Sunday, October 9, 2016

Is What Donald Trump Said All That Unusual?

I'd like to address the real or imagined outrage that people have expressed at what Donald Trump said 11 years ago.

I dare say that most men, if they are honest, have participated in “locker room” chatter or banter about women and/or their sex lives. I've been told women, probably to a lesser extent than men, have also participated and used sexual banter and comments about men, with other women, at sometimes during their lives.

The words recorded during a private conversation, unbeknownst to Trump, by Billy Bush (a cousin in the Bush family), are offensive and derogatory, and were not meant for public publication to the community as a whole. In my lifetime, I have indulged in conversations with other men along the lines as to what Donald Trump was recorded as saying. It was never intended to be disseminated to the general public as his off-mic conversation was recorded and published.

These salacious words were just that, words and not actions that caused harm to others. The Democrats and his detractors are using these comments by Trump as proving that he is unfit to be president, but they are overlooking the “sins” of both Hillary and Bill Clinton who have also been accused of saying and doing things that are just as damaging, especially in the area of national security, as they were elected politicians, whereas Trump was a private citizen when he made those comments.

Where's the outrage over what the Clinton's and the Obama's have said and for which they have not apologized like Trump has?

I'm not trying to justify one bad behavior for another bad behavior, but I feel much of the outrage is “faux outrage”, politically motivated and used to destroy him both personally and politically.

Yes, what Trump said was deplorable, but is that any worse than what Hillary said by calling half of Trump's supporters “deplorable” and “unredeemable”? Has she apologized for that despicable characterization of fellow Americans? Has the news media held Hillary to the same scrutiny that they have held Donald Trump? A number of expose books by former Secret Service agents and Clinton confidants have related that Hillary has, on many occasions, used “potty mouthed” epithets directed at people who have surrounded or worked for her, but little if any of those “ foul mouthings” by Hillary have been scrutinized by an adoring media, who's main job, it seems, is protecting Hillary from anything negative about her.

We all are imperfect human beings, and we all have our “warts”, but we never have them exposed in the national media like what Trump has been exposed to have done.

'”Let he, who is without sin, cast the first stone” seems to apply in this case of what Trump said 11 years ago. The Tom Jones song of “It's Not Unusual” sums up the situation perfectly.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Mort Stein said...

The old expression of "sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you" seems to sum up the frenzy about Donald Trumps's "locker room" talk with another man. Bill Clinton actually forced himself on other non-cooperating women, which is worse? And then, his wife Hillary, went out to keep these sexually abused women quiet by intimidation and by hiring private investigators, and now she has the nerve to say that she is the champion of women - what a joke.