I’ve been thinking about Donald Trump’s comments from eleven years ago. As a woman, and a voter…this is my opinion.
So, everyone that has EVER said anything inappropriate or cringe worthy, should immediately stop living their life, stop having goals, stop trying to do the right thing, because apparently once you do something stupid, you’re just supposed to crawl in a hole and die. This is absolutely ridiculous and I’m more disappointed in Republicans that are using what Trumps said eleven years ago to ruin this election than I am in what Trump actually said. My vote hasn’t changed, it will still be for Trump 2016
I also want everyone to realize what a slippery slope it is, to go back 10-20 years and use someone’s words against them. What about you, in the last 20 years, have you ever said anything YOU were ashamed of?
If not, then throw that first stone, but if you have, then do you really want employers coming back and punishing you for something you did 20 years ago? Let’s do away with statue of limitations then, let the police go back 30 years to when you trespassed and file charges. Let’s publicly embarrass you for being a dumbass, or a prick, or an idiot, because apparently people can’t grow or change. They can’t change who they are…oh wait, YES THEY CAN. We can all become better people. Honestly, when I was 20, I was a miserable bitch, but then life taught me that it’s better to be kind, to be forgiving, to be generous than to be a miserable bitch.
Do I condone disrespect towards women, OF COURSE NOT!!!! However, I know the difference between a horny man trying to make himself sound more virile to another man, than someone that is being truly disrespectful. Am I a fan of some of the other things Trump has said, no. However, spend a little time on Twitter and you’ll see things just as bad, if not worse….people fat shaming overweight or pregnant women. People belittling each other. People being intolerant of differences of opinion. The world is not a perfect place, and neither Trump or Hillary is perfect….they are flawed, as we all are. However, they can grow, they can learn and should not have their lives ruined by something said in a conversation eleven years ago.
To me, the actions of the Secretary of State lying to the American people and to the families of the fallen of Benghazi is more upsetting to me. If she will lie to us (and the heartbroken mothers) about something so important as to how brave Americans died, then she does not deserve my trust, nor my vote.