Wednesday Assorted Links

1. HRC embraced the most pro-abortion position ever for a Dem nominee while supposedly attempting to appeal to “suburban moderates”

2. The plurality of “Russian hacker IP addresses” are Tor exit nodes (i.e., usable by anyone)

3. Trump on the late USSR

4. Indians in Fort Bend, TX. BTW, the implicit assumption that Indians are “natural conservatives” is bullshit. They overwhelmingly went for Bernie (and I suspect “uncommitted” in 2008) in the primary and Hillary and Obama in the general (at least, in my precinct) and are generally both socially and fiscally liberal. The fact they are generally less promiscuous in their personal lives than Jews does not mean their political views are any different in nature. The vast majority of “locals who regularly vote for conservatives but were put off by Donald Trump’s remarks” in Fort Bend county were White cuckservatives.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday Assorted Links”

  1. 1. Could just be that being anti-abortion is now so far outside the Overton window even the middle-right doesn’t consider it important. Case in point: Donald Trump supporters looked the other way on Trump’s obviously thin and insincere anti-abortion pandering. (Abortion law should be a top issue to anyone right of center since, to many of them, it’s essentially the legalized mass killing of innocent humans.)

    Also, views on abortion might be softening among blacks and Hispanics, who in the past have been very anti-abortion.

    1. “Also, views on abortion might be softening among blacks and Hispanics, who in the past have been very anti-abortion.”

      -Social issues have never, ever mattered in Black and Hispanic candidate preference. Case in point: 1972.

      “Could just be that being anti-abortion is now so far outside the Overton window even the middle-right doesn’t consider it important.”

      -Oh, it’s well within the Overton window.
      http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/390495/social-issues-need-not-kill-gop-lessons-50-state-yougov-survey-henry-olsen

      “Case in point: Donald Trump supporters looked the other way on Trump’s obviously thin and insincere anti-abortion pandering.”

      -No less and no more insincere than that of any other GOP candidate’s, and probably more sincere than Mitt Romney’s (who famously used the polls to determine his abortion stance back when he was challenging Ted Kennedy).

      “Abortion law should be a top issue to anyone right of center since, to many of them, it’s essentially the legalized mass killing of innocent humans.”

      -I do not consider fetuses “innocent humans”, but being anti-abortion is by no means a deal-breaker when I decide which candidate to support.

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