On degrading ideas

As a spectator who thought that at any moment Donald J. Trump would call Hillary Clinton a bitch or a c— during the first debate or at one of his rallies, I’m not surprised by this archived material. Forget asking supporters to rescind their support. I would like Clinton and Trump supporters, men and women, to please stop worrying about the moral health of their moms, daughters, and sisters. How many times has Mitch McConnell spoken for the Mexican friends he no doubt has when Trump offended them? When has Paul Ryan vocally defended Social Security beneficiaries — including his own parents?

I’ve got two nieces. Sooner or later they’re going to hear degrading words for the female anatomy. Prurience they can deal with. Degrading ideas concerning the body politic take longer to scrub.

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