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Looks like stupidity, as far as the female electorate is concerned, marches on in the GOP. On the West Coast we have the the GOP contender for the Governorship in Oregon (Bud Pierce) coming up with this statement during a debate when asked about a report on domestic and sexual violence against women.

“A woman that has great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men, women, or anyone.”

Since the crowd immediately turned ugly at the inference that only poor stupid women get abused, the massive backpedaling immediately began with this follow up comment.

“OK, so powerful women have access to lawyers and courts and go at it,” he said. “But the women who are most vulnerable are poor women who don’t have a place to turn, because they don’t have shelter, they don’t have family around them. So I would argue that in addition to strong laws and going after every sexual predator and every abuser, that the way we can make women have a better existence and be less susceptible to being harmed is to make them powerful in terms of their job and their opportunity.”

Sorry, damage done. That little bon mot is going to stick in everyone's minds. With this point of view, not too surprising he managed to go from a tie in July to 8 points behind now. With more bad news to come from the polls after this no doubt.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/oregon-governor-debate-female-sus...

And then Rudy Giuliani's defense of The Donald taxs were a tad on the tone deaf side as well.

"Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her emails," the former New York City mayor said on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/rudy-giuliani-donald-t...
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The GOP seems to be self destructing before our very eyes. Pushing away all who are not white males. I would say it doesn't get much stupider than this, but they will find a way




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and people say that HRC isn't a "job creator". pshaw
 
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Giuliani is the second worst thing to happen to the GOP after Trump. The media loves to get him on camera because stupid flies out of his mouth at ludicrous speeds.
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Many of the actual RNC didn't attend the very odd RNC convention. I feel the "real" RNC has suffered a hostile takeover by Mercer and others.
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TheChin! wrote:
Giuliani is the second worst thing to happen to the GOP after Trump. The media loves to get him on camera because stupid flies out of his mouth at ludicrous speeds.


Do you think he's angling for AG?
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Kumitedad wrote:
On the West Coast we have the the GOP contender for the Governorship in Oregon (Bud Pierce) coming up with this statement during a debate when asked about a report on domestic and sexual violence against women.

“A woman that has great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men, women, or anyone.”

Since the crowd immediately turned ugly at the inference that only poor stupid women get abused, the massive backpedaling immediately began with this follow up comment.

“OK, so powerful women have access to lawyers and courts and go at it,” he said. “But the women who are most vulnerable are poor women who don’t have a place to turn, because they don’t have shelter, they don’t have family around them. So I would argue that in addition to strong laws and going after every sexual predator and every abuser, that the way we can make women have a better existence and be less susceptible to being harmed is to make them powerful in terms of their job and their opportunity.”

Sorry, damage done. That little bon mot is going to stick in everyone's minds.

Ehh... without reading any more than what you posted there, this seems like a bullshitty thing to hassle the guy for. Powerful people--people with resources, be they financial, or friends & family they can call on, or whatever--are better able to defend themselves from harassment & abuse; do you disagree with that? Saying "not susceptible" when he should have said "less susceptible"--that's what you've got? If that's at the top of the list for this week's GOP stupidity, they're kicking ass.
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kuhrusty wrote:
Kumitedad wrote:
On the West Coast we have the the GOP contender for the Governorship in Oregon (Bud Pierce) coming up with this statement during a debate when asked about a report on domestic and sexual violence against women.

“A woman that has great education and training and a great job is not susceptible to this kind of abuse by men, women, or anyone.”

Since the crowd immediately turned ugly at the inference that only poor stupid women get abused, the massive backpedaling immediately began with this follow up comment.

“OK, so powerful women have access to lawyers and courts and go at it,” he said. “But the women who are most vulnerable are poor women who don’t have a place to turn, because they don’t have shelter, they don’t have family around them. So I would argue that in addition to strong laws and going after every sexual predator and every abuser, that the way we can make women have a better existence and be less susceptible to being harmed is to make them powerful in terms of their job and their opportunity.”

Sorry, damage done. That little bon mot is going to stick in everyone's minds.

Ehh... without reading any more than what you posted there, this seems like a bullshitty thing to hassle the guy for. Powerful people--people with resources, be they financial, or friends & family they can call on, or whatever--are better able to defend themselves from harassment & abuse; do you disagree with that? Saying "not susceptible" when he should have said "less susceptible"--that's what you've got? If that's at the top of the list for this week's GOP stupidity, they're kicking ass.


Hey Mcfisticuffs -- it's only Monday. These updates come hourly. Maybe by Friday there will be body parts in the Trump campaign bus, which will then be passed off as the dastardly work of "liberals' lack of respect for life", or "Trump's absolute genius at cutting to the meat of the issue".

Concluding with LIB MEDIA UNFAIR on this board.

--finis--
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I wrote, put down the phone, got back to it, had lost what I had written, but, thankfully, Kuhrusty was able to retrieve my musings and post it under his name.

Basically it boils down to "not susceptible " vs "not as susceptible."

Given the definition of "susceptible " both of those statements mean exactly the same thing. Something that is not susceptible is still not immune.
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Right. Weak sauce. Trump usually does stupider than this with his first tweet of the day.

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Hey Gov.Pence, "Trading Places"-movie should become "real-life event" in the 'cases' of PROVEN-innocence, so, you now then LEARN what's THAT "dislike"!
 
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Tone death to his own music rather then evil.

Yes I think he just did not think through what he was saying (he is also wrong, rich women are subjected to abuse they can just get better justice once they have been victims and protection to help prevent it).
 
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TRUMP, do you "go around" LOOKING as a 'jerk' during the work week, on a work day? Stay 'stronger', PTSD-folks.
sauron-TRUMP:~"weaksauce-day? What day ..upending in DAY is THIS?"
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