Mike Pence: The Hercules of Liars

CosPlaying the Candy Striper and the Doctor again? (Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

Axios’ afternoon Trump-Virus email thingie tells us that walking termite buffet, Vice President Mike Pence wrote an op-ed for the Wall $treet Journal, in which he may have accidentally said sumpin’ true-ish:

“There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave,’” Pence wrote, “The media has tried to scare the American people every step of the way, and these grim predictions of a second wave are no different.”

It’s true-ish in that we are still in the eff’ing first wave.

The op-ed cherry-picked a handful of positive statistics — there are of course bright spots — and emphasized the administration’s record in increasing testing and pumping up the manufacture of personal protective equipment. He boldly predicted a vaccine would be available “by the fall.”

And let’s not forget how Jar-Jar airlifted PPE into the US on our dime, only to distribute it to medical supply companies, who in turn, sold it at a profit to hospitals and clinics. But I digress.

Here’s where Pence becomes the Hercules of Liars, and mustering a heretofore unknown industrial-strength lie, moved the goal posts not just off the field, but maybe off the planet and into the Twilight Zone:

Perhaps most telling, Pence made it clear that the effort to eliminate the disease before a vaccine is ready is not really the goal anymore. Instead, Pence argued that the White House now measures success by a lower level of daily deaths.

“In the past five days,” he wrote, “deaths are down to fewer than 750 a day, a dramatic decline from 2,500 a day a few weeks ago and a far cry from the 5,000 a day that some were predicting.”

But you do see what Pence did, right? The expectation now is that ONLY 750 DEAD AMERICANS PER DAY IS SO MUCH WINNING!!1!

Axios does the math so we don’t have to:

This purportedly tolerable rate of 750 dead Americans a day would equal 270,000 deaths in a year.

Or think of that as more-or-less 22,000 deaths per month.

I’m old enough to remember when the lie du jour was that it was 15 deaths max,  and soon zero when the weather warmed-up. Anyway, the take-away here is that these ghouls are monsters.

Yeah it is a tautology, deal with it.

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13 Responses to Mike Pence: The Hercules of Liars

  1. osirisopto says:

    So, one disaster on the scale of 9/11 per week is an acceptable loss since it’s the peons who are dying, not the croupiers. er… sorry I meant to say “stockbrokers”.

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  2. *”Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.” *

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      BDR – you have to put the “star-thingies” after the quote marx, and right B4 the quote, if it’s Italicsization you’re cravin’

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    One death is a tragedy, a million merely a statistic. But every person who dies leaves behind at least two more he/she infected. And those two, times two, times two…….the “guidelines” aren’t being followed, except for those of us who have enough sense to look around and observe how reality is not meshing with the narratives.

    We’re not going to be fully engaged with Phase 2 until Phase 1 gets to the point where the next shutdown/lockup is going to occur mainly on its own; Workers will refuse to continue working without adequate precautions, while medical personnel become so overwhelmed, or they themselves become too sick to work, that having adequate hospital beds will become a dreamed-of reality and nothing more. Finally, the gov’t will cry “Uncle!” They’ll search far and wide to assign the blame, but we know it’s going to be “Anybody but tRump.”

    Whom I will gladly settle for, in the next election.

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  4. sos says:

    Death ALWAYS looks like winning to a ghoul. It’s the nature of ghouls!

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  5. donnah says:

    Yeah, the number of white people vs black people, rich vs poor, young vs old are all numbers that won’t turn any Republican heads until the deaths include more rich, white, and young ones. We’re cannon fodder, the pawns and the disposables. Pence and his party welcome the reduction in our numbers.

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  6. Redhand says:

    The Wapo has an editorial up that doesn’t pull any punches on Pence’s false reassurances: Mike Pence is a case study in irresponsibility.. How’s this for a closer?

    Mr. Pence has never shied from over-reassurance. “We’re ready for anything,” he proclaimed March 2. They were not ready when the supply chains broke. On March 9, he said, “the risk of contracting the coronavirus to the American public remains low, and the risk of serious disease among the American public also remains low.” Since then, 119,348 Americans have died. In April, Mr. Pence said the pandemic could be “largely in the past” by early June. Here we are in mid-month — and it is not. On June 15, Mr. Pence said cases in Oklahoma — scene of Mr. Trump’s upcoming campaign rally — had “declined precipitously.” On June 13, Oklahoma reported its highest one-day total since the pandemic began.

    The pandemic is still raging.

    “Irresponsibility” is one word you could use to describe him. “Depravity” is another.

    I predict a huge spike in COVID cases traceable to Tulsa after this Death Rally. For the life of me, I don’t see how that won’t be deadly for the Trump campaign. How can they possibly go through with it? * * * Depravity,

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      Redhand – easily! They’ll blame it on agents provacateurs, hired by Demos, who somehow poisoned the very air they breathe, or it was slipped into the arena’s water supply, or perhaps drifting downward from an errant “crop-duster.”

      It will be anyone’s and everyone’s fault except for TPTB, and most especially NOT Drumpf’s or Pence’s.

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  7. revzafod says:

    Yet Hillary was hounded for years over 4 deaths in BENGHAAAAAZI !!

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