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Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:00 AM

Pence: Idea of overturning election results is 'un-American'

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday defended his role in certifying the results of the 2020 election, saying he was “proud” of what he did on Jan. 6 and declaring that there is “almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president.”
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“Now there are those in our party who believe that, in my position as presiding officer over the joint session, that I possessed the authority to reject or return electoral votes certified by the states,” he said. “But the Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress

“And the truth is,” he continued, “there’s almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president. The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone.”

[link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/pence-idea-of-overturning-election-results-is-unamerican-mike-pence-donald-trump-american-joe-biden-congress-b1872531.html|]
Emphasis mine

And in the immediate future, as sure as night follows day...

Mike Pence is about to get cancelled ala Cheney
Trump will issue a rant
Tucker will call for extreme measures
All of the 2024 wannabees will move further to the right in their outrage...

And for everyone else - far too little far too late... after supporting the systematic dismantling of democrat norms for four years, get the hell outta here.

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Reply Pence: Idea of overturning election results is 'un-American' (Original post)
Soph0571 Jun 25 OP
malaise Jun 25 #1
underpants Jun 25 #2
malaise Jun 25 #4
malaise Jun 25 #5
niyad Jun 25 #16
lame54 Jun 25 #24
RevBrotherThomas Jun 25 #31
underpants Jun 26 #49
Ilsa Jun 25 #25
Paladin Jun 25 #26
Hugin Jun 25 #30
NanceGreggs Jun 25 #3
kentuck Jun 25 #6
not fooled Jun 25 #33
The Magistrate Jun 25 #7
Lovie777 Jun 25 #8
bucolic_frolic Jun 25 #9
smb Jun 25 #11
area51 Jun 25 #20
-misanthroptimist Jun 25 #10
EndlessWire Jun 25 #12
twodogsbarking Jun 25 #18
Ilsa Jun 25 #27
ProfessorGAC Jun 25 #39
Freddie Jun 25 #13
Marcuse Jun 25 #23
GB_RN Jun 25 #43
Evolve Dammit Jun 25 #14
Roy Rolling Jun 25 #15
twodogsbarking Jun 25 #17
Botany Jun 25 #19
Politicub Jun 25 #21
Jon King Jun 25 #22
StarryNite Jun 25 #32
jimfields33 Jun 25 #36
Martin Eden Jun 25 #28
Tarc Jun 25 #29
packman Jun 25 #34
Scrivener7 Jun 25 #45
gratuitous Jun 25 #35
toughtony Jun 25 #37
ProfessorGAC Jun 25 #40
yellowcanine Jun 25 #38
Cosmo Blues Jun 25 #41
Bucky Jun 25 #42
Javaman Jun 25 #44
Midnight Writer Jun 25 #46
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 25 #47
COL Mustard Jun 26 #48
Dan Jun 26 #50
bucolic_frolic Jun 27 #51
JohnnyRingo Jun 27 #52
Warpy Jun 27 #53

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:04 AM

1. Mother must have told him to jump ship

after DeathSentence beat him in the poll - fuck off loser

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:07 AM

2. BREAKING NOOSE!

I just thought of that. First cup of coffee too. It’s all upside from here.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:11 AM

4. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah - most excellent!

I see what you did there.
I'm on my second cup

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:11 AM

5. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah - most excellent!

I see what you did there.
I'm on my second cup

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:19 AM

16. you nearly owed me a keyboard.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:22 AM

24. Way to hang in there, Mike

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Response to lame54 (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:46 AM

31. Oh my!

I see what you did there. Mother is not pleased...

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Response to lame54 (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 09:48 AM

49. Oh!

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:22 AM

25. LOL. I bet you have a great weekend ahead! nt

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:22 AM

26. Bravissimo! (nt)

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:43 AM

30. +1 n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:10 AM

3. It's a trial balloon.

Pence has nothing to lose at this point. Why not throw a bowl of spaghetti at the political wall - and see if it sticks?

