Category: Mike Pence

What does Labor day mean…this time around?

Donald Trump has desecrated Labor Day
Donald Trump has desecrated Labor Day

‘This time around’ is a county ruled by a psychopathic lunatic who places himself before everything he says or does in a nation that had just recovered from another Republican incompetent president, George W. Bush. An apathetic public has  allowed a bunch of double-digit morons to elect a man that clearly did not have the skill nor capacity to govern. Look at the track record of Donald Trump and you will see that there is absolutely nothing to celebrate on this Labor Day but the fact that we aren’t yet at war with North Korea or the rest of the world hasn’t turned its back on us. There’s so much more and the downside is it doesn’t look like there is or will be an upside.

Donald Trump listens to no one. John Kelly has proved that when recently, after a Trump tirade against him, he commented that no one had ever talked to him like that in his many years of service. He added, that would never happent again. So what happens when Kelly is gone? Do the wheels come completely off and Trump is banished, giving us Mike Pence, who, in my mind, could be even worse than Trump with his Tea Party upbringing. Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration for the workers of America, the very backbone that keeps this country moving. It would be interesting to know how those workers who supported Trump feel about their day now.

Looking past Trump…How do we dispense with Pence?

The Koch Bros. were the kingpins behind the Tea Party. Mike Pence is and always has been one of its staunchest supporters. Do we want Charles Koch controlling the Oval Office? Backing up, Donald Trump is either at the point of implosion, or, any day now he will make the most awesome and dangerous mistake of his presidency and the numb nuts in Congress will finally do their job and impeach him. In either case, we end up with Mike Pence and, as you can see from the above, that could be even worse. But maybe not as bad as Paul Ryan?

So, what do we do once we are saddled with another lunatic in the Oval Office, one, by the way who is afraid to be in a room alone with a woman other than his wife.? To start with, it seems to me that the latter is an indication of some form of instability, one that does not complement the job of President. But there is much more starting with Pence’s claim that…

“…he did not know of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s work on behalf of foreign governments until he learned of them in media reports.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings reaction, “Either he’s not telling the truth, or he was running a sloppy shop.” Now this sounds like he is mirroring Donald Trump. Like President, like Vice President? Geeez, you would think that these dufuses would at least try to come up with something original. Cummings even sent a letter to Pence as the President of Trump’s transition team last November regarding Flynn’s ties to the Turkish government. The Representative’s office received a receipt for the latter. Thus, the statement that Pence is either not telling the truth, or running a sloppy shop.

Cummings marveled over the fact that when you pass along information like this about someone Trump has nominated, and eventually took the office of National Security Adviser, the number one guy with America’s secrets, and who was also connected to a foreign government, hundreds of red flags should go up. Thy did and Flynn was fired. Through all this Pence stood by his earlier statement-sound like someone else in the White House? It was, perhaps, Karl Rove that perfected the use of dirty politics, including lying, under George W. Bush and the GOP has just improved it.

The Washington Post expands on the Flynn allegations of lying or just dumbing down, with Pence’s explanation of the James Comey firing. His version is that his boss did it on the recommendation of the deputy attorney general and the attorney general adding…

“There is no evidence of collusion between our campaign and any Russian officials. That’s not what — let me be clear with you — that was not what this is about. That’s not what this is about.”

Just one day later, Trump told “NBC News’s Lester Holt that he had already decided to fire Comey and would have done it regardless of the DOJ’s recommendation.” WP asserts…

“Pence could argue that Trump technically did accept the recommendations of the Justice Department. But, again, that would be highly misleading, based on Trump’s own comments that he had already made up his mind.”

The long and the short of Mike Pence’s statements to defend the Trump administration indicate a combination of the fact that he will say anything to protect the administration, and/or, he is just so far out of touch with Trump and his advisers, he really doesn’t know what’s going on. In either case, if Pence had to assume the presidency in an emergency, it could be even worse than it is now. So back to my headline, “How do we dispense with Pence?”

