Democrats aren’t wasting any time using Donald Trump’s comments about women against Republicans in Senate races. Check out this nasty ad released by Arkansas Democrat Conner Eldridge.
“The clips in this video are tough to watch,” Eldridge writes. “The frightening, derogatory rhetoric. The chauvinism. How can we watch this and not do something about it? How can anyone watch this and pretend like there’s no problem, like it doesn’t exist? How can Senator [John] Boozman enable this behavior by blindly supporting a GOP Presidential Nominee no matter who it is or what they say?”
The ad is devastating in its accuracy and supported by the fact that 70 percent of women polled across the nation don’t like Trump. Comments like those in the video, along with stories where Trump is exposed for saying “Bill Clinton is a ‘victim’ of ‘unattractive’ women,” only reinforce the notion that the Republican Party is waging a war on women.
No doubt, the ads will be hard to counter, but it would help if the candidates have not actively supported Trump, as Boozman has done. PACs such as American Bridge have identified “GOP Senate 2016ers” who are “the Party of Trump,” and are organizing to defeat them.
“Whether it’s pledging their support, finding Trump entertaining, or scoring some campaign cash through Trump’s face, the GOP has not just embraced the Republican front-runner — they’ve defined what it means to be the #PartyOfTrump,” the American Bridge website states. The PAC goes on to list Senate Republicans who have supported Trump, including Boozman, who has “benefited from the sell of Trump koozies.”
This will be a relentless drumbeat until November if Trump wins the nomination, hampering Republican candidates across the nation. The only way to ensure that doesn’t happen is for Ted Cruz to win in a contested convention.
Whether that happens will be up to the remaining states. Do voters want to see this kind of campaign splashed across the screen from now to November? If not, maybe they should think twice about nominating a guy who came to Bill Clinton’s defense, maligning the women who were victims of his sexual deviancy instead of defending them.
“Linda Tripp maybe one of the most unattractive human beings I’ve ever seen—not women, human beings,” Trump said. “She’s just an unattractive person. This [Lucianne] Goldberg person, her agent or whatever she is, is just a terrible woman. You look at Paula Jones, I mean the whole cast of characters.”
“It’s like it’s from Hell. It’s a terrible group of people,” he added.
Hopefully, voters will think about that when they go to polls and are tempted to pull the lever for Trump.