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Iowa Caucus: WELP

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117 Responses to “Iowa Caucus: WELP”


  1. 7 LDS
    February 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Congrats COS!
    How are you?

  2. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    February 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    • 10 COS
      February 1, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Trump really overplayed his hand. It worries me that Evangelicals could vote for such a vile person. apparently all you have to do is pretend to be religious and call the Lord’s name. Cruz is sickening. I can’t stand either one of these racist haters.

    • 11 MadameSoph
      February 1, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Marshawn giving the “OMG I’m being compared to Rafael Cruz” face πŸ™‚ :

  3. 12 hopefruit2
    February 1, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    These idiots want to be Obama so badly…

  4. 15 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Losers lament.

  5. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Congrats, Hillary. But, please, it was only the FIRST state. Save some of it for the others.

    • 20 COS
      February 1, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      did they call it for HRC Jacqueline?

      • 21 jacquelineoboomer
        February 1, 2016 at 11:48 pm

        According to MSNBC, COS, it still hasn’t been officially called. After HRC spoke, they mentioned she didn’t actually use the “victory” word. Strange. And I am not surprised.

        • 22 COS
          February 1, 2016 at 11:52 pm

          This is wacky. Makes no sense.

          • 23 jacquelineoboomer
            February 2, 2016 at 12:08 am

            Bernie called it a “virtual tie” (they’re apart by 3, apparently) and the crowd laughed.

          • 24 arapaho415
            February 2, 2016 at 12:14 am

            GE COS.

            It’s all about east coast time zones.

            That’s why anything that happens on the west coast after noon-ish local time rarely gets covered by east coast media.

            Saw several tweets from MSM commented on the timing of tonight’s speeches. For instance:

  6. 27 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm

  7. 30 amk for obama
    February 1, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    ann selzer’s record is blemished tonight. she got the goppers totally wrong and the dems right just by a tiny margin.

  8. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2016 at 11:42 pm

  9. 35 amk for obama
    February 1, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Bush’s Iowa performance is even worse than expected

    The bar was low for Jeb Bush’s finish in Monday’s Iowa caucus. He failed to clear it anyway.

    As of 10:20 p.m. as returns came in Bush was pulling in just 2.8 percent of the vote. That puts the former Florida Governor in sixth place, behind Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and even Sen. Rand Paul. It did, however, put him ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and Rick Santorum.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/jeb-bush-iowa-caucuses-218594#ixzz3yyz07Zq0

  10. 39 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    • 40 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2016 at 8:28 am

      HE’S STIRRING THE POT AND RAND PAUL’S FINANCIAL BACKERS SMOKE IT…………..LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE DISCUSSION ON THIS VISIT…I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT MY MUSLIM FRIENDS TO MY RIGHT WING CHURCH AND…TAKEN PICTURES OF THE DEATH MARCH!

  11. 41 No Child Left Behind
    February 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm

  12. 44 jacquelineoboomer
    February 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Second “breach of protocol” by Hillary, per Eugene Robinson: She started her speech while Cruz was still yapping.

    Hey, what’s a little protocol! Ha.

    • 45 99ts
      February 2, 2016 at 12:48 am

      I would call that perfect protocol. They really have nothing negative to say about the democrats – so they make it up.

  13. February 1, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Say what you want about PPP (mostly GOP whiners) but they are a the top of their game on a consistent basis

  14. 49 amk for obama
    February 1, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    at the end of months of millions wasted, shouting, yelling and 24×7 hateful rhetoric, the delegate split between top 3 kkklowns is just 8-7-6. jeez.

  15. February 1, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  16. 52 hopefruit2
    February 1, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  17. 54 nospin
    February 1, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    99ts shared the attached link with the Iowa results https://www.idpcaucuses.com/#/state

    94% reported:
    Clinton
    49.8%
    Sanders
    49.6%

    From the results I would say that HRC did not have a good day.

  18. February 2, 2016 at 12:00 am

    • 59 nospin
      February 2, 2016 at 12:08 am

      I guess POC are nothing but useful tools…..

      • 60 arapaho415
        February 2, 2016 at 12:44 am

        GE no spin.

        Agree that @franifusco’s tweet was inartfully worded, but the character limitations on Twitter doesn’t lend itself to clear explanations or follow up.

        The early states, Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada have 103 pledged delegates.

        South Carolina primary is on Saturday Feb 27 (53), followed by Super Tuesday (864 pledged delegates) on Mar 1.

        We’ll know a lot more about the election landscape a month from tomorrow (Mar 2).

        Between Super Tuesday (Mar 1) and Mar 14 there are 6 other elections.

        Then some heavyweight states have primaries on Mar 15 (697 pledged delegates).

