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Trump, Sanders Take New Hampshire

Republican Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders each won their respective New Hampshire primaries.

Trump’s win erases some of the stigma he incurred after losing in an upset to Sen. Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses. Hillary Clinton loses in New Hampshire after just barely squeezing out a win in Iowa, putting her campaign on an uncertain footing.

In the crucial battle for second place on the Republican side, Gov. John Kasich was leading the pack early in the evening. It was unclear who might win the race for third, a post that could also set a campaign up nicely for the coming primary in South Carolina.

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48 Responses to Trump, Sanders Take New Hampshire

  1. Listening to Shillary like she won tonight. All the items she’s listed sounds like the chosen ones agenda that has failed for the last 7 years. Starving children, puppies, women’s rights, human rights. What a load of BS.

  2. At the rate we’re going, it’s looking like the next Potus will be a serial liar, a real estate guy, or an old hippie Socialist. And bringing up the rear is the ‘spiritual leader’ from Ohio. Wake me up when it’s over, please!

  3. The son of the postal worker gets his 15 minutes in the Republican sun.

    And Star is happy — good run — first Rubio and now Kasich. You might have someone to vote for after all. :):)

    • I was kind of wrong on thinking Rubio might show ’em…But I like Kasich, although he needs money now big time. I am mesmerized this AM by how Morning Joe barely mentioned Kasich–he was second, right, I didn’t dream that? Of course, Joe took 10 minutes to pound Rubio again, say he looked sweaty, etc.–but now I think he has the word from on high to freeze out Kasich…don’t know. I am trying to figure it–which way the press lemmings will lunge.

  4. I woke up to the happy news, the two anti-establishment candidates won big. Exciting. I love it !
    Many of us over here are also extremely disappointed with the “establishment”,and I believe that you, like us, also want to throw a wrench in the corrupt political machinery and send the politruks to the gallows and the galleys. Is it not what happened in New Hampshire ?

    • An important key to understanding the appeal of non-establishment politicians is the current mood of the country, the generally negative opinion toward politicians, and the catastrophes, domestic and internationally, created during the Obama era.

      Over 60 percent of the country believes that we are headed in the wrong direction. I translate that statistic as an anger toward the current political class, which has brought us to this sour mood. That’s what’s driving a lot of the electorate this year. Hence, the appeal of the “outsider”.

      http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/direction_of_country-902.html

      • I like the tax plan that Cruz is espousing.
        10% across the board and get rid of the IRS.
        He also wants to dismantle the EPA, and eliminate common core.

        Common core is a disaster and Kasich adopted it for Ohio.

        Kasich is not a conservative by a long shot.

        • You could bone up on his explanation of the common core thing–intead of just saying that all the time. He is a conservative–a pragmatic one–he figures out what works… He’s sure more of a conservative than the guy who went into a painstaking declination of the word “conserve.” Huh?

          • Yes, this is from Huffpo (first cite I saw) and you can attack the source, but it stated Kasich on CC pretty well…though I prob should not post this much of someone’s material…

            Kasich dismissed criticisms of the standards from those like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), who argue that the guidelines will lead the federal government to have more control of the education system in the United States.

            “The Common Core was written by state education superintendents and local principals. In my state of Ohio, we want higher standards for our children, and those standards are set and the curriculum is set by local school boards,” Kasich said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Barack Obama doesn’t set it, the state of Ohio doesn’t set it. It is local school boards driving better education, higher standards, created by local school boards.

            “I’ve asked the Republican governors who have complained about this to tell me where I’m wrong, and guess what, silence.”

          • Think what you will.
            We live next door to a teacher that just retired.
            She told me that the federally mandated paperwork that is required is ridiculous.
            Kasich stated in NH that he should have run as a dem.
            He is NOT conservative, he is a squish.
            He goes anywhere the wind blows.

          • The teacher also noted that the mandated paperwork required information on each student far beyond what she thought was necessary.
            Sound familiar Star ?
            Been to a doctor lately ?

          • This thread is getting long so I will end with this.
            Kasich said that the local school boards determine the curriculum.
            Sure they do to get money from the state and the feds.
            Kasich ran on a platform saying he was going to stick to the Ohio Constitution which says that property taxes cannot be used to fund the school system.
            He was elected and the school taxes have gone up substantially every year since he has been in office.

            Screw Huffpo, I live here.

            Kasich is not to be trusted.

          • Well, I have watched the man in action and he is no squish…think what YOU want. He wrangled both sides to get balanced budgets in Congress–and did the same for Ohio, where they are required, I think. He does not go where the wind blows–he saw a way to make the first three yrs of federal subsidy help Ohioans and had a plan to go on with Medicaid when it disappeared with even more being helped. I am sure your neighbor is telling the truth–to adapt CC guidelines to local conditions and desires I am sure requires some reporting back. I can’t spend all day defending these people–but I don’t make my calls based on nothing, either. I think Kasich is a man of thoughtfulness and integrity–maybe too much so for the present bloodlust infecting the country.

          • I give your views weight because you do live in Ohio…But I also make my own study…I wish we could trade our governor for yours. We have some ice cream exec (outsider)–I don’t even know what he is up to, if anything.

          • We have to agree to disagree on this one…I don’t have the time, AfVet…We each have one vote…or whatever I say….I would use mine for this man, you wouldn’t. You may use yours for Trump, but are pending…I would never.

          • I know I am being a list hog today–but one more thing. You say you don’t trust Kasich? I don’t trust him either–I don’t trust ANY of them–the best we can do is see if their ideas track and sound feasible with a path, as they say, to achievable. But trust? I’ve been along way too long for that.

    • Keep in mind that Sanders voted with Obama on just about everything BHO wanted.
      This Country cannot afford another socialist in the WH.
      Trump is an outsider, so is Cruz to an extent.

      Early yet.