Thursday, October 20, 2016

'Nasty woman' crushes clown again

Creepy clown
It was clear that before the last debate, Donald J. Trump was having trouble attracting women, Hispanics and other minorities to his side.

Well, he struck out again Wednesday night with his creepy clown act.

Now, I didn't actually watch the debate, but did see highlights later that showed The Donald's outreach to Hispanics end when he referred to some of them as "bad hombres."

The only time he uttered Spanish, pronounced incorrectly by the way, he used it in a pejorative way.

Trump's "under-reach" to women got slapped back when he interrupted Hillary to say she's "such a nasty woman."

And, the coup de grace, of course, was his waffling about accepting the outcome of the vote on Nov. 8, by saying, "I'll keep you in suspense. Okay?"

Not okay.

It all led to Hillary scoring a hat trick in her debates with The Donald. 

Naturally, the divided electorate saw things differently. 

Ignoring all scientific polls, some on the right say it was Trump who won all three debates.

Therein lies the nadir of the chasm.

As Stephen Colbert said on The Colbert Report, "reality has a well-known liberal bias."

The bias is evident in the belief that this election is "rigged." The vast majority of Republicans believe that it is, while Democrats do not. The reality: It is not rigged. However, gerrymandering has made most Congressional races foregone conclusions.

Also, check out the approval ratings for President Obama and for Congress.

According to the Fox News website, Obama has a 50 percent approval rating. Congress has a 14 percent approval rating which reveals that Democrats and Republicans have a dismal view of Congress.

On the far right, though, conservatives are livid at Congress for "caving in to Obama" on everything he wanted.

The reality is that the tea-bagging Congress has obstructed Obama's agenda for the past six years. They've refused to even consider his nominee for the Supreme Court and promise to block any nominee by Hillary.

Like Trump and Fox News, tea-bagging Republicans have an alternate view of the world that doesn't conform to reality.

The tea-baggers are really irate that their representatives in Congress did not impeach or assassinate Obama. They wanted him gone. And, they failed.

It helps explain why there is so much racial strife in Obama's eighth year in office.

Some angry white Americans are still furious that a black man occupies the White House and they're taking it out on African-Americans across the land.

Should Hillary win next month, I fear that there could be a rise in domestic violence against women, particularly on election night when some men find out that their wives or girlfriends voted for Clinton.

And, American "exceptionalism" will take another beating.

1 comment:

  1. The idea that Clinton is leading in any way is certainly open to debate. As I've stated in the past, I can't bring myself to vote for Trump or Clinton. I did vote for Obama and I feel I've learn some valuable lessons from that.

    On to my point, this 30 second, post debate clip from CNN pretty much destroys your whole post Ray. People do not like Clinton. This is reality. Your idea that only men will vote for Trump is also false. Just watch, it is only 30 seconds.

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ~ Carl Sagan