Whatever.

I don't see Hang Mike Pence! as a favourable sign.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:14 AM

6. He probably saw the poll where DeSantis defeated Trump...

...and he didn't want to be associated with a "loser". So he thinks this is the time to cut him loose? The base will never accept him.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:53 AM

33. Yeah, and

his words strike me as exceptionally weaselly, even for him--pukes aren't trying to pick presidents based on one person overturning an election, but rather an entire infrastructure of crooked election officials, judges, and legislators who would install loser puke candidates.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:16 AM

7. One Almost Feels Sorry For The Man, Ma'am

Patriots don't want him and traitors won't have him....

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:19 AM

8. See-saw . ...



Anti-shithole (maybe) brigade.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:40 AM

9. Pence gets highest marks for Opportunism by Osmosis but far too little too late

Is that OO? Pence OO?

Said with all the conviction of an undertaker masquerading as a doctor

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:48 AM

11. What Is He Hoping To Accomplish At This Point?

His name is mud among sane people, and his name is mud among MAGAtroids. He's through.

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Response to smb (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:02 AM

20. +1 n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:41 AM

10. I intensely disagree with Pence on almost everything.

But he certainly seems to have found one area where we agree. Given the pressure he was (and is) under, I'm forced to respect his fidelity to his understanding of the Constitution.

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:02 AM

12. I'm not forced to respect anything about the guy.

He stood behind Trump and gazed adoringly at him as Trump trashed the Constitution and attempted to posture himself as a Dictator. Plus, he's still buddies with a guy who would have gladly seen him hung during the Insurrection attempt. I don't respect that. But, Party Over Country. At least he is consistent.

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:38 AM

18. Even the blind squirrel

finds a nut sometimes.

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:26 AM

27. By Saturday night, ex-VP Milquetoast will be apologizing for

his remarks and blaming them on Satan. (Actual Satan, not Gov. Ron DeSatan.)

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 10:32 AM

39. He'll Blame The Media

For quoting exactly what he said!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:12 AM

13. Who would have thought

That an elected official adhering to the mandates of the Constitution would be considered an extraordinary act of bravery. What would have happened if he had given in and done as ordered? He knew he was the only one who could save the country at that point and he did the right thing despite incredible pressure and death threats.
Of course he will get the Liz Cheney treatment. Perhaps he believes the party will snap out of it someday. I hope he’s right. It’s those Republicans that are working both sides of the fence (like my “moderate” Congressman, Brian Fitzpatrick) that are truly evil.
I thoroughly disagree with Pence on his political views, especially the misogyny, but I have to give him credit for having a spine when it mattered.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:21 AM

23. Pence is like the father who brags that he takes care of his kids. He is SUPPOSED to do his duty.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 12:07 PM

43. There Will Be A MAGAt Contract Out On Him

By the weekend, I'm sure. Some dumbass Oath Keeper, 3%er, Proud "Boy", or other loser. Yes, this IS snark, but only barely.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:14 AM

14. Is he as troubled and concerned as Susan Collins though?? They were going to HANG you, dumbass

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:17 AM

15. Who is he Talking To?

Who doesn’t know what he’s saying but the deplorables?

Who is he talking to?

Just STFU already.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:26 AM

17. Pence on a fence.

Just another Dr. Seuss book.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:01 AM

19. Pence was well aware of the Russian "rat fucking" of our election in 2016 and dismissed it ...

... because "the left" would use it to try to delegitimize the election results.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:03 AM

21. He's pathetic loser.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:15 AM

22. He did the right thing only after calculating its effect on him and his family...

Pence is purely transactional like most Repugs. He has 3 kids with nice lives based on his connections. These nice lives depend on a stable country. His kids make money under both Dems and Repugs.

So he calculated that if he did not certify the results there would be total chaos and riots and the country pretty much brought to its knees. Thus the cushy lives of his family would be disrupted.

