Donald Trump ended his brief absence from Twitter this morning with a series of attacks on the media and — surprisingly — on voters for not giving him enough credit for self-funding the campaign. First up, the media isn’t being “fair” for not covering his “great” 2nd place finish:

Well, 2nd place doesn’t seem like such a great story when Trump was leading in every poll before the caucuses:

Screenshot 2016-02-02 at 12.06.10 PM

Trump went on to complain about voters, too:

That last tweet is a little bit confusing. What’s “not worth it”?

The whole running for president thing?

Or does he mean that he’s going to start raising more money?

Whatever he means, blaming the voters could pose a problem for the front-runner:

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  • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey
    • Johnny Sins

      DAMN! You freaking nailed him, bruh. What an awesome post!!

      • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

        He’s not hard to nail.Soft target.

        • Johnny Sins

          At least be funny or original if you’re roasting someone….just sayin.

    • JD Son✓MyWizIzTheShiz

      Cruz did the Full Grassley. Trump is shown doing the Full Blake Shelton.

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    When will he take his ball and go home? Just think, if he were to win, we would have President Stompy Foot Part 2.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Looks like you’ll have to wait for him to be finished off.

      Yet again.

      For the, what, 94th time so far?

      If he drops, he drops. If he stays, he stays. I’m not fussed either way.

      Besides, I’ve still got a stack of toupee jokes, so…

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        Heh heh heh…. Can’t wait for those!

      • RblDiver

        My favorite logo at the start of the season, “Trump 2016 – There will be hell toupee.”

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          I still love the photoshopped surfer “riding the curl” in one of the more windblown shots…

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Here’s Trump’s hair, in it’s natural setting before capture…
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93ef895ad84805b5409a79fa6f67451b9268c2d59eb2f9c7feb2fcc9a07135ea.jpg

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
          • Silence Dogood

            It almost looks like something out of Star Trek, maybe a tribble?

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Well, they breed fast, so I guess that comes in handy so his hair will always look fresh and bouncy…

          • Silence Dogood

            Alright Doc, you win the internet today with that one.. LOLOL I can’t stop laughing…

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            “Well, you could say that beating Trump in Iowa was no tribble at all.”
            –Ted Cruz

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            And since Trump has a SCOTTISH heritage, I’d say that the joke fits.

            Sort of…

          • Silence Dogood

            And seeing that Cruz broke records in IA, he’ll Boldly Go where no candidate has gone before….

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Uh, that would be, New Hampshire? Yeah, hate to burst your bubble, kiddo…

          • Silence Dogood

            Doc, I respect your opinion and your comments but I voted for Reagan and see much of him in Cruz. Gotta stick with a tried and true Conservative, one that does have a record with my values and moralities.

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Oh, I’m saying that New Hampshire is “where every man has gone before”, nothing more than that. I agree, I’m a Reagan voter too. I see a lot of good in Cruz, but I also see a lot in Trump. Saw a whole lot in Walker.

            If Cruz is your choice, cool! I’m not stopping you or objecting. I like him too. If Trump gets the Dump, and Cruz is the nominee, I’ll vote for him happily. Same if it’s Rubio or Fiorina. My point here is that I’m not tied down yet. Gives me a bit more flexibility, as well as fewer emotional ties so I can enjoy the political skewerings from all angles…

          • Silence Dogood

            Right on Doc! You’re spot on. While I prefer Cruz because of his record with the cartel, If trump or rubio is nominee, I’ll hold my nose and vote for them. I don’t want another liberal or socialist in that office. The infighting going on right now is brutal and I want no part of it. That’s why liberals win. Now matter how slimy their candidate is, they have solidarity behind them. We need to practice that. But the problem with that is as conservatives, we have morals and values that we won’t compromise. Peace to you my friend. Have a great day!

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I think the infighting – in MUCH SMALLER DOSES – can be a healthy thing, but let’s face it, the media loves to fan the flames. I like a bit of rough ‘n’ tumble, and I’m not all that fussed by the so-called “insults” that get bandied about by any of the candidates, but I do look at how they act, and react, and INTERact, which can be telling as well.

            I’m much more laid back about THIS stage of a campaign, but it’s because I treat them all as the early winnowing out stage anyway. For right now, I’m content to watch things unfold. It’s working differently than other elections, but that’s what makes this one so interesting…

          • Silence Dogood

            Yeah, in smaller doses it’s good but what’s going on in twitterverse right now is downright dirty. I was blocked by some guy and called a fake conservative because I won’t go in for Trump. I just can’t call him my first because of his past. A leopard rarely changes his spots and Teflon Don’s past is nothing but liberalism. I can’t get past that. Don’s only in this for Don. How he can make money or a deal. He’s addicted and this is his drug.

          • Perdido

            We should keep in mind (and doubly so, the candidates) Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment.

          • VanceJ

            Agree 100%

          • Stephanie Kienzle

            Agreed!

