Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mike Pence doesn’t believe smoking causes deaths?


Trump’s new running mate, Mike Pence, has an atrocious record of anti-woman, homophobic, extreme conservative governance.

He also has some absolutely absurd ideas that make him a natural partner for the Trump ticket. To wit:

Mike Pence doesn’t believe smoking causes deaths. He wrote on his website, “smoking doesn't kill. In fact, two out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness.” … last time I checked, that means one out of every three smokers DOES die from a smoking-related illness, right?

Mike Pence thinks climate change is a hoax. Again, in his own words: "Global warming is a myth. The global warming treaty is a disaster. There, I said it."

Mike Pence shut down the only HIV testing center in Scott County, Indiana -- in the name of preventing HIV/AIDS. In a huge surprise, that county later experienced what the press called “an exploding HIV outbreak.”

Mike Pence might not think smoking, climate change, or HIV pose serious threats -- but one thing is absolutely clear:

Mike Pence himself is a pretty serious threat to the American people.

Between the two of them, Trump and Pence could well be the most extreme right-wing ticket in the modern history of American politics -- and they’re just days away from accepting the Republican nominations.