Monday, February 12, 2018

Wife Beaters and Pussy Grabbers: "If you want nasty things done, you hire nasty people."

"It should no longer be a surprise to people that Caveman Trump would hire a man like Porter, who’s accused of beating his wives. If you want nasty things done, you hire nasty people. That’s how criminal syndicates thrive." - Jim Carrey

As list of Trump White House scandals grows, so does women's disapproval (MSN link): As the number of scandals in the White House racks up, with accusations that now-former top aide Rob Porter abused his ex-wives being the latest, some women who voted for President Trump are walking away from him. On Friday, Trump defended Porter, saying, “He did a very good job while he was in the White House.”

“We found out about (the allegations from Porter's ex-wives) recently, and I was surprised by it, but we certainly wish him well, and it’s a tough time for him,” Trump told reporters. “He also, as you probably know, says he’s innocent, and I think you have to remember that.”

But there was one very glaring omission from his statement: the women.

The most recent Washington Post-ABC poll has found that approval from white women has fallen since the president’s first 100 days. While most white women voted for Trump in 2016, his approval rating has fallen 10 points since then, and strong disapproval of the president by this group rose 12 points, from 39 percent to 51 percent.

The group of women Trump performed best with was white women without college degrees. Many of these women found his message championing traditional values and an economic message benefiting working-class families in Middle America more attractive than Clinton’s progressive promise to continue the Obama legacy.

But that has recently changed. The Atlantic’s Ronald Brownstein recently wrote:

“In the Rustbelt states that decided 2016, Trump has slipped into a much more precarious position with these women: Gallup put his 2017 approval with them at 45 percent in Pennsylvania, 42 percent in Michigan, and 39 percent or less in Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Compared to his 2016 vote, his 2017 approval among blue-collar white women in the Rustbelt represented some of his largest declines anywhere — 18 percentage points in Ohio and 19 in Wisconsin and Minnesota.”

Brownstein wrote that the decline in support began during Trump’s unsuccessful effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, something he repeatedly promised his base he would do.

According to the Post-ABC poll, more than 1 in 5 — 22 percent — of white women without a college degree said actions by Trump have mainly hurt them and their family.

And despite Trump's frequent praise of the economy, nearly half — 47 percent — of white women without degrees view the nation’s economy as not so good or poor. Most — 65 percent — of these women do not believe that Trump is the “very stable genius” that he says he is. And the overwhelming majority — 79 percent — of these women think sexual harassment of women in the workplace is a problem in America.

The Trump base: Wife beaters? (Arkansas Times link): Donald Trump is said to have gone "off script" yesterday by expressing sympathy for men accused of abusing women while showing no concern for the victims.

Not his own script, that's for sure. When you're a celebrity, he's said, you can do no wrong to women. You can grab them by the pussy, "anything." But here's the thing: Trump has a knack for saying things that energize his core supporters, maybe 35 to 40 percent of the electorate. Immigration. Muslims. Guns.

You'd think, however, that the people most likely to respond to a defense of men accused of abusing women would primarily be — men who abuse women. Is that a winning strategy? Are there that many of them out there?

Meanwhile, Trump is getting ripped for how he put his Tweet of sympathy for people like Rob Porter, accused by three women - one with a photo of a black eye to prove it.

“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the president wrote on Twitter, adding: “There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Due process? From a man who continued to call for punishment of men exonerated by DNA evidence in a Central Park assault; who urged "lock her up"; who built the birther attack on Barack Obama out of whole cloth; who's famous for introducing his latest attack line with "people say." As several have noted, Trump is getting due process from Robert Mueller. Sounds like the kitchen is getting hot.

Trump Gives Wife Beater Praise He Usually Reserves for Child Molesters and Nazis (The Borowitz Report link)—In comments to reporters at the White House on Friday, Donald J. Trump stirred controversy by lavishing an alleged wife beater with praise that he historically has reserved for child molesters and Nazis. Reporters who heard the President’s comments were taken aback since, in the past, the President had given no indication that he held wife beaters in the same high esteem in which he holds supporters of child abuse and white supremacy.

“We knew that President Trump considered child molesters and Nazis very fine people, but this was the first time he had put wife beaters up there, too,” Tracy Klugian, a member of the White House press corps, said. “We wanted clarification as to whether he considered wife beaters as fine as those other two groups, or finer.”

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, accused reporters of attempting to drive a wedge between three of the President’s most cherished constituencies. “Donald Trump has made it very clear that he can be the champion of wife beaters, child molesters, and Nazis at the same time,” Kelly said. “He doesn’t play favorites.”

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4 comments:

  1. If anyone wants to know why men get away with spousal and child abuse you get everything you need to know from Trump’s tweets about it. As a wife you are supposed to just take it and shut up. I believe I read someplace that most womens’ murders are at the hand of their spouses or boyfriends. And I bet all or most of those murderers claimed innocence.

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  2. MSNBC guest goes down in flames after Joy Reid asks her to name ‘any instance’ Trump stood up for abused women
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/msnbc-guest-goes-flames-joy-reid-asks-name-instance-trump-stood-abused-women/

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  3. Here are 'president' Donald Trump's words on wife beater Rob Porter.....

    'WE WISH HIM WELL'

    'HE WORKED VERY HARD'

    'I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT RECENTLY AND I WAS SURPRISED BY IT'

    'WE CERTAINLY WISH HIM WELL'

    'IT'S AN OBVIOUSLY TOUGH TIME FOR HIM'

    'HE DID A VERY GOOD JOB WHEN HE WAS IN THE WHITE HOUSE'

    'WE HOPE HE HAS A WONDERFUL CAREER'

    'HOPEFULLY HE WILL HAVE A GREAT CAREER AHEAD OF HIM'

    'IT WAS VERY SAD WHEN WE HEARD ABOUT IT'

    'AND CERTAINLY HE WAS VERY SAD'

    'HE ASLO, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, HE SAYS HE'S INNOCENT AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT'

    'HE SAID VERY STRONLY THE OTHER DAY THAT HE IS INNOCENT SO YOU'LL HAVE TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT THAT'

    'WE ABSOLUTELY WISH HIM WELL'

    'DID A VERY GOOD JOB WHILE HE WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE'

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  4. Woman Dragged Out of West Virginia House Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions to Members - Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent. Lucas began to testify to the House Judiciary Committee, but a few minutes in, her microphone was turned off. and Lucas was dragged out of the room. Lucas is running for the House of Delegates from Ritchie County, which has been overrun by the fracking industry.

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/02/11/woman-dragged-out-west-virginia-house-hearing-listing-oil-and-gas-contributions

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