No way a morally bankrupt snake like Pence did a thing because it was constitutional or the right thing to do. He and his wife calculated the pros and cons of both decisions and decided that certifying the election had more benefit to them and theirs than not certifying it.

If he could, he would welcome a dictatorship by Trump where he stood at his right hand...if he could also have a stable country to go along with it. He calculated that he could not have both.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:51 AM

32. Spot on!

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Response to Jon King (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:57 AM

36. One of the kids is in the military so not sure he's making much.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:36 AM

28. Mike Pence had his head way up inside Trump's ass since in 2016

And it took him this long to smell something he didn't like.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:38 AM

29. He's a terrible human being 95% of the time, as is Liz Cheney

It's ok to give these people props when they dip into that 5%. It doesn't mean you endorse everything they believe in.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:54 AM

34. Had a fleeting moment of respect for Mike

Then it disappeared

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Response to packman (Reply #34)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 02:56 PM

45. I thought, "He said that? He's right!" And then I became very frightened

and checked to make sure I was still in my own body.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 09:55 AM

35. And it only took a little over five months to stumble across this concept

You're a real intellectual heavyweight there, Mike.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 10:10 AM

37. You Didn't Have to Be There To Know...

That pence told trump there was nothing that could be done. WHAT AMAZES ME IS HOW MANY ELECTED OFFICIALS WE HAVE IN OUR GOVERNMENT WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS IN THE US CONSTITUTION. It's bad enough that we had thousands of racist crackheads storm the capital "FOR NOTHING", they're stupid, you expect as much from them, but if you're an elected official you should know better. Why did trump want pence to so something "he knew" was not going to help him.

NANCY PELOSI WAS RIGHT, "ALL ROADS LEAD TO PUTIN." TRUMP, THE FREEDOM CAUCUS, ARE ALL RUSSIAN ASSETS. And I believe that many of those rioters were also russian assets. This explains their loyalty to trump. trump has the goods on all of them. It can't just be racism or extremism, it has to be something deeper.

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Response to toughtony (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 10:35 AM

40. Welcome To DU, Tony!

Good post.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 10:25 AM

38. Too little way the effin too late.

He should have invoked the 25th amendment the day of the insurrection and ordered in the national guard as CIC.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 10:58 AM

41. Words are not going to negate

What Pence has done while governing, let the canceling begin

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 11:00 AM

42. "Let's try having a spine for a while"

Just to see if it fits. No commitment

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 12:38 PM

44. the sentient houseplant who also lacks a spine now suddenly feels it's okay to say something.

fuck off, you opportunist pile of worthless garbage. go back to your radio job and your sychaphants.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 04:29 PM

46. Overturning election results is indeed un-American, but it is also mainstream Republican.

It is Pence's Party of choice that has abandoned democratic principles.

Whose Party nomination does he think he is running for.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 08:48 PM

47. Pence is breaking with TFG

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 05:37 AM

48. I Would Disagree With Him On Almost Every Issue

But on this one, he’s right and he deserves credit for the stance he took.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jun 26, 2021, 11:43 AM

50. After 4+ years of screwing America, it is too late to

Talk about your virginity.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 09:08 AM

51. Un-American equals Russian

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 10:44 AM

52. Looks like it'll be Trump / Gohmert 2024

Or more likely Margaret Taylor Greene, but it doesn't fit a bumper sticker

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Jun 27, 2021, 05:10 PM

53. Too bad his garbage party isn't listening

Given the small size of the crowd and how many left in the middle of Dumdum's whinefest last night. I'd have to say people are getting pretty sick of the posturing and the Big Lie, whether or not the believe the Big Lie. The shtik has just gotten stale and they need some novelty.

I don't know if they can come up with another slick snake oil salesman by 2024, it might be too soon. However, if they hang together at all as a racketeering organization in political party drag, you can bet one will be along, capped teeth and stage prsence.

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