Coming up in future posts…Your comments are welcome!

Donald Trump could be impeached by Progressives in 2018

The People speak

American University Professor Allan Lichtman predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election for President, and he did. Well, not the popular vote by a long shot, but the electoral College which is all that counts. Lichtman did it with his system, “Keys to the White House,” one that has called presidential elections in the past. Not using the “Keys” this time, he made another forecast that Trump would be impeached before the end of his first term. Lichtman has put all this in his new book,  “The Case for Impeachment,” publishing on April 18.

The author indicates there are eight ways in which the impeachment could happen, using former cases like Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton to illustrate his conclusion. Lichtman points out guidelines that many people aren’t aware of…

“You don’t actually have to commit a crime to be impeached. The House of Representatives basically decides what constitutes impeachment, and it could be any violation of the public trust, whether or not it’s a crime.”

It was the Founding Fathers intention to put in place a mechanism that would allow Congress to keep checks and balances on the Oval Office and get rid of a “rogue” that saw fit to ignore the law. Nixon did and Lichtman believes that one of the reasons that…

“…Trump is vulnerable to impeachment is that he shares many of the same traits as Richard Nixon, and poses the same kind of threat to our constitutional system, our liberties and our freedoms.”

But Peter W. Stevenson of the Washington Post reminds the Professor that Republicans control both houses of Congress plus the White House. Why would they want to mess with the balance of power by impeaching another Republican? Lichtman’s reply is the people could demand it and since Donald John has no real connections in Congress, they could decide to cut him loose simply because he is a liability. It only takes a majority vote and since the Dems would no doubt be in favor, it would only require two-dozen Republicans to switch.

Stevenson makes the point that Republicans don’t really trust Donald Trump, but they love Mike Pence, considered to be their Christian conservative dream for Congress. In some cases, Pence could be worse than Trump with his Tea Party ideologies that he would attempt to run the government with. I say attempt because I do believe the public would revolt as they have in the past when this radical faction gets too close to control. If the emails I get from this organization are any measurement of their sanity, Mike Pence is a part of a snake pit.

Lichtman alludes to past business dealings of Donald Trump and his many decades in the world of commerce. It’s not pretty. He’s flouted the law, been in trouble with the Department of Justice, broke the Cuban embargo in the 1990s, when that was a serious crime, and he has broken laws with respect to the employment of illegal immigrants, ironically contradicting his own campaign. Played fast and loose with the law, walked away from failed deals, and has had a serious problem with telling the truth, obvious in his campaign and in office, but also regularly before that.

Lichman makes a comment in closing that really sums up Donald Trump as a person, “His overriding pattern is Donald Trump first, and nothing else matters nearly as much.” Yet today he is in the White House, put there by voters that I am not sure were informed enough to know what the hell they were doing; at least a vast majority of them. Donald John answered to no one in business but he has the American public trust to answer to today and that is what could bring about his impeachment. 

Mike Pence epitome of male version of Mr. Goody Two-Shoes

Mike Pence uneasy with all those legs?

You know them. They’re all around us, those people who profess to be the hygienic individuals who wouldn’t say shit if they had a mouthful. The Urban Dictionary says they are almost always women, and always go to church, professing their virginity and complete abstinence. I’ve known some who were absolute hypocrites; we called them “backdoor Baptists” in the South. Pastor comes in the front door of the bar, the Baptists go out the back door. Sometimes it is purely to set up a front to make other people think they are something they aren’t and can’t be. It’s pathetic and it is demeaning.

Mike Pence always looked a little too good to be true to me. Believe the republican Party put him in there in the hopes that Donald Trump would quickly go down in flames and Pence is someone they can control. Well, Donald John could still implode but I am horrified over the possibility of Pence taking over the Oval Office. First of all, he is a dedicated Tea Party supporter, solid grounds for being removed from the planet. Second, the Huff Post reports that, “…unless he is with his wife, he won’t eat alone with a woman or attend an event where alcohol is served.”

