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The Breakfast Scramble: 15 November 2016

DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleThe Breakfast Scramble:

To know her is to love her, from Wesley Pruden, Washington Times [1]:

Hillary Clinton, who started plotting her path to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. when she was a law student at Yale, took a detour through Arkansas and if she still wants to be a president will have to settle for Wellesley, or Smith or one of the other Seven Sisters. But it won’t be anything in Arkansas.

Even with her borrowed family name, her brief but famous law practice in Little Rock and other ties to the state, her election day was particularly dismal in Arkansas. She won just under 34 percent of the popular vote, winning only eight of the state’s 75 counties. She won the vote in Little Rock and surrounding Pulaski County, still a stronghold of what passes for liberalism in Arkansas, and a handful of Delta counties along the Mississippi River, which are predominantly black

B.J. Clinton may be a charming rat. His wife on the other hand is just a rat.

Has the Identity Card been trumped, Victor Davis Hanson, via Robert, Small Dead Animals [2]:

… the more Clinton Inc. talked about the Latino vote, the black vote, the gay vote, the woman vote, the more Americans tired of the same old identity politics pandering. What if minority bloc voters who had turned out for Obama might not be as sympathetic to a middle-aged, multimillionaire white woman? And what if the working white classes might flock to the politically incorrect populist Trump in a way that they would not to a leftist elitist like Hillary Clinton? In other words, the more Clinton played the identity politics card, the more she earned fewer returns for herself and more voters for Trump.

Of course the social justice mob had to play identity politics, because their wee brains are too small to hold any real ideas.

Would be nice.

Draining a very big swamp, the swamp extents far beyond the Beltway, from Andy Ngo [3].   Free speech is not a social justice concept, but violence is.

Rural voices fall on deaf ears in Brooklyn. There a urban – rural divides, From NPR [4]:

Here’s another divide that started to get more attention this election: the rural-urban gap. Rural voters vote more Republican, while urban voters vote more Democratic, and that divide grew this year from where it was in 2012 and 2008. It’s a nuanced divide, too; strikingly, as counties get progressively more rural, they more or less steadily grow more Republican. And it’s possible that living in a rural area caused people to vote more Republican this election.

Exit polls show that the rural-urban divide grew from 2008 to 2012, and again this election. What’s particularly interesting is that the rural vote seems to have moved more than the urban or suburban votes.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign in Brooklyn neither listened to these rural voices, nor even seem to care, from Politico [5]:

By all accounts, the Clinton campaign didn’t think it really needed rural voters, a shrinking population that’s reliably Republican. The campaign never named a rural council, as Obama did in 2012 and 2008. It also didn’t build a robust rural-dedicated campaign infrastructure. In 2008, Obama had a small staff at campaign headquarters dedicated to rural messaging and organizing efforts and had state-level rural coordinators in several battleground states throughout the Midwest and Rust Belt.

In the fire is hot department, Mrs. Clinton did not win the votes from people whom never asked to vote for her. Who would have thunk?