Republicans Leaders Are Shocked…Shocked!…That Donald Trump Is Donald Trump

Cynical, principle-free morons, every single one.

Everyone knew that Donald Trump was a low-life, belonging in the political genus containing human leaches and anthropomorphic pond scum, long before he even announced his candidacy. They knew or should have known, to apply a common legal standard. I’m no genius, but the millisecond his joke candidacy for President began smelling viable back in August 0f 2015, I wrote here what GOP leaders with any sense or integrity should have known without me having to write a word. They needed to tell Trump to go haunt a casino somewhere, because he wasn’t fit to represent the Republican party as a candidate—not as President, not as dogcatcher, not as a gag on a Saturday Night Live skit.

Nahh! GOP Chair Reince Priebus —Fun Fact: Did you know that “Reince” means “spineless tool”? Well, it does now!-–apparently thought Trump would bring a little pizzazz, publicity and new voters to the GOP primary campaign. Well, it sure did that, didn’t it, Reince, you pathetic failure as a leader, manager, Republican and an American?

Reince Priebus has condemned Trump’s 2005 pig-boasting about how women are just ripe for his plucking and fucking, saying “No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever.” Trump has been describing women in those terms and others just as unacceptable his whole professional life! His books, feuds and interviews were matters of public record. Megyn Kelly called Trump out on his misogyny in the very first debate.

[ As an aside, everything I write now about the GOP leadership applies with equal force to the news media, who welcomed and feted Trump as if he was royalty, helping him sell his cultural poison to the public. Their expressions of horror at the character of the man they helped inject into the presidential race are hypocritical and damning too.]

Then we have Speaker Paul Ryan, the default leader of the party, who had the second opportunity to rescue it and the nation from Trump and, just possibly, Hillary Clinton. He could have refused to endorse him; he could have made it quite clear that he would bolt the party if it allowed Trump to be the nominee. He could have insisted that the party use any device it could think of to nominate someone else, and by doing so spare the party the ongoing humiliation of having this slug as its symbol to the world. He could do this by simply sticking to core principles of ethics, competence, common sense and responsibility. Mitt Romney was up to the challenge. Nah. Not Paul.

Now Ryan has cancelled a campaign appearance with Trump, because he is “sickened” by the leaked tape. He wasn’t sickened by Trump calling prisoners of war incompetent soldiers, or his public mockery of a handicapped reporter who dared to anger him, or by his ignorance of the Constitution, or endorsement of quid pro quo bribery, or expressions of admiration for Putin, or Trump’s advocating torture, or him bringing the size of his penis into a Presidential debate, or attacking the last Republican President, or accusing the father of a Republican Senator of helping to assassinate President Kennedy, or the dozens of earlier misogynist or sexist opinions he had registered, before he even entered the race— though many of them AFTER I wrote…in 2011:

“Donald Trump is perfectly happy to make a mockery of the presidential nomination and election processes while distorting them too. If he manages to convince enough fools to vote for him, hell, sure…he’d have a blast running for President. If his run peters out, it’s still worth lots of publicity, and increases the value of the Trump “brand.” Even the most unethical of the previous candidacies were based on a sincere, if misguided belief that the country’s welfare would be served by it. Does Trump have that belief? I wonder. [His candidacy] is reckless, and it is intentionally appealing to the worst in 21st Century American character: fear, celebrity worship, ignorance, and materialism. Meanwhile, every second of attention his candidacy distracts from serious consideration of our nation’s leadership reduces the chances of the public doing its hardest and most important job carefully and competently…”

—-such revealing statements as…
You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
(from an interview with Esquire, 1991), and…
“There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.”
( speaking about making potential wives sign prenuptial agreements in Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997), and, from the same book..

“Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”

…and this…

“My favorite part is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: ‘Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.”

 (writing about “Pulp Fiction” in “TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005”),

and this statement about Trump by one of his associates,:

“Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.”

This was quoted in Jeffery Kluger’s 2014 book, “The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed — in Your World” . Would anyone who read that quote be even slightly surprised that the individual being described would be capable of expressing the more crude but essentially identical sentiments expressed to Billy Bush? I know Republicans don’t often read, but still, isn’t some due diligence mandatory when one is entrusted with the task of finding a competent and responsible Presidential candidate?