Oh. My. God! Mr. Goody Two-Shoes.

Is this what he thinks of other women, that they might wrestle him under the table, ripping off his clothes and seducing him between the main course and dessert? What kind of women has this man dated, or was he so shy and introverted he couldn’t get a date. In religious circles this is called the “Billy Graham Rule,” but where I come from it is called blatant sexism. How has Pence gotten this far in politics? HP says the Graham rule is, “…that men are little better than animals who cannot control themselves and, so, can’t, ultimately, be held accountable.” Mike Pence? Don’t think so.

In the Huff Post analysis of this practice by some men, it becomes apparent that not only is this something that is measured by a potential intimate relationship between men and women, but that these suppressed feelings by the male can often turn into hostility toward women, and particularly when the guy is the inferior one. It can also show up in the hiring process between the boss, a man, and the potential employee a woman. I personally witnessed a corporate scenario where a wife threatened her husband if he hired a woman the spouse considered too good looking.

The HP writer Soraya Chemaly has one of the best grips on the problems of women in the workplace I have ever read, deserving a full read of the article. She says…

“Today, women are still primarily responsible for children, do an average of two hours more unpaid work a week and make up three quarters of minimum wage workers. Thirty-nine percent of working mothers are sole providers for their families, compared to 43 percent of men, who are twice as likely to be making more than $50K and more than six times as likely to be making six-figure incomes.”

Chemaly makes it clear that the current President and Vice President of the U.S. could not be further separated in their morals. Here’s Mike Pence, the church going, family man fighting off the “evil temptress” to stay pure, compared to Donald Trump who “is one who sees all women through the filter of his sexual pleasure and violability, including, shamelessly, his own daughter,” a phrase I couldn’t resist from the author. Read it!

Political Satire: Trump’s ‘propaganda minister’ in trouble

Kellyanne Conway transitions to pathological liar

Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show says she won’t interview Kellyanne Conway because “It’s giving people dishonesty, it’s not worth the interview.” Another quote from a show anchor…

“Conway hasn’t been invited on the anchor’s show for months, saying the viewer gets ‘nothing out of her’ because ‘she constantly obfuscates and misrepresents the truth.’”

 In cognitive behavioral therapy, a pathological liar is…

“…a stand-alone disorder as well as a symptom of other disorders such as psychopathy and antisocial, narcissistic, and histrionic personality disorders, but people who are pathological liars may not possess characteristics of the other disorders. Excessive lying is a common symptom of several mental disorders.”

I can see the headline now, ‘Mike Pence assumes presidential duties. His first act is an Executive Order to commit Donald John and KC to the White House funny farm to receive therapy for their compulsive lying. Sorta like a modern day political Mutiny on the Bounty. Trump is of course Captain Bligh, and  Conway could play the deck hand who organizes the crew into mutiny; very appropriate casting if I do say so.

The real story…

Political Satire: Trump Executive Order making Steve Bannon Presdent

Trump’s latest Executive Order

Donald Trump was secretly constructing a new Executive Order when Kellyanne Conway walked into the Oval Office. She immediately asked what he was working on since Donald John looked so insidious. He told her he was afraid he might have to resign since everyone was dropping Ivanks’s clothes line and there was no way he would let this country’s business interfere with his business. Besides, he planned to come out with a new line of golf balls and his business advisers were telling him ‘Dump the presidency.” I’m recommending Steve Bannon for the job.

“Whaddaya mean, Bannon, Mike Pence is Vice President.”

“That’s what this Executive Order is for but don’t tell Mikey or Stevo yet.”

“This is bullshit, why can’t I be President?” KC retorted.

“You’re a woman, to begin with, and besides, no one likes you. You have to have charisma like me.”

It was right then that Melania walked in. “Here’s the plan to trim the White House in gold. Mitch McConnell loves it and says he’ll get the budget of $100 million approved.”

Donald John looked at everyone, “Maybe I’ll hang around another two years; probably won’t make it past the midterms anyway.”

The real story…