Washigntonpost.com:

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday night that Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes” when she  aggressively questioned him during Thursday’s presidential debate.

“She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions,” Trump said in a CNN interview. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base.”

In Thursday’s debate, Kelly questioned Trump over his history of offensive statements about women.

Calling in to CNN for a 30-minute interview on Friday night with Don Lemon, Trump hurled insults at Kelly, calling her a “lightweight,” and bashed her co-moderators, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier, as well as other Fox talent.

“I just don’t respect her as a journalist,” Trump said of Kelly. “I have no respect for her. I don’t think she’s very good. I think she’s highly overrated.”

Trump said he is considering skipping the next debate hosted by Fox News Channel, scheduled for January in Iowa, because he believes he was treated unfairly by the network’s moderators.

 

Trump is simply a whiner.  He can’t take the heat.  He doesn’t assume responsibility for his actions.  He tries to excuse himself for whatever misdeeds he has done.

Now Donald Trump has been uninvited to speak at the Red State Convention, according to the Washington Post:

ATLANTA — Conservative commentator Erick Erickson on Friday night disinvited GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump from speaking at an activist conference he is hosting here this weekend, citing disparaging remarks Trump made hours earlier on CNN about Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Erickson said Trump had been scheduled to speak at his RedState gathering on Saturday at the College Football Hall of Fame, but he told Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, about an hour before midnight that Trump was no longer welcome.

Trump will be upended because of his big mouth, his rude manners, and his disrespect of women.  He is a flash in the pan and he is unelectable.  He will soon fade to gray and be a mere echo of his own ego.  Meanwhile, speaking of women, if I were a Republican, I would be taking a real close look at Carly Fiorina.  She is sharp, informed, and exudes leadership.  I am sure she would be willing to take Trump’s place on the Big Stage at the next debate.

Trump will learn that the women’s vote is critical. Saying “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever….” was simply over the top.  As Eric e3rickson says, “Bridge too far.”

I officially declare Donald Trump a douche bag.

 

63 Thoughts to “Trump continues his unpresidential sexist rant at Megyn Kelly”

  1. BSinVA

    Now, now Moon. Name calling and declaring is not acceptable here. I think Donald Trump would be a fantastic Republican candidate for President. I urge everyone to further promote his candidacy.

    1. Fortunately, I am not running for president. Now is not the time to hold back. He is what he is. Trump goes beyond difference n political opinion.

      On another note, don’t you bet Jon Stewart is kicking himself over leaving right when this was happening?

  2. Starryflights

    The WaPost’s comment thread at that article is full of conservatives eating their own. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time!

  3. Anyone who grosses out Eric Erickson really has problems.

    Lots of men out there still supporting Trump. Glad I am not married to one of them.

  4. punchak

    Both Trump and Limbaugh are dumping on Megyn and her women comments.
    Well, those two he-men have had SEVEN wives between them.
    Shouldn’t they know women by now. Wonder what their exes had to go through?

  5. Kelly_3406

    The nightmare scenario in 2016 would be Trump vs Hillary. A buffoon vs a disastrous former SecState under investigation by the FBI. God help us all.

  6. Wolve

    In the meantime, Hillary seems to be sinking, even with potential women voters.

    1. She will rally or someone else will be chosen to represent the party. That’s just how it works.

      Who else would progressives vote for?

  7. punchak

    Even my very Democr. daughter says that she´d have a VERY hard
    time voting for Hillary. What´s wrong with the Democrats? There MUST
    be SOME democrats who´d want to be President of the United States of America.

    You know what I think – The US has become an oligarchy. Money rules.

  8. Wolve

    punchak :
    Both Trump and Limbaugh are dumping on Megyn and her women comments.
    Well, those two he-men have had SEVEN wives between them.
    Shouldn’t they know women by now. Wonder what their exes had to go through?

    I hear that Trump opponents tried to get ex-wife Ivanna to dump all over him with comments about “rape.” He denied it. She said he is right. Never happened.

