Mike Pence’s best quotes from the vice presidential debate were still boring as hell
It was anyone’s guess how Tuesday’s vice presidential debate was going to turn out given that the two candidates are two boring old white men. But Republican candidate Mike Pence’s best quotes from the debate are proof that one can be mind-numbingly boring and dangerous all at the same time. It’s hard to listen to Pence without wondering whether he’s been drugged or beaten into running alongside Donald Trump. Up until Tuesday’s debate, it was still entirely probable that Pence and his towel-charm making wife were actually being kept in a boiler room at Trump Tower by Eric and Donald Jr. and forced into participating in this circus of election.
Alas, it looks like Pence really has no shame. I mean, its one thing to be an anti-woman, anti-science, anti-LGBTQ governor of Indiana and impose your bullshit policies on the state. That’s your problem, Indiana. But to really believe that Donald Trump should be president and defend all of his bigoted, xenophobic, uninformed ideas about how to make America “great” on a national stage is a whole new level of shameless. Pence definitely had some of those moments in Tuesday night’s debate, ranging from just factually wrong to straight up scary semi-fascist.
Here are some of his “best” lines that will make you want to pull your hair out.
On why he’s relatable.
On the insults faced by Trump.
On ISIS being the result of Clinton.
On the Clinton/Kaine pairing.
On the national debt.
On Trump’s tax returns.
On law enforcement.
And on institutionalized racism in law enforcement.
And mocking implicit bias in the police force.
On his anticipated win.
On the “basket of deplorables.”
On President Obama making the U.S. less safe.
On protecting Syrian children.
On nuclear weapons.
On idolizing Putin’s leadership.
On Trump not being “polished.”
And, of course, “that Mexican thing.”
Don’t let those boring, beady little eyes fool you when it comes to Mike Pence. He’s obviously just as batshit crazy as his running mate — he just has a little more self-control and a working knowledge of basic English grammar.