Bernie Knows What Time It Is

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Sanders ascending. Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images

The drama in Iowa gave us so much. It offered up the spectacle of a surge for the nasty, messiah-minded, what-separation-of-church-and-state Cruz who has vowed “the body of Christ (will) rise up to pull us back from the abyss” and his unimaginable supporters, those "most skin-crawlingly creepy folks in the religious right (who) use Jesus as a cover to push their lifelong obsession with controlling other people’s sex lives." It provided the archetypal "wake-up call" for a smug Democratic party that tried hard to "package up a nomination and tie it off with a bow" but proved woefully out of touch with the real change that so many voters, especially young ones, now devoutly seek. And it gave us this fabulous photo of gleeful hard-won triumph. The one of a stalwart Bernie at 5 a.m. in the back of a pickup in New Hampshire, hoarsely exhorting an exuberant  crowd, comes in a cool second. Wheel's still in spin.

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In New Hampshire early this morning. Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters

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Comic relief from New York's Daily News

 

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