If the fat lady isn’t singing yet, she is certainly warming up.
Donald Trump has been counted out many times before, so one hesitates to count him out again.
True, he offered an apology. If he knew that he had to humble himself he was admitting that his problem was real. Some people have said that the apology was not sufficiently sincere, but, in these circumstances, the only way to make the apology sincere would be to withdraw in shame. And he is not about to do that. It would feel too much like coitus interruptus.
After all, he was just engaging in a little locker room banter. It was nowhere near as bad as what Bill Clinton did.
Don’t be surprised, however, if more women come forth to explain that they were assaulted by Donald Trump. Jill Harth has reported on her encounters with Donald Trump and she does not describe a man who is all talk and no action.
Anyone who did not know that Trump was a womanizer, that he is more a ladies’ man than a man’s man, has not been paying attention. It’s something he has in common with Bill Clinton and John Kennedy. In fairness, Trump has always presented himself as a great seducer of women.
We are not talking about a man having an extramarital affair. We are not talking about a man who has a lover and who remains loyal to her. With Trump, we are talking about a man who feels a compulsion to hit on every attractive woman he meets. Even in the presence of her lover or husband. Read the story of Jill Harth.
In New York City, where people have done business with Donald Trump, no one considers him a great business leader. A great marketer, perhaps. A genius at self-promotion, undoubtedly. A television star, for certain. But if you ask people in construction or banking in New York, no one wants to do business with Donald Trump.
With Trump, manliness is an act. It’s a dramatic persona. It explains why he is so thin-skinned. He allowed himself to be baited by Hillary at their first debate when he knew that she was going to bait him. And he wasted days of the campaign on an absurd discussion about a former Miss USA’s weight. If a cheap shot suffices to cause him to become unhinged, it means that he does not feel very confident about his abilities or even his success. Letting yourself be baited is a sign of weakness, not of strength.
As I have been wont to remark, Trump presents the image, the persona of an alpha male without really being one. A real alpha male exudes a quiet confidence and humility… he does not have to make himself a spectacle because his work speaks for him.
To take a recent example, Trump is no Dwight Eisenhower. Anyone who cannot tell the difference does not know the difference. If Trump was really the great success he says he is, he would not be running around groping women. Great leaders set an example. They do not abuse their power and authority.
The same applies to John Kennedy, who is now lionized as a great president, but who was not even close to being great. And to Bill Clinton, who brought far more executive experience to the oval office, but who was married to Hillary. Take Anthony Weiner, a total vulgarian. He seems to have limited himself to various social media sites, but, after all, he was married to Huma.
Someone remarked recently that, come this January, we will have a chronic womanizer in the oval office. I thought immediately that they were talking about Trump and Hillary. In fairness, Hillary seems to have settled into a meaningful long term relationship. Yesterday, the Washington Post announced her anniversary: Hillary and Huma have been a couple for twenty years.
I don’t think you need to read between the lines to figure out what they were saying. Keep in mind, this is the Washington Post:
Few people know this, but Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton celebrated their professional anniversary in September: it’s been 20 years since the two first started working side-by-side.
Now, with the election roughly 30 days away, many are wondering how Abedin’s role might evolve in a Hillary Clinton White House. Would she continue on as Clinton’s body woman, confidante, fixer, mind-reader? Or after two decades, is she (understandably) ready for a change?
Then again, Abedin is like a daughter to Clinton (the affection is mutual: on the podcast, Abedin called her “one of the greatest American women in the history of the world”);
Anyone who knows anything about psychology knows that this level idealization bespeaks true love.
Hillary will not need to be womanizing in the White House. I am sure you are feeling relieved. And yet, one understands that if Hillary had been caught groping a woman or if Bill had been exposed as having a new girlfriend, the left and the media would circle the wagons and defend her to the death. They have already defended Hillary against charges of incompetence and corruption that go far beyond anything Trump has ever imagined.
