I had not planned to address the latest coordinated attack against Donald Trump—the leaked tape and the “locker-room” talk between him and Billy Bush. But the entire fiasco is so revealing of the unmitigated evil gripping the opponents of this man Trump that as a woman, I am compelled to respond.
I will begin this screed with a statement to my fellow females, especially the young millennials. What you hear on the tape between Trump and Billy Bush is the “talk” of genuine males, many of whom have done, said, and thought some admittedly vulgar things during their lives. It is the nature of being male. That nature is high-testosterone and highly sex-driven. Men are not wired the way we women are (by God’s design), and too many women fail to grasp this age-old fact. Especially in our overly feminized culture do we tend to forget the essence of men. Male pansies in our midst have considerably distorted our view.
Most men (including Trump) eventually mature, settle down, and go about the business of “taming” their sons and other young testosterone-driven creatures. They do not, however, cease to be men, nor should they.
A reader who follows my articles revealed that Trump’s statements on the tape disturbed her so greatly she concluded that all is lost for his campaign. She further insisted his comments showed how he really feels about women. Understanding her legitimate distress, I nevertheless had to correct her assessments.
This staged attack against Donald Trump, capturing statements made eleven years ago, does not by any means show how he really feels about women.
How Donald Trump feels about women is displayed in the here and now. It is evident:
- in the decency of his daughters and daughters-in-law, the women chosen by his sons, who were obviously influenced by him.
- in that two ex-wives support his bid for the presidency.
- in that women of credibility, whom he has employed, have come forth to express appreciation for his giving them a fair chance to compete.
- in reports from women in beauty pageants he directed who give positive accounts of their dealings with him.
- in that people to whom he selflessly gives assistance, include many women.
These are among the facts that one should consider when assessing Donald Trump’s conception of women.
One conservative spokeswoman, Scottie Hughes, responded cogently to a media type’s questions regarding the statements Trump made. Hughes commented that Trump has been a private citizen all his life and is not like politicians who, all through their political careers, carefully craft every minute of what they plan to say, so as to garner votes and collect money. This campaign has been a resounding rejection of such disingenuousness, perfected by most politicians.
A word about the disgraceful, Republican so-called “conservatives” screaming for Trump’s blood. They, more than the Left’s horde of demons, are the most detrimental to the cause of saving America. They are the enemy within.
I recently read Republican Senator Mike Lee, an ardent Trump-hater, has demanded that Trump step aside so a better person, in Lee’s warped view, can take the lead. Mind you, even after Lee’s consistent rejection of Trump’s presidential run, the candidate announced Lee would be on his list of possible Supreme Court replacements. Showing his magnanimity, Trump overlooked Lee’s disdain for him, concentrating rather on the Congressman’s abilities as a jurist. If you ask me who is the better man, Trump wins hands down, vulgarity notwithstanding.
Mike Lee has been joined in his condemnation of Trump by the cadre of GOP establishment “never-Trumpers,” who would not vote for Trump anyway, even though some claimed they would. These folks (which I won’t waste time naming) are mostly despised by the electorate, who dismissed them early on in the campaign realizing they are not a factor in this race. They are unnecessary and if Trump wins, they will be rendered irrelevant.
Interestingly, Christian leaders who are keenly aware of what is at stake for Christianity in this election continue to support Trump.
Ralph Reed, a Christian activist who is on Trump’s religious advisory committee, offered that Christians are more concerned about who will protect the rights of American citizens from the maniacal dealings of the Left than they are about something Trump said eleven years ago.
Tony Perkins, a Christian minister, gave a similar response to why he will continue to support Donald Trump despite this latest kerfuffle. He reiterated that his support for Trump was never based on a sharing of moral beliefs. As with most of us Christians, he sees Trump as the agent not to correct our spiritual rot (that’s the job of Christian leaders) but rather to lead this nation out of its functional decay.
Those of us who endeavor to live under Bible principles see humans for what we are, as Almighty God sees us—extremely flawed, sad creatures, greatly removed from His expectation of what we should be. For now, this is the state we are in until Christ Jesus reenters the scene to bring ultimate salvation. Until then, we must carry on as best we can.
Our nation is at the brink of destruction, and Donald Trump (at great material loss to himself and his family) and his team have volunteered their lives to stand in the breach to attempt a reversal of that destruction. I sincerely hope none of his supporters will allow themselves to be made fools of by this malicious attempt, orchestrated by his opponents in both political parties, to take him down. It’s time to get real, folks; our survival is at stake.
© Sylvia Thompson
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