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Wed Apr 11, 2018, 01:18 AM

Re: Pence, what do we do if trump is gone

One of the things people have said is that if trump goes, we get Mike Pence, who supposedly would be ten times worse because he is NOT an idiot.

If that is true, how should we prepare for it. I myself want his presidency crippled from the second it hatches.

Oh, and before you demand proof this idea is in the air:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/the-danger-of-president-pence
https://www.thenation.com/article/why-mike-pence-is-worse-than-donald-trump/
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/gods-plan-for-mike-pence/546569/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/21/mike-pence-president-democrats-conservatives
https://newrepublic.com/article/142752/dont-fear-president-pence-liberals-welcome-him

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Reply Re: Pence, what do we do if trump is gone (Original post)
DonCoquixote Apr 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2018 #1
leftstreet Apr 2018 #2
caraher Apr 2018 #3
griloco Apr 2018 #4
longship Apr 2018 #5
lapucelle Apr 2018 #6
GWC58 Apr 2018 #7
Mike Nelson Apr 2018 #8

Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 01:29 AM

1. Pence is reputed to be a rather dim bulb, though not as galactically stupid

as Trump. Worse, he's a religious fanatic who has a very bad attitude toward LGBT people, not to mention women who want to control their own reproduction. He might not be quite as inclined to blow up Iran and North Korea but his domestic policies would be predictably horrible. However, he is very probably tainted with some of Trump's crap (he was in charge of the transition, for one thing), which would make him a weak president who would be unlikely to win re-election.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 01:33 AM

2. Great quote here

If President Pence would be so much better for the GOP than Trump, why are nearly all Republicans in Congress refusing even to discuss impeachment?

https://newrepublic.com/article/142752/dont-fear-president-pence-liberals-welcome-him


LOL I guess that answers that!

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 03:10 AM

3. No, Pence is also an idiot

But he is more focused than Trump, with a clear agenda of imposing his own flavor of theocracy on the US. Trump is a narcissist; Pence is an ideologue.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 03:21 AM

4. I'm guessing few Republicans fear Pence

and I'm guessing he's not quite as good a con artist

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 03:34 AM

5. Pence is a dominionist, a unabashed theocrat!

But I don't think he's smart enough to realize that open advocacy for theocracy might not be in his best interests.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 05:33 AM

6. If the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, then the ticket is dirty.

Pence should not be allowed to benefit.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 05:48 AM

7. Pence is anti anything that feels good, feels nice

His reasoning is something like “if Dems are for it we must be against it.” Am I making sense here?

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 05:59 AM

8. The way to...

...control Pence is to VOTE - even if our favorite didn't win the primary! We need a Congress to stop him... and block every appointment to the courts.

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