Never mind: Paul Ryan is shocked—shocked!-–that Donald Trump is a narcissist, misogynist, vulgarian  arrested adolescent. Equally shocked are Republican Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, and GOP New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, none of whom apparently had seen or heard any previous statements from Donald Trump to indicate that he wasn’t a prefect gentlemen.

Idiots. All of them.

Nothing Donald Trump said on that tape surprised me or lowered my opinion of him one degree, since he metaphorically lies on his back, in my estimation of his character, on the lowest point at the bottom of the Pacific. The reaction to it by these fools, and other GOP dolts to reveal themselves soon, however, should inspire an extra serving of contempt. (For the record, my assessment of the ethics of Ryan, Priebus and the rest already had them floating about midway down the Mariana Trench.)

It was never responsible or justifiable to support, endorse, or tolerate the idea of Donald Trump being President, not for a second or a blink. Never. I wasn’t being prescient or brilliant when I wrote this (I published it in September of 2015, but had written it months earlier), I was just awake:

Placing a man with Trump’s personality and his rejection of the basic features of civilized conduct and discourse to an extent that only the obscenely rich or the resolutely misanthropic can get away with would ensure that American culture would deteriorate into a gross, rude, selfish, assaultive muck in which no rational human being would want to live. A generation raised under President Trump would be misogynist and proud of it. It would value appearances over substance, success over character and principles. It would extol, as Trump does, the empty values of the celebrity culture. Bullying would be acceptable; “after all, the President does it.”  So would boasting, posturing, bluffing and faking it. He would make us, in short, a nation of assholes.

Perhaps because the Republican leadership was already substantially made up of assholes, they didn’t see this as a problem. I’m sure they still don’t, but they think it’s appropriate that they be shocked…shocked!

Cynical, principle-free morons, every single one.

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16 responses to “Republicans Leaders Are Shocked…Shocked!…That Donald Trump Is Donald Trump

  1. Presidential Election 2016 Candidate Qualifications Summary
    Pathological narcissism vs pathological corruption.
    Political ignorance vs political corruption.
    Loose cannon mouth vs corrupted scripts.
    Sexist vs sexist baiter.
    Redneck dog whistles vs socialist dog whistles.
    Double standard hypocrisy vs double standard hypocrisy.
    Ignorant political outsider vs corrupted political dynasty.
    Frontier gibberish ramblings vs “intelligently” crafted lies.
    Spewer of propaganda mud vs spewer of propaganda deception.
    It’s all about me vs the ends justify the means.
    etc, etc, etc.

    I am so damned fed up with what’s happened and still happening in this presidential campaign. Our only real “hope” at this point is some kind of détente in Congress to stop either of the dangerously flawed candidates, dangerous for our country, dangerous for our world, and dangerous for our constitution regardless of which candidate we elect. The problem with that kind of “hope” is; propaganda reigns supreme and partisanship is in complete control of Washington DC preventing détente.

    Fear is a relative term; right now I fear for our collective future.

    If there is hope somewhere, can someone please provide directions.

  2. Other Bill

    “This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.”

    Thus tweeteth HRC.

    Would she had said something like that in 1991 when word broke in the campaign HQ of one of the “bimbo eruptions.”

    Take it away, Chris. What do today’s talking points from you supervisor tell you to say in response?

    • Chris

      “Bimbo eruptions” is equivalent to “grab them by the pussy?” Ok.

      The term “false equivalence” really is being redefined lately.

      • Chris said, ““Bimbo eruptions” is equivalent to “grab them by the pussy?” Ok.”

        Nice way to reply; immediately misrepresent what Other Bill said.

        • Chris

          I misrepresented nothing. The rhetorical question makes no sense unless those two phrases are equivalent.

          • Other Bill

            Not that your objection makes any sense, but you’re right Chris, “bimbo eruptions” having been coined as a term by an entire presidential campaign staff as a handy term for recurrent serial sexual predation by their candidate IS worse than a moronic then-private person and jerk saying “grab them by the pussy.” which shows more ethical rot?

