Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad says he'd like to see surging GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz get crushed in the early-voting state – slamming his opposition to mandates for renewable fuels like corn-grown ethanol.

The governor charged the Texas lawmaker "could be very damaging" to the corn-producing state, and slammed Cruz's support from "Big Oil," the Des Moines Register reports.

"Ted Cruz is ahead right now," Branstad said at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, the Register reports. "What we're trying to do is educate the people in the state of Iowa. He is the biggest opponent of renewable fuels."

The governor decried Cruz's 2013 bill to eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that all gas sold in the United States include a certain percentage of biofuels like ethanol. 

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Iowa has become another of the government's dependent children.  Gov. Bransted is among the Iowan's totally accustomed to sucking on the Federal TEET! 

Stick it up your ASS, gov......................

Sure Branstad, worry about Iowa corn while we pump the damn Ethanol into our cars. Being against Ehanol doesn't make Cruz a fan of big oil, it makes him a fan of PURE gas. Let the corn fuel Branstad's cow and only his car. Maybe next we'll be pissing in our tanks, then dropping little blue pellets in.

Ethanol is NOT the answer for any renewable fuels.  It's a big headache in Oregon.  It eats up your engine by destroying parts.  Shame on you, Branstad.  Get off your high horse and learn something.

Yea, most of us can't afford to run out and "buy vehicles" going into debt and struggling with payments to try and keep them.

Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad hates Ted Cruz, because Cruz is the ONLY candidate calling ethanol exactly what it is. It's CRAP! It's just another consumer rip-off boondoggle that the GOP cronies have gleefully latched onto. Taxpayers subsidize this terrible business that provides no real benefits, except to make a few people rich. It actually destroys automobile engines, increases the air pollution and it further empowers the corrupt EPA terrorists. Notice that the hypocritical Left never comes out publicly to denounce the emissions produced by cars using this dreadful crap. Why? Because it helps to grow govt. - which empowers them. They love that and they will keep absolutely quiet on this issue. Nice, huh?

AND.........What the HELL is Trump thinking by supporting this crony BS business?  Why???!!!

why not simply ask him

If you could,..................wouldn't YOU?

One of the big things about corn ethanol is that the government subsidizes it. We need to get away from all programs that uses subsidies.

Gov. Branstad has got to be a complete idiot!  And are the people of Iowa as stupid as he is?  Well, no, probably not.  They just want their interests -- covered!  Someone want to challenge the gov. on the basis of what ethanol does to combustion engines?  Or what the corn does to the soil, requiring massive amounts of pesticides, fungicides,  NPK et al. supplementation,  And, for those idiots like me who miss the monarch butterflies, what it's done to the milkweed they feed on . . . )  Is there an eco-accountant out there who can run the numbers that will tell the truth????  I think I'd better go back to the ADLs -- the activities of daily living -- 'cause it sure doesn't seem like there's much hope out there . . .

BIG PROBLEM: too many faux Republicans in GOP!!!

The Biggest problem is: the seats in the US Government have been taken by Marxist liberals posing as GOP candidates. The US Government has been pirated by the liberals!

The Marxist Democrats have figured out how to WIN! They pose as GOP and Conservatives to get the seat!!

TIME to clean house! Call Terminix! Get rid of the VERMIN in the US Government and the agencies!!!!

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YIKES!!! Chelsea Clinton Emphatically States A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can ‘Absolutely’ Identify As A Woman

  • The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification
  • In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons about transgender self-identification
  • Chelsea Clinton replied ‘yes’ emphatically when asked if someone with a beard and penis can ever be a woman
  • ‘It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,’ Hillary said
  • Aitkenhead said Hillary became ‘uneasy’ when the question was asked while Chelsea shot a ‘furious stare’ at the journalist as her mother answered
  • Hillary added: ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw’

(Daily Mail) – It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.

The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’

However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.

‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’

The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.

The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.

According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’

Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.

The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.

‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’

That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.

‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.

Chelsea then says she is thrilled with the National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as, instead of their biological make up.

‘How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?’ Chelsea says.

‘And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity,’ she adds. ‘I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.’

At this point Hillary looks conflicted.

‘I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is,’ Hillary says. ‘There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ”You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.” I hear that conversation all the time.’

Despite the clear tension in the room, the pair say they don’t argue about this topic.

But according to Aitkenhead, ‘I get the impression they don’t like to present anything less than a united front to the world.’

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