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No Red Flag?

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The Iowa caucuses were pretty much a dead-heat for the Democrats, with Hillary Clinton winning a number of precincts by the flip of a coin and barely edging out Sanders.

Leaving aside conspiratorial notions like trick coins, the Democratic results are most interesting in one obvious way: half of the Democratic activists in this Midwestern state proved themselves just fine with voting for a self-proclaimed “socialist”; the other half were apparently hunky-dory to cast their ballots for an ethically-challenged political insider most often described by voters in an ABC News survey with the word “liar.”

No red flags, Dems?

Though Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly keeps talking about Mrs. Clinton’s possible indictment, partisanship being what it is, how is that going to happen? Despite a rising swell of support for Sanders, Clinton’s juggernaut seems fated to roll over the land.

But really, which is more disappointing:

  1. Lack of revulsion or censure for Clinton’s haughty incompetence and disregard for the law? or
  2. Lack of incredulity at someone identifying his Big Gov redistributionism as “socialist”?

Monday wasn’t a red letter day, it was a red flag day.

On the Republican side, the establishment took a drubbing. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, son and brother of former presidents, received less than three percent of the Republican vote — even though, including SuperPACs, he has raised the most money. By far — his campaign shelled out $2,884 for each Iowa vote.

Moreover, Ted Cruz, the GOP establishment’s worst nightmare, won. Let’s hope his success overcoming attacks from the governor and the crony corn lobby will help others find the political courage to oppose ethanol subsidies and mandates.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.


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5 Comments

  1. 2WarAbnVet says:

    It’s understandable when you recall that the delegates, en masse, booed God at the 2012 Democrat convention.

  2. Carl Fisher says:

    Establishment nightmare …conservative dream.

  3. Kenneth H. Fleischer says:

    This event proves again that most persons are prone to be either followers (read: blind followers) or leaders, with the latter being primarily seekers of power over others. Actual independent thought tends to be rare.

  4. Pat says:

    What difference, at this point, does it make?
    Iowa has a terrible record at picking winners. Establishment favorite or not, Jeb never had a chance. Hillary has the nomination locked up, barring a miracle. The primary schedule being what it is, I have no choice but to sit back and wait. Others will decide the nominee. No matter how much I call in to C-SPAN or make my opinion known elsewhere, it just doesn’t matter.

  5. F. N. Scott says:

    I guess I don’t understand how a Caucus works.

    Almost 200,000 Republican votes? 1400 Democrat votes? I don’t think so.

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