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I read recently that Donald Trump has told over 5000 lies since being elected president.  Now there is something he can legitimately boast about:  No president in our history has told this many lies in his first two years in office.

I admit to being an early feminist and those who know me best know that that is the truth.  I also admit that, for the most part, I think that if women were running this country, we would be in a lot better shape than we are now -- and for sure, we wouldn't have two Supreme Court Justices who have been accused of indecency towards women.  However, when I vote, I vote on the issues, not on gender or party, although I admit I usually vote as a Democrat -- but not always.  This is the first time I can remember reading that women are expected to vote as a block against Donald Trump -- and I needn't go into all of the reasons why as I am certain that most of us understand why that may happen.  I say "may," because I'm not certain that it will happen.

I've never known women to vote as a block.  For sure, there are voters who do vote as a block.  Cubans have to known to vote as a block, blacks will vote as a block, Evangelists do, even some Jews will vote as a block when it comes to Israel, but women? 

We will know very soon whether that will be the case or if it is just wishful thinking on the part of activist feminist groups and those who support them.

The following article, written by ~DAN SPINELLI, is from Mother Jones - written Sept. 26, 2018:

~During his Wednesday press conference at the United Nations, which touched on everything from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to why UN delegates laughed at him yesterday, President Donald Trump claimed that 52 percent of women voted for him on Election Day 2016. 

In fact, Trump won 52 percent of white woman voters in 2016 and just 41 percent of all women, according to exit poll data cited by the Washington Post. That crucial distinction has not stopped Trump from repeatedly claiming he won a majority of female voters.

~Trump brought up his election during a full-throated defense of Kavanaugh, his pick for the high court who has been accused by three women of sexual misconduct. Trump said women were upset at Kavanaugh’s treatment in the media. “Women are very angry. You know, I got 52 percent with women. Everybody said this couldn’t happen—52 percent.”

~He made the same mistake in March. “We got 52 percent. Right? Fifty-two,” Trump said during a rally in Pennsylvania with Rick Saccone, the GOP congressional candidate who lost a special election to Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.). “And I’m running against a woman! You know, it’s not that easy,” he added.

As the Post pointed out after Trump’s rally, his claim defies logic, because Trump could not have lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton—as he did—if he’d won a majority of both men and women. (Trump won 52 percent of male voters in comparison to Clinton’s 41 percent.)


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