Please be sure you are sitting down when you read this. Yes, it’s true: Mike Pence, the running mate of the man who doesn’t let a day go by without hurling offensive insults at everyone who disagrees with him, said Thursday it wasn’t nice when President Obama called Trump a “demagogue” during his speech at the DNC.
President Obama referred to “homegrown demagogues” but we all know who he meant. The hypocritically outraged Pence added that “I don’t think name calling has any place in public life.”
Yes. Again, he said that. This is not satire.
Pence referred to what is certainly some mythical character when he talked about the “extremely considerate and kind” Donald Trump.
If you haven’t the stomach for listening, CBS’s Sopan Deb provides the transcript:
Mike Pence criticizes POTUS for speech – “…I don’t think name calling has any place in public life…” (?!?!) pic.twitter.com/cc82tUDV4o
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) July 29, 2016
As PFAW’s Brian Tashman wrote at Right Wing Watch in response,
This is surely news to “Crooked Hillary,” “Liddle Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” “Crazy Megyn,” “Crazy Bernie,” “Pocahontas,” “Low Energy Jeb,” and as recently as this morning, “Little Michael,” among others.
He also referred to Lindsey Graham as “a stiff” and Texas Gov. Greg Abbot as “vicious.” No one will ever forget his claim that Mexicans are rapists. He said the Bureau of Labor Statistics, because he didn’t like their statistics, were a “Bunch of clowns. Bunch of real clowns.”
He said of speakers at the DNC,
“I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard. I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was gonna hit this guy so hard his his head would spin, he wouldn’t know what the hell happened.”
Then there are the insults Trump has hurled at the press, from calling the press “dishonest” to calling one reporter “a sleaze.”
Yes, Trump is certainly “considerate and kind” if by “considerate and kind” you mean “inconsiderate” and “cruel.”
Do you think Putin would be jealous if Trump gave Pence a little hug and kiss to cheer him up? Sounds like he needs a snuggle.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.