Most conservative pundits have been criticizing GOP front-runner Donald Trump for his foul language, or “offensive” demeanor. It’s no secret that Trump can be “equally offensive” to both Republicans and Democrats.
However, what isn’t being reported by mostly everyone is the language conservatives use to describe how vile they believe Trump is. By doing so, they evidence equally, if not more offensive behavior than that which they criticize.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) journalist and author, Diana West, compiled an alphabetical list exemplifying the best of conservative commentary. West’s The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump” is not for the faint of heart.
Warning: what conservatives say to describe Trump is vile, foul, disgusting, obtuse, and not for children’s ears– even though conservatives have said these things on national television and radio for children to hear.
West explains that for each letter of the alphabet, the “political Right, from GOP strategists to erudite conservatives, who, some even between birthing the stink bombs below, endlessly deplore crudeness and ‘tone’ in simply scads of elevating sermons and television lecture-bytes. (See “Rudeness Is not a Conservative Value,” “Against Trump,” etc.).”
At the 34:14 minute mark I list some of the examples she provides on Renegade Talk Radio:
Here are a few:
B is for Balls
“Let’s be honest. Carly cut his balls off.”
— National Review editor Rich Lowry, on Fox News (see minute 1:18 below), September 23, 2015
“Trump has some balls to compare himself 2 Reagan.”
— Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review, tweeting out his post-Neveda caucuses story, “Where the Hell Was Trump When We Needed Him?”
Is this conservative, even evangelical language?
D is for Dick
“sorry you got punched in the dick @realDonaldTrump feel better soon.”
— Neal Dewing, senior contributor, The Federalist ( see also “M is for Maxi Pad,” etc.).
Is this conservative language?
H is for Hardcore Porn
“Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Hardcore Porn For Nativists,” August 19, 2015
— headline over article by David Harsanyi at The Federalist. It opens:
Donald Trump is porn for nativists. Now, a person can derive much political self-gratification from wishful thinking, but remember porn isn’t real. So enjoy daydreaming about mass deportations and visualizing the repeal of birthright citizenship, but don’t let yourself get desensitized to reality….”
M is for Masturbate/Masturbation
- “Most of them [Trump supporters] are childless single men who masturbate to anime.”
— GOP consultant Rick Wilson (see also “A is for Anal,” etc.) on MSNBC, reported January 20, 2016
- Trump supporters are “engaged in the political version of masturbation: sterile, fruitless self-indulgence.”
— Kevin Williamson, National Review correspondent, director of the William F. Buckley fellowship program in political journalism (see also “A is for Ape,” etc.).
Yes, he went there. Why are these men so obsessed with sexual innuendos?
R is for Rape/Rapist
“Donald Trump rapes the truth and leaves it in a dumpter. Repeatedly.”
— Erick Erickson, radio host, The Resurgent, “Donald Trump: Serial Rapist of Truth” (see “S is for Swastika”).
This is not the first time Erickson has made sexually offensive and sexist remarks.
Erickson perhaps takes the cake for the most offensive of the examples West lists, which are many, for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
If these men represent “conservative” values, then the meaning of conservatism has changed or no longer exists.
Their comments are vulgar, offensive, misogynistic, in some cases sexually perverse, and blatantly sexist against women. This language represents neither Christian nor conservative values.
Is it any wonder that so many people want nothing to do with a Republican Party represented by men who behave this way? Is it any wonder that the more they speak, the more people support Trump?
Perhaps these men need to learn the ABC’s of proper etiquette or conservatism. Maybe they should also read Trump’s children’s book Winners aren’t Losers.
This article was first published on March 3, 2016.