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Left-leaning political groups says Gov. Reynolds Condition of the State address “detached from reality”

This news story was published on January 12, 2021.
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa, a left-leaning political group, was critical of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address, releasing the following statement:

Reynolds doesn’t advocate for social distancing, mask wearing, or other safety practices, gives empty praise for cheap applause, and refuses to mention middle class during condition of the state address

Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Kim Reynolds’ condition of the state address, delivered earlier this evening:

“Governor Reynolds delivered a speech tonight that was detached from reality.”

“The Governor refused to use her prime time speech to encourage Iowans to wear masks, practice social distancing, or to offer any plan for how vaccinations will be distributed at more than its current snail’s pace.”

“The Governor offered platitudes and asked for a moment of silence for those we’ve lost this past year, but conveniently ignored her administration’s abject failure to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The Governor touted strong jobs numbers, but refused to acknowledge the rapidly growing number of Iowans who have abandoned looking for a job altogether because of her failed leadership.”

“The Governor used the stories of Iowa students for applause lines, but is proposing a dangerous policy that would rob public tax dollars to put them in private schools.”

“The Governor thanked public employees and front line workers for what they do, but conveniently left out the fact that she has offered no pay increase for public workers this year.”

“The Governor didn’t even mention the words ‘middle class’ and that wasn’t a surprise. She places zero priority on middle class families in our state.”

“And finally, standing in front of members of her own political party who are refusing to wear masks and putting the health of our state in danger, the Governor abdicated her role as a leader. She could have implored them to take this pandemic seriously, and to stop making unsafe decisions. Unfortunately, she did not.”

“Governor Reynolds has proven who she is: someone who refuses to stand up for working families, who continues to put our health in danger, and who must be held accountable for her disastrous record.”


Progress Iowa is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization with a network of more than 75,000 progressives. Year-round, Progress Iowa advocates for a stronger middle class, first-class public education, and fairness for all Iowans under the law.

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7 Responses to Left-leaning political groups says Gov. Reynolds Condition of the State address “detached from reality”

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2021 at 7:31 am

    To whoever wrote this piece. Your words are poison.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2021 at 6:52 am

    WE think you meant communism LEANING ! like the rest of the reset power grabbers. Dangerous !

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2021 at 1:05 am

    first we have the worse president in history, and now we have the worst govenor in history. needs to pull her nose out of trumps ass and look around at whats going on.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2021 at 8:53 am

      And, you need to get your head out of your ass and wake up to the facts you lefty reject from a funny farm.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      It is hard especially when you have no idea what any of those words mean.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 7:44 am

        Anymore, there is a thin line between each one of those. The Democratic party has crossed lines into Marxism and/or Socialism ,and pulled back slightly, more than once.

        IF the soon to be in power batch of communists(by the way they say they are going to run things(when you could get an answer out of them)), don’t pull back, they will be violating the Constitution right and LEFT.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Left-leaning political groups says Gov. Reynolds Condition of the State address “detached from reality”

    If they leaned any further left they would be laying down.