    Anything to try to get Trump, I guess. I’d watch my backside if I was identified as one of those out to get this guy. The guy has lots of resources. He cut his teeth in the world of mega-deals. People work for him who can dig up dirt as well as the political assistants/volunteers — maybe even better.

    1. What you just said goes back to my original remarks about threats. I would sit up and take notice if he threatened me. He has to resources to make those threats good.

      I am curious who you feel are Trump opponents. I hope that doesn’t include democrats. They want him.

      I didn’t realize anyone ever accused him of marital rape.

  9. Wolve

    If Megyn Kelly accepts the Erickson invitation to replace the disinvited Donald Trump at that RedState conclave, she takes a second hit on her journalist creds. Bad idea.

  10. Washingtonpost.com:

    As far back as a 1991 interview with Esquire magazine, Trump had boasted: “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of [expletive]. But she’s got to be young and beautiful.”

    In a 2006 book, he wrote of women as objectified collectibles: “Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art is not just superficial or something pretty to see.” He once sent New York Times columnist Gail Collins a copy of something she had written about him with her picture circled and “The face of a dog!” written over it.

    And in 2012, he tweeted that Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington is “unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man — he made a good decision.” (Huffington’s ex-husband, former congressman Michael Huffington (R-Calif.), came out as gay after their divorce.)

    In Thursday night’s debate, moderator Kelly reprised other Trump comments. “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals,’” she said.

  11. Stick a fork in Trump. He is done.

    The women of America simply won’t allow someone like that to become president. It will be universal.

  12. Here is the question:

    “Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks,” Kelly continued. “You once told a contestant on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who [is] likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?”

    If Trump can’t field a simple question like that, about his own behavior, without stepping in bull crap, then how can he possibly handle the complexities of the presidency?

    He said it, he has to own it.

    what a whiner!!!

  13. Starryflights

    Redstate has disabled its comments. Trump’s campaign manager quit. Paul has iunloaded on him. The republicans are in the midst of a full blown civil war over this. All these years the only thing uniting them was their hatred of Obama. They never figured out what it is they are for. I love it! Ahahahaha!

  14. Wolve

    Moon-howler :
    What you just said goes back to my original remarks about threats. I would sit up and take notice if he threatened me. He has to resources to make those threats good.
    I am curious who you feel are Trump opponents. I hope that doesn’t include democrats. They want him.
    I didn’t realize anyone ever accused him of marital rape.

    Throw mud, you risk getting mud thrown back at you. Nothing unusual about that.

    You can bet the Rove machine wants Trump gone. He is stealing the thunder from whichever client they have pre-selected (likely Jeb) and is showing the country loudly and clearly how angry many self-designated conservatives and conservative Repubs are at a GOP Establishment which lied to them in 2014 and has turned into a do-nothing Congressional majority which openly punishes those who do not toe the Boehner-McConnell line and which seems to be under the thumb of their corporate cronies. At lot of these people are fed up with Dem lunacy on one end and GOP Establishment lunacy at the other end and their country seemingly going to Hell in between. Many of them may not be inclined to vote for Trump at the actual primary polls, but they seem to be enjoying mightily the roasting he is giving the Establishment. They are cheering for the sharp and targeted Trump haymakers after a year of nothing but Boehner tears, McConnell whimpers, and Obama lies.

    1. The people I know who have been pro-Trump really don’t know much about national events, world events or politics in general beyond sound bites.

      I see now why the founding fathers thought the general electorate was too stupid to deal with electing a president and established the electoral college. That, also, is severely flawed. Too many people flip to their favorite liberal or conservative station and have their news spoon fed to them. Same with digital periodicals.

    2. What part of Trumps question do you think was mud? Do you think those kinds of comments he has made are unimportant to a leadership position?

      So you think mud was thrown at Bush or Christie?

  15. Wolve

    BTW, for those who are vitally interested in the progress of women in our society, they might do better to focus on substance rather than political show biz follies like Trump vs Kelly. Latest Federal Government stats show that there are a record 56,209,000 women no longer in the U.S. work force. Moreover, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that, since 2007, foreign-born women have made almost all the female gains in employment. Jobs taken by foreign-born women increased by almost a million since December 2007. The increase in jobs for native-born women were almost negligible in the same time period. In effect, almost all the increase in female employment in this country in the past seven years has gone to immigrants. And we are now going to give another million additional green cards to new permanent immigrants, along with 700,000 foreign workers visas. You may want to put that in the U.S. feminist hat and smoke it.

