Mike Pence Might be Trump's Knight on a White Horse, But His Soul is as Black as the Coal Industry he Defends

Mike Pence Might be Trump's Knight on a White Horse, But His Soul is as Black as the Coal Industry he Defends

Mike Pence was supposed to be the “normal guy” to offset an off-the-rails, nationalistic, xenophobic demagogue, but that may not be the case. Turns out Pence might be a bit of a dunce  Or a liar.  Possibly both.

To give you a feel for the guy, Mike Pence said, ““Republicans, from George Washington to George W. Bush just have better ideas.”

While George Washington may have had some good ideas, he was not a Republican. The Republican Party did not come into being until 57 years AFTER Washington left office.

George Washington was famously known for belonging to NO political party and for warning our nascent nation against the formation of political parties in his farewell address.

That must be one of the better ideas Pence was talking about.

“Dr.” Pence asserted that smoking doesn’t cause cancer. He said, “Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.”

He laughed about that one all the way to the bank with his check from the tobacco lobby.

It was likely a check from the coal lobby that prompted the op-ed in which Pence called climate change a myth. According to Pence, CO2 can’t be bad for the atmosphere because it “is a naturally occurring phenomenon in nature…” He went on to blame excess CO2 on volcanoes and hurricanes.

Pence is a champion of the coal industry, even as they destroy lives along with our planet.  The so-called “clean coal” that Donald Trump mentioned in the 2nd debate is not what you think.  It’s not even what Trump thinks, although I’m pretty sure he knows nothing about it.  Or anything else.

Pence is a denier of evolution, sticking with the 2,000 year old idea that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and people lived in caves while dinosaurs roamed the planet. Like in the Flintstones.

Here’s one you may not have heard: Mike Pence single-handedly caused an HIV outbreak of epidemic proportions in Indiana because he did not believe in the state’s needle exchange program.

In 2013 Pence signed bill to jail gay people who apply for marriage licenses.

He thinks women who have abortions should be forced to undergo the emotional and financial expense of having a funeral for the aborted fetus.

He want’s gay men who seek treatment for HIV to undergo “conversion therapy” to cure homosexuality.

Pence opposed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes bill, which made violence targeting gay people a hate crime.

He actually voted to jail clerks who provide marriage licenses and clergy who perform same sex marriage.

There’s not a lot of daylight between people like Mike Pence and the Taliban and ISIS.  They all want to take civilization back to a time when thinking was a dangerous enterprise.

I’ve included a couple of links in this piece, but you should check this stuff out for yourself. The internet is not conspiring with Hillary Clinton to say bad stuff about Mike Pence.

For Pence and Trump and people like them, the problem the internet poses is that it’s all but impossible to hide the things they’ve said and done.

There’s a lot of false information out there.  I don’t know if the people spreading it are idiots or liars.  Or both.

Someone posted on my FB page that Planned Parenthood murdered 65 million babies. Whatever your stance on abortion, that’s an impossibility.

Since 1970 there have been about 54 million abortions performed in the U.S. Planned Parenthood typically does about 30% of those abortions or about 16 million since 1970.

Furthermore, no evidence exists that Planned Parenthood sells body parts, as these same people claim.

These are facts, they’re verifiable and irrefutable.  It’s pointless to argue facts.  You may have a different opinion than mine, but if it’s not based on facts, then you’ve probably fallen prey to the disinformation disseminated by the likes of Alex Jones.

I respect informed opinions, just as I would expect respect for mine.  What I don’t respect is anyone who thinks that theirs is the only correct opinion.

And that’s the truth.

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