The Watering Hole, Tuesday February 2, 2016 Groundhog Day Special – The Iowa Caucus

From the Washington Post as of 8:30 PM PST on2/1/16.

“DES MOINES — Supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a hard-fought upset win over businessman Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucuses Monday night, making good on his bet that a methodical campaign organization would eclipse the New Yorker’s media dominance in the first test of GOP voters.

Live results: Track the Democratic caucus vote

Live results: Track the Republican caucus vote

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Cruz (Tex.) was besting Trump by more than 5,100 votes, with fellow senator Marco Rubio of Florida a close third. Cruz appeared to capitalize on deep support from religious and social conservatives and showed that old-fashioned retail politicking could overcome Trump’s massive political rallies in the Hawkeye state.

On the Democratic side, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were virtually deadlocked with 91 percent of the precincts reporting, as months of heated rhetoric and fierce jockeying in the 2016 race for the White House was finally put to the test on both sides.

What it looks like on the ground in Iowa for the caucuses

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley had negligible support and was expected to suspend his campaign Monday night, according to a person close to his campaign.”

The Washington Post

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20 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Tuesday February 2, 2016 Groundhog Day Special – The Iowa Caucus

  1. Martin O’Malley is calling it quits. Mike Huckabee is calling it quits. They will not be missed.

    Hillary’s delegate lead was decided by COIN FLIPS! She won 6 out of 7 due to ties. I suppose awarding half delegates is out of the question.

    We can only wonder how many people would have voted had the Iowa primary been a normal election, available all day to vote instead of having to show up in the evening, when they had to work.

    • What… a…. fookin…. circus – what a ridiculous way to pick a leader. A group of people smaller than a decent size town have the country in thrall (actually the fookin idiots in the media who don’t get paid unless they hype it all up)

    • Do I get that right – Hilary won 6 of 7 *coin tosses*?

      Wow that’s almost as ‘lucky’ as she was in the late 80s/90s ‘trading’ pork bellies…….

    • Another shocking government conspiracy – paging #vanillaisis – oh wait, they are either in jail or surrounded by g-men

  2. Methinketh Hillary’s in a pickle. Bernei’s got New Hampshire coming up. Big Mo now swings his way.

  3. Only thing that comes out of Iowa for the GOP is we can clearly see which is the most Christo-fascist of the GOP field …. and it’s Ted “Smell-my-fart” Cruz, who apparently has been told by the Holy Ghost to run and yelled “Allahu Akhbar Glory to God” when he was told he had won in Iowa.

    OK now we know who the Dominionist whack-job is …..

    • This is now clearly the purpose of the Iowa Caucuses –

      Exhibit A – Mike “Cat Scratch Fever” Huckabee (2008)
      Exhibit B – Rick Sanitation (2012)

  4. ICYMI. TyT dissects The Cruzer’s big lies about his health insurance. Funny. I have not seen any of the media members who covered his announcement call him a damned liar.

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