All I can say is, “Holy shit.” I’ve always known that the Republicans were publicly depraved, but that’s nothing compared to how they carry on in private. The Rude Pundit puts it plainly and rudely.
A pretty goddamn extraordinary article by Maya Gurantz in the Los Angeles Review of Books delves into the hacked and leaked texts of Paul Manafort’s daughter, Andrea, many to her sister, Jessica. This happened in 2017. Gurantz looked through the 285,000 texts, many of which deal with wedding plans and pregnancies, and she finds one giant thing that most every article or report you’ve read or seen about Manafort has left out.
That would be “a decade of coercive and manipulative sexual behavior, in which Manafort allegedly forced his wife, vulnerable from having sustained brain damage after a near-death horseback riding accident years before, to engage in ‘gang bangs’ with black men while he watched.”
Usually, I expect the Rude Pundit to state the story in the bluntest, crudest way…but this time, after reading the Gurantz article, I have to say he may have failed to fully communicate the horrifying nature of Paul Manafort. It isn’t quite litotes, but it comes perilously close in comparison.
Manafort was a sick, racist, misogynist who abused his own helpless wife, and his wife revealed these facts to her daughters, who then disgustedly talked with each other about how much they hated their father.
I tried to help my mom and she just put her head back in the sand and is currently happy.
Either in ignorance or acceptance. Either way not my choice to judge. It’s her life.
And as long as that shit doesn’t affect my life, whatever.
I know my dad is a horrible and moral-less human. Total selfish sociopath. I don’t ever fool myself or forget. He is a master manipulator
The daughters also inherited that trait — they talk about milking their dad for a lavish dream wedding, guilting him into coughing up big bucks, and then never speaking to him again. They’re also pro-Trump.
Remember: this is the party of evangelical Christians.