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Consistently WRONG

Why in the world does anyone pay any attention to the Iowa caucuses?

© Gary Varvel

Iowa is a small, overwhelmingly white, evangelical state, which forces it’s population of rural farmers and pig ropers to go out on an invariably freezing winter night, where they invariably pick losers. I mean, Rick Santorum? Mike Huckabee? Heck, they didn’t even pick Donald Trump in 2016, and decided that Ted Cruz (who everyone hates) would be their choice.

They don’t stop with the winner either. In this year’s caucus, they got the other choices wrong, with Ron DeSantis dropping out immediately after the caucus picked him for second place.

And that was just the Republicans. Remember, that we still don’t know who won the Iowa Democratic caucus from 4 years ago (but we do know that it wasn’t Joe Biden).

I console myself by pretending that this absolutely guarantees that Trump will go down in flames, becoming a punchline for a joke that isn’t even remotely funny.

© Ruben Bolling


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I hope the tradition continues and the picking of Dirty Diapers Don is another in a long line of loser picks. The country barely survived the last stint of this floating piece of excrement in the GOP punchbowl.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6:30 am | Permalink
  2. Ray wrote:

    Yep, those Hawkeyes really know how to pick ’em!

    Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 9:32 am | Permalink
  3. Greg wrote:

    How do we not know the results from the Iowa Democratic caucus from 4 years ago?? Why even go through the motion if they don’t provide the results?

    Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 2:11 pm | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    The problem was far too many inconsistencies in the results, including in the “official” results. Because of this, the Associated Press still refuses to call a winner. But it doesn’t matter anymore, because Biden went on to win the Democratic primaries, and then the election. See

    Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 12:14 pm | Permalink
  5. Greg wrote:

    Thanks IK, hadn’t heard that, will check that wiki. Not sure of the details there but seems like something that would only give ammunition to the election deniers. Of course, MAGAs don’t really seem to need facts in that arena.

    Keep up the good stuff!

    Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

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