The Shadow President is a very interesting and intriguing book which is recommended for anyone interested in learning about the hidden power in the Trump administration.
In this book we learn how Mike Pence influences the presidents decision making, makes decisions for him, the inconsistencies in verbal statements made in support of the president and his religious extremist views and agenda.
The information given in this book is credible, detailed and has been presented well and gives us a detailed look at the hypocrisy and manipulative nature of Mike Pence and his ambitions to be the next president.
Mike Pence is currently one of the most extreme and powerful Christian Right wing politician who America has ever seen. With ambitions to become the next president and push his Super Rich backers agenda forward.
Mike Pence seeks to advance his repressive fundamentalist Christian remaking of American society, using judicial appointments and advancing fundamentalist social policies to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor.
From an early age Mike Pence had big ambitions and built connect with the Super Rich. He also learnt the art of being able to say one thing and mean another,
Overall this is a very enlightening and interesting book which gives us a deep insight into the real person behind the calmly, well spoken religious fundamentalist who we known as Vice President Mike Pence.
Well done to the authors of this book for bringing this in depth honest biography of Mike Pence.
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Mike Pence has been a creepy, grinning figure hovering silently in the background behind President Trump, gazing at Trump with an adoring, sycophantic stare. As a devout evangelical Christian, convinced that the End Days are near, he has smiled on inanely and wordlessly through all the scandal, corruption and sleaze of the Trump Presidency. Despite open criticisms from Trump himself about his extreme beliefs he has simply smiled and nodded like a mindless nodding dog. We have barely heard him speak. A shadow president.
This is a man who would see the hellish theocratic Gilead of Margaret Attwood's The Handmaid's Tale established in the US. He is supported and adored by those who would happily deny human rights and throw gay people off buildings, imprison or condemn people who listen to ungodly music or question their holy book, force women to cover up and dress and behave modestly, financially supported and controlled by their husbands, stone adulterers to death, and condemn anyone who does not share their faith. They cannot see that they are as despicable and disgusting as those Islamic extremists that they fear and condemn.
In this book the authors have given a detailed biography - Pence’s family background, college years and his rise as a politician motivated by his faith. They give us an insight into this enigmatic figure, and it is far from flattering. They lift the lid on Mike Pence, his beliefs and Machiavellian motivations. We see the lunatic reasoning behind his stance on Climate Change, his views on the "AntiChrist" (including Muslims), his objections to abortions, support for the tobacco industry, and social care. This is a man who hears the voice of god when it suits, believed foolishly that he could bring Trump to Jesus, and sees himself as naturally ordained by god for the Presidency - Trump’s many scandals are how he will get there.
If this man becomes President we should all worry as secular government that serves all people, irrespective of their beliefs is dismanteld in favour of an extremist White Conservative Christian state, that strips away the rights of those they deem unworthy, based on the lunatic teachings of 3000 year old, illiterate, desert dwelling goat herders who though that the Earth was flat, that women and slaves were property, epileptics and schizophrenics were possessed by devils and that an omniscient but wrathful sky fairy lived in the heavens while obsessing about their sex lives and genitalia.
The book is a very interesting read and demonstrates why this man should never be allowed to become President - narrow-casting to the religious right. Trump has said that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and people would still vote for him. Hypocritical fundamentalist Christians like Mike Pence would no doubt stand by, nodding sagely if they thought it would further their religious agenda. “Pence is willing to tolerate a lot of darkness to get what he wants.”