We’ll say it again — this really is the worst election cycle ever.
Three days after the first presidential debate of 2016, the news cycle still is largely devoted to Donald Trump’s comments about Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado. (There’s a solid case to be made it was a trap that the Republican nominee walked right into.)
Machado says that Trump fat-shamed her and called her names like “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” after she put on weight. The progressive PAC For Our Future has been inspired to join in the Trump pile-on with a stunt that even groups like PETA and Code Pink, whose members have been known to dress up as vaginas, might consider pretty lame.
The Daily Beast reports that For Our Future on Friday will send women wearing pageant sashes reading “Miss Piggy,” “Miss Housekeeping,” “Miss Eating Machine,” “Miss Piece of Ass,” “Miss Gold Digger,” “Miss Flat Chested,” “Miss Bimbo,” and “Miss Disgusting Animal” to the offices of Republicans who have endorsed Trump.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 29, 2016
On its home page, For Our Future promises to cut through the clutter and use community organizing to focus on the issues that matter most — like Trump assigning demeaning nicknames to beauty pageant contestants, apparently.
@thedailybeast Those sashes should have labels such as tax cuts, infrastructure, economic inequality, corruption among others.
— CelesteHolmes (@Dallas4Bernie) September 29, 2016
That’s one way to go, but here’s another:
@thedailybeast They should start sending "Mrs. Rape Defender" sashes too.
— Alex Murad (@juicesaysthis) September 29, 2016
Presenting the contestants:
— Dems Against Trump (@KeepAmerGr8) September 28, 2016
The judging might be a little confusing, seeing as there are at least three women vying for the title of Miss Piece of Ass. If only there were someone qualified and available to judge the competition. Any volunteers to name the official Miss Bimbo?