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Best comments on Mike Pence

Mike Street Station :

What choice did Trump have? Literally the only high profile Populist Nationalist Republicans are Jeff Sessions and Pat Buchanan. There was virtually no one to pick from who matches Trump’s positions. Hopefully after Trump’s Presidency that will change, but for now, the pickings are slim.

Gothamette:

Pence is a yes-man. He’s such a yes-man it’s hilarious. I don’t care that he used to be in favor of immigration before he was against it. That’s the point. He has zero principles. He’ll just do what his boss tells him to. That’s something people like Ann Coulter don’t get.

Sid:

I think that Mike Pence is about as smart as Joe Biden: smart enough to get through law school and become a conventional politician.

While I think that the Obama Administration has been awful for the country, Joe Biden has been a decent enough VP.

And while it’s fun for us to mock the GOPe, we need to bear in mind that Trump will have to work with Congress if he wants to be anything more than a ranter on the bully pulpit, so getting a smart enough, committed enough guy the GOPe likes, and who has had considerable experience in Congress and as a Governor, could help Trump navigate the political world.

Trump’s weakness isn’t that he’s boring, but that most of the country is uneasy about his hot temper. Pence helps allay that.

Maj:

Though I would have preferred Jeff Sessions, Pence seems like a fine choice. A lot of people will criticize this as a “boring and safe” choice, but “boring and safe” is exactly what Trump needs in a VP pick. Trump himself is the excitement – he doesn’t need even more excitement in his VP, he needs calm and safe as a balance. “Exciting and risky” VPs are failing VPs, like Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan. Meanwhile, “boring” old hands like Cheney and Biden brought success to their tickets.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 15, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Paul Ryan was a much better choice than Mike Pence. Paul Ryan can pretend that tax cuts for the wealthy, plus welfare cuts for the poor and entitlement cuts for the middle class is somehow an anti-poverty program.

    Mike Pence signed the fetal funeral build which literally requires a woman to hold a funeral every month for her tampon on the oft chance it contains a fetus (federal courts have blocked enforcement). I’m sure Pence will help the ticket with women.

    Mike CA

    July 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    • Not a problem since Hillary thinks it should be legal for a mother to kill her baby right up until the moment of birth. Sane women will roll their eyes dismissively at whatever the fetal funeral stuff is, but will recoil/gasp in horror at Hillary’s stated position.

      It’s important to remember that social conservatives are mostly right on the merits with all their pet issues. The reason pols can’t run with them front and center is because, sadly, not enough Americans are serious Christians anymore.

      Andrew E.

      July 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      • Hillary does not believe it’s “ok to ‘kill’ a baby up to the moment of birth”. She like most of America supports the reasonable medical guidelines as to acceptable terms for a woman to exercise her right to choose. It’s the person’s body and medical condition and nobody has the right to tell the person what to do. In the Jewish faith for example the mother’s health takes precedence over a fetus, and there is no concept of “unborn child”. This tenet precedes Christianity by 5,000 years. We live in a free society. Maybe if the GOP would finally stop trying to force fundamentalist Christian dogma on everyone else they would more resonate with the norms of mainstream America. And I hope Trump loses.

        Mike

        July 17, 2016 at 11:22 am

    • Paul Ryan can pretend that tax cuts for the wealthy, plus welfare cuts for the poor and entitlement cuts for the middle class is somehow an anti-poverty program.

      Ryan hasn’t cut taxes and he’s gone soft on welfare cuts because greedy, corrupt, racial minorities can’t cut it on their own.

      Mike Pence signed the fetal funeral build which literally requires a woman to hold a funeral every month for her tampon on the oft chance it contains a fetus (federal courts have blocked enforcement). I’m sure Pence will help the ticket with women.

      That legislation won’t be a problem with Trump attracting all of the attention.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  2. “Pence is a yes-man. He’s such a yes-man it’s hilarious. I don’t care that he used to be in favor of immigration before he was against it. That’s the point. He has zero principles. He’ll just do what his boss tells him to. That’s something people like Ann Coulter don’t get.”

    Hey Lion, what makes you think “gothamette” is qualified to give such an in-depth characterization of Mike Pence, as if she’d known him all her life? Most people had never even heard of him 2 months ago.

    I see behavior like this from women all the time on blogs. They act like they are experts on everything, even giving any citations or empirical justification whatsoever. It’s called attention whoring.

    shiva1008

    July 15, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  3. I thought that the best comment was that he looks like a pig. It’s true! Most of the time your face, especially your eyes, tell your story. I didn’t like his face, but could put my finger on it.

    Yakov

    July 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  4. At least Gingrich was avoided.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    • Agreed

      Andrew E.

      July 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  5. Actually this is bad news for Trump. Its basically a bullseye on his back if they think he’s going too far and if some ‘lone gunman’ ‘muslim extremist’ were to assasinate a hypothetical President Trump, well, the establishment have another low IQ gimp nominally running US affairs. Trump really wavered about this saying he was “trapped”. It was a very hard decision I must say. An army general would have been best I think.

    Pence is the sword of damocles.

    The Philosopher

    July 16, 2016 at 4:58 am


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