    1. Then there is that strange notion that women are women. Gender doesn’t stop at borders.

      Wolve, let me try to be as straightforward as possible–I honestly don’t need to take advice from a man about how to address my feminine concerns. Paternalism doesn’t fly well here. It didn’t work so well for my own father after a certain point and it certainly won’t work for a contemporary.

      Nuff said?

  16. Wolve

    Starryflights :
    Redstate has disabled its comments. Trump’s campaign manager quit. Paul has iunloaded on him. The republicans are in the midst of a full blown civil war over this. All these years the only thing uniting them was their hatred of Obama. They never figured out what it is they are for. I love it! Ahahahaha!

    That certainly is a problem, Starry. They have to figure out what they are for before they can pick a candidate. Your side, on the other hand, doesn’t have to be bothered with that. You are told how and where to march and you do as commanded.

  17. Wolve

    My, my, Charlie Schumer has announced that he will vote against the Iran treaty and against any Obama veto on the matter. And already the lovers of liberty and freedom on the left are calling for punishment — as in denying Charlie the anticipated succession to Harry Reid’s Senate leadership post. There you go, Starry. Forward!! March!!! Your left, your left………….

  18. Starryflights

    Protesters drove Bernie Sanders from one Seattle stage. At his next stop,
    15,000 people showed.

    Bernie Sanders came to Seattle on Saturday with plans to give two
    speeches.

    The first didn’t happen. An appearance by the senator from Vermont at an
    event celebrating the anniversary of Social Security and Medicare was
    scuttled after protesters from a local Black Lives Matter chapter took
    over the stage.

    Hours later, Sanders, who has been drawing bigger crowds than any other
    presidential contender, drew his largest yet: about 15,000 at the college
    basketball arena where the Washington Huskies play.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/08/08/bernie-sanders-leaves-seattle-stage-after-event-disrupted-by-black-lives-matter-protesters/

    That’s what I am for, buddy. Which of your candidates are drawing this kind of buzz?

  19. Kelly_3406

    My dream ticket for the Dems is Bernie Sanders as the nominee and Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate. Hopefully there will be national debates soon that can highlight the charisma, energy, and progressive credentials of this pair.

    Despite great gnashing of teeth, Trump is actually doing the Republicans a favor. He has brought the issues that are producing deep discontent into the open. In the end, his statement that he will not necessarily support the eventual Republican nominee will eventually undermine his chance to win the nomination. As these divisive issues are debated, Trump is actually providing a great opportunity for a conservative leader to emerge and unify the GOP.

    1. I would select Carly if I were a Republican. She certainly was impressive overall. Usually the GOP has only shown us their fruit cakes and nuts at this level (Thinking of Palin and Michele Bachmann and the Little Witch). Carly is a breath of fresh air. She has the class of Christy Todd Whitmann.

  20. Pat.Herve

    Moon-howler :
    Stick a fork in Trump. He is done.
    The women of America simply won’t allow someone like that to become president. It will be universal.

    ahh, but he can still be the Republican nominee – a party that is largely controlled by angry white men in an echo chamber.

  21. Kelly_3406

    Pat.Herve :

    Moon-howler :
    Stick a fork in Trump. He is done.
    The women of America simply won’t allow someone like that to become president. It will be universal.

    ahh, but he can still be the Republican nominee – a party that is largely controlled by angry white men in an echo chamber.

    Nothing like a good stereotype to begin a Sunday morning.

  22. Scout

    @ Wolve (#21): Surely there can’t be any surprise about Schumer’s position. The man is hugely ambitious. If he were a Senator from Wyoming (improbable hypothetical that), he might have a different point of view. He pays no domestic political price for being against the deal, but to vote for it would be extremely risky.

