US election demographics: only white men voted pro-republican

The exit polls are out for the 2018 US election. The most notable features: All minorities, both minority men and minority women, voted Democrat. Total US women voted Democrat, total US men voted Republican. White men voted relatively strongly Republican 60 R vs 39 D White women, though, were divided, at 49 R vs 49 D, thus being the only group of women not to … Continue reading US election demographics: only white men voted pro-republican

Trumpquake: Savouring the tears of our enemies

Looking ahead to the French elections, Daniela Schwarzer, director of research at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), said that European leaders like Ms Le Pen might start to take a leaf out of Mr Trump’s no-shame rhetorical playbook. “The broken taboos, the extent of political conflict, the aggression that we’ve seen from Trump, this can widen the scope of what becomes thinkable in … Continue reading Trumpquake: Savouring the tears of our enemies

The feminists Trump has stomped and left behind

A few days ago feminist author Jill Filipovic wrote a piece in the New York Times gloating about Clinton’s imminent triumph, while dubbing white men a “threat” and expressing for them a kind of patronising pity tinged with contempt. She also intimated at an alliance between white women and thrusting brown-skinned men against these threatening but feckless and disempowered white men. Her article deserves to … Continue reading The feminists Trump has stomped and left behind

Was Weiner spying?

Contemplating the strange turn of events in the American election, it strikes me there is a possibility no one is considering: that Anthony Weiner, the former congressman accused of sexting a 15-year-old girl, was engaging in espionage. Why would the director of the FBI risk disruption to the natural course of a presidential election? Did he see something in the email metadata that alarmed him? … Continue reading Was Weiner spying?

Trump should do a Netanyahu in the last days

The Podesta emails continue to throw up interesting stuff. Here’s one he got from Paul Begala, an American political strategist who worked for Isaac Herzog, an Israeli politician, in the elections of 2015 (link). The expectation was that Netanyahu would be defeated, but he unexpectedly rallied at the end and won. Begala attributes this to his racism. Just as patterns of immigration are moving the … Continue reading Trump should do a Netanyahu in the last days