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Monday, May 9, 2016

Trump on the Issues -- Part I -- Abortion

In an interview with Chris Matthews of MSNBC last month, Trump suggested that women who had abortions (a legal medical procedure in the U.S.) should be punished if it became illegal. (He later walked that statement back after he was criticized for suggesting it.)

But The Trumper's opinion on abortion seems somewhat selective after one listens to his interview with radio shock jock, Howard Stern, on The Trumper's reaction to the news that his then mistress, and future second wife, Marla Maples, told The Trumper she was pregnant with his child.

The Trumper's reaction? "What are we going to do about this?"  That clearly implies that there's a choice available to the billionaire and his mistress on what to do with a surprise pregnancy, a choice he and the Republican Party would deny to girls and women who are not mistresses or wives of billionaires.

In the past, The Trumper has supported a woman's right to choose, but now that he's the Republican presumptive nominee, he's reversed that personal and public stance and is against a woman's right to choose. Surprise! Surprise!

Here's the video that shows The Trumper's hypocrisy. Of course, we'll hear people say that he has the right to change his mind, and that's true. But it is curious that The Trumper changed his mind just in time to be a Republican candidate for the presidency -- a candidate from a political party that has never supported a woman's right to choose. And it is instructive to hear, in the video below, how complacent he was about the options available to him and his mistress. "What are we going to do about this?"


Anonymous said...

Mitt Romney received roughly 90 percent of Republican support in 2012, and he still lost.

Every day Trump continues along this path, the harder it will be for him to recover in a general election. Democrats have an inherent advantage in the Electoral College, and Republicans need to run a perfect campaign to win in November. But Trump appears more focused on settling scores within the ranks of those who are supposed to be on his team.

NEVER TRUMP! said...

Trump is an opportunistic blow-hard who'll say what his easily fooled supporters want to hear. Right now his base are trying to talk themselves into liking the jerk by looking at his children, all of them by different women (imagine if he was black! what they'd say about that!), To his low-intelligence base, his children prove he's a terrific guy and so he would make a wonderful president because his kids are nice people?

These are the same people who call President Obama the most disgusting racist names and yet Mr. Obama is exactly the type of husband and father that the conservative religious base worships.

Obama is a faithful, loving husband, and his children are respectful, accomplished young woman who would make any parent proud. But you won't hear the disgusting phonies on the right say anything good about Obama or his Christian family values, but they're tripping all over their hypocritical selves trying to fall in love with what everyone with half a brain sees as a vulgar, intemperate jackass who's s serial adulterer and is contra everything these phony conservatives say they believe in. Trump isn't even a church goer -- but they've criticized Obama and questioned his Christianity?

They would try to find something good in him if Satan himself were running for president as long as he had an "R" after his name. They're trying very hard to find something of value in a guy who is everything they've been against forever.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous and NEVER TRUMP!

"The president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, says that among social conservatives — the party's once-most-reliable bloc of blockheads — "not only do you have indifference, you have outright resistance to [Trump's] candidacy." -- Pm Carpenter

The Christian conservatives who are trying to find some redeeming quality in a shamelessly craven demagogue who is everything they detest are making excuses for a man they'd revile if he had a "D" after his name.

This is just one reason out of many that the GOP is breaking apart.

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

The GOP is in a death spiral. And it can thank Trump for that.

D.K.J. said...

Who's Your Daddy!?
The GOP Comes Together As One Very Awkward Family

Jerry Critter said...

The GOP is the next dysfunctional family hit on reality tv.

Rational Nation USA said...

Eight years ago, McCain was stoic and self-deprecating in defeat — one of the few fringe benefits of having endured the far greater trials of near-death in a Hanoi prison. But Salter thinks Trump, who infamously mocked McCain for getting “captured,” will melt like fontina in a fondue pot in the glare of the general election when he realizes he can’t beat Clinton.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Trump, who never lets an opportunity to act like a vulgar schoolyard bully go by, issued A Twitter Attack On The Leader Of The Evangelical Right

I guess he believes the way to get people to vote for him is to insult them. Does Trump really believe he'll be elected president with just the base of the TGOP?

Ray Anonymous said...

The Republican primary has been a primary characterized by big egos and small minds.

And the people who support Trump have the smallest of small minds.

Free Twinkies said...

President Obama has gained a point a day in net favorability (+6) since Donald Trump became the Republican nominee. The President’s job approval ratings have been on the upswing for months, but Trump has accelerated Obama’s popularity.

The relationship between Trump’s rise and the growing popularity of Democrats is not a coincidence. Donald Trump is not only hurting the Republican Party. He is also helping the Democratic Party.

Go Trump! The longer you're out there, the more popular President Obama and the Democrats get.

Call Me Hank said...

Trump Supporters Want Revenge – Against the Republican Establishment


Anonymous said...

Can you folks be honest? Does Trump scare you at all? You know you have a very flawed candidate in Crooked Hillary.

You do realize in 1980 Jimmy Carter was 30% ahead of Reagan at this point. You do remember what happened then?

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Does Trump scare you at all?"

Anyone with a working brain would be afraid of an unqualified, narcissistic jackass with no clue on governing and a junior high schooler's sense of Twitter vengeance being anywhere near the levers of power and nuclear codes. He's a walking, talking disaster of a train wreck of a calamity wrapped in a YUUUUUGE catastrophe. And he's already doing a great job of destroying the GOP, that's just a preview of what he could do to the U.S.

"Crooked Hillary?" So your little mind just parrots whatever comes out of the Talking Yam's mouth? And you obviously don't give a flying donut about facts. Because the fact is that Trump is an unapologetic liar and Hillary is THREE TIMES MORE honest than Trump is.

As for the 1980 election: Here's another fact -- this is 2016! and the demographics have dramatically changed from almost 40 years ago. Donald Trump has YUUUUUGE negative numbers in every single demographic group needed to win the election (women, young voters, Hispanics, Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, Independents ). He's even hated by his own party. His negative numbers are unprecedented in presidential politics.

Can YOU be honest about understanding reality, or will you continue to live in your fantasy world?