“Let he who is without sin…” Or, 8 unacceptable responses to the Trump tape

By now, you’ve probably read about the recorded conversation that occurred between Billy Bush and Donald Trump on an “Access” bus which begins with Trump saying he tried to have sex with a married woman and ends with him bragging about how he can grope women without permission.  (Watch it above.)

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

Immediately, Trump supporters went into overdrive trying to defend him usually using one of these 8 responses completely unacceptable arguments:

1. All men talk like this.

They don’t. And frankly, if you are a man saying this, I find your circle of friends suspicious.  As David French wrote, “Trump’s defenders will try to claim that’s just guys being guys – that men just talk like this. Wrong. And even when men do speak crudely about women, only the worst of the worst brag about groping or attempts at adultery.”

2. This is an aberration for Trump.

It’s not.  He wrote about seducing married women in two of his books:

“If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller,” Trump — “The Art of the Comeback.”


What kind of women has Trump been with?  “Beautiful, famous, successful, married — I’ve had them all, secretly, the world’s biggest names.”  —  “Think Big and Kick Ass”

3. No one could have predicted this.

See above.  He admitted to seducing married women in two books.  Also, one of the producers of The Apprentice tweeted this very unsurprising revelation:

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Here’s the Days of Our Lives Clip from the day Trump bragged about grabbing women “by the pu**y”

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Lost in all of the disgust over hearing Donald Trump talk about how he grabs women by the “pu**y” without their permission, is the fact that this whole thing happened while Trump was guest appearing on Days of Our Lives. [Read more…]

Tim Kaine thinks America is with him on abortion – here’s why he’s dead wrong

Earlier this month on Meet the Press, Hillary’s VP running mate trotted out the abortion industry and progressive left’s tried and true abortion talking points. As a proud Catholic and formerly claiming to be a conservative defender of the sanctity of life, Tim Kaine is now lockstep with Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood, and the abortion on-demand agenda.

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David French: If the GOP keeps nominating candidates like Trump, it should be destroyed

COLUMBIA STUDENT: “I was reported for gender misconduct for calling myself handsome in class”

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As my seventeen year old daughter explores which college to attend, the appeal of the Ivy League schools (if she were blessed enough to get in) is strong.  It’s hard to resist the hundreds of years of academic excellence, her father’s legacy from Harvard Law School, and the sense of accomplishment from earning that acceptance letter. [Read more…]