By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
A lot of folks, including normal thinking Republicans and fingers crossed Democrats thought that John Kelly would be the adult in the Whitehouse. I know that I was hopeful even as I worried about ex-military that high up in the executive branch.
Nope, turns out that he has the same mindset about life as Trump. He is just more intelligent and restrained in his speech but when HIS vision of life in these here UNITED STATES OF AMERICA clashes with the way things are in 2018 well then, he has no qualms giving us a peek at what that vision is:
Angry White House staff ‘beyond disbelief’ at John Kelly’s defense of alleged wife beater Rob Porter: report
White House chief of staff John Kelly was reportedly one of the few White House officials who wanted staff secretary Rob Porter to stay at his job despite two ex-wives claiming that he used to beat them.
Now sources tell Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman that Kelly’s attempt to go to bat for Porter left a bad taste in many White House officials’ mouths, as they thought it made the White House seem insensitive to issues such as spousal abuse.
“It’s beyond disbelief,” a former White House official tells Sherman. “Everyone is trying to figure out why Kelly is leading the charge to save him.”
Staffers were particularly frustrated that Kelly put out an official statement defending Porter shortly before he decided to step down in which he called the staff secretary “a man of true integrity and honor” and a “trusted professional.”
“How many times has Kelly put out a statement defending Trump?” one Republican asked.
Yes, some of you might have thought it sweet and a bit old fashioned when General Kelly said that he placed women on a pedestal; gallantry and all that sort of thing; BUT the flip side of that is also the God-given male right to knock your woman off of the perch if she gets uppity and forgets her role in life.
Remember when I warned the young ones that they wouldn’t like life back in the 50’s? THIS is just one aspect of it. Wives were often subject to at least a good smack in the mouth if things weren’t to her husband’s liking. Very few thought much about it. Women were ashamed and often blamed themselves. If the cops did get involved-and that wasn’t often- the cops wanted to know what they had done to provoke their man. Spanking your wife, not for a mutual kink, was common enough that it was in an episode of I LOVE LUCY.
So, now the reports are out that Porter abused two of his ex-wives and there is a photograph of one of his wives with a black eye that he says HE took and he isn’t going to explain it but he says it’s not what it seems. I saw the photo, have you? THAT was a direct punch to the eye. She didn’t run into a door or fall down some stairs. That was a direct fist to her eye.
O.K. now, THAT is bad enough but the FACT that this was known BEFORE by Kelly AND Orin Hatch and defended by them when it became public knowlege is what this column is about. THESE are the people that WE have in some of the highest positions in our government; and KELLY was all we thought we had to offer some semblance of normalcy in it.
You won’t like the 50’s.