Mike Pence never saw a president who lied and blame-shifted as much as … Joe Biden?

Mike Pence never saw a president who lied and blame-shifted as much as … Joe Biden?

June 22, 2022 0 By Ellen Novack



KUDLOW: “Have you ever seen a president who refuses to accept blame and, I want to add to that, commits so many falsehoods—I’m being very polite here calling it falsehoods—falsehoods. On any given day, he’s out there saying stuff that just ain’t true. You ever seen anything like that?”

PENCE: “Never in my lifetime. I said today that there has never been a time in my life where a president was more disconnected from the American people.”

Good God. Where to start?

Well, how about the fact that The Washington Post had to invent a new rating for its fact checks—The Bottomless Pinocchio—just to accommodate Trump’s outsized dishonesty. Or the fact that Trump told 30,573 public lies during his four-year term—an average of 21 per day. Or, gee, I don’t know, how about the fact that Trump’s biggest, boldest, and most pernicious lie—the Western democracy-endangering Big Lie—came within 40 feet of getting Pence brutally murdered

The next person who calls Mike Pence a hero for simply doing his job on Jan. 6—when he’d explored every possible avenue for not doing his job—needs to watch this clip. Does Mikey still think he’s gonna be president? Sorry, Mike. Your kiss-ass routine was perfectly executed right up to the end, but you really fucked up the dismount. Who exactly do you think will vote for you? When Trump’s human-ish heart failed to reject its baboon host at any time during his four-year reign, that was the end of Pence’s presidential fever dreams.

Meanwhile, blame-shifting? Uh, okay. Remember this?

And remember when Trump basically told the nation’s governors to go full Highlander in their quest for medical supplies early in COVID-19 the pandemic

Of course, it would be easy to cite far more examples of Trumpian blame-shifting and lies, but even on the solstice, there just aren’t enough daylight hours to do a thorough enough job. Though this brief review of his pandemic finger-pointing is a pretty good start.

Republicans always rely on the public’s short memory to win elections, even though their White House misadventures invariably end in gruesome disaster. But man, this shit is really brazen. Sadly, it will likely work wonders with the preprogrammed drones who tune in to Fox Business for tips on what to do after their crypto coins go kerflooey. Then again, lies are the only currency Republicans really care about these days.

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