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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:15 PM

Ireland's openly gay prime minister met with Mike Pence and he had a special message just for him

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Ireland’s openly gay prime minister met with America’s openly homophobic vice president on Thursday. “Vice President Mike Pence invited me and Matt to his home at the Naval Observatory this morning,” Ireland’s Taioseach Leo Varadkar tweeted. “It’s great to be back here for a really warm reception.” But some choice words were saved for when the cameras were on Pence.

“I stand here leader of my country,” Varadkar said to the audience assembled at the residence, “flawed and human, but judged by my political actions and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs.” Pence was sitting to Varadkar’s immediate right, just feet away.

“I don’t believe my country is the only one in the world where this story is possible,” he continued. “It is found in every country where freedom and liberty are cherished. We are after all, all god’s children. That’s true of the United States as well, the land and home of the brave and free." But it’s also true that the vice president’s wife works at a school that bans people like Varadkar and his partner, Matt Barrett.


The same Pence that defended that bigotry was also seen chatting with Barrett before posing for photos. It really so perfectly sums up the giant phony that is Pence, and what a complete joke it is to believe this administration is in any way pro-LGBTQ (cough Maggie Haberman cough). Remember that while Pence is smiling for the cameras, the administration he’s pledged his fealty to is busy implementing state-sanctioned hate.



https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/14/1842122/-Ireland-s-openly-gay-prime-minister-met-with-Mike-Pence-and-he-had-a-special-message-just-for-him?utm_campaign=trending

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:32 PM

1. I hear Pence silently responding

As Varadkar says, "I stand here leader of my country, flawed and human, but judged by my political actions and not by my sexual orientation, my skin tone, gender or religious beliefs" Pence thinks, "That's not the way we do things here."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:37 PM

2. How many hours did Pence spend praying in the shower after this photo?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:43 PM

3. Interesting that Pence's wife didn't attend.

Or maybe they have an agreement that she can't be around two handsome gay men.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:19 PM

4. Mike and his sister look SO uncomfortable....

... I can hear them muttering beneath their breath "get me out of here".

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:17 PM

17. Ha, thats what I was going to say

Gawd they look miserable. Even more than usual.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:23 PM

5. I hope they were miserable.

They are miserable people. Wonder why Pence was there with them. This is the Prime Minister of a country, where is Trump???

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:28 PM

6. Is that his wife there in order to keep temptation away?

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:47 PM

13. no, that's not his wife but I think the other guy is the partner of the PM

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:57 PM

16. *PHOTO CAPTION* (from Daily Kos article):

Taioseach Leo Varadkar (left), Mike Pence's sister Ann, Pence, and Varadkar's partner, Matt Barrett.

Wiki, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Varadkar

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:29 PM

7. the pained look of someone with a permanent stick up their ass. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:32 PM

8. Pence looks like a plastic action figure n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:32 PM

9. Let's not forget that Pence was hostile to women also

when he was governor of IN.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:39 PM

10. The two in the middle just figured out too late that the guys on the outside are humming

"Dancing Queen."

"Feel the beat of the tambourine, oh, yeah!"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:39 PM

11. You think Pence is smiling?

I'm not thinking that's a smile. And his sister looks like she just bit into some moldy cheese.

Pence is an evil man.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:45 PM

12. Ok, so why do those guys still have to wear those boring suit-uniforms

on such formal occasions, while women can wear more-or-less what they like?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:49 PM

14. im wondering if it's Pences wife who is the one who actually in the crap

and if he became religious so she would marry him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:50 PM

15. that pic would look so much nicer without the two in the middle

and just think how nice the pic would have been if Hillary was there.

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