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CNN, Other Media, Pundits Cry ‘Apocalypse Now!’ at Trump Historic Iowa Victory

Jan. 16—Donald Trump received 51% of the vote in the Iowa Republican Party caucuses (effectively, primary election)—one of the highest, if not the highest, votes ever recorded in primary contests in Iowa for a candidate from any party. Former Governor Ron De Santis of Florida and former South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, a lunatic warhawk, combined for 40% of the vote—meaning that, had they had one candidate, Trump would have still soundly beaten him or her. Another wealthy outsider like the former President, Vivek Ramaswamy, who won 3 of the 40 delegates, immediately ended his campaign and gave Trump his support.

As votes are tabulated on a County basis in assembled caucuses, that outcome is more startling, as Trump won every caucus vote except one—Jefferson County—which went barely for Haley, who has been promoted by the establishment as a "stop Trump" candidate, as the now miserably failing De Santis had once been similarly promoted.

The New York Post quoted the former President as saying: “I really think this is time now for everybody in our country to come together. We want to come together—whether it’s Republican or Democrat or liberal or conservative. It would be so nice if we could come together and straighten out the world and straighten out the problems and straighten out all of the death and destruction that we’re witnessing.”

A terrified CNN stated, “Losing one-term Presidents almost never mount subsequent successful primary campaigns, much less pull off landslides that demonstrate utter dominance of their party. Trump transformed the GOP in his populist, nationalist, nihilistic image in 2016. By claiming 50% of the vote in the biggest win in caucus history, putting him on course to his third consecutive nomination, he showed that eight years after his outsider presidential victory, the current GOP is entirely his party…. His caucus victory also demonstrates the success of Trump’s election denial strategy, which has convinced millions of GOP voters of the false belief he was illegally ejected from power in 2020. For Americans who believe Biden’s warning that Trump is the ‘most anti-democratic President with a small “d” in American history,’ Monday night will have sown utter dread.”

Michael Auslin, an historian at Stanford’s Hoover Institution and author of a book entitled 

Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, penned an article today for the British website UnHerd, 

“Is Iowa the Next Step to Civil War?” After a strained comparison between the period between the 1820 Missouri Compromise and the 1861-65 War Against the Secession, on the one hand, and the last 23 years and 6 American elections of the 21st century, on the other, Auslin concedes that we do not face a “North-South” divide, nor a “rural-urban” divide, nor can it actually be explained as a “black-white” divide. “It could not repeat the course of the 1860s—for we face today not a distinct sectional division, but rather a clash within each city, each state. Even deep-red states have hard-blue cities, making a replay of state secession nearly impossible. The point is, once a people decides that it cannot live together or when a citizenry divides into clearly opposed blocs, it is impossible to predict just how conflict may erupt. But to say that it cannot happen is to ignore history.”

But what is happening is beyond the ken of the establishment insiders. They must always fail to see that Trump, who has been so viciously and persistently attacked by the very establishment that represent, thus assumes the mantle of the anti-establishment candidate at a time when there is a growing distrust and hatred of that ruling elite who have made a mess of the hopes and lives of vast majority of Americans, as they have done with the rest of the world. Trump is the beneficiary of this anti-establishment rage, which brews in Europe and elswhere in the world.

It does not occur to such think-tankers, who think merely as “bread-fed scholars,” or news-show talking heads, who are merely slime-fed predators, to look at the explanation for what happened in Iowa in the streets of Germany, or the Court at The Hague, or in the viral social media postings of the South African testimony now competing with the videos of musicians, comics and “influencers.” A rejection of induced poverty, glorified hypocrisy, and endless war, wherever and whenever it can be expressed, is becoming popular, though it badly lacks—as does Donald Trump’s campaign—the solution concepts required for the United States to survive perhaps only up to the November election itself

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