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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:15 PM

2016-2021: So when did Mike Pence become expendable?

I always assumed that Pence was picked as VP in order to assuage those evangelicals who might be concerned about Trump's sordid past. Maybe it was. It isn't like Pence was immensely popular for any political expertise. But somehow, over a few years, Pence became totally irrelevant except as a Trump rubber stamper and hanger on. Whatever major players he had seemed to bring to the table were now in the Trump camp and no longer gave a s*** about Pence, even to the point that they still support Trump after the Capitol invasion and the attempts to capture and/or kill him.
Can we now put to bed this fable that Evangelicals are remotely concerned with any morality that doesn't fit into a political narrative? I think the answer is quite apparent.

To clarify:
Everyone is expendable to Trump. The OP is about Evangelicals, the Republican party and the now exposed facade of morality that brought Pence into the equation to begin with. Says a lot about Evangelicals.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:15 PM

1. Mike who?

I don't know anyone named Pence.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:17 PM

2. I Dread to hear it too.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:17 PM

3. I noticed that on the campaign signs Pence's name was so much smaller than trump's

Biden and Harris the type was the same size

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Response to Walleye (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:23 PM

7. I always assumed that was by Chump's choice.

His towering, malignantly narcissistic ego would never allow anyone else's name to be the same size as his on a sign.

That would imply they were *gasp" equals. Chump would never allow such a thing!

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:27 PM

9. Absolutely. His name has to be the size of his ego

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:17 PM

4. Everyone not named Donald J Trump Sr. Is expendable.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:19 PM

6. I think that you said it best! Everyone except djt sr. is indeed expendable and throw-away

once their value expires.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:18 PM

5. The day that Trump saw that rightwing evangelicals were more loyal to him.

Pence was just a heat shield to protect Trump from all of his past sexual misdeeds. Once Trump won, with massive evangelical support, Pence became expendable.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:24 PM

8. trDump got what he wanted from Pence,.. his Christo-Fascist,..

.... followers. Once trDump commandeered them he no longer really needed Pence.

Then when Pence wouldn't void the electoral ballot count trDump unceremoniously dumped Pence because trDump felt Pence no longer had blind loyalty to trDump.

What good was Pence to trDump any more ?

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:32 PM

10. We are all Mike Pence.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:31 PM

11. when the evangelical freaks flipped for trump he had no more need for pence. he was way bigger.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:48 PM

13. Right. But my poorly written (apparently) OP was trying to figure out why those evangelicals who

who went for Trump because he added Pence to the ticket...why did they switch to blindly following Trump....even to the point of a possible attempt to kill Pence. Or was Pence just an excuse for bible thumpers to vote for a sinner to begin with?

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:34 PM

12. The day Manafort

lied to Trump about the plane they were flying in had some malfunction, and he slipped Pence in to meet Trump. Pence looked weak and desperate, which he was and Trump owned him from the day forward.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 10:27 PM

14. So when did Mike Pence become expendable?

...the moment he refused to do trumps bidding...

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