Well you know how politics are these days! You say you might still support the nominee if he’s a big fat rapist, and people get all outraged! When Donald Trump is president, all this ‘politically correct’ B.S. is gonna be outta here – there will be “locker room talk” from sea to shining sea. Hallelujah, amen!
That’s what we imagine is the rationale for the sort of pig-headed idiots who still support Trump after his offensive, rape-culture-promoting speech from last week.
Think we’re being a bit too harsh? Then meet Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold. Farenthold appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes when the conversation turned to a dark topic. As Farenthold attempted to defend Trump’s abhorrent language, Hayes asked him what should have been a laughably easy question to answer:
“If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying ‘I really like to rape women,’ you would continue to endorse him?”
The comically-dressed, dead-eyed man stared in silence for a moment, trying to think of what the right answer to that question could be. Then he completely missed the mark.
“I, again, I . . . that would be bad. And I’d, I would have to consider it.”
There you go, folks. The only rationalization that current Trump supporters can offer is the equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and humming a tune. They are completely detached from reality, and it would be terribly sad if it weren’t so damned terrifying.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 12, 2016