Sunday, October 09, 2016

Evangelicals still supporting Donald Trump after release of sexual harassment tape.

Courtesy of Buzzfeed:  

“Voters of faith are voting on issues like who will protect unborn life, defend religious freedom, create jobs, and oppose the Iran nuclear deal,” Faith and Freedom Coalition president Ralph Reed said in an email to BuzzFeed News. “Ten-year-old tapes of private conversation with a television talk show host rank very low on their hierarchy of concerns.” 

Asked if he had any comment on the tape itself and if he was definitely standing by Trump, Reed said, “I think the statement is self explanatory.” 

Tony Perkins, who leads the Family Research Council, also did not reject Trump in the wake of the revelations, but indicated that he doesn’t share Trump’s values. 

“My personal support for Donald Trump has never been based upon shared values, it is based upon shared concerns about issues such as: justices on the Supreme Court that ignore the constitution, America’s continued vulnerability to Islamic terrorists and the systematic attack on religious liberty that we’ve seen in the last 7 1/2 years,” Perkins said in an email to BuzzFeed News. 

“The comments are obviously disgusting and unfortunate,” Bauer said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “But Donald Trump did not run as a evangelical or as somebody who ran the kind of campaign that a Pat Robertson would run.” 

“We’ll still support him, still work hard for him,” Bauer said. “His policies are 100% better than Hillary clinton’s for the country.” 

“I don’t see how any values voter that is sensible would take a tape from 11 years ago with totally inappropriate language and says somehow that leads me as a voter to stay home or vote for Hillary Clinton or throw your vote away on a third party candidate,” Bauer said. 

To be clear NONE of what is said above surprises me in the least.

In fact the entire reason this blog exists is to call out the hypocrisy of the conservatives and the so-called "Moral Majority." I knew the evangelicals were full of shit when Jerry Falwell was leading them to support Ronald Reagan and then George W. Bush, and they are just as full of shit today.

Just imagine the level of outrage that would have been directed at Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama if even a portion of the disgusting comments voiced by Donald Trump had been uttered by either one of them.

Simply put it would have ended their campaigns months ago, and the entire Democratic party would be tainted by those statements for decades to come.

But, if a GOP candidate says all that and much worse....ho hum.... no big deal....let's move on.

CNN now has a treasure trove of disgusting comments that Donald Trump made on the Howard Stern show, some much much worse than the "grab her pu**y" comments, and those will not change the minds of the evangelicals either.

By the way CNN's John King pointed out quite rightly that Donald Trump did not just make lewd and lascivious remarks, he essentially admitted to a crime.

But that won't make any difference to these people either.

Trump once said that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and it would not cost him any support, apparently he could also rape a woman on that same street and the so-called "Christian" majority in this country would simply turn a blind eye.

In fact Trump is predicting that he will emerge unscathed.
Well my fellow heathens, it looks like it is up to us to take this son-of-a-bitch down. 


  1. Anonymous11:35 AM

    They love him!

    Can't wait to see his performance of a lifetime later. "The St. Louis Blues"

  2. Ah yes. Right wing "evangelicals".

    No Mexicans.
    No LGBT.
    No African- Americans.
    No women with brains.
    No Muslims.

    Old rich white predators? C'mon on down!

    1. Anonymous6:51 AM

      Praise the Lord! co-opted

  3. Anonymous11:45 AM

    I think the backlash from these Trump tapes is the Republicans are going to release every bit of anti-Clinton ammunition they've got including what they considered off-limits before Friday. Gird your loins, folks. It's going to be an ugly 4 weeks.

    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      They've cut Trump loose and are going to concentrate on the down ticket races. No cash for trump means he has to use his OWN cash, you know that Russian green he gets from them

    2. Anonymous1:10 PM

      Russsia will bank role Trump. I doubt he is worried about his loyal allies pulling out now.

    3. Hedgewytch1:47 PM

      They already have released everything and made up a few things along the way. Just expect it to get louder and cruder.

  4. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Republican evangelicals are the biggest hypocrites I have ever seen in my life. Damn. I used to go to church with them and they would support him even if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue. Nuts!

  5. Fundy integrity. Yah, I won't hold my breath.

  6. Anonymous11:48 AM

    __in motorcade en route to flight to St. Louis for debate. Photo credit: @MELANIATRUMP

    "I really hope you negotiated a yuuuge salary bump to stay on, Kellyanne. I mean, there's no longer any *moral* reason."

    1. Anonymous12:32 PM

      Giving up time with her 4 children to try to get this tub of goo elected president? Something's not right inside her.

