IOWA WINNER HOPES TO DUPLICATE MIDWEST SUCCESS IN THE SOUTH
So much for managing expectations …
After scoring a surprise victory in early-voting Iowa on the strength of grassroots organizing, Ted Cruz‘s presidential supporters say they are bringing a similar ground game “blitzkrieg” to early-voting South Carolina.
Specifically, Keep The Promise PAC – one of the organizations supporting Cruz’s candidacy – says it has knocked on more than 63,400 doors in South Carolina over the last month.
That’s a lot of doors …
In fact the organization’s aggressive ground game in the Palmetto State is reportedly about to become the subject of a feature story in The Wall Street Journal. Cruz captured 27.6 percent of the vote in this week’s Iowa Caucus – edging national GOP frontrunner Donald Trump (24.3 percent) and “Republican” establishment favorite Marco Rubio (23.1 percent).
Polls show Trump enjoying commanding leads in early-voting New Hampshire (which holds its primary on February 9) and South Carolina (which holds its primary on February 20), but Cruz backers believe their ground game gives them an edge that doesn’t show up in polling.
Iowa results would seem to lend credence to that theory, but a caucus is obviously a different animal from a primary – especially an open primary like South Carolina’s.
Where’s the birth certificate?
It’s in English and French
I wish the primary would hurry up and get here, I’m already tired of the calls, ads and billboards. Remember Republicans vote on the 20th and Democrats and Socialists vote on the 21st…
We need more primaries, against our GOPe RINO reps & senators, state & federal. IMHO.
What’s the matter? Don’t have a party that represents you anymore?
See that’s the problem people think they need a party to represent them.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. ~ Thomas Jefferson
That does appear to be the case.
Republican Date: Saturday, February 20
Democratic Date: Saturday, February 27
Read more at http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-presidential-primary-schedule-calendar/2016-south-carolina-primary/#FE6OWH67pbeLc02u.99
Since South Carolina has open primaries, the dilemma is deciding which primary in which to vote, and for whom to vote, and why.
Voting Bernie here!
voting for trump on the 21st and Hillary in the general
So you will be voting for Monica’s boyfriend’s wife in the general.
I was trying to be funny with the dates.
I’m tired of this shit myself (ot tired of it the first day actually…)
That being posted…….So the only people who care about this country are Republicans??
Since you are associating Democrats with Socialists, be consistent and associate John Birchers, Army of God,The Freemen, and other groups of that type with Republicans
“Republicans, Neo-conservatives, KKK, ,John Birchers, members of the Army of God and the Freemen vote on the 20th, Democrats, Socialists, Treehuggers, and Communists vote on the 21st. Independents>>>>stay the fuck away from the polls – no matter what day it is”………There, I fixed it for you
Spark be fair. The guy who tied in the Democrat primary is a proud socialist and is advocating raising taxes on the middle class. That tells me the percentage of socialists to the brand D party is pretty high. All those others in the other side are minuscule comparatively and frankly, both sides have their fair share of embarrassments.
Think about it, it might be a good time to switch over and vote for the Socialist. :)
I think I am being fair.
Not all Democrats are socialists and not all Republicans are Deklerk era South Africans…….Plus let’s not forget that approximately 30% of REGISTERED Republicans actually believe “Obammer” is a Muslim (or is it born in Africa – it’s one or the other)
I’m just getting a little tired of Democrats getting slammed by every fucking Republican that thinks the Republican party is the road to salvation and every other party is on the road to perdition
As I’ve posted many times, I’m an Independent (the fastest growing group of voting bloc). I’m not gonna vote for Sanders or Hillary no matter what. I’m just of the opinion that practical and pragmatic mindset is the answer not ANY political dogma.
I’ve personally encountered many more elitist know-it all “Republican” assholes than I ever have elitist liberal know-it all Democrat/Socialist assholes. Maybe it’s because all the elitist liberal/socialist assholes are in New York and Los Angeles and all the elitist Republican assholes are concentrated in the South and I’ve just encountered more of them because I presently live in the South
“…Maybe it’s because all the elitist liberal/socialist assholes are in New York and Los Angeles …”
No maybe, a simple statement of fact.
I have heard of sightings in the Charleston area.
Yeah, they tend to move around and can sometimes be hard to identify, right up until they open their mouth.
“Not all Democrats are socialists”
True, but at least in Iowa 50% are, OR don’t mind a socialist in the White House. Statistics and logic takes me there. Anyone who defends a politician strictly because of Party or Religion falls in that asshole category, IMO. I am intrigued by Trump because of his ego and pragmatic managerial skills. He would be a helluva experiment in leadership that is for sure.
Republicans and dominionists, Democrats and socialists
or more accurately perhaps
Republicans and falangists, Democrats and socialists.
Falangists? Not so much, most were Roman Catholic – hardly a right wing religion. I prefer to be thought of as a GenghisKahnist, my motto “…The Greatest Happiness is to scatter your enemy and drive him before you. To see his cities reduced to ashes. To see those who love him shrouded and in tears. And to gather to your bosom his wives and daughters…” He also opined that “..Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard…”
“to ride upon his horses”
(And Franco and Salazar were hardly left wing.)
When you get out to the fringes there’s very little difference between the left and right. The issues may seem different but the lunacy is all the same.
Considering one of the two candidates is an avowed, self-proclaimed socialist (and supporters are hitching themselves to that wagon), I’m not sure it’s that big of a deal to say Democrats AND socialists. What you decided to do would have been the equivalent of saying “Democrats, Marxists, code pinkers, enviro-nazis, and members of the army of Satan”. But don’t let that get in the way of showing how “independent” you are.
Wait, I didn’t associate anything, I just reported is (semi) accurately – Bernie Sanders is a socialist, here he says it himself: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Psp-r68mo8k
Woah there,,,,,,, are you saying that everyone who supports Sanders (I’m NOT one of them BTW…..) is supporting Socialism? From what I understand many are just as desperate for a change as Trumpsters are and many for the same reasons…Jobs going to shit, stagnant wages, etc…..Just the other day I read in a business periodical that 5 million jobs will be eliminated in the next few years due to increased automation. You and I both know that automation has been around as long as the Industrial Revolution and odds are it ain’t gonna slow down anytime soon (Automation is apolitical………….)
I don’t argue that Sanders exhibits Socialistic ways of doing things by using government as a tool for making changes but so does Trump and every candidate wants to manipulate government to one degree or another to their way of thinking how America should be.
I personally think both camps are eating up on populism offered by Sanders and Trump like it was theater popcorn. They’re just on either end of a hotdog and swiftly eating towards the middle……………..
As far as I’m concerned neither political party has the real solutions to the situation at hand.
Long and short: I’ve encountered many more know-it-all “my shit don’t stink” self-professed die-hard Republicans than I have “can’t we get along” sterotypical Democrats.
So your theory is that many of his supporters are not socialists but hate Hillary? Interesting, could account in the mix.
Nope, just saying that if you want to vote for the socialist, you have to do it on the 27th, err, uhm, the 21st…
The Colonel is a socialist. He’s spent his entire life working for the government and state.
No actually the Colonel is just a taker. He works for socialist organizations which he decries, but he won’t turn down the gubment check, gubment healthcare, and gubment retirement..
The Colonel is a warrior against socialism. From his government job to his job as a teacher getting paid by the state to his government pensions, The Colonel now has the time to rail against socialism on FitsNews all day long. Fight on, servant!
I hope I live long enough to collect my “government pension”.
We don’t care. We will fight, in the air, on the ground, in the seas. Where ever we can find them, we will fight.
Thanks for exposing that hypocritical gas bag!. He is so full of shit. I doubt seriously if that wanna be that never was ever wore the uniform. Pathetic jackass.
