Trump Republicans have all the enthusiasm
Ho and Hum are leading Iowa caucuses
Give her some slack. Nancy Pelosi has had a very tough week. Her impeachment gambit fizzled like an Independence Day sparkler left in the rain. Instead, Donald Trump is enjoying is best poll numbers of his Presidency.
- Democrats struggle to find rain clouds in an economy that is all sunshine and lollipops.
- TV talking heads are using terms like “train wreck” and “dumpster fire” to describe the Iowa’s Democrat(ic) caucuses. And Democrats want to run nationalized health care?
- An outright socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and championed Fidel Castro leads their presidential hopefuls.
- The hated Donald Trump had just delivered a State of the Union address that registered an 11 on the Wow factor. The President underscored how radical Democrats are on abortion uber alles, prayer in school, failing government-monopoly schools that trap poor black kids, sanctuary for illegal and often dangerous immigrants.
No wonder the Speaker succumbed to her inner child, throwing a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year-old in the candy aisle by ostentatiously ripping up the paper copy of his speech.
House Republicans are filing ethics charges against the Mad Ripper for destroying an official government document (which it is). No one, it appears, is above the law.
Another Hillary snoozer
As Democrats continue to count votes from the Iowa Democrat(ic) caucuses Monday (02-03-2020) word is that Al Gore is picking up chads and chads of votes. Partisan Democrats like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, John Kerry, ragin’ cajun James Carville, and the Hildabeast Herself are pressing the eject button. Is their best hope a multi-billionaire who bans Kwikie-Mart sodas?
Once the front-runner, Joe Biden’s candidacy is forever tainted by his son’s ties to corrupt Burisma while sitting as vice president, nominally fighting corruption in Ukraine. His candidacy’s raison d’être was his supposed electability. No more, thanks to his poor fourth-placing showing in Iowa (we think). Biden is now bad-mouthing the two front-runners coming out of Iowa: Sanders and Mayor Pete. (I’m too lazy to look up the spelling of his last name.) Trust Democrats to eat their own.
Face it, Trump won the Iowa caucuses. Statewide, Monday 170,000 Democrats turned out, well below the 240,000 who jammed the caucuses in 2008 when Barack Obama excited the base. Even with no real challengers, turnout in the Republican caucuses set a record for an incumbent Presidential year.
In other words: “Democrats were counting on Barack Obama-levels of enthusiasm. They got Hillary Clinton numbers, instead,” Politico observes. … “It’s an enthusiasm gap.”
⇒ Betting aggregator Oddschecker.com put Trump’s chances of re-election at 59.9%; 16.7% for Sanders
GOP could retake the House
A caucus goer in heavily Democrat(ic) Iowa City warned that it’s a “real wakeup call for Democrats, coming out of Iowa: We can’t put our heads in the sand and ignore the middling turnout, in a time of bonafide historic upheaval.”
Yes, Susan Collins may be vulnerable in Maine. So is Doug Collins in Alabama. So are 30 House Democrats seeking re-election in districts Trump won four years ago. One of them has already switched parties. Trump today predicted Kevin McCarthy will be the next House speaker.
Democrats: Free college grievance studies majors.
Republicans: More carpenters, welders, and electricians.
Democrats are competing as to who can conjure the most absurd ideas. Does anyone think America (outside of places like San Francisco, Manhattan, and Madison WI) will vote to pay reparations? Their platforms are comedy gold. “Green New Deal promises energy-efficient gulags in every neighborhood,” the Babylon Bee parodies.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Nancy Pelosi can shred Trump’s state of the union address into confetti but 43% of Democrats and 72% of Independents liked Trumps SOTU speech, just the same, according to a CBS/YouGov poll. The Deplorables!