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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday Morning Post (V.3, #3) – Finally! An Adult in the Room*

The United States finally saw an adult emerge in the current regime during the week of the insurrection.  The Vice President, of all people, did not cave in to the demands of his boss, or the marauding hoards of protestors outside the US Capitol.  It was his Constitutional duty to supervise the certification of Joe Biden’s election as President, which he was able to do once the Capitol was cleared of the hoards. 

The President and his allies were disappointed that Mike Pence did not unilaterally invalidate the votes of millions of Americans.  He may have told his boss later in a one-on-one Oval Office meeting that such a move was beyond his authority as Vice President.  I’ve seen an old-fashioned diplomatic term used to describe the outcome of this meeting: détente.  I’m unsure of this term’s exact meaning, but I think it may be defined as something along the lines of agreeing to disagree on issues stopping short of ripping each other’s lungs out.  Or something to that effect...

No one has any idea where the mature Pence was hiding the last four years.  We could see someone who looked a lot like him in countless photo ops in the Oval Office, standing behind the President and applauding the Chief Executive like a parent who is encouraging a tot who had made doo-doo in the potty for the first time.  So yes, Pence demonstrated that he was a team player during the course of the administration, but unfortunately, that team appeared to be bent on destroying American democracy.

So, what happened?  Where did Pence have his epiphany? Was it when the final certification had started and he had to be whisked out of the Senate chamber just seconds before the rioters breached the inner sanctum of US government?  Or was it when Mother banished him to sleep on the couch for being so subservient to such an amoral man as Donald Trump?

Only Mike Pence knows for sure.  Yes, he found his spine, but apparently his balls are still missing in action.  He could have invoked the 25th Amendment enabling him and the cabinet to declare Trump unfit to complete his term.  It wasn’t like there was no hard evidence of the President’s mental incapacity.  Even people outside of the behavioral healthcare industry could see that Trump is a batshit crazy lunatic. (Editor’s Note: This is not an official diagnosis certified by the American Medical Association or American Psychiatric Association).

So, we should probably be grateful for the adult Pence who did step forward.  It is a hopeful sign along with actions by Republicans at the local level around the country who are finally figuring out that a Trump Republican is not the Republican Party.  They are stepping back from the GOP and realizing that they may have to start over, possibly running as Independents.  God speed to them. 

As for the Trump Republicans chasing after their leader lemming-like to the edge of the ideological cliff: remember, last one to the bottom of the cliff has a broken spine!

*Or Mike Pence Finds His Spine

(Thank you for reading. Run, lemmings, run!)


Blogger Bob said...

I think Michael Elizabeth Pence is just trying to save his political career. In the days after _____ leaves office, Pence will come out--not the closet, not yet--and put _____ down ... as long as the MAGAts aren't still running the GOP.

January 17, 2021 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wednesday can't get here fast enough.

January 17, 2021 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

He didn't invoke the 25th to keep from being assassinated.

January 17, 2021 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

Up to no good that's certain.

January 17, 2021 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger uptonking said...

Pence is a terrible human being. He and his wife are ideologically still living in the 1950s and want us all - especially gay folk - to return to those times to. They liked us when we were invisible and they didn't have to hear about how difficult our lives are. Same with black folk. And the gardeners. The postman. The milkman. The cook. The maid. Because the world is no longer only about them... people like the Pence's. They have to share it with the rest of us... and we complain too much and want too much. We really need to stay in our places, keep to our stations, you see. That's the button down world the Pence's pine for. How they hooked up with an p#ssy grabbing, porn star buying, adulterating con man? Well. I guess opportunity knocked and they assumed he would bring about the end of days. Well, in a way, he has. The end of their ilk - the Pence's. No more button down lives. No more 1950s. Those people are out of favor, out of power. Let's keep it that way. Hopefully, the orange ogre's minions refuse to cooperate with the repulsivecans and form their own collition, splitting that voting block, and dems can sale forward, getting much braver as time marches on. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your thoughts on this, Todd.

January 17, 2021 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

Day after tomorrow at inauguration I'm gonna nervously be watching TV through me fingers just knowing that something[s] untoward are gonna happen. The most surprising thing will be if it all goes smoothly with no significant riotous behaviour anywhere, in ANY state. But that won't happen for sure - even though that's what I'll be hoping for, as all sane people will [but of course!]

January 18, 2021 at 4:42 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

I think they're al trying to salvage their careers, Bob.

Agreed, Debra, agreed.

You're probably right about that, Dave R.

No good for a lot of us, Spo.

Thank you for your thoughts Uptonking. I totally agree with you about the Pence's world view. He came through for the Constitution just this one time, but it doesn't excuse his lap dog behavior during the last five years.

I hope we will all witness a non-violent day, Raybeard.

January 19, 2021 at 8:25 AM  

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