Sunday, October 9, 2016

THE POWER OF THE "P"

Trump Pence Flyer
First I will start off by saying the Republican party ain't shit and NBC is pathetic.  I received this flyer from the New York Republican State Committee yesterday in my mail as NBC's infamous Access Hollywood tape is being played over and over again on the news. The salacious 2005 recording has garnered nonstop exposure as everyone listens in on Trump's secret "locker room banter" at the age of 59 or 60 with the annoying wannabe-pimp, Billy Bush. The Republicans are outraged that The Donald would talk about women in such a vulgar manner.  The standout comment being on the tape "grab 'em by the pussy," has them acting like they have only the word pussy used to describe an actual cat.  Meanwhile, the network that aired Trump's "Apprentice,"wants us to believe they miraculously found that, more than a decade old, tape a few days ago.

I am not naive and I know that some men/boys may explicitly talk about degrading women when they are out of earshot; but Trump is vying for one of the most powerful positions in the world, POTUS.  The man is a narcissistic bigot who is completely full of shit. So nothing this bully says amazes or shocks me.  Growing up in New York, I spent years seeing all his antics at nauseum  Trust me he has been an egotistical maniac for a long, long, long time.  Just go to Youtube and pull up years and years of his appearances on the Howard Stern show.

What I find outrageous is how suddenly members of the Republican Party want to distance themselves from him because he made some vulgar remarks about a Caucasian woman more than a decade ago. I am not condoning his misogynist language; but when the man recently labeled Mexicans as rapists, that was cool.  It was fine that he wanted to build a wall on the Mexican border to divide land that originally belonged to the indigenous people. After he kept alive the birther conspiracy claiming, President Obama was not American, that was just Trump being Trump. It was okay when he insulted the Muslim parents of a veteran that gave his life for this country.  Let's not even go into his 'Make America Great Again', bullshit slogan.  That gives me Jim Crow nightmares.

It is ironic that less than a month from Election Day "pussy" is what it took to let some people know that Donald Trump is unfit to be the President of the United States.  His boorish remarks about how he views women is what now has him in hot water with his political party. Yes his words reflect misogyny and rape culture and should not be celebrated; but he was in what he thought was a private conversation.  On the other hand he has been proudly screamng his racist and xenophobic rhethoric to anyone that will listen. The hippocrites who now want to renounce him were okay with their children growing up in a world where people are solely judged by: the color of their skin, choice of religion, or ethnic background. If an eleven-year-old misoygynistic recording is what it takes to collapse a racist agenda, so be it. America, even with all its flaws, deserves better than a charlatan at the helm.  He and his hateful followers must be defeated by any means necessary.  Robert Deniro says it best.



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