Hillary herself, the nation’s leading feminist hypocrite, tweeted that we cannot allow Donald Trump to get into the White House. The same Hillary knew that her husband had raped Juanita Broaddrick. She knew that her husband had stuck a cigar in Monica Lewinsky’s you-know-what. She knew that her husband had been jerking off into the White House sink--- and she wanted to ensure that her husband not be thrown out of the White House by a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
The double standard and the raw hypocrisy is positively breathtaking. The same feminists who did not care how Bill Clinton treated women as long as he defended Gloria Steinem’s right to have an abortion, are up in arms, in the highest dudgeon, over a short-fingered vulgarian who never attempted to hide his womanizing.
And everyone seems to have ignored the stench of corruption that has attached itself to the Hillary candidacy. And, in a better world, we would have been spending the weekend exposing the fact that Hillary believes in open borders. She idolizes Angela Merkel. She wants to open the nation to Syrian immigrants, the kind of immigrants, as Merkel has discovered, who bring their rape culture with them.
One thing it’s not about is: protecting women from rapists. In Sweden recently, a little girl was molested in school by refugees. The complaint was dismissed by the feminist overlords because she was pretty and blonde:
A 9-year-old white girl was repeatedly beaten, sexually assaulted, and emotionally tormented by a group of migrant children at her school. However, instead of reporting it to the authorities, the school decided to cover up the sickening abuse, giving outraged parents a 5-word, infuriating excuse.
A fourth grader at a Swedish public school in Eskilstuna got her first introduction to multiculturalism, the leftist pipe dream that all cultures are created equal and can happily coexist. Unfortunately, this helpless little girl serves as the perfect example of not only why this is blatant propaganda perpetuated to further the liberal agenda but also that the more aggressive, inhumane culture always overtakes the tolerant, progressive culture if given the chance.
The parents of the young girl demanded answers after their child revealed the horrors she was forced to face on a daily basis. The child explained that she was regularly called “pussy” and “whore,” and subjected to beatings on the school playground and bus. The final straw came when she shamefully divulged how some of the students had pulled her pants down in the cafeteria and proceeded to grind sexually against her while the other children watched.
When the parents confronted the school, they were shocked at the condescending response they received. Fria Tider reports, the school excused the abuse by saying that the girl was a natural target because “she is blonde and sweet.”
If you really want more rape, allow Hillary to bring in more Muslim refugees. Keep in mind, Sweden is the rape capital of the Western world. That nation is so feministically correct that schoolboys are told that they have to pee sitting down… because peeing standing up is sexist.
Of course, Republicans cannot make this argument. Because they chose as a standard bearer Donald Trump.
In truth, the damage that Hillary is planning to do will far exceed anything that Trump will do. And yet, it looks like Trump is going to lose and that the GOP, to its evident chagrin, has nominated the one candidate who is in no position to capitalize on Hillary’s corruption and on her policy follies.
In large part, this is because Trump is an amateur. He brings no experience to the table, has no track record in government and is incapable of presenting a conservative philosophy or political agenda. As the nation saw in the first presidential debate he does not know enough to make the case for his policies. Besides, he does not really have policies. Trump’s real problem is the one that some of us have been pointing out from the onset of his campaign.
Trump is selling a persona. He is not selling a man. He is selling an image and a mask, not the real thing. This explains why his Teflon coating is no longer working. Behind the mask is… nothing.
We can argue, cogently, that Bill Clinton did far worse. And yet, Bill Clinton was functioning as the president and the economy was doing well. He had something real to counterbalance his infidelities. Bill Clinton had a track record. He had some real achievements… and some demerits. Besides, he was married to Hillary, so people were inclined to sympathize with his condition. They felt his pain.
Since Trump has consistently touted the greatness of his own wife, one cannot see him as totally Clintonian.
With Trump the persona is all there is. And this makes his position especially vulnerable. True enough, the persona is utterly and totally macho. It is machismo gone wild. but, as I have often mentioned, machismo is a caricature of masculinity, the kind that exists most especially in cultures where women hold power and authority. And where the only version of manly behavior that breaks through the din is the man who is as vulgar as feminists think all men are.
The answer to political correctness is the man’s man, the gentleman, the great warrior, the humble business leader or the modest public servant. Of course, feminists tend not to believe that such figures exist. They believe that behind the mask of good behavior all men are predators and misogynists. For them Donald Trump will provide an orgy of confirmation bias. He is even better than the Rabbit.