The dignity & worth of every person

How dare he say that.

Mike Pence, in Ireland:

America & Ireland are prospering because our nations are bound together by the connections of family & history but also a deep commitment to individual liberty & freedom. I’m proud to be part of an administration that respects the dignity & worth of every person, born & unborn.

How dare he.

The administration he’s part of is busy doing everything it can to torment and degrade asylum seekers and would-be immigrants on the southern border. The administration he’s part of locks them up in small spaces, takes children away from parents, lets children die in its crowded holding pens, flouts the Flores ruling that limits how much it’s supposed to torture migrant children.

The administration he’s part of insults anyone who disagrees with it, in racist or misogynist terms whenever applicable. Just today Trump insulted the mayor of London in racist terms:

The incompetent Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was bothered that I played a very fast round of golf yesterday. Many Pols exercise for hours, or travel for weeks. Me, I run through one of my courses (very inexpensive). President Obama would fly to Hawaii. Kahn should focus on……..”knife crime,” which is totally out of control in London. People are afraid to even walk the streets. He is a terrible mayor who should stay out of our business!

“Knife crime” is code, and not subtle code at that.

The administration he’s part of throws poor people off food stamps, it destroys the health insurance system intended to cover everyone including poor people, it paints whole cities as hells of crime if they have large black populations (see: Baltimore, Chicago), it picks fights with black and brown Members of Congress and Senators, it picks fights with judges who have Hispanic surnames, it calls African countries “shitholes,” it calls black football players “sons of bitches,” it attacks women in every way it can think of. Like hell it “respects the dignity & worth of every person.”

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