Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pence is Toast

"Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has seen a significant drop in his approval rating since signing a widely criticized 'religious freedom' law, with one longtime political observer in the state saying the fall is historic for a governor."

Well, no kidding.

The problem is that he listened to the "Tea Party" faction of the GOP-dominated legislature, which thinks the world hasn't changed since the 1950s.

Unfortunately, his boneheaded actions reflect on the rest of us Hoosiers -- and (according to the poll cited) "Fifty-nine percent of respondents in the new poll said the "religious freedom" law was unnecessary, compared to just 30 percent who thought it was needed."

At the next election, throw the bums out.


Paul K. Ogden said...

No. the boneheaded people were those who instead of trying to get a sexual orientation anti-discrimination law passed this session, decided instead to engage in one of the most vile campaigns I have ever seen, a campaign that engaged in deliberate distortion, and demagoguery, which was accompanied by extortion threats from corporate partners and personal attacks on legislators and the governor, all over a bill completely unrelated to advancing the cause of LGBT rights. And now those same people think they can come to the legislature and get a statewide anti-discrimination law passed? Yeah, good luck with that. As far as the anti-Pence crowd winning in 2016 on a continued campaign of hatred and intolerance toward religion, good luck with that too.

Indianapolis Observer said...

Paul: there is no campaign of hatred and intolerance toward religion (any more than there is a campaign "against" straight white men). You've been watching too much Fox news again.