Was looking for sardonic or smug looks or something for a meme comment, and Flickerman popped up. Not only was he perfect, he precisely fit the direction I had just started taking with this profile, so from then he became the only one I'll use as a template.
All I use is Flickerman for templates, so anyone would automatically assume I'm a fan of Hunger Games. It's on me - not them - that I'm not.
One user had engaged me in some playful back and forth with the Donald Sutherland character, so egg on my face for not knowing the background.
I did explain, and at least that person was cool about it. But again, the fault is mine.
But Pence would be hemmed in by his concern for his legacy, his future, his constituency, how the law works, etc.
Trump is driven by his own mythology born out of his childlike narcissism. His mindless ego is pulled by impulsiveness, instant gratification, and the most base needs. He's a tool being used by the establishment to get what they wouldn't dare because they have tomorrow to answer to and don't want to chance spending that in prison. He's the moron with a rich daddy who everyone uses to hitch a ride in his fancy car and party at the mansion.
The massive tax cut, business, building & industrial deregulations, peeling back of enviromental standards going back decades, appointing people to agencies such as the EPA whose very mission they are opposed to in order to weaken them from within, nominating Kavanaugh for personal benefit, using threats of war and nukes on countries he's upset at... Bragging about all this, no less. Not some questionable moves quietly passed into law.
Just days ago he was blocked in court from allowing Yellowstone grizzlies from being hunted outside the park. He wants to open National Parks themselves to hunting, a gift to his sons, basically.
These are things that would be politically toxic for carreer politicians to support, let alone propose and in such quantity.