Thank God that the deracinated, de-Christianized EU elite plan to integrate Turkey into the European Union did not work. And if I were a Turk, I would thank Allah for preserving my Islamic country from that fate too. Elites in both countries wish to deny the religious basis of their respective cultures, and pretend that we’re all a bunch of universalists. We’re not, and never will be.
Sexism and racism were likely factors for some folks in the election. For the sake of the country, though, we need to take a more ecumenical approach to dissecting this election. There was much more at play here than simple hate.
Pollsters, consultants, and data-crunchers: if you want to find the biggest losers from last night, go look in the mirror.
The “ground game” is not what you thought it was.
Data is not king. Polls do not win elections. Numbers do not deliver the White House. For better or worse, we are back to a style of campaigning that predates all of that.
And maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
“Good Lord. I never expected to be here. Now what do I do?”
Two things will for certain place our nation onto the path to tyranny: coddling the lazy and the indolent, or coddling the wealthy and powerful.
If you have not already, please go vote. And regardless of who wins tonight, let us commit ourselves to ensuring that the new administration understands both the nature and limits of the mandate we have given it.
I always wonder about William F. Buckley, Jr.: as a man of acute control, what beliefs did he conceal? And how did that shape conservatism?
Something to think about in the coming months as America’s political spectrum goes through its biggest re-alignment in at least a generation, and probably two.
This is not a question that needs to be asked in most elections, but it needs to be asked in this one: what kind of person is Donald Trump? What kind of person says these things? And is that really the kind of person we want to be president?
— Ezra Klein