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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:44 AM

For Pence, Impeachment Inquiry Will Test A Political Path Shaped By Faith

From https://www.npr.org/2019/11/22/781552687/for-pence-impeachment-inquiry-will-test-a-political-path-shaped-by-faith

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For Pence, Impeachment Inquiry Will Test A Political Path Shaped By Faith

November 22, 20195:04 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition

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Political calculus, faith calculus

To understand Pence, it's instructive to read his 1980 Hanover College senior thesis, says journalist Tom LoBianco, author of Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House.

"It's all about Abraham Lincoln's ambivalence towards organized religion, his own agnosticism and how that played to his own political peril in his career," LoBianco said. "And I'm reading this and I'm like, this isn't about Abe Lincoln. This is about Mike Pence. You can see him reasoning through the political calculus with the faith calculus."

Even at 21 years old, Pence understood how politics and religion work together.

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sl8 Nov 22 OP
C_U_L8R Nov 22 #1
NNadir Nov 22 #2
dawg day Nov 22 #5
irisblue Nov 22 #3
SWBTATTReg Nov 22 #4
dawg day Nov 22 #6

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:49 AM

1. Apparent truth and honesty don't figure in his faith.

Seems he's got a pretty low-integrity belief system.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:05 AM

2. No one associated with Trump takes"faith" seriously.

Period. It's all an affectation.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:11 AM

5. Yes, good point.

It is a testament to their lack of faith that they scorn a genuine man of faith who lives this faith, Jimmy Carter, and revere a completely amoral man.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:13 AM

3. Thx for this. I heard it live this AM

🤢

Sucking up

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:25 AM

4. Voters in Indiana were about ready to kick this guy's a&& out of office.

The fact that he got a reprieve from rump leads me to believe IMHO that something slimy and/or worse about pence exists out there...otherwise, why would rump mess w/ pence?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:14 AM

6. Manafort not just chose Pence.

He staged a plane problem to keep Trump with him until he chose Pence for veep. Manafort is Putin's, so we know who wanted Pence.

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