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I find it ironic that Donald Trump is suddenly being done in, not by anything related to being president (such as policies) but by the fact that he is a sexist asshole, which should have been long obvious to everyone (even if they weren’t actually paying much attention). As Jonah Goldberg put it:

Donald Trump is a fundamentally dishonorable and dishonest person – and has been his whole adult life. The evidence has been in front of those willing to see it all along. And there’s more to find.

On the heels of Trump being sued for sexual assault by Jill Harth, and saying insulting things about former Miss USA Alicia Machado (not to mention his comments about Rosie O’Donnell and Megyn Kelly), now there is video of him bragging about sexually assaulting women.

The video is from just a few months after Trump married his third and current wife, and when she was pregnant with his child. I think The Daily Beast sums it up neatly:

Character is what you do when nobody’s looking. And this video captures Trump in the middle of day, sober, a few months after being married, talking with a man he barely knows, bragging about sexual assault, while wearing a microphone.

So much for Trump’s claims to having “great judgment” and “the best temperament”. And for once, it does not look like he will be able to bounce back:

This entire campaign has been an exercise of the electorate being slowly simmered in a pot of boiling water, losing our sense of outrage amid a steady of onslaught insults and lies. But sex and cruelty resonates in a way that financial scandals or demagoguery just don’t.

Trump’s response to this latest revelation? “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not.” Again, he lies. In 2014 Trump tweeted “I consider myself too perfect and have no faults.”

And of course, Trump also claimed that he had personally heard far worse from Bill Clinton. But back in 1999, Trump told the New York Post:

People want me to run for president all the time … I don’t like it. Can you imagine how controversial I’d be? You think about Clinton and the women. How about me with the women? Can you imagine?

So what happens now? I’m going to guess that the Republicans will give Trump the “Dole treatment”. About 30 days before the presidential election in 1996 the GOP abandoned Bob Dole when it became clear that he was going to lose to Bill Clinton, and focused on down-ballot races. Already, many Republicans, including those who have endorsed Trump in the past, are calling for him to drop out of the race. Unfortunately, there is zero chance Trump will agree to do that.

UPDATE: Robert DeNiro does not mince words about Donald Trump:



  1. zyvlyn wrote:

    Trump actually lied twice in that tweet, as he has pretended to be his own publicist so that he could brag about himself.

    I’m not sure the Dole maneuver will be successful here. I was only 10 years old at the time, but I don’t remember Dole being nearly this toxic. The GOP “Dole-ing” Trump may have been possible before this. Now? I just don’t see it.

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  2. Hassan wrote:

    I am speechless. Hillary despite her scandals (violating election laws and wall street speeches) will win landslide, because her opponent is worst person on face of earth.

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Permalink
  3. Jonah wrote:

    I’m curious what election laws Hillary violated? And also whats so scandalous about Hillarys wall street speeches?

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
  4. Hassan wrote:

    JONAH, Sean Hannity does not see anything wrong with Trump either. I will let you google for news on them.

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm | Permalink
  5. Ralph wrote:

    Wikileaks has apparently just posted the leaked transcripts of Hillary’s Wall St. speeches. I’m not about to dig it up or dig through it, but I’m sure it’ll be picked clean and annotated to perfection before the election, so get ready for another round of Clintonsomething, presented by the Fair and Balanced network et. al. The debate tomorrow should be good fun too, esp after the breaking news on Pussygate!

    Bob DeNiro for President! Especially if he picks Joe Pesci for VP! That guy knows how to get things done!

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    Trump’s mother came here to visit her siblings in about 1930 from Scotland. She stayed. She is by definition of the time an illegal immigrant. His father is second generation.

    I think a lot can be said or presumed about anyone who still supports a 70% liar, scam and con artist. I guess the word for those who would still vote for him is “deplorable”. The paddy wagon will be waiting for him at the door of the election.

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm | Permalink
  7. Mountain Man wrote:

    So, we finally get it that Donald Trump has meaningful problems as a Presidential candidate. Let’s see – he’s disrespected veterans, every minority in the book, every foreign leader except Putin, and called the rest of us suckers for paying taxes that supported the military and police that protect him, the educated workers that have enabled him to even have a chance at running a profitable company, the infrastructure that made business possible … No, I’d say Donald has a lot to answer for. It’s at times like this that I wish I was an Evangelical Christian so I could be very, very sure of what awaits Donald on the other side.

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm | Permalink
  8. Wildwood wrote:

    It’s late and maybe I just used the wrong search terms, but I can’t find any reference to HC violating election laws.

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 12:23 am | Permalink
  9. Jonah wrote:

    I think its this one

    Apparently even the FEC isnt bothered by this especially becomes its a common practice amongst campaigns. I agree its outrageous that HRC wins despite this horrible smear 🙂

    As for the bank speeches, the content puts her to the left of Obama. I can understand republicans crying foul about this. Apparently if you “google” it she’s even a devil incarnate. But it makes no sense for democrats and independents to complain if those same people have no issues with Obama having similar or more right leaning policies.

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 4:18 am | Permalink
  10. IL-08 wrote:

    What a country! So the thing that finally does in Trump is Trump acting exactly as we all knew he acted and saying stupid sophomoric sexist things. His defense is that Bill Clinton said worse. Who cares and who cares?

    In the mean time, the fact that his economic policies would kill the economy, his international relations policies would at best lead to US military interventions and at worst lead to all out war, has little impact in that tiny little dark room we call the collective consciousness.

    Personally I’m pleased that something seems to actually make people look twice, although that thing has very little to do with how this guy could impact your life.

    my conclusion that in a fact free society, only the trivial matters can sway public opinion. Thank gods that Trump gives us plenty of flaws here too.

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 9:36 am | Permalink
  11. Hassan wrote:

    JONAH, or Bernie Sanders supporters. Her wall street speeches would have been quite damaging to her in primaries.

    In fact, I do not mind much of her private policies (except being too cozy to banks). Her remarks for open borders and open trade in American hemisphere will cause pain to anti-immigration republicans (not the business minded republicans), and will cause pain to leftist who oppose NAFTA etc.

    She is rightly complaining that people hate rich and successful people. I do not think that will not fly well with ideological left.

    For me, she is just dual face (like most politicians). Of course as I already mentioned, Donald Trump is worst human in USA, and in front of him, Hillary is saint. In fact I hate GWB so much, but in front of Trump he seems to be well mannered and thoughtful. Sigh..

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  12. ebdoug wrote:

    GWB has more deaths on his hands than anyone but Hitler, and his actions in invading Iraq continue in Syria and out country. I’m with you. GHWB told Baker to tell GWB not to invade a foreign country. GWB did not listen to his father. He wanted to be a hero of democracy so all those lives have and will be lost.

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 12:41 pm | Permalink
  13. Ralph wrote:

    Endless partisan investigations into Benghazi and e-mails, taking years and costing millions. Iraq and Afghanistan debacles? Nothing here, folks, move on. Oh yeah, almost forgot who’s “really” to blame for ISIS et. al… thanks Obama!

    Maybe Trump is just God’s way of telling Republicans the Party is over.

    Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:11 am | Permalink