Iowans Start Taking Empty Bottles Of Booze To Chuck Grassley’s Offices

Non-millionaire Iowans who clearly have wasted too much of their hard-earned money on booze, women and movies descended upon Chuck Grassley’s offices today to deliver empty bottles of alcohol to their esteemed senator.

Actually, it was a protest organized by several progressive groups to express voters’ outrage over Grassley’s recent insulting comments aimed at working people. Iowa Citizen Action Network, the Main Street Alliance of Iowa and Americans for Democratic Action Iowa held rallies outside of the senator’s offices in Des Moines and Waterloo this afternoon. Attendees brought empty bottles of booze to mock Grassley’s quote on what the working class spends money on.

The senator’s comments printed in the Des Moines Register about those who weren’t affected by the estate tax waste all their “pennies” on “booze or women or movies” spread like wildfire through the state and national press. Iowa social media churned over the weekend as people became infuriated at Grassley’s implication that the working class couldn’t afford estates worth $5.5 million or more because they were wasteful with their money.

“We’re like millions of Iowans and Americans who just don’t quite have enough pennies to amass a fortune, but we work hard, we love our families, and we are proud to spend some of our pennies on booze and women and movies,” said Sue Dinsdale at the event in Des Moines.

“We are both elected officials and if I ever thought, yet alone said something so sexist, elitist, and arrogant I would immediately turn in my resignation,” said Black Hawk County Supervisor Chris Schwartz in Waterloo. “You can’t do your job as an elected official if you have such a low opinion of the people you represent.”

The activists also had a special carol prepared for the senator, sung to “God Rest ye Merry, Gentlemen”:

God bless ye wealthy Congresspersons, ye Republicans

For taking wretched lives like ours into your loving hands;

By taxing us until we have no money left to lose

On – mo – vies, and wo – men, and booze, women and booze

On – mo – vies, and wo – men, and booze, women and booze


Attendees used the hashtag #ChuckSoDrunk to spread photos from their event.


by Pat Rynard
Posted 12/5/17

15 Comments on "Iowans Start Taking Empty Bottles Of Booze To Chuck Grassley’s Offices"

  • Oh, I LIKE that! And original, to boot!

    And I’m learning the carol! Hey, Senator; I’d advise you NOT to piss off rank and file Iowans, your REAL constituents!

    • In all their efforts to give obscene tax breaks to their money bags donors, they have lost sight of the voters who put them in office!

    • “like all politicians” – agree so why do people think it is a Republican issue. People just seem to have to hate. Uh

    • Chucky will probably tip all the bottles to his lips, to make sure not a drop or two was left at the bottom of these empty bottles. ;-

  • Perfect example of someone who is out of touch with those he is supposed to work for. Term limits would make this lifetime politician come back to earth and have to earn his keep…just like the rest of us.

  • Mr.Grassley, apparently you didn’t get the memo. It is Steve King’s job to embarrass Iowa and America. Now why don’t you save yourself and us any more embarrassment and retire?

  • What could one expect from iowa’s junior Sinator and former (alleged) KGB agent, Ivanna Kuturnutzov?

    I already scolded Grassley’s derriere and more than once. Out of touch all the time.

  • Just goes to show how wasteful these low-life boozers are; if only they took the trouble to turn their bottles back in for the 5¢ deposit they’d surely amass $11+ million and be subject to the estate tax before you can say, “women and movies.”

  • Love it! Send him “nasty” women and movies featuring pee, too! And someone should set Isaiah 10:1-4 to music:

    1 Woe to those who make unjust laws,
    to those who issue oppressive decrees,
    2 to deprive the poor of their rights
    and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
    making widows their prey
    and robbing the fatherless.
    3 What will you do on the day of reckoning,
    when disaster comes from afar?
    To whom will you run for help?
    Where will you leave your riches?
    4 Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives
    or fall among the slain.
    Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
    his hand is still upraised.

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