okay I've got to ask what the **** is up with Iowa why are they progressive and why in the world are they Democratic up there when the whole rest of the Bible Belt surrounds them? Hell I had a store up in Des Moines for years and for the life of me I can't imagine that place being a liberal hotbed..
Well, in Des Moines and a lot of Western farm country, you get a lot of money, therefore Republicans. The majority of Iowa is TRULY blue collar middle class. I live in Cedar Rapids, it's a river town, so manufacturing was/is huge. Also, we've stayed strongly union here. While in crazy liberal Iowa City, union shops don't generally survive. We aren't backwoods religious freaks. Corporate farming, Monsanto and Monsanto State University (ISU), have really killed small farmers. The majority of us work in factories, trades or office buildings. Not many of us have bookoo bucks, except successful or sell out farmers and ceo's.
Same guys made 3 more videos, Hawkeyes nice(interesting, been progressive forever, you should watch) Iowa State or Cyclones nice(interesting) and one for ESPN, big Ten stuff.
In short, beats me.