No Moral Equivalency, No.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky.

Everybody’s talking about Trump’s latest remarks regarding Putin and Russia. Eh, so Putin murders people. We do that too, ain’t that great! It’s simply too much idiocy for me this fine Sunday, so just snippets here. After Trump spilled his latest load of bullshit, Pence ran to the defense, and it was not a good one. A difficult task, I’ll grant, but they know what they are dealing with, they should be able to come up with a finer grade of manure.

The Putin regime has been connected to the assassination of both opposition leaders and Russian journalists.

Vice President Mike Pence did his best damage control on Meet the Press, explaining away Trump’s comments by saying, “What you have in President Trump is someone who is not going to look in the rearview mirror.”

Pence also said that he doesn’t view Trump’s comments about Putin and the U.S. both being nations that kill people as a moral equivalency.

So. We have an unpresident who will not look in the rearview mirror.  A completely reckless idiot then. Anyone comforted by that thought? As for a moral equivalency, let me guess: anything ‘merica does is moral!

Then again, Mike Pence doesn’t view cigarettes as a danger to one’s health; the man once wrote that “despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.” He also doesn’t view evolution as a totally valid theory; he’s advocated the teaching of creationism in schools.


At the time, [2015] Trump was basking in the glow of Putin’s compliments; Putin had recently called Trump “brilliant” — and you know what they say about looking a gift horse, or a shirtless gift-horse rider, in the mouth.

In the same interview, Trump said that Putin is “running his country, and at least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country.”

“I’ve always felt fine about Putin,” Trump pointed out. So, points for consistency? “He’s a strong leader. He’s a powerful leader.”

Oh look, the Tiny Dictator wants points for consistency. No. No fucking points for you. The full story is at Think Progress.


  1. blf says

    It’s riddled with maggots and turning green, but hey, at least it’s food, right?

    Did Soylent Green spoil?

  2. Kengi says

    I remember when Obama said America wasn’t perfect (and we should strive to make it better) and the right went bat-shot crazy over how much the Obamas hated our great, perfect, sainted wonderland. Shall I expect some deafening silence from the same bunch now?

  3. Kengi says

    Did Soylent Green spoil?

    In the book it was a dried seaweed-based product which almost certainly didn’t spoil. No idea about the silly movie version based on people. The book was seriously depressing, but made an impact on me when I was young.

    On a side note, one of my undergrad anthropology professors (Leon Stover) was a drinking buddy of Harry Harrison and even did some writing with him.

  4. militantagnostic says

    What you have in President Trump is someone who is not going to look in the rearview mirror.

    I would think that looking in the rearview mirror when going backwards at high speed would be a good idea. However, incompetent and evil is better than competent and evil. Be grateful for small blessings and all that.

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