At least 19 Democratic presidential candidates are showing how much they are really concerned about the environment as they attend a “Steak Fry” parade in Polk County, Iowa this weekend.
The Associated Press reports the event will which will feature more than 11,000 people who will “listen to bands, munch on 10,500 steaks or get food from food trucks, a vegan grill or a craft beer tent.”
This is the very same political party that claims they are trying to reduce red meat consumption as it has an adverse effect on the environment.
Steak fry? Excuse me? Did they not just see the millions of kids marching for their climate future yesterday? Steak fry? https://t.co/F9KMGJhgUN
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 21, 2019
Here’s more from the Associated Press:
The festival vibe has some Iowa activists calling the steak fry the “Coachella of the Caucuses,” referring to the weekend-long music festival in California. Polk County Democratic Party Chairman Sean Bagniewski said the event purposely has a “modern twist.”
“That’s the future of the party — it’s gonna be more women in positions of leadership, it’s gonna be more people of color, and it’s going to be more young people,” he said.
But what hasn’t changed is the significance of the event for the presidential candidates. The steak fry comes as a number of candidates are reconfiguring their Iowa approach.
California Sen. Kamala Harris this week announced she would focus more heavily on Iowa in hopes of finishing in the top three. Meanwhile flagging campaigns like that of O’Rourke and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar are campaigning beyond Iowa in an effort to broaden their national appeal.
According to the report, Democratic presidential candidates have used the annual event to garner additional support from Iowans, ahead of a crucial presidential primary election.
Biden will host what his team is calling “Bidenfest” beforehand, featuring a bouncy castle, an ice cream truck and bands, and he’ll be marching in with a fire truck and a marching band from a Waterloo-area Baptist church.
California Sen. Kamala Harris will march into the event with striking McDonald’s workers demanding a $15 an hour wage, as well as the Isiserettes, a local Des Moines drumline that appeared regularly at Obama events, including the 2007 steak fry and later his inauguration.
Several people who responded to the “Steak Fry” online pointed out the glaring hypocrisy that some of these candidates are exhibiting:
Beef production is a big climate change contributor.
— V (@esslinger62) September 21, 2019
I thought Dems were banning beef? 🤔
Climate change is from all the hot air hypocrisy from the mouths of these candidates. #BeefForrMeNotforThee
— KimE (@HarborDawg3) September 21, 2019
Please Democrats… pic.twitter.com/IapcxLnRAq
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 21, 2019
Again, shows these idiots are not at all concerned with actually living what they preach. All of this marching and yelling and panic is all manufactured for voter points and dollars. It will vanish as soon as the election passes. And the rest of the world will feel violated.
— TheDukeofAulthouse (@DukeofAulthouse) September 21, 2019
Dem candidates munching on steaks. Obama buying an ocean front mansion on👏 an👏 island👏. Don’t these libs listen to their own messages?
— Nonna (@realnonnamari) September 21, 2019
yesterday the world was ending and everyone on strike.
i guess today is different.
— Pareto (@Par3t01111) September 21, 2019
People are dying! We only have 9 years and 364 days!
— Tom Chamberlain (@ChamberlainDr) September 21, 2019
BEEF IS KILLING THE PLANET!!!!
— Adam Juelich (@acjuelich) September 21, 2019
— rob l (@RealJobRob) September 21, 2019
Do as we say, not as we do.
They're so involved with themselves its unreal. Flying there, driving there, heating up oil snd EATING COWS. Which translates to destroying the earth. Such a strong battle against climate change. Lol
— shakeXandXbake (@StopBADGAMING) September 21, 2019
Why are Democrats eating red meat, when we only have TEN YEARS TO SAVE THE PLANET!?
— Chewiechipsahoy (@Crapplefratz) September 21, 2019
We just had a 24° marathon of how beef is destroying our environment, and this happens. 😬🤦♂️🇺🇸🐄
— Rick Stamper (@rickysanchez74) September 21, 2019
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