He has crossed so many lines, we find ourselves applauding his efforts when he manages to make it 20 minutes without an insult.
The general response from his supporters can be summed up as ‘who are you to be offended at my speech?’
CNN commentator Van Jones made a comment this evening that really resonated. Paraphrased, he stated that it is the responsibility of the person making the comments, as a function of civility as a foundation to our civilization, to pause, understand and consider their words.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from the consequences of your actions, which includes offending people and the fallout therein. You don’t get to tell people what offends them is wrong.
Personally, I see both viewpoints. From a yes perspective, a third party vote is ‘throwing away’ your chance to affect the likely outcome of the election. However, it’s your vote and voting third party is still having your voice heard.