October 8, 2017 6:19 pm -

Mike Pence, who was attending today’s NFL Colts-49ers match-up, walked out after several players took the knee in memory of young men killed by racist “law enforcers.” He explained why he clutched his pearls and stumbled to the fainting couch in a series of tweets:

Let’s not get into the fact that elected officials are duty-bound to listen to and understand the underlying reason for citizens’ “own opinions” on pressing issues – other than to say an elected politician like Pence sounds like a racist tool making such a statement.

As Raw Story’s Travis Gettys points out, Donald Trump was stupid enough to reveal that the stunt was premeditated with Pence:

President Donald Trump confirmed that he ordered Vice President Mike Pence to leave Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers if any players protested during the National Anthem.

Some of them did, so the vice president walked out. … Social media users weren’t fooled, and called out Pence for attending the game at taxpayer expense for what appeared to be a political stunt.

The president confirmed their suspicions a short time later in his own tweet:

Slick move, Donald! Keep up the good fail!

And there’s this additional, telling detail from NBC’s Peter Alexander:

The entire thing was a set-up to generate press buzz against political feee speech.

As for you, Mike Pence, you’ve provided yet another piece of evidence that you are a pious, self-righteous, and not very slick phony.

UPDATED!   Hat tip to Douglas Glenn on Facebook:

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.