Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Iowa caucuses tonight, defeating second-place finisher Donald Trump by a narrow margin of 4 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio finished in third with 23 percent of the vote, with Ben Carson and Rand Paul in a distant fourth and fifth.

Gov. Mike Huckabee has tweeted that he is dropping out of the race.

But back to Cruz.

  • Sean

    “Making second place better.” – © Trump

    • schveiguy

      “First is the worst. Second is the best…”

      Fits right in with his level of intellect.

      • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

        I swear on my dead parrots grave…I AM ONE THE ONE WHO MADE UP THAT SAYING …

        “First is the worst, second is the best…and third is the nerd who ate the bird turd”..

        I really did, I made it up in elementary school…and NOBODY BELIEVES ME to this day!

        My pain is real.

        • schveiguy

          How nerdy of you. Oh wait…

          In all seriousness, it was “Third is the one with the hairy chest” where I grew up. I have no idea what that even means, or why it’s undesirable.

          • Fingolfin

            I grew up with that and “third is the one with the treasure chest”.

          • TexSizzle

            She doesn’t want a hairy chest?

    • Karl H

      Competitor’s know there is no second place only the first loser. Ask Mitt Romney about second place

  • jhawk90

    Trump LOSES! Go ahead – spin that Don.

    And a D with 150+ FBI investigators on her ass leads a declared Socialist by 1%.

    What a country!

    • http://www.paulengemann.com/ Paul Engemann

      Yes. President Santorum and President Huckabee were also very excited when they won Iowa.

      • schveiguy

        I think Trump tears might taste even better than liberal tears. Well, they are kind of a form of liberal tears, I guess.

        • SupplyGuy

          Lets be honest. They are 100% liberal tears.

      • TexasAstronomy

        …or like George W. Bush was when he won Iowa in 2000 and 2004.

      • Guan_yu

        Oh how adorable….and….delicious.

      • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

        If you don’t see a difference between those two and Ted Cruz, I don’t know what to tell you.

      • Eva_Galley

        Sour grapes don’t make the best snack.

      • Bill

        Romney was declared the Iowa winner in 2008, until 3 weeks later and they corrected it and gave Santorum the victory. Hard to gain momentum if you aren’t declared the winner until 3 weeks later. Obama won Iowa in ’08 and the rest is history.

      • idalily

        Your sour grapes are so delicious. Did you marinate them in your tears first?

        • http://www.paulengemann.com/ Paul Engemann

          No sour grapes. If Cruz is the nominee, I’ll vote for him. I just think crowing about a “victory” in Iowa (which hasn’t been much of a bellwether lately) is highly premature.

  • TooFarGone1 ✓NeverTrump

    Fingers crossed that Trump’s meltdown is glorious.

    • jhawk90

      “We never win anymore!” – lol no, YOU don’t…

    • badazoth

      ppl of Iowa are stupid mean and maniacs also they are fired and they are ugly and fat
      sarc

      • Adam Wood

        LOL!

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        And losers. Don’t forget losers. 😉

        • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

          And also “cucks”. Whatever those are.

        • MoxieLouise1

          Yes

        • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

          Iowans are “so sick of winning”.

  • overboosted ✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    Cruz wins Iowa caucuses even though he was openly against ethanol subsidies.

    Trump loses Iowa caucuses even though he said he wanted to increase ethanol mandates.

    Hmmmmmmm………

    .

    • badazoth

      this is the most impressive thing he didnt pander and still won

    • aztectrumpet

      Maybe the elections aren’t all about ethanol.

      • overboosted ✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

        Well, the establishment thinks that all Iowans think about is their ethanol subsidies. Cruz proved them wrong. If you are a conservative, you believe that the government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers through subsidies – even if that means losing a subsidy that benefits your state. Everyone is better off when the government keeps their corrupt, dirty mitts out of the free market.

        The establishment also thinks that hispanics won’t vote for a guy who is against illegal immigration. I think they are wrong again. Nobody, hispanic, or whatever, should be for illegal immigration. If they are, then they are just proving themselves to be selfish because there is something they personally gain.

    • thetreyman

      this seems to be lost on the media. according to them in the past, this wasn’t possible.

      • overboosted ✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

        And the “voting violation” mailer was to have sunk him also.

  • R.C.

    Trump – The Winner – got beat by a Cubanadian!
    LOL

  • Karla1953

    Uh Oh Donald on stage now…………….wonder if he will regret spending so much on hats LMAO

    • R.C.

      Is he blaming it on stupid Iowans, like his supporter over at Breitbart?
      Or is it rigged?
      LOL
      Chump, go home buddy!

      • Karla1953

        No he is making it short and sweet……………..but maybe skipping that debate not such a good idea LOL

        • R.C.

          The ‘rubes’ in flyover country arent quite as stupid as he thought!

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        The Breitbart whackadoodles are gonna burst a collective aneurysm. They’re all whining about the establishment and screeching unintelligible nonsense. It’s awesome!!!

        • R.C.

          indeed it is! lol.
          The sweet nectar of Trump excuses!

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          The really fun part is dropping by there to gloat.

          • R.C.

            Guilty.

          • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

          • Karl H

            +10 for a Blackadder reference.

        • kennyraisin

          Have to agree their headliners are like fingernails on a chalkboard.

        • Karla1953

          I would not go near all those exploding heads………………..or as someone said on another thread earlier Booya

        • HiltonHead_Dude

          Oh for fuck sake….when it comes to Trump supporters, the blame is always the “establishment.” It wasn’t establishment that did this to Trump, it was Trump and his arrogance.

        • Philly Cheesesteak

          From what I can see, most of the staff there are pretending they’ve supported Cruz all along. Haven’t looked at the comments though

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Gee, now THERE’S a shocker: the staff writers pretending they were pro-Cruz all along. Morons. I can’t take anything over there seriously. The comments section is scary and hysterical at the same time, though.

          • Philly Cheesesteak

            You might appreciate http://www.trumpbart.com

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Oh, that’s HYSTERICAL!!! (bookmarks the page)

    • jhawk90

      “I think I’ll buy a farm here” – whatever man, you’re never going back there, ever.

      • Karla1953

        Yeah with some corn LMAO again then again I am kind of friggin giddy right now

        • badazoth

          but as ted says no subsides for you

          • Karla1953

            Well since I need none I am good with that

      • Arttie the Deplorable

        It just became “fly over country” for Trump Air.

      • TexSizzle

        I think (hope?) his campaign bought the farm there.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I hear he’s touting his poll numbers elsewhere… ’cause that worked out so well in Iowa.

      • R.C.

        He never touts the one that has him at 60% unlikable, for some reason.

      • thetreyman

        why pay for polls when the media will do them for free – Donald Trump

  • Jonas Blane ll

    Is Cruz happy that Sarah Palin didn’t endorse him?
    YOU BETCHA.

    • thetreyman

      still there are those that believe Palin helped Trump not come in third. amazing.

      • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

        Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    • thetreyman
      • Darth Venomous✓unmedicated

        Sorta like with McRINO in ’08, huh…? 🙂

  • Karla1953

    Only 3,890 votes separated Trump & Rubio from 2nd & 3rd……………………….j/s

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Well, that settles it then. Trump brought in a bunch of new voters to barely beat the guy who was polling at 10% a week ago. I kid, but Breitbart writers will be proclaiming that as Trump’s “victory” any minute now.

      • Karla1953

        I just did not see that coming at all though…………………..oh I am sure that heads are exploding at Breibart but Andrew is no longer turning over 🙂

        • tops116 ✓Quipper

          “Andrew is no longer turning over”

          Now, he’s just pointing and laughing at Nolte and the other shills.

          • Karla1953

            Yea because whenever anyone moans about Fox they seem to mention Breitbart(like they are a pillar somehow) which gives me pause as anyone who followed there since inception knows that Andrew thought little of Trump LOL

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    • KHSoldier(Ret)&Writer

      Points for FARSCAPE reference!!

  • Adam Wood

    Poor Pandabritches….

  • R.C.

    No ethanol for you!- Trump, probably

  • kennyraisin

    Kept hearing about Cruz’s ground game. I think it was there. Ohh, 90% in for dems and H & B are in dead heat

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      I’ll check it in the morning. It’s past my bedtime. 🙂

      • kennyraisin

        Sleep tight

        • TexSizzle

          “I heard little children were supposed to sleep tight. That’s why I got into the vodka one night.”

      • Michelle ✓classified

        #PartyPooper

    • Karla1953

      That has been my mantra here repeatedly that he had a good ground game………but so did Carson who came in 4th………………it was Rubio though that IMO was the real WTF j/s

      • R.C.

        Rubio had the big Fox and online media push after that last debate. My opinion.

        • Karla1953

          Nah he seriously upped his ground presence there and has to now wonder if he had done it earlier as he pretty much ignored them until recently IMO from past years that is *shrugs* Cruz had the ground game as I have said repeatedly Rubio not so much

        • Giuseppe Franco

          Even if that’s true, so what?

          FNC has been nonstop Trump for 7 months and he lost to Cruz by 5% and only beat Rubio by 1%.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            The fun part is going to be watching Trump fans in the media try to rationalize what happened tonight. I’d bet that says Bolling cries during “The Five” tomorrow.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            Bolling is such a tool.

            I know I shouldn’t care about anyone’s politics but I’ve lost respect for a lot of so-called conservatives on FNC and especially talk radio that have been in the tank for Trump since he announced.

            The Trump inevitability factor is now up in smoke so I’m hoping the rest of the pretenders drop out ASAP so the party can make it a 3-man race and repudiate Trump once and for all.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            The problem I had with Bolling and others who shilled for Trump wasn’t that they supported him, but that they had spent years lecturing everyone about what a true conservative is. Trump comes along, and they ignore his many problems because he said a few things they wanted to hear. It was pathetic and offensive.

            The Trump supporters claimed that Trump would expose the frauds on the Right. In a way, he did.

          • bil_g

            They’re probably still pissed at the whole NY thing.

            Funny how that happened with exposing the frauds.

          • idalily

            Exactly!

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I pity the poor staffer who says to Trump, “Maybe you should’ve gone to that last debate.”

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Hey, check out this tweet I saw:
    https://twitter.com/NumbersMuncher/status/694367986514206720

    Damn, I was really hoping he’d have a public meltdown.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      He will and just in time for New Hampshire next week, and he’ll offend more people and lose more voters.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        I can’t wait for his next debate performance. 😉

        • nc ✓s & balances

          If he shows.

  • Guan_yu

    This morning – The Iowa Caucus will demonstrate the inevitability of a Trump presidency!

    This evening – The Iowa Caucus means nothing!

    • Turambar

      Love the Guan Yu shout out. Just sayin’.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    Would love for Megyn Kelly to ask Trump if he stands by his quote, “I hate losers.”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Ya just know Trump HQ is getting prank calls from people saying, “Megyn Kelly would like a statement from Mr. Trump.”

      • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

        I think the best part is, she doesn’t even need to say anything to get under his skin; he’ll do that all by himself.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Hey, guys, check out this tweet that’s starting to be re-tweeted now:
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/479004002919919616

    • jhawk90

      that’s glorious…no, YUUUGE!!!

    • vetgal1970

      OMG

    • idalily

      Isn’t that what’s known as being hoisted by one’s own petard?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Boy, it seems just like yesterday that Trump supporters said the Donald was going to bring in all sorts of new voters, have massive crossover appeal, and dominate in Iowa. Oh, wait, it was today.

    I’m gonna laugh for a week over this.

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    “Oh God this makes me happy!”

  • bil_g

    Chris Wallace is hating his job right now, I bet.

    It’s almost as fun as Gilmore getting beat by Sweet Meteor O’ Death.

  • vetgal1970

    Meanwhile the Dem caucus is about to explode. This could be a twofer night

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      So, to recap:

      Cruz crushed Trump
      Rubio crushed Jeb
      The Dem caucus is about to explode

      That’s what I call a great night.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        The fact that Rubio chased down Trump so hard was the second best outcome of the night.

        Do I need to say that the Cruz win was the best?

  • Karla1953

    I am guessing that one could say this is YUGE…………………………..

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Winner!

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Flashback: Dec 2013

    Uh. BwhahaHAHAHAhahahaha

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/417760911177162752

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Good one, Michelle!

    • aztectrumpet

      How many times as he tweeted that? Tops posted his tweet from 2014 that was the exact same.

    • idalily

      Thread winner!

  • wrestlefan01

    liar up on bernie by 0.8 better do a recount with the clintons involved some of bernies votes could be missing

  • Alexxthegreat

    I can’t help but mark the difference in the speeches of Trump and Rubio….
    Rubio gave his positive message of how he feels about this nation and its’ people..what his hopes are for making her better..
    Trump….still thin on substance except where he can talk about himself….

    Big stark difference….
    Waiting on Cruz to speak….

  • Adam Wood

    Interesting stat: tonight, Ted Cruz got the most votes EVER for a GOP candidate in the Iowa Caucus.

    • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

      Yep. The monster turn out was all for Ted. Gotta love it. Thank you, Iowa!