Socialists believe in gubamint control of the means of production. I was a reservists fit much of my adult life but have never believed in gubamint control of much of anything because quite frankly the gubamint sucks at it. If you want to accuse me of being a part time socialist because one of my career choices made me a soldier we’ll, feel free, you’re both stupid and wrong but I’ve defended your right to be both. As for my gubamint check, yes I do teach at the coop but that is hardly my only source of income, I can assure you that my multiple income streams are “full on capitalistic” – sadly, of late I haven’t done as well as I’d like but that’s how it goes.
— keep the faith
Back in Iowa it gets so bad that when pollsters call and they call often, the answer is never the same. It’s a sport in Iowa to screw with the pollsters.
You’re from Iowa? I’ve read that basically the “Family Farm/Farmers” are a thing of the past. Corporations like Con-Agra own the vast majority of everything and te new farmers are now “managers” that over see undocumented laborers doing all the work except the driving of high dollar equipment. Same with the packing houses. And that federal subsidies are voted to these corporations while Congress acts like they are doing it for Ma and Pa Kettle. The ethanol situation is scandalous.
I’ve read the same thing…
I have absolutely no idea why the fuck ethanol is still an additive (except for the subsidies as you post)
Oil is WAY too fucking cheap to be pouring ethanol into it and fucking up my 1983 Suzuki “motorsikle”…..
(disclaimer: I do buy 89 octane non-ethanol at a local BP station and use it in my “motorsikles”, chain saws, portable generator and push mower…)
I wish more stations offered it……if you’re on the road, more than often you can’t find it plus it’s at least 10-20 cents higher..
The closer you get to water the more opportunities to find the good stuff.
In Iowa mid-grade gas contains 10% ethanol, it has for at least 20 years. Guess what, the price of mid-grade is cheaper than regular because the state is subsidizing it.
Amaco “white gas” was the shit.
Cousin Judge (Ft. Payne, AL) uses non-ethanol gas in his tractor and other equipment, as do others he knows in that area. It’s about 20 cents higher but much better on equipment. He also uses it in his pickup truck when he doesn’t have to go too far and it’s available (which sometimes the dealers run out).
There are plenty of family farms left, they are decreasing though.
Don’t know about Con-Agra and illegals but the packing houses are full of them. The drug problem around packing houses is huge.
I said long before I left Iowa that ethanol is one of the biggest scams going. Not only does it take away from food production it also decreased MPG and is expensive to produce. One thing most people don’t think about is the environment impact producing ethanol causes.
I have a flex fuel pickup and used e85 once, the loss in MPG and engine efficiency isn’t worth the price per gallon savings.
Do you know how a farmer doubles his income, he puts up two mail boxes to get double the government checks.
y demócratas y socialistas votan el 21 …
You forgot something.
Democrats vote on the 27th…
You forgot racists, sexists, neo-fascists, neo-confederates, plutocrats, theocrates and people who hate gays are expected to vote with their fellow Republicans on February 20.
isn’t that a little redundant.
No, we’ve covered all the fringes already.
Trump,Cruz and Rubio will be President and that is ok with me.Obama destroyed the Dim Party.
How can they all be president? Even if elected, they’re all crappy choices. Hilary is the next POTUS!!!
pogo is getting tired.
Time for a rage nap.
Trump,Cruz and Rubio will be President — will they be as entertaining as Huey, Dewey, and Louie?
This state by state blitzkrieg that Cruz now seems to be pulling off at this point could be considered to be impressive.
Can he maintain and control and continue to fund this type campaign when we get deeper into the primary season? Also, what appeals to the electorate in one state or region may not carry over to other states and regions.
He pulled off something special in Iowa, but that was tailored for the electorate in Iowa. I think his appeal was more or less directed to the religious component of the electorate. And the vote was split between quite a number of aspirants. Can that strategy, not necessarily the religious theme, be transferred and maintained for the life of the primaries.
