Saturday, October 8, 2016
I'm not and neither is the rest of sane America, which includes principled Republicans who have finally decided to get out of the gutter and run away from this proto-fascistic "malignant clown."
The only people remaining loyal to Trump are the professional Hillary Haters who make excuses, blame Bill Clinton, blame Hillary Clinton, blame the "Klintoon Machine," for Trump's revolting behavior. Just like Trump, they will deceive themselves into believing this is nothing compared to WHAT BILL CLINTON DID!
But Bill Clinton is not running for the presidency. And since when do "family values" voters accept the "He did it too!" excuse for despicable behavior? By trying to drag Clinton's past into Trump's present, isn't Trump essentially saying "Bill disgraced himself, so you shouldn't be angry when I do the same." Seriously, do those people accept that excuse from their children?
This latest shocking, vulgar revelation has the cumulative effect of months and months and months of appalling disclosures about Trump's character, temperament, and lies and that's what makes it so damaging.
However, as we've seen already, Trump's base will continue to support him because, IMO, they have no core values, so a revolting louche like Trump, as long as he's running against Hillary Clinton, doesn't disgust them.
Watch for these morally unmoored Trump supporters to publish every essay they can find that justifies the Short Fingered Vulgarian's present and past behavior, because that's all they've got.
Good luck with that, Trump supporters. With 31 days left until Election Day, you and Trump will need it.
From PM Carpenter:
The GOP's gutter: With Trump, it's distance or death Firsts are breaking out everywhere. First we got Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee — "a malignant clown," in fellow Republican Mark Kirk's delightful wording; then we got repeated confirmations of just how malignantly unprecedented Trump is (the list is far too lengthy to exhaustively itemize here); and now we get the Old Grey Lady, the paper of record with all the news that's fit to print, with some astonishingly unbowdlerized reporting: Trump didn't say in 2005 that he could grab women by the "p - - - -" and try to "f - - -" one of them — no, the NYT flatly relates that Trump said he could "grab them by the pussy” and that he "did try and fuck her." That should give an extra lift to middle-school boys enrolled in NYT-subscribing, current events classes.
As the NY Times might put it, What in the fuck does it take for these cowards to finally show some cajones? On the one hand, sure, there are 2016 political considerations — Trump's base. On the other hand, there is infinity — all that will forever pass, after Trump's November thumping. Democrats will hang this bloody shirt of a malignant clown around the necks of every enabling Republican for a generation to come, even as Trump's generation is demographically dying off. Quite aside from the wretched ethics of sanctioning Trump and Trumpism, the future's electoral headcounts do not bode well for the GOP.
POLITICO Breaking News: Pence reverses, no longer attending event with Paul Ryan
By Matthew Nussbaum 10/08/16 12:05 PM EDT