    There have been suggestions, however, that the announcement of his position reflects a confidence among the supporters of the Deal that they have enough votes to sustain a veto. I frankly don’t see how they can know that now, however. The situation still seems quite fluid. I heard that a delegation of 60 Congressmen is in Israel now (or perhaps about to go). I assume that not everyone in that group has made up his/her mind. I further assume that no similar size group of members of Congress will go to Iran, other countries in the Middle East or to the capitals of the other P5+1 nations for briefings and talks on this subject.

  23. Wolve

    @Scout

    You’re misfiring again, counselor. I said nothing concerning “surprise” re Schumer’s decision on the Iran agreement or why he made it. The point was the immediate threats against such a prominent liberal Dem loyalist by self-appointed guardians of the Leftist ideology and of the leader in the Oval Office whom they worship like a cult of personality. Sounds like a fight coming up in the Central Committee. Of course, it would seem from his actions against Repub dissidents in the House that Boehner belongs to the same disgusting club.

  24. Wolve

    Moon-howler :
    Then there is that strange notion that women are women. Gender doesn’t stop at borders.
    Wolve, let me try to be as straightforward as possible–I honestly don’t need to take advice from a man about how to address my feminine concerns. Paternalism doesn’t fly well here. It didn’t work so well for my own father after a certain point and it certainly won’t work for a contemporary.
    Nuff said?

    That, my dear blogmeister, is the biggest pile of petulant and rude bs you have ever aimed in my direction. Paternalism, indeed. Let ME be as straightforward as I can. You personally have no corner on concern for the advancement of women in this society. Those government stats show that our female citizens (I repeat: citizens) are not doing well in the job market and, in fact, appear to be regressing. That is an important issue. In fact, THAT kind of issue should be a presidential debate topic as a combo of our dragging economic recovery and immigration.

    1. I have no problem having women in the job market being a presidential topic. In fact, maybe we should revisit who wouldn’t sign the Lilly Ledbetter act.

      I do have a problem with what I am directed to do on this blog. Perhaps I misunderstood your intentions.

  25. Wolve

    Starryflights :
    Protesters drove Bernie Sanders from one Seattle stage. At his next stop,
    15,000 people showed.
    Bernie Sanders came to Seattle on Saturday with plans to give two
    speeches.
    The first didn’t happen. An appearance by the senator from Vermont at an
    event celebrating the anniversary of Social Security and Medicare was
    scuttled after protesters from a local Black Lives Matter chapter took
    over the stage.
    Hours later, Sanders, who has been drawing bigger crowds than any other
    presidential contender, drew his largest yet: about 15,000 at the college
    basketball arena where the Washington Huskies play.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/08/08/bernie-sanders-leaves-seattle-stage-after-event-disrupted-by-black-lives-matter-protesters/
    That’s what I am for, buddy. Which of your candidates are drawing this kind of buzz?

    So, they want anybody but Hillary, eh? Even an aging ex-hippie who is a self-proclaimed socialist and not a member of the Dem party. Left wingers coming out in Seattle? Not surprising, Starry…….although I must say that your “buzz” kind of got lost in the buzz about Trump and Kelly.

  26. Cargosquid

    @Starryflights
    “Redstate has disabled its comments.”

    No, they haven’t.

    “That’s what I am for, buddy. Which of your candidates are drawing this kind of buzz?”

    Nationalism, socialism, and populism is no way to run a country. But, if you like that sort of thing, there are historical examples. Those were popular too, especially with progressives.

    1. Too many labels! Not enough ideas!!!

  27. punchak

    Wolve :
    BTW, for those who are vitally interested in the progress of women in our society, they might do better to focus on substance rather than political show biz follies like Trump vs Kelly. Latest Federal Government stats show that there are a record 56,209,000 women no longer in the U.S. work force. Moreover, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that, since 2007, foreign-born women have made almost all the female gains in employment. Jobs taken by foreign-born women increased by almost a million since December 2007. The increase in jobs for native-born women were almost negligible in the same time period. In effect, almost all the increase in female employment in this country in the past seven years has gone to immigrants. And we are now going to give another million additional green cards to new permanent immigrants, along with 700,000 foreign workers visas. You may want to put that in the U.S. feminist hat and smoke it.

