Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential running mate, Mike Pence, was seen by some in the media as a move to make Trump look more of a mainstream and “regular” Republican. He’s been described by many as an establishment figure that can bring Trump-wary traditional Republicans into the fold for the 2016 election.
When you look into a little bit of Pence’s history, though, you can easily make the argument that he’s more unhinged and dangerously stupid than Donald. One example of this is the time that Mike Pence used the Disney movie Mulan as a method to attack the service of women in our military.
Pence’s own words describe just how dumb he is better than we could do:
It is instructive that even in the Disney film, young Ms. Mulan falls in love with her superior officer! Me thinks the politically correct Disney types completely missed the irony of this part of the story.
They likely added it because it added realism with which the viewer could identify with the characters. You see, now stay with me on this, many young men find many young women to be attractive sexually. Many young women find many young men to be attractive sexually. Put them together, in close quarters, for long periods of time, and things will get interesting. Just like they eventually did for young Mulan. Moral of story: women in military, bad idea.
Pence went on to suggest that a “mischievous liberal” at Disney created the entire movie in order to change the young generation’s attitude on women in combat. For what it’s worth, I never saw the movie Mulan and I still support the idea of women being in the military.
Pence’s idea of “things getting interesting” is also offensively tone deaf to the reality of what women in the military face every day. The rate of sexual assault in the military is absolutely insane, yet he calls it “things getting interesting.”
Pence needs to be called out on this – preferably during the Vice Presidential debate, while the entire nation watches. I want to hear him explain how a cartoon proves women are hurting our military by turning on the men too much.