Lost in the wake of the steampunk shit spraying parade float that is Trump’s campaign for his next keepsake, the White House, is the candidate’s running mate, Mike Pence. Watching millions of Americans run headlong toward the ersatz wellspring, mouths grateful and wide, gobbling two-handed the Donald’s offerings, can be rather difficult, but it’s even harder to look away. Which is why it’s so easy to miss what a complete asshole Mike is.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mike Pence said there is too much talk of “institutional racism and institutional bias” in the wake of unrest following police shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Police officers are human beings,” Pence said at a pastors’ roundtable at Radiant Church here. “And in difficult and life-threatening situations, mistakes are made…”
Golly folks stuff just happens. Really, can’t we all get along? Well, no, some of us can’t because we’ve been shot dead. Some of us were only standing there with our hands up in the air, jackass.
Pence said that police officers are “the best of us.”
“We ought to set aside this talk, this talk about institutional racism and institutional bias,” he said, calling such assertions “rhetoric of division.”
Oh no, not the rhetoric. Let’s all pretend, for the sake of argument (yep), that bullets could also be spoken words. Last week a group of Tulsa police officers, and Terence Crutcher, were having a conversation when one of them said something so awful it killed Terence. I’d love to ask Mike about that. Maybe the “rhetoric of division” cuts both ways.
For contrast, do you remember the epic tale of Kenneth Gladney? Kenneth was selling Gadsden Tea Party flags outside a 2009 townhall meeting when he was executed gangland style, or rather he scraped his knee, after a scuffle with union members broke out nearby.
…too weak to speak after his beating on Thursday, black conservative Kenneth Gladney attended the event. Kenneth was beaten, kicked and called racist names by Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters after a town hall meeting on Thursday.
Yes that’s what happened – and Republicans lost their minds. After making sure his boo-boo got bandaged, they even held a rally for
Kenny Freedom, rolling him out in a wheelchair. I shit you not.