          • Stephanie Kienzle

            Thank you for saying exactly what I’ve been thinking. I have not officially “endorsed” any one candidate. I also like Cruz, Rubio and Trump, and would gladly vote for any one of them. I don’t think Carson or Fiorina are getting the support they deserve, but I’d vote for either one of them, too. I refuse to bash any of them (except for Jeb!, who should bow out gracefully before it gets worse), because as long as we don’t get stuck with either of the Democrats for even one more day, it’s all good.

          • Doc Farmer✓ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I’m sure Jeb? has his good points, but I’m not a big fan of his either. I agree he should bow out, but he’ll figure it out eventually. Still, as crappy as we might view him he would remain a FAR better alternative to the Hildebeest or Jurassic Bernie…

          • Stephanie Kienzle

            Very true. As a Floridian, though, I have to tell you that my very adult children still haven’t gotten over the FCAT. Thanks, Jeb!

          • johnstretton

            The ‘fur’ of the larva contains venomous spines that cause extremely painful reactions in human skin upon contact.

            Trump’s hair is poisonous?!

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I’d love for him to let someone reach out to touch his hair, only for them to pull back real fast and yell, “IT BIT ME!!!”

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            This is probably how he looks when he wakes up in the morning.

            https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV26TpuU4AAVzJH.png

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Ohhhhhh, SH!T, I am SO stealing that! It’s a HOOT!!!

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Have at it! You can thank my teen girls for that one. They found it on BuzzFeed and shared it with me. I’ll never watch Monsters Inc the same way again. 🙂

          • globalcrap

            Your right ,you can’t forget that O Bogus face.

          • globalcrap

            Awesume

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            😉

          • tverle

            Now I’m gonna get in trouble with the boss* because I should be working but now I’m just laughing!

            *It’s really okay because I’ve been married to him for 20+ years.

          • VanceJ

            LOL, good one. now that’s funny.

          • firesale

            SICK-O

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        “Besides, I’ve still got a stack of toupee jokes, so…”

        Point of order: if Trump drops out of the race, that doesn’t mean the toupee jokes have to stop. Somehow I doubt he’ll lead a private life if he stops campaigning.

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          True (and thanks for trying to cheer me up!) but we both know it won’t be the same.

          Ah, well, either way, I’ll be able to say it was fun while it lasted…

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Yeah but our stompy foot is better than their stompy foot. Because.
      -Trump supporters

      • R.C.

        Because. Shut up! Canadian!

        At least those are the responses I most often get

      • RblDiver

        Our stompy foot is yuge, and Mexico pays for it!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    “Me using my own money to convince you how wonderfully awesome I am is not worth it if you won’t recognize how wonderfully awesome I am ……….”

    I thought Donald said his campaign was all about making America great again……seems to me his campaign is really all about convincing you how great HE is…………… If this really was all about making America great again, then all of it should be worth it…………

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      You would think…

      • Fire and Adjust!

        Yes you would, wouldn’t you…………….

        56 men signed the Declaration of Independence, of which,
        – 5 were captured by the British as traitors and tortured to death
        – 12 had their homes ransacked and burned
        – 7 went bankrupt and died paupers
        – 2 lost their sons to the Revolutionary War
        – 2 others had their sons captured
        – 9 fought in and died as a result of the war

        But Donald is starting to think him funding his own campaign is not worth it……….

        • Conservative4Ever

          An excellent reply!

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          Like we needed another reason to think the guy’s a turd. Ugh.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “I thought Donald said his campaign was all about making America great again”

      Well, he said that when he thought he was gonna have a cakewalk.

  • bifski

    i wish these hacks would have hammered al-barry as hard….maybe we wouldn’t be in this mess

    • FranklinWasRight

      Exactly, but the Republicans hate their base, not the Dems.

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Damn, they’re not TOO desperate for him to blow a gasket and have a tantrum, ARE they?

    Desperate little fucks…

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    Boo-freakin’-hoo. Poor little rich boy.

  • Karla1953

    I pointed out that you self funded(kind of)………………………….and then also added that you spent most of the money on hats………………………j/s

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Everybody needs to hit his campaign up for a free hat… then put it away until 2017.

    • R.C.

      On the bright side, lots of little children in Africa will soon have new hats!

      • Karla1953

        LOL………………….:-)

        • R.C.

          They will match their ‘Patriots” super bowl shirts!

          • Karla1953

            Well gotta say at least they have shirts………………………(see avi to understand why lol)

          • R.C.

            Im a freaking Cleveland Browns fan. Or was. Gave up on football about 8 years ago!

          • Karla1953

            Then you get it also………………….I on the other hand will never give up.

          • Kate

            Lion fan here (AND engaged to a Browns fan)…I totally get it!

      • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

        They’ll be the biggest and bestest hats ever.

        • Karla1953

          Yuge…………………..

          • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

            That’s the word I was looking for! 😉

          • Karla1953

            LOL

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          They’re fantastic, the best hats around. Just ask anyone.

        • bil_g

          Pffft. They’re 80s NASCAR trucker hats.
          https://img0.etsystatic.com/053/0/10604987/il_570xN.732797072_7w3t.jpg

          TBF, I’m ok with NASCAR. Over the last 2 decades, they’ve made running in circles look halfway interesting.

