SERIOUSLY? There’s still a question about Trump as a sexual predator? Why?
How many women does it take before the tipping point is reached? With Cosby, that tipping point was around fifty. Why?
Because of fame. Because famous men can deny and deny and dismiss these allegations as partisan politics.
If you’re a famous man, you can probably get away with murder, just as Trump announced in one of his tirades. If he shot someone on a Manhattan street, it wouldn’t change anything. His supporters would still love him. The only measurable differences between Trump and Cosby is that Trump is white and didn’t drug his victims, at least not that we’ve heard yet.
Years ago in Venezuela, there was a weird perv who frequented the Catholic church our family attended. In the cafeteria after mass, he would worm his way through the crowd and find young girls placing their orders at the counter, and would thrust his hand up their skirts, just like Trump. The teens were usually too shocked and embarrassed to report this incident to anyone.
In upstate New York during my college years, when the Sixties were in full swing with free love and weed and anti-war sentiments, predators abounded. But these predators used drugs. I’ll give you a ride home. And then you wake up in a place you have no memory of entering, your clothes in shreds, your body violated. And when you go to the police and find out this man is wanted in other states for sexual assault, you’re advised not to press charges because, well, you’ll be eviscerated in court.
When I hear women defending Trump, when I see women behind him at his rallies, their faces flushed with adoration, I feel like puking. When women defend him, feel sorry for him because of “attacks by the media,” I’m nearly speechless. Then these same women argue, What has an Obama presidency done for you? This question is tossed out as though there’s an actual connection – other than the presidency – between Trump and Obama. My mind leaps hurdles. So ladies, whoever you are who have conveniently forgotten that George W. Bush is responsible for the war in Iraq (not Obama) , let me tell you what the Obama presidency has done for me and my family.
My daughter now has health insurance for $100 a month that provides great coverage. Before Obama, she had ZERO coverage because she couldn’t afford it.
The night that Obama was elected, I went to bed in tears. Eight years of the disastrous Bush presidency was HISTORY, DONE, OVER. The melting economy could now try to recover – and in Florida, the real estate market is nearly back to where it was before Bush. The economy is rebounding.
At night, during an Obama presidency, I go to sleep secure in the knowledge that an intelligent man is in charge, that the buffoon of George W Bush has been put out to pasture with Cheney, Wolfowitz, John Yoo and the rest of his corrupt gang.
I can go to sleep knowing that a man with a conscience is in the White House, a man with two daughters and an intelligent wife who could probably enter politics on her own merits and sweep the Senate.
I’m not pleased that no one in the Bush administration has been prosecuted for war crimes – i.e., TORTURE at Gitmo – or that Gitmo is still open and functional – or that drones are now used to kill people. I’m not pleased that we still have an antiquated electoral college instead of election by popular vote. But compared to Trump, these things are relatively minor.
Trump is a sexual predator, serial liar, a clueless asshole who, when he speaks to his supporters, does nothing more than hold up his stumpy fingers and talk about how he‘s going to make America great again. Yeah, the system is rigged, Trump says, and he usually cites Bernie Sanders, how he got screwed by the Clintons, and how he’s going to sue the New York Times and every other media outlet who has exposed him for what he is. On this score, Trump is probably right. The system IS rigged, through the electoral college, through the respective party rules about what can and can‘t be done, through power plays in the respective parties.
But the sad and pathetic truth is that Trump, the Republican candidate, illustrates what this party is really about and hey, it’s not about you – women, minorities, anyone other than white men. Trump is a sexual predator, narcissist, it’s all about me, but I have great respect for women, no one has more respect for women than I do.
And the Republicans, for the most part, still support this mentally ill, sorry excuse for a candidate. And that tells you quite a bit about how the Republican party has imploded and is headed down the toilet tube to oblivion. Good riddance, dudes. Go talk about the walls you will build, the candidates you will jail, how you will restore a white male supremacy throughout the country that will govern women’s bodies, women’s choices, women’s lives. Sorry, but it ain’t gonna happen.
Now, because of a recent poll that showed that with the female vote Clinton will win, you want to repeal the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. The sad fact is that many women are living a kind of truncated existence because their husbands and partners are part of this Neanderthal mindset.
Ladies, wake up. Trump is not your knight. Trump is your worst nightmare. Hillary Clinton isn’t untarnished, but she takes responsibility for her mistakes, she’s smart, she’s informed, she knows foreign policy, and she’s more hawkish than I would like. But when I look at the alternative, I see a tyrant, a Hitler in the making, a planet in complete meltdown.