The primary will evolve, can he keep up?
Erneba – you go upstate much?
I believe he’s positioned well. Ground game comes down to volunteers and cash—both of which Cruz has aplenty. He’ll have to fight the Media, the Establishment, the Lobbyists, and Expectations along the way—but as he showed in Texas where he was considerably outspent, and largely dismissed, underestimating his campaign prowess is ill-advised because he’s proven to be a candidate who’s always on message, and full of stamina.
Astroturf is the new grassroots.
Simple numbers. If Cruz suddenly is getting the evangelicals in this state moving, there are far more upstate. (Remember Trump getting booed by evangelicals last month here in SC) Upstate, sadly, remains the largest population center and where the largest number of God Squads are. So if Cruz mobilizes the Jesus Brigades in the Upstate, he’ll be able to wedge in between Rubio’s low country RINOS and Trump’s old white ranting nuts in the sticks. Gonna get interesting. Expect it to get real dirty, just the way SC likes it.
“Trump’s old white ranting nuts in the sticks.”
Really? Considering he isn’t a “religious” guy, Trump did pretty well. Has anyone seen the $$$ per vote stats yet? I would be highly interested, that kind of tells you all need to know.
He’s probably at a $1.56 unit cost.
The rest of the candidates didn’t have the continuous media coverage that Donald did either. Now some of them, like Jeb, made some piss poor decisions when it came to spending.
— that’s a lot of rooting around through heaps of turnips
The main reason I hate the political season is that every idiot with a keyboard becomes a political expert. A loud mouthed, opinionated expert on top of that.
Face it, you nitwits don’t have a clue what will happen. You are just talking trash out of your ass. So give it a rest. Go bore somebody else.
That is all.
So who put a gun to your head & forced you to go to a political blog? Sports, knitting, stamp collecting, the internet’s a pretty big place with God only knows how many topics available.
“Go bore somebody else.”…talk about talking trash. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass when you exit.
Tim isn’t uninformed, so he has nothing to say.
Don’t be like Tim.
Wonder how many will be voting for Monica’s boyfriend’s wife.
Ever see the sexting partner of the former Congressman known as Wiener? She could be a twin. Back in the day they used to call that a “dumpy” figure.
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Go for it, you’ve earned the right and not just by birth like a lot of em.
You know, I am mis- understood. Seeing your brothers in arms die for a political statement changed my life forever. Arms, legs, heads, and just raw human meat all over the place, and you realize, it was politics. I made a promise to try and never let that happen again. That is why I vote democrat. If this country wants to own the world, I’m in. We have to kill everyone we see as the SS would. Or peace and negotiation, live with what we got. One or the other is fine. It is not a lightbulb switch that is turned off and on. Get it?
I respect your service, I also respect your opinion. War always has been and always will be political.
Now as I said before…Go for it, you’ve earned the right.
No my friend,
With all the changes going on in the Military (women in combat) he believes all able bodied Americans should be required to register for the draft.
Interesting comments: I just finished watching “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” with Burt Lancaster and Charles Durning …..
Dr. Strangelove , with Slim Pickens. Best it is. I can see Donald in Slims position at the end!!!
—- many classic characters and scenes in that film
Did Jeb sell them his exclamation marks?
Anyone listening to Donald promote his self-funding. Yeah, buddy 99.9% of us don’t have a billion on hand to spend.
If he wins its is assured another Clinton in the Whitehouse, go job putting this idiot as the front runner.
I for the life of me can’t tell who in the GOP lineup would have the best shot nationally . . . in the ultimate election.
I’ll vote for almost any Republican except Cruz and Rubio. I’m just not going to vote to let a spic run this country. If the GOP goes that route I’ll stay home. My family fought to take almost half this Country from those Spanish bastards and I’m not just going to hand it back.
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Cruz says all the right things, but a Dominionist with access to the launch codes is somewhat um…..scary.