The most outrageous thing Donald Trump has said isn't about illegal Mexican immigrants being rapists or making a veiled reference to Megyn Kelly's menstrual cycle. If you're still talking about those things then the wool is still being pulled over your eyes.
I get it though. Those statements were offensive and inflammatory. That's the type of thing that pushes our buttons so we must react unequivocally and with force. Those statements hit at the pillars of social justice that we guard without exception. Plus, look at the source. If Donald Trump is anything, it is surely bombastic and obtrusive.
If those are the comments that you are focused on then no matter what you do or say about it, you've lost. Some twenty-four million people tuned in to the first Republican debate in this election cycle and I've hardly heard a mention of the most jaw-dropping and inflammatory comment said by anyone on that stage. Of course, the one to make it was The Donald. For having the gall to tell us the truth we should thank him, and frankly, invite him to all of the debates. After all, it concerns all Americans no matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, Independent or Libertarian.
If you were wondering what he could say that was more worthy of our outrage than his comments related to immigrants and women, here it is:
"I will tell you that our system is broken. I gave to many people. Before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them, two years later, three years later, I call them. They are there for me. And that's a broken system."
Let it sink in for a moment. One of the richest businessmen in our country, an insider and power broker of epic proportions admitted that he donates to politicians so they will owe him something in the future. Put another way, THE POLITICIANS WILLINGLY ASK FOR HIS MONEY IN RETURN FOR FAVORS in what they do for a living, which is to make laws that affect all Americans.
Yes, we knew this was happening, but we're patted on the head by our political leaders and convinced it's not really happening. And, even if it were, it makes things better because it helps get good people elected.
While we're given diversionary tactics from both parties, they are selling our votes before they're even cast. While Donald Trump says plenty that is disagreeable, in this case he's the whistleblower we've been waiting for. Make no mistake, having an individual that has bought and sold political favors from both parties, in recent elections, gleefully admitting to it should be the biggest news story of the cycle. If anything it should force the discussion on how best to remove the need for this type of behavior from our political system.
And we should thank Donald Trump for having the courage (or gall, audacity and lack of foresight) to expose our corrupt political class (and himself) for what they are.
Well there you have it. Not only are politicians from both parties on the take from the wealthiest among us, but it doesn't matter what party they belong to. It's nice to see at least something in our politics is bipartisan, right?
Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming about Megyn Kelly being called names by Donald Trump.