Mike Pence Another Horrible Republican VP Pick, Following Spiro Agnew, Dan Quayle, And Sarah Palin

The Republican Party has had a horrible history regarding Vice Presidential running mates, and twice, the nation was saddled with the choices as Vice President, making us pray for the health of the sitting President.

First, Richard Nixon selected Spiro Agnew, Governor of Maryland, who turned out to be the most worrisome VP of the 20th century, a true demagogue going after the news media and liberal critics with a vengeance,and turning out to be involved in illegal money laundering and bribery, forcing him to resign in October 1973, but saving us from an Agnew Presidency, and instead giving us Gerald Ford as the next President when Richard Nixon resigned.

Then, George H. W. Bush selected Dan Quayle, Senator of Indiana, who turned out to be a not very bright and informed Vice President, and when Bush had an atrial fibrillation, we had to worry that “Danny Boy” might succeed him. Quayle proved to be lacking in intelligence or brains.

Finally, we had John McCain select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin,who was a total nightmare and still haunts us eight years later as a true pest, who has no brains and no character at all, and yet has millions of clueless people who love this new “reality star”.

Now we have Donald Trump selecting Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who was a major supporter of the rise of the Tea Party Movement; promoted an anti gay accommodations bill, which he had to backtrack on over protests from corporations who withdrew plans for expansion in the Hoosier state; has stated his lack of belief in evolution or climate change; has come across as a Christian right wing extremist of the worst order including opposition to a women’s right to choose on abortion and refusal to accept gay rights and gay marriage; has said tobacco is not a health risk; and this is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

The Republican Party has added to its history of having horrible, scary Vice Presidential nominees, and this is just another reason to fight against Donald Trump in this year’s election.

2 comments on “Mike Pence Another Horrible Republican VP Pick, Following Spiro Agnew, Dan Quayle, And Sarah Palin

  1. D July 19, 2016 12:03 pm

    … Closer to Sarah Palin.

    I did not anticipate her to quit the governorship of Alaska after her having lost the vice-presidency in 2008.

    With Mike Pence, he was in position to become unseated, here in 2016, as Governor of Indiana. His willingness to join Donald Trump is preferable for being on the losing side of a presidential/vice-presidential ticket over that of being an incumbent who, as Trump might say, becomes fired.

    By the way: I would not be surprised if, like with the emerging bellwether state North Carolina, it would turn out, here in 2016, that Indiana flips from the Republican to Democratic column on all three counts: U.S. President, U.S. Senate, and Governor of Indiana.

    There is this sense that 2016 may very well turn out to be a national wave election—which certainly impacts the nation’s top office and the electoral map (along with down-ballot races)—and that it may be heading against the Republican Party and their No. 1 candidate, Donald Trump.

  2. Ronald July 19, 2016 2:54 pm

    D, I totally agree with you, that this will be a wave election, and that Hillary will do better than Obama in both 2008 and 2012!

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