Many of you are familiar with the phrase, “let them eat cake.” While that may be the mantra of the parasite class and the lumpenproletariat that supports them, the mantra for conservatives and Republicans of late has become “let them eat their own” — which is exactly what happened to Mike Pence on Sunday, when FOX of all places went after him for Trump’s remarks about Obama being a founder of ISIS.
Don’t worry, Pence. At least Hezbollah agrees with your candidate, and that’s all that matters.
“Why did he say he was being sarcastic?”
On Thursday, Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that Obama founded ISIS. It’s a claim that isn’t remotely true, but since the Muscovian candidate clearly studied at the Goebbels School of Propaganda, he doesn’t seem to care.
Then, on Friday, he tried to play it off on Twitter claiming that he was “being sarcastic” and he was “just joking.”
Trump is nothing if not a pathological liar, a narcissist, and quite possibly a sociopath. This is a classic bullying tactic: verbally abuse your target and then when they call foul, claim you were joking all along and it’s their fault they can’t take a joke.
The only joke, of course, is Trump himself, and it’s not even a funny one anymore. Nobody appears to be falling for Trump’s “joke,” though — least of all Fox News, who went after Mike Pence on Sunday for Trump’s idiotic attempt at doublespeak.
Chris Wallace started off with a hard question, asking Pence “You and he spent a day defending his remarks, saying that they were serious. Now, Trump says that he was being sarcastic. So, Governor, which is it?”
Pence explained that “he was being very serious” and “that there is no question that the failed policies of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the wider Middle East, created a vacuum within Iraq in which ISIS was able to arise.”
Wallace, however, didn’t let it slip. He came back, and asked Pence why, if Trump was making that point, he later claimed he was being “sarcastic.” Pence attempted to reiterate the points he’d just made, and while Wallace conceded that “those are all perfectly legitimate points to make,” it wasn’t what Trump was saying:
He said that Obama and Clinton were the most valuable players of ISIS, that they were the co-founders of ISIS. Then he said, well, I was just being sarcastic about that, just as he said he was just being sarcastic about inviting Russia to come in and release e-mails of Hillary Clinton’s.
Isn’t the sarcastic excuse getting a bit old?
It was about this point that Pence folded faster than a 2-7 offsuit in Texas Hold ‘Em:
Well, no, I don’t think it’s getting old at all, Chris. Donald Trump made his way through a very competitive primary because he spoke not like your typical politician, but just plainly like an every day American. And speaking plainly is exactly what the American people will anticipate in the course of this election, but more importantly, they’re going to have a president who tells them exactly what’s on his mind, and the American people are going to hear and hear him loudly.
That was a whole lot of bullshit. Actually, calling that useless drivel bullshit is an insult to fertilizer. Sarcasm as an excuse isn’t getting old because he speaks plainly, like an everyday American, and that’s who the people are voting for. Gotcha.
It makes no sense. There’s no logical cohesion, and it’s an empty attempt to shoehorn some word salad in there about “every day Americans” who need to be spoken plainly to because they’re too stupid to understand or see through political rhetoric.
Well, I guess if anyone believes Pence, that proves him right.
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