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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The 2016 New Hampshire Primary

If you must discuss the results, this is thread to do so.

Please scroll down for other material (two blog posts today).


  1. I'll make a prediction:
    Kasich a decent 2nd.
    I'll give him props for trying to focus on issues rather than joining the pie fight.
    If you held a gun to my head and told me I had to vote Republican (which is what it would take this year) I'd pick Kasich. Simply because he tried to stay above the crap.

    Possible surprise: Jebito 3rd

    Bernie needs to win by at least a dozen to keep it going.

    1. Duck,
      Clearly, Sanders garnered a decisive win in the NH Primary: 22 points up by the last count I saw.

    2. I am happy to see Kasich finish 2nd. He he definitely more to the left than in his days in Congress, but to me that's okay. Social policies should be set at the state level.

  2. "If you held a gun to my head and told me I had to vote Republican (which is what it would take this year) I'd pick Kasich. Simply because he tried to stay above the crap."

    Well, what would it take for you to vote for either of the Democrats both of which are total "CRAP"?

  3. Altogether a very GOOD NIGHT:

    *SANDERS 59% CLINTON 38%
    *TRUMP 34 KASICH 16% CRUZ 12% BUSH 11%

    Happy Days are not here again –– yet –– but it looks like they may be a-comin' 'round the mountain after all.

    Gentlemen, keep your fingers crossed.

    Ladies, do that same thing with your legs.

    1. FT,
      According to the NYT's analysis:

      Senator Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton among nearly every demographic group in the Democratic New Hampshire primary, according to exit polls.

      He carried majorities of both men and women. He won among those with and without college degrees. He won among gun owners and non-gun owners. He beat Mrs. Clinton among previous primary voters and those participating for the first time. And he ran ahead among both moderates and liberals.

      Even so, there were a few silver linings for Mrs. Clinton. While Mr. Sanders bested her among all age groups younger than 45, the two candidates polled evenly among voters aged 45 to 64. And Mrs. Clinton won the support of voters 65 and older. And, though Mrs. Clinton lost nearly every income group, she did carry voters in families earning over $200,000 per year.

    2. I think that is more of a sign of the universal contempt for Hillary than support for Bernie.

      And likely benefiting Trump were the number of Republicans punking the Democratic Primary.

    3. Even better than the results, was the turnout:

      2016 - (D) 171K; (R) 263K
      2012 - (D) 60.6K; (R) 248.4K
      2008 - (D) 287K; (R) 234.8K
      2004 - (D) 219.8K; (R) 67.8K
      2000 - (D) 154.6K; (R) 236.8K

      The Democrat turnout this year was as weak as 2000, and a fraction of 2008. The Republican turnout has never been higher.

    4. Ooops. Updated vote totals show a strong Democrat showing...
      (D) 250,111 and (R) 283,352

  4. I certainly view New Hamshah as one of those states where many democrats vote the republican ballot to try to put a candidate forward that they view as one that can't win (Trump)put others forward that they figure repubs won't vote for in enough numbers to win. (Kasich/Bush)

    1. Hint: None of the competitors in that gong show can win.

      Looks like Christie got gonged and can go back to dodging the grand jury.

    2. The trouble with the Democrat party is they can't gong anybody.

      A 74 year old Socialist v. a 70 year old corrupt crony corporatist who should be in jail for international influence peddling.

      The Democrat party is morally and intellectually bankrupt.

    3. New Hampshire has been tipped over by escaped Bostonians.

    4. Yes, Silver. I have a cousin and a close friend who live in rural NH –– they can't afford Portsmouth, though back in the day it was favorite hangout of my late Grandpa! –– they have noted with dismay the much resented invasion of refugees from Taxachusetts who natives of NH call MASSHOLES. };-)>

    5. Leftwing progs spilling our of the nests they have fouled and swarming nice normal states like a plague of locusts...

      Out here in Colorado, we call it Californication.

