When the latest chapter in the horror show that is the U.S. presidential election was finally over last night, I was shocked to hear a CNN pundit declare that he thought Donald Trump had won the debate.
Because while Hillary Clinton didn't perform as well as she did in the first one, and didn't deliver a knockout blow.
I thought Trump lost the debate even before it began.
For what kind of man would bring four of Bill Clinton's former lovers to the debate and seat them in the front row to try to intimidate Hillary?
What kind of man would try to smear his opponent with the most disgusting false accusations?
While lying like a thief about so many other issues.
And what kind of presidential candidate would admit that he hasn't paid taxes for years, and then threaten to jail his opponent?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Donald Trump tells #CrookedHillary she'd be in jail if it were up to him. #debate pic.twitter.com/qTjFTkrM4u— Deplorable Damone (@MDontheright) October 10, 2016
Answer: only a man who is running for dictator.
At Sunday’s debate, Donald Trump revealed that he is not running to be America’s president so much as its dictator.
As bad as the recording of Trump bragging about sexual assault is, this is scarier — this is a major presidential candidate promising to violate our most basic democratic norms if elected.
This was a scary night in American politics. This was an American presidential candidate promising to rule like Vladimir Putin.
And that alone should have made it clear why he is unfit to be president...
That alone should have had him declared the loser of last night's debate.
For lose it he did...
But I don't think that was the main reason he lost the debate.
I think the main reason was because he failed to convince many American women that what they heard on that grotesque sex tape wasn't the real Donald Trump.
Whether they love Mr. Trump or loathe him, many female voters interviewed across the country seemed to watch Sunday’s historically nasty debate through the same inescapable prism: a raunchy three-minute recording in which Mr. Trump told of kissing and touching women however he pleased. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” he said, loud and clear, on the tape.
That is Mr. Trump’s new, agonizing and self-created reality: He may have uttered words about unfair trade deals or threats to national security, but what these voters heard instead was his voice on that searing recording, casually and excitedly explaining that he could sexually assault strangers with impunity.
The way Trump shrugged off his grotesque comments as just "locker-room banter" was bad enough. His smearing of the Clintons was as low as you can go.
But what really hurt him was the way he tried to intimidate Hillary Clinton by following her around the stage, and looming over her like some monstrous bully...
Or some kind of sinister stalker...
What exactly is Trump trying to do here while Hillary is answering a question. #debate pic.twitter.com/caXu9ZBVrE— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 10, 2016
Or some kind of creepy clown...
While breathing or snuffling heavily through his nose, and looking and sounding like the sexual predator that so many Americans now believe he is...
Television is television. Impressions are impressions. He couldn't restrain his inner bully or his murderous misogyny.
And the women of America who make up 53% of the electorate, and the men who love and support them, will make him pay for it...
But while Ana Navarro might wish that Trump could be dropped from the Republican ticket, I'm happy with this analysis from Barack Obama's former campaign manager.
For what it means is that although the monstrous demagogue lost the debate, he did well enough to stop the Republican establishment from disowning him as early as today.
Now they can't.
And the creature they helped create, will help destroy them...
Bye bye Donald.
Bye bye monster....