So, Republican nominee Donald Trump said something things 11 years ago that are abhorrent. Disgusting. Republican Party Chairman hit the nail on the head when he said, “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was right when he said, “women are to be championed and revered, not objectified.”
This post isn’t excusing his words – there is no excuse. So, what to do with these comments? Take them as they are – gross and indefensible comments. Trump has apologized. Here is his video.
Trump may have said some indefensible things, but let’s take a look at Hillary’s actions. She left men on the the battlefield to die. Sure, she never (that we know of – we’ve heard she’s got a potty mouth) said the “p” word. She may have sold weapons to ISIS. She certainly peddled influence to international brokers for her own enrichment. And, she sought to ruin the lives of women who (rightly) accused her husband of misconduct. Often (and unfortunately), she was successful.
While Trump’s words are not the words of the Republican Party that many Republicans value – nor should they be, the saying that actions speak louder than words has stood the test of time for a reason. Actions matter. Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt, Machiavellian, and unprincipled politician to ever darken the door of the White House. Her corruption is boundless.
Are voters ready to hand over the keys to the kingdom to someone who already has proven to be completely rudderless just because the other guy used obscene language?
For those of you considering the “vote your conscience” dog whistle, can your conscience handle a third Obama presidency or, worse, one perhaps further to the left than his presidency? Can you bear the thought of her picking Supreme Court justices that may impact how our laws are interpreted for the next half century?
Let’s just gain some perspective here.