Trump appeals to men ‘petrified to speak to women’

(AP)

(AP)

According to a new poll released over the weekend, Donald Trump has a 1-point lead over Hillary Clinton here in Georgia, a state that Mitt Romney won easily in 2012.

The only reason that Trump is even competitive in the WSB-TV poll is because he leads by 11 percentage points among voters 65 and older. He trails in every other age group. He has a 35-point margin among white Georgians, but trails by 64 points among black voters and by 26 points among voters of other groups.

Among women, Trump trails in Georgia by 5.3 percentage points, which sounds bad until you compare it to national polling. In the CNN poll released last week, Trump trailed among female voters by 26 points.

In an speech Saturday in Washington state, Trump probably dug that hole a little bit deeper:

In case you can’t watch the video, here’s the statement, over Mother’s Day weekend no less:

“I mean all of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore. We may raise our voice. You know what, the women get it better than we do, folks. Look, we’re living in the real world. This political correctness is killing our country.”

Trump is the candidate for all you mighty he-men out there too petrified to speak to women, all you men who want to raise your voice to your women-folk but who quiver in fear at what might happen if you dare to do so. All you men who believe that women have it better than you do? Trump is the man who’s going to fix it for you. Here in Georgia, that’s apparently 45.9 percent of our adult male voting population.

In fact, here’s a little foretaste of the 2016 GOP convention in Cleveland:

Most boys grow out of that.

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skruorangeclown
skruorangeclown

From today's NY Times editorial about the 25% of women who love Trump:


""Perhaps in response to the claims of misogyny that have been leveled against him, the Trump campaign has deployed a legion of women to serve as his surrogates on cable TV.Scottie N. Hughes, a Tea Party activist and conservative blogger from Nashville, is one of the most visible. (She seems to be relishing this moment in American politics; her cellphone’s ringback tone is the theme song from “House of Cards”). She pointed to the Miss Universe pageant as evidence of Mr. Trump’s equal treatment of women. “It wasn’t just because he wanted to see women in bathing suits,” she said. “It was because he actually wanted to give these women opportunities.”

Aside from his female surrogates, the most visible group of women who support Donald Trump are using social media to spread the good news about him, especially on YouTube and Twitter. Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, two sisters who live in North Carolina, have gained internet fame with their pro-Trump YouTube videos. The sisters, who go by their childhood nicknames Diamond and Silk, say they switched their party registration from Democratic to Republican last year to vote for Mr. Trump in the March primary. They recently started a website called womenunited4Trump which aims to “bring many women of different ethnicities and demographics together” to support the Republican front-runner.

“He treats everybody equally — if women want equal rights, well, you’re on an equal playing field,” Ms. Hardaway told me. “I do not believe that he’s sexist. He’s not racist. All those provocative words that the media has been trying to use on him for the past nine months, I believe that they’re lies.”


Maybe they should called themselves Prostitutes for Trump





InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

Gotta go. Have fun while my back is turned. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@Donnie_Pinko @InTheMiddle2

That used to be my line, actually.

It tended to irritate some so I dropped it.

And actually, yeah, look at the time...


/drive-by maybe 'til some new sheetz.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

ITM, seriously?


JERB which is a term you are using specifically to minimize and otherwise insult the individuals 


I figured everyone knew jerbs' etymology.

It's about willful (or, to be charitable, deliberately misled) misunderstanding of the economics behind job loss, as expressed in a classic South Park bit.

And I'm no South Park fan, but it's become so ingrained in political discussions I figured everyone knew the shorthand.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Since someone here doesn't seem to understand the meaning of the word "outlier," some handy linkees.


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/pa/pennsylvania_trump_vs_clinton-5633.html


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/oh/ohio_trump_vs_clinton-5634.html


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/fl/florida_trump_vs_clinton-5635.html


When you start seeing an average among multiple pollsters that has Trump and Hils in a dead heat in those states, then maybe there'll be something to get super excited about.

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Visual_Cortex At one time Bush was leading the polls for the GOP and nod. I think I will wait until the day after the election to get excited about polling data

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@InTheMiddle2 @Visual_Cortex

The degree of excitement is up to the individual of course, but it's not like one can just ignore polling. That's what determines where the resources are allocated; it's been that way for a very long time.

bu22
bu22

@Visual_Cortex Hillary Clinton, the only candidate the Democrats could have nominated, who could lose to Donald Trump.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@InTheMiddle2 @Donnie_Pinko 

In case you were not aware, Progressives are not exactly middle of the road

No, I'm not aware of that. But tell me, just what is a 'progressive' anyway? 

