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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:03 AM

Senator Grassley calls Romney's wind policy "stupid" "I felt it was just like a knife in my back

Republican Senator Calls Romney a "Stupid Back Stabber" (Updated)

by Billionaires for Wealthcare

Responding to Romney's plan to kill energy production and thousands of jobs in Iowa, long time conservative Senator Chuck Grassley called Romney "stupid" and a "back stabber" at two town hall meetings.



In his unabated campaign to piss off every possible voter, Mitt Romney called for the cancellation of tax credits for wind energy, a move that would kill 37,000 good paying jobs nationwide.

In Iowa alone, 7,000 people are employed in the wind energy sector, producing a quarter of the state's electric power.

Why would Romney do something so heartless? To pay for tax cuts for the rich, naturally.

At a town hall meeting in rural Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Iowa's conservative Senator for 32 years, said,

"I'm the author of the wind energy tax credit of 1992, and there were people from outside the state came into Iowa and issued a press release that the Republican candidate for president was opposed to wind energy, and I felt it was just like a knife in my back".

Calling Romney's proposal an insult, Grassley continued his attack on the Republican standard-bearer at a different town hall meeting:

"when you think at a time of 8.2 percent unemployment there would be any question that you wouldn't want to lay off 4,000 more people in the state of Iowa and probably 25,000 people nationwide, but that's kind of what's at stake here."

Grassley concluded by saying,

"I don't know who's behind it and I'm going to find out who's behind it, and expose them and tell them how stupid their policy is." Source.

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Wind power gives Romney Iowa problems

by kos

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As you can see from the trendlines above, Iowa is quite competitive this year. So in an election where marginal parochial issues may make a difference, it's surprising that ethanol isn't center stage. It's wind power.

The lines are now drawn on a political hot button in Iowa: a lucrative tax break for wind energy.

Mitt Romney is against it, President Barack Obama favors it — opposing stances that could have political and economic implications in Iowa, which has more wind energy jobs than any other state in the nation.

And it's not just Democrats attacking Romney for his position.

Top GOP leaders in Iowa — including Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and the entire congressional delegation — champion the tax break as a vital economic development tool.

Monday evening, U.S. Rep. Tom Latham said the position Team Romney laid out “shows a lack of full understanding of how important the wind energy tax credit is for Iowa and our nation. It’s the wrong decision.” Latham called for Romney to re-evaluate.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday he considers the tax credit he authored to be a tremendous success, but he has been talking with wind backers “about options that include a multi-year phase-out along with tax reform.”

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Reply Senator Grassley calls Romney's wind policy "stupid" "I felt it was just like a knife in my back (Original post)
ProSense Aug 2012 OP
trotsky Aug 2012 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #2
CoffeeCat Aug 2012 #7
Berlum Aug 2012 #3
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #4
CoffeeCat Aug 2012 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2012 #11
CoffeeCat Aug 2012 #14
NNN0LHI Aug 2012 #5
CoffeeCat Aug 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Aug 2012 #8
SDjack Aug 2012 #10
Panasonic Aug 2012 #12
HopeHoops Aug 2012 #13
hifiguy Aug 2012 #15
ProSense Aug 2012 #16

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:07 AM

1. Yep, Rmoney stepped in it bigtime with that one.

Just like he keeps on doing everywhere he goes.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:15 AM

2. Mittens just managed to piss off Chuck Grasshole!

Will wonders never cease? There is some industrial-strength stupidity going in in Mittens' campaign - is it a pack of knucklehead advisers or Mittens himself? I've never seen any candidate step on his dick with such regularity.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:14 AM

7. Romney doesn't have a d*$#.

Well he does, but I hear that Ann Romney keeps it in her purse.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:17 AM

3. Stupid, but slippery. That's Slick Willard (R)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:32 AM

4. Grassely will bluster about but he will still support stupid back stabbing Willard no matter what

 

because Chuck is owned by Mittens and the RNC, Chuck can whine and cry that he's Mitt's gofer, but as long as he continues to support Willard and oppose the President, Chuck might as well stab himself in the back for all the worth his words have. He is a servant to Willard and Ryan, nothing more, and he will be back in line like the liar he is any minute now.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:21 AM

9. Grassley is calling out Romney's stupidity

Yes, Grassley is a Republican. Yes, he supports GOP candidates.

