Righteous indignation is always useful when trying to sink an opponent. The fact the “Trump tapes” were released a few days before tonight’s debate is, as most Americans know, not a coincidence. What upsets me more than what Trump may have said or that he acted like an idiot, is the way fellow Republicans nearly fell over themselves in their haste to put as much distance between them and Donald as soon as the tapes were made public.
The way Paul Ryan, John McCain and others have acted is disgraceful and is further proof to me and millions of Americans that there is no loyalty and more importantly no honor in the Republican Party. The American people have seen that fellow Republicans will abandon their wounded comrades if it means their careers might be in jeopardy. And solidifies the feeling for most that the GOP has indeed abandoned them.
What Trump said he said 11 years ago, Hillary called half of America among other things, deplorable just a couple of weeks ago. She asked “What difference does it make?” just last year after the murder of four Americans in Benghazi and she’s called fellow American women bimbos.
Hillary tweeted after Trump’s remarks were made public that his words were “horrible” and “is this the kind of person who should be elected as president”. Guess what Hillary? This type of person has already been elected, Bill Clinton was his name, remember him?? Oh, and before him there was JFK, LBJ and let’s not forget Anthony Weiner.
Maybe people like the former presidents mentioned are the reason Trump’s behavior is still so upsetting and why nothing seems to have changed. Perhaps when there are JFKs and LBJs sitting in the highest office in the land acting as role models to millions of young men and women sexism still exists? I mean does anyone believe this type of behavior stopped when Clinton left the White House?? No! The media simply refused to report it ad nauseum until Republican misbehavior surfaced. Political correctness dictates that if the left does anything wrong it just heads underground or is completely ignored.
Donald’s comments were creepy to say the least, but I see it for what it is, locker-room guy talk. Call me crazy, but as bad as it is I find the fact that someone taped a private conversation and it was played for political gain more disgusting; but such is the world.
What I do wonder is if Trump’s comments were offensive because they demean women? Or were they offensive because they contained a bit of truth. That if you’re rich or a celebrity you can get away with much more? If the latter is the case, what does it say about women? I mean Hillary Clinton married Bill knowing he was and still is a sexual predator, Trump engaged in some icky guy talk, so which is really the scandal?
If the latter is true, it’s the way Hillary has lead her life for 40 years and rightly so. She has gotten away with, well some would say including myself, murder. She lied, cheated and has stolen, right from the White House, in fact. And those things belong to us, lest we forget.
I know one thing, Hillary has never, ever apologized for any of her indiscretions and she most likely never will. Trump on the other hand, stepped up to the plate, admitted he acted like a fool, reminded us he’s human and said I’m sorry. I hope the American people still realize the importance of the truth and especially an apology.
And maybe, just maybe, it’s the left who shouldn’t throw so many stones at the right, at least until they’ve put their own houses in order?