No, I did not watch the debate. I preferred to be abused by watching the Giants play Green Bay. From the clips I’ve seen of the debate and the transcripts, it seems Trump was on the attack, responding back the best way he knows how. And, quite frankly, in a manner the Republican base has asked the elected class to engage in for decades. Take the gloves off. Democrats will attack attack attack, and Republicans will whimper. The media enables this, as well as piling on Republicans. When you back an animal in a corner, it just may fight back
(Washington Post) The presidential campaign took a dark turn here Sunday night as Donald Trump leveled a stream of harsh charges at Hillary Clinton during their second debate, claiming she attacked women who accused her husband of sexual abuse and promising to send the former secretary of state to jail if he is president. (WT note: she did attack those women.)
Reeling from the release of a 2005 video showing him crudely bragging about using his fame to force himself on women, Trump sought to salvage his candidacy by going on the offensive against Clinton.
He repeatedly interrupted the Democratic nominee. He lashed out at her with a multitude of falsehoods (none of which are stated in the article) over her foreign and domestic policies as well as her judgment and character. He called her “a liar” and “the Devil.” And as Clinton answered voters’ questions in the town-hall-style debate, Trump lurked just an arm’s length behind her with a grimace on his face.
So many in the Leftist media are utterly shocked that Trump, the (so-called) Republican, would stop being politically nice and go for the throat. At one point during the debate, Trump complained that it was three-on-one, the two moderators and Hillary. Any Republican is going to face this. Politics is a dirty, nasty business. The Leftist media and their Democrats are going to work hard to hit any Republican with massive amounts of muddy feces: Republicans should attack back, and Trump did. Is it any wonder, after the media spends all its time going after Trump and going easy on Hillary that Trump would go on the attack and make it a barroom brawl?
The NY Times editorial board said that Mr. Trump Goes Low
When Mrs. Clinton called Mr. Trump out for his failure to apologize to the minorities, immigrants and women he’s offended, he responded by promising vengeance. Should he win, he said, he would unleash a special prosecutor to investigate her.
Sniffing and glowering, Mr. Trump prowled behind Mrs. Clinton as she presented herself again as the only adult on stage, the only one seeking to persuade the great majority of Americans that she shares their values and aspirations. Mr. Trump, by contrast, fell back on the tricks he has learned from his years in pro wrestling and reality television, making clear how deep his cynicism goes.
Obviously, they aren’t big fans. Yet, they utterly fail to hold Hillary accountable or even criticize her. And then seem upset that Trump would dare to attack back.
The videotape disclosed Friday provided gruesome evidence that the Republican standard-bearer has for years used his powerful status to prey on women. Other revelations followed, including that in 2005 he told Howard Stern on his radio show that, when he owned the Miss Universe pageant, he made a practice of “inspecting” naked contestants backstage. “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. … And you see these incredible-looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.”
Yet, when the media deigns to even mention Bill Clinton’s sexual assault accusations, ones which are credible, and Hillary’s role in the incidents, they defend the Clintons. As ugly as Trump’s comments might seem to people with delicate sensibilities, the same Leftists slamming Trump while excusing the Clintons help destroy any male accused of sexual assault on college campuses, even when all the facts say “nothing illegal happened.” They’ve generally been supportive of the college kangaroo courts.
The end question, though, is “will this make a difference?” Snap polls, some of which show Trump winning and others show Hillary winning, are great, but it’s how people feel a couple days later after they digested it all. But, quite frankly, Trump really should have been doing this months ago, when he wrapped up the nomination. It could be a case of too little too late.
Crossed at Right Wing News.