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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Trump Calls Ted Cruz A "Pussy"

by JASmius



Or "the death of anti-PC":

On Monday night, just hours before polls open in New Hampshire, Donald Trump almost certainly became the first presidential frontrunner in history to utter the word "pussy" on stage.

During a rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump broached the topic of waterboarding. As he laid out the other candidates' "weak" stance on the issue, he began riffing on Ted Cruz's stance, which came up during the Republican debate on Saturday.

One supporter in the crowd shouted something, which Trump reiterated to the crowd. "She said he's a pussy. That's terrible," Trump said. The crowd laughed before cheering "Trump! Trump! Trump!" in unison.



Let the record show that I disagree with Ted Cruz on the issue of waterboarding.  It is not wrong, nor is it "torture," because it doesn't harm the subject.  And, brother, does it ever work, as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed found out, to the everlasting gratitude of the countless American civilians who were not slaughtered in follow-up al Qaeda plots.  I don't care if the Texas senator's father was tortured by the pre-Castro Batista government in Cuba; that was torture - waterboarding is not.

But Cruz's misguided opposition to waterboarding isn't a matter of cowardice on his part.  It's a matter of principle, as everything is with him.  He's not "afraid" to waterboard jihadists; he simply does not want to do it because he believes it's wrong.  I can disagree with Senator Cruz on that point and still respect his motivations for holding it.

It's called "nuance".  A recognition that disagreement without being disagreeable is still possible.  Just as it's possible to disregard "political correctness" without being an asshole about it.

But not for Trumplicans, who appear to be equal parts boorish and stupid:

Mic found the woman who originally shouted the comment about Cruz. She declined to tell us her name or be photographed....

Wow, now who's the "pussy"?

....but agreed to answer a few questions. The fifty-two-year-old woman from Salem, New Hampshire, said the Trump event was her first political rally of the cycle, but described herself a “huge Trump supporter.”

“I watched the debate, and [Ted Cruz] just comes across as a pussy,” she told Mic on the floor of the Verizon center. “He doesn’t have the balls to stand up to Putin. He doesn’t have the balls to stand up to other leaders of others countries.”

When did Cruz ever say that?  How the hell does she know?  What has "standing up to Putin" and "other leaders of others countries" have to do with not wanting to waterboard captured jihadists?  Was she not listening when Cruz vowed to "carpet-bomb" ISIS?  And was she not paying attention to her hero's bromance with the Russian strongman?  Good Lord, the stupid here is so thick you could walk on it.

When asked whether she trusts Trump, she answered, “He’s got the balls the size of watermelons, whereas the other ones got the balls of little grapes.” She then specified the size of other candidates’ testicles. “The other one, Rubio, [has balls] like a raisin.”

That would be the same Marco Rubio that vowed at last Saturday's debate  to haul captured terrorists to Guantánamo Bay and “find out everything they know.”  By this woman's criteria, Rubes' testes are as least as big as "Trump Tower".  But this isn't about foreign policy or counter-terrorism tactics or any kind of issue substance; it's about authoritarian personality cults, which are about as unAmerican as it's possible to get.

It's a pity this woman didn't have the ovaries to make her name and picture public.  I'd have sent her a pic of my enormous nutsack if I didn't hold a principled opposition to "sexting".

And you thought that American politics was debased by the Clinton detour.  Man, we had no idea.

Here's the, um, money shot, folks: There's a difference between having a dick and being one.  Time was when we expected our presidents, and those who sought the office, to be, you know, adults, and not promulgators of junior high school locker room repartee.  Someone we could be proud of when representing our country to the world.

Not anymore, it would seem.





Exit question: Did anybody ever mention George Washington's scrotum?  I must have missed that in history class.

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