    I wonder what kind of jobs they’re talking about. I can believe that immigrant women
    lead. After all, think of all hotels, motels, resorts / who are the ones that clean the rooms,
    toilets and collect dirty bed linens and wash them? Who are the ones working in eldercare?

    Do you seriously believe that these jobs have been taken away from native
    American women?

  28. Censored bybvbl

    Are the 56,209,000 women actively looking for work? Some may have spouses that have high enough salaries for them to stay home with their kiddos or to be able to pursue degrees. Many women my younger sister’s age, and those even younger, have opted out of the work force to raise their children. They have options that older women often didn’t have.

  29. Steve Thomas

    Here’s what is driving me nuts about the Trump campaign: I have friends and acquaintances who are conservatives, but are marginally engaged and informed. In converstations with them, they often say “I really like what Trump has to say”. This usually sends me reaching for the duct-tape, to keep my head from exploding. What Trump has to say is not important. What he has done is very important. He’s switched parties whenever it suits him. He’s donated as often to liberal Democrats as he has to moderate Republicans, and I can’t find where he’s ever supported a conservative, since Ronald Reagan. He’s crashed a couple of businesses, supported TARP, supported ACA, and is pro-choice. He claims to be pro-2A and he “has a NYC pistol permit”, meaning he’s one of the fortunate few, the elite, in NYC who has been granted permission by the state, to exercise a constitutionally garanteed right. But has he used any of his billions to advance the cause? Not that I can see.
    Then there’s the women. He’s all about the “Trophies” IMHO. Ivana gets traded in for Marla, and now there’s Melania. I guess it’s a “rich guy thing”. He claims to “adore women”. I think he covets them, like one would a car or a boat.

    Regarding his issues with Megyn Kelly, I think he’s playing a media game. I think he understands that at this point, Name ID “Trumps” favorable/unfavorable. He’s dominating the press, and enjoys the “anti-candidate” status even bad press delivers.’

    Will I support him if he’s the eventual nominee? Probably, as I would have fewer idelogical differences with him, than any announced Democrat candidate. But that won’t change the fact that I just don’t like him. Never have, even when he wasn’t a candidate.

    1. Steve, I think we are having one of our common ground moments….similar reasons actually.

    2. I have to come back to what Steve said. Basically, I think that he and I both object to Trump’s morals and commitment to things.

      As a pro choice person, I would NOT trust him. If A2 was my thing, I wouldn’t trust him. He does covet women as trophies, not as equals.

      I would prefer to see anyone else out there at 9 pm or 5 pm as president, rather than Trump, even those I disagree with more politically.

  30. Steve Thomas

    @Cargosquid
    “Nationalism, socialism, and populism is no way to run a country. But, if you like that sort of thing, there are historical examples. Those were popular too, especially with progressives.”

    I agree! It is sad when the electorate is so frustrated, or mis-informed that they are flocking to the fringes, and getting behind anyone who will tickle their ears with what they want to hear. History may not repeat, but it certainly rhymes.

  31. Starryflights

    I sure hope Trump is the nominee or runs as a third party. Either way will ensure a third democratic president.

  32. Kelly_3406

    This discussion has focused on Trump’s boorish behavior, and rightfully so.

    However, the other issue is the line of questioning by the “debate moderators.” Megan Kelly defended herself as having done “good journalism.” But is that the role she should have assumed for this event? Rather than asking specific questions directed at particular candidates, I would have preferred questions/topics with actual debate and rebuttals among the candidates on foreign policy and intelligence gathering and economic growth.

    Maybe the Republicans should get rid of the journalists for the next debate and use moderators from Debate Clubs or the Toastmasters or something similar. I think it could provide a more illuminating exchange of views.

    1. How many of those debates are there supposed to be? We are more than a year out. I like that they addressed specific perceived weaknesses to see how the candidates were going to field them. Of course, when everyone is asked something different, the moderators run the risk of being accused of being harder on some and easier on others.

