Is the Trump tape really that shocking?

The funniest thing about the lewd Donald Trump tape is how unshocking it is. It’s less of an ‘October surprise’ more of an ‘October of course’. Everybody who knows anything about Trump knows that he is, to use a Donald favoured word, braggadocious about his sexual exploits. The newly unearthed video of him boasting of his sexual misadventures is embarrassing for him, of course, but it’s not much worse than what he said in his interviews with Howard Stern, which has been extensively reported. It will hurt his chances with women voters, and of course grumpy Republicans are using the story as an excuse to try another coup against him, but I can’t really imagine many American voters will be sitting at home today thinking: ‘What? Donald Trump is vulgar and sexist? I’m appalled!’ (Indeed, for some of Trump’s anti-PC fans, his crudeness is his appeal: he’s a badass, and that’s what they like.)

Nevertheless, we live in strangely licentious yet puritanical times, and so everybody is pretending that they are horrified by the video while taking an almost pornographic delight in it.

You know what’s really shocking? The hypocrites who defend “Clinton’s Rape Incorporated”

  • Hillary defends a rapist for money and defames the victim.

    This sounds like a much bigger deal than wanting to get laid.

    Maybe we should be talking about Hillary and Huma.

  • Raymond Hietapakka
  • ntt1

    Trump needs to make a good showing tonight or this might start the beginning of the slide. God knows there is more than enough ammunition , he needs to get the depth of HRCs treasonous actions out there plus her duplicity in having one position for the crony capitalists and another for the great unwashed.

  • Mannie

    The sex card has been used so often by Democrats, that it is meaningless. I don’t care if they find a closet full of dismembered bodies, I assume it’s Democrat shenanigans.

  • tom_billesley

    He made the remarks in 2005
    Trump was a Democrat from 2001 to 2009
    Ergo, he made the remarks when he was a Democrat.

  • mauser 98

    debate cooked .. Trump tape question first
    CNN St.Louis out door interviews loaded with Hillary signs in background

  • vwVwwVwv

    Grab the pussys by the Pussy, vote Trump 2016

  • vwVwwVwv

    Grab the pussys by the Pussy, vote Trump 2016

  • Are Trump’s comments repellent? Yes.

    Is it even more repellent to laugh at a twelve year old rape victim the way Hillary did? Absolutely.

    The Americans get to hold their noses and vote for one of these people. The only choice is one who less obnoxious.

  • mobuyus

    I see nothing wrong with me grabbing my Girlfriends moccasin.

  • Zaba

    ‘Dilbert’s’ view:

    Why Does This Happen on My Vacation? (The Trump Tapes)

    By now you know about the Access Hollywood recording in which Donald Trump said bad things eleven years ago. Many of my readers asked me to weigh in. One of the requests came from anti-Trump GOP elite person Erick Erickson. (Middle name Erick, I assume.) This was his polite request and my response. Read it from bottom to top.

  • canminuteman

    “This will hurt his chances with women voters”. Why? Women voters loved Slick Willy, and everyone know he was a rapist so I don’t see a problem. Women voters loved a rapist, why should Trumps crass language put them off?