Mike Pence is no ‘Donald Trump;’ he may be worse. Pence has at least average intelligence and has principles, although they are distorted and dark; filled with hatred, bigotry and extreme homophobia. He is another of Trump’s circle of sinners who was asked to speak at a university, although those he would address didn’t want him there.
Mike Pence spoke at American University on Wednesday to high school students attending the National Student Leadership
Conference. Of course he praised Donald Trump; he was under orders to do so.
“The truth is our president leads by asking questions and he listens, and I believe that reflects the type of humility that will enhance your ability to be a leader,” Pence said during his speech.
Was he suggesting that Trump even knows how to spell “humility?” This man is the most braggadocio buffoon in the history of America. He must; soothing his fragile ego is the only thing that keeps him from violent rage.
Pence, like most old men, underestimated the students. He is out of touch with millennials and America’s youth of all ages. After the failed address, the young men and women replied.
On Facebook, a copy and paste post was shared by dozens of students, reading: “I, [name], condemn Mike Pence speaking at American University. He does not reflect our core values regarding reproductive justice and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. #AUProtestsPence. Please copy/paste/fill in your name and tag American University to let them know where our community stands.”
Former and present students of AU chimed in.
“If there was any time for AU students to make ourselves known about where we stand on Mike Pence’s policies and his rhetoric that he’s been using, now is that time, when he’s coming to our campus,” Jones said at the protest. “And even though it’s not through AU, it’s an important event that he’s coming to our campus and it’s important that we let him know how we feel.” Toby Jones is a senior.
A quote attributed incorrectly to Abraham Lincoln, but accurate none-the-less, applies here.
“You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.“
Trump and Pence have a common and erroneous opinion about the American people. They believe that lies and misdirection can save their failed administration. So, so wrong. We; the American people; will not be misled. We hear lies, and when those lies are exposed, we know the people behind those lies. The Trump administration is all ‘smoke and mirrors;’ it has no substance, and has proven to fail the American people in just five-and-one-half months.
Wake up tomorrow and promise yourself that ‘today is a new beginning for me and for my loved ones.’ Join the revolution and let Republicans know that we will fight to the end to protect our democracy and the Constitution. They are the enemy, and we are 320 million strong. Trump and his cronies must be removed from power by any and all means.
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Op-ed By James Turnage
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