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Monday, February 1, 2016

The 2016 Iowa Caucuses

Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words, especially today:


Predictions, anyone?

And after the results are in, some Monday morning quarterbacking?

65 comments:

  1. Trump over Cruz by three points.
    Hillary over Bernie by one.

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    1. Mirabile dictu I have to say I agree with you, Ducky. Where that might lead the nation I'm not prepared to say.

      It appears the Clinton Machine is more powerful than all three branches of the U.S. government combined. Why this appears to be so OUGHT to demand a full scale investigation, but apparently, the "investigators" are all PART of the Clinton Machine.

      The idea of Her Heinous becoming president turns my stomach, makes my flesh crawl, and gives me nightmares. If I were younger, stronger and not legally blind it could easily turn me into an expatriate. But where could I do? The last best hope for Man appears to be rapidly disintegrating into yet another People's Republik where "equality" means mutually shared poverty and universal deprivation.

      While I vehemently disagree with Bernie Sanders' anti-Business, quasi-Marxist ideology, I would MUCH prefer to see HIM in the White House than H. Rotten Clinton.

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    2. If the Clinton machine were all powerful she wouldn't be calling in a 3 million dollar spiff from George Soros as she did recently.

      One thing that can be said for Trump (as much as I dislike him) and Bernie is that they are relatively free of the taint of outside money.

      But where would you go? Do you speak Italian? I strongly recommend Florence but that may be the Renaissance calling me.

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    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8P80A8vy9IMoney

      Money makes the world go around
      The world go around
      The world go around
      Money makes the world go around
      It makes the world go 'round.

      A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound
      A buck or a pound
      A buck or a pound
      Is all that makes the world go around,
      That clinking clanking sound
      Can make the world go 'round.

      [GIRLS]
      Money money money money money money
      Money money money money money money
      Money money money money money money
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      If you happen
      To be rich,

      [GIRLS]
      .......Ooooh

      [EMCEE]
      And you feel like a
      Night's enetertainment,
      [GIRLS]
      ...Money

      [EMCEE]
      You can pay for a
      Gay escapade.

      [GIRLS]
      Money money
      Money money
      Money money
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      If you happen to
      To be rich
      ,
      [GIRLS]
      .......Ooooh

      [EMCEE]
      And alone, and you
      Need a companion

      [GIRLS]
      ...Money

      [EMCEE]
      You can ring-ting-
      A-ling for the maid.
      If you happen
      To be rich

      [GIRLS]
      .....Ooooh

      [EMCEE]
      And you find you are
      Left by your lover,

      [GIRLS]
      ...Money

      [EMCEE]
      Though you moan
      And you groan
      Quite a lot,

      [GIRLS]
      Money money
      Money money
      Money money
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      You can take it
      On the chin,

      [GIRLS]
      .....Ooooh

      [EMCEE]
      Call a cab,
      And begin
      [GIRLS]
      ...Money

      [EMCEE]
      To recover
      On your fourteen-
      Carat yacht.

      [EMCEE]
      Money makes the world go around,
      The world go around,
      The world go around,
      Money makes the world go around,
      Of that we can be sure.
      (....) on being poor.

      [ALL]
      Money money money-
      money money money
      Money money money-
      money money money
      Money money money money money money
      Money money money money money money
      Money money money money money money

      [DANCE BREAK]

      [EMCEE AND GIRLS (In Canon)]
      If you haven't any coal in the stove
      And you freeze in the winter
      And you curse on the wind
      At your fate
      When you haven't any shoes
      On your feet
      And your coat's thin as paper
      And you look thirty pounds
      Underweight.
      When you go to get a word of advice
      From the fat little pastor
      He will tell you to love evermore.
      But when hunger comes a rap,
      Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat at the window...

      [GIRLS]
      At the window...

      [EMCEE (spoken)]
      Who's there?

      [GIRLS (spoken)]
      Hunger!

      [EMCEE (Spoken)]
      Ooh, hunger!

      See how love flies out the door...
      For

      [EMCEE]
      Money makes
      The world...

      [GIRLS]
      ...Go around
      [EMCEE]
      The world...

      [GIRLS]
      ...Go around
      [EMCEE]

      The world...
      [GIRLS]

      ...Go around

      [EMCEE]
      Money makes the
      .... Go around

      [GIRLS]
      ...Go around

      That clinking
      Clanking sound of
      Money money money money money money
      Money money money money money money

      [EMCEE]
      Get a little,

      [GIRLS]
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      Get a little,

      [GIRLS]
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      Money money

      [GIRLS]
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      Money money

      [GIRLS]
      Money money

      [EMCEE]
      Mark, a yen, a buck

      [GIRLS]
      Get a little

      [EMCEE]
      Or a pound

      [GIRLS]
      Get a little
      [EMCEE]

      That clinking clanking

      [GIRLS]
      Get a little
      Get a little

      [EMCEE]
      Clinking sound

      [GIRLS]
      Money money
      Money money...

      [EMCEE]
      Is all that makes
      The world go 'round

      [GIRLS]
      Money money
      Money money

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    4. Moveon.org is not outside money?
      Since when?

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    5. Ducky,

      Not bad. Your prognostication skills have a pretty good track record.

      The Clinton Crime Syndicate's dirty pool probably stole it from Bernie.

      On the GOP side, you underestimated the power of religious pandering and the fervid determination of the tent revivalists. But still, not bad.

      NH should be easy to predict: Bernie and Trump.

      SC?

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  2. One thing is nearly certain: today will be the last day of 2016 campaigning for a few of the candidates.

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    1. The persistence of Martin O'Malley in the face of certain defeat interests me. Why do you –– or anyone else –– think he has stayed in the race?

      What could possibly account for the presence of Jim Gilmore at the last "undercard' debate?

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    2. Experience. He'll have a lot of big money behind him in 2020 once all the old fogies like Bernie and Hill are "out".

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    3. Experience. He'll have a lot of big money behind him in 2020 once all the old fogies like Bernie and Hill are "out".

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  3. A Proud Progressive's advice.February 1, 2016 at 9:15:00 AM EST

    How will this Wimpy Narsistic Cry Baby protect anyone from anything when he's askeerd of a petite blond news caster? Seriously, this is the most comical of his comedy, freak show -- so now hes throwing a hissy fit over Megyn Kelly? But he'll make China tremble. And he's going to be GREAT! But not great enough to be able to face a Fox news reader!. What a blown.
    Vote for Hillary and you'll make America Great Again.

    But, I'd bet that this won't hurt him, I'm sure, because his followers are in love with a caricature of a "strong" leader, when in fact, Donald Trump is the quintessential bully -- all bluster, but quick to turn tail and run away when someone intimidates him. In this case, an attractive petite blonde!

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    1. Shut up, you worthless turd. You need to be flushed, and SOON.

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    2. I concur, Anonymous. Mindless, formulaic, denigratory BOILERPLATE from EITHER side should have NO PLACE at ANY decent blog.

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    3. What an ignorant comment from Proud Progressive.

      He wasn't "scared," dummy. This is moneyball. He deprived Fox of his drawing power and put a dent in their ratings.

      Trump has answered more questions than any other candidate from a wide variety of sources, and he's answered them more candidly.

      If you liked how Hillary wrecked Libya and caused the Million Muslim Man March into Europe, you'll love her as president.

      Hillary Clinton: The Wall Street choice!

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    4. I don't know what it is about the GOP Establishment's love affair with the stinking, murderous, terrorist-bankrolling Saudi Regime.

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    5. In retrospect Trump's boycotting of the Fox debate did hurt him. I think he learned a couple of lessons.

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  4. I would love to see a Bernie and El Donaldo victory, but who knows?

    Trump is supposedly attracting newcomers, but will they show up?

    Hellary has made a pact with the devil and is financed by international supervillain George Soros, so she could squeak it out. She could murder little immigrant children with her bare hands and suck out their blood live on national TV and the soft-heads would still vote for her and insist it was all Bush's fault...

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  5. The mere fact that Hellary [could]be elected President defines a nation in steep decline! To any idiot who may support her I have a question: Do you defecate where you eat?

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    1. Supporters of H. Rotten Clinton are dedicated to the practice of coprophagia –– i.e. they love the smell, feel, and TASTE of excrement, and therefore, live on a steady diet of the stuff.

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  6. Hillary's emails are never going away until she can give plausible answers. Some say a big part of her problem is that she is boring. This is certainly something she can control.
    It isn't like it is going to stop her from winning the nomination and then the presidency, because her supporters are too damn dumb to do otherwise.
    The fact that the Democrats and media continue let Clinton off the hook related to this utter disaster just makes my head explode. It is just sicking and outrageous that she treats this like it is a trivial matter that should be ignored.

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  7. I just read in a forum someone talking about how the Democrat party is the party of the future and I had to laugh: Their standard-bearers are septuagenarians, and their backup, Biden, is as well.


    Flipping through the channels a few weeks back the wife and I stumbled upon the Democrat Debate. At first we thought it was a nursing home security camera catching an argument between two residents...

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    1. I watched the Republican debate and I was surprised that with that many escapees the orderlies were so so slow getting them back on the ward.

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  8. I predict there's going to be Iowa Caucuses ... what ever the hell that is.

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  9. Chelsea Clinton was recently photographed on an extravagant vacation with her husband Marc Mezvinsky, and daughter Charlotte in Turks and Caicos. While that may not seem too unusual, it’s how much the trip cost that has everyone talking…One night in top villa could cost as much or even more than average American makes in a year!
    They stayed at the luxurious Amanyara hotel, which is known as ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE RESORTS IN THE WORLD. The cheapest villa category in the low season costs $1,500 PER NIGHT, BUT PRICES RANGE ALL THE WAY UP TO $34,000 A NIGHT for a six-bedroom villa, and possibly more in the high season.
    This news come after it was reported that they had just purchased a $10.5 million apartment at The Whitman, a new condo building in Madison Square Park, New York City, where their monthly mortgage bill will be somewhere in the region of between $52,000 and closer to $60,000 a month. She’s come a long way since they were dodging bullets in Bosnia.
    Not too bad for someone who’s parents left the White House “Broke”!

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  10. Is America going to have, an ignoramus of first world order, as President? Or I'll they reject Hillary Clinton?

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  11. My prediction is that the true result will not be the reported or true result.
    Just like last time when Ron Paul won.

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  12. I've been saying Cruz all along, though I thought the socialist corn subsidies issue helped trump not get swamped.

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  13. My two cents this morning...

    Karl Rove and the rest of the GOP establishment are clapping like seals this morning because Marco Rubio scored in the top-three tier of the Iowa Caucuses.

    Marco Rubio is the establishment GOP's anointed one. That's been true since at least October 2015.

    If at all possible, the GOP establishment will prevent Ted Cruz from being the nominee.

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  14. I must also say that Sanders made a strong showing in the Iowa Caucuses.

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  15. Hillary sounded like she was inhaling helium. But I'd love to hear her sound like a mouse or the RAT that she is while telling us how GREAT she is and how much WINNING the Republicans will be doing when she's preznit.

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  16. Not a good night for La Trump but the American people can take cold comfort in the victory of a sociopath.
    I wonder if Jebito will stay in after his upcoming ass kicking in N.H?

    No matter how you order them, the clown car is still filled with clowns.

    Good night for Bernie who has established himself as a creditable candidate through a solid campaign.

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  17. Do the people who are reading this blog realize that even if Hillary won last night, she won by a handful of votes against an old flea bag nobody who is an admitted Socialist!!! The name of that contest should have been Pin the Tail on the Donkey! Also please think of this, when either of those two FOOLS in the White House ! What has become of this country, when an Old SOB crook gets to brag about winning from a jerkoff like Bernie Sanders.

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  18. So Hlsry won by the hair under her nose.
    No matter how you look at it. the liberal lunatic, clown car is still filled with lunatic clowns.

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  19. I can support Bernie Sanders but defiantly not Hillary Clinton I am tired of playing her stupid games . So with Betnie I won't have to.
    Also is Hard to support Hillary because the WH should not be renamed the Holiday Inn with rooms for rent, so that Bubba could use it to play his games .

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  20. One plus of many in the Trump loss is that it should help eliminate Moose Girl as a public figure (sorry Tina).

    That endorsement was just what La Trump needed to go over the top.

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    2. So articulate.

      Iowa may well have demonstrated that without an effective ground organization he's going to have some trouble.

      Getting beaten in Iowa by a sociopath and nearly losing to a kid who is as dumb as a bag of hammers isn't a good start.

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    3. Trump lost in Iowa, so Libe with that thought!

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    4. I don't think Iowa meant a whole lot. Cruz was the most shameless religious panderer, so he had the inside track with the tent revivalists.

      Sanders and Trump take NH, so SC will be the next big sorting.

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  21. Cruz beat Trump and Crony Corn... In Iowa.

    Maybe conservatism ain't dead yet.

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    1. Conservatism didn't have anything to do with it. Cruz had the biggest religious pander, and pulling the dirty tricks on the Carson campaign helped with that little extra margin that put him over the top.

      The Iowa tent revivalists have started him on the same path as Santorum and Huckabee...

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    2. Dirty tricks on Carson? He said he was going home for fresh clothes. I'm guessing there are no Laundromats or clothing stores on the way to New Hampshire?

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    3. CNN played the Dirty Trick. THEY announced that Dr. Carson was quitting the race –– the BASTARDS. The Cruz people, unfortunately, BELIEVED the Comintern News Network, and ran with CNN's crap.

      Try to resist playing the Les Crapenter role, if you can.

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    4. Cruz fooled by CNN...

      They also did those mailers as well.

      Cruz has Huckabee written all over him.

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    5. Hold.

      The.

      Phone.

      CNN sent up both of those false flags?

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    6. Love him or hate him, Ted Cruz beat the feckless pantywaist Donald Trump like a Neal Peart drum encore.

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    7. Beat him like a drum? Hardly. More like a kazoo squeak.

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    8. Is that why the latest #TrumperTantrum is crying for a do-over in Iowa and insulting Iowans?

