Trump. The “tape.”


Well. What can I say? I wasn’t supporting Mr. Trump because of his saintly demeanor. We all knew he was crass. But the audio tape demeaning women is indefensible.

I still believe that on Friday, January 20, 2017 either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President (increasingly unlikely to be Mr. Trump). Voting for Gary Johnson (Libertarian) or Jill Stein (Green Party) may salve one’s conscience, but is ultimately a wasted vote.

Victor Davis Hanson penned an editorial recently that, while predating the release of the Trump tape, did address the issue in the broad sense.

[Source: From Greek tragedy to American therapy, by Victor Davis Hanson]

Davis Hanson tells us, “the Greeks gave us tragedy — the idea that life is never fair. Terrible stuff for no reason tragically falls on good people. Life’s choices are sometimes only between the bad and the far worse.

Davis Hanson’s statement provides the logical reason to stay with Mr. Trump. The logic revolves around the question of whether Hillary Clinton (and her husband, Bill) are a worse choice than the crass and boorish Mr. Trump? Even if one limits the equation to the issue of treatment of women, can anyone say that the proven public track record of Bill and Hillary is even in the ballpark of the Trump statements.

It may be unfortunate that St. Thomas Moore is not the Republican candidate, but he isn’t (and he’s dead). I simply cannot abide the thought of Hillary Clinton as President.

Roy Filly

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2 Responses to Trump. The “tape.”

  1. JAMES KLEISER says:

    Eye on the ball: of course what Trump said was crass. Of course how he said it was childish.

    That said, all we guys know that we’ve all done this sort of thing. We have all made disparaging cracks about women, and often in a boastful manner. It’s a type of male-male interplay that is part of our species. It’s the hunting camp mentality; the deer camp, fish camp boast. It’s Boy Scout camp; it’s the club. It’s the way guys sometimes behave when women are not around. We put on a good act when we’re in mixed company, but sometimes when we’re in all male company, we might make dirty observations… and we might even tell dirty jokes! We older guys tend to see this behavior as a younger man’s game, as are many things…. but in any event, Trump’s crudity was a fairly natural, childish boast.

    But – eye on the ball – we are not voting for one person or another; we are voting for the future of the United States.

    Do we want to be a socialist oligarchy, or do we want to be a representative republic? Do we still see the United States citizen as independent of and superior to government, or has that now been lost?

    Do we wish to be individuals at liberty, or do we wish to be domesticated livestock? Should we retain our position of employing government for some jobs while remaining in charge, or should we cede control to government experts for convenience and security? Should the cows become an inept herd, and bring in cowboys?

    It’s not so important whether a president farts in public; it’s very important that he not steer us into inescapable oblivion.

  2. JAMES KLEISER says:

    Eye on the ball: of course what Trump said was crass. Of course how he said it was childish.

    That said, all we guys know that we’ve all done this sort of thing. We have all made disparaging cracks about women, and often in a boastful manner. It’s a type of male-male interplay that is part of our species. It’s the hunting camp mentality; the deer camp, fish camp boast. It’s Boy Scout camp; it’s the club. It’s the way guys sometimes behave when women are not around. We put on a good act when we’re in mixed company, but sometimes when we’re in all male company, we might make dirty observations… and we might even tell dirty jokes! We older guys tend to see this behavior as a younger man’s game, as are many things…. but in any event, Trump’s crudity was a fairly natural, childish boast.

    But – eye on the ball – we are not voting for one person or another; we are voting for the future of the United States.

    Do we want to be a socialist oligarchy, or do we want to be a representative republic? Do we still see the United States citizen as independent of and superior to government, or has that now been lost?

    Do we wish to be individuals at liberty, or do we wish to be domesticated livestock? Should we retain our position of employing government for some jobs while remaining in charge, or should we cede control to government experts for convenience and security? Should the cows become an inept herd, and bring in cowboys?

    It’s not so important whether a president farts in public; it’s very important that he not steer us into inescapable oblivion.

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