Monday, June 5, 2017

For Some Reason…

Last week Vice President Mike Pence chimed in on climate change:

In an interview with “Fox and Friends” Friday, a day after President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, Pence expressed bewilderment at the “long been a goal of the liberal left in this country” to advance a “climate change agenda.”

“For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world,” Pence said.

For some reason or another, a lot of people are concerned about drowning cities along the coast lines, about huge chunks of the Antarctic ice shelf breaking off into the ocean, about more severe weather in places that are already devastated, and for some reason or other they actually care what kind of world they’re going to leave for the next generations.  How weird is that?

I’m beginning to think that the reason Trump chose Mike Pence as his running mate was not just to appease the right-wing nutsery base.  It was to basically guarantee that if for some reason he was threatened with removal from office by impeachment or Amendment XXV, the promotion of Mike Pence to the presidency would be so unpalatable as to make it unlikely.  (He wouldn’t be the first to do that: vide Eisenhower and Nixon, Nixon and Agnew, Bush I and Quayle, Bush II and Cheney.  I really doubt that any of them thought about what would happen if they died.)  I am very sure that figured into the equation.

One bark on “For Some Reason…

  1. For some reason it’s totally unacceptable to deficit spend, so we can leave a better infrastructure and a more productive economy for our grandkids. The additional debt will be every bit as burdensome for them as the debt from World War II has been for us. On the other hand it’s perfectly OK to leave a world that on average is 5° C hotter, suffers long droughts, frequent crop failures, and more powerful hurricanes because “God is powerful enough to fix that.” Unsaid is that it depends on what his plan is, and that’s not very clear. Whatever happened to, “God helps them that helps themselves.”?

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