Speaking about Trump's performance in debate #2.
"The key point is when he said he would appoint an independent prosecutor… I think Trump crossed into being a historic figure by saying, you know, we have so much corruption in this administration,” Gingrich told radio host John Gibson
Yeah, threatening to have your opponent arrested is totally something an historic figure would do. An historic figure like Mussolini or Pinochet or Sadam Hussein -- historical figures each one. Also, I thought Newt was an historian. If so, how does he not know that standard grammar amongst historians calls for the article "an," not "a" before the word "historical? It should be "an historical figure," not "a historical figure."
Idiot # 2: Louis Gohmert
Okay, first of all, it's not about his language. It's about his having committed sexual assault.
“Trump has said some things that are very vile back when he was supporting people like Bill Clinton. But if you’re Bill Clinton’s big buddy like he was at one time, you’re going to talk like Bill Clinton. And I think we need to forgive him for talking like big Democrats like Clinton and other foulmouthed people.”
But secondly, I'm not sure this is really the selling point you think it is. You're saying that Trump is so succeptible to peer pressure -- AS A 59-YEAR-OLD MAN! -- that he completely lost his moral bearings by dint of having hung out with Bill Clinton? What's going to happen when he spends a week at Camp David with Putin? "Well, ol' Vladimir poured me a bunch of really primo vodka and long story short, we're gonna help him take back Lithuania!"
You know, just like how Hillary Clinton can never be forgiven for the things her husband may have done 20-odd years ago!
Now he’s a Republican. James Dobson tells me he’s become a Christian. And so, look, we forgive him for the past because he’s asked for it.”
(Also, no. He has famously never asked for forgiveness.)
Idiot # 3: Dr. Ben Carson
On Trump's "Locker Room Talk"
HE WAS FIFTY-FUCKING-NINE YEARS OLD!!!!
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN: Why call it "locker room talk"?
DR. BEN CARSON: Call it whatever you need to call it to make it feel good to you. But the fact of the matter is, I've been in lots of place growing up and listening to people tell great tales of sexual conquest. It is an immature thing to do
Also, it's not about the words. It's about the crimes.
And walking up to strange women, force-kissing them and grabbing their genitalia is NOT a "sexual conquest." It is sexual assault.
CARSON: Don't mischaracterize, if you mind, what I'm saying. What I am saying is that that kind of banter goes around all the time. Is it the right kind of thing to do? Absolutely not. Is it the kind of thing that I've done? Absolutely not.
Jeezus! I've been in locker rooms. I played sports in high school. I've heard my share of locker-room ribaldry. I never once heard anyone bragging about having committed a sex crime.
KEILAR: So you've heard people talking about this?
CARSON: Of course. Are you kidding me?
KEILAR: Where are you hanging out --with whom are you hanging out that you hear people talking like that?
CARSON: I -- As I was growing up, people were always trying to talk about their sexual conquests, trying to make themselves appear like a cassanova. I'm surprised you haven't heard that, I really am.
Do you have any idea who Cassanova was? Okay, I don't really either, but I'm pretty sure he didn't go around crotch-grabbing strange women. Being a repeat sex offender is nothing at all like being the "world's greatest lover" or "seducer of women" or whatever you think pof when you picture Cassanova.
Really? This guy? This was the guy who slept with so many women? Okay.
That's the problem? How is that the problem? Do you have any idea what constitutes a problem?
KEILAR: I haven't heard it, and I know a lot of people who haven't heard it.
CARSON: Well maybe that's the problem. Maybe that's the problem.
Oh, right. Of course you don't. Sorry!