So you’re not outraged at Trump’s most recent revelatory comments. And you’re not ready to drop your support for his presidential bid yet either.
Except not so much really. I was just trying to be polite.
So you still supported him when he described Mexicans as rapists, drug dealers, and some were, he’s sure, okay people too.
And you still supported him when he desecrated the honor of the military you claim to so vehemently support, when he said that Putin was a better leader than our current President. (You do see how that disrespects your precious patriotism right?) And as if that wasn’t enough, you still chirped your support despite his gross dismissal of veterans with PTSD. Remember that?
And he kept your support when he brazenly proclaimed that a woman must have been bleeding out of her whatever all because she had the audacity to refuse to acquiesce to his power.
You didn’t even have a problem with him saying he could shoot someone in broad daylight on the streets of New York and still not lose any supporters. Because…at least he’s not taking your guns away? I’m guessing there. I don’t really know that answer.
So not only did you stand, unwavering in your steadfast support of such a man, you actually proved his point. Good for you. Standing there, like a bulwark in the storm, clinging to the ideal of making America great again. What a country! Am I right?
When you support this man, you certainly create a certain type of America, but somehow I don’t think it’s the great one you think you’re going to get. It’s something different.
See, I’m a man. I was also a boy, and then a young man once too. So, I know locker room talk. I’ve made locker room talk, and I know for a fact that my mother and my sisters would be embarrassed (dare I admit appalled and ashamed?) by the locker room talk I’ve talked.
Can I tell you the difference in my locker room talk and Mr. Trump’s? It’s an important distinction. I can make it clear in 10 words or less.
I never talked about my sexual assault of women.
What? Is that even possible?
Glad you asked. Yes. It actually is. You know why? Because while I may have indulged my base urges in my speech, I never actually assaulted a woman. And I certainly never did it simply because I could get away with it. I didn’t do it even if I thought there was a small chance I could get away with it. Mind blowing I know. I guess I’ve always known the difference between having a sexual desire, and forcibly acting upon that desire. Imagine that. A man who knows the difference.
So you’re still not willing to withdraw your support?
Cool. Well, again, not really, but if you’re still standing behind this man, here’s some things you don’t get to do anymore in this America, as it stands right now.
You no longer get to be horrified at the bullying of middle schoolers or high schoolers.
You don’t get to hold your head in agony. You don’t get to shed your tears for those who cannot defend themselves from such disgusting attacks.
You’re supporting a full fledged, monstrous bully. You gladly sacrifice these rights on the altar of making America great again.
You no longer get to claim “all lives matter.”
“All lives” includes your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your nieces, your aunts, and…well, you get the idea. You devalue their very existence when you refuse to drop your support for a man who would willingly, hell, who would gleefully gloat in forcing himself upon them simply because he can get away with it.
You no longer get to weigh in on the subject of rape or rape culture.
You no longer get to be outraged at Brock Turner, and others of his ilk.
You don’t get to complain that a bonafide rapist, caught in the act of assaulting an unconscious woman, only went to jail for 3 months.
You don’t get to be angry, and I mean never ever again, if and/or when some punk kid or grown man calls your daughter a “piece of ass.” Or when he comments about how ample your daughter’s breasts are.
You don’t get to lash out when your partner/daughter/wife/etc. gets lewd comments thrown at her as she walks down the street.
You don’t get to be angry when a man knowingly tries to have sex with that married woman who just happens to be your wife or mother or sister.
You don’t get to be outraged when your daughter’s husband dumps her because she hit the ripe old age of 35, and well, he deserves the latest model to roll off the line.
You no longer get to hurt for the rape victims.
You no longer get to hold rallies for the bullied.
You no longer get to go to anymore candlelight vigils.
You no longer get to cry for them – any of them – anymore.
You no longer get to pretend that you care about America being great in any capacity.
Lastly, if at this point, you can’t drop your support of this ridiculous man, this embarrassment, this plank in the eye of this wonderful country, then you don’t get to point your big moral finger in anyone’s direction. Ever.
Ask yourself if this is the type of country you want for your daughters, your granddaughters, your wives, sisters, and mothers.
Ask yourself if you can truly believe America is great when bullies run the country.
And please, do everyone a favor, and don’t make this about Hillary. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other. There is no comparison or correlation. Just stop with that.
We don’t have to like everything, or even anything for that matter, about Hillary to call this what it is. Sexual assault and abuse.
So look, if you want to continue to support a sexually abusive candidate, well that’s your choice, and I support everyone’s right to their choice. So it’s cool. Except this time, it’s really, really not.