A Cartoon About Creepers


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I’m not a fan of bullies. Nope, I don’t like them. And Donald Trump is the Bully In Chief.

Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book, “What Happened,” were released this week, much to the chagrin of Republicans and probably a few Democrats. A lot of people don’t want to relitigate the election…except for Donald Trump, of course.

The excerpts cover the second presidential debate, the one where Donald Trump was stalking Clinton all over the stage, usually standing directly behind her each time it was her turn to speak. Clinton writes that her “skin crawled,” and she considered telling him to “back up, you creep.”

I know what she means by the “skin crawling” description. If someone stands directly behind me, I will get a chill running up the back of my neck, and that’s without the offender attempting to bully me. Some people are just creepers.

My skin crawled a bit when I was watching that debate. Clinton isn’t wrong to feel Trump was trying to bully her, as I wasn’t the only one to notice. The rest of the nation noticed, commentators discussed it, and Saturday Night Live even spoofed with Alec Baldwin portraying Trump lurking behind Clinton while the theme to “Jaws” played.

Trump is a shark. A 71-year-old mentally-unstable shark. Clinton’s book isn’t revealing new news that Trump is a creepy jerk. Trump has spent the last 30 years with his creepiness on public display, and he’s been rewarded for it.

And when it does happen, there are people who defend the perpetrator with “get over it,” or “you probably encouraged it,” or “maybe it was something you wore.” And it’s not just men who defend other men when they bully or sexually harass a woman. Women do it too. Kellyanne Conway is criticizing Clinton’s book, which I know she hasn’t read because, A. It’s not out yet, and B. It’s a book.

Conway said Democrats want Clinton to, “either make herself useful or fade out of the limelight.” I have to disagree with Kellyanne. I think Clinton’s book may serve a purpose by detailing all the horrible crap that happened that stuck us with a narcissistic man-baby for president. That would be much more useful than going on CNN and telling Chris Cuomo about terrorist attacks in Atlanta that never happened.

Trump understands bullying and sexual harassment. He’s just too stupid to realize his defense of it reveals that he is an offender. During the campaign, he claimed he never harassed one woman because he “didn’t find her attractive.” Being attracted to someone doesn’t have much to do with harassment. It’s about control. And, saying you wouldn’t harass because you don’t find them attractive tells us that you would harass them, you know if they resembled an Eastern European supermodel or a teenage beauty-pageant-contestant half-naked in a dressing room.

How would the public have responded if Clinton did tell Trump, “back off, you creep?” Would they have applauded her? Would she have won the election? Or, would every conservative had accused her of being a snowflake over something that didn’t happen, and by the way….EMAILS!?

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10 comments

  1. Clay – You’re now officially my favorite cartoonist/blogger. You really hit the nail on the head about how women feel when they’re harassed & the help they (don’t) get from people they tell about it.

    How would the public have reacted if she’d said (a well-deserved) “back off, creep?” They would have crucified her for being overly sensitive, hysterical, over-reacting woman. &, as we can see from how they’re reacting to her saying it was what she was thinking, she’s getting s*** for that too. Women can’t win in pretty much whatever situation they find themselves. 😦

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  2. I really wish she would have said something. It’s hard to say what would have happened. It probably would have made people hate her more, I don’t know. It was such a horrible display. It was sickening. It continues to be sickening. Every single day I am more sickened.

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    1. I truly don’t understand the hatred the Hillary seems to inspire. My husband didn’t vote this time because he hates Hillary. Thankfully he didn’t do what a lot of ignorant people did-vote for Trump instead. I thought she was silly when she said it’s a “vast right wing conspiracy & of course Bill never cheated”. Bill Clinton was a great president. Chelsea turned out amazing, so he was a good father. He was NOT however a good husband. If they had had an “arrangement” Hillary wouldn’t have been caught off guard like she was. So other than being like many women in her position-clueless to what everyone else knew- what has she done to inspire hate so bad that people voted for one of the worst candidates EVER. The true Republicans didn’t really chose him. They shot themselves in the foot by having too many people in the primaries so the votes for more qualified candidates got split. I have disagreed with past presidents on issues, but I never felt they were bad people. George Jr isn’t evil. He might not be the smartest person out there, but he never had an “ick” vibe. If Romney or McCain had won I wouldn’t have been ecstatic, but I also wouldn’t have a knot in my stomach like I’ve had since November.

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      1. Amen sister, and I am not religious. There is something very compelling about our society’s hate for Hillary. I agree with you that Hillary hate is what caused her to lose the election. People hated her when she was the first lady. I myself remember thinking “What is she doing messing around with healthcare when she is only the first lady?” She was a dramatic shift from all other first ladies. I think people saw her as a threat to american society because of that. It was kind of like, how dare she be a woman and a politician with all that entails? We accept the dark side of politics when males engage in it, but when females do, or when Hillary did, it seemed to threaten people to their very core. And then the scandal with Monica. People cared less about the fact that the President was getting his rocks off in the oval office then they did about how Hillary reacted to it. It seems people want to paint her as either deserving of hatred or worthy of elevation. I think she has been (unfortunately for her) a symbol of many of the tensions that exist between men and women in our society. I agree with you about George Jr. Not a great president, but at times, likeable. At times even funny in his good ol’ boy way. But now the real good ol’ boys are in charge of our nation. Hell, even Nixon seemed like a decent guy, just really over ambitious and willing to do anything to win. Anyone would be better than who we have now. If we ever needed a super-hero from our society’s obsession with happy endings, that time would be now. Our nation has become a pile of shit and no one notices because they are too busy looking at their phones and worrying about Taylor Swift’s new release. This is a nation asleep. I honestly feel like America needs a big fat nuclear warhead to wake it up. Thanks for your reply to my comment as Hillary hate is something I often find myself wondering about.

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  3. 20/20 Hindsight – but what HRC SHOULD have done was to start waving her hands around to emphasize a point she was making and “accidentally” swing back and punch 45* on the nose (preferably while wearing a sharply cut diamond ring that had somehow been dipped in curare). And, of course, to the preceding statement a GOP would reply: “Well this just proves that she can’t think fast enough to be qualified to be President”.

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