            But hey, I’m a liar.

            • Chris

              “serial sexual predation”

              Foul. Assuming Clinton’s guilt; but then, that’s the Bill Clinton Rape Truther MO.

              You’re also ignoring that when Trunp said he “grabbed women by the pussy,” he was admitting to serial sexual predation.

              So according to you, coining the term “bimbo eruptions” (which was, as I understand it, ALSO a term used in private) to describe women who ALLEGED sexual assault is worse than a man ADMITTING to sexual assault and bragging about it.

              Good god, the desperation of people determined to act Bill Clinton is worse than Donald Trump is a thing to behold.

              • Just curious: how does one “grab women by the pussy”? I think that’s biologically impossible. As I just asked on the latest post, would you consider someone caught on tape saying that they “fucked her brains out” as confessing to murder? I guess so.

                • Chris

                  Jack, I have seen dozens of women on Twitter share their stories of harassment and assault since this leak, and many have said they were grabbed in the exact way Trump specifies on the tape. Ask them how it’s biologically possible.

                  Back to “bimbo eruptions”–where does this even come from? Is there a tape where either Bill or Hillary use this phrase? Or does this come from yet another second-hand rumor that is automatically accepted as true? It seems to me that among the “They’re just as bad” crowd, accusations against the Clintons are almost always given the same weight as Trump’s proven behavior.

                  • No, I asked you. How does some one grab, as in grasp on and pull forward or hold fast, someone by the pussy. Now, I don’t want to doubt you, but I have read many, many accounts by women who have been assaulted, and grabbed, presumably fully clothed, by the hair, head, neck, shoulders, arms, torso, hips, butt, legs, breasts and thighs, but not one “by the pussy.” I’d like to see a photo of such an assault, or hear a description by one of those alleged victims. Of course, even then, nobody has ever accused Trump of doing this, and he’s never said he’s done this. Still, for the nonce, I’ll be satisfied with a simple description.

                    You ducked the question.

                    By the way, I am not alone in asking, and you are not alone in not having an answer. I googled the question, and all the answers are jokes. Obscene jokes.

                    But whatever Trump says must be taken literally, even when it obviously is ridiculous. That’s been the strategy from the beginning or distorted to support maximum hate while letting Hillary slip her own issues onto page 30.. Like “Mexico is sending us rapists” (among their illegal immigrants here)somehow became “All Mexicans are rapists.” Like when his noting that a judge was of Mexican heritage and would be biased against him because of that statement was reported as if Trump had said that Mexican-Americans couldn’t be judges. It’s one of the many miserable ways the news media and Trumps opponents have lied and distorted to defeat him, on the grounds that the ends justifies the means, rotting our ethics culture to defeat an idiot who provides plenty of genuine ammunition against himself by the hour.

                    Now, I know your “source.” It’s this crap, by Vox, which changes the issue to “grabbing AT/ touching/ rubbing up against” a woman’s genital area.” FOUL. If you are going to accuse Trump of advocating or admitting to an act rather than just crudely boasting and engaging in lewd and misogynist hyperbole, words count. These after-Trump accounts intentionally use Trump’s words, but in fact never describe anyone grabbing THEM BY their pussy. They describe an unconsented touching or firm laying on of hands. Here’s the definition of the word in question:

                    grab
                    verb
                    1.grasp or seize suddenly and roughly.
                    “she grabbed him by the shirt collar”

                    Now, I instantly can see how someone can grab someone by the shirt collar, and when discussing shirt collars or necks or arms, the difference between grabbing a part of someone or their garb and grabbing THEM is a distinction without a difference. A person an grab a woman’s breast and it is therefore also grabbing her by the breast, as she cannot leave her breast behind. This is not true of grabbing for or at a woman’s genital area, however. It is true of someone grabbing MINE, and I presume that you don’t need an explanation why.