      Please. This is the last time Trump won anything outside a bankruptcy court.

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  22. Typical Trump and typical T-GOPer ...Trump blames Iowans for his loss. They didn't give him credit? I don't think that's why he lost to Cruz and almost lost to Rubio. More like Donald felt he could rest on his very large arse and come out the winner just by bragging about how great he is. Good for the people of Iowa for telling Trump that he's not all that!

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  23. Part of me wants to tell everyone "Don't worry about last night, there's a long way to go.

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  24. Trump blamed Iowans for his loss. They didn't give him credit? And he blamed the media for not groveling hard enough toward him. I don't think that's why he lost to Cruz and almost lost to Rubio. It is more likely Donald felt that his sheer force of personality should have been enough for Republican voters to ordain him as their messiah.

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  25. I think the reason there was so much interest in the Iowa caucuses is that everybody is keeping their TV's warm, waiting for the super bowl. There was absolutely nothing on if interest except the caucuses. Football is a whole lot more entertaining than politics. At least we can see replays of the points scored, and judge the referees by instant replays.

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    1. Super Bowl? I'm waiting for pitchers/catchers reporting

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  26. I have been a Democratic activist for almost 30 years volunteering in every campaign since the 1988 Michael Dukakis campaign. I have volunteered at all levels of government from President to the City Council elections. In my life I have only one time voted against the Democrat and that was a local election where the Democratic candidate was a complete clown. I have always voted for the Democratic presidential candidate. It pains me to say this but if Hillary Clinton is the nominee I am going to have to vote for the Green Party candidate (most likely Jill Stein). Hillary is an opportunist that is crooked to the word go. The only reason why she is in the position she is in now is that She happens to be married to a former president.

    I figure that since I live in Arizona where as a Democrat my vote does not matter anyway. Arizona has always been and will continue to be the reddest of the reddest of the red states so my Democratic vote means nothing anyway, Arizona's electoral votes will go to the Republican regardless. I have decided I will show my frustration with the system and vote Green this once (unless Bernie Sanders gets the nomination which unfortunately is not very likely).

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  27. The day after the Iowa caucuses, Donald the Petulant, blamed the media and all the other meanies for his loss. Remember he predicted he'd win because he's great and he has the best team and he's great!

    His love affair with himself didn't bring the victory in Iowa he bragged about, so Donald the Petulant did what every bully does, he blamed other people.

    He's still ahead by quite a bit in New Hampshire. The old saying is "Iowa picks corn; New Hampshire picks presidents" is clever but remember that in 2000, New Hampshire picked John McCain.

    IMO, neither Iowa nor New Hampshire represent the greater U.S. population. That's why the two popularity contests don't tell us much.

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  28. But we will easily beat Hillary, or Bernie, or whoever the hell the Demorats throw in there.
    And without a coin toss .

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  29. Waaaa! Waaaa! Waaaa! It's Megyn Kelly's Fault!, No it's the MSM's fault, no it's Cruz's fault, no it's...Obama's or maybe Hillary's. Or whatever

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  30. I guess to a progressive, a lying crook is better than. Cuban for their president.

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  31. I thing that Obama and zhillary should have Adjoining cells in Gitmo

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  32. If Bernie Sanders gets elected, he'd be the first Socialist to be elected to the presedency of the United States since 2008.
    Any of these so called democrats are not actually who they are. They are socialist, communist, progressive and in most cases liberal all mean controlling the masses and heavy taxation. Everything and every decision will be made by them. They lure people with false promises, free things and a unrealistic utopia of rainbows and fluffy clouds with unicorns playing in the meadows! Wakeup people they are your worst nightmare. The Pied Pipers of the sheeple. Now we are almost 20 trillion in debt. So how is Bernie planning to pay for everything? How is Hillary getting away with everything? Now she is trying to lure the black votes by using reparations for slavery. How are we responsible for this now atleast 3 to 4 generations ago? When most of us came here from Europe in the later 1890's and early 1900's. Even still where are we getting this money? Why is the UN dictating things to us? It all stinks! I want my money too! I'm half Irish and we were consider less valueable back in the day for crappy labor. So were the Italians and the Chinese. We want our fair shair too Hillary! So stupid! And tiring!

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  33. Rubio said that Obama visiting a mosque was divisive? Where does the Stupid Party get these people? The wingnuts have been stirring up hatred non stop against the Moslems for years, and Obama visits a mosque to show the Moslems that they're just as American as the wingnuts who want to see them thrown out of their own country --like Trump said. So the kneejerk reaction from the wingnuts is to call Obama divisive and they're angry that he went to a mosque? Theyre the ones who are being divisive, writing about the Moslems as devils and hoping Trump who wants to spy on mosques and not let them into the country will be the next president and do their dirTy tricks

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