Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Josh Marshall on Trump's Misogyny

Josh Marshall in this post pointed out some things I have been thinking about. I left a comment at PE to the effect that if Trump wasn't bad enough to begin with, the fact that he's facing a woman (likely) is going to make him look even worse.

I noted on Friday that what seems very likely to be the Clinton v Trump general election match-up will be a gendered electoral armageddon - an unreconstructed, unabashed and angry male chauvinist against a women of great power and accomplishment who can more than hold her own against him. It will be ugly. But I think it will be Trump's undoing. 

Would you like more?

Now every time there's some new outburst, every Republican candidate from dog catcher to Senator gets asked to denounce or endorse every time. Every time.

It's hard to be chained to a car like that you can't control or predict.

Are you ready for that, Elise?

But at no point in the last year has a woman been Trump's principal competitor. This will bring out the worst in him. So whatever we've seen to date, odds are what's coming will be more toxic still.

I don't think she is ready.

If Trump's not a winner, the available options for denying him the nomination seem if anything worse in electoral terms. But down ticket races are another story. What's the damage?

It'll be yuuuuge! Down ticket is the real cherry on top. I'm hopeful that with the big Democratic turnout due to it being a prez race and Herr Drumpf at the top of the ticket my district rids itself of Stefanik and Marchione. Buh-bye!

I do want to link to the previous article by Marshall and to the piece at the Slate by Frank Foer.

TACKED ON: 76 campaign promises of The Drumpf. How many do you think he'll fulfill if, God forbid, he was to get elected?

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