Democrat State Rep. Chuck Isenhart made a startling accusation during a Zoom meeting on Sunday, Jan. 3.
It was a Legislative Listening Session that included fellow Democrat State Rep. Lindsay James and Democrat State Sen. Pam Jochum.
The legislators were asked about the Republican Party’s legislative majorities in the House and Senate. The person who raised the question asked if the election results indicate Iowans are satisfied with the GOP’s legislative priorities — past and present.
“I would say that let’s not assume that many if not most Iowans actually know in any detail exactly what’s been happening at state government level over the last several years — maybe going back 10 years,” Isenhart said.
He said Democrats need to do a better job at “making people aware.”
So, to translate, Iowa voters just don’t know any better and haven’t paid attention to the state government for a decade.
And that’s why Republicans are enjoying majorities in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate.
That’s a bold message to send to Iowa voters.
They just don’t know any better and can’t figure out what’s actually happening in their state.
It is thinking like this that explains why the GOP has a stronger majority in the Iowa House in 2021 than it did in 2019.
Well, this, and the presence of President Donald J. Trump on the ballot.