I’m not opposed to walking termite buffett Mike Pence going on the road, it’s the return trip that bums me out.
Let’s start with the Winter Olympics in South Korea where Pence is leading the American athletes. No worries, Mother is along lest Mike be tempted by any nubile snake-filled she-devils.
Anyway, as you may have heard, the handful of openly gay athletes are refusing to have anything to do with him. He’s telling them that he’s their straight buddy and they are victims of FAKE NEWS!!1!
Headed to the Olympics to cheer on #TeamUSA. One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. We won’t let that happen! #FAKENEWS. Our athletes are the best in the world and we are for ALL of them! #TEAMUSA
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 8, 2018
The ‘mos didn’t fall for it, especially ice skater Adam Ripoon who has been outspoken:
“You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I’m not buying it.”
And homophobia’s Exhibit A response thus responded directly to Rippon:
.@Adaripp I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don’t let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #TeamUSA is to bring home the gold. Go get ‘em!
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 8, 2018<
“Take the apple,” Pence hissed, “take a big bite.”
So, you know, marooned in South Korea, Pence’s charm offensive (very offensive, in fact) continues as an ersatz two-Korea diplomatic mission with photo-ops. As some spokesperson (Hogan Gidley, was it you?) from the Fourth Reich put it, “[Pence is] going to ensure that from a messaging standpoint that it isn’t turned into two weeks of propaganda.”
Everyone loves a scold who shows up at a dinner party who then lobs insults at the host’s other guests.
Now, on to the 2018 Pie Fight…
During last week’s Republican Party retreat in West Virginia, after colliding with a garbage truck, GOPers laid out a grim picture for the 2018 Pie Fight. Democrats are expected to swarm Congress like guests at Andrew Jackson’s cheese platter, destroying whatever is left of the Republican legislative agenda (killing the poors? Yes.) and selling popcorn at the on-going saga of the Little Kremlin-On-The-Potomac. Comrade Stupid’s right flank will be exposed and that’s enough of that visual.
Anyway, the short version of their plan to thwart the Dims is to send Pence (and Mother) out on the road, to talk to the unwashed fascist rabble and to fleece the high-end blue blood donors.
This is a neat trick for even the smoothest of forked tongues: how do you dangle red meat demagoguery with a pinkie finger raised? In the days before cell phone video you could lie to one group or the other and never the twain did meet. This is what befell Willard’s Run.
So, the very wooden Mr. Pence has his work cut out for him, and more accurately the termites of many nations are salivating.