Pay No Attention….

Friends have been writing me emails and sending texts wanting my "take" on the Iowa primary.  My first response is:  Trump won  by over 90 %.

As for the Democratic losers--the entire pack--they have to be thinking.  Who stands to gain?  Could the Cinton-Obama mercenary hacks who designed the system actually want some gay guy's b-tch to gain momentum?  I actually watched CNN and FOX for 90 minutes, and all I heard was "It couldn't be Biden, because look how bad his numbers are.

Right.  Let us just suppose that the numbers of the 62% reported votes are somewhere in the ballpark.  What do they mean?   Big loss for Biden, triumph for Mayor Pete.  Of course so far Bernie has won the popular vote and, let us imagine, probably won the most delegates.  Let me say, how does Wiley Coyote figure this out?  Yes, we withhold vote totals that might show a Sanders victory,  put the impossible Pete in first place, and cast doubt on the whole thing.

So, who won the Iowa Caucus?  The Clinton-Obama-Biden machine.

This is pure conjecture, but it makes sense.


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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

3 Responses

  1. Vince Cornell says:

    Are we sure Clinton isn’t running again? The plan might be to ensure Bernie is sabotaged again, keep the entire primary a gigantic mess with no clear front runner (I can’t imagine any other reason Bloomberg is running other than to add to chaos and muddle the field), and then Clinton swoops in during a brokered convention saying, “Here I am to save the day! I beat Trump once, I can do it again!” All of the Clinton books, talk show visits, documentaries, film festival visits, and speeches certainly seem like a non-campaign campaign to me.

  2. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Anything is possible of course, and in recent years one has heard of plots to make Bill Clinton President for Life, Barack Obama Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Hilary Clinton the candidate one more time. The fundamental and quite serious mistake–even if one of these bunches were to prove correct–is that conspiracy theories attribute vastly more importance to an individual chump or petty cabal than they deserve. Even then the most competent, Bill Clinton, was a weakling and a stooge for interests vastly more powerful than himself. The fact of their impotence is revealed, just as the significance of a writer’s or intellectual’s career is not grasped until he is no longer in a position to assist or injure anyone. The fault lie not with political stars like the Clintons but with ourselves that we have allowed power to be concentrated in the hands of wire-pullers, stock-jobbers, and bureaucrats.

  3. Irv Phillips says:

    Oh this is fun stuff! Yes, Dr. Fleming, I think Trump is, ultimately, the winner. The Democratic Party is a work of genius, is it not? Owing to the present and future demographics of this country (a result of the wickedness and stupidity of both parties, of course) the G.O.P. is a dead man walking. In four years? Eight years? Yes, that has been prophesied for years now, it’s true. But those clever folks who are baying “boys who cried wolf” must have stopped reading the story before the last line. So all the Evil Party has to do is, well, avoid making only the most brazenly idiotic choices. Instead, because of the acceleration of their leftward tack, they can’t help themselves. A Brooklyn-born Vermont Senator communist for president? Hmm… I like that thinking!

    As for the technical snafus, I have heard that the software used to tally the votes had some coding errors. Apparently the company which created the application is a left-wing outfit, so this is how I read it: the programming community is overwhelmingly staffed by white (and Asian, but you know that doesn’t count, silly!) men. Now, if you are a progressive employer that Just Won’t Stand. So, you go out and find women and POC’s to code. Anyone can do it, right? I mean even if they can’t, they … can and only a racist would think otherwise!

    Really good stuff.