Dear sweet Jesus, Everytown… please, for the love of everything holy, stop making me defend Donald Trump. Please. I beg you.
The incorrigible idiots over at Evertown are like a dog with a bone about Trump’s bus ride hot mic statement.
I don’t want to subject my readers to the horrors of having to listen to Trump more than they have to, so let’s go to the transcript of what he said:
Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
I really, really, really, don’t want to defend Trump’s statement. I really don’t. It’s the kind of asshole dude-bro statement that you’d expect a rich celebrity to make as evidence of just how famous he is, right after telling you how he was invited to buy a Ferrari.
This sophomorically macho chest thumping may win you the Biggest Douche in the Universe Award but it is not in anywhere in the same ballpark as murdering women.
Please, Everytown and the other Bloombergian tinpot dictator wannabes, stop trying to equate the two. I can imagine Trump trying to get into bed with some other guy’s wife. I can’t imagine him shooting some other guy’s wife.
I feel terrible for what happened to Ms. Brusk. But her situation with her husband has nothing to do with Trump.
My ex-husband believed that if he couldn’t have me, no one should. It’s that ownership of women — of our bodies, our minds — that ties directly back to Trump’s lewd comments and a culture of misogyny.
No. A narcissistic celebrity (redundant) saying that women would let him do what he wanted to them is not anything like “if I can’t have you, no one can, now you’re gonna die.”
Richard Martinez has become the next Ladd Everitt, an anti-gun folk hero, after his son was murdered in the Isla Vista killings. I feel terrible for Mr. Martinez, I can’t imagine losing my son. But again, he’s way off base.
Christopher Martinez was killed by Elliot Rodger. Rodger was a loser who explained the motivation for his killings in his manifesto.
I’m 22 years old and I’m still a virgin. I’ve never even kissed a girl. I’ve been through college for two and a half years, more than that actually, and I’m still a virgin. It has been very torturous. College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. Within those years, I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it. It’s an injustice, a crime, because… I don’t know what you don’t see in me. I’m the perfect guy and yet you throw yourselves at these obnoxious men instead of me, the supreme gentleman.
This is exactly the opposite of Trump. This racist little shit went on a rampage because no women would let him touch her …. yeah, don’t make me say it.
Trump’s thin skin, immature narcissism manifests itself as extreme braggadocio, not mass murdering rampage.
The Everytown peanut gallery comments were even worse.
Here we go with the triggering. Not just did Trump commit the mortal sin of being Triggering, he said something bad. It’s never “‘just’ talk” words are violence. Trump said p***y and in an instant millions of men slapped their wives. Its like a Pavlovian response. The first time I heard Trump’s comment on CNN, something went off in my brain and I just had to get my rape on. No, wait, I didn’t. I thought it was some awful dude-bro swagger.
Yep, gun-lovers are brutes. Can’t argue with that logic. Only anti-gun activists are peaceful people who want nothing more that to
riot and burn sing kumbaya. I guess Judith Squires didn’t get the message about dehumanizing language from Jessica Jones. I’m feeling pretty triggered being called a brute. That’s not nice.
Michael Kaczkowski upped the ante by going full retard. Good to know that he thinks the men that took up arms against the Nazis were a bunch of mentally ill degenerates. I think his comment shows either a complete lack of self awareness or absolute projection. Either way, he’s being ableist and I’m triggered.
Look, I get it. Trump is bloviating twat. What he said was gross. It wasn’t a call for violence against women. It didn’t advocate for beating or shooting women. In fact, if you watch the video, as soon as he’s done saying this crap and he gets off the bus, he gives the woman in purple a one arm friend hug and a cheek kiss and says his wife said that was OK. He’s a hypocrite. Big talk on the bus and a total wimp when he gets off of it. That’s not a wife beater. That’s a dude-bro.
So, please, Everytown. Stop pushing this “Trump = violence against women” act. It’s inaccurate, and you made me write an entire post defending him.
I hate you all the more for that.