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Trump Wins Iowa – Twice!
Not only did President Donald Trump overwhelmingly win the Republican primary caucuses in Iowa on Feb. 3, but he also came out on top in the Democratic caucuses, thanks to the seeming incompetence of the organizers, which left the entire Democratic Party looking like fools. Tallying the results became so fraught with errors and omissions that no-one is yet certain which of the Democrat candidates really won.
Liberty Nation Editor-at-Large James Fite analyzed the circus in the following way:
Whether the issue is an actual app failure, that caucus staff can’t count, don’t understand how to use mobile apps, or simply failed to adequately communicate with each other, the caucus was a complete disaster.
Trump Wins State of the Union
Though the president’s State of the Union Address on Feb. 4 could hardly be described as a vicious, partisan rant, one could be forgiven for thinking it was just that, judging by Democrats’ response to it. In a jaw-dropping display of pique, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripped up her copy of the address even as the final words were coming out of Trump’s mouth. It was a pre-planned stunt, of course, which proves – once again – that Democrats have no intention of ever giving this president the benefit of the doubt. He is condemned in advance, no matter what he does or says.
Graham J. Noble, Liberty Nation’s chief political correspondent, made the following observation:
The enduring image of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address will be that of the House Speaker tearing up her copy of the president’s speech. The action epitomized the absolute refusal, on the part of the opposition party, to cooperate in any efforts to move the country forward.
Trump Wins Impeachment
For Democrats, things went from bad to worse on Feb. 5 as the president was acquitted by the Senate on both articles of impeachment. No-one seriously believed Trump would be convicted but some Democrats had, apparently, held out hopes that at least a handful of Republican senators would break ranks and register their disapproval of this most un-presidential commander in chief. That did not happen, though: only Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), one of last “never Trump” Republicans in Congress, voted to convict the president for abuse of power – but not for obstruction of Congress. Many observers say his acquittal rounded out Trump’s best week as president. That may be true – just as it likely was, for Democrats, the worst week since November 2016. For Liberty Nation, Graham Noble writes:
Trump will make the most of his acquittal, no doubt, as that is his way and – one might argue – he deserves the opportunity to do a little gloating, considering the many accusations he has faced since taking office. For the Democrats, it is now all about damage control – and perhaps more investigations.
Washington Whispers & Other Juicy Tidbits
- With Super Tuesday still to come, it may be slightly premature to call the Democratic primary race, just yet, but it certainly appears that Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are fading, while Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) battle it out for the top spot as “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg wait in the wings.
- Speaking of Bloomberg, the woke left may decide to cancel him after the re-emergence of a remark he made, in 2016, about “selling to [a generic, midwestern] town the concept that some man wearing a dress should be in a locker room with their daughter.”
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