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MA on Caucuses

Posted by goldielocks @ 16:47 on February 2, 2016  

Martin Armstrong  makes good points.
As to be expected, the Republicans are up to dirty tricks to try to prevent Trump from being the candidate. In the Iowa Caucus, reports are surfacing that volunteers are saying that their precincts were being combined into one large mob to push the vote to Cruz. Iowa was always a rigged game and generally only 1 in 6 people eligible to vote bother to show up. The political elite have typically tried to manipulate the election results showing that Joseph Stalin was not so off base by says voters never decide elections.
Reports are coming in stating that combining precincts neutralized the “caucus” process entirely. Rep. Steven King was in on it tweeting that Carson was out of the race which was bot true. Ben Carson is outraged.
long, hard, road ahead and they will do everything possible to rob the election from him in the primary. If they cannot rob the election from him, he will be assassinated.

The vote is in and Senator Ted Cruz has come out on top in the presidential caucuses in Iowa, beating Donald Trump. The Democratic vote resulted in a virtual dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Iowa, unfortunately, always votes religion before practical economics and it will ultimately be their own economic doom. Well, Christ did say, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” Well with Cruz or Hillary in office, Goldman Sachs will pull the strings so get ready to hand it all to Caesar, for he is coming after you to pay for his folly and corruption.

Cruz had to win Iowa, for he is the conservative lawmaker who served Chic Fil-A at his victory party back in 2012 because they are a religious-based company that is anti-liberal and closed on Sunday. He would have been doomed if he did not win Iowa. Cruz won with 27.7% of the vote compared to 24.3% for Trump, which was not overwhelming, while the establishment candidate Jeb Bush came in with 2.8%. You have to wonder if the 2.8% reflects those who drank too much or aliens living among us.

This religious focus will not play well outside the Bible Belt, for the majority believe in a separation of church and state or you end up with Iran or the ISIS model. It sort of makes a mockery of the right to freedom of religion. If the tables were turned and the majority became Muslim, would they have a right to impose laws on Christians? The Ottoman Empire was famous for forced conversions, as were the Spanish upon the natives of South America. Accept or die has never been the definition of “freedom.” One must accept another’s beliefs so they themselves can exercise their own. As they say, that’s God’s job. He will sort things out.

Iowa has never been a place that picks the winner. In fact, the ONLY president they have ever picked was George W. Bush and they have an uncanny ability to pick losers. So a Cruz victory means he should line his pockets to pay off Goldman Sachs since he is not likely to win nationally.

Here is Iowa’s track record (national candidate in bold):

1976 (January 19): Gerald Ford (45%) and Ronald Reagan (43%)
1980 (January 21): George H. W. Bush (32%), Ronald Reagan (30%), Howard Baker (15%), John Connally (9%), Phil Crane (7%), John B. Anderson (4%), and Bob Dole (2%)
1984 (February 20): Ronald Reagan(unopposed)
1988 (February 8): Bob Dole (37%), Pat Robertson (25%), George H. W. Bush(19%), Jack Kemp (11%), and Pete DuPont (7%)
1992 (February 10): George H. W. Bush(unopposed)
1996 (February 12): Bob Dole (26%), Pat Buchanan (23%), Lamar Alexander (18%), Steve Forbes (10%), Phil Gramm (9%), Alan Keyes (7%), Richard Lugar (4%), and Morry Taylor (1%)
2000 (January 24): George W. Bush(41%), Steve Forbes (31%), Alan Keyes (14%), Gary Bauer (9%), John McCain (5%), and Orrin Hatch (1%)
2004 (January 19): George W. Bush(unopposed)
2008 (January 3): Mike Huckabee (34%), Mitt Romney (25%), Fred Thompson (13%), John McCain (13%), Ron Paul (10%), Rudy Giuliani (4%), and Duncan Hunter (1%)
2012 (January 3): Rick Santorum (25%), Mitt Romney (25%), Ron Paul (21%), Newt Gingrich (13%), Rick Perry (10%), Michele Bachmann (5%), and Jon Huntsman (0.6%)
2016 (February 1): Ted Cruz (27.7%), Donald Trump (24.3%), Marco Rubio (23.1%), Ben Carson (9.3%), Rand Paul (4.5%), Jeb Bush (2.8%), Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, and Chris Christie each had 2% of the vote. Rick Santorum had 1%, and Jim Gilmore had 0%. After results were announced, Huckabee ended his campaign.


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