The right wing media I read spent most of their time talking about how Hillary totally lost by not blowing Sanders out of the water. But not Freepers! Freepers have found hating their fellows much more enticing than hating Hillary. And so Cruz's win means mostly more sniping, with a touch of anti-Rubio paranoia.
The Unknown Republican uses Trump's own vacuous words against him:
Winners aren’t losers. They’re winners — like me! A loser’s a loser. Which one will you be?jonrick46 tries to argue Trump wasn't really trying, so this is basically a win:
Apparently Trump chose “loser” tonight.
I don’t consider Trump’s numbers much of a loss. Trump results were won with one hand tied behind his back. He has not had the experience running a campaign. Cruz’s election to the U.S. Senate gave him great experience running a campaign. Cruz’s victory may be an inch deep with the huge effort put in by 12,000 volunteers working Iowa for months. I would have expected a bigger win. Why not?xzins is sure Trump is done with:
Trump lost iowa. It’s over. now new Hampshire. Don’t kid yourself. Rubio is the major opponentGene Eric loves Trump even more though!
It’s ironic that Trump expressed grace while the Cruz campaign exhibited the behavior the ardent Cruz supporters claim to hate about Trump.Some Cruz folks told caucus goers Carson was dropping out. Such dirty tricks are par for the Iowa course. libbylu doesn't believe it though!
Who doesn’t respect Carson? He’s a great man. Whatever the outcome, I hope his voice remains active thereafter.
Cruz did not lie. You guys can drag up every story told about him or you can read only what you want to or get all your info from donnie.TigerClaws knows the real enemy is Rubio:
Little donnie: 100,000 or too many to count.
Cruz: If this were true would be 1.
He didn’t even lie about his ethanol position and won Iowa.
I think Rubio is the establishment guy and they were the big winners tonight. They have a viable alternative to Trump/Cruz.Catsrus thinks Rubio stole it:
Fox just called Rubio the new JFK. It’s Obama 2016.
You are right - they want a GOPe and Rubio is their guy. Who knows if those votes in Iowa for the Rube were fair: After all, Microsoft, who so graciously, offered their tally machines free of charge to Iowa, is one of the large donors to the Rubio campaign. What could go wrong?hillarys cankles uses Rubio's rise to...attack Cruz supporters.
Listening to the cruzers is hilarious. Your slimeball won Iowa. Whoopty doo. Know why? Cause Rubio really won according to the MSM. As has been posted a couple times already: THE ESTABLISHMENT WON TODAY. Cruz has no chance in the general. ZERO CHANCE. And on the way through the primaries trump and Cruz will battle it out while RUBIO is propelled past both of them.The Unknown Republican is riding high, and New Hampshire can suck it:
You cruzers are so friggin shortsighted it’s pathetic.
Trump will win in New Hampshire.momincombatboots knows winning New Hampshire just proves you're liberal:
If that assuages the pain, you keep sticking to that.
Trump will win in New Hampshire.patlin seems to think Trump is a better Christian than Cruz:
Democrats always do... Mr Single Payor 2000 is their guy.. Force Israel.. Force Apple... Every democrat I know is voting for him. Not impressed by trump, a democrat, winning nhamp. Maybe he will stop at St. Paul’s high, give some poor soul a senior salute with his bud John Kerry.
How abut the art of being an HONEST CHRISTIAN? Where does that factor play in Cruz campaign of lies? You can not have it both ways, a lie is a lie and even worse, an unrepentant liar!fireman15 attacks the real enemy - Cruz supporters:
I don’t know what Cruz’s true character is. I do know that Sarah Palin who knows both Trump and Cruz chose to support Trump.Vision Thing
Recently not all but many Cruz supporters have given us clues about their true character. Even tonight after the good news we still get pretty much the same type of posts from them. We need to remind ourselves however that regardless of their poor manners and social ineptness they are the “true conservatives”. I am sorry but it is both strange and sad.
Wow. You’re pretty excited for a guy whose candidate only got 28 percent of the vote. 72 percent don’t want your guy. :)Moorings
But congrats to Cruz. Impressive win in IA.
Dude, lose the sour grapes. Not cool.