        Stay tuned…

        In 6 weeks we’ll have a pretty clear picture of how the DNC and RNC will play out in the summer.

  19. 61 amk for obama
    February 2, 2016 at 12:01 am

    the best outcome today is donald dreck’s hot air balloon got punctured tonight. it would be interesting to see how his openly racist fans would react to that and how it would affect NH.

  20. February 2, 2016 at 12:06 am

    LOL! GOP HQ is shitting themselves right now with Cruz winning…..Bush, Kasich, Christie would all have to drop out before New Hampshire, but the opposite is going to happen…..They are going to try to destroy Rubio and hope Trump beat Cruz to prolong this sucker

    • 63 nospin
      February 2, 2016 at 12:16 am

      you would be right lovelyplains. I guess the RNC is so embarrassed by their own field, the tactic is to pretend that it isn’t happening.

    • 64 99ts
      February 2, 2016 at 12:54 am

      They have to be negative, nasty and vindictive. Only way that their people will listen. They are so scared of Hillary – anything to try and build up Bernie for fail in the election

    • February 2, 2016 at 4:09 am

      Both George H.W. Bush (1988) and Bill Clinton (1992) didn’t NOT win the Iowa caucuses; but they still won the presidency. Actually, since 1988, many Presidential candidates who won the Iowa caucuses, both on the Democratic side and the Republican side, never won the nomination of their respective parties Here are some of them that I recall:. Bob Dole (R),1988; Dick Gebphat (D),1988; Tom Harkin, (D), 1992; Mike Huckabee (R), 2008; and Rick Santorum (R), 2012.

  21. February 2, 2016 at 12:07 am

  22. February 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Are they ever going to call this election!?!?!

  23. February 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Tomorrow is the filing deadline for Maryland Senate πŸ˜•

  24. 73 amk for obama
    February 2, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I think hillz had 8 super delegates before the counting even started. without them, she would have been toast today.

    One good thing is sandernistas turned out tonight despite all our pre-poll suggestions. The Q is will they turn out in GE if he is not the nominee.

    • 74 idon
      February 2, 2016 at 12:44 am

      Are u allowed to include your superdelegate count in a state caucus or primary. Didn’t know that’s the way it works.

      • 75 amk for obama
        February 2, 2016 at 12:47 am

        I don’t know the rules but gopolitico had 8 delegates in her column and 2 undecided right from the start.

    • 76 arapaho415
      February 2, 2016 at 12:55 am

      Since I don’t have TV/cable, don’t know what they’re saying, but Twitter tells me it’s the predicable same-old-same-old.

      MSM is DESPERATE for an “electable” GOPer (despite Hillary polarizing voters, no way could Trump or Cruz win general election).

    • 77 arapaho415
      February 2, 2016 at 12:58 am

      I think “super delegates” are the unpledged delegates allotted to each state.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_presidential_primaries,_2016

      Iowa has 8 unpledged delegates.

      For perspective, California has 405 pledged delegates, 71 unpledged (but we vote in June 😦 ).

      • 78 amk for obama
        February 2, 2016 at 1:03 am

        if they are unpledged, how did they end up in her column? we had this sd fight in 2008 and obviously not much improvement has been made since then.

        • 79 arapaho415
          February 2, 2016 at 1:12 am

          I haven’t read many articles about HRC campaign, but she no doubt got the unpledged Iowa delegates to become superdelegates for herself (could be all wet, not really interested in finding out — my primary political objective this year is keep up with #POTUSunplugged!)

  25. 80 arapaho415
    February 2, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Candidate for best tweet of night:

  26. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2016 at 12:56 am

    • 83 arapaho415
      February 2, 2016 at 1:09 am

      GE/GM JO’B.

      Was about to post a similar tweet (hell, I’ll do it any way).

      Check out some of my responses upthread. Iowa’s role is to set the stage, but what matters is what happens during the next month — where everyone is on Mar 2 (after Super Tuesday’s 864 pledged delegate haul).

      Not sure of the discrepancy of % out — this tweet indicates that 3% is outstanding.

  27. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2016 at 1:07 am

  28. 87 amk for obama
    February 2, 2016 at 1:12 am

    she is waste bin already.

  29. 88 arapaho415
    February 2, 2016 at 1:13 am

    One more tweet from @danpfeiffer’s timeline, one that I’m sure we can all agree is a good one: πŸ™‚

    • 89 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2016 at 8:31 am

      THIS ONE MAKES ME CRY…TIME FOR A DO OVER…A MOMENT WHEN I WOULD TRULY ENJOY REPEATING HISTORY!

  30. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2016 at 1:15 am

  31. 91 arapaho415
    February 2, 2016 at 1:19 am

    This makes me want to barf.

    I’m attempting to post this so that only the strong of stomach will see the photo in tweet:
    “Sen.Ted Cruz arrives at victory party in DesMoines after winning Iowa caucus.”