      The bottom line is, even if Trump got the tough question, he handled it very poorly. He should have simply apologized.

      I expect Christie really hated his question (speaking of investigations) and I really bet Bush hated going against George on the the Iraq war. In fact, I bet either man would have traded questions with Trump who has to be the biggest denier on the planet.

  33. Censored bybvbl

    I think Fox News watchers are low-info voters who want their fears and prejudices validated by a “news” agency. The “debate” moderators took their major concerns/issues/fears and got them out of the way or addressed by the candidates. Now it’ll be time to move on.

  34. Scout

    Kelly is on to something important: these “debates” (of course, they are nothing of the sort), have fallen into a format that puts the big networks’ news readers in the catbird seat(s). These are not necessarily the best people to be teasing out substance from the debate participants. Wouldn’t it be interesting to have three moderators, for example, each of whom was an expert in a different field – like the Middle East, Security Policy, International economics. Have more “debates, fewer participants in each one, and sit around a table and talk. There could be a theme to each encounter so that people could zero in a bit more.

    1. I expect the herd has to be thinned a lot before middle east, economy, international economics are able to be addressed. These candidates probably can’t move past NRA/Planned Parenthood issues.(or most of them can’t)

  35. Pat.Herve

    Trump (and to some degree Bernie Sanders) have been tapping into something that our Politicians fear – we are all pissed off at all of them. Trump is trying to rock the boat and is succedding. Our Political class is becoming an Oligarchy and they do not like it – Republican or Democrat there is not much difference between them – and neither side has the political will to fix the major issues that we face – both sides want to kick the proverbial can down the road a few miles instead of addressing any real issue.

  36. Starryflights

    Also a lot of current republican voters will die of age-related illnesses before November 2016. Most republicans are old and don’t have a lot of time. Hard truth, I know but time is not on their side. The Dems won’t have that problem.

  37. Steve Thomas

    Starryflights :I sure hope Trump is the nominee or runs as a third party. Either way will ensure a third democratic president.

    Starry, I can admit that I am an ideological partisan. Will you? I can also admit that should Jim Webb become president, I could live with that, as I have no doubt as to his partiotism. Can you name one Republican who while not your preferred choice, would be someone you could live with? I doubt it as much as I do your patriotism.

    1. I could live with Jim Web also except for the fact that he was rude to George Bush in the White HOuse. If I can be courteous to Henry Hyde, Jim Webb can be courteous to George Bush while he is serving as president.

  38. Steve Thomas

    Starryflights :Also a lot of current republican voters will die of age-related illnesses before November 2016. Most republicans are old and don’t have a lot of time. Hard truth, I know but time is not on their side. The Dems won’t have that problem.

    And this proves you know nothing about the electorate. Why do you throw this stuff out there? Do you think you are going to scare the conservatives on this blog over to your side? Here’s a blip for you: Millenials are becoming increasingly more libertarian, and libertarians tend to vote Republican (which is good news for Rand Paul). Gen-X people like me are more Republican, as our entry into voting was Reagan and HW Bush. Here’s another fact: The people who are dying off are Boomers. Boomers tend to be more democrat. This is why the Democrats are pushing liberal immigration policies. Fact: A democrat presidential candidate hasn’t won the majority White vote since 1964. This is another reason why Democrats are pushing liberalized immigration, and in the process screwing over another of their core voting blocks: Blacks.

    1. Hey, watch that Boomer stuff!! Alpha Boomer here. I sure didn’t grow up a liberal. I just went back to a class reunion. I think I might have been the most liberal person there. I avoided all topics having to do with politics.

  39. Steve Thomas

    Pat.Herve :Trump (and to some degree Bernie Sanders) have been tapping into something that our Politicians fear – we are all pissed off at all of them. Trump is trying to rock the boat and is succedding. Our Political class is becoming an Oligarchy and they do not like it – Republican or Democrat there is not much difference between them – and neither side has the political will to fix the major issues that we face – both sides want to kick the proverbial can down the road a few miles instead of addressing any real issue.

