“Hardball” host Chris Matthews reacts to the Iowa Democratic caucus debacle – 2/3/2020. Screen grab via MSNBC.
As my RedState colleague Bonchie wrote earlier, the Iowa Democratic caucuses were an absolute disaster last night.
I have to admit I had not planned on staying online to find out the results but as the night went on and the problems grew, I couldn’t help but marvel as the chaos unfolded, especially considering how Iowa Democrats had painted themselves as models of democracy just hours before the caucuses started.
Many people – including Democrats – have for years complained about the caucus process as antiquated, outdated, and unreliable. And after watching what unfolded last night, it’s safe to say that truer words were never spoken:
Iowa is charming and everything but let’s all admit that if we saw this sloppy, chaotic, slap-dash voting system employed in another country we’d call for UN election monitoring.
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) February 4, 2020
Along with the stark reality that the Iowa Democratic caucuses were a cluster **** of epic proportions yesterday comes the intentionally and unintentionally hilarious reactions from journalists, commentators on the left and right, and random Twitter users who were monitoring things from afar.
Let’s start with MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, who looked like he was one conniption fit away from throwing things and storming off set. Here was his reaction as the wheels fell of the caucus train last night:
“The guy in the White House is chuckling all night here, showing the Democrats can’t even get a three car funeral organized or whatever you want to call it. I would say to the people of Iowa, ‘Will the last person leaving Des Moines please turn out the lights?’ This has not been a success.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 4, 2020
On the other hand, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume kinda spoke for a lot of us with his actions in the midst of a live segment during the Iowa caucuses. If you listen closely, you can hear him remove his mic as though preparing to leave as the broadcast continued on. Anchor Bret Baier joked that even though a studio next to them had already shut down for the night that Hume couldn’t leave just yet:
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 4, 2020
Here are some other hot takes that had me doubled over in laughter last night:
Same person that launched Obamacare website that crashed must have designed the Iowa app!
— Gary Flesher (@ggf57) February 4, 2020
Tens of thousands of ballots all for Joe Biden being shipped to Iowa from Broward County Florida as we speak. “Don’t worry folks we got this covered” DNC operatives. #IowaCaucuses
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 4, 2020
— Queerity Control (@GheyPatriot) February 4, 2020
BREAKING: Beto O'Rourke declares himself the winner of the #IowaCaucuses
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) February 4, 2020
— afro-arabs for kylo ren (@Navvai) February 4, 2020
The ballots have arrived. pic.twitter.com/IB6G9AfLDj
— I Hate The Media 🇺🇸 (@ihatethemedia) February 4, 2020
The Democrat "quality control" team has arrived pic.twitter.com/UPTDnk7406
— I Shame Liberals (@NotAPajamaBoy) February 4, 2020
The Iowa DNC Headquarters be like:
— Geek (@G33KDad) February 4, 2020
Warren is going to speak now, apparently, based on no results. Which is sort of what she did with her DNA test, come to think about it.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 4, 2020
It’s only a matter of time before we find out Hunter Biden was on the board of the company that made the app
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 4, 2020
And honorable mention goes to…. yours truly (yes, I crack myself up sometimes!):
Adam Schiff, totally regretting not mentioning in his closing impeachment trial speech that Trump would figure out a way to sabotage the Democratic #IowaCaucuses if acquitted…. pic.twitter.com/AWtnhnHTxG
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) February 4, 2020
After all, I mean if Trump could sell Alaska to the Russians, surely he could pull of turning the Iowa Democratic caucuses into a fiasco, right? 😉