It looks like Donald Trump has opened the door for his supporters to make their own crude sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton.
As the GOP frontrunner continues to make the assertion that Hillary is playing the “woman card” and that her only qualification for president is that she’s female, we were ‘treated’ to the opinions of a Republican official and Trump supporter. Speaking to the Washington Post, Bob Sutton, who is the Broward County GOP Executive Committee Chairman, had the following to say about a debate between Clinton and Trump.
“I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky.”
Charming, just charming. Spoken as if coming from the spray-tanned syphilitic manatee himself.
And you wonder why 75% of women have a negative opinion of Trump right now. Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall laid it out pretty clear on Thursday regarding just how disastrous Trump’s gender-based attacks are in a general election.
I don’t want to be Pollyannaish about this. This is ugly stuff and it’s going to bring a lot of ugliness to the surface, just as Trump’s playing to white identity politics has in the primaries. But the numbers tell the story pretty clearly. If you are planning to fight a campaign explicitly on gender divisiveness, in this day and age and as long as the 19th Amendment isn’t repealed this summer (Republican Congress, who knows?) you’re toast.
Yep. Unless all of a sudden women are denied the right to vote, Trump and the Republican Party are looking at a generation-defining defeat in November.