If big stick man himself Teddy Roosevelt was one, how do you see that being defined today?

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Donnie_Pinko @InTheMiddle2 Teddy was a man of integrity and self reliance which flys in the face of todays progressive movement which is all about government dependence.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@InTheMiddle2 @Donnie_Pinko 

Oh I see, so we're basically just copying and pasting right wing ideology - this government dependence crap - for about the last 30 years. 

So Donald Trump - to take one example - whose father built his fortune largely on government support, was he a 'self reliant' man and a non-progressive?

straker
straker

In The Middle - "please tell us about the thriving buggy business"


Do you understand what "years ago" means?

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@straker do you understand how large the buggy business was and how large an impact the automobile industry had on labor and how easily the skills needed in buggy production transfered over to automobile production. 

tireOfIt
tireOfIt

Donald Trump never cease to amaze 


Trump doesn’t drink because of what alcohol did to his brother.

Trump said liquor companies should be sued for the tragedy the cause families.

Trump then introduced his own vodka which called the “most requested” drink in America.

Trump got into the liquor business to outdo his friends at another liquor company.

Trump’s vodka was unsuccessful.


Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

So just parsing here..... 

Inthemiddle  wrote:

Not a progressive so I still produce instead of demanding others..

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You consider yourself in the 'middle' with statements like that? 

So are you saying that workers - you know, the ones who actually produce the wealth - as in ALL of it, including that of the big ripe for popping blood bloated parasite Kochs -  are not progressive? 

That would be a rather uh unorthodox position to hold if so.

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

in the middle of ted cruz and idi amin, get the perspective here sheepul!

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@InTheMiddle2 @Visual_Cortex @St Simons he-ne-ha

My point is that clearly you know nothing about this poster's background nor his ideology. If you'd been paying any kind of attention, you know, actually listening to the people who participate regularly hear, you'd know there's nothing "loony" or even all that hard left about St Simons. He may deploy some harsh shorthand to dispatch willfully stupid people, but at heart he's clearly a believer in the American capitalist system.

It seems to have been belly belly good to heem.

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Donnie_Pinko In case you were not aware, Progressives are not exactly middle of the road. I find it amazing that many on this blog think that unless I have far left leanings I cannot be in the middle. 

bu22
bu22

@InTheMiddle2 @Donnie_Pinko There are polls about that.  The left thinks of themselves as "moderate."  Its why they think all Republicans are far off on the deep end.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Imagining wealth confiscation is a useful way to identify "the bigots."

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@Visual_Cortex 

Yeah, imagine how useful it could be to the Democratic Party. (If only they weren't in bed with people, and OF people, who make that impossible.)

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

I know, I know it doesn't really work this way, but to keep those Coal Minin' Jerbs in perspective?

The Koch brothers are worth about fifty billion apiece.

If you were to confiscate that wealth, and why not, from just one of them? Let's say David. Bill gets to keep his, all right? and distribute it to those eighty thousand doomed workers, they'd have a six hundred twenty-five thousand dollar nest egg to work with.

Just imaginin'.

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@Visual_Cortex If you were to confiscate that wealth, and why not, from just one of them?  Because that would be un-American!

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

@Visual_Cortex have you lost your mind?

Imagining that the wealth of an individual be confiscated.

You've jumped from Socialism to Communism. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

@JohnnyReb @Visual_Cortex

How DARE I even IMAGINE that the wealth of an individual be... c-c-CONFISCATED!

Oh dearies. Smelling "sauce" and a "feinting" couch for our JohnnyReb, stat.

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Visual_Cortex The fact that you refer to them as "jerbs" is a clear demonstration of the complete lack of respect you have for the individuals that do this for a living. 

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Visual_Cortex @InTheMiddle2 Easy. They may be just coal miners, but they go to a JOB everday, not a JERB which is a term you are using specifically to minimize and otherwise insult the individuals that make a living in the mines. Of course, you knew that already

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@Visual_Cortex 

If you were to confiscate that wealth, and why not, from just one of them?

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A 90% surcharge on that wealth say above 10 mil. ought not to be too hard for even the squeamish - i.e. 99.9999999% of the Democratic Party - to get behind.

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