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Monday, July 11, 2016

 
Pensive Pence the sanctimonious wingnut

by digby




















There's a lot of talk about Trump choosing Indiana Governor Mike Pence for VP.  Feel the magic. This guy is an unctuous creep dripping with insincerity from his every pore. (Trump seems to have an unnatural attachment to Indiana --- I guess that win really meant everything to him.) But picking Pence is kind of inexplicable. He makes people's skin crawl.

Over the years he was in Washington and since he went home and became a totally ineffectual Governor, I've written a lot about him. Here's one example of the kind of sanctimonious drivel he specializes in delivered with a furrowed brow and a smug "more that sadness than in anger" attitude. This was from an interview right after the election when Pence was busy pretending that he really wanted to work with President Obama but those terrible Democrats were refusing to enact the Republican agenda in whole cloth:
Mitchell: Well there have certainly been a couple of signals from Senator Reid on the Senate side that they're willing to do more talking and permit amendments on the floor. But you're correct that the House Democrats have not been, and we were with Barney Frank earlier, and he was making the point that elections really do have consequences and that philosophically, they disagree with your positions. That the free market approach, lack of regulation, all of the allegation of abuse is why we have reached this point.

Pence: Sure, you know, I have great respect for Chairman Frank and I have great respect for that kind of a partisan attitude, but I don't think that's where the American people are at right now, Andrea. I think the American people are hurting, many people have lost their jobs,many millions more are worried they're going to be next and they want all the best ideas regardless of party politics to be brought to the table, debated in the light of day and to bring forward a truly bipartisan compromise. But we have to see a different attitude than we're seeing from Democrats.

I wanted the president to know we were grateful for him coming by and his graciousness. We take his desire to reach out to house Republicans as genuine but we're just not seeing any of that attitude, as you can see from Chairman Frank's comments, and the American people deserve to know that.
Then he tugged his forelock, glanced out of the corner of both eyes and slithered off down the hall ...

This guy is a real piece of work, a hard core right wing hater who adopts a holier than thou attitude while sticking in the shiv. Creepy.

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