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Mike Pence just made the wrong kind of history

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The setting was Indiana. The monsters present were gun-toting NRA members and lots and LOTS of Trump fans. All the speeches! All the guns on display. Did you see some of the pictures? It looked like army tanks. And amidst all this was a sad, melancholy person. This person’s name is Mike Pence.

It shouldn’t have gone down this way. Mike Pence should never have ever been contemplating running for President. Didn’t he know how he’d be received? Didn’t he care? Not. Because Mike Pence made history at the NRA convention. He became the first Presidential contender(I realize he hasn’t announced yet, but he will) in recent memory to get booed by his own people.

Various smarmy politicians appeared there either in person or virtually. They spoke, reiterating their love for all things gun. So eventually, it was Mike Pence’s turn. He walked out on stage. And then came the boos.

They flooded the room like an out-of-control wild creek. The boos rose, up, up. This was not just a few boos, a light smattering of them. This was a tsunami. They came from aging and pompous NRA robots letting Mike Pence know what they thought of him.

“Traitor: someone yelled in the distance.

“BOO!” It just wouldn’t end.

Mike Pence stood forlornly on the stage, in the spotlight, beside his microphone, waiting for the applause. And there was a smattering of them. There really were. Only nobody could hear them. The unyielding vortex of booing contempt drowned them out.

This was, of course, punishment for Pence for not engaging in insurrection. Never let it be said that these motley people didn’t have their marching orders. “Boo!” Over and over again. Finally, the boos started to slow down to a trickle. And finally, Pence got one word (or four) in.

“I love you too,” he said. Painful. This was one of the most painful moments in recent politics. Pence began to speak and said a few words — gave a little speech. Then he walked offstage — and the booing immediately resumed, just as viciously as before.


It is, of course, a repudiation of Pence and his dreams of running for office. It is a total and complete rejection of the former VP who is now in the warped minds of Trumpians, considered a traitor to his own party.

This, however, is not likely to stop him. The phrase “anything for money” could have been written for Mike Pence. It seems there’s nothing he won’t do for the Presidency (or his book deal), even absolutely humiliate himself.

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