Monday’s Quick Hits

It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning. –U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (10/08/17)

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • U.S. Senator Bob Corker
  • Montana Senate 2018

Vice President Mike Pence:

The Vice President attended the game in Indianapolis Sunday to see the Colts play the San Francisco 49ers. Pence is from Indiana.

He left right after the National Anthem because some of the players knelt.

He later tweeted:

“I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”

I guess the VP has not listened to the reason for the protests.

It seems the whole outrage by the VP was pre-planned and staged. President Trump had asked him to leave if players knelt. Some reports say the press pool covering Pence was told to stay in the vans because he would be leaving early.

This was a waste of valuable resources (taxpayer money) to bring Pence there for a few minutes. Pence reportedly flew to Indianapolis from Las Vegas for the game and then left Indianapolis for Los Angeles. The cost was astronomical for this little stunt.

I give a thumbs-down to Pence’s actions.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker:

Bob Corker is a well-respected Republican Senator from Tennessee who decided not to run for reelection next year. He almost broke Twitter Sunday morning when he tweeted this:

It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.

Of course, the President went after him but Corker has already done the damage with one little Tweet.

The Republicans had so much to gain with control of the White House, the Senate, and the House. They have basically flushed that power down the drain with their feuds.

Montana Senate 2018:

MTN News recently reported that a husband and wife from Havre have filed the paperwork to run for U.S. Senate:

James Dean, a financial adviser from Havre, and his wife, Sarah Dean, filed their respective paperwork as candidates this week with the Federal Election Commission.

The kicker is that one will run as a Republican and one will run as a Democrat.

The first thing I thought when I heard about this was it was silly.

It does help incumbent Democrat Senator Jon Tester to have a primary opponent, as he will be able to raise even more buckets of money because he has a primary challenger.