A red-faced Mike Pence had to sit beside his wife at Sunday church listening to his pastor denouncing and condemning Trump for his alleged s***hole remarks, calling them “hurtful, dehumanising, visceral, guttural, ugly. There was nothing that was loving in that adjective, nothing loving in that statement about Haiti. We can do better than this, we can do better than this as a nation.” The speech was met with repeated standing applause from the audience.
Pence’s spiritual double-bind will worsen next week as he goes (maybe) on his much delayed trip to Israel, where Palestinians are outraged about his support for Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to the ‘capital’ Jerusalem. Haaretz, the liberal Israeli newspaper writes: “In Mike Pence’s eagerness to be the evangelicals’ messiah, he’s happy to boost the occupation, kill the idea of two states and bully the Palestinians, and frame it all as divinely ordained.” They point out the order was signed in front of a Christmas tree. (Go read Revelations: End of Times). Pic credit: Evan Vucci / APEvan Vucci / AP
The unholy combination of an amoral POTUS and saintly VP is moving into swampy territory from here on in. Karen Pence, even more zealously religious than her husband and probably the trouser-wearer in the marriage, certainly disapproves of Trump, with her Saturn conjunct his Moon and opposition his Sun. She must squirm every time they have to do a smiley on-parade pic. Both she and her husband have their Pluto on Trump’s Ascendant so will desperately wish they could change/control his public image. Fat chance of that.
Both their relationship charts with Trump pick up tr Pluto square the composite Neptune from early February running till late 2019 which will bring confusion of a high order, veering towards devastation. Perhaps the contradictions of their hypocrisy will become too much even for them. Karen Pence’s relationship chart with Trump will also skid towards a major eruption in April as tr Saturn opposes their composite Mars. With her husband having his hiccup with Trump in the same month with tr Uranus opposing their composite Venus.
What was it someone said? – for feeling types it’s a tragedy; for thinking types a comedy. A fairly black comedy but it’s gone so far over the line of bad farce, you have to give a cynical chuckle. And then start praying.
Pence has tr Neptune square his Gemini Sun from mid 2018 onwards which will put his gas at a peep.