Mike Crapo’s High Horse
Mike Crapo is rescinding an endorsement of Donald Trump because the candidate for President tells dirty jokes. Do you know how many people have been killed by hearing one of these jokes? None. Any idea of how many Americans are killed by drunk drivers? Senator, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Next time you’re walking on water take along a life jacket.
At least Trump likes women. Some Idaho politicians prefer the company of men in airport toilets.
In my 54 years on this planet I’ve had some exposure to more than a few locker room jokes. I first started hearing them from other boys in the school cafeteria when I was in the 5th grade. Or later from my dad and his friends while they played cards. For about fifteen years I was a barfly and heard all sorts of talk about sex. Even from women. I used to work with nurses when I was a college student. One day I sat at their table during lunch break. Their talk would make Trump blush. Or the talk I’ve heard in newsrooms these past 30 years! The main news anchor at ABC News used to have a seat next to mine in a TV newsroom. He liked ribald humor.
When I played football all sorts of talk called “smack” took place. It still happens in diners and on golf courses.
We’re making a lot out of some wisecracks by a womanizer when the husband of Trump’s main opponent possibly was and possibly remains a serial rapist. With possibly his wife’s consent and complicity in the cover-up.
So take a Valium, Senator Crapo, and get back to what’s important. The last I looked an official 20 trillion dollar federal debt threatened the survival of the country. A guy telling some off-color jokes didn’t cause the fall-of-Rome and it won’t be the end of the USA. Rome collapsed because it over-extended the empire and opened its borders to people who didn’t respect its customs and culture. Oh, and the Senate class got comfortable with the plush life and ignored its responsibility to the people and the nation.