Monday, August 8, 2016

Bounces — And Bouncing Babies

By Sniffles

Even we cats are a little surprised at the wide margins by which Hillary Clinton is beating Donald Drumpf in the polls. Sure, we expected a post-convention bounce — and goodness gracious, our convention in Philadelphia was faaaaaab-u-lous, wasn't it? (See above.)

But couple that inspiring, uplifting and, yes, amusing confab with Drumpf's self-immolation of the last week and you've got one durable Clinton bump. (At least, so far.)

From the evidence we've seen, a big part of this swelling support is due to women voters. Hillary leads Drumpf 58 percent to 35 percent among them — and we suspect that maybe even some of those 35 percent will do what Edith Bunker did to hubby Archie and not vote for the candidate he wanted her to. God bless that secret ballot!

And now, more reason for that YUUUUUUGE 23-point gender gap to spread even wider. Check out this pronouncement from Andrea Peyser, one of the most execrable right wingers over at The New York Post. Under the headline "I Can No Longer Justify Calling Myself a Trump Supporter," she writes:

"When I visited [Trump] about two months after his lovely wife, Melania, now 46, gave birth to the couple’s son, Barron, now 10, the infamous germophobe boasted that after fathering five children, he’d never changed a diaper.

"I enthused that Melania, who stood quietly nearby aboard five-inch stilettos, had lost all her baby weight. Trump corrected me: 'She’s almost lost all the baby weight.'"

Hmmmm. We'll take a pass on the weight comment, except to say that in a country in which most women are a size 14 or larger, that's a wildly dangerous thing for a candidate to say to a reporter. But the diaper declaration? Even worse.

Has Tim Kaine, America's favorite new suburban dad, changed a diaper? Yeah, we think so. We'll even go so far as to guess that Mike Pence might have changed a nappie or two. And certainly, our Presidential nominee, being a mom and a grandmother, has been up to her elbows in diapers. It comes with the job.

So will American women — heck, will Americans — vote for a guy who's never done a minute of diaper duty? Sounds like the kiss of death to us. We cats HISS and PURR at the same time.

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