Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Election 2016 links: Stocks rebound, Massive Repudiation of the Press...more

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Denny Burke: Thoughts about the most stunning election of my lifetime   I have stayed up to the bitter end on election night. Secretary Clinton has just conceded the race, and President-elect Trump is delivering his victory speech as I type. There will be much to say in coming days about tonight’s result. Before turning-in for the night, I offer five quick thoughts on what we have just witnessed.

1. This is the American Brexit. It’s a populist realignment of the American two-party system. Donald Trump won 44% of the vote during the GOP primaries, and he has achieved a stunning victory tonight. The GOP is now the party of populism, not the party of conservatism. A similar populist strain runs right through the Democratic Party as well. That strain is reflected in the 47% who voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, and that strain will endure for the foreseeable future. This populist divide runs right through both parties and has changed everything this cycle. Will it endure? I don’t know. But there’s no question about what just happened. The people spoke, and their voice astonishes the ruling class. This result leaves the nation’s media and political elites as the shocked victims of their own presumption... image

Stocks rebound after scary overnight sell-off; Dow up more than 100   U.S. stocks were holding up remarkably well and jumped Wednesday as the major indexes pared steep losses after markets careened out of control in volatile trading overnight after a speech by U.S. President Elect Donald Trump helped reassure investors after his upset win vs. Hillary Clinton caught investors around the globe by surprise.

The Dow Jones industrial was up 140 points, or 0.8%, after tumbling as much as 800 points in late-night futures trading.

The broad Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, which was down 5% overnight and hit a trading halt designed to limit losses, erased its steep declines and was up 0.6%. The Nasdaq composite gained 0.4%...

Bozell on the Results: This Was A Massive Repudiation of the Press      All the pundits are declaring today that this victory for Donald Trump is historic in nature. That is true – in America. But I’ve seen it before.

On the eve of the Nicaraguan elections in 1991, I participated in a press conference with three others who had been active during that campaign. They echoed the polls that had the Sandinistas winning by over 20 points. I predicted Violeta Chamorro’s victory. I stated the media polling, authorized by the communist government, was going to be flat wrong. The Nicaraguan people were telling the media what the media wanted to hear – then went to the voting booths and voted for freedom instead.

This is why the pundits got it all wrong. They believed the media and their spin, not just on the coronation of Hillary Clinton, but more important, on America’s repudiation of Donald Trump.

They saw Trump’s voters just as the Clinton campaign saw them: a basket of deplorables. All season long the pro-Hillary press treated Trump’s followers with utter contempt. At the same time the leftwing media were giving aid and comfort to Hillary Clinton, covering up her scandals when they could, spinning them in her favor when they couldn’t.

There Really Is a Silent Majority; the Right Wins the Culture War of 2016   ...It turns out the Republican National Committee really can run a get-out-the-vote operation. Reince Priebus, who appeared to be on the verge of being the chairman who presided over the Republicans’ worst defeats ever, is the man who ran the shop as the party enjoyed one of its biggest and most consequential comeback in history.

Hillary Clinton’s multitudes of state offices didn’t amount to a hill of beans. Clearly, her team was as blindsided as anyone else. All those data metrics, all those surveys, all that technology . . . In the end, all of that didn’t help her win a race where she was the front-runner all along. What’s more, none of that stuff gave her a clue that she was losing it. There has been a real Cult of Data built in the world of political campaigns, and I’ve genuflected a time or two to the idea that everything can be quantified, measured and calculated. Maybe gut feelings matter...

Trump wins US election: How world leaders have reacted  World leaders are reacting to the triumph of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election.

As news of the result was confirmed, they began to send congratulations - some fulsome, some more tentative - to the business mogul...

Nov 9, 2016

Israel woke up to Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. presidential election on Wednesday, and local politicians were quick to offer their congratulations.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu published a statement congratulating Trump, saying: “President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel. We will work together to advance the security, stability and peace in our region. The strong connection between the United States and Israel is based on shared values, shared interests and a shared destiny.

The Top 5 Foreign Policy Problems Trump Must Deal With As President   President-elect Donald Trump inherits a country deeply divided on a host of domestic issues. But the American people relatively agree about one thing—they don’t want to go to war. Unfortunately for Trump, America faces an international order that’s unstable and in disarray. If he doesn’t act to restore that order, we may soon find ourselves in another war.

Of the many foreign policy challenges Trump faces, a few stand out as the most pressing. Here are five conflicts the president-elect will have to contend with on his first day in office...

'Not my president!' Vandals set fires, smash windows, shut down streets in California after Trump win  ...At UCLA, vandals set a trash can on fire, while other small fires forced the shutdown of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland.

On other campuses, protesters smashed windows and shut down streets, as if that’s a constructive way to express political dissent...

 New York voter SUES Trump for $1billion claiming the GOP campaign has caused him 'emotional distress' ...Trump is accused of targeting 'under-educated voters' and getting them to believe their lives are 'falsely under threat'.

Trump is joined in the case by his running mate Mike Pence, the Republican National Committee and its chairman, Reince Priebus.

Tafuto said he was suing the defendants for 'punitive and compensatory damages in the amount of $1,000,000,000 for severe emotional pain, and suffering and for the deliberate and willful, obstruction of Plaintiff's constitutional rights'...

The Leftwing Media-Headline meltdown

Yale professor makes midterm optional for students distraught over Trump win The leftist establishment is reeling, and the special snowflakes on college campuses are running for their safe spaces. Trump’s election is a repudiation of their whole mindset and philosophy. It’s time to drain the swamp in academia as well as government...


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