Yesterday the Washington Post and Access Hollywood put out a video of Donald Trump talking on a bus on his way to a soap opera in 2005. The tape was despicable, crude, and downright offensive. He bragged about sexually assaulting women and getting away with it “because I am famous”
The backlash was swift. Paul Ryan said it was offensive and he then announced that a planned appearance with Donald Trump would not take place today as planed. Huntsman and others called on Trump to step down. Chavetz said “I’m out. I cannot endorse this man”.
Even Mitch McConnell demanded an apology. He got that apology at about 1 a.m. this morning in a video Trump put out. Only according to what most people consider an “apology” it wasn’t. The video lasted a whole 90 seconds, and he looked like he was a hostage being forced to broadcast a video saying he was a hostage because it was his own fault.
Then near the end he went after Bill Clinton and his past indiscretions. To me that is all idiocy. Bill Clinton is not running for President. His wife is. I do not understand how Bill’s behavior shows anything wrong about Hillary, except in an egomaniacs twisted misogynistic mind.
All of this was totally expected from Trump and his “apology”. I expected him to say meaningless words with no feelings behind them. I also expected him to distract the whole mess to someone else. He knows his followers have what is commonly known as “Clintonitis”. That is a common disease among Republicans who hate anything Clinton. So, he believes anything bad he says about Bill Clinton will cause Hillary Clinton to shrivel up and fade away so he can win.
The reason he believes he can get away with this is because the Republican Party has been spineless about Trump since he first announced his candidacy. They have cozied up to him. They have agreed with what he has been saying. They refused to announce that his views and words are not theirs and they won’t back him.
Rather, people like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have given cover to any Republican who backs this horror show. Neither would use the word “endorse” but they both said they would “vote for him” which to me is the same thing as an endorsement.
Republicans have been trying to “prove” that Hillary Clinton is a crook and criminal. They have failed miserably each time. They spent millions of American taxpayer money in several “investigations” in Congress and never found that “proof”.
Nonetheless they still suffer from “Clintonitis”. I always wondered why this is so important to Republicans. Then, late last night, it hit me. They are jealous of Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton’s administration did everything that Ronald Reagan said he would do and grow the economy. It was under Bill Clinton’s administration that the economy really took off. And he did it without cutting taxes.
Under Reagan, we suffered a recession and Reagan had to raise taxes, after he had drastically cut them, in order to save the economy. Reagan ballooned the deficit, while Clinton balanced the budget. Clinton actually did what the Republican “savior” could not. That is where this hatred comes from.
Hillary Clinton may be a flawed candidate. But, look what the Republican Party gave us as her opponent. The worst candidate in our nation’s history. Donald Trump is worse than being flawed. He is a racist, womanizer, white supremacist who believes he can do anything he wants to whomever he wants.
The Republican Party has created the tribalism that has placed a stranglehold on our country. They are the ones who moved obstructionism to an art form. They are the ones who are against anything if Obama’s or Clinton’s name is attached to it even if it makes the country better.
The Republican Party needs to be shredded. They certainly chose the right candidate to help make that possible. They have been ineffective in governing for about 20 years. And, it has gotten worse over the last eight.
The Republican Party needs to be shattered all the way down the ticket for their putting this snake oil salesman up for President. They have shown what kind of party they really are. They are a party seeking power for the sake of power.
They do not care about the country, the economy, the people, or you personally. They only care about power. That is the formula for authoritarianism not democracy. All of the voter suppression laws, the anti-LGBT laws, the anti-abortion laws only show they want to dictate how we are to live our lives.
Their only problem was that they nominated a candidate for President that says openly what they have been saying secretively for years. Donald Trump IS the Republican Party in all its glory.
If he wasn’t the epitome of their party, they would have cast him off long ago. Since they backed him in the name of “party unity”, they deserve a beating at the polls.