Hillary Clinton has badly underperformed in 2016 compared with her first run for president in 2008, a new data analysis done exclusively by Breitbart News shows. Hillary Clinton has badly underperformed in 2016 compared with her first run for president in 2008, a new data analysis done exclusively by Breitbart News shows.
It’s particularly telling that she’s gotten fewer votes in 2016 than she did in 2008…
To win in November, Clinton will need a strong showing from the Democrat base. This data seems to suggest that she has significant problems with her own party’s core voters, meaning that if whoever wins the Republican nomination is able to woo these disaffected Democrats into the GOP camp, there could be a blowout in November for the Republican nominee.
Russians now hope for God’s help more, byYekaterina Sinelschikova. Russians have begun to hope for God’s help twice as often in the past 25 years, according to a poll of 1,600 people.
The rise of religious sentiment among citizens has been noticed, particularly by the Russian Orthodox Church.
Patriarch Alexander Volkov: “We experienced the first wave of religiosity just after the Soviet period, when crowds of people went to the church, but it was not always a conscious effort. Now people are doing it with more forethought.”
The church has taken notice and over the past five years, Moscow has significantly increased the number of parishes – from 894 in 2012 to 1,110 in 2015.
But this is not enough according to Volkov. “Now we understand that we need many more churches. Not one of the constructed temples is empty. All are full or are even overcrowded.”
This seems to be a factor helping Russia cope with Muslims much better than the West.
hat-tip Stephen Neil
Much to Celebrate, More To Do, by Michael Warren Davis.
You can see it in the faces of the Left’s champions as voters and the tide of history oblige them to confront the wreckage their policies have wrought, from the divisive separatism of multiculturalism to the morass of red ink that mires the West’s economies. Damage done, now to fix it. …
The masses in Europe and America are only beginning to rethink the West’s trajectory because the ghastly conclusion of radical Leftism is everywhere evident: poverty, crime, and social alienation. …
It’s doubly bad news for the Left. Not only are they being discredited, and indeed discrediting themselves – you can read regret on the faces of Angela Merkel, David Cameron, and Barack Obama as if it’s printed in 132-point type – but their ideological muscles are completely atrophied after so many years of disuse. There’s not a single intelligent defender of progressivism to be found anywhere in the Western world.
hat-tip Stephen Neil
Delcons, Defcons, and elections in Australia 2016. Joanne Nova enters the debate on whether conservatives who find Malcolm Turnbull too left-leaning should vote Liberal, protest (vote ALA?), or punish the Liberals by voting Labor.
With an election likely for July 2nd, the hottest topic in Australian politics right now is how to vote. So put your best case forward here. Hammer this out. Will Turnbull promise anything to win back the Delcons — the angry conservatives? The time to ask is now, and if the Liberal base are not prepared to vote against him, they have nothing to negotiate.
The elephant in 2016 is the ferocious boiling anger among betrayed conservatives and small government libertarians, divided over whether they can bear to vote for Turnbull (a Liberal*) who has been called the best leader the Labor Party never had. Delcons was tossed at the so-called “Delusional” Conservatives. But they took up the badge. Defcons means the Defiant ones.
WHEN WINNING IS LOSING. The great Tim Blair also finds her article of note:
The great Jo Nova analyses Delcon voting strategies:
“The issue: Is it better to vote for the lesser of two evils and hope a Turnbull-led party can be reformed after a win, or is it better to think long term, take the medicine and rebuild in opposition – and is there a realistic third choice?”
“Winning at any cost is a loss. It’s a matter of principle. As long as Turnbull is in charge there will be no real alternative for conservative libertarians. If the “true liberal base” will put up with Turnbull and support power for Liberals regardless of principles then their vote is truly worth nothing. I’m not just talking about putting small parties or independents ahead of the Liberal candidate, but the nuclear option – sending the preferences to Labor, despite its ghastly policies.”
Read the whole thing, and join in the comments.
UPDATE: From Rage of the Delcons by Miranda Devine:
THE Essential poll last week quantified that strange beast: the delcon, or delusional conservative. These are Liberal voters so angry about Tony Abbott’s ousting they would rather Bill Shorten win the election than Malcolm Turnbull.
Essential asked: “Has the re-election of Malcolm Turnbull as leader of the Liberal Party made you more or less likely to support the Liberal National Coalition at the next federal election?”
Just 14 per cent say they are less likely to vote for the Turnbull-led Coalition. Just four percent say they are “much less likely”. That’s what you could call the delcon community, small but noisy.
UPDATE: Andrew Bolt replies by accusing Devine of playing the gender card. Seems like a storm in a teacup.
College more dangerous than prison for women AND men when it comes to sexual assault, says Obama admin, by Ashe Schow. The Obama administration has produced new statistics on prison rape which, taken in conjunction with its widespread claims about college campuses, imply that women and even men are safer from rape in prison than they are on college campuses.
Which shows how much they twist statistics and how much you should trust them.
Democrats Have a Serious Male Voter Problem, by Ashe Schow.
[A]s media outlets and Democrats love to focus on the gender gap among Republicans that favors men, they ignore the massive gender gap on the Democratic Party that favors women. It’s due in large part these days to the Party’s consistent pandering to women and minorities while ignoring white men. …
Working-class men have seen their jobs disappearing and their issues being ignored or forced to take a backseat to the issues of others—and if they complain they’re accused of racism, sexism and white male privilege.
Ms. Clinton has become so tone deaf on men’s issues that when she wrote an op-ed about criminal justice reform … she focused solely on women prisoners. She even went so far as to imply female criminals are really victims because they can’t visit their children.
She completely ignored the massive gender disparities in the criminal justice system that favor women, like shorter sentences (if they’re sentenced at all) for similar crimes as men and the advantages women have in family court.
It’s this kind of pandering that turns a lot of voters—especially male voters off. When a candidate has to completely discount an entire population in order to try and gain the votes of another population, it’s sickening.
UPDATE: The marriage gap between the US parties is more than double the gender gap. The gender gap fits the narrative (spun as “women won’t vote for Republicans because the Republicans wage war on women”), but the marriage gap is never mentioned in the PC media.
In the 2012 US Presidential election, married people voted 56 – 42 (Republican – Democrat), while singles voted 36 – 62. From which one might conclude that “married people detest the Democrats” — which perhaps is why the media/left/pc-crew work so hard to undermine marriage?
Simple Patriotism Trumps Ideology. Peggy Noonan observes that after 16 years, Americans have grown tired of both conservative and liberal abstractions.
The wind is at Donald Trump’s back, and it’s the kind that doesn’t lessen but build. …
I’d been thinking that maybe Mr. Trump’s appeal is simple: What Trump supporters believe, what they perceive as they watch him, is that he is on America’s side.
And that comes as a great relief to them, because they believe that for 16 years Presidents Bush and Obama were largely about ideologies. They seemed not so much on America’s side as on the side of abstract notions about justice and the needs of the world. Mr. Obama’s ideological notions are leftist, and indeed he is a hero of the international left. He is about international climate-change agreements, and leftist views of gender, race and income equality. Mr. Bush’s White House was driven by a different ideology—neoconservatism, democratizing, nation building, defeating evil in the world, privatizing Social Security.
But it was all ideology.
Then Mr. Trump comes and in his statements radiate the idea that he’s not at all interested in ideology, only in making America great again—through border security and tough trade policy, etc. He’s saying he’s on America’s side, period.
It’s even simpler than that: Trump is promising what most voters want, to help them — starting with less immigration and better jobs.
Black Student Activist Fights Racism By Stiffing White Waitress On Tip, by Blake Neff. The student, Ntokozo Qwabe hails from South Africa, is a Rhodes Scholar and leader in a black activist group at Oxford University. After not leaving a tip, he writes:
She leaves us & bursts into typical white tears.
Moral of the story: the time has come when no white person will be absolved. We are tired of “not all white people” and all other bullshit.
Qwabe’s collective denunciation of all white people, and his suggestion that he supports violence against them, have started a backlash online, but Qwabe has refused to back down in any way.
Splendid, really trying it on. Qwabe wants collective treatment for others, but no doubt will want to be treated as an individual, ‘cos after all he is a Rhodes scholar. Oh, and in a case of enlightened self-interest, he gets to keep the tip money!
UPDATE: Rhodes Must Fall Agitator Boasts: I Made A White Waitress Cry… by James Delingpole.
Qwabe was one of the South Africans lucky enough to have been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. On arriving at Oxford, he showed his gratitude by helping to organise a campaign to remove a statue of the scholarship’s benefactor Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College.
Despite the Rhodes Must Fall campaign’s associations with anti-white racism and wanton destruction at the University of Cape Town – including chants of “One Settler; One Bullet” – the Oriel College authorities appeared all too ready to take the rabble’s demands seriously.
The craven, politically correct Oriel authorities have cost the college millions of pounds in lost donations. What Oriel College should have done, of course, is sent a letter to Qwabe and his smelly crew like the one I suggested in Mud Huts v Western Civilization: Why #Rhodesmustfall Must Fail:
Dear scrotty students,
Cecil Rhodes’s generous bequest has contributed greatly to the comfort and wellbeing of many generations of Oxford students – a good many of them, dare we say it, better, brighter and more deserving than you.
and it went on:
And what were your ancestors doing in that period? Living in mud huts, mainly. Sure we’ll concede you the shortlived Southern African civilisation of Great Zimbabwe. But let’s be brutally honest here. The contribution of the Bantu tribes to modern civilisation has been as near as damn it to zilch.
You’ll probably say that’s “racist”. But it’s what we here at Oxford prefer to call “true.” Perhaps the rules are different at other universities. In fact, we know things are different at other universities. We’ve watched with horror at what has been happening across the pond from the University of Missouri to the University of Virginia and even to reverend institutions like Harvard and Yale: the “safe spaces”; the #blacklivesmatter; the creeping cultural relativism; the stifling political correctness; what Allan Bloom rightly called “the closing of the American mind”. At Oxford however, we will always prefer facts and free, open debate to petty grievance-mongering, identity politics and empty sloganeering. The day we cease to do so is the day we lose the right to call ourselves the world’s greatest university.
The letter subsequently went viral in South Africa.
Hundreds More Reasons to Detest 18C, by Tony Thomas.
People think Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act has only really caught Andrew Bolt, plus a few luckless students and staff at Queensland University of Technology. Not so. Right now the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is considering eighteen more complaints – a fact elicited by the Institute of Public Affairs via a Freedom of Information request. And in the past six years, as we now know, aggrieved citizens have lodged a stunning 832 complaints.
This extraordinary data was disclosed today (April 28) by IPA Policy Director Simon Breheny at the launch in Carlton of a new Connor Court book on Section 18c: No Offence Intended: Why 18C is Wrong (270pp, $29.95). The authors are Murdoch University trio Joshua Forrester (Ph.D candidate), Lorraine Finlay, (lecturer in constitutional law), and Dr Augusto Zimmerman (senior lecturer in constitutional law and a WA Law Reform Commissioner).
For those who need reminding, Section 18C makes unlawful any act reasonably likely to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or group of people because of race, colour, nationality or ethnicity.
hat-tip Stephen Neil
Obama’s legacy: Politics of anger, fights, division, by Anita Kumar.
Before he was even sworn into office, Obama proclaimed that his successful election itself had altered American politics. “Change has come to America,” he said the day he was elected president.
Now entering his final months in office, Obama acknowledges that he was not able to “fix our politics.” …
Instead, partisanship and dysfunction have grown worse. … Fist fights at campaign rallies. A major presidential candidate called a bigot and bully by members of his own party. And Americans downright pessimistic.
