Thursday, April 21, 2016

When Donald Met Michael...

Donald Trump met with Mike Pence shortly before his rambling, warbling, drunk-like talk at the Indiana State Fairgrounds yesterday.  I can only imagine what they must have discussed.

For all I know, they could have swapped hair tips or played party games. Can you imagine Trump playing Pictionary?

Likely, the subject of the planned delegate revolt in Indiana against Trump came up.  Word on the street is that even it "the Donald" wins the Hoosier State on May 3, Hoosier delegates are only bound to the winner of the Indiana Primary on the GOP side for the first ballot.  After that, they can go any which way that they want.  They could give the votes to Mitch Daniels or Mickey Mouse if they so desired.

If Trump thinks Pence has some pull with the Indiana GOP, he is barely right.  Many Republicans see Pence as damaged goods and are disappointed.  That's even some of his most hardcore supporters from 2012.  Trump's endorsement certainly didn't help Pence among the independent voters John Gregg is going to need to get to defeat the Governor in November.

Something else stinks to high heaven about this meeting, too.

Remember the Syrian family that was supposed to resettle in Indiana before Governor Pence took it upon himself to bar them from entering the State of Indiana despite YEARS of sceening by Catholic Charities?  He told that family that Indiana was closed and refused to meet with them face to face.

Eventually Judge Tanya Walton Pratt told the Governor that Catholic Charities was right to defy his order and he was out of line with the U.S Constitution.

So, I guess if you're a rich politician moonlighting from your job of being a reality TV star who requested and audience with the Governor, go right in.

If you're a poor Syrian immigrant whose homeland is destroyed beyond all recognition who has been denied entry into the Hoosier State, nope...can't see you.

I just couldn't stop thinking about that as I saw the two awkward men together.

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