“Iowa state representative calls for total gun confiscation.”
Yeah, like I’m giving that publicity whore a link. In that case, the SVNT factor is obvious. Yet, people are STILL giving the publicity-seeking nut behind it the publicity he wants, and making him the minor celebrity he wants to be. How else can an obscure Iowa state representative become national news?
I will say there’s this mistaken notion out there that Iowa is some sort of “conservative” state. Look at the Electoral College — Has only gone Republican once since Reagan’s 1984 landslide. Iowa’s political heritage can best be described as Massachusetts/Puritan at the foundation and a whole lot of Sweden-via-Minnesota bricks. The Missouri-Iowa state line is something of a Mason-Dixon line.