    2. Anonymous1:08 PM

      Think of all the money she is getting. Poor Sarah is sooooo jealous! She has to stay stuck to far away land with the serial killers and Todd. Her very own family value pimp.

  7. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Gryph there's nothing lower than sexually talking about your daughter with another man. You should read the post which includes him talking about being backstage at the beauty pageants. Talk about VOYERISM.

    VOYERISM: Full Definition of voyeur.

    1 : one obtaining sexual gratification from observing unsuspecting individuals who are partly undressed, naked, or engaged in sexual acts; broadly : one who habitually seeks sexual stimulation by visual means.

    2 : a prying observer who is usually seeking the sordid or the scandalous.

    USA Today:
    Trump to Stern in 2004: OK to call daughter Ivanka a 'piece of a--'

    .... The exchange about Ivanka Trump was one of many frank discussions about sex CNN found Trump had with Stern, the well-known shock jock, over the course of 17 years.

    In the September 2004 chat, Trump mentions daughter Ivanka, prompting Stern to interject "by the way, your daughter."

    "She's beautiful," Trump says.
    "Can I say this? A piece of a--," Stern responds.
    "Yeah," Trump says.

    In 2006, the then-60-year-old Trump, who'd married wife Melania the year before, says if were single, he'd "have no problem" having sexual relationships with 24-year-old women....

  8. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Trump will go down into the sewer where he truly belongs. He'll never be elected POTUS.

    Vote Hillary Clinton - she is qualified, sane, able, smart, well spoken, keeps calm, smiles a lot, healthy and has plans for when she becomes POTUS that she has been providing Americans!

  9. Anonymous11:51 AM

    Because there's NOTHING good about Hillary or the establishment. It isn't about him. It's solely about her deceptions, her selfishness, and her greed and sociopathy.

    1. Anonymous12:26 PM

      Yes, that's all certainly very smart! (Pats on head and sends outside with lollipop.)

    2. Anonymous12:30 PM

      OK. Sure. Be sure to put on a life vest before you jump the Trump Titanic.

    3. Anonymous12:45 PM

      Your mom wants her phone back. Get out of the bathroom and give it back to her.

    4. Anonymous1:05 PM

      99.9% existing solely on your conspiracy theorist braim 11:51

    5. Anonymous2:06 PM

      If your children or any of your children's children have had free medical care through a state program you can thank Secretary Clinton. She made it possible - she built that - when she was First Lady. What has Trump done for anyone? Lied, stole, bankrupted contractors and clients.

    6. There, there.

  10. Anonymous11:53 AM

    In lighter news, teen pregnancy started decreasing for the first time, since it skyrocketed in the early 90s, in 2007.

    And since 2007, it has almost halved itself. There's something to celebrate.

    I know many states have altered bitch control which helps.

    But many people are saying teens are having less sex.

    1. Anonymous12:29 PM

      Thanks, it's a great development. Even Bill Maher mentioned it last night in his list of thinks America can be happy about.

  11. Anonymous11:53 AM

    The same evangelicals who are saying his remarks were crude, but he's not running as a sunday school teacher were the same people who heaped on abuse for President Obama for the past eight years for: the music the girls listened to (Beyonce), the armless dresses of Michelle Obama ("Not First Lady-like".

    They make me sick. They wonder why people are rejecting their message. If President Obama had been caught saying something like that on an open mic, there would have been no end to the outrage we would have heard from them.

    I don't see how they cam even claim to be guardians of the "public morals" (or is that "pubic"?) with a straight face

  12. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Oh I'm steaming today. Trump surrogates are saying words don't count, actions do. Ergo, Trump said bad things but Clinton did them. Well, riddle me this then you bunch of losers -- Trump says the Central Park Five are still guilty based on their confessions (WORDS) whereas someone else has admitted to and been proven to have actually committed the crime (ACTIONS). I hate Trump and his money grubbing team and as far as I'm concerned they've joined the ranks of the deplorables by trying to spin a grown man who SAYS he has and can sexually assault women because he's rich and famous. Oh I'm boiling now.

    1. Anonymous12:45 PM

      Trump was describing what he DID to women, they were not just words.

    2. Anonymous1:16 PM

      BINGO 12:35!
      I have been pulling my hair out listening to his defenders saying they were only words. They were words, words of confession of what he has DONE to women. Actions.

  13. 66gardeners11:57 AM

    Trump now threatens to go nuclear at the debate. Let him fume, blast, live tweet, yell, blame Hillary, the press, the GOP party, etc. Let the good times roll.....

    Progressives absolutely LOVE the show he puts on, watching his poll numbers plummet every time.