However, let's at least give him credit for calling out Romney for his blatant stupidity and doing it publicly. Grassley didn't have to do that. He could have quietly made a phone call to Romney and chewed him out privately.

Grassley threw a punch. I disagree with most everything Grassley does and says--but when a conservative Republican publicly denounces when a fellow Republican is dead wrong--we should at least be supportive.

Grassley will NEVER side with Romney when it comes to this issue.

Iowa is in the middle of one of the worst droughts in history. Farmers are hurting and many are facing a season with no income. They're frightened and upset. Romney comes along and says, "Oh, and you farmers who are facing economic disaster, I'm also going to take away the subsidies that you receive for hosting wind turbines on your land. Have a nice day."

That's cruel and sick--and Romney is only doing this to appease his big-oil buddies who want their competition destroyed.

Even Grassley, a very conservative politician--can see when politics runs off the rails and becomes absurd. I give Grassley much credit for publicly admonishing Romney, during his Presidential campaign, and revealing him for the radical, ridiculous asshat that he is. This will probably help Obama win Iowa. This was a bold step from Grassley.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:16 AM

11. Bingo. Chuck has to be re-elected by the people of Iowa.

And if those Iowans think Chuck has sold them down the river by siding with Romney, who proposes to do away with something they very much need and want, he'll be in a world of hurt. Not that I'd be sorry to see that happen.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:43 PM

14. My takeaway from this...

...is that Romney is an idiot.

He will not carry Iowa because of this, and other gaffes.

Fine by me!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:44 AM

5. When Chuck Grassley appears to be the voice of reason in the GOP we are in big trouble

Big effing trouble.

Don

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:08 AM

6. Mitt Romney is a rusty, noisy roller coaster of narcissism

Mitt Romney is so oblivious to reality and to common sense and decency.

He is barely human, in my opinion.

He wants to cut tax credits for wind energy. Let's look at what that would do for just a minute. Besides halting the progress of alternative energies, he would be hurting farmers during one of the worst droughts our country has ever experienced!

Seventy percent of the corn crop in Iowa is toast--it's burned and withered beyond recognition. I know. I drive by these fields every day. Many farmers are compensated for allowing wind turbines to be placed on their land. If Mitt Romney would do his due diligence he'd understand that these wind-energy tax credits are the only thing these farmers have this year. They have no corn to sell because of the drought. Our newspapers are full of quotes from farmers who say that without the credits they get from hosting those wind turbines--they would be up a creek.

So Romney saunters into our state with his backward, cruel and ridiculous idea to gut the program. Bad for the planet. Bad for farmers. Bad for the industry as a whole. Bad for our state.

And you know what is the worst? Romney holds this position because he is owned by BIG OIL and they demand not only lower taxes, deregulation and special favors--but that their competitors are gutted.

Romney doesn't care about the environment. He doesn't care about people. He only serves himself and his billionaire buddies in big oil. Spare me while Romney and Paul Ryan talk about their "concern" about the future of this country. Their only concern is how hard they can kiss the asses of their corporate vampire friends.

This is so disgusting on so many levels. I can barely see straight. These are the policies of a psychopath. Plain and simple.

Good luck winning Iowa, Mr. Romney!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:15 AM

8. Waiting for FReepers to call him a socialist, ecowacko RINO

in 5...4....3....2....1

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:22 AM

10. Hey Chuck! Don't get mad -- get even. rMoney screwed Iowa -- You

should screw him. Be a man, not a mouse. Join GOPers-for-Obama.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:26 AM

12. With that, Iowa is now safely tucked into the Obama column

 

Now need to focus on removing Steve King and the rest of the teabaggers from their respective Congressional seat.

Iowa (and Colorado) do not have anyone up this year for re-election on the Senate side.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:30 AM

13. rMoney just wants to prove he's the biggest source of wind in the country.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 05:55 PM

15. Most inept campaigner ever.

 

He makes the Little Chimp look like fucking Pericles.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 08:49 PM

16. LOL! n/t

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