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Remember the days when Democrats lost their collective minds because Congressman Steve King had a small confederate flag on his desk? Democrats, liberals, progressives — whatever you want to call them — have progressed past getting caught up about what people display it seems.

After all, their party’s candidate in the special election for Iowa House District 37 has a statue of Mao Zedong in her living room. A literal mass-murdering dictator who destroyed tens of millions of lives. And his statue is right there in plain sight.


What complete and total hypocrisy from the Democrat Party. A Democrat Party who took every word ever said by Steve King and twisted it into something it usually wasn’t. A Democrat Party that continually calls on Republicans to distance themselves from fellow Republicans who tend to be far more outspoken and conservative than the average Republican lawmaker for any hint of extremism.

Yet here we are less than one week before a special election and Iowa Democrats are collaborating to get someone into office who has a statue in her living room of a mass-murdering dictator.

Let’s do a quick roll call, shall we:
*Congresswoman Cindy Axne is planning to be with Phillips on Thursday at the House District 37 Canvass Kickoff. We have emailed Axne’s office and asked if she is still planning on campaigning with Phillips in light of the fact that Phillips has a statue of a murderous dictator in her living room and if she is comfortable with the idea of having someone in elected office who honors Mao Zedong.
*Kimberly Graham, former US Senate candidate and current candidate for Polk County Attorney.
*Representative Liz Bennett.
*One-term Rep. Heather Matson.
*Deidre DeJear, candidate for governor.
*Ras Smith, candidate for governor.
*J.D. Scholten.
*Former Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer.
*Democrat Iowa House Leader Rep. Jennifer Konfrst.

All of them either have campaigned or going to campaign for someone who has a statute of a mass-murdering dictator in their living room. Are any of them going to say publicly they’re uncomfortable with those who honor Chairman Mao? Any of them?

Or do they not have a problem with honoring someone who killed tens of millions of people? Are they willing to look past that to win a seat in the Iowa House?

Author: Jacob Hall


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