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Donald Trump is not about to back down from his comments earlier this week about how Hillary Clinton would not get 5% of the vote were she not carrying the Woman Card™ -- in fact, he's going even further! In an interview on Thursday's Today Show, he doubled down, insisting he was only "stating the obvious" and that “without the woman’s card Hillary would not even be a viable person to run for city council positions.”


When asked by Matt Lauer if he "even cared" that 70 percent of women have an unfavorable view of him, Trump explained that he did care, stating "Nobody respects women more than I do." Sure! If by "respect" you mean constantly insulting their appearance and also suggesting that when they cross you that they must be on their periods. I mean, it's not like he doesn't care about women at all. He does own a beauty pageant. He totally respects the right of women to twirl batons and sashay around a stage in a sequined gown.

Host Samantha Guthrie asked him if perhaps he could see why people thought it might be a tad demeaning to suggest that “the only thing she has going for her is that she was a woman, not that she was a former senator, former secretary of state and lawyer.” Trump's response? “I find it to be a true comment. I think the only thing she has got going is she’s a woman. She has done a terrible job in so many different ways.”

This is all very interesting! Especially in light of the fact that only 19.4 percent of Congressional seats are held by women! 25.2 percent of State House/Assembly positions are held by women, and that is literally the highest percentage of women in any type of office in this country whatsoever! If our Woman Cards™ entitle us to breeze on up to the highest office in the land despite being totally unqualified, why do we not occupy ALL of the offices? There are lots of people out there who have being a woman going for them! In fact, about 51% of the entire population! What gives? Why am I not president right now?

Also, if Woman Cards™ reel in the votes then why did Carly Fiorina not do so well? Or, for that matter, Shirley Chisholm or Carole Moseley Braun?

Of course, Trump supporters think he has a real good shot at winning the election, despite what literally all of the poll numbers say, and are certain that he will do very well debating against her. Bob Sutton, who is the chairman of the Broward County GOP Executive Committee in Florida and a fellow respecter of women, politely noted that “I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky.”

[Today Show]

[Washington Post]

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Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse

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Once upon a time... about ten years ago, a group of entirely ridiculous men burst onto the scene wearing stupid hats and telling men that wearing stupid hats and telling men that walking up to women in bars and insulting ("negging") them would get them laid. This did not last long, as women also had televisions and computers and were completely aware of these tricks as well, so when some ass came up to us in a bar and said "Hey, nice nails, are they real?" we would laugh and laugh and loudly announce "Oh my god, this guy just tried to neg me! Can you believe that shit? HEY EVERYONE, THIS GUY JUST TRIED TO NEG ME!" and then refer to him as "Mystery" the whole night.

Most of the men who tried that shit only did so a few times before realizing that it wasn't going to work, and thus moved on to other things. Perhaps things that did not involve furry hats and coming off as a huge creep. We may never know, because I would assume that those who tried it are now extremely embarrassed and would never, ever admit to this to us.

Still, there were a few men willing to eat that shit up, as well as some grifters willing to take advantage of that. Said grifters tended to be extremely misogynistic and seemed more like they were teaching men how to be as despised by women as they were than teaching them how to actually be liked by women.

Some of them, like Roosh V, a creepy weirdo who actually does live in his mom's basement, actively encouraged men to rape women who were intoxicated to the point of being obviously unable to consent.

However, even that branch of the PUA tree is wilting away. Many "self-help" style PUA forums like Nextasf and RSDnation are shutting down or have already shut down. In March, Chateau Heartiste, a batshit crazy PUA turned White Nationalist/Alt-Right blog was shut down by Wordpress. This week, rape advocate Roosh V (whom you may recall once called yours truly a "Wonkette typist/clown face, would not bang") announced that he was renouncing his PUA ways and devoting himself to Jesus. He explained to the forum he manages that he would no longer be allowing anyone to discuss premarital "fornication."

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'Baby Geniuses' star Jon Voight took to Twitter early this morning to proclaim his undying love for Donald Trump, probably because there is no one left in his life who will listen to him talk about this, or anything else, in person. In this video rant, Voight encouraged members of the Republican Party, whom he apparently thinks are the only real citizens of the United States, to stand by Donald Trump and "acknowledge the truth" that he is the best President since Abraham Lincoln.


Part ONE:

People of the Republican Party, I know you will agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction. I've said this once and I'll say this again. That our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln. I'm here today to acknowledge the truth, and I'm here today to tell you my fellow Americans that our country…

Oh no, not our absurd words of destruction!

Part DEUX:

is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our President has made his every move correct. Don't be fooled by the political left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president. Let us stand up for this truth, that President Trump is the greatest president since President Lincoln.

Does Jon Voight not know there have been... other presidents? Can he name them? Because really, it does not sound like it. Does he also not know that a very big chunk of the Republican Party actually does not care very much for Abraham Lincoln? Namely those defenders of Confederate statues that Trump called "very fine people?" Also, did he intentionally diss their beloved Ronald Reagan?

Who can know? Who can even tell what he is trying to say or why he is trying to say it. He doesn't appear to have tweeted much since 2016, so I'm guessing whoever's job it was to keep him from tanking his career quit. Either that... or after filming the seventh season of Ray Donovan, he found out it's going to be canceled or his character is getting killed off or something and he is now free to be a jackass? I don't know, I haven't watched the show, although my parents are very into it and mad that I haven't watched it. Literally all I know about it is that it has something to do with Boston, because they keep mentioning that to me like it's a selling point.

It seems useless at this point to note that the people who scream their faces off about how bad it is for Hollywood celebs to support liberal causes, and how they should keep their politics to themselves, etc. etc. make a way bigger deal than normal people do whenever a Big Time Hollywood Celebrity like Jon Voight or, uh, Scott Baio, supports their cause. Mostly because they're the only ones who have elected a reality TV star and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo (who by the way, also once practically ruined a perfectly good Bette Davis movie with his bad acting. Which is not to say that Dark Victory is not fantastic and probably the best thing to watch if you want to sob your face off, but he was very bad in it.) to run the country.

But we might as well do that anyway, because it actually never stops being funny.

[Jon Voight Twitter]

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