    • 92 arapaho415
      February 2, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Dag nabbit, tweet is appearing (thought just the tweet url appears if you don’t leave a space or carriage return after url. 😦

    • 93 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2016 at 8:33 am

      USED CAR SALESMAN CELEBRATING AT THE BAR ON LUNCH HOUR…BEER AND BOLOGNA…AWESOME SAUCE!

  32. 94 arapaho415
    February 2, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Calling it a day, but here’s two more tweets:

  33. February 2, 2016 at 2:19 am

    With all but 9 precincts reporting Hillary has 49.6 to Sanders at 49.3. Barely a win for HRC but the good news is that Sanders DIDN”T win and can’t claim some momentum he doesn’t have. After NH it’s NV, SC, and a whole host of Southern and other states that Sanders can’t win.

    • 98 idon
      February 2, 2016 at 2:25 am

      I was just going through the counties HRC won or is leading. Most of the precincts who have not reported are in HRC’s winning column. The story the Sanders campaign is passing around about 90 lost precinct caucus is LITERALLY NOT TRUE based on the small number that have not yet reported.

    • 99 Gazelle
      February 2, 2016 at 2:36 am

      Bill, are those 9 precincts in Sanders or Hillary camp? Really closer than I thought it would be. That’s a wake up call for both, I think. Time for Hillary to run hard on PBO’s Dem record, if she wants the job. Not listen to DNC or DWS. Everyone wants the title, not a single one is genuinely after the job for We The People. IMO. I pray that this Dem primary stays above board and lacks incivility.

      • February 2, 2016 at 2:40 am

        Mostly Hillary’s I think. I think the incivility is gone from the Sandernistas, at least in the social media realm. And when Bernie’s crowd were yelling “Liar,liar” during Hillary’s speech, that didn’t play well.
        Here is Nate Cohn’s take from the NYTimes on this outcome. Makes sense:

        • 101 Gazelle
          February 2, 2016 at 2:49 am

          Thanks, Bill, going to read this now.

        • February 2, 2016 at 8:52 am

          from the article: Re: Sanders…
          .He fares best among white voters. The electorate was 91 percent white, per the entrance polls. He does well with less affluent voters..

          and…

          This raises a straightforward challenge for Mr. Sanders. He has nearly no chance to do as well among nonwhite voters as Mr. Obama did in 2008. To win, Mr. Sanders will need to secure white voters by at least a modest margin and probably a large one. In the end, Mr. Sanders failed to score a clear win in a state where Mr. Obama easily defeated Mrs. Clinton among white voters.

          Willbe interesting to see what Sanders does re: among…blks…latinos…and other folks of color…

          just an aside..i do not like the non-white vs white…stuff…notice the primary word is “white”

      • 103 Gazelle
        February 2, 2016 at 2:48 am

        “I pray that this Dem primary stays above board and lacks incivility.” But I say, all cleats for the general, Rugby style. πŸ™‚

  34. February 2, 2016 at 4:03 am

    NBC declares Hillary the winner:

  35. 107 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

  36. 108 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2016 at 6:41 am

  37. 109 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2016 at 6:50 am

    I hope Bernie Sanders takes Cornel West to help him win New Hampshire.

  38. 110 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2016 at 7:03 am

  39. 111 No Child Left Behind
    February 2, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Has anyone seen Jeb! and NJ Gov. Chris Bridgegate Christie? What about Gov. Kasich? Have they left town yet?

  40. 113 99ts
    February 2, 2016 at 7:08 am

    gm TOD – from what I can find (not so easy) it seems the turnout of democrats & republicans were very similar. Everyone is saying “record numbers” so if it’s on both sides is this a good sign for the democratic party?

    • 114 amk for obama
      February 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Both had about 180K. Not yuuge at all.

      2008 brought 240k dems, but then in 2008 people were really pissed off at dumbya regime, not the phony poutrage pissed off gingered up by bernie and donald dreck. There was nothing in real world to poutrage about, the job numbers are exceelnt, economy in a good shape and no fucking wars.

      rethugs had more turn-out this time around because most seemed to have come just to stop donald dreck. The late surge goppers went 30% to ted crud, 25% to aqua boy and only 14% to dreck. So, it was a spectacular backfire for the racist clown. But the pundtwit clowns all claimed a bigger turnout would only help the punk and they were wrong. Again.

      • 115 99ts
        February 2, 2016 at 8:07 am

        The media is saying its huuuge – but then I did read after I wrote the above that it was much less than the 2008 number.

        Got to ignore the pundits

  41. February 2, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Rubio was carrying on as if he was George Washington giving his first inaugural at the federal hall in NYC.
    Lol lmao


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