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Showing posts with label Indiana Governor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indiana Governor. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pence Gets Burned By Stephanopoulos And Seeks Fox And Friends For Safe Harbor

Social engineering via religion

The tsunami following Indian Governor, Pence signing the states Religious freedom law continues with no subsiding in sight. In fact, the tsunami is battering the governor and the state unlike any political push back Richard Nixon refused to hand over audio tapes from his days in the White House. Actually, Pence and Indian are receiving more flak than the GOP garnered for shutting down the US government at $24 billion and more flak than Bush Cheney received for their failed 'white horse' crusade into Iraq. 

Pence is squirming like an Earthworm exposed to on hot pavement during a 100 degree afternoon. From multiple appearances on Sunday Morning news shows through an inordinate number of supportive pundits willingly accepting invitations on networks they would ordinarily avoid (e.g. MSNBC). You may have run across few examples of damaging control post Pence's signature, but if you did not sit and watch the following two minutes you "haven't seen anything yet."  (I prefer the much more colloquialism iteration of the previous, "You ain't' seen nothin yet." but I will leave the previous structure for those with more formal preferences).

George Stephanopoulos during the course of an eleven minute interview expended two full minutes trying to secure a "Yes" or "No" answer from Pence. The ABC Sunday morning show host asked the governor if he felt the law could be used to discriminate against the LGBT. His lack of response was the epitome of telling. He will provide a direct "yes' or "no" answer to avoid a public statement he knows is a lie. Moreover, he has to maintain a stern upholding of doctrine from those who offer millions to to fund right wing social dogma. One simply has to satisfy their customers.

Let's take a few minutes to review how the Right goes about transforming our social world. The following ABC interview is in stark contrast to what you will see in the second video. That video is from a episode of Pence with (what an apropos show title int his case) Fox And Friends. Do you see a major softball interview forthcoming? Rest assured the softball is not this interview.

ABC's Stephanopoulos delivers hardball questions to a squirming and stuttering governor. 

Mike Pence Runs To Fox For Damage Control Over 'Religious Liberty' Law
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence ran to the loving arms of Faux "news" this Tuesday to do some damage control -- following his disastrous interview with George Stephanopoulos -- where he was lobbed softballs and allowed to play the "I have one black friend" card when pretending his state's newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn't intended…

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Indiana Goes Full Jim Crow; Business Entities React

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Indiana Governor Pence,
 archetypal GOP

I have always felt the Great State of Indiana existed with a decided lean towards the old US South and its beloved Confederacy.

Watch New Ad: “Indiana Is A Great Place To Be A Bigot”

Religious Freedom Restoration Act establishes the GOP's first state sanctioned return to Americans Jim Crow past. Indiana businesses can legally deny services to same sex couples atet the states governor signed the regressive legislation into law. 

If you need more details about the clear step into state sanctioned bigotry, I offer a link to the actual bill

Pence, responded to questions about the bill potential for discrimination. 

"If I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it." he said.

Really, Pene was once reported to serve in congress as the most homophobic of members of the US Congress. He is also intelligent enough to know exactly how life entitled for some America under Jim Crow, and he knows exactly how some Indiana businesses will enforce the law ' 

There is no difference in Pence's signature legislation than Rand Paul standing on camera with Rachel Maddow expressing disdain for federal enforcement of laws that prohibits denial of service based on race.

According to NPR there are reports the law can also apply in cases of abortion. I think it certain some business owner in Indiana will use the law to in some way discriminate against African-Americans. Denial of service reasons beyond inability to pay for the service or related to improper attire, can find a safe nook in the fiendish mind of the business owner and his lawyer team.

Social media is aflame with chatter regarding the Indiana law, but chatter is nothing more than lip service. Until Indiana businesses feel the hurt of comprehensive boycott, the Indiana GOP will spread its social engineering across other segments of the population.

A few business owners and CEOs have publicly stated contempt for the gressive law and we should assume some will actually take tangible steps to avoid contributing to the state's revenue base. 

Apple's openly gay CEO has gone public with his contempt.

Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar .

America needs much more condemnation of the law from US business and we need more outcry for concerned citizens.  

CNN Money published a piece with a listing of business entities that have taken action against or express deep concern with Pence's Law.