The general election has begun! Barring any unforeseen events, Hillary Clinton will definitely be the Democratic nominee. And while there are a few “foreseen” events that could stop Trump, they are becoming very unlikely, and most Republicans are resigned to the idea of him as their nominee.
What does this mean? For his part, Trump came out swinging against Clinton on Tuesday. He accused her of playing the “woman card”, saying:
Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card. And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.
To her credit, Clinton didn’t attack back, even though Trump’s statement is a big mistake for him. Instead, she offered to send her supporters a literal “Woman Card“:
As the creator of a political humor blog, I gotta love it when someone fights back against an attack with humor.
One thing is sure, with shots being fired already — months before the conventions — this election will not only be long, it will be nasty. Of course, some people may be looking forward to that!
For such a self-proclaimed genius at business and populist strategy, it’s interesting to watch Trump dig himself into a deeper and deeper hole with his loose tongue these past months. I can only guess it’s because his unbridled ego must make him literally tone deaf to the diarrhea of puerile, misogynistic and xenophobic rantings that spill out the front end of his alimentary canal with predictable regularity.
In the end, he’ll be lucky to get much more than 5% of the women vote himself, including Mrs. Christie, who looked every bit as much of a hostage as her husband at a recent rally, as both stood behind him while he shouted his usual invectives about Clinton at the crowd. As I’m writing this, I’m watching an interview on CNN of Ana Navarro, a GOP strategist and commentator, who suggests he listen more to some of the women in his life, like his wife and daughter, who some may consider less than commendable role models in general, but at least appear to be more grounded in the reality of women’s issues than he. As it stands, the latest CNN poll shows his unfavorability rating with women at 74%. Navarro, surprisingly, gave some rare kudos to Clinton for her work ethic, academic and political accomplishments that she warns Trump would ignore at his peril.
Ironically, trying to appear more “Presidential” as we enter the general campaign, as suggested by his latest team of strategists (even if he were capable of putting a temporary lid on his massive ego, which I doubt), would only be seen as more hypocritical than he already is by anyone with a critical ear. Even with his recent landslide victories in recent weeks, he has shown himself utterly incapable of exhibiting an ounce of dignity or grace.
After all is said and done (and no doubt it will get ugly and quite possibly even more violent than lately), I suspect we’re in for an electoral upset of historic proportions.
I ordered my “Woman Card” yesterday. Six to eight weeks to get it. Too long, but perhaps it will arrive sooner. How can I flaunt it if I don’t have it?
Ralph, I agree with your assessment and I absolutely love your first paragraph, second sentence. It was my laugh for the morning.
Thanks Wildwood, sometimes these things practically write themselves, lol!
I think a lot of Trump supporters reading that, would not be entirely sure whether to be mad or just confused.