    Trump is super easy to play; poke him, and he goes off on yet another tirade. Pass the popcorn.

    1. Anonymous1:30 PM

      I can hardly wait to see how Hillary Clinton handles this asshole tonight. She can play with him - won't take much to set him off.

      It would be so much fun IF Hillary Clinton could actually get away with telling him to fuck off, ask him specific questions about his affairs, multiple wives and call him out on the things he's on record saying.

      She could have a hay day with him, but won't! Hope she gets to talk about issues and her plans for the future.

      We know the "Trump plans" are the ones given him by the National Republican party. Wonder how much he'll actually know about any of them?

      Hillary will get to him quite easily!

      Vote for Hillary Clinton!

  14. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Sixx A.M. - This is Gonna Hurt

  15. Never underestimate the bone-headedness of the Christianist's hypocrisy. NOTHING is certain about a Trump defeat, even now.

  16. Anonymous12:01 PM

    I've known these people are the meanest people in my experience. They shouldn't bother proselytizing. Their support of Trump tells me they are pigs too.

  17. Anonymous12:05 PM

    They will vote for this fraud because it is important to "defend religious freedom"...unless, of course, you are a Muslim or any other religion they don't like.

  18. Jim In Texas12:06 PM

    I've seen a bunch of the Deplorables on social media today. They're blowing Pussygate off as "bad language" and absolutely refusing to look at or consider the personal assault aspect of the tape.

    Willfull blindness.

    1. Anonymous1:31 PM

      "pussygate" has staying power

  19. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Hey Todd, you been hanging out with hookers in Anchorage?

  20. Anonymous12:07 PM

    So much for "values voting."

  21. Anonymous12:09 PM

    Family Values.

  22. What the hell is consevatism I thought it was about family values wtf

  23. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Tonight we again watch history. The first woman president debate with a classic untreated 70 yr old male abuser. She has spent her life defending women, children and men. It is truly shameful that we will be discussing 2 male's and their sexual behavior instead of important issues. The huge rump, living in a giant fart has completely disgraced this election and country.

  24. Anonymous12:34 PM

    A life long Methodist, married once, on one hand and a thrice married, admitted thief and adulterer, lusting in his heart and actions, who was never a Christian of any sort until it became politically convenient to do so on the other. Which one do evangelicals support? Seriously?

  25. Anonymous12:35 PM

    In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about Nancy O’Dell being brought to light, actress and poet Amber Tamblyn has shared a story of her own about sexual assault.

  26. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Christian? HELL NO! A bunch of old white male bigots who are scared shitless they will lose power over all their herds of females.

    Not only are they becoming the minority racially, but they are losing control of their wimmins.

    May they all burn in their HELL. And may Karma strike them speechless and totally impotent while they still inhabit the earth. Then watch them shrink into the corner whimpering pitifully and begging their sky pilot to fix it...

    1. Anonymous1:06 PM

      Sadly, there are quite a bunch of "old white women" who feel the same. They are the ones that believe whatever their husbands tell them, and believe that men are the leaders no matter their "boyish antics". Yes, I've read many comments that say just that.

    2. Anonymous1:22 PM

      Most of thedr white bigots are older, obese with stomachs hanging over their belts and impotent. These are the guys that use Viagra to get it up.

      They are truly a sick bunch and thank the good Lord almighty I'm not connected in any way to one of them! Pays being single gals - I can be selective and stay clear of these bigoted, Christian, nasty souls!

  27. Caroll Thompson12:40 PM

    I just read there is now a poll of Alaska and Trump is only 3 points ahead of Hillary. And the poll was taken before we had undeniable proof that Donald Trump is a serial sex predator.

    What a dream it would be to see Alaska go blue for the Presidential race of 2016.

    It is only October 9th. No doubt the Clinton campaign has some surprises for October. After all, Hillary is into preparing. Preparation is key and you can bet some October surprises are already planned and ready to go.

    I am thinking about watching the debate tonight and having a drink every time Donald Trump says 'Bill Clinton'.

    1. Anonymous12:56 PM

      Be careful. You could end up getting your stomach pumped.

    2. Anonymous1:04 PM

      having a drink every time Donald Trump says 'Bill Clinton'

      Don't do it. Alcohol poisoning.

      Trump doesn't have much more to say and he has to fill up a lot of time.

    3. Anonymous1:17 PM

      I never get the phone calls for 'their' polls. But, they probably know how I'm registered and don't want to call and hear me say 'Hillary Clinton'!

      I'll bet Trump loses in Alaska and I'm so damned eager to see our state turn blue again! It's been a long time coming!