Republicans and Democrats refuse to compromise, sometimes even talk. Congress has become more unproductive with lawmakers failing to pass budgets or even consider presidential appointments. And most Americans have little to no confidence in the federal government to tackle the problems facing the nation in 2016…
There’s plenty of reasons for the dysfunction: millions of dollars of unaccountable money in politics; districts that ensure most lawmakers don’t face competition; parties that have become more extreme; highly partisan media outlets and an atmosphere that no longer stops campaigning for governing.
All that racial healing! Seriously, electing a community organizer with radical friends and a Muslim background, steeped in political correctness — it is hardly surprising. The old question arises: evil or stupid?
Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County, California; 17 arrested, police car smashed. Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate.
19-year-old Daniel Lujan, one of hundreds in a crowd that appeared to be mostly Latinos in their late teens and 20s:
I’m protesting because I want equal rights for everybody, and I want peaceful protest. I knew this was going to happen. It was going to be a riot. He deserves what he gets.
While we’re on the topic of hypocrisy and violence, notice how there are no violent protestors or interrupters at Clinton or Sanders rallies, which shows that … Trump supporters are violent? Rely on the media to spin it for the PC, except Fox:
IDENTITY GROUPS AND POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ARE KILLING CIVIL SOCIETY. From What is needed for free institutions to work, by Steve Kates:
John Stuart Mill once observed that democracy could work only among a unified homogeneous people. This ominous passage is from Chapter XVI of his Considerations on Representative Government:
“Free institutions are next to impossible in a country made up of different nationalities. Among a people without fellow-feeling, especially if they read and speak different languages, the united public opinion, necessary to the working of representative government, cannot exist. The influences which form opinions and decide political acts are different in the different sections of the country. An altogether different set of leaders have the confidence of one part of the country and of another. The same books, newspapers, pamphlets, speeches, do not reach them. One section does not know what opinions, or what instigations, are circulating in another. […] For the preceding reasons, it is in general a necessary condition of free institutions that the boundaries of governments should coincide in the main with those of nationalities.” (Mill  1991*: 291-294).
The rise of identity politics, fanned by the Left and supported by political correctness over the last few decades, has led to many groups in society nakedly promoting their identities and interests.
However one group in the West however is forbidden by the Left and political correctness from identity politics — whites. Whites see other groups gaining political privileges and advantages, sometimes at their expense. The inevitable is now coming to pass, as political correctness is increasingly scorned — whites are starting to identify too, if only as as a defensive reaction. Tolerance is stretched, and political correctness gets ever more deleterious to the interests of the mainstream, which isn’t quite so “main” anymore. Recent insults such as preferred treatments for Muslims (of all people!), and the bathroom wars, are accelerating the trend.
See these photos of protestors blocking Trump’s motorcade and causing chaos at the Californian Republican convention. The kid holding the “Make American Mexico Again” sign in front of a big Mexican flag is typical — La Raza (“the race”) is “good” in PC world, but any hint of white solidarity is “as bad as the Nazis”.
Taken to its logical conclusion, this will mean the end of politics as usual in the West. As Kates quotes Mill above, “democracy could work only among a unified homogeneous people,” and as the late Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore said: “In multiracial societies, you don’t vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.” In the coming decades, we might be about to reap the whirlwind of encouraging identity politics and discouraging assimilation.
UPDATE: The new white-guilt concept is ‘white fragility’, where
you’re racist if you push back against the people who imagine a world without whiteness or who openly say they want to breed white people out of existence.
hat-tip Stephen Neil
The Dead Will Be Many — Another Date With Destiny, by David Archibald. Control of western economies via climate regulations is a stepping stone to one of the further goals of the left — control of food supply. At the end, the left will have the whole world starve together as vegetarians rather than individual nations being responsible for their own food supply. Thus we saw the spectacle of supposed dining on “waste food” at the end of the Paris climate confab in 2015.
The biggest threat to that happening is a major war in East Asia, perhaps driven by Chinese notions of racial superiority. In the wash, this will simply bring forward what is inevitable anyway. Richard Fernandez has written a glimpse of a very possible future. Read an interesting speculative account of the opening day of the war in the Philippines.