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The Guardian’s usual competence at detail and knowledge

There were no surprises out of Iowa. Donald Trump had led the state’s polls by about 30 points and current tallies suggest that he’s won by about that much.

The voters who braved the bitter cold to officially kick off the Republican primary were

Iowa isn’t a primary, it’s a caucus.

Sigh.

15 thoughts on “The Guardian’s usual competence at detail and knowledge”

  1. Yeah, that 2020 presidential election “result” gets less plausible as time goes by.

    Remember they wanted American voters and the world to believe that a senile, ludicrously corrupt paedophile who never left his basement is the most popular US politician of all time.

    Nah, Brandon isn’t. It’s all gaslighting.

  2. I liked the way the usual suspects ramped up Nikki Haley as the ‘Trump-killer’ prior to the vote in Iowa, there were articles all over the BBC about her. She came third.

    Hah-hah!

  3. The Iowa caucus operated under “same day registration” meaning anyone including Democrats could participate.

    Were it not for the inclement weather there may have been a lot more votes for Haley in an attempt to muddy the waters and give a false impression of the scale of Trumps popularity. But it was cold.

  4. Steve

    Even in the Metro freesheet you get the formulation ‘largely unfounded claims of vote rigging’, as though people engaged in an enterprise to steal a government are simply going to admit that they were engaged in a conspiracy!

    Absolutely – a braindead zombie who can barely string a sentence together and whose party contains some of the most vicious individuals ever to walk the earth, many of whom are engaged in mass child abuse, pedophilia and other highly immoral and illegal activities won the largest amount of votes on record legitimately…

    I think the sheer scale of the enterprise, involving massive numbers of government employees across all federal agencies, the judiciary, sundry legislators and organized groups like Antifa and BLM in conjunction with The PR China, various cartels and other criminal organizations is so great that obviously if the truth ever were to come out the Democrats would probably be facing charges of insurrection at a bare minimum. That’s why I fear they will try the same again as it seems to have worked for them in the mid terms as well!

  5. Iowa isn’t a primary, it’s a caucus.

    Or as a BBC newsreader on the Jeremy Vine show yesterday would have it, a caucasus.

    Sigh…

    (I had a workman in, and he was listening to Vine. At least, that’s my story.)

  6. Vivek the swami packed his trunk
    and went to the Iowa caucus
    And there he saw a trumpety Trump
    addressing a crowd that was raucous
    Trump Trump Trump

    So Vivek the swami slipped his chain
    And trundled back to the jungle
    Muttering grumpily trumperly Trump
    His whole campaign was a bungle
    Trump Trump Trump

    And off he went to Hindustan
    And never was seen again

  7. VP – Yarp

    Video recordings of freshly discovered vote dumps that turned up at 4 am are “largely unfounded”, but claims that Vladimir Putin rigged the 2016 US presidential election somehow are still being pursued by the feds.

    Honk, honk!

    I think the sheer scale of the enterprise, involving massive numbers of government employees across all federal agencies, the judiciary, sundry legislators and organized groups like Antifa and BLM in conjunction with The PR China, various cartels and other criminal organizations is so great that obviously if the truth ever were to come out the Democrats would probably be facing charges of insurrection at a bare minimum. That’s why I fear they will try the same again as it seems to have worked for them in the mid terms as well!

    Well, this is the thing.

    The radical Left has always enjoyed institutional support. You can be a convicted left wing terrorist bomber in the USA and still be employed by Ivy League universities, and still be pals with Obama. If you do right wing violence, you’re going to die in prison.

    Righties like to flatter themselves with “what we’d do, if we weren’t so damn law abiding, grr” but for the most part this is gum flapping although individuals will of course snap from time to time.

    They have no institutional support, so it’s difficult enough for right wingers to organise within the boundaries of the law. As we saw when Americans tried to peacefully protest election irregularities.

    This, of course, leaves them at the mercy of the State’s violent proxies – Antifa, migrant crime gangs, the FBI, etc. – with no recourse to institutions who could protect them. So, yarp, I can see nothing to stop them from simply stealing future elections and imprisoning or removing from the ballot anybody who objects. With mentally ill leftie thugs on call to disrupt any right wing gatherings.

    Martin Scorcese made a film recently, Killers of the Flower Moon. It’s about what happened to a society of people (the Osage Indians) who were too naive and too discouraged to hold on to what was theirs in the face of Replacement Migration.

    I think white people in the West should familiarise themselves with that film.

  8. bloke in spain: “Trump victory poses ‘fundamental’ challenge to Europe, warns Blackrock chief”. Hey, I like him already, don’t oversell the guy.

  9. “ So Vivek the swami slipped his chain
    And trundled back to the jungle”,

    No chance he’ll be on Trump’s ticket as VP?

  10. Bloke in North Dorset

    No chance he’ll be on Trump’s ticket as VP?
    According to the latest Spectator Americano podcast he’s already announced his VP will be a woman and he already knows who it will be.

    But this is Trump.

  11. MSNBC and CNN refused to air former President Donald Trump’s Republican Iowa caucus victory speech Monday evening, while airing fellow candidates’ speeches.

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow announced on-air that Trump had just began giving his speech but that the network decided not to air it because it did not want to knowingly broadcast “untrue things.”

    CNN show host Jake Tapper cut away from Trump’s speech after he said, “We are going to seal at the border. Because, right now, we have an invasion. We have an invasion of millions and millions of people that are coming into our country. I can’t imagine why they think that’s a good thing.”

    Tapper interrupted, saying:

    Donald Trump declaring victory with a historically strong showing in the Iowa caucuses. If these numbers hold, the biggest victory for a non-incumbent president in the modern era for this contest. A relatively subdued speech as the things go so far. Although, here he is, right now, under my voice. You can hear him repeating his anti-immigrant rhetoric.

    Fifty silver clown noses on a field azure.

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