    • FranklinWasRight

      He sold the hats, I’m not sure if it was for a profit or not.

      • Karla1953

        Yes I figured that however that was his main expenditure and there were far better things that he needed to spend on…………………..I also was being my usual wise azz self 🙂

        • FranklinWasRight

          But he bought the hats in bulk, so it was probably a good deal ;).

          I’m sure he has spent more on travel, security, etc than he did on hats. But he certainly didn’t spend nearly as much as the other candidates, which some see as foolish. But he is self funding, and so he may have seen a greater need to spend later on.

          • Karla1953

            Except he is not really self funding he has charged for some events to cover expenses but frankly if he does not spend on the ole GOTV part of things later on may not happen/or maybe that is his hope…………stranger things and all that 🙂

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Damn Megyn Kelly, I’m going home and taking my ball with me.

  • Jerry Shelton

    I was wondering when he was gonna start it.
    He is getting better, I would have thought this would have been his tweet before bed last night.

    • Karla1953

      Perhaps they took his device away…………………….:-)

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

        Nah, he was using to to call his attorneys to set up suing Cruz over citizenship.

        • Karla1953

          The Twitch is a laugh a minute today and I like it……………………..

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

            We earned it having to put up with Trumpbots trying to turn this place into Breitbart for 6 months.

          • Karla1953

            And yet it still continues it seems *wink*

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        “Mr. Trump, put down the smartphone. No, Mr. Trump, don’t insult the voters! Grab him, boys!”

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I hear he looked tired during his speech last night. I figured he needed to rest up before he started complaining.

    • FranklinWasRight

      Yeah, that was a bad one. Epic meltdown, comparable to the “Dean scream.”

      Sure.

  • Perry

    He’ll win NH and things will be back to normal, whatever that is.

  • American

    Guess he thought he could buy votes.

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Malignant narcisists like Obama and Trump can never accept blame for anything. It’s ALWAYS someone else’s fault.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied
    • R.C.

      “He only lost by one delegate!!!!!111!!!11”
      Is what I get in return for that.
      lol

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

      And what happened to the polls? Remember when Trumpsters said not only was he going to prove the polls right he was going to have so many first time voters who weren’t being polled to win in margins never seen in politics before?

      • jaded

        I hate caucus voting. I think this is the democrats voter suppression. And to choose by coin flips? Talk about super old school decision making. I don’t understand why counting the ballots is not done nationwide.

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

          I don’t like it either. But the bottom line is there were only maybe 2 weeks when Ted Cruz was in the lead in Iowa. Trump led since knocking Jeb from the top spot in July or August.

          • jaded

            the Jeb loss (to me) was the best part of the night… well, that and sticker boy! LOL!

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

            As a Cruz backer since day one I was so busy laughing at Donald Trump and his supporters I didn’t even realize Jeb got humiliated until about 1am. That’s how little Jeb means in 2016.

          • jaded

            I totally forgot about him and then found out that Rand Paul received more votes, that was great 🙂 I align more with Rubio, but Cruz I would take Cruz as well. I would hold my nose and vote Trump over any democrat or socialist though

          • tops116 ✓Quipper

            Always good fun. Incidentally, that’s another reason why Rubio can claim a win last night. Team Jeb was hitting him with negative ads repeatedly to take him down. Rubio got 23% and Jeb got, what, about 2.

          • http://www.google.com Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Definitely a kick in the pants to the “Citizens United” detractors….big money (Jeb) loses to small money (Trump) big time. With what, an approximate 14:1 ratio of spending.

            Clearly, it isn’t about the Benjamins, but the message and messaging.

            Unless, of course, you send weighted coins to all the Democrat caucuses in Iowa…….

    • Conservative4Ever

      LOL

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

    This is why it was so important for him to win Iowa. He wins there, he can keep up the “I’m a winner and we’re going to win” stump speech. He loses there, he’s now going to have to spend time making excuses and convincing voters why New Hampshire will be different. Meanwhile Marco Rubio has been getting a big chunk of media coverage normally reserved for Trump time.

    • vetgal1970

      Can no longer point at leading in all the polls as an excuse to try to shape the race to HIS liking. Sadz

  • jaded

    I don’t get why Rubio coming in third is somehow a win but Trump in second is a loss. Watching some of the pundits this morning, I’m sorry but there is no wrangling that explains that.

    • R.C.

      GOP-e / MSM

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

      Because the media finds Rubio the most tolerable of all of the candidates besides Kasich who can’t win. But they’ll turn on him in a half second once he gets the nomination.

      • Karla1953

        Oh they will turn on whoever is nominee that is a given………………..at times though I think Trump thought he would be the exception. The others already know that IMO

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Because a week ago he was polling at about 10% and ended up getting 23%. Couple that with a lot of pundits and bloggers absolutely insisting that Rubio was finished and couldn’t possibly compete. Then there’s how he was hit with far more negative ads than Trump. Meanwhile, Trump consistently led in the polls and constantly talked about winning big… and then he didn’t. ‘Nuff said.

  • R.C.

