Republicans should demand that Trump step down 23


By Tom Quiner

A secret tape of Donald Trump has emerged.

You’ll note that it didn’t see the light of day UNTIL he had sewn up the nomination, but it is so damning that Republicans have no choice but to demand that Trump step down.

Here is what he said in a private conversation when he thought no one else was listening:

“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women—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.…Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything. I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f—her.…I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married … Then, all of a sudden, I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.”

In other words, he’s just another Bill Clinton.

This type of behavior is fine with the likes of the Democratic Party. They’ve proven that over the years. In fact, their standard-bearer this year, Hillary Clinton, systematically attempted to destroy the victims of Bill Clinton’s Trumpish behavior. And in the case of the Clintons, the list is a long one of Cosbyish proportions.

The Republicans are better than that, at least I hope they are.

Former Trump operative, Corey Lewandowski tried to downplay the impact of this expose’ by claiming “we’re electing a president, not a Sunday school teacher” as if character is irrelevant to the presidency.

I am sick of the degradation of American politics. Sure, the Clintons are worse. But Donald Trump is going to continue the trend line of American decline into slime.

I have no idea what is involved, but I’d like to see party leaders call for him to step down to avoid another national nightmare. I know, I know, some readers will say that guarantees a Hillary election. Maybe you’re right, but at least we could hold our heads high and set an example for the rest of the country.

Would Trump step down? Unlikely. But if he stays on the ticket, he hurts Republicans more than he helps them. And besides, what Republican wouldn’t vote for Mike Pence? Now there’s a decent man of conservative values who knows how to lead.

I asked my wife a sincere question this morning: “What is wrong with our system? We have the most democratic process of determining candidates in history. How did we end up with such terrible choices?”

Here is her response: “We can’t blame the system, it is the American people who are to blame. Sadly, America has gotten what it deserves in these two candidates.”

I can’t vote for a predator, which, in Donald Trump’s own words, is what the man is.

However, I would leap at an opportunity to vote for a man of principle, which by all accounts defines Mr. Pence.

Every Republican with an ounce of principle and every Christian with an ounce of faith should scream from the top of their lungs: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

As I played the video clip above from the iconic movie, “Network,” and listened to Peter Finch express the anger which has only deepened since this film was released in 1976, my wife said, “That’s why Trump won the nomination, people said ‘they don’t want to take it anymore.'”

Nor do I.

I don’t want take Clinton OR Trump sleaze anymore. I’m sick of it.

Either candidate guarantees more sleaze and decline for America. Republicans can’t do anything about Hillary’s candidacy, but they do have leverage on Trump’s.

They should use every last scrap of principled political leverage to make that man abandon his candidacy.

If you don’t think this is a big deal, we’re in bigger trouble than I thought.

 

Advertisements

23 comments

  1. Pingback: The state of sexual harassment « A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion

  2. I too am w/ Mr. Kirby and the various others focusing on the SCOTUS nominations to come. Like it or not, the next POTUS will name at least 2 and maybe as many as 3 in the next 4-8 yrs. You just can’t focus on the piece of crap candidate serving the office office of POTUS b/c that’s a relatively short time w/ limitations on damage compared to the justices. Face it, our country has spent the last 30 years voting ourselves into a corner. Anyone, that ever stained or mopped themselves into a corner, had to ruin a newly cleaned floor or a stain job to get out.All you conservatives, that sat out the last few elections b/c Reagan didn’t get up and walk on water for you, need to know Obama is what we got for you staying home. What do you think we get this time? If Trump drops out, who is the candidate less than a month from the election? All the people that have backed Trump all along will stay home. Good luck getting those poor offended, Middle class, east coast, suburban, college educated women to come out for your Johny come lately. Where were they when better candidates were getting their butts handed to them by Trump 6mos.-a year ago? I’ll tell ya’. They were at home. They haven’t voted R in many years. The women screaming about THIS are fine w/ Bill and the the treatment his victims got at the hands of Hilary and the mainstream media. If you are more than 30 and don’t know that the quality of politicians has been declining since the first Bush presidency, you’re probably too idealistic to survive whats coming next. Join me in the real world. It smells bad, but at least you don’t get blindsided on a regular basis. Growing up in poverty and using the military as a springboard to a middle-class life and then going bankrupt w/ my hubby in the economic downfall means I have always seen the uglier side of life, and I survived it. You will too.

      • I try not to get ulcers over it. This stuff will be decided by people in high places, and I ain’t one of them. All I can do is what I can. I can vote against Hiliary. If it weren’t for the SCOTUS issue and Obama trying to go to war w/ Russia I could hold my nose for HRC. MY child will live her life out in the country HRC’s appointees will craft for her. I really enjoy your stuff. Keep it up.

      • Thanks for the kind words. I really do appreciate it. I am so used to being whole hog for the Republican candidate that I’m unsettled this cycle by such an erratic candidate. I will have much more to say on the subject in the next few weeks. Thanks again for writing.

  3. I am very close to refusing to vote for Trump. I am so sick and tired of the position that it is acceptable to have one personality for private life and another for public life. I don’t care if I am dealing with a Sunday school teacher, a dentist, my friends, or the president. People should be of good character, period. Is it that hard, people?

      • Consider how Hiliary has behaved in private vs public aspects of her career and personal lives. She’s very polished in front of a camera and comes off smelling sweet no matter what. Does her rosy aroma mean she is an honest person of great integrity and capability? She is what we get when people want to pretend that leaders are anything more than just humans w/ weaknesses. Do we really want only people who have been crafted from childhood and chosen by the high-ups to ever run for president? The fact is Kennedy was morally reprehensible, but he just might have been the best man for the job at the time. Carter is as moral as they come. I think we all know how He turned out.

    • You realize what you are proposing is a vote for Hiliary. Yes, it it is that hard. “Put not your faith in your fellow man and you will not know disappointment.” Anyone involved heavily in politics,commerce and other worldly affairs is going to find it almost impossible to be successful and 100% morally upright. This was what was meant when The Bible said you can’t serve to masters. Worldly success pretty much rules out being as moral as one should be.When one talks about character, Trump is an unknown quantity in politics. I think he is evolving. Hilairy is a known quantity. Is SHE the person of character, of whom you spoke?

  4. Dear Tom,

    The timing of this trash about Donald Trump is straight out of the Democratic playbook and, as much as I appreciate your perspectives most of the time, I am afraid you took the bait hook, line, and sinker. The Democrats always play the blame game and are far superior to Republicans at mudslinging because they always have to divert attention away from their failures and sorry lack of constructive accomplishments and ideas for solving the nation’s challenges. What Donald Trump is now is what is relevant to his candidacy, and, while I certainly condemn what you note that he said back then, making this an issue now is exactly what Hillary and the Democrats are hoping you and other Judaeo-Christian voters would do. Isn’t it interesting that this comes out now on the eve of the second debate? Do you think this is just a coincidence? I think not. This is why it is so important to step back and reflect carefully before responding to this kind of trash. Precious little has been debated about just what constructive steps either candidate will take to address the challenges our nation faces, such as the dwindling labor participation rate, the loss of religious freedom, the disproportionate percentage of abortions on black mothers, the need for orderly immigration and how to assure it, the need to respect the Constitution,- to name just a few. I think if the debates would stay focused on the real issues voters would get far more valuable information and insights for making informed decisions on who can best address the key issues facing our nation.

    I supported Marco Rubio and believe he is an immeasurably superior candidate to Donald Trump. However, right now, I believe perhaps the number one issue is the Supreme Court nominations since those judges serve for life, long after the next president is out of office. Hillary has made perfectly clear that any Supreme Court nominee must support abortion rights Donald Trump listed his nominees-I think we need to hope that he will follow through on nominating prolife constitutionalists as he indicated. While I agree our nation may have stooped to another bottom of the barrel of choices, we need to really think through the implications of how we choose to vote and not let the Democrats dictate the topics for debate. When they stoop to these lows, we need to redirect the discussion to the real issues.

    Keep on blogging.

    Mark Lansing

    >

  5. The timing of this is straight out of the Democratic playbook and, as much as I appreciate your perspectives most of the time, I am afraid you took the bait hook, line, and sinker. The Democrats always play the blame game and are far superior to Republicans at mudslinging because they always have to divert attention away from their failures and sorry lack of constructive accomplishments and ideas for solving the nation’s challenges. What Donald Trump is now is what is relevant to his candidacy, and, while I certainly condemn what you note that he said back then, making this an issue now is exactly what Hillary and the Democrats are hoping you and other Judaeo-Christian voters would do. Isn’t it interesting that this comes out now on the eve of the second debate? Do you think this is just a coincidence? I think not. This is why it is so important to step back and reflect carefully before responding to this kind of trash.

