Beldar: MEBS! MEBS! UNACCEPTABLE!
I’ve taken plenty of heat from plenty of people for suggesting the GOP has to handle Donald Trump very carefully because the last thing they need is to piss off a guy with Billion bucks and a chip on his shoulder trying to destroy you.
I’ve also taken heat for saying Trump won the debate, I believe it is an objective fact and you aren’t going to convince me otherwise.
Finally I’ve also taken heat for suggesting that Trump has treated Megyn Kelly no differently than any other person who has attacked him and that equality is different from the double standard women who cross him expect to get. I stand behind that too (That’s actually a big pet peeve of mine).
But I’m sorry there are some thing you just don’t say and this is one of them.
Wow. Trump about Megyn Kelly on CNN. “She had blood coming out of her eyes. Or blood coming out of somewhere else.”
— Maer Roshan (@MaerRoshan) August 8, 2015
I’m really at a loss for words, I understand Trump is afflicted with Biden mouth, I further understand that when he’s pissed he instinctively lashes out, but no decent person says such a thing, particularly not in pubic and certainly not on a national cable network.
I suspect due to the expectations game and the idea that this is just how he is there is an excellent chance that this will not likely to cost him much politically, in fact attacks from the MSM usually just make him stronger, but what kind of person finds this acceptable? Granted it’s not chopping up kids like Planned Parenthood but just because it doesn’t rise to the level of incredible evil doesn’t mean we should accept it.
Trump owes Ms. Kelly an apology, he needs to acknowledge that he crossed a line, I understand that said apology is likely going to be used as a club against him, but common decency demands this and at once.
If it doesn’t come pretty fast then I think Mr. Kelly’s fist has an appointment with The Donald’s nose, lawsuits be damned.
As for how other candidates should react? I think it I’d say this: “While Mr. Trump is to be commended for raising some critical issues, common decency demands Mr. Trump apologize to Ms. Kelly immediately.”
FYI: When the Democrats try to pin this on the party as a whole. the correct answer is from GOP members is. “This has no place in the GOP, we’ll leave the mistreatment of women to Mrs. Clinton’s Husband.”
Update: Erick Erickson proves himself a Christian Gentlemen:
I called Mr. Trump’s campaign manager and apologized and told him I felt bad for Mr. Trump because he has gotten so much sh*t from so many people and the party itself wasn’t treating the guy at the front of the pack as legitimate.
I think that is true. And I’ve been very sympathetic to Donald Trump because so many of the people who have led the party astray refuse to even treat him as a legitimate candidate.
But I also think that while Mr. Trump resonates with a lot of people with his bluntness, including me to a degree, there are just real lines of decency a person running for President should not cross.
His comment was inappropriate. It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.
I have invited Megyn Kelly to attend in Donald Trump’s place tomorrow night.
Via Ed Driscoll at Instapundit:
Daniel Foster of NRO quips, “Trump will get a two-point bump for his ‘blood’ remarks, because my theory is true: his base is the ‘Men’s Rights’ crowd.”
that frankly is an insult to the men’s rights crowd.
Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse.
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) August 8, 2015
In politics this is what you call a “gimmie“