‘Seriously?’: 2020 Democrats Get Crushed for Participating in Iowa Steak Fry Despite Calls to Eat Less Meat

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2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are getting called out for their apparent “hypocrisy” after mulling changes to meat consumption to address climate change, then turning around and flipping thousands of steaks at an Iowa event.

On Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, 17 of the Democratic contenders took to the Democratic Polk County Steak Fry where they addressed the over 12,000 attendees while they also grilled over 10,500 steaks and 1,000 vegan burgers.

The candidates flipped burgers and steaks but this seemed to be a contradiction to one of the messages they’ve been pushing on the campaign trail: meat consumption contributes to climate change and must be cut back. This disparity didn’t go unnoticed on social media. 

The Iowa GOP is among those who blasted the Democratic presidential contenders with meat puns.

Ahead of Saturday’s event, the state’s Republican Party claimed there “couldn’t be more at steak” as the 2020 Democrats “continue beefing over whose extreme proposals go further left” and have a “cook-off between socialism and President Trump’s winning, America First agenda.”

“Whether it’s forcing Americans to eat less cheeseburgers or getting rid of farting cows, Democrats’ rare, half-cooked ideas are struggling to find support. Iowans will certainly take note of their ridiculous hypocrisy — as they attend a steak fry after pontificating about limiting meat consumption.”

“As they continue butchering their positions, it’s clear the Democratic agenda would steer us in the wrong direction,” Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa Jeff Kaufmann said.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also called out the Democratic hopefuls for “[shaming] Americans into eating less meat … then [going to] grill steaks in Iowa.”

“Seriously?” she tweeted, adding, “Next time, spare us the lecture.”

Check out some other reactions:

While other 2020 Democrats cooked steaks, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) — who is the only vegan candidate — flipped veggie burgers.

As IJR previously reported, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) made known during a CNN climate change town hall that she’d support “changing the dietary guidelines,” regarding red meat consumption. Additionally, Andrew Yang said it’d be good for the American people to “eat less meat.”

Yang also said during MSNBC’s climate change town hall that he’d “probably make [meat] products more expensive,” as IJR also reported.

Booker previously warned that the “planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because of environmental impact.” He added, “We will destroy our planet unless we start figuring out a better way forward when it comes to our climate change and our environment.”

Additionally, Mayor South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg has expressed that those who use plastic straws or eat a burger are “part of the problem.”

Several of the 2020 Democratic hopefuls back the Green New Deal — laid out by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — as means to combat climate change, which promises to “fully get rid of farting cows.”

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WellHungChad
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Gotta love it!! The resident dipwits here, Findicks and SyPhyllis deflect from the obvious that their Democrat heros are hypocrites, and instead focus on the narrative to reduce red meat consumption (which only Spartacus made an effort to demonstrate).

The Iowans I know (and I have many friends from there) must have had to take a long frothy shower with body louse soap after these idiots visited!!!!

Screwtape
Member

Phil,

There’s this thing called personal choice. It’s a huge part of another thing called freedom. You may have heard of them.

Personal choice is no guarantee of goo d results. Like voting Democrat. Again, that’s your freedom and choice.

It’s possible to advertise one’s insanity without tweets. You post here. That’s your choice, just like your expressed contempt and hostility towards those who do not agree with you and your TDS. How’s that TDS going?

Screwtape
Member

I like my meat and I will not lie.
Some Dimocrats may deny.
Sucking up for votes and pandering
corn dogs, pork chops, and bacon are the thing.

They play climate tough,
‘cept when that pork chop’s stuffed.
They got to nom it, not vomit
more GND bullsh*t.
Even Kamala went down on pork
like it was Willie Brown’s d*rk.

So voters
(yeah)
Yeah voters
(yeah)
These candidates are liars.
(Hell yeah)

Cow, pig, chicken, or fish
I don’t discriminate.
I like it juicy and sweet.
Eat that tasty meat.

(with apologies to Sir Mix-a-lot)

Phyllis Softa
Member

So instead of recognizing the message of reduction of red meat in your diet, R’s would rather advertise their ignorance with ridiculous tweets??? Please, please somebody come forward with a plan to restore sanity to America.

James
Member

I absolutely KNEW someone, somewhere would pick up on the Socialists’ HYPOCRISY. Clearly a display of “DO as I SAY; NOT as I DO” and “Meat is for ME; NOT for THEE.” [Maybe Socialists don’t “pass gas” to endanger the “climate” like normal people.]

#Socialists-R-Idiots (and hypocrites)!!

Blue
Member

HYPOCRISY at its Finest!!! Smh

Phoenix
Member

The key difference of “Eat less meat” and “Eat no meat” is that you still get to eat plenty of meat with the first. This is a pretend hypocrisy to get conservatives outraged over nothing…

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