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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:30 AM

Pence heads to Europe on reassurance tour

Source: Reuters

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will seek on Saturday to soothe allies unnerved by his boss' unorthodox statements on Russia and NATO as he stresses America's commitment to Europe during the first major foreign address for the Trump administration.

Pence will tell the annual Munich Security Conference that Europe is an "indispensable partner" for the United States, a message he will repeat privately in meetings with a dozen leaders over the weekend and on Monday, a senior White House foreign policy adviser told reporters.

"We are the most secure and most prosperous when both the U.S. and Europe are strong and united," the adviser said, previewing Pence's trip.

President Donald Trump alarmed allies during his campaign for office by breaking with traditional Republican views on the transatlantic relationship.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-europe-idUSKBN15W0BB?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58a6cad404d3011b8d6b9cab&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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Reply Pence heads to Europe on reassurance tour (Original post)
Miles Archer Feb 17 OP
Skittles Feb 17 #1
gordianot Feb 17 #2
Frogg Feb 17 #3
LineReply .
demotux Feb 17 #4
mnhtnbb Feb 17 #5
Vinnie From Indy Feb 17 #15
starshine00 Feb 17 #19
cstanleytech Feb 18 #26
NNadir Feb 17 #6
BumRushDaShow Feb 17 #7
dalton99a Feb 17 #21
Cha Feb 18 #31
Buckeyeblue Feb 17 #8
Native Feb 17 #9
Friend or Foe Feb 17 #10
fleur-de-lisa Feb 17 #23
malthaussen Feb 17 #11
MBS Feb 17 #12
muntrv Feb 17 #13
NCjack Feb 17 #14
pangaia Feb 17 #16
Nitram Feb 17 #17
DK504 Feb 17 #24
not fooled Feb 17 #18
forgotmylogin Feb 17 #20
Orsino Feb 17 #22
MiniMe Feb 18 #25
potone Feb 18 #27
KT2000 Feb 18 #28
njhoneybadger Feb 18 #29
Spider Jerusalem Feb 18 #30
delisen Feb 18 #32
librechik Feb 18 #33

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:31 AM

1. oh here we go

if they're smart across the pond, they'll protest that asshole too

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:36 AM

2. Pence is just a glob of grease in the well oiled machine.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:39 AM

3. Oh goodie...maybe he will ask the allies if they have any funerals for fetuses scheduled or

Maybe a request to tour their gay conversion centers. This loon can only make things worse...remember, he is supposed to be the reasonable one in this shitshow.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:50 AM

4. .

He can try to reassure all he wants while his boss f*cks up everything every day. I hope Pence gets so much anger thrown at him that he ponders resigning.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:59 AM

5. Looks like Pence is trying to distance himself from the unhinged boss by

going on a foreign policy mission trying to behave like a grown up.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:56 AM

15. +1

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:43 AM

19. yep it is clear they cannot send Trump

 

which is terrible.

you know, Trump's admirers are so far gone, if he is impeached, many of them may literally go insane.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:57 AM

26. The only distance he can put that would mean something other than empty words would be

to submit his resignation and issue a press release that Trump is to crazy even for him to deal with.
He wont though because he sees the potential for him to move up to become President either after Trumps term is up or after Trump is impeached so Pence as far as I am concerned can go fuck himself.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:02 AM

6. The man selected by an insane person will be going to Europe to say everything's...

...wonderful and anyone who doesn't agree is buying into fake news, the term invented for the supporters of the insane SCOTUS?

Sending Pence to Europe is like sending ISIS to a Christmas party.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:25 AM

7. Apology tour

carried out by a Christo-fascist on behalf of the unhinged lunatic in the Oval Office.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:30 PM

21. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 07:12 AM

31. Yep, ain't America grand. Actually we are mostly.. just

the government blows big chunks of fascist bullshit

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:52 AM

8. Pence's role will diminish

I think we will begin to see less and less of him. I'm guessing he and 45 don't like each other. I think his religious views are genuine (which makes him dangerous). But those views make him loathe 45. He's taken one for the team. And he'll be ready if called upon.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:02 AM

9. Yeah, until he becomes our next president.

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Response to Native (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:24 AM

10. I never thought I'd see the day that Max Headroom

became President

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_(character)&h=473&w=628&tbnid=nnEPd1c1ON7_7M:&vet=1&tbnh=151&tbnw=200&docid=dotwGBufKIo0hM&itg=1&usg=__HgenS_AQpD18SLYkJFjskALPM6c=&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi3iIehnZfSAhWFSiYKHYQHDPEQ_B0IfzAK

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Response to Friend or Foe (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:54 PM

23. LOL! So that's who Pence reminds me of! eom

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:36 AM

11. Hide the wimmin and lock up the likker.

Or is it t'other way 'round?

-- Mal

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:37 AM

12. Good luck with that.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:52 AM

13. Europe to Pence: Piss off!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:55 AM

14. Pence is probably exploring opportunities for political asylum for #45 and his V-P. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:19 AM

16. "U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will seek on Saturday to soothe allies..."

Like that is really going to work.

Just look at the guy..look at his haircut, his eyes, his movements.. he's an alien !!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:37 AM

17. Are they planning to knock off Trump while Pence is abroad so he won't be tainted?

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Response to Nitram (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:57 PM

24. Yep.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:41 AM

18. "I'm an extremist nutjob who hates everything modern and functional about your countries"

"Please take me seriously"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:27 PM

20. Haha! "Reassurance Tour" When has this ever happened?

"Encouragement! Boom!"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:36 PM

22. Shouldn't there first be an assurance tour? n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:48 AM

25. An apology tour?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 03:59 AM

27. The idea that anyone could think that Pence...

would be capable of being reassuring to our allies (former allies?) is in itself an alarming sign of unreality. Those poor Europeans!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 04:04 AM

28. the Netherlands is amping up

their military training. Retired military are being called back to train their active troops for combat in case of war. This is according to a woman who lives there. I wonder what other countries are doing in response to tRump.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 04:25 AM

29. How can all these slim bags lie

with such impunity.They are all well suited to each other.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 04:31 AM

30. Is he going to be going around and telling people "don't worry, he'll be gone in two months"?

Because that seems like the only thing that'd be reassuring, at this point.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 07:53 AM

32. The new whitewashing of Pence is unacceptable .He is part of the tainted ticket.


Pence can never be acceptable if we are to be a democratic republic. The Republican party and its role in undermining our form of government is what is at issue.

The election manipulations by the Republican Party and its candidates has been going on since 2000 and the failure to halt them has gotten us to the point as a country where we are on the brink of dictatorship and rule by a foreign power.


Blatant Lies in a presidential campaign can no longer be accepted as just the way politics is played.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Feb 18, 2017, 10:50 AM

33. more "protect President Pence" strategy

why, Pence wasn't even in the country when Trump... fill in the blank. He's completely innocent. So go ahead impeach Trump.

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