Once upon a time Woodrow Wilson, a progressive Democrat, was very popular with farmers. A long time ago, before Democrats wanted to eliminate the Electoral College, they actually proposed policy ideas that appealed to people in small communities.
But those dose are no more because today, if you're a farmer, Democrat 2020 hopeful Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke thinks you need to pay up!
Over the weekend during a trip to Iowa Beto told voters he thinks farmers need to "allow" the government to take their "fair share" of crops to fight "climate change".
And he's dead serious.
Bobby Francis told a rally crowd in Marshalltown, Iowa:
If we allow farmers to earn a profit in what they grow, if we allow them to contribute their fair share in combatting Climate Change by growing cover crops, allowing the technologies that invest in precision tilling and farming, capturing more of that carbon out of the air is another way in which they can make a profit. Keep those farms together, pass them on to the next generation, and allow them to provide us our food and national security, our independence from the rest of the world, our ability to provide for the rest of the world.
The Iowa caucus, scheduled for February 3, 2020, is generally considered to be the start of every Presidential season.
Beto knows he needs to win votes in this state, but he doesn't know how to talk to people in rural communities (which is remarkable if you consider that he's from West Texas).
Beto also openly supports the Green New Deal, a radical non-binding resolution that asks Americans to give up fossil fuels, air travel and hamburgers while actively regulating cow farts (but also simultaneously doing abosolutely nothing because, again, it's a 'non-binding resolution').
Beto said the Green New Deal is America's "final chance". He believes in 12 years it will be too late to save the planet and Earth will be destroyed. He borrowed this idea from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old socialist who was a professional bartender up until last year when she decided to run for office.
Aren't the Democrats fun?