  28. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Trump takes hundreds of millions from the Russian oligarchs

  29. Anonymous12:49 PM

    The next incarnation of Sarah Palin's choice.

    Family value Christians

  30. Anonymous12:55 PM

    If Clinton wins we will need to massively increase funding for mental health institutions. The deplorable trumpsters will be wigging out in yooge numbers.

  31. Anonymous12:57 PM

    We may get to watch Trump implode blowing the remains of his campaign and double down in flames this coming week! I seriously doubt he will control his rage, revenge, abusive nature tonight. I would also bet money that not one person on his team told him he did nothing wrong or that he is the greatest after the video was leaked.

    1. Anonymous2:41 PM

      Trump has had many years of practice being an asshole. There is no way he will be able to control rage,revenge, or anything else tonight. He is a creep and a pig and he is unable to let any disparaging comment go no matter how insignificant it is.

  32. Anonymous12:59 PM

    hitler was a kkkrystian too ..

  33. 66gardeners1:04 PM

    We don't KNOW that he's a sex offender. We just know that he BRAGGED about being a sex offender. Big difference"

    1. Anonymous1:41 PM

      Pretty weird when you had a wife that accuses you of raping her. She takes it back, it looks like the money did talk. Trump never bragged about being a wife rapist.

    2. Anonymous2:23 PM

      Have you read none of the stories from women who reported that he treated them with exactly the same sort of behavior as he reported to Billy Bush? Many have said so. And, then there is the rape case against him -- the woman who is suing him and one other man for raping her when she was 13. and, of course don't forget the young girls he got into the country to be in his "modeling" agency. Really, his "confession" to Billy Bush just validated all those other stories. He is a deviant sexual abuser and he said as much. Not just words. Please, do some research.

  34. Anonymous1:05 PM

    So what else has he been exaggerating? His manhood?His wealth?His deal making story?

  35. Anonymous1:06 PM

    If I were Hillary, I'd feel awful that I couldn't win over people despite this. Her diabolic nature is THAT feared. She has no heart, people aren't even sure she loves Chelsea. She barely looks at her when speaking about her.

    1. Anonymous1:50 PM


    2. I don't know what money you are talking about, but I allow these comments through so that you can see how warped these people are which helps to explain how they can support Donald Trump.

      We have to know what, and who we are dealing with here.

    3. Anonymous2:27 PM

      Are you crazy or just blind? In the pictures I have seen of Hillary with Chelsea, and during this campaign, Hillary seems to show much love for Chelsea. And, Chelsea shows same for her mother, and also her father. They raised a smart wonderful young woman and that is done with love and attention.

    4. "Her diabolic nature is THAT feared. She has no heart, people aren't even sure she loves Chelsea."
      You are completely out of your mind with unwarranted hatred.

    5. Anonymous3:45 PM

      warped, more like mentally ill, just like their great leader, Trump.

  36. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Well, at least Rudy didn't call him a genius for this groping puss. Baby steps

  37. Anonymous1:09 PM

    We went from...

    epluribus unum
    grab'em some puss

  38. Anonymous1:10 PM

    The best defense Paul Ryan can make is trump may not have actually sexually assaulted anyone.

    1. Anonymous1:37 PM

      Aren't there a few cases that are pending? What does Ryan know? Maybe baby?

  39. Anonymous1:11 PM

    How many first graders will want to know what Trump means by "grabbing pussy".

    1. Anonymous1:32 PM

      Grabbing pussy? Isn't that how you get cat scratch fever?

    2. Anonymous3:48 PM

      I am certainly glad I am not a parent that has to tell their young children, sorry you can't watch the debate or news because it is XXX rated.

      Thank you family values party !

  40. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Christians that support Trump? Like Sarah Palin and her ilk? No wonder their numbers are dropping - you couldn't pay me to join their baloney! And, you'll find most of them to be registered Republicans!

  41. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Trump at the debate: "So what if I am not politically incorrect and delight in grabbing pussies"

  42. Anonymous1:28 PM

    For the first time ever, Carly Simon is allowing the use of her song 'You're So Vain' for political purposes. And it comes at the expense of Donald Trump.

  43. Gryphen, that was not a sexual harassment tape, that was a sexual assault tape. While Trump may also be engaging in sexual harassment, his kissing and pussy grabbing without consent are sexual assault.

  44. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Hey Gryphen- take a look at this Newsweek story from November 2010. Recent events (video leaks including those from Donald Trump shows produced by Mark Burnett) made me think this story is like one of those alternate history imaginary flashbacks. If it had happened...or maybe it did in an alternate universe...

