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Many establishment Democrats are questioning whether the Iowa Caucuses should remain the first in the nation nominating event. The Iowa Democrat Party’s catastrophic meltdown on Monday does deal another massive blow to the caucuses’ credibility. But let’s keep it real. That’s not why envious Democrats in other states like New York, Michigan, and Florida want to push Iowa back in line.
Democrats have been raising a murmur against Iowa since before yesterday’s debacle. Michael Bloomberg penned a CNN op-ed last month calling for Iowa to lose its first in the nation status. Supporters of failed Democrat candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Julián Castro have questioned the Iowa Caucuses for months now. And this isn’t the first election cycle the Iowa haters have drawn their swords to slaughter this sacred cow of America’s political primaries.
The real reason Democrats want the Iowa Caucuses to lose their place is Iowa is too white.
They’ve said so themselves all along.
The Iowa Caucus Choked In The Face of Trump
In “The Death of Iowa,” a chief correspondent for The Politico bashes this year’s caucus snafu:
The disaster that unfolded here Monday night—improper recording of results, failed transmission of precinct tallies, botched management of the voting procedures themselves—will leave no recourse for the national parties.
But then admits Democrats have been out for blood for years, and tells why:
Iowa’s blood has been in the water for years, its sacred-cow status a source of resentment for states like Florida and Michigan that claim to be more representative of the nation.
The chaos isn’t really the problem at all. It’s just the excuse. Democrats have been an utter wreck of total chaos from top to bottom ever since Election Day 2016. For proof, look no further than the fact that one newspaper, The New York Times, couldn’t even pick a single candidate to endorse.
It was merely another laughably incoherent meltdown out of a desperate center-left with no mojo, no hope, and not even the will to win against an impervious adversary like Donald Trump. The Iowa Caucus fiasco is just another manifestation of Democrats living up to Trump’s “Do Nothing” taunt.
Racist Democrats Say Iowa Is Too White
Democrats don’t think Iowa should be first, not because they flubbed a new voting app, but because they don’t think white voters should have the kind of influence that comes with the visibility of being first.
Michael Bloomberg said so himself last month before yesterday’s fiasco:
The Democratic Party reflects America’s incredible diversity. But the first two voting states, Iowa and New Hampshire, are among the most homogenous in the nation.
In November, Julián Castro said:
Iowa and New Hampshire are wonderful states with wonderful people. But they’re also not reflective of the diversity of our country, and certainly not reflective of the diversity of the Democratic Party.
As far back as 2016, NPR complained that the Iowa Caucuses are too white in an article entitled, “Why Does Iowa Vote First Anyway?” Amazingly, the article points out that, “in the last general election, Latino turnout was [quite] low: 25 percent.” Then admits in the next paragraph that this is actually higher than the average turnout for all eligible voters: “only roughly 20 percent of eligible caucus-goers actually turn out to participate on caucus night.” They must be using “Common Core” math at NPR.
It’s too bad that so many Democrats are allowed to get away with being so overtly, unashamedly racist. They’re judging Iowa voters by the color of their skin and not the content of their character– or their ballots. Those Iowan voters who are just too white for some Democrats may be the reason why Barack Obama became president in 2008. Jesse Jackson, Ben Carson, and Alan Keyes have also done well in Iowa. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio probably don’t have a problem with Iowa’s racial composition either, because Iowans didn’t have a problem with theirs.
Leave it to Democrats to look at the color of someone’s skin first, and hold it above their hearts, minds, and actions. That’s a major reason why Donald Trump won in 2016, and why he’ll win again in 2020.
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