As the Iowa Caucus fiasco stretched into its fourth day, Democratic Party leaders in the Hawkeye State figured it was time to divert some of the attention away from their own incompetence. So instead of blaming their own lack of preparedness, their questionable investment in untested technology, or the outright corruption in the ranks of the party, they put the blame on their favorite all-time scapegoat: President Donald Trump!
From Fox News:
Red-faced Iowa Democrats have zeroed in on a new culprit for the botched caucuses that may cost the Hawkeye State its time-honored role as the kickoff to presidential races. After first blaming an app for the inability to declare Monday night, a problem that still lingers even as frustrated candidates have packed up and moved on to New Hampshire for the nation’s first primary, the state party is blaming the president’s supporters.
Workers manning the phones in Iowa after the state’s disastrous caucus on Monday reportedly claim that President Trump backers flooded the hotline number for precinct chairs that led to even more confusion and disarray.
Ken Sagar, a Democratic central committee member in the state, told a conference call Wednesday that on the night of the caucus, Trump backers were calling in to voice their support for the president, Bloomberg reported. Sagar was reportedly one of the people answering the calls.
Oh noooo. Trump supporters ruined your little caucus? How tragic. How awful. How…unlikely.
This is like when you were playing Nintendo as a kid and you jumped Mario into a pit before immediately blaming your little brother or the dog for distracting you. Meanwhile, they were doing nothing other than minding their own business. In many cases, they weren’t even in the damn room.
This was an embarrassing incident in an embarrassing week for the Democrats. First Iowa, then Nancy’s temper tantrum at the State of the Union, and finished up with the acquittal of Donald Trump in the Senate. And you’ll notice that in each case, they’ve found a way to put the blame on the president and Republicans.
If you wanted a sneak preview of how they will govern if they win in November, this week was the perfect glimpse.