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Remember: the experts repeatedly insisted that a higher turnout assured a Trump victory.

        • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

          Exactly. It looks like it was actually a split for Cruz and Rubio.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            And this was in a fractured field. Huckabee’s already out. More are likely to follow after NH. Trump’s going to do worse as the field shrinks.

          • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

            Santorum said he’s out if he didn’t finish top 5. Rand Paul might drop out. I wouldn’t be shocked if Carson says forget it and goes back to his book tour.

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Paul might stick it out through NH, but he’s got a cash flow problem and a Senate re-election bid to worry about.

          • vetgal1970

            I bet Santorum drops in the next few days too

    • Karla1953

      Because in the end it is really all about the ground game in Iowa not speeches or online instructions how to caucus………or looking at a 757…………it is about showing up.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        “B-b-b-but… Twitter follows and re-tweets!”
        –Trump supporters

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      But Trump will proclaim in a LOSER tomorrow and it will be so. /s

  • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter
    • Adam Wood

      Indeed they are. I heard that silly bint on the radio tonight again pushing the idiotic birther meme.

      I’ve never been a big fan of Coulter, but now she just needs bitch-slapped.

    • wrestlefan01

      never cared for that vile witch

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      I used to think her writing was amusing but she and Palin lost all conservative credibility with me because they support a liberal. Ditto for Hannity.

    • aztectrumpet

      yep.

      https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/694386488713297921

      Rubio would beat Trump head-to-head though.

      • schveiguy

        What does 2nd place get you? *sips glass of trump tears*

        BTW, delegates for cruz = 8, delegates for rubio = 7, delegates for trump = 7

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    Prediction: Trump and his legion of remoras are going to push the Cruz birtherism even harder now that he’s kicked their asses.

    • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

      100% chance he sues Cruz.

      • Adam Wood

        And that will truly be a hoot, as he gets smacked down by every court because he doesn’t have standing.

    • TexasAstronomy

      Let em, Just shows they aren’t aware George Romney (Mitt’s dad) was cleared to run in 1964.. He was born in Mexico to parents who were U.S. Citizens doing missionary work for the Mormons.

  • MoxieLouise1

    I love my neighbor, Iowa.

  • thebigguy128

    Has anybody been over to Breitbart to see if they’re just clutching their collective pearls, or have they all retired to the fainting couch?

    • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

      You know they’re going Full Birther right now.

    • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

      https://twitter.com/NolteNC/status/694375050703671296

      Do you think we were all memory wiped and you weren’t a Trump bootlicker?

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Nolte’s gonna be in overdrive deleting all his Trump tweets.

        • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

          Yeah, at least Coulter is still all-in for Trump. That’s a little respectful. Nolte is pretending like he was pro-Cruz all of this time.

      • vetgal1970

        I read that as him implying Cruz is one and done

    • Steve in Katy

      Or Ann Coulter for that matter.

    • thebigguy128

      I just went to Breitbart…the commenters are blaming Microsoft! Seriously. They are a deranged group of folks. One of them had the audacity to criticize Ted for thanking his mother!

      • idalily

        WTF? Seriously?

  • Lafango

    A losing Trump is still a valuable candidate.

    He is very effective in energizing people AND
    a great attack dog.
    He can go where no RINO would dare.
    At the same time it will allow Cruz to keep his cool and maintain his presidential demeanor!

    If a losing Trump do that much, he will earn great respect from many Americans.

    • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

      Yeah, it will be great when he sues over Cruz’s citizenship like a sore loser.

    • Giuseppe Franco

      Trump has burned every bridge he’s stepped on at this point.

      Neither Cruz nor Rubio will have Trump anywhere near their campaigns once the general election begins.

    • gekkobear

      Right, after calling out both Cruz and Rubio and saying neither are Constitutionally qualified to BE President; he’d be a good attack dog.

      Oh, you’re confused? I meant an attack dog for Hillary or Bernie.
      You know the other center-left liberals who polled well today.

      I can’t see him declaring someone would violate the Constitutional and law to be President; then supporting them… can you?

      I mean “His word is his bond” isn’t it?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “A losing Trump is still a valuable candidate.”

      But only to Democrats.

      “He is very effective in energizing people”

      As evidenced by him coming in second after months of double digit leads and “I can bring in new voters” talk. How’d that work out again? Oh, right…

      “a great attack dog.”

      Tweeting from your safe space is not being an attack dog; it’s being a teenage girl.

