14 October 2016

Of Pussy and Pushback

The fallout from Trump's bawdy talk with Billy Bush continues. (Ironically fitting in this most bizarre of campaign year is that Trump's pussy  talk involved a man named Bush.) Now multiple women have come out to accuse Trump of --what catch-all euphemism shall we use--inappropriate behavior.


Trump responded, of course, in part of a lengthy speech here.


Yes, the mainstream media is against him. Yes, it coordinates with the Democratic Party. And yes, Hillary Clinton can tweet her shock and outrage with a straight face.


Trump should have anticipated this long before he began calling  Fox and Friends  every morning and receiving free air time to spout off unchallenged about current events and lay the groundwork for his presidential run. Talk about "friends."


As many conservatives lamented and progressives anticipated long ago, the campaign has devolved into a reality show about Donald Trump. Even this egotistic blow-hard is recognizing that occupying the center of attention is not always what it is cracked up to be. And as long as the campaign remains about him, he will lose.


Campaign spokespersons also began the obligatory tour of the news-talk circuit to try to throw the breaker switch:








Trump supporter and conservative bomb-thrower Ann Coulter, too,  reminds readers of  the hypocrisy of the left and their fluffers in the mainstream media. Even she, however, concedes the futility of the pushback:


"Now the networks are holding casting calls for some loon willing to falsely accuse Trump of sexual assault, so they can hype it like the Duke lacrosse case, Mattress Girl and Rolling Stone's fraternity rape. Unfortunately -- for us, fortunately for the media -- by the time the truth comes out, the election will be over."


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