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Grassley posts a picture of corn  —  but no-one will lend an ear

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee can get no love on Instagram

September 25, 2018

2:59 PM

25 September 2018

2:59 PM

‘BURN IN HELL OLD CRIMINAL!’ responded gem.1120. ‘THE ONE U RUSSIAN SELL OUTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RUN IS **THE DAY U MEET GOD**!’

What prompted such a tirade at Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Instagram account? The Senate Judiciary Committee chair, an Iowan, had posted lovely, innocent pictures of corn.

‘Wk 19 # cornwatch,’ his account posted. ‘Pic 1- ears of corn to feed the squarrels in the winter Pic 2- evidence of deer feasting.’

Cockburn harvested the best responses. ‘Wow based on the comments of this photo people are really mad about corn!’ It seems the man charged with shepherding controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination through committee can find no love on the net.

‘Kavanaugh on FOX crying about his treatment and being a virgina so embasrassing to the GOP and your sex.’ Thumbs down emoji. Poop emoji.

‘Hey Grassley. You are a dinosaur.’

More intellectual and topical, Jameswillardbrown adds: ‘Don’t believe for a secocnd that Grassley and the GOP has the interest of small farmers over corporate suit and ties.’

Cockburn wonders whether one of the more anonymous-sounding accounts belongs to Bruce Braley, vanquished 2014 Senate candidate, who lamented that Grassley could become Judiciary chair. Leaked audio to this effect — these were the pre-Trump days! — proved costly to his campaign. Braley called Grassley ‘a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.’ Machiavellian move for a guy running to rep Iowa.

Perhaps Braley is seeking revenge via the comment boards. ‘Bret just like President Pussy Grabber the Vladimir Putin PUPPET!!! GO MUELLER.’ Baley was such a fan of the legal profession.

But Grassley is getting some, albeit whimsical, support in the trenches.

‘The corn looks mighty good,’ comments buckoakwell, before caveating about the next picture: ‘The one less so.’

The account concludes: ‘End of the [harvest]. We’re all headed there some day. But. Not today.’


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