The IBJ reports that Mike Pence is coming back to Indiana “to fight Washington, D.C.” The paper noted that Pence was light on specifics, but did promise to fight health care reform and federal climate change legislation.
In what alternate universe do candidates who’ve spent a major part of the past decades as part of the Washington, D.C. establishment run on a platform to fight Washington? On what planet do candidates ask for votes on the basis that they’re against healthcare and the environment? (Vote for me! I’m in the pocket of the insurance lobby and I’m a climate-change denier!)
You have to give him credit for consistency, though–he’s AGAINST abortion, AGAINST same-sex marriage, AGAINST providing healthcare to those who can’t afford it or who’ve been denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, AGAINST stem-cell research, and AGAINST efforts to stop environmental degradation. Perhaps his slogan should be “Mike Pence: against progress and the people of Indiana.”