I'm rewriting this query so to generalize this question. The original was not intended to embarrass anyone. I'm not intending to attack anyone in any manner. I am trying to get a, or "the proper perspective" on Pence. Zero?-Hero?-Punk azz B?.
I note that some have on occasion been somewhat reticent recently when it comes to giving Pence credit. Yah that's fair if you question giving him credit about doing the right thing. I note some statements like, "Look at all the ass-kissing and GOP "playing along" Pence did prior to FINALLY standing up to Trump and doing the right thing, Pence did do the right thing at the 11th hour of the electoral count session. (Am I Close ?)
I am thinking "Thank Gob he, Pence, finally did the right thing!" "Whew, that was close!"
But yah...Pence was Trump's Punk up until that point. Ole smiley, pale, possum-face, head-nodding Trump sycophant that he is/was 'ole Mike Pence.
Eh? Most of the GOPers became Trump's punk sooner than later. I couldn't believe it and neither could most rational people. The repugs laughed in Trump's face at first and insulted him until he became president then...
The GOP suddenly became a nastily greased machine of Trump Ass kissing, back-peddling conniving bitches. They smelled like Trump's ass I heard cause all of them were running behind Trump kissing his stankiness 24-7.
Soon, Trump, had them cowering and kowtowing like a pack of gutless fooking Republican hyenas.
Lawrence O'Donnell asked the same question or made the same statement as have others.
Here's the vid and I still am wondering the "why" of the whole thing.
To answer my own question as to why:
1. Pence did the right thing to avoid prosecution.
2. Pence was trying to cast himself favorably in order to wash from himself the filth of the
Trump republicans. In doing so he might be considered in a more favorable light when/if it comes to selecting the 2024 republican presidential candidate.
Well. Mike Pence and Fox, I believe they have validated all of the Mike Pence prejudices/comments here. My bad for withholding my cynicism. But it's below in this about 5-minute Vid.
The Vid Produced by this Youtube influencer, (I don't even know the vernacular to describe a wannabe News Producer) B.T. Cohen puts this out. I usually only watch the pro-produced snippets of this guy's vids and punch out before he delivers his analysis/spiel. I watched the entire vid this time. At first, I thought Fox was talking about Dump, but it was Biden!!! lol. OMG, the hilarious hypocrisy is damn nearly unbearable ha ha ha. Anyway, you guys win. Pence the dummy won't even stand up for himself after nearly getting lynched. I give you Pence the imbecile. Of less worth than Dan Quayle.
Okay, here is my take. Take from it what you will. I don't think Pence is a hero.
What I think, after years of abuse and disparagement from TFG, he took his revenge. He used Dan Quayle and Paul Ryan as good Republican shields.
He saw an opportunity and he took it. "Let's take him down" and this is the way I will do it.
I don't think he was expecting as much push back from the "normal" Republicans.
I think it was revenge. Not heroic.
The consensus here is somewhat parallel with that of the insurrectionists. (spell check complete. Funny I can't write/spell a sentence correctly without it lol)
If Mike Pence seriously thinks he could be the 2024 nominee, he's nuts. The batshit crazy violent Christofascist Nazi loons that make up the Republican base despise him because he spoiled Dear Leader's coup. They would rather hang him than vote for him.
Normal duties, just a ceremonial event etc? Don't compare apples to oranges.
Personally, I am no Pence or Republican fan. The ideas and politics practiced by them have produced outrageous policies that are excruciatingly awful, ugly, and regressive. Ha ha as far as America's unmasked corrupt reality, SSDD.
Is the remedy for a social illness to practice similar behaviors for your team? I don't think so. That is simply the other side of the same bigoted coin and not a coin of better value or social worth. Be reasonable. Give credit where credit is due. I'm not saying we celebrate Pence. Also, I am not saying we "Hang Mike Pence" either. You cannot honestly take his rightful actions out of the equation of 01-06 and have the same result.
If the pendulum of American idealism doesn't shift, this situation is likely to escalate into more prolific violence. You'll need an AR weapon to protect yourself from the other side's AR weapon. Either that or surrender your ideas and beliefs and join those who hold "Manifest Destiny" to be the true and righteous path. You'll have to join in the mass slaughter of all who do not subscribe to the violent and evil agenda of American Nazis. People of color likely will be targeted by default of their skin tone.
That's me sitting in the corner...F the spotlight...losing my religion.
Why does doing statutory duty as defined by rules and regulations, and law, make one a hero?