    Pat…you have hit the nail on the head. Both sides of the partisan divide are lining up behind atypical candidates…candidates who are blunt and confrontational. This flies in the face of those who claim the people “want compromise”. They don’t. They want their side to dominate the other side.
    This is one of those “watershed ” elections in American history, like 1860, 1912, 1932, 1964, and any student of knows that a “watershed” election is truely one that polarizes a nation, and is usually a prelude to some sort of internal civil upheval, and those not resulting in such were because of an external conflict, which tends to unite a nation. I do believe that this election will be a “watershed”. The only question is will we have civil upheaval or will we have to unite against an external threat. Maybe we’ll have both.

    1. There is strong argument that there is internal upheaval on several levels.

  40. Steve Thomas

    The thing about Megyn Kelly: In addition to being an extremely intelligent and capable woman, more than an intellectual match for any man or woman she might engage as a journalist (not to mention a “stunner” of a woman), she’s no victim, and will not play one. Roger Ailes knows talent when he sees it, and he saw it in a young, intelligent, attractive lawyer namend Megyn Kelly. He knew he had a winner here, and worked her into the FNC organization. Kelly saw the opportunity, and worked her way up through the organization, to become a franchise player. I put her up there with O’Reily and Hannity, maybe higher.

    I don’t watch Fox News, or any other news for that matter. I “cut the cable” three years ago and went all Roku. But, I still have the on-demand Roku Fox News Channel, and have followed Megyn Kelly’s rise to FNC prominence. She is someone to watch.

    I equate Donald Trump’s war with Megyn Kelly as if Lyndon Johnson would have gone to war with David Brinkley. Johnson would have lost that fight, as Brinkley was trusted by a huge segment of the electorate. Kelly enjoys the same, albeit smaller segment-wise, trust.

    Now, in the interest of full-disclosure, I view Donald Trump’s view on women through a different prisim than perhaps he does. I believe he views women as posessions and conquests. I happen to view women a God’s 2nd go at man, and while different in so many wonderful ways, are every bit the equal of man in worth. Call me paternalistic or old fashioned if you want, but if Trump said the things he said about Mrs. T as he did about Megyn Kelly, his lawyers would be busy figuring out a way to answer my challenge for “mutually agreed combat”.

    1. I am going to give Steve a standing ovation. I don’t totally agree with a few minor points but over-all, he is right on the mark.

      I also don’t particularly like Megyn Kelly. She doesn’t give me warm fuzzies and I don’t agree with some of her politics. I can respect people I don’t like, however. I can also like people I don’t respect.

      Megyn is 45 years old. She has 3 kids and has been married twice. Sometimes she spouts the Faux News party line. Other times she is an independent thinker. She has been classy throughout the Trump controversy.

  41. Steve Thomas

    “his lawyers would be busy figuring out a way to answer my challenge for “mutually agreed combat”.

    And while I would give the overwheliming edge to “The Donald” on all things business related, in a duel, boxing match, or any other “manly pursuit”, I know I would crush him. But, he’s safe as long as he doesn’t talk about Mrs. T.

  42. Steve Thomas

    @Moon-howler
    Moon, while your particular cohort may have been conservative, boomers tend to reflect the era that defined them:.the late 60s and 1970s. Genx folks tend to be way more conservative, having higher marriage rates, lower divorce rates, and are more likely to self-id as “conservative” and “evangelical” christian. In a word, X-ers are holding this country together, today. We are the current connective generation.

  43. Starryflights

    Steve Thomas :

    Starryflights :I sure hope Trump is the nominee or runs as a third party. Either way will ensure a third democratic president.

    Starry, I can admit that I am an ideological partisan. Will you? I can also admit that should Jim Webb become president, I could live with that, as I have no doubt as to his partiotism. Can you name one Republican who while not your preferred choice, would be someone you could live with? I doubt it as much as I do your patriotism.

    Kasich, Christie, Fiorina

    1. Fair enough. Not sure I could live with Christie. He has bad manners.

  44. Steve Thomas

    @Starryflights
    Ok. Fair retort.

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