      “He can go where no RINO would dare.”

      Trump is the ultimate RINO–a lifelong liberal who only became a Republican to run for the nomination.

      “At the same time it will allow Cruz to keep his cool and maintain his presidential demeanor!”

      Granted, compared to Trump, anyone looks presidential. But there is no way in Hell that Cruz (or Rubio for that matter) would want to share the stage with that jackass after all the crap he’s pulled in the last few weeks.

      • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

        Especially when he sues Cruz with the “Hey, I just wanna make sure the Democrats can’t use it!” Trump is a P.O.S. and should be excommunicated from the party.

  • are u freakin kidding me

    Cruz wins Iowa. Great, yay!

    NOW can we put Hillary in prison?

  • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

    I think this is it for Trump. He’s got nothing to talk about now and there’s going to be the rest of the field dropping out now or after NH that are going to get behind either Rubio or Cruz, because if you were going to support Trump you’d have done it by now, and nobody is going to endorse him.

    So pack up the circus tent and let the adults have their race, please.

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      I want you to be right, but I doubt you will. The Donald is a very petty, childish person, and he’ll probably stick around and try to tear Cruz down with personal attacks and more birtherism.

      • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

        I don’t think he’ll drop out, but he won’t win anything when the field contracts down to a 3 man race. The supporters of those dropping out are either going to Cruz (Rand, Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee) or Rubio (Bush, Kasich, Christie). So if they’re close to him this pushes him to a third place finish every time.

    • Karla1953

      Sorry but it will not be that easy IMO

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      It’s the beginning of the end at least, but Trump won’t go down easily. He’s too stubborn and childish. His campaign’s gotta be smacked down with finality in NH and SC for this to be truly over.

    • vetgal1970

      He’s not going to go anywhere without flaming Cruz for beating him tonight. He holds grudges like no one I’ve seen before. Well, maybe one other guy

      • idalily

        Actually, I think the one he’ll tear into is Rubio. I don’t think Cruz can win NH (I hope I’m wrong), but Rubio can, and Trump will see him as a bigger threat and dismiss Cruz’s Iowa win as an outlier.

        • vetgal1970

          I’m inclined to agree with you about him going after Rubio, I think it shocked him how close Rubio got to him last night because he was focused on Cruz and his snit with FOX. I just don’t think he’s going to let it go with Cruz either, he’s spiteful. I guess Rubio will now get a taste of what Ted was dealing with in Iowa. Hopefully these guys get smart and team up to push back

          • idalily

            We can only hope.

  • RA_H

    Over 50,000 votes!!! Just imagine how many more votes he would have had if Jim Gilmore’s support would have gone to him…. at least 12 more votes!!

  • Guan_yu

    So the latest excuse is that there is a massive conspiracy lead by Microsoft that lost Trump the caucus?

    What’s next the Illuminati? Xenu? Of course there’s always the JOOOOOOOOOOS.

    • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

      So now Trump fans are Patriots fans blaming Microsoft malfunctions?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Given the Neo-Nazi trends in Trump’s re-tweets, I’m surprised his supporters haven’t already condemned the Jews.

    • vetgal1970

      😀 This guy says:

      ‘Voter fraud. With super record turnout and compared to the entrance polls Fox did themselves, it’s obvious voter fraud. That’s what happens when you have a weak ground game, the other candidates people count the votes.

      Trump was down 26-24% for Evangelicals. He was crushing everyone in first time voters. And yet, he loses. Voter fraud is the only logical conclusion.’

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        Or people just told the entrance pollers to blow it out their collective asses because it’s a SECRET.

  • Karla1953

    Ok I am thrilled but wrap up the speech………..it is enough you are now on overkill……………….JMO as always

  • nibblesyble

    Woot!

    • drphibes

      It’s a beautiful thing.

      • nibblesyble

        Hiya friend.

  • Desiree’ Sunshine

    You must keep in mind, Bill Gates is behind the GM mosquitoes that possibly caused that weird virus outbreak. I don’t know if you can really trust Microsoft. Those that count the votes, wins.
    https://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/red-alert-is-bill-gates-mosquito-mutant-spreading-disease-in-south-america/

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Oh, we’ve got our first Trump supporter whining about him getting spanked like the brat he is! Here, I have the perfect response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlTOfl9F2w

      • vetgal1970

        lol It was Microsoft because of mosquitos. Proof

        • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

          He could have won, but the sun was in his eyes!

