Sunday, May 15, 2016

Life As A Trumpoid Slave

by JASmius

Opening question: How is that YUUUUUGEly emblematic pic and the misogyny it represents in any way, shape, or form Hillary Clinton's fault?:

Reporter: And finally, I’m sure you’ve seen the front page of the New York Times today, the story about Trump’s relationship with women, saying, uh, talking about unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct. Do you have any doubts in your mind about Trump’s relationship with women, the way he talks about women?

[Reince] Priebus: Look, I mean, these are things he’s going to have to answer for, but I also think these are things from many years ago, and I think that, you know, as Christians, judging each other is problematic, I think it’s when people live in glass houses and throw stones is when people get in trouble. And so, when Hillary Clinton, this is a classic Clinton operation, now suddenly these things are coming out, it’s not necessarily that people make mistakes, or have regrets, or seek forgiveness, it’s whether or not the person launching the charge is authentic in their own life and can actually be pure enough to make such a charge. That’s what I think most people look at when they evaluate people’s character.

Umm....what?  What makes RP think that Mrs. Clinton is going after Trump's womanizing from a Christian moral perspective?  She's a bulldyke feminazi running on her glorious twat, not a Phyllis Schlafely impersonator.  And as Democrats, her husband's womanizing doesn't count anyway, while Trump's being an alleged "Republican" makes his fair game.  That's how modern politics works, especially at the presidential level.  Doesn't RP know this?

Of course he does.  But rather than resign as Chairman of the RNC on principle rather than support Donald Trump, he chose to put party first instead.  And now he's got the same haunted palm-front-waver expression as Chris Christie and Ben Carson and all the other ex-conservatives who have sold their souls to the millionaire slumlord, vaguely aware of the horrible thing he's become and the horrible things he's now having to do.  In Priebus's case, using his mouth as an industrial-sized pooper-scooper and utterly forfeiting any post-Trump credibility he could ever have in his original role as titular party head six months from now.  Which, in turn, makes him entirely symbolic of the party itself, which, after it gets decimated, perhaps to 2008 proportions, six months from now, is not just going to be back out in the political wilderness for the second time in a decade after all the ground it had painstakingly regained, but will have been disemboweled of its conservative identity after the bulk of its leadership so willingly and obsequiously bent the knee to the New York liberal conman.

Which, as I acknowledged last week on Constitution Radio, was more or less inevitable.  Precisely as a Donk saboteur would also be acutely aware.  I still don't envy Priebus his task from now to the fall, even while he deserves every excruciating minute of it for the dishonorable choice he made.

Meanwhile, it is confirmed: Trump is turning the State of Georgia purple, if not outright "blue":

Trump’s four-point lead over [Mrs.] Clinton — he’s at 45% — is within the poll’s margin of error, meaning neither can confidently claim a State that’s voted for the GOP nominee since 1996. Sprinkled throughout are reminders of the challenges both face in capturing Georgia: dim voter enthusiasm, high unfavorability ratings and deep skepticism from voters.

Mississippi and Utah are also reportedly still toss-ups.  Which would give the "out-lie" to recent surveys purporting to show Trump as being competitive in swing States like Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (four, three, and seven-point leads respectively for Mrs. Clinton in the RCP average).

I guess we'll finally get to see what happens when the resistable force meets the movable object.

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