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zvelf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
In Reply To
Sumidor

Member Since: Sat Feb 25, 2017
Subj: Re: Trump and the porn star
Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 at 12:07:44 pm EDT (Viewed 668 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Trump and the porn star
Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 at 12:55:03 am EDT (Viewed 657 times)



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      Once upon a time, news that the President of the United States had an affair with a porn star, that he paid her off with $130,000, and lied about it would have been the biggest story of the year. That this is just accepted by Trump’s supporters as another incident to be disregarded in a long line of similarly incredulous incidents just goes to show how low the bar has been set.
    I think this "bar" you mention is in your imagination.


Ah, we're about to begin the whataboutism from you, your specialty in deflecting criticism.


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    Senator Ted Kennedy killed a woman, and was afterward consistently a Democrat hero, winning multiple re-elections.


Uh, this was a huge, huge story at the time so you're wrong. All you've done is change the goal post from big media story to how supporters reacted. Different things.


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    Bill Clinton violently beat and raped multiple women, and silenced one of them with a pay off for $850,000. Yet he arrived to the Democratic national convention to thunderous applause.


This is totally misleading. Clinton's $850,000 was a very public settlement over a sexual harassment lawsuit that was dismissed by the court. Trump tried to buy off a porn star's silence under the table.


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    We can go back to the founding of the republic and look at the Maria Reynolds' affair, which did not diminish Alexander Hamilton's image to his supporters.


Goal post moving again.


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    Not only is there no bar in existence (neither high, nor low), but such a bar never existed except when the bar could be used as a political weapon.


All I see is you excusing abhorrent behavior by saying both sides do it so it doesn't matter.





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