sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Clinton Claims a Big Win

The media talking heads were crowing like roosters at dawn that Hillary Clinton won the Democratic Caucus in Iowa last night, (by something on the order of .3%). 

Clinton ascended the dias to accept accolades but she's a political animal and knows that Bernie Sanders dealt her a serious blow.

She tied a 74 year old socialist who isn't even a Democrat, and proposes a maximum tax rate of 90%. They come out of Iowa with the same number of delegates to the national convention. If that is a win, I think that her opponents in the opposition party will cede it to her. 49 more states to go until the nomination provided that she's not indicted by the Justice Department.

The Democratic Party's mandarins have to be secretly concerned that she has such a bad showing in Iowa. At one point, she was 50% ahead of Sanders. He closed the lead down to nearly an even score. What does that portend for the Party of Obama?

If they need somebody stronger, Barack can tell DOJ to indict the Bitch of Benghazi, opening up a window for Biden or some other luminary to run against Sanders for the nomination. Or they can wedge an acceptable vice president in under Sanders and he can die in office. These things happen.

The people who had to show big in Iowa such as Huckabee (dropped out) and O'Malley (dropped out), Fiorina, Glimore, Santorum, Jeb!, Christie and Kasich were all blistered.  Carson, who hoped to appeal to the hard core religious vote, finished in fourth place and he's not expected to do well in New Hampshire next week. He may remain in the race for a couple of weeks but the money will dry up. Carson is a rich man, but not rich (or stupid) enough to self-fund a campaign where people aren't supporting him. The Republicans have had a three way race for a while and it remains between Trump, Rubio and Cruz.  The others are trying to steal a little thunder but all they're going to end up doing is humiliating themselves if they stay in through the end of the month. 

Jeb! vowed to remain in it to the end even though he only managed 3% of the R vote in Iowa. He has the money and the ego to do it.





17 comments:

  1. Jeb! needs to retire to the country club. Are we looking at a Cuban ticket, or will Trump make a come back?

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    1. Fox News hates Trump but I suspect that they will cover him all the same even though Megyn Kelly says, 'no'.

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    2. WTH really cares what Megyn Kelly thinks!
      and if I read one more damn FB comment by "duh" middle aged women who actually think Hillary is the greatest thing since dark meat...

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    3. The Democratic Party elite feel that all women should vote for Hillary because she's a woman.

      Bernie Sanders needs to have a food taster with him on this campaign.

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  2. It's a win if Hill say's it's a win. She can tell you the Earth is flat and the mainstream will hail it as news.

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    1. Put your hand on your computer. Feel the warmth of Hillary's sincerity.

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    1. It's why they have so much credibility these days.

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  4. I heard that she won 6 of 6 coin flips (it was that close). If Bernie had won them, HE would have 'won' by .3%... sigh

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  5. Didn't Hillary win 6 out of 6 coin tosses? Nice odds.

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    1. She had a silver dollar. Her head was on both sides.

      Tails would have required a wider coin.

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    2. And that's just the pantsuit...

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  6. I heard that Jeb! spent $2,800 for each vote he got. I wonder if he's going to make it as far as the Illinois primary, where I can get in touch with his accountant and just have them send me a check in return for my vote.

    Of course, since its a secret ballot they will have no way of knowing whether or not I kept my end of the deal.

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    1. That's a splendid plan.

      I'm thinking along the lines of applying for the check now in advance of the California primary in case he doesn't make it. I figure that I'll cash it now.

      JEB! JEB! JEB! and $2,800.00!!!

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    2. At $2,800 a pop, you guys who make the dead walk (and vote) will be raking in some serious bank.

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  7. When a party gets so left, it even scares the sheep.

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