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Hillary Surrogate Says Trump’s ‘Schlong’ Remark Was Really About Calling Obama a Black Rapist

Unless you’ve been under a rock all day, you know that Republican frontrunner and star of Chris Matthews‘ phallic dreams Donald Trump launched a couple of crude and despicable attacks at Hillary Clinton Monday night, calling Hillary’s bathroom break at Saturday night’s debate “disgusting,” and describing her 2008 defeat at the hands of then-Senator Barack Obama this way:

“She was going to beat – she was favored to win – and she got schlonged. She lost. She lost.”

It was a disgusting, misogynistic thing to say, so of course, Jeb Bush’s response was that the bitch was asking for it, or will at least be glad to have gotten it. He literally said that “this will enhance her victimology status. This is what she loves doing.”

Normal people, on the other hand, were appalled, and talk of this attack, along with Donald’s revulsion at the mystery of female urination, dominated the airwaves. It is an unfortunate maxim that if you give people enough time to talk about something on cable news, they’re going to say some dumb shit about it.

That’s exactly the fate that befell David Brock, Media Matters founder and head of the pro-Hillary SuperPAC Correct the Record, on Tuesday night. In a reach that would snap Stretch Armstrong, Brock read past the obvious misogyny to uncover a racial subtext behind Trump’s remark:

“What we’re gonna see, and what we got a taste of last night, was the misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton, which also had a racial appeal, as well. The idea of a black rapist using the schlong to defeat Hillary, I mean, I think that’s what that really was about.”

The assertion seemed to have nonplussed even Alex Wagner, who gamely played along, but this is the kind of thing that makes for poor advocacy for Hillary Clinton.

I am the first one to decry the despicable appeals to racism and white resentment that permeate every aspect of Trump’s campaign success (in fact, I was the first), and I’ve also got a pretty sharp racism detector, but no, David Brock, Trump wasn’t trying to evoke the black rapist. Saying someone got dicked over or screwed is a common phrase here in the Northeast, just not among presidential candidates, and not usually about women.

That’s not to say that Trump’s remarks didn’t stimulate pleasure somewhere in the miscegenation-fearing brains of his core of racist followers, but that self-evidently wasn’t his intent. It was to demean Hillary as a woman, and isn’t that enough?

This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.

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