    For the past 4 months Donald has dismissed every poll and news cast not showing him in the lead as fraudulent or un trustworthy.
    The people of Iowa is all he has to blame for last night.
    I predict it will not end well for Donald.

  • RblDiver

    THERE’s the Donald we all know and love loathe.

  • vetgal1970

    So, from what I’m seeing of his fans overnight, the Iowa voters went from brilliant kingmakers to ignorant rubes.

    Also, Trump saying HE brought in record number of voters doesn’t really square with the fact that Cruz actually won a record number of votes. Maybe some of the record increase was due to him?

    Hey while I’m thinking of it, has anyone heard anyone any where mention that Republican Cruz is the first Hispanic to win Iowa Republican caucus? Asking for a friend

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

      Nope. Only twitter has mentioned two hispanics and a black man got 60% of the vote. Nowhere in the media.

      • vetgal1970

        Waiting to hear McCain weigh in on the status of the whackobirds residing in Iowa anytime now

        • Jake Wilde

          Yeah we need a Progressive perspective stat!

          • vetgal1970

            I really love when the guys who lost come back to tell us how we should do things to win

          • Jake Wilde

            Bob Dole and McCain!

      • slam44

        imagine the field day the press would be having if the Rs and Ds were all reversed with these candidates. You would never hear the end of it. But as you say, nothing but crickets now.

  • manickernel

    I think what he means is he will be open to donations now.

    • R.C.

      I agree.
      The pretzel like knots explaining that will be great fun for him and his supporters.

    • Karla1953

      He has been accepting donations and charging for admission into some events so he has been taking donations. He just thought he could skate until he got the nod and then the RNC would have to fund him………………………he kind of forgot that is the tip for anyone running and they still have to fund raise j/s

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Because I was told I could not do well in Iowa, I spent very little there”

    No, you tried to half-ass your way to victory because you foolishly believed the polls. When Carson and later Cruz started rising, you began demonizing them. You also skipped the debate because you were scared of getting shellacked by Cruz so close to the finish line.

    “Came in a strong second.”

    Strong second? 24 hours ago, this guy and his team were predicting massive victory. They not only lost to Cruz, but Rubio (a guy everyone had written off as dead in the water) was nipping at his heels. Cruz and Rubio had great nights; Trump was a yuge loser.

    “The media has not covered my long-shot great finish in Iowa fairly.”

    Long-shot? HAHAHAHAHA! This guy spent months pointing to his poll numbers, but now that he’s been slapped by reality, he’s trying to claim it was always a long-shot win.

    “Brought in record voters and got second highest vote total in history!”

    This reminds me of when Bush beat Kerry. Michael Moore tried to save face by saying, “At least we prevented a Bush landslide.” Bush still won. As for Cruz, well, he got the highest total vote. That’s why he won.

    And on this subject of voters, let’s not forget that Trump, his supporters, and his media allies spent months saying he would bring in all sorts of new voters to completely upend the vote. Well, there was a record turnout, and it looks like many of this new voters were anti-Trump.

    “I will be talking about my wonderful experience in Iowa and the simultaneous unfair treatment by the media-later in New Hampshire.”

    Oh, goodie, a Trump whinefest. Perhaps he’ll declare his third party run.

    “I don’t believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!”

    You’re not self-funding, you liar.

    https://twitter.com/AG_Conservative/status/694572793153916928

    • vetgal1970

      It is really galling for him to be complaining about the media ‘unfairness’

    • bil_g

      Yeah, the longshot thing is total BS. He pivoted(aka showed his true colors) as quick as I thought he would(not Pivot quick*, though). And the whole media being unfair meme is ridiculous. I was screaming at Rich Lowry on “Outnumbered” today as the ladies kept throwing money spent numbers(Trump vs. Cruz) at him and he(or anyone) failed to mention the 132 times in 2015 he was on Fox, free of charge. And that’s just Fox. Ugh, we could just go on and on and on…

      * Pivot took 3 minutes to show their liberal bias, but they show Farscape reruns so…

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

    His fanboys are also exposing themselves as victims of his cult of personality. If you’re outraged Ted Cruz won then you are not a real conservative. The only reason to be outraged Trump lost is because you love his entertainment. In which case petition him to go get a talk show so you can yuck it up at his Friar’s Club Roast speeches and leave politics to adults.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Did you see his roast, though? They’re not the same since Greg Giraldo died…

      • Askwatch

        Greg Giraldo was the master of the vituperative rant.

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          My favorite, to this day, was the riff he did on Flavor Flav, which topped off with “you look like Idi Amin after a three-year crack binge on the Sun”…

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

            My main memory of the Flavor Flav one was Jimmy Kimmel saying “Your kids think Chris Benoit was a better father than you.” My jaw dropped for that one.

          • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Oh, sh!t, I forgot that one!

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

        I did but I don’t remember much of it. And now we know he should have been a roaster and not a roastee, since insult comedy is one of his true talents.

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Actually, his replies (like most roastees) was a bit on the lame side. You could tell, though, he was doing the teleprompter and not his natural insult riff (which I agree, he’s quite good at for an American, but only fair to middling for a New Yorker)…

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            I have to say that the best insult comic was don Rickles.
            https://youtu.be/nZBIP7PGrmU

    • Silence Dogood

      AMEN!

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Oh, by the bye, I’m a Trumpanzee. Also a Cruz-er, and I’m not sure if I can count as Rubio-nesque since I’ve lost so much weight…

    • Fire and Adjust!

      Frankly, the way I ultimately look at it is, Cruz got 29%, Trump got 25%, and Carson got 9%…………. that means anti-establishment Republicans got 63% to the GOP establishment’s 37%…………that is enough to make me smile……..

      • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

        Don’t forget the “yuge” turnout on our side, if Trump’s claims are accurate. If Ted reeled in the highest total votes ever in an Iowa caucus, and still only pulled in 29% of the GOP vote, that’s an extremely good sign.

        • Fire and Adjust!

          Yes, it is…………..it means Republicans, Conservatives, Non-Democrat voters…….(however the hell anyone wants to classify right leaning voters)… are doing their damndest to tell the Boehner, McConnell, and McCain RINO types to piss off and give us our party back………….

  • https://sites.google.com/site/joedecaro/home Joe DeCaro

    Compared to Cruz, Trump self-funded his campaign on the cheap, so after he got what he paid for, he then blamed someone else: the voters.

    Classic The Donald — too bad he can’t fire himself!

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

      He should really fire the media. They gave him coverage that would probably cost half his networth if he had to pay for it and still couldn’t win.

      • https://sites.google.com/site/joedecaro/home Joe DeCaro

        All Megyn Kelly’s fault /sarc

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    Meh, this isn’t bad. Lots of it is downright magnanimous. Hardly a tantrum (yet).

    I’m happy Ted won but The Don’s not wrong, he made a very strong showing. I’m also encouraged by his claim of “second highest total Iowa primary vote ever” if it’s accurate.

    • bil_g

      Uh, second highest to the guy who beat him in THIS primary.

      • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

        Correct, which means Ted scored the highest total ever. Which means that the 29% of vote Ted pulled in was absolutely massive. It means very encouraging things for Republican turnout no matter who the candidate ultimately ends up being.

        • bil_g

          Agreed.

  • Karla1953

    Too bad his focus was on rallies so he could hear himself drone on about how great he is and how not great everyone else is……………………..maybe he should have worked on that ole GOTV thing instead of putting videos on his website about how to caucus………………..oh yeah showing up for the last debate in Iowa might have helped as well……………….JMO

  • Dobermite

    The polls were misleading. Trump was NEVER going to win Iowa and it really is a miracle that he came in second. The state is like 60+% hardcore evangelicals, they vote every four years like they’re electing a local pastor, but a dishonest media will not report it that way, they’ve waited too long to gloat over Trump losing something.

    Well they better enjoy it while it lasts, there are no more states left on the docket that are as disconnected from the rest of the country as Iowa. As always, the rest of the country will correct Iowa’s folly and give us the real nominee; Donald J. Trump

    • jaded

      I would agree, and though Cruz received some mega-church endorsements, the media was reporting that evangelicals were backing Trump (last week). Huckabee’s SuperPac was also hitting against Cruz with cheesy ads regarding his 1% tithing. Perhaps if it wasn’t caucus voting, the results would have been different.

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

      Then why did you hero brag about the polls non-stop?

      • Dobermite

        Because the polls were “misleading”

        Trump was as misled by the polls as the rest of us, but we all should have known better, its almost impossible for a non evangelical to win Iowa, unless its a devout Catholic like Santorum. I’m sure Trump’s people really did tell him he had NO CHANCE in Iowa, but he looked at the same polls the rest of us were looking at.

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

          What is he even going to talk about if he can’t talk about polls anymore? Just mentioning the imaginary wall and wrapping it up after 2 minutes?

          • vetgal1970

            He’s already projected what he’s going to talk about – the media is unfair and doesn’t want him to win

          • Dobermite

            Well its true, isn’t it?

            Since when is it a bad thing for Republicans to tell the truth about a biased and dishonest media?

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

            They want him to win, just not in November.

          • vetgal1970

            This

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

            This needs to be a question posed to him. If the media is your kryptonite, why are you expecting it to get better in the general election?

          • vetgal1970

            They ALL gave him more free coverage than any other candidate. Every day he was talking or they were talking about him, to the exclusion of many other candidates who had to BUY ads to get out their message. But because Megyn asked him as question he didn’t like, well now it is all unfair for him. For pete’s sake, he was complaining about the unfairness of FOX while still showing up at FOX for his free face time.

            We know how the media treats R’s in the general, and you can guarantee the question she asked was the FIRST one in the queue if he was the nominee and considering his reaction I figure it still will be.

        • Karla1953

          And that is why he should not have spent his money on hats…………..rest assured the Cruz campaign and even the Rubio campaign polls that they do knew. Cruz knew down to the exact number what they needed to bring in and they worked it………………….that is how you win in Iowa. That is where you spend that Trump scoffed at. He did nothing to GOTV and that is what hurt him

          • Dobermite

            Karla, you are missing the point or just being obtuse, I’m not sure which, but the point is, unless you are a devout believer who can quote scripture fluently and with no apparent discomfort, unless its like a second language for you, you have NO CHANCE to win Iowa. I had a better chance at winning Iowa than someone like Donald Trump.

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

            If you’re going to harp on Christians this much you’re probably in the wrong political party.

            And it’s not that he isn’t Santorum-level religious. It’s that he doesn’t know how to cite scripture and thought the communion plate with crackers was the collection plate. That’s something you’d expect Bernie Sanders to have done.

          • Dobermite

            I’m not harping on Christians, I AM AN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN and a social conservative from A to Z, thats why I understand the mentality, and in a state like Iowa you can’t win if the Bible is not your second language.

            I could go into Iowa and have a better chance than Trump, because I DO speak the language. Thats how Ted Cruz won, by acting like he was running for local pastor, not POTUS.

          • houdini1984

            I understand fully what you are saying, but would make three points in opposition to your narrative:

            1) The evangelical vote was split between several candidates, and Cruz did not capture them all;
            2) Trump got a fair share of them, despite his unfamiliarity with even the basic principles of the faith (you know, like actually needing to ask for forgiveness);
            3) Cruz did not act like he was running for pastor. He specifically addressed the Constitutional concerns many in the evangelical community were looking for. We expect our POTUS to understand those concerns, and Cruz spoke to that. Trump did not.

            I am an Iowan, and I can assure you that the conversations we had at our local caucus did not touch on evangelical issues of faith. Cruz supporters talked about the fact that he has consistently stood up for conservative principles – even when he has had everyone else in the Senate in opposition or sitting on their hands.

            Even Trump supporters there seemed to acknowledge the Cruz record of fighting for them.

          • Dobermite

            I don’t see it exactly the same way, houdini, but some points are well taken and thanks for a thoughtful rebuttal.

          • houdini1984

            Thanks for your thoughtful and respectful reply as well. I know that my perspective – being an Iowan who actually sees what happens in our caucuses and on the ground during elections – is naturally going to be skewed by my experiences. I also further understand that the perspective of someone from outside my state who is actually viewing the process from a distance may provide greater insight, since it is sometimes difficult to assess things properly when you are intimately familiar with them.

            Still, just wanted to give you one insider’s take on how things went down at his local caucus site. Cheers, my friend.

          • Karla1953

            No I am not missing the point nor am I the one now claiming that my guy lost because he read the same polls as everyone else. And enough with the only a Christian can win as I thought Trump was one he showed his bible and he was backed by Falwell for heavens sake and he thought that would be enough. You can spin this anyway you want and call me obtuse or whatever but in the end Trump was just as stunned by this loss as his people were. But spin away that has been his whole platform.

          • Dobermite

            There is a difference between calling yourself a Christian, heck, even being a Christian, and speaking the language fluently. For hardcore evangelicals, the kind that DOMINATE Iowa politics, you better be the latter, you better be a guy who speaks the language and looks comfortable doing it, LIKE TED CRUZ, or you are just spinning your wheels. And you can’t get it by osmosis from Falwell or Palin, you have to speak the language yourself, thats proven every four years in Iowa, without fail they choose a “devout” believer.

            Thats not spin, Karla, its reality. That is a more honest appraisal of Iowa than you will get anywhere in the media.

          • Giuseppe Franco

            Not only that, but he has infamously relied solely on media polls instead of paying for his own internal polls like the Cruz and Rubio campaigns.

            It’s not like this is the first time the polls were wrong and unreliable. That has been the case for a number of years now around the globe.

            So that’s on Trump. Boo fucking hoo.

          • Karla1953

            This………………and thanks for some reason today the word internal when relating to polls escaped me………………well it was a late night very early morning for me and then all the Trumpettes still……….:-)

          • Giuseppe Franco

            Yeah, it was a late night for me too, but I’m still kinda giddy that Trump crashed and burned last night.

            I don’t care how he wants to spin it, HE LOST.

            Maybe soon we can have a real GOP race instead of continuing this clown show.

    • jumper297

      This is simply excuse making 101 and it isn’t backed up by the results. The record turnout was misinterpreted by the polls (in that you are correct) but what they failed to indicate was that there was an even more aggressive anti-Trump sentiment that pushed up Cruz/Rubio and even Carson (double digits with his sleepy campaign isn’t that bad.) If this was an Evangelical driven result you would have seen Carson poll higher and Huckabee would have done a bit better instead of Rubio actually capturing the lion’s share of that. Cruz was always doing well there just like he is in SC and a dozen other critical GOP strongholds. If Trump doesn’t win NH big and have a decent showing in SC it’s over for him. By then the others will be dropping out and Carson voters will likely move in behind Cruz.

  • CasualMeyhem

    Mad, not mad – either way it’s a personal problem.

  • Janice LEE

    The bloviator called Iowa voters stupid when he learned that Dr. Carson was in first place……..way back. Maybe they remembered his insult.

    • houdini1984

      Most of us did, apparently.

