The devil you know

“Pence is the nation’s 48th vice president. Nine vice presidents have assumed the presidency as a result of death or resignation. That’s a 19 percent ascendancy rate. Between Trump’s trigger-happy Twitter persona, the ethical nightmare of his business empire, his KFC addiction and possible entanglements with Vladimir Putin, I’d say the chances for Mike Pence are more than 50-50.” – Stephen Rodrick

At this point in his Presidential infancy it is hard to imagine that we could refer to Donald Trump as the devil that we know, but honestly think about it, he telegraphs his every thought, move and emotion on Twitter. We know he is a thin-skinned, egotistical maniac that speaks about himself in the third person. He makes shit up, crazy shit, on the fly and then backs-up the bullshit like an eight year old who holds his breath until he gets his way. He all about Winning, and he is still claims (again yesterday as a matter of fact) he would have won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” Everything has to be the Biggest and the Best. He had the Biggest inauguration-no; “It was a huge crowd, a magnificent crowd. I haven’t seen such a crowd as big as this” and the Best entertainment-oh hell no; “I’d like to congratulate our incredible entertainers tonight. Toby and Lee Greenwood and all of the great talent”. And we can all be confident that we will never hear him utter the phrase, “I was wrong”.

Yes, President Donald J. Trump is in fact the devil that we know. Now, I realize this isn’t very comforting, it scares the hell out of me to even think about it but ladies and gentleman let me tell that there is a man lurking in the shadows that we should all fear even more, Mike Pence. It is hard to tell how far Donald Trump wants to unwind the advancement clock. Given how progressive and cosmopolitan his children are, probably not as far back as he has promised his Basket of Deplorables. But Mike Pence, how far back would he like to take us? Think Plymouth Rock and the Puritans.

We all need to brush-up on this cat. Here are a couple of articles (yes from the left leaning, dope smoking, liberal media) for you to read if interested and I hope you are;

Rolling Stone: The Radical Crusade of Mike Pence

The Huffington Post: Think Trump Is Scary? Check Out Mike Pence On The Issues

Mike Pence in his own words;

“I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history.”

“Many young women find many young men to be attractive sexually. Put them together, in close quarters, for long periods of time, and things will get interesting … Moral of the story: women in military, bad idea.”

“I think the science is very mixed on the subject of global warming.”

“Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.”

“If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions.”

“Republicans, from George Washington to George W. Bush just have better ideas.”

“I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”


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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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15 Responses to The devil you know

  1. samdfb1 says:

    Yikes. He really *is* the devil. When I see Trump on tv I usually mutter to myself: ‘get back, Satan!’ As for Pence…This guy is a piece of work. Remember when we all thought Dan Quayle was a rubbish VP? Well, Pence is far worse. Thanks for the links…will take a look. Cheers.

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  2. Good stuff and you’re right that POTUS 45 wears himself on his sleeve for the world to see. Pence is secretive, devious, charismatic, and worst of all, he puts his brand of theology above family, job, and service to us as evidenced in his final words at Veep debate.

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  3. Oh @#$%… (sigh). And just when I’d gotten the “Trump Presidency” nightmares under control.

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  4. William Tell says:

    A horrible dilemma. Is there a time machine that will let us do November 8 all over?

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  5. As one of those articles put it, he is the Man Behind the Curtain from “The Wizard of Oz”. Be afraid; be very afraid.

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  6. Belinda O says:

    You aren’t the first to offer this word of warning…and it scares the shit out of me.

    Liked by 1 person

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