Obsessive coverage of remarks made by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in private 11 years ago didn’t surprise me. For years, I’ve tried to get across many things to the GOP, and at the top of the list is the need for media infrastructure. Nothing surprises me when any Republican is targeted—Democrats own national legacy media lock, stock, and barrel.
As establishment Republicans like Speaker Paul Ryan went apoplectic—let’s face it, squishy Ryan would love to work with Clinton the 2nd in the White House—I decided to read the transcript of Trump’s remarks. I was somewhat moved to do that after a long Twitter stream penned by Clinton trolls who held nothing back on their own gutter talk.
What I found buy modafinil online sun pharma didn’t surprise me, but if media had covered this properly or if Trump was a Democrat like Bill Clinton, there’d likely be backroom laughter over “Bubba’s” latest exploits.
After I placed a humorous meme on my Facebook page about Trump’s ribald remarks,, even some of my Democrat friends thought it funny. Others didn’t. “Idiot,” wrote one man. I still think it’s funny.
The most important takeaway from that possibly illegal video is this. Trump did not in any way imply he was encouraging assault on a woman. As a matter of fact, consent was key in his statements. He admitted trying to score with one woman. He admitted failing to score:
“I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it…she was married.”
But the key point missed by Trump’s critics has to do with his “grab” line. Trump said [emphasis added]:
“And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Why aren’t we talking about that?
Trump is describing entertainment culture. Entertainment culture is almost completely a Democrat product, created by those who control the industry and lobby 365 days a year for Democrats’ policies in film, TV series, music, and questionable visual art. Women are routinely objectified. As a matter of fact, one such example is the iconic film Pretty Woman.
I didn’t read the book 50 Shades of Grey or see the film. However, many in media did and wrote glowing accounts of “Mommy Porn.” buy modafinil singapore:
“There’s a reason the Grey series is being dubbed buy modafinil paypal and it’s not just because of the rough sex and BDSM relationship that has its innocent, college student protagonist Anastasia Steele bending over backward (and forward and sideways) for the older, dashing Christian Grey.”
I don’t have a single female friend who bemoaned the corruption of that student in the book, or who bemoaned what to me sounded like abuse.
I can hear my left of center loved ones chide, “But that columnist isn’t running for US president.”
While true, that has nothing to do with the point I am trying to make.
Trump was engaged in a private conversation the substance of which is as old as time. Two men attempting to out-alpha the other. Feeding each other’s ego. Talking about sex, a topic both my gay and straight friends have often talked about and joked about with me in explicit and bawdy terms.
Trump’s conversation was of course made public as leaks related to Hillary Clinton continued to be published.
Do I like what Trump said? No. But if I’d been one of those women he grabbed, back in the day when I was young and often had men hit on me, he’d have gotten a face slap for his efforts.
Trump’s comments in no way endorsed doing anything a woman did not consent to. That is what media didn’t tell you, and leftist social media trolls deliberately did not include that fact in their assaults.
I am reminded of the sexual attraction of President Barack Obama to many females (and males) across the land after he emerged ahead of the 2008 election. I am reminded of a leftwing columnist who wrote about buy modafinil europe:
“Many women — not too surprisingly — were dreaming about sex with the president. In these dreams, the women replaced Michelle with greater or lesser guilt or, in the case of a 62-year-old woman in North Florida…”
Spare me your outrage on Trump’s comments. When I see the literary and entertainment industry clean up their act, maybe then we can be outraged. But as the meme said, someone bought all those millions of copies of a book about bondage and the corruption of a virgin. Just as the women Trump talked about did, the female protagonist consented to what was done to her.
If voters are outraged about sexual remarks, it’s useful to bear in mind that almost every president on the Democrat side of the aisle in modern times committed adultery. They didn’t just talk about it. They actually did it, with John F. Kennedy making Bill Clinton look like a choir boy.
At the heart of Trump’s remarks is the implication for a woman’s consent. That, to me, is information that should have been included in any sanctimonious diatribe penned on left or right.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Oct. 12, 2016)