Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pounds For Trump, Pence For Indigent Women And All LGBTs

Trump is about to choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate.

Should you care?
  • If you are an American woman of childbearing age, especially one who doesn't have the money for reproductive healthcare, you have a strong financial interest in Pence and his unconcealed efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
  • If you are an LGBT American, you have a deep interest in Pence's efforts to pass the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would allow business owners to refuse to serve LGBTs on religious grounds. (He signed such a law, later mitigated slightly, but if he were the Veep instead of a state governor, he would surely push for a law on the national level. Never forget what President, uh, I mean, Vice President Dick Cheney managed to ram through when second to a president about as incompetent as Trump would be.)
  • If you can remember the roaring 1990s, remember that Pence was then a right-wing radio talk show host, known by some people as "Rush Limbaugh on decaf."
Trump has made his first presidential decision, and it couldn't be a worse decision if he tried. Never forget it.


  1. I think that Pence is willing to kiss ass until he actually is VP or the election lost. Gerald Ford was VP to Richard "I'm not a Crook" Nixon. Nixon was politically astute enough even to get re-elected when most people understood he really was a crook.

    Trump is both incompetent and corrupt. He'll not be able to resist the cookie jar. He's going to be such a downer to the GOP that he'll be removed from office.

    Well, I think that's the Pence algebra but it does require an election win and Trump has 4 months to flap his jaws.

    1. Shirt, Pence seems to me like a craftsmanly politician but relatively unknown to the electorate, especially to Democrats and independents. The sh!t he has done and said needs to be publicized far and wide... he's bad for women, he's bad for gays, and he's a RWNJ who was willing at one time to talk about it on the radio.

      I don't expect Republicans to offer better, but we need to be telling everyone of our political persuasion just how scary this guy is. Remember Dick Cheney; remind all your friends how much difference a veep can make in our era. I'm afraid the days of do-nothing veeps are behind us.



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