The Iowa goat orgy comes to an end with Buttigieg getting the most delegates

On Sunday, six days after the Iowa Caucuses took place, the Iowa Democrat Party finally released the 2020 Results. Based upon the complicated, vaguely parliamentary-style algorithm that Iowa uses, Buttigieg won 14 delegates, and Bernie trailed him with 12 delegates. Warren eked out 8 delegates, former frontrunner Biden got 6, and Klobuchar got 1 delegate. None of the candidates got anything out of their Iowa efforts:

With 38-year-old Buttigieg having leaped to prominence in Iowa, it's time to remind everyone of a few pertinent facts:

1. Between 1972 and 2010, nine of the Iowa Democrat caucus winners secured their parties' nomination (although both Clinton and Obama were unopposed during their second-term runs).  However, of those nine, only three — Carter, Clinton, and Obama — won the presidency. Buttigieg now has the potential to win the primaries.

2. Buttigieg was raised in an extremely Marxist home:

The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.

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He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel's more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.

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Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College and an expert in communism and progressivism, said Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.

In sum, just as was the case with Barack Obama and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, Buttigieg grew up steeped in Marxism.

3. Although Buttigieg is now challenging Bernie, when Buttigieg was a high school senior, he thought Sanders the most admirable politician in America:

One outstanding and inspiring example of such integrity is the country's only Independent Congressman, Vermont's Bernie Sanders.

Sanders' courage is evident in the first word he uses to describe himself: "Socialist". In a country where Communism is still the dirtiest of ideological dirty words, in a climate where even liberalism is considered radical, and Socialism is immediately and perhaps willfully confused with Communism, a politician dares to call himself a socialist?

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Sanders' positions on many difficult issues are commendable, but his real impact has been as a reaction to the cynical climate which threatens the effectiveness of the democratic system. His energy, candor, conviction, and ability to bring people together stand against the current of opportunism, moral compromise, and partisanship which runs rampant on the American political scene. He and few others like him have the power to restore principle and leadership in Congress and to win back the faith of a voting public weary and wary of political opportunism. Above all, I commend Bernie Sanders for giving me an answer to those who say American young people see politics as a cesspool of corruption, beyond redemption.

For celebrating an openly communist politician, Buttigieg won the 2000 JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest.  Incidentally, his communication style hasn't changed since high school: lots of orotund words, trite, often meaningless, content.

4. As was the case with John Kerry, Buttigieg's military service was a political move, and he did it the easy way:

He entered the military through a little-used shortcut: direct commission in the reserves. The usual route to an officer's commission includes four years at Annapolis or another military academy or months of intense training at Officer Candidate School. ROTC programs send prospective officers to far-flung summer training programs and require military drills during the academic year. Mr. Buttigieg skipped all that — no obstacle courses, no weapons training, no evaluation of his ability or willingness to lead. Paperwork, a health exam and a background check were all it took to make him a naval officer.

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Mr. Buttigieg was assigned to a comfortable corner of military life, the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Ill. Paperwork and light exercise were the order of the day. 

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Mr. Buttigieg spent some five months in Afghanistan, where he writes that he remained less busy than he'd been at City Hall, with "more time for reflection and reading than I was used to back home."

It was a sinecure that included driving a car and then buffing his résumé.

Although Biden is hugely exaggerating his accomplishments in this aggressive campaign video, he's nailed Buttigieg's practical political accomplishments.  (And no, it's not gay-bashing; most of Buttigieg's South Bend accomplishments were indeed aesthetic.)

(You can read more about Buttigieg's slim résumé here.)

Whether or not he is able to capitalize on his Iowa victory, Buttigieg is now in the front ranks of Democrat presidential candidates.  He's a soft-spoken, boyish-looking Gramscian Marxist; an opportunist; and a man with a résumé that could make only a high school class valedictorian proud.  He's Obama, only gay and politically even more to the left.

On Sunday, six days after the Iowa Caucuses took place, the Iowa Democrat Party finally released the 2020 Results. Based upon the complicated, vaguely parliamentary-style algorithm that Iowa uses, Buttigieg won 14 delegates, and Bernie trailed him with 12 delegates. Warren eked out 8 delegates, former frontrunner Biden got 6, and Klobuchar got 1 delegate. None of the candidates got anything out of their Iowa efforts:

With 38-year-old Buttigieg having leaped to prominence in Iowa, it's time to remind everyone of a few pertinent facts:

1. Between 1972 and 2010, nine of the Iowa Democrat caucus winners secured their parties' nomination (although both Clinton and Obama were unopposed during their second-term runs).  However, of those nine, only three — Carter, Clinton, and Obama — won the presidency. Buttigieg now has the potential to win the primaries.

2. Buttigieg was raised in an extremely Marxist home:

The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.

[snip]

He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel's more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.

[snip]

Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College and an expert in communism and progressivism, said Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.

In sum, just as was the case with Barack Obama and his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, Buttigieg grew up steeped in Marxism.

3. Although Buttigieg is now challenging Bernie, when Buttigieg was a high school senior, he thought Sanders the most admirable politician in America:

One outstanding and inspiring example of such integrity is the country's only Independent Congressman, Vermont's Bernie Sanders.

Sanders' courage is evident in the first word he uses to describe himself: "Socialist". In a country where Communism is still the dirtiest of ideological dirty words, in a climate where even liberalism is considered radical, and Socialism is immediately and perhaps willfully confused with Communism, a politician dares to call himself a socialist?

[snip]

Sanders' positions on many difficult issues are commendable, but his real impact has been as a reaction to the cynical climate which threatens the effectiveness of the democratic system. His energy, candor, conviction, and ability to bring people together stand against the current of opportunism, moral compromise, and partisanship which runs rampant on the American political scene. He and few others like him have the power to restore principle and leadership in Congress and to win back the faith of a voting public weary and wary of political opportunism. Above all, I commend Bernie Sanders for giving me an answer to those who say American young people see politics as a cesspool of corruption, beyond redemption.

For celebrating an openly communist politician, Buttigieg won the 2000 JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest.  Incidentally, his communication style hasn't changed since high school: lots of orotund words, trite, often meaningless, content.

4. As was the case with John Kerry, Buttigieg's military service was a political move, and he did it the easy way:

He entered the military through a little-used shortcut: direct commission in the reserves. The usual route to an officer's commission includes four years at Annapolis or another military academy or months of intense training at Officer Candidate School. ROTC programs send prospective officers to far-flung summer training programs and require military drills during the academic year. Mr. Buttigieg skipped all that — no obstacle courses, no weapons training, no evaluation of his ability or willingness to lead. Paperwork, a health exam and a background check were all it took to make him a naval officer.

[snip]

Mr. Buttigieg was assigned to a comfortable corner of military life, the Naval Station in Great Lakes, Ill. Paperwork and light exercise were the order of the day. 

[snip]

Mr. Buttigieg spent some five months in Afghanistan, where he writes that he remained less busy than he'd been at City Hall, with "more time for reflection and reading than I was used to back home."

It was a sinecure that included driving a car and then buffing his résumé.

Although Biden is hugely exaggerating his accomplishments in this aggressive campaign video, he's nailed Buttigieg's practical political accomplishments.  (And no, it's not gay-bashing; most of Buttigieg's South Bend accomplishments were indeed aesthetic.)

(You can read more about Buttigieg's slim résumé here.)

Whether or not he is able to capitalize on his Iowa victory, Buttigieg is now in the front ranks of Democrat presidential candidates.  He's a soft-spoken, boyish-looking Gramscian Marxist; an opportunist; and a man with a résumé that could make only a high school class valedictorian proud.  He's Obama, only gay and politically even more to the left.