Just ask Mitt Romney, whose “47 percent” remark effectively ended his presidential aspirations. Saying that he wasn’t worried about the 47 percent of people who are on some form of welfare was perceived as exposing a lack of compassion for the poor.
Trump, by contrast, can say nearly anything and escape judgment from a majority of Republican primary voters. Hearing him refer to women as “dog” or “fat pig” — or discuss his wives’ gastrointestinal functions with Howard Stern — have left him sufficiently unscathed.
It is understood that Republicans rarely suffer for criticizing #Hillary Clinton. “Hating Hillary” is a chronic obsession on the right, especially among men for whom Trump spoke when he recently told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that it was too early in the morning for him to listen to Clinton’s “shouting.”
There’s no denying that a #woman’s raised voice is every man’s nightmare — for so many obvious reasons. For similarly obvious reasons, it is never politic for a man to point this out.
One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex.