The words Donald Trump utters about women in the 2005 recording released by the Washington Post today are too vulgar for this blog.
I can print South Dakota Democratic Party’s condemnation of Trump’s foul mouth and foul soul:
Donald Trump’s remarks are shocking and horrifying. Quite simply, they amount to a man celebrating his ability to sexually assault a woman. No woman should ever be treated in such a way. His remarks show this narcissistic man’s crass views of women and that he views women as objects, not equals. This man has no business being President of our great country. These words once again show this man is unfit to serve in the highest office in the land [South Dakota Democratic Party, press release, 2016.10.07].
The SDDP calls on Republican leaders to repudiate their un-Presidential nominee’s awful statements and “revoke their endorsements.”
I keep going back to the dad question. Senator John Thune, Senator Mike Rounds, Rep. Kristi Noem, and Governor Dennis Daugaard all have daughters. I have a daughter, too. John, Mike, Kristi, Dennis, how can you hear a man brag about making unwanted sexual advances on women not share my certainty that we could not trust Donald Trump at our dinner tables with our daughters, not to mention with the power of the Oval Office?
Mitt Romney only has sons, but he gets it:
Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America’s face to the world [Mitt Romney, in David A. Fahrentold, “Trump Recorded Having Extremely Lewd Conversation About Women in 2005,” Washington Post, 2016.10.07].
Is sticking with Trump worth it at this point, Republicans? Wouldn’t you do more for your cause by calling Trump what he is, stepping a way, and letting him twist in his own wind? Why not replace every one of your Trump signs with a sign for one of your decent local candidates, or signs from Will and Jason and Koch-boy Ben telling people not to vote for all those nasty ballot measures that you hate?
Save your strength. Save your souls. Save your seats. Dump Trump.