Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
October 16, 2016
Did Donald Trump’s disgusting comments about his ability to take sexual advantage of women seeking stardom because he was a superstar bother me?
Yes... but it bothered me to learn that Paul Ryan’s love life is dominated by liberal women who tell him what liberal causes he must support. It bothered me to learn that Ryan’s judgment about love and women led him to one long-term girlfriend who confessed to crimes of fraud and spent jail time for them. It was a loooong time ago... just like Trump's comments.
If you’re going to judge Donald Trump by his apparent values, you must use the same standards for others because a double standard makes you a hypocrite. As I recall my New Testament, the only thing that made Jesus Christ angry was the hypocrites at the Temple making money off of those who came to worship, selling them doves they promised would bring them closer to God.
Trump’s vulgarity didn’t bother me more than four dead Americans in Benghazi – especially after Ambassador Chris Stevens sent 600 requests to Hillary Clinton for help and she chose to ignore him.
Murder is one of the Ten Commandments; vulgar language is not.
It didn’t bother me any more than Hillary being forced to return $200,000 of stolen goods to the White House when the Clintons left office in 2000. White House furnishings belong to you and me.
Stealing is one of the Ten Commandments; vulgar language is not. Murder and stealing represent actions actually taken. Vulgar talk does not.
Trump’s unlawfully video taped conversation didn’t bother me any more than memories of the murder (or was it suicide?) of Vince Foster, Castle Grande (Whitewater), the trail of dead bodies that follow the Clintons wherever they go, and Hillary’s lies about her investing skills – which are different than these other known lies. I’ve read “Thou shall not lie” somewhere... let me see.
People consider Trump’s vulgarity worse than Hillary’s actual behavior? It is said that we get the government we deserve. I want Hillary supporters – including Bill Kristol, Mike Lee, John McCain, Paul Ryan, and all of the other RINOs – to remember that as our country is flushed down the toilet. Your hand was on the “flush” button.
Trump’s disgusting conversation, taped with an Access Hollywood interviewer named Billy Bush who is the nephew of George H.W. Bush (cousin of Jeb), suggest this conversation was manipulated by Billy Bush, then saved to bring public when Trump decided to run for the Presidency. After all, he spoke of running often. We know NBC had the recording for six months and waited until 48 hours before the Sunday night debate to publish it.
The Trump corporation’s female staffing proves The Donald has more women executives than men and that these women are very well paid – and logic tells me if he has issues with women they do not involve his business – or political -- judgment.
The new stories about Trump include him forcing his attentions on a woman in the first class cabin of an airplane – Cinderella is more believable! I flew first class for many years and know the arm rests, unlike those in coach, cannot be raised or removed. For him to have done what she says is impossible... and flight attendants hover over first class passengers and bad behavior is not tolerated by other first class passengers. Her statement that she didn’t mind his attentions as long as they "stayed above the waist" tells you the moral vacuum inside that head (and the other actions of which she accuses him that occurred below the waist were impossible because of the seat divider).
This woman’s only flight is one of fancy – and it’s quite apparent. It makes Hillary look desperate! Desperation keeps your eyes diverted from her 30 years of failure in public life!
First they produce hard evidence that Trump thinks it’s cool to use his position of power to seduce women; then they produce liars to say he did it – and it’s a very believable scenario. Except the stories are incredibly naïve. And Donald Trump is anything but naïve.
The taping of this conversation also bothers me because the interview violates California law.
In Colorado or Wisconsin and many other states, it is lawful to record a conversation if ONE PARTY that is part of the conversation is aware of the recording. California, however, is a TWO PARTY state in which both parties taking part in a conversation must be aware something is being recorded. Otherwise, the recording is illegal.
Of course we all expect DOJ’s Loretta Lynch and the FBI’s Jim Comey to jump right on the commission of this crime to make sure it is properly investigated and prosecuted. (Smile)
We all remember George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton joining forces to collect money for the people of Haiti when they were hit by a violent earthquake in 2010. Most of us also remember how little of the money was actually used for the benefit of that earthquake's victims. People still ask: what happened to all of that money!
