Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mike Pence: Another GOP Nincompoop

Sad to say, Pence is from the state where I currently live.

Does he not realize that he is criticizing the President for doing something he (Pence) is urging the Congress to do?


He claims that the US needs to support *freedom* everywhere.

True.

But we also need to keep our big red, white, and blue noses out of it officially.

Wasn't he among the uber pissed that the rest of the world threw their support behind Obama? "How *dare* they try to support the man they like" (which the GOP is trying to play politics against the man in another country whom none of us like).

And that's what our President has been saying since earlier this week:



I just wrote a letter to Mr. Pence (who I am glad to say does not represent my district in the House):

Dear Mr. Pence,
As a concerned constituent I have been appalled by your current press announcements criticizing our President for not getting *more* involved with the Democratic process in Iran. Can you even understand the hypocrisy in that very notion?

As an American, you should appreciate the importance of allowing a nation to determine, for itself, the outcome of its own elections.

How would you have reacted if any other country tried to tell the US the outcome of the 2000 presidential race?

Whether you (or I) think the elections were fair or not, the Iranian people are *not* asking the US for help. They deserve to let these events play out on their own soil, in their own time, and manner *by their own people*. Yes, we can verbally offer our support of their process, but to intervene in any way further officially gives more leverage to those who are critical of the aggressive tendencies of the US administration so prevalent under Bush 43.

Please *think* before you speak for the rest of America. We are not interested in getting further embroiled in more US imperialism in the middle East.

Why not focus on the mountain of issues here in your own state and nation? Unemployment? Health care? Education?

From the things you have been saying it is painfully obvious that you have *no* idea what you are talking about.

Sincerely,
Skyewriter (but, of course, with my real name)

I wish I would have added,

"Mr. Pence, please stop talking about the Iranian people as if they were children. The Persian civilization has been around since 4,000 BC. That's about 5,800 years longer than the US. If you believe your creationist fellows, Iran was there at the beginning of the earth, roughly 6,000 years ago."

For anyone interested, please see this link to write Pence yourself.

What. an. ass.

10 comments:

James June 18, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

Great videos. I feel sorry for you that Pence is from your state. What a tool.

Dr. Jay SW June 18, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

As I remember, the last time there was a major reform movement in Iran, George W. Bush managed to unite the country behind its government by calling it part of the Axis of Evil, thus squashing any hope for meaningful change. Clearly, Pence wants Obama to repeat that failure....

Riot Kitty June 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

Don't feel bad - I live in a state which used to be represented by Bob Packwood, and my home state is run by Arnold S. I think the only thing more embarrassing would be to live in Alaska.

LeftLeaningLady June 18, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

I want to say something uplifting about how we will (or have) learned from our past mistakes, but it would be a lie and I try not to lie to my internet friends.

The US has always believed that we know best. We are smarter, richer, thinner and better looking than all the other nations combined. So, OF COURSE, Iranians want our help. Just like the Iraqis did.

I am sick of being embarressed by my country. We had one shining moment in the election and inauguration and now it is business as usual.

LeftLeaningLady June 18, 2009 at 1:23 PM  

Riot Kitty, it IS nice that Sarah Palin has made Alaska the butt of all the jokes and removed the spotlight from Florida. :-)

Phuck Politics June 18, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

I live in South Carlina, and have to put up with Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint, and Mark Stanford.

You wouldn't want to trade represenatives, would you?

Grandpa Eddie June 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

When are these idiots like Pence going to realize that the rest of the world doesn't want us sticking our "better than thou" noses into other countries business?!?!

The Rethuglicans would have gone ballistic if Iran, or anyone else for that matter, would have jumped in after the 2000 and 2004 elections and said that the ballot counting was illegal!

Seeing Eye Chick June 18, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

That is rich. My reps are so bad that I dare not name them. For if I do that three times, then like Beetlejuice, they might appear and annoy me to death.

At least Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond are gone. And Bob Barr changed jobs.

Chris June 19, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

Nice letter...hope he heard you, but why do I feel skeptical? I'm feeling that way a lot lately!

Sidhe June 20, 2009 at 12:37 AM  

Will our government ever learn from it's mistakes? We absolutely suck at "intervention"...Cuba, Vietnam, Iran, Nicaragua, Guatemala...it's time for us, the US, to sit down & STFU!

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