Thursday, November 10, 2016

Largest Evangelical Turnout in History Helps Donald Trump; Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump Victory...

Largest Evangelical Turnout in History Helps Donald Trump Defeat Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton    ...An ABC/Washington Post poll in October found that while 55 percent of the public overall held an unfavorable opinion of Clinton, displeasure grew to 70 percent among white evangelicals.

A CNN exit poll of voters based on religious affiliation found that white evangelicals and Mormons backed Trump in large numbers on Tuesday. According to the poll, 81 percent of white evangelicals and 61 percent of Mormons voted for Trump.

Christianity Today reports Clinton’s campaign largely neglected evangelical voters, while Trump spent a lot of time reaching out to the voting block...

Trump's win could have large repercussions on issues relating to abortion and religious freedom A Trump win has a massive impact on issues relating to abortion and religious freedom. Here are five immediate impacts...

Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump Victory-play-doh, "cry-in", coloring books Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate.

At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday.

Colleges nationwide scrambled to help students process Republican Donald Trump’s stunning election victory. They’re acknowledging that many students were up late watching results and so may not be at their sharpest in early-morning lectures. More so, they’re responding to a widespread sense of shock and despair on campuses to the victory of a candidate who offended Mexicans, Gold Star mothers, Muslims and the disabled during the course of the campaign...

Newsweek recalls 125,000 copies of its souvenir Madam President issue ...Although Topix Media had also prepared a Donald Trump version it thought it was safe to dispatch only the version detailing “Hillary Clinton's historic journey to the White House”, as the cover put it.

“Like everybody else, we got it wrong,” Tony Romando, chief executive of Topix Media, told The New York Post.

The edition appeared on shelves on Tuesday but was hastily withdrawn... image

 Facebook, Twitter Reap Pros and Cons of Users’ Election Engagement The 2016 presidential contest was the first real social-media election. Given the race’s often toxic and divisive rhetoric, it was a mixed blessing for the two giants of the industry.

Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. were central in shaping voters’ perceptions of the U.S. political climate and the two presidential candidates, Republican Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. One in five social-media users modified their views about a political or social issue because of a social-media post, according to a Pew Research survey published last month.

Mr. Trump, in particular, used Twitter as a primary means of communicating with supporters in a way no candidate has before, and to bypass traditional news outlets that he often accused of conspiring against his candidacy...

Video: Black Mob Viciously Beats White Trump Voter ...The clip shows the thugs repeatedly screaming, “you voted Donald Trump” as they assault the victim from every angle while others steal his belongings.

“You voted Trump,” the mob screams, “You gonna pay for that sh*t.”

Another woman shouts “beat his ass,” while another man is heard laughing before remarking, “Don’t vote Trump.”...

Crucifixions and vice patrols show Islamic State maintains Mosul grip    Islamic State militants fighting to hold on to their Mosul stronghold have killed at least 20 people in the last two days for passing information to "the enemy" and are back on the city streets policing the length of men's beards, residents say.

Five crucified bodies were put on display at a road junction on Tuesday, a clear message to the city's remaining 1.5 million residents that the ultra-hardline Islamists are still in charge, despite losing territory to the east of the city.

Others were seen hanging from electricity poles and traffic signals around the city, residents said on Wednesday...

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...