As I said, George H.W. and Bill are very close... and both hate Donald Trump with a passion. After all, it was Trump who made Jeb Bush look like a piece of over-cooked spaghetti during the Republican primary debates. Too, George H.W. Bush says he’s voting for Hillary.
The Trump tape upset me and I have asked myself some important questions:
1. What is the difference between being a sinner and being evil? This manipulated circumstance is a perfect example. Hillary has a video tape showing that Donald Trump, like all of us, is a sinner. The information available about Hillary Clinton, however, proves she is evil. There is a huge difference!
2. What do a man’s vulgar conversations have to do with knowing how to create jobs in the private sector? For Liberal Democrat readers who don’t know the difference between the public and private sectors, creating jobs in the private sector means creating jobs without using public funds (your tax $$). Donald Trump has created hundreds of thousands of jobs in the private sector. Hillary Clinton has never created a private sector job. So who do you believe when he or she says they can create jobs in the private sector?
We can go back to the Presidency of Democrat John F. Kennedy and find a man with a very checkered past and lack of sensitivity to women and inappropriate sexual behavior. He was a very successful President... one who also opposed the shadow government that has been running things since after the Civil War. It cost him his life. The answer to the question is: The successful years of John Kennedy prove sexual behavior does not impact a man’s ability to create jobs and be a good President.
3. What does a man’s sexual behavior have to do with understanding the need for leadership in American foreign policy? Democrat President Harry Truman’s well-known loyalty to his wife Bess and his daughter Margaret prove he had strong ethical views and moral propriety. Yet, when it came time to make a decision about dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to save hundreds of thousands of American soldiers, he said “do it,” knowing it would result in the deaths of thousands of Japanese civilians. Being moral does not guarantee you will avoid questionable decisions... nor does having views others consider immoral.
Though Donald Trump’s conversation with Billy Bush is disgusting, it does not negatively impact his leadership skills. As his daughter Ivanka and his two sons Donald Junior and Eric say, he has a unique ability to find the right people to do whatever job needs to be done. It reminds me a little of David and Bathsheba. David wasn’t perfect, either.
Those Republican members of Congress who walked away from Trump have no strong definition of the word “loyal” which is a dominant part of defining “leadership.”
It is obvious that the Paul Ryans and Mike Lees and John McCains of the political world don’t understand how to define leadership because if they did they would have shown some of it during the past ten years and they have not. And that’s why voters are so angry!
The professional politicians are the same people who have always hated Trump for his stand on illegal aliens – an issue that points out the failure of establishment Republican legislators. It would have never been made public without Donald Trump. They tend to forget that Democrat President Harry Truman, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, and Great Depression President Herbert Hoover removed huge numbers of illegal aliens to create jobs for Americans. Statistics are available here: Combat Veterans for Congress.
4. What does a man’s conversation about sex have to do with making strong, conservative appointments to the Supreme Court? Trump has told us who he will appoint. When we look at the alternatives of Supremes Hillary Clinton might appoint – even Barrack Obama’s name gets mentioned – it makes apparent how insignificant the disgusting words of Donald Trump really are -- words which were unlawfully recorded in the State of California by the cousin of a man Trump bested in the primary elections.
The release of this video just 48 hours before the Presidential debates was carefully planned.
It was this realization that made me come to grips with what initially made me sick to my stomach: If you want a President who is an obvious liar (or one too mentally devoid of memory to answer many FBI questions regarding her 33,000 deleted emails), Hillary is your girl. Hillary’s famous “I don’t remember” comments were also used during Whitewater investigations – and a faulty memory should disqualify her as a Presidential candidate. She is a woman with a record of highly disgusting acts of dishonesty and greed (she doesn't just talk about them, she does them) both as a public servant and as a lawyer... if that’s your cuppa coffee, vote for Hillary Clinton.