          • vetgal1970

            That RINO Bob Dole’s endorsement did him in. I don’t doubt that he’ll be trashing Sarah before long

      • Desiree’ Sunshine

        No…I just wanted to share the mosquito story about Bill Gates…I am happy that my man Ted Won. He stole my heart at green eggs and ham! I like the Donald…He came in close…I don’t care for Rubio…his ears and constant smiling rubs me wrong and he’s the establishment pick. I was impressed that Dr. Carson came in the double digits. I like Ben. Three out of four ain’t bad.

        PS. You read me all wrong but thanks for the violin. 🙂

  • jhawk90

    Great win Ted, but for God’s sake wrap up the speech. Land the plane son.

    • Karla1953

      I said that 13 minutes ago further down………………….enough already LOL he is almost rambling

      • http://www.unpczone.com Chris Carter

        Maybe he’s hallucinating and thinks he’s at the Senate giving a filibuster.

        • Karla1953

          LOL

    • Giuseppe Franco

      No kidding. If he doesn’t stop talking, he’ll miss the NH primary.

      • Oysteria (I won)

        I don’t care who one roots for, that was funny.

  • Eva_Galley

    I think Breitbart just exploded. lol

    • Karla1953

      Just LOL

      • Eva_Galley

        The buttthurt over there must be staggering (goody!)

        • Karla1953

          Yeah but at least Andrew is not turning over anymore he could not abide Trump

          • Eva_Galley

            TRUTH.

    • idalily

      Almost makes me want to take a peek over there just for giggles.

  • vetgal1970

    I bet Obama appreciates grandma promising healthcare for every man woman and child like he didn’t do diddly. So much for his legacy lol

  • iconoclast33

    While I am happy about this victory for Cruz, I really don’t think Cruz can do as well in NH. That state just really seems to be RINO country. I expect Trump, Bush, and probably Rubio to finish as the top three there. I hope I am wrong but I will be looking ahead to S.Carolina and cross my fingers for a good Super Tuesday for Cruz.

    • Oysteria (I won)

      NH used to be a conservative stronghold in the middle of a sea of blue states. But so many Massholes have moved north into NH they’re changing the politics there.

      • idalily

        Leftists are like locusts. They ruin a place, then move to the next place, ruin it, move on to the next place…

  • Perdido

    This is a big win. Cruz didn’t pander to Cornholios. Big.

  • Bill

    Where’s my buddy, pandabucks? He must be in mourning that the “evil” Ted won comfortably tonight. You can throw out Iowa caucus polls, for the most part they are terrible. They just don’t do a good job of figuring out who’s going to vote, nor take into account the importance of the ground game. It looks like “old school” still works and Trump’s “breaking all the rules” might not have been the best strategy. Missing the debate was a huge tactical error on Trump’s part. It certainly didn’t earn him any votes and likely cost him a lot of votes. A lot of people made up their mind in the final couple days.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    Can Jeb go away now? he’s like the company you get on Thanksgiving that doesn’t know when he isn’t wanted anymore.

    • Stephen K

      Not when there’s still a few Right to Rise dollars left for Mike Murphy to plunder.

  • AMD_Afficionado

    If only Representative Steve King hadn’t lied about Carson dropping out to help get Cruz this victory 🙁

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SteveKingIA/status/694329606174683136

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      That was the MEDIA that said Dr. Carson was dropping out.

  • SupplyGuy

    And he did it w/ pandering to the corn farmers.
    Cruz control on.

    • LimpingHenry

      You mean “w/o” I assume.

      • SupplyGuy

        Damn. Yes I meant w/out.

  • Hi This Is My Username

    I kind of want to check Twitter, but I also kind of don’t. I don’t know how much more I can take from the crazies on there.

  • David

    Ted Cruz, hated by other politicians, but not by voters – interesting, eh?

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Record turnout with some claiming that it would result in a Trump win. The chumps were wrong.

  • Owl

    The amazing part is Cruz won Iowa by campaigning on phasing out ethanol subsidies. That’s the real news here…

    • LimpingHenry

      You are so right.

    • idalily

      I know, right? It almost gives me hope for this country.

  • https://twitter.com/rockinranger81 Ben Bollman

    Fox News apparently think Rubio won with the way they are acting.

  • The Dragon

    This is the first step on a long journey. 49 states to go. It can go any way, there is no way to tell. But I’m glad Cruz is off to a great start.

  • Alexxthegreat