In this polarizing election, one question has come to mind: Have American's sacrificed their humanity for the sake of a label, i.e., Democrat/Republican?
If Donald Trump was a Democrat and did/said what he has done/said . . . he wouldn't have received the party's nomination.
If Donald Trump was a black man and did/said what he has done/said . . . he wouldn't have received the party's nomination.
But, because he is a white man . . . Republicans fall in line and endorse a man who represents the worst characteristics of human society.
He's (allegedly) a narcissist.
He's (allegedly) a misogynist.
He's (allegedly) racist.
He's (allegedly) a pathological liar.
He (allegedly) has the temperament of a six-year-old.
He has openly boasted about sexually assaulting women and grabbing them by their genitals.
He has looked at a ten-year-old girl and said, "Oh, I'll probably date her in ten years". Any other man would have been accused of pedophilia at that point, but not Donald Trump.
Hillary isn't much better.
Yes, she's lied (so has every other politician).
She deleted 33,000 emails (Bush, Rove, and pals deleted 22 million plus emails - no outrage from Republicans on that one, now was there).
Donald Trump should never have received the nomination or made it this far. The mere fact that Republicans are endorsing this man is clear evidence that they have sacrificed their humanity. It's more important for them to be a Republican, than a human.
In America, every 109 seconds someone is sexually assaulted (more women than men).
Every 8 minutes, the person being assaulted is a child.
Most people know someone who has been sexually assaulted, but they might not know that person was sexually assaulted because . . .
. . . a high percentage of rapes/sexual assaults are never reported.
So, we have a presidential candidate who boasts about sexually assaulting women and . . . the majority of Republicans in office continue to endorse him and/or vote for him.
Oh, they might reprimand their teen-age sons if they heard them use such language (Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn - Republicans from TN), but they're still going to endorse and vote for Donald Trump!
Again . . . WTF???
At what point do you condone his language? How do you condone such language? Why would you condone such language and behavior?
Would all of these people supporting Donald Trump, be so generous with their support if . . . it was a 50-year-old black man doing/saying these things? A homeless man? An illegal immigrant? A democrat?
The sad answer is . . . NO. The man would be fair game for their hate and outrage . . . because he's not a Republican.
Note, I'm not saying Democrats are any better. I'm just saying that to vote for this man, to endorse him in any way, is to support his narcissism, his misogyny, his racism, his pathological lying, and his boasting about sexually assaulting women!
No matter what else Donald has done, his casual disregard for sexual assault, his idea that it is locker room talk is the main reason I can't vote for the man. I'd vote for Satan before I'd vote for him.
A vote for him sends a clear message to every citizen in this country, especially the men: it's okay to disrespect women, it's okay to be racist, it's okay to boast about sexually assaulting women, it's okay, it's okay, it's okay.
It is not okay and, in my mind, there is no justification at all in endorsing and/or voting for a man who has so little respect for people, especially women, and casually banters about sexually assaulting women. My humanity means more to me than that.
Our society has - unfortunately - reached the point where, for a label, a political affiliation, there is absolutely nothing a candidate can say/do that would cause members of their party not to vote for him.
But next time a woman, while unconscious, is raped and her rapist is only given six months in jail, please, all those voting for Trump, don't be outraged and claim it's a miscarriage of justice because . . . your endorsement and vote for Donald Trump shows that you really don't care. Sad, but true.