I haven’t written as much on the US Presidential election as I thought I would primarily because the appropriate response is simply typing WHATTHEACTUALFECK?? over and over and over again. Even Donald Trump’s emails stopped being funny.
Still, I thought given the levels of meltdown that it was worth seeing what is happening in other people’s ideological bubbles and the sites that pop-up on autocomplete in the address bar are the puppy-related ones.
On the majority of the Sad Puppy side, there is nothing much to see. Quite rightly, the majority of the leading lights of the Sad Puppies took a principled stand against Donald Trump sometime ago. Choosing not to saddle themselves with a far right misogynistic albatross was a wise choice – possibly a lesson learned from 2015.
Peter ‘Tor Boycott’ Grant is the most noticeable exception with a reluctant half-hearted endorsement of Trump:
Moving more Rabidwards, John C Wright has said little recently about the election. The last notable post was in response to the first Presidential debate: http://www.scifiwright.com/2016/09/first-presidential-debate/
Rather like Grant, he appears to be holding his nose and wrinkling his face against the stench from the candidate he feels obliged to support.
Meanwhile, in Voxland the assembled troops are still eagerly awaiting the coming “Trumpslide”. While disheartened by the first debate and disappointed with Trump making something that looked vaguely like an apology, Trump’s behaviour in the second debate was precisely what their worldview prescribes as winning behaviour. That everybody else is watching in jaw-dropped horror is not sinking in.
[ETA] Vox has also now officially announced that his Voxopedia is a thing and totally not just a giant exercise to allow him to edit John Scalzi’s wiki-bio without interference.
Also for those still counting I note this number: “Thanks to the 172 Original Galaxians who made this possible. ”