Saturday, July 16, 2016
Donald Trump and the Road to Damnation
Well he may look like the man from Glad. But Mike Pence, Donald Trump's choice for vice president, is actually the man from God.
He defines himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”
And he's really bad news for women and gay people.
But don't ask Pence to explain himself.
Because he'd rather dodge the question...
And that's not the only question Pence is going to have to dodge all the way to the election.
He's going to have to explain why he's a such a vocal supporter of NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, when The Annoying Orange claims he would tear up both of them...
Or explain why when Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the country, he called the proposal "offensive and unconstitutional."
Or answer these other character questions:
Does Pence think that his famous statement "cigarettes don't kill" says anything about his judgement? Can we really trust him when he's such a good friend of the Koch brothers?
And of course the big one: Since he is a religious fanatic, if he does become vice-president, will he take his orders from President Trumpet or God?
Because God knows we need to know eh?
If he's going to be going to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency. And the nuclear button.
And the good news? The only thing he's probably going to help blow up, is the Trump campaign.
For while he will shore up the Republican's religious base, and provide a sober counterpoint to Trump's vulgarity. His beliefs are too extreme for most Americans.
So he's a mixed blessing.
When it comes to Donald Trump selecting Mike Pence as his running mate, the political wisdom is clear. He’s a great choice because he’s a traditional conservative, and he’s a terrible choice for precisely the same reason.
And for Hillary Clinton, he is manna from heaven...
Perhaps the biggest winner of all is Hillary Clinton, who just saw the issues her campaign has devoted itself to – which is to say, women’s issues – thrown into stark relief. As a classic Christian conservative, Pence is known for his opposition to the social issues that are core to Clinton’s constituency, issues like gay rights and abortion access and support for Planned Parenthood.
For Trump's choice of Pence will add even more women and LGBT people to the long list of people who hate him, and give her campaign a big boost.
And this at a time when so many businesses are already boycotting the Trump campaign, the Republicans have been forced to beg for money from Sheldon Adelson to pay for their convention.
Millions of dollars short and running out of time, organizers of the Republican National Convention have written an urgent request for $6 million to Las Vegas billionaire couple Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to cover the bills for next week’s festivities.
You know, Sheldon, Stephen Harper's good buddy...
Which strangely enough seems only too fitting.
For Pence does remind me a bit of Harper.
I'm pretty sure that the Democrats can use him to scare the bejesus out of Americans...
And as you know, I've always believed that Trump will share Harper's fate...
They both claimed to have God on their side.
But they were on the road to damnation.
And in the end NOTHING could save them...
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