    • I agree. They can pretty much run anyone they want knowing that the republican voter is still naively waiting for Reagan to rise from his grave and walk on water. You couldn’t pay me to be a GOP candidate. They just won’t accept anything less than perfection. It’s a noble thing unless the other party pretty much willing to run Jack the Ripper as long as he can look and smell good when he needs to. This is how the political elite becomes the American aristocracy.

  6. I don’t know why Trump would drop out. He wasn’t the candidate I wanted, My guy was gone before the Ga. primary. The guy I voted for hung on a long time, but eventually conceded. Trump received more primary votes than other candidates in the past or present. The large mass that put him where he is today doesn’t care about this stuff. The buttoned up guys we have been sending to Wash. have proven to be worthless & spineless.Trump is the every man’s temper tantrum at the Wash. elites. Regardless of the Nov. 8 outcome, the elites need to understand they are on borrowed time if they don’t start accomplishing something for the middle class bill payer.

      • If being a hyper-sexual cad were disqualifying then Kennedy and a few others would be unknowns today. I don’t like this behavior, but he’s not been accused of assault or rape. It’s sad to say that some women are ok w/ this if the guy is rich or famous. I kind of view the gal that’s ok w/ groping from the rich as often hoping it will lead to some sort of lucrative arrangement. I personally have rebuffed the sort of guy these gals excuse. Consequently, I live an avg. every day unknown life. Notice how even The Donald sometimes finds a woman not interested in the game of give and get. Unfortunately, I don’t think Reagan is going to climb out of his grave and walk on water for us. Donald never claimed to be a terribly nice guy. I’m sure he’s respectful enough in a person’s presence, but he’s never claimed to be the guy the Republicans typically choose…you know…too nice to get anything done. I don’t have any love for the man. I haven’t felt any real connection to a president since Reagan. All the others were just the guy who won no matter if he was R or D. I loath the choice in Nov. As we discussed earlier, this is what decline looks like. I CANT vote for a person who was found to be “extremely negligent.” ( a simple rewording of the very law so she wouldn’t spend whats left of her life in prison)Mark my word someone will bring evidence of far worse and she will be blackmailed. Imagine the POTUS blackmailed. You couldn’t do that w/ Trump, he lives his bad stuff right on TV. There wont be much private in his past. He has taken pride in that reputation. Maybe it’s time for a politician we actually know.

      • If this info came out about Kennedy, he wouldn’t have been elected. Trump has no impulse control. In light of this latest revelation, it’s a deal killer.

      • I too was appalled at what Trump said years back. He was not my first choice by any means, but the reality is that either Trump or Clinton will be our next president.

        Under a Clinton presidency we know the US Supreme Court will be stacked with liberal justices who will have no problem further undermining the idea of religious freedom. Another target will be the 2nd Amendment, and Hillary has said a number of times that she thinks the government confiscation of guns from legal owners in Australia is a good idea. We know that Hillary will continue Obama’s leftward transformation of America, and like Obama, she will have no hesitation about using Executive Orders to further her agenda. A liberal supreme court with Hillary as president will change this country for the worse for generations, and the change could likely become irreversible.

        And under Hillary, how many more babies will be aborted?

        Trump is more of an unknown. I think he will appoint conservative judges, and I think he will work on cutting back abortions. I am sure he will generally do a better job as president, especially in terms of improving the economy. And if he gets re-elected, that sets up the strong possibility of a Pence presidency.

        The bottom line is that you can’t promote your values and beliefs if you don’t win elections. Sitting out, or voting for a third party candidate, as a “matter of principle” simply contributes to the success of the liberal agenda. If the liberal attacks on religious freedom and the 2nd Amendment don’t concern you, then ask yourself: How many more babies will likely be aborted under a Clinton presidency than under a Trump presidency? I don’t have an exact answer, but I’m pretty sure what the trends will be.

        On the topic of politics and abortion, I suggest listening to Father Lankeit’s recent homily (Ss. Simon and Jude, Phoenix): http://simonjude.org/documents/2016/10/T001_20161003.mp3.

        There are only two candidates from which to choose: Trump may be undesirable, but Hillary and her agenda should be unacceptable.

      • Thanks for weighing in, Steve. Good input. I responded as I did in the hope that somehow enough pressure would be brought to bear on this guy to do the honorable thing and step aside. Of course, that assumes Donald knows what the word ‘honorable’ means. Not.

  7. Pingback: Republicans should demand that Trump step down - The Gumball Machine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s