  5. Drudge has a nice wrap-up

    A metaphor for how Hillary really feels about America

    It Berns!

    "Look what you've done! I'm melting... Melting! Oh, what a world..."

  6. The Progressive's say:
    "Hillary says the primary contests are just beginning. She may be correct. There's a long way to go."
    NAW, I don't think so, I think the Old Bitch is Finnished, Done, she's Toast,
    And That's the best news in years

  7. Oh those stupid DemocraticsFebruary 10, 2016 at 11:18:00 AM EST

    This country can and will be better if you choose wisely. The Dems offer nothing but status quo and stagnation, all to keep power over the people. We are on the verge of another recession within 60-90 days. It is already here; the WH and the bias media are just not telling the truth of how bad the economy really is. Promising more 'free stuff' is a lie and pipe dream to win votes. It will never pass congress. It's a joke. ‪

  8. There's an old saying one rotten apple spoils the whole bunch. With liberals the whole barrel is rotten , so in this case Hillaty Clinton would be more of the same of Barack Obama.

  9. Chris Christie just dropped out.

    Thank God.

    1. I told ya, Janko is a slav, not an Italian.

    2. Nah. Janko Schmolenski is sock puppet, not a slav.

  10. Replies
    1. Too bad! She was one of my favorites. I suppose barring a miracle Dr. Carson, my other favorite, will have to be next.


  11. Yet HIllawitch continues to rage on as thought it were SHE who had won lastnight.

    There is something truly monstrous about that shrieking, roaring, stinking rotten old cesspit. The baleful gleam in her eyes and proudly bitter, perpetually antagonistic look on her face is frightening. It's a though she had sold her soul to the Devil.

    Nothing will EVER stop her, except a fusillade of you-know-whats –– or a bevy of Muslimaniac suicide bombers.

    If cancer had a voice, it would sound exactly like Hillawretch.

    If halitosis had a face, it would LOOK just like her.

    She looks like a pile of dog doo in drag topped off by a blond wig.

    If you get the impression I dislike this virago, you may be into something. ;-)

    1. FT,
      She is CERTAIN that she's going to be the nominee and is going to win in November -- maybe because she has faith in the Clinton Machine's power.

  12. I'm so disheartened by the level of stupidity on display especially among these young and naive stupid people. Let's look logically at what would happen if Crazy Bernie wins.

    All they think about is getting free stuff? If you are under 30, they want everything free college, food stamps, and whatever and of course free healthcare. If you're my age (55) you won't have to worry about paying for the long term effects. So hey! What the hell, I guess, get it while you can.

    If you are young, you have no problems. You get free healthcare, free college, a higher minimum wage, and whatever else Crazy Bernie has promised. But eventually the bill will come due. But hey YOU voted for him..."elections have consequences" . So that’s why I say vote for Hillary, not the Crazy Old Goat.

    Crazy Bernie says that you don't have to worry, that he'll make Wall Street pay for it. Though he never says how. Yeah, I’ve heard that old song before. Except it never works.
    Under Sanders the American Dream becomes: Hooray for me and screw you! Once you get past all that commie like shit and providing for family it becomes ever so much fun
    The young, have never worried about paying bills or supporting a family, or suffered through years of progressive programming and designed ignorance, or living thru a recession. But when it hits them like a freight train, they will learn fast enough. It may well be that the sooner it happens, the sooner we can trash all of this Teabaggers poison the better.
    My own daughter despises the Bern, and the black live matter folks as well, and the Trumpeters for that matter. I suspect she'd vote for Hillary simply because she knows that Hillary will nominate pro choice judges, but really she's not very political beyond thinking that the Repubs screws up everything more than they help.

    American people are tired of lousy disgusting Republican politicians.
    Thats the bottom line of this election.. So I try to tell her to vote for Hillary, because If Bernie Sanders and is the nominee of the DNC he will get creamed by Trump in the national election. And we will probably also lose more seats in the Senate and House--because most people a vote straight ticket.


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