If you want to elect to office someone who’s campaign team says highly offensive things about Catholics – Hillary, herself, has personally said Christians must change their views and behavior – vote for Hillary. She is a candidate who has never created a private sector job and who supports the very things which cause Americans tremendous pain today – from late-term abortion to open borders. If that’s your gig, support Hillary Clinton.
The negative reaction of so-called college-educated women to the Trump tape disgusts me even more than the tape. That you seek security from a woman who will not hesitate to do anything – anything at all – to gain more and more power, more and more money – makes me question whether females should have been given the vote. You are voting (as men have always said you would) with your emotions, not your brain. You are obviously the product of a school system that removed critical thinking and logic skills from our public schools when the new math was introduced into the education system.
No one says you have to personally like your President. In some ways, Donald Trump is unlikeable. What is important is that in the end analysis you respect your President’s ability to lead the nation to a stronger economy, a safer society, a return to our Constitutional Republic and the rule of law that flows from it.
Women voters appear incapable of figuring out that the very definition of a nation is its borders. If you don’t have borders, you don’t have a nation. Hillary Clinton has said she is for open borders... the very definition of George H.W. Bush’s “new world order.” That’s why he’s voting for her.
These women call themselves educated. Here is the law that disallows Middle Easterners of the Islamic faith citizenship in America. Have you read it? It proves Donald Trump is correct in suggesting we need to study this issue more before letting unvetted Muslims into our country. Sharia law prevents Muslims from swearing allegiance to anything other than Sharia Law. That includes the Constitution of the United States. Our laws say if you cannot swear allegiance to the Constitution you cannot migrate here.
You’re educated, you say. Have you read what is happening in nations which have allowed too many Muslims into their nations... Germany, France, Sweden and others? Is this the violence you want for your daughters?
Once a tyrant puts his or her boot on your neck and tells you to stop living your faith as a Christian, our way of American life is over. Once a tyrant brings unlimited numbers of people from a part of the world where they don’t even know how to use toilet paper (and bring their violence and diseases to America with them), it’s over.
Over means over. Forever. Goodbye Liberty. So much for leaving a safe, secure nation for the children you say you love. Rather than college-educated women, you make voting decisions like insecure little girls who want to replace the male protection of the 60’s with the government protection of the New Millennium. Women – real women – find security with faith which lives within them and they do not need the protection of Big Brother.
Perhaps what we saw that so disappointed us when we saw the Trump tape is that he is an imperfect human being just like the rest of us.
It is always disappointing to find that our leaders are not God; they are just people with strengths and weaknesses. It is more disappointing to see so many Americans willingly – even enthusiastically – support evil.
It’s your choice.
Is our choice for President of the United States to be made on the basis of vulgar talk or evil deeds? Admittedly many people wish for better choices in both parties, but this is what we've got.
Frankly, I’m more worried about the theft of our real estate – the middle class’s biggest financial asset. Which candidate do you think more likely to put your property up as collateral with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to continue ballooning America’s debt? Donald Trump? Or, Hillary Clinton? I’m more worried about the central banking system that uses a fractional-reserve system to manipulate banks and screw the people. I’m more worried about nuclear war with Russia. I’m more worried about the increasing violent crime rate in our streets, including terrorist violence.
Those are the worries of a big girl, adult females we call women. Only little girls like Hillary Clinton who work hard to divert your attention from her misdeeds and crimes will use sex as the diversion. She knows it catches everyone’s attention and is particularly offensive to females.
I didn’t call you women. That’s a status one must earn. You earn it by growing up and looking at life realistically... as an adult, not as a child.
© 2016 Marilyn M. Barnewall - All Rights Reserved
Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community.
Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for NewsWithViews.com, World Net Daily, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World.
Web site: http://marilynwrites.blogspot.com