I will never understand what the people of Iowa were thinking when they sent a flaming liberal to the US Senate for 5 straight terms. Iowa is just about as bad as Illinois when it comes to liberal politics.

Leading Senate liberal Harkin of Iowa to retire
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“The more I read and the more I listen, the more apparent it is that our society suffers from an alarming degree of public ignorance” - Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor