An Angry Chris Matthews Melts Down Over Iowa Caucus Debacle (Plus Other Hilarious Reactions)

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“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Many people – including Democrats – have for years complained about the caucus process as antiquated, outdated, and unreliable.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:

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.”


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:

Here are some other hot takes that had me doubled over in laughter last night:

And honorable mention goes to…. yours truly (yes, I crack myself up sometimes!):

After all, I mean if he could sell Alaska to the Russians, surely he could pull of turning the Iowa Democratic caucuses into a fiasco, right? 😉

Sister Toldjah

Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 16+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars.

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