Is it normal that Mike Pence scares me a lot more than Donald Trump
Still coming to terms with the fact that the circus never really left town. This whole political climate has me extremely depressed. An orange buffoon, a real estate thug, led his rabid, bigoted and jerk supporters in flyover country to upend a perfectly decent, civilized social order. Obama was a great guy, and a great President who actually stimulated the economy, and laid the foundation of a decent, humane, egalitarian society far removed from racism, sexism, homophobia and all other evils.
Let us not forget that Hillary Clinton still won 2.5 million more votes than Donald Trump even though she had been unpopular to begin with. That means there are enough decent people in this country who loathe this boastful prick. Even though a four-year Trump Presidency gives me the jitters, the Devil is in the details. The Donald's cabinet selection reads like Darth Vader's selection of Sith monsters in their "deplorable" quest for inter-galactic domination.
Starting with Mike Pence, and down to the cabinet selection of crazies such as his pick for Secretary of Defense, or Justice. They're all a bunch of kooks and religious maniacs who hate the very word called "progress."
But this Pence is just several shades more abominable than his Chief, and is going to be the one really calling the shots because Donald Trump really has no clue.
While Trump is just a con-man who can't believe his luck that he actually gets to be President, Pence is the one who will have more influence on the actual administration. Trump is a flip-flopper on almost all issues he stands for but Pence is a committed hater of homosexuals, that too with a passion not seen by a mainstream politician in several decades. He would target people like my gay room-mate is extremely nice to be around, a real sweet person.
Pence has presided over the slashing of food stamp benefits for tens of thousands of people in his home state of Indiana — a policy that disproportionately affects women (and, it should be noted, their children). "No food stamps for you, Shaniquah. First prove to me that you're not an illegal."
Abortion? "You can't murder babies anymore, femi-nazi. You go to jail for that. I don't care if the baby is a product of rape (it was your own fault, of course!), incest (are you kidding me? That's how we roll in Redneck county, brother-sister, Uncle-niece) or medical emergency (If God chose you to die in childbirth, that's because you're a sinner. Accept your fate and move on.)
Women making equal wage as men. "Are you kidding me? Go back to the kitchen, you stupid, uppity broad! And make me some pancakes. That's what you're really good at."
Hate these buncha deplorables.