The locker rooms of America strike back
The repeated defense by Donald Trump and his surrogates that the recording of his disgusting comments about women was simply ‘locker room talk’ has caused offense to athletes who spend a lot of time in actual locker rooms, and they have reacted angrily to what they see as a blanket slur on all of them, as can be seen here and here. Maybe Trump has his own locker room where he only hangs out with Rudy Giuliani, Roger Ailes, and Newt Gingrich. I can well believe that those four talk like that in private because they all seem to be what we used to call ‘dirty old men’ and ‘lechers’, people who become completely unhinged in the presence of women.
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows
John Legend makes a point that also struck me about some of the Republicans who have criticized Trump’s comments because of the fact that they have wives and daughters. In a series of Tweets, he says:
You don’t have to have daughters or granddaughters to find Trump’s comments repugnant. It’s an odd, unnecessary qualifier.
I didn’t just figure out that I shouldn’t talk or behave like that when Luna was born.
These guys dated, studied or worked with women and girls their entire lives. Fatherhood isn’t their first encounter with opposite sex
But if this was the final straw for you, you have a very high tolerance for straws.
One sees this with those anti-gay politicians who change their views when they discover they have a gay child.
Similarly you shouldn’t have to have women/gays/Jews/Muslims/African Americans/Hispanics/refugees as members of your family to realize that sexism, misogyny, homophobia, bigotry, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim, and racist sentiments are wrong.
God keeps tormenting Ted Cruz
Meanwhile, the pathetic Ted Cruz is annoyed that the Trump tapes were not released sooner, early in the Republican primaries, when they could have helped him instead of Hillary Clinton, and saved him from the series of humiliations that he has suffered. Face it Ted: God hates you and loves Hillary.
They love him! They really love him!
As expected, Trump’s fans loved his performance, actually exchanging high fives while watching the debate in a Pennsylvania bar.
Elected Republicans don’t love him that much
Paul Ryan tells party members today that he cannot defend Trump anymore and that Republicans seeking elected office should go it alone without Trump.
We should keep this kind of riff-raff out of the country
All six American Nobel Prize winners this year are immigrants. Under a Trump administration, the immigration authorities who allowed these people in would be fired and the ‘extreme vetting’ policy that he would impose would ensure that such a thing never happens again.
An answer to a question no one has asked
What happened to Billy Bush, the ‘locker room’ buddy of the infamous Trump recording? He has been suspended indefinitely by NBC.
John Oliver spoke about the recording and Bush’s creepy role.