  • Arkuy The Great

    Meh. He’s probably already working out his next scripted reality show; “The Aide”.

  • Astro Jackson

    How embarrassing…!

  • Astro Jackson

    Just proves once again the polls are complete BS and are rigged.

  • Oysteria (I won)

    I been hearing for months how he has self-funded his campaign. Lot’s of people have credited him for that. Now it sounds like he thinks he should have won for that reason.

    I’m not getting it.

  • OwlCreekObserver

    Mr. Trump appears to have come up about Two Corinthians short.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Is he under the impression we decide a POTUS based on how rich they are?

    • Arkuy The Great

      I would have thought that the “success” of Ross Perot back-in-the-day would have put that idea to bed permanently.

    • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

      We’ve used worse criteria to decide who POTUS would be. But Trump believes we should make him POTUS not because he’s rich, but because he’s Trump!

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Trump supporters, this is for you. Seriously, as a gesture of goodwill. Good viewing even for those who don’t support him (or have downright hostile views of the man, present company included). Just take it into consideration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBG6Xds7ifA

    • Dobermite

      Wonderful and thoughtful commentary, what I expect from Bill Whittle, and I say that as a Trump supporter. Trump is terrific on some things that really matter, that are of dire importance, but he needs to come along on other issues he hasn’t come far enough along on, mostly because he’s a businessman, not as steeped in conservatism as some of us, he goes mostly on instincts and his instincts are good, but not always.

      • Quality

        Trump just doesn’t have much of a clue on the normal workings of a campaign (though he’s a beast at taking advantage of the media). There’s a good article on Vox today about how pathetic his ground game in Iowa was.

        Ted Cruz was out there figuring out that he could grab a bunch of voters who really cared about fireworks legalization and Donald Trump wasn’t even bothering to look into Iowan voters at all.
        http://www.vox.com/2016/2/2/10897904/trump-iowa-loss-tweet

        • Steve in Katy

          “There’s a good article on Vox today….” Hmmm! I don’t think that sentence works.

          • houdini1984

            You’re right…the very thought of it is more than a little unnerving…

          • Quality

            Do you have a specific problem with the article?

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            We have a problem believing that anyone at Vox is competent.

          • Quality

            Is that a no?

          • Karla1953

            Said no one that knows better…………………evah

      • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

        If you’re still hanging in there for Trump:

        Enjoy the Trump Taj Mahal, where the House always wins – SUCKERS!

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

    Scott Brown will endorse Trump today in NH. Yeah, good luck with the guy who couldn’t beat High Chief Warren, Donnie.

    • bil_g

      Seriously?! Is he really?! That’s terrible.

    • jumper297

      Wow… he’s grabbing all the losers. Palin in Iowa, Brown in NH… I’m guessing we’ll get a Lindsey Graham endorsement in SC.

  • Giuseppe Franco

    Yeah, never mind that Trump’s total dominance and hundreds of millions of dollars worth of free media coverage the last 7 months didn’t trump the tens of millions Rubio and Cruz spent combined on campaign organization and ads.

    Hearing Trump claim poverty is fucking hilarious.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    A billionaire funding his own way to be president, flying on his own personal 757 is now the man of the people, while long standing republicans like Marco Rubio are called establishment because he flip flopped on immigration?

    As opposed to Donald trump who in 2012 said illegals should be given amnesty. Or said he has a great relationship with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and was endorsed by Bob Dole the very epitome of establishment if there ever was one.

    Got it.

    • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

      Bingo. 6 months he puts on a truckers hat and suddenly becomes a patriotic republican conservative, in order to jump start his campaign on the backs of low-info republicans.

      Every day it’s become clearer that Trump is a phony, a buffoon, low life, and a spoiled billionaire.

      If you’re still hanging in there for Trump:
      Enjoy the Trump Taj Mahal, where the House always wins – SUCKERS!

      • houdini1984

        I agree except for one thing: they are not all low-info voters. Many are simply angry at a Republican party that they see as having been enabling Democrats for at least the last seven years. Many are so angry that they won’t even consider any elected officials like Cruz – despite the fact that they acknowledge that Cruz has fought for them.

        The ones I encountered last night were all fairly well-informed. They were just extremely angry, and ready to adopt someone who they perceived as a winner. They’re not dumb or bad. They are just looking for someone who will champion them, and they think Trump is that guy. It might seem odd to you or I, but we can thank the establishment in Washington for creating this anger.

        • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

          Anybody who doesn’t see through Trump is Low Info. He makes Obama look like a class act – and that’s Really Hard to do.

          • houdini1984

            Fair enough, and there are certainly many who are swept up in his B.S. I;m just saying that I encountered many at my caucus location who seemed to understand the issues, knew about his weird flip-flopping positions, and are still so angry that they just want to burn both parties to the ground.

            That may be an entirely different kind of low-info, I suppose…

  • FranklinWasRight

    Isn’t this like the fifteenth time the “meltdown” has supposedly begun?

    • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

      No. It’s first time – because now he’s not mad at his rivals and debate moderators – he’s mad at the voters and the election results

      Prediction: Trump will bail out soon:
      The people in this country are dumb losers who don’t recognize my greatness. They don’t deserve me as President.

