Mike Pence, the not-so-honorable running mate of Donald Trump was seen by many as the “safe choice” for Vice President. Reports have surfaced that “The Donald” really didn’t want Pence onboard, and preferred someone more outrightly nuts, like Chris Christie or Newt Gingrich.
However, Trump might be relieved by news coming in of some of the ridiculous things that Mike Pence has said (and believes). An example? Mike Pence once used the Disney movie Mulan as “proof” that women should not be in the military. He begins with this absurd summary:
“Just spent a memorable Fathers Day, like so many other all American Hoosier dads, with my kids at the new Disney film entitled, “Mulan”. For those who have not yet been victimized by the McDonald’s induced hysteria over this film, Mulan is a fictional account of a delicate girl of the same name who surreptitiously takes her fathers place in the Chinese army in one of their ancient wars against the Huns.”
Delicate? I think anybody who watched the movie could reasonably conclude that Mulan would probably kick Mike Pence’s ass.
Anyway, he moves on with some social commentary (that nobody asked for):
“Despite her delicate features and voice, Disney expects us to believe that Mulan’s ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts. Obviously, this is Walt Disney’s attempt to add childhood expectation to the cultural debate over the role of women in the military. I suspect that some mischievous liberal at Disney assumes that Mulan’s story will cause a quiet change in the next generation’s attitude about women in combat.”
Yikes, yikes, yikes. But it gets worse.
Pence goes on in the letter to essentially claim that women should not be in the military because men sexually assault them.
“The only problem with this liberal hope is the reality which intrudes on the Disney ideal from the mornings headlines. From the original “Tailhook” scandal involving scores of high ranking navy fighter pilots who molested subordinate women to the latest travesty at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, the hard truth of our experiment with gender integration is that is has been an almost complete disaster for the military and for many of the individual women involved.”
Basically, shaming the victims here and saying that it is the “system’s” fault if they get sexually assaulted. According to this, women shouldn’t be in the military because men attack them — yeah, that makes a TON of sense (it doesn’t).
Anyway, you can read the full text of Pence’s op-ed piece below: