What I want to know is when Slashdot got so loaded with fascists that comments like this became toxic. Really is a sad state of affairs on Slashdot when things are being moderated this way. "Hey remember all that lofty shit we said about free speech on the internet? Just kidding. Fuck you."
My original point, even though I never followed it through was this: If you're someone who is willing to leave your country at the first sign of a political movement you don't like coming to power, one that doesn't even have much chance of making any real change to begin with... how good can you possibly be at something like writing code, or maintaining systems? I mean, honestly. What's it going to take to get you to change careers, if you're willing to change countries over something as slight as who is President? Not much, probably. Success in any field of endeavor requires persistence and dedication.
Anyway, let's address this:
Registered Republicans make up less than a third of the voting public; when including independent "leaners" and voter surveys from states which do not associate a party affiliation with voter registration, we get up to around 40% of the voting public being effectively Republican.
That's simply untrue. There are numerous polls that show that there are more conservatives in America than Liberals. Even among the non-white voters that everyone keeps talking about this cycle. But the numbers are closer than you might imagine. The 10% margin you speak of simply doesn't exist. Even Gallup has the numbers statistically tied in 2015, which is interesting. But the math is a lot more complicated than all that, with so many other things in play.
And if you compare wins to losses in most every state where both Democrats and Republicans have played, Trump is beating clinton. Arizona for example. Where Trump's 249,916 beat Clinton's 235,697, Missouri where Trump statistically tied with Cruz at 382,093, but beat Clinton who could only pull together 310,602 votes. This is even true in states that Trump lost in. Overall turnout for the Republicans this year in general is higher than turnout for Democrats nationwide, and it's even something our friends in the media noticed.
So, no, it's not clear that Trump is only appealing to white voters, because the facts on the ground are simply not reflecting that (sorry media guys). And it's further unclear that Clinton can rally enough of her base enthusiasm in the event of a Trump nomination to beat him, if he he is the nominee.