      ________________________________________________

      If you’re still hanging in there for Trump:
      Enjoy the Trump Taj Mahal, where the House always wins – SUCKERS!

  • JV

    “everyone who didn’t vote for me are stoopid poopy heads” – Trump

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    He’s going to start taking campaign donations?

  • jumper297

    This is what I expected from him once the loss had time to sink in. He utterly dominated the media’s attention during Iowa so walking away with a loss is nothing more complicated than a rebuke of his personality. I would say policies but he’s failed to make a convincing case for anything other than recognizing that when he screams “WALL!!” the crowd will cheer him. I’m guessing a close second place finish again in NH behind Rubio, or a close win against Rubio with Cruz coming in 3rd or 4th and then getting demolished in SC and possibly calling it quits from there. Staying in much past that would limit his ability to take his ball and go home again while simultaneously declaring he “won.”

  • Perdido

    Just a little cost/benefit perspective here, Patriot Trump:
    “…. our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor.”

    • R.C.

      Vote Trump!
      Making Great Americans clothing in China!
      lol

  • firesale

    Trump, was a victim of Saint Cruz Cuba tricks , Cruz sending out e-mail after e-mail begging for money and then admitting they have collected more money than all candidates combined. To hell with your families needs just give us your money, Cruz and his dad are not true Christians but Cuba Boys. I’m not a Democrat but a concerned citizen . NO COMMUNIST AND MORE LIARS!

    • Steve in Katy

      You somehow stumbled on the wrong site. Type vox.com, solon.com, or onion.com on your computer. Enjoy!

    • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

      Trump is a victim? Cruz is a communist? You’re proof positive of just how stupid and hateful TrumpsterDumpsters are, as Trump himself admitted last week: “I could shoot someone in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose a vote.”

      Enjoy the Trump Taj Mahal, where the House always wins – SUCKER!

    • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

      Trump is a victim? Cruz is a communist? You’re proof positive of just how stupid and hateful TrumpsterDumpsters really are.

      Enjoy the Trump Taj Mahal, where the House always wins – SUCKER!

    • Hi This Is My Username

      LOL!!!

      Do you listen to yourself? You sound incredibly unhinged and devoid of logic.

  • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

    Trump has been calling Cruz a Canadian, an “anchor baby” and saying “Cruz is done” and “I’m leading in Iowa” for weeks. Now he wants credit for coming in Second?

    How about a Participation Award, Donald? Would you like that?

  • VanceJ

    Hey Trump, whats that got to do with the price of tea in china.?

  • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

    It’s one thing to insult and snipe at debate moderators, media people and rival candidates.

    It’s another thing entirely to do so with respect to voters and election results. Even Obama had enough class to admit “We took a shellacking”.

    This man Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to be elected dog-catcher.

  • wrestlefan01

    oh look obama 2.0 complaining

  • Doug Sterling

    Trump is as usual mistaken. He gets full credit for self-funding. But he gets massive deductions for being a foul-mouthed Liberal jerk. It’s regrettable that anyone votes for him.

  • Michael the white suburbanite

    So just because he thinks he can buy the Presidency, He thinks we should vote for him?

  • Human

    Not sure at the moment who I’m voting for because I like several of the candidates. But Trump is right. There’s two things I really like about him … he’s not going to get bought out by anyone … especially by lobbyists, and he is going to be a great negotiator. That is great.

  • sissi212

    Going off on the voters now I knew it was just a matter of time! and complaining that he funded this all by himself – too bad!

  • constitutionminded

    I am getting the popcorn ready.

  • james hamby

    Aw give the guy a break he means well

  • http://typhoidmikey.com/ TyphoidMikey

    Blaming the voters for not recognizing his efforts? And this after a few weeks ago he said Iowa voters must not be very smart and then saying he has “bonded with them”. This man called Trump is delusional.

    If you thought Obama was bad, imagine what Trump would be like – every time he didn’t get his way he’d be blaming everyone for “not recognizing his efforts”.

    There were some candidates in Iowa that are acting presidential now that the results are in – with class and dignity. Donald Trump is not one them. He’s a childish buffoon and a disgrace. Cruz, to his great credit, has taken the high road with Trump, as he did once again last night.

    If you’re still hanging in there for Trump:

    Enjoy the Trump Taj Mahal, where the House always wins – SUCKERS!

  • oldpossum

    I would argue the networks are funding his campaign with the 24/7 free media he gets.

  • Eugene Quintus Whipplewart

    Yes, yes, yes, Mr. Trump was leading in every poll right before the election….for all of one week. Yet, the rest of the campaign cycle polls up to last week saw Mr. Trump behind Cruz since about September.

    Yet, the media: “WHAT a SURPRISE! TRUMP ‘LOST’!”

    Great drama.

    Remember President Reagan “lost” Iowa as well, and we all know how that turned out….

  • mjyoung-1feistytornado

    Here’s a newsflash for Donald Trump: Grow up!

  • VanceJ

    Your choice Trump, on the other side of the coin, who would donate to you ?