    Palin vs. Trump: The Reality Show Mark Burnett Should Create
    By Shelley Ross On 11/21/10 at 8:12 PM

    "Dear Mark Burnett,

    With the midterm elections behind us, Obama’s first two rivals have made their intent to run for president pretty clear. It’s not Bloomberg or Huckabee. It’s Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. These two figures, who are as different as Alaska and New York, have one thing in common: they both star in reality shows produced by you. Coincidence?

    Sarah threw her hat in the ring first when she went to ABC News and told Barbara Walters she could beat Obama in 2012. Then, last Thursday, Donald went on the same network and told George Stephanopoulos he didn’t really want to run for president, but he might just have to because China is laughing at us.

    As a fellow TV veteran who has produced countless interviews with presidential candidates, I hope you don’t mind some advice on what I see as two major problems. First, coming from Great Britain, you may not know the equal time rule for federal elections and that could wreak havoc with your reality franchises. Second, which candidate is the fan favorite and the one you wish the country to support? One solution: a new primetime reality show which pits Palin against Trump. This way you get to be the producer and the judge."

  45. Hedgewytch1:45 PM

    Girl friend of mine, divorcee, bi-racial, daughter of an immigrant, poor, no health insurance and with debilitating health issues, self-professed born again Christian who also says she supports individual rights, non-discrimination, and is pro-choice - but HATES Hillary Clinton. She has said basically the same thing. And she just doesn't understand why I think she is fucking delusional and a hypocrite.

    1. Anonymous2:52 PM

      To your friend: This is not a popularity contest. This is not class president of school days. This is a job interview. Treat it with all the seriousness of picking the best person to do the job.

  46. Anonymous1:48 PM

    There's no such thing as Christians in America. There are people who hide behind the bible to milk people of millions of tax free dollars. There are people who molest children and hide behind the cloth. There are religious people who support Trump but that doesn't mean they believe in God, or that Jesus died for their sins. They are like Trump. Frauds. On Sunday they dress up in their pressed clothes and listen to someone on a pulpit sermonize then they go back to their cheating, lying, holier than thou ways. America needs to wake up and realize just about everyone is a fraud and they use the name of God to give them that extra power. Like Trump, they said he is saved? I call bullshit. They are for Trump because he's a fraud like them and he will protect their way of life. That way they can gain an upperhand in people's lives through laws.

    1. Anonymous3:46 PM


  47. Anonymous1:49 PM

    You can't be a Christian fundamentalist without first being completely gullible, so they've never had any clue that they're being hoodwinked. They're perfect targets for shysters like Trump and Palin and Palin and the new Palin.

  48. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Actually, this doesn't surprise me and really speaks to how despicable and neanderthal most of these fundamental christian men act, especially the ones in power.

    They mostly see woman as inferior, as objects and as simple baby machines. So it doesn't matter to them that the women are real people, with real feelings and are hurt by this level of disrespect. Most of the reaction I have seen from these fundamentalists, and a number of conservatives is to show offense more at the language used than the really horrible, derogatory attitude expressed toward the woman themselves.

    I find it truly shocking that these religious "leaders" seem to have no empathy whatsoever for the women who were the subjects of trump's actions and words.

    Also keep in mind that trump never apologized to the women themselves. He only seemed to indicate remorse that he is forced to address this issue at this time and is trying to do the least he can to try put this past him

  49. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Where will the Palin family watch the debate?

    Will Sarah be live blogging?

  50. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Evangelicals think of their wives and daughters the same way they think of their dogs. To be breed as livestock and otherwise be treated very poorly. They don't think there is anything wrong with a man sexually assaulting women or children.

  51. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Evangelicals are shysters just like Trump, these guys would be selling used cars if they weren’t tax exempt. Of course they don’t care what Trump said, nothing is more important than keeping women barefoot and pregnant.

    My concern is the fact this wasn’t just “locker room” talk is getting lost in the GOP damage control spin machine, they need to be reminded he actually physically assaulted some women; it was not just all talk. Of course they are probable of the she asked for it when a woman gets raped crowd anyway.

    How many think Donnie went and bought some of that stuff to make you cry or is chopping onions. Will he give an Oscar worthy performance, similar to Jimmy Swaggarts crocodile tears?

    Didn’t see a tweet about Donnie complaining the debate is up against the almighty football game tonight.

  52. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Rudy said he's compelled by his religion to forgive. Bullshit, Rudy. Trump needs to be contrite, make a full throated apology, and make things right to the woman he hurt. Rudy using religion to excuse this bastard is to be expected.

  53. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Apparently not in Nevada. Looks like Nevada is bluer according to Nate Silver.


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