                    However, grabbing a woman’s “pussy” is not grabbing a woman by the pussy, which is what Trump said, and since you are inferring actual conduct based on words, exact phrasing and meaning counts. What Trump actually said is impossible…thus my verdict that he must be ruled as boasting and exaggerating rather than admitting actual conduct must be the rebuttable presumption.

                    The women quoted in the Vox peice say that men grabbed AT their genital area, touched their genital area, grabbed them by grasping their genital area AND another body part that allowed actual grasping, but not a single account describes a woman grabbed BY her pussy, because it can’t be done without actual penetration, which would constitute rape, not merely assault.

                    I return to my “fucked her brains out” query, which you ignored.

                    • Chris

                      Your entire argument rests on the distinction between “grabbed” and “grabbed at?” Really? This can’t be real life.

                      “I return to my “fucked her brains out” query, which you ignored.”

                      I ignored it because I couldn’t believe you were serious. “Fucked her brains out” is a common expression. “Grab her by the pussy” is not. This is not something you needed explained to you, so I don’t know why you are acting like it is.

                      I am sorry to be so hostile on your blog, but this is gross, Jack.

                    • Chris said, ” ‘Fucked her brains out’ is a common expression. ‘Grab her by the pussy’ is not.”

                      Chris, I’m going to be brutally honest with you right now.

                      Interesting that you would consider one of those phrases a common expression and the other one not. Maybe “fucked her brains out” is a common expression voiced in your social circle of immature dolts but not mine! Maybe “grab her by the pussy” is a common expression voiced in Trumps social circle of immature dolts, but not mine!. I consider both of the phrases to be abhorrent sophomoric phrases justified by immature dolts trying elevate ones sexual “conquests” and neither should be take seriously – ever! It’s nothing but dick measuring banter, and you thinking that fucked her brains out is a justifiable “common expression” shows just how immature people and illogical people like you can be.

                      It seems to me that you are continuing to perpetuate this LIE that Trump admitted to sexual assault and bragged about it. Everything you’ve been saying about this makes you sound like like a Democratic Party tool, a Clinton dynasty sycophant. You have a openly prejudice double standard towards Trump words; you’re twisting the truth, admit it, learn from it, and change your ignorant ways. Your hypocrisy reveals your own moral bankruptcy. The problem with Democratic Party tools, like you, is that Trumps words are bad enough to condemn him in the court of public opinion all by themselves but yet you feel that you need to gin up low information voters by twisting his words into lies. It’s unethical partisan bull shit.

              • Chris said, “You’re also ignoring that when Trump said he ‘grabbed women by the pussy,’ “

                Actually if you had any interest in the real truth Chris, you’d openly admit that what you just stated is NOT what Trump said; he said when you;re a star you can get away with it, Trump did not state that he’s actually grabbed any women by the pussy, look it up. You’re twisting the facts, floating a trial balloon that is designed to persuade uninformed voters to cling to discredited alternative reality – fabricating a lie – which comes as a complete shock! The ends justify the means.

                There are loads of horrible things that Trump has actually stated, quote the truth, stop fabricating bull shit twisted lies.

          • Chris said, “I misrepresented nothing.”

            I disagree.

            Chris said, “The rhetorical question makes no sense unless those two phrases are equivalent.”

            Okay; justify your opinionated statement with more of your opinion; whatever dude, as long as it helps you sleep at night, you go for it Chris.

  3. “A generation raised under President Trump would be misogynist and proud of it. It would value appearances over substance, success over character and principles. It would extol, as Trump does, the empty values of the celebrity culture. Bullying would be acceptable; “after all, the President does it.” So would boasting, posturing, bluffing and faking it. He would make us, in short, a nation of assholes.”

    The generation raised under Clinton already has these values. Trump could never have been nominated unless those values were already in place. We’ve been a nation of assholes for quite some time. Trump has just served to reveal it to those who haven’t seen it yet.

    The Republicans, by allowing him to hijack their party reveal that they have become willing participants in the rotten culture. Some of us who thought the Republicans were the antidote to cultural rot have been left with a handful of sand. Where do we go from here? No more go along to get along. I’m voting for Mitt Romney, the last decent person to make the run for president.

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