Sunday, August 14, 2016

Is Donald Trump being trolled by his own running mate? Maybe.

Courtesy of Politico:

Mike Pence says he is filing his tax returns and will make them available to the public, even as his running mate Donald Trump refuses to do so. 

"When my forms are filed and when my tax returns are released it’s going to be a quick read," the Republican vice presidential nominee said Saturday on WABC Radio's "Election Central with Rita Cosby." "The Pences have not become more wealthy as a result of sixteen years in public service. There's been a lot of sacrifices, we're a middle class family, and it’s been a tremendous honor to serve as I am as Governor of Indiana, and my years in the Congress, and we'll look forward to making all that information available." 

Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, has refused to release his tax returns, citing an IRS audit and advice of his lawyers, despite the IRS having no rule preventing someone under audit from releasing their returns.

So to be clear Hillary Clinton, her running mate Tim Kaine, and now Trump's VP choice Mike Pence are all releasing their tax returns.

Leaving only Donald Trump as the only guy who appears to be hiding something.

Why do I get the feeling that Pence did not clear this with his running mate before going public?


  1. Anonymous11:43 AM

    The U.S.A has a choice to make in November,
    and all who can vote should surely remember.
    A BRAIN in the Whitehouse is just what we need,
    someone who knows the others that lead.

    Someone to Umpire the Senate and House.
    Not a pompous, narcissistic, self-serving louse.
    Who'd wall off the country from those who are brown,
    his insults to women and others abound.
    Actions speak louder than words they say
    Trump's like a small child demanding his way.
    He's badgered and bludgeoned and made us all tired,
    it's time to say, "SORRY MR. TRUMP.......YOU'RE FIRED!!

    FromCAB, Madeira Bch.Fl.

    1. Anonymous1:47 PM

      Very good!

  2. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Pence's face looks like it's photoshopped onto Pence's face. Or maybe sewn on. In either case I believe he is a droid.

    1. Anonymous1:19 PM

      he looks like someone hit him in the face with a board. And the reason he isn't rich from his political career is because he is just as stupid as we know he is.

    2. Anonymous1:27 PM

      That's a Model-7 Mike Pence Blowup Doll.

    3. Anonymous1:35 PM

      I think you're onto something...

  3. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Pence is distancing himself from Trump so that he can continue in politics and hopefully, be able to shun his connection to Don the Con in their failed run for POTUS and VP!

    Will it work for him? Don't think so!

    1. Anonymous12:57 PM

      His political career is still over. He'll never be able to wash off the stink of his association with Trump.

      And might I add, couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

      I'll bet Christie is relieved he was passed over for the VP slot now.

    2. Anonymous1:20 PM

      Nope he is done f-ed and ruined. he'd have been smarter to hang out with palin than trump.

    3. Anonymous3:55 PM

      He will cash in on his political career next spring releasing his new book "TRUMPCAPADES , Running With a Loser".

  4. Pence is quietly trying to save his political ass. Joining this ticket was a hail mary because he was loosing in the polls in IN. Was hoping The Trump Pivot was a real possibility. They are all getting what they deserve. The GOP allowed the Tea Party to hijack the party and now they are paying the price. I cannot wait to view the Republican carcasses come November.

  5. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Maybe the strategy is that Trump will drop out and Pence will be the nominee?

    1. Anonymous12:49 PM

      Maybe Pence will drop out and leave Trump high and dry.

    2. Anonymous12:51 PM

      That's what I am thinking.

    3. Anonymous1:02 PM

      I don't think Trump will drop out. That would label him a quitter. He has already distanced himself from being a loser by blaming the media. Soon he'll blame the GOP (for pulling money and staff), Pence (for too many gaffes) and Melania, just because.

      Now could the GOP kick him to the curb? They still have time. (The sooner the better.) They could basically tell him that if he doesn't make up some excuse and quit now they will pull all of their money and people out and he is sure to lose. I think then he might drop out. At this late stage they'll promote Pence to president and find some stooge to be VP.

      They'll lose.

      But I think they figure it will be a less damaging loss and they might be able to save the down ticket.

    4. Balzafiar1:29 PM

      @12:49PM -- It doesn't work that way. Succession is not automatic in this situation.

    5. Balzafiar1:31 PM

      Sorry. My reply to 12:49PM about succession should have been to 12:25PM.

    6. Anonymous1:34 PM

      If the GOP were less venal they would never have permitted him to run as a Republican. After all, it's not the first time some rich dude has thought he could buy himself the presidency.

      History has taught them nothing. They deserve him. I hope Donald Trump's mental illness deteriorates even further and that he takes them all down with him. It's not enough that he has made Sarah Palin political poison.

    7. Anonymous2:51 PM

      Trump is not going to drop out. He will lose and the excuse is the election is rigged.

      Yesterday he was calling for the police and sheriffs to "patrol" voting sites, so that someone can't vote 10 times.

      Armed law enforcement present is voter intimidation, he is just starting his dictatorship before the election is over.

      We are lucky their "reformation" of Donald hasn't worked,can you image if he wins and the crazy guy shows up at the White House. This way we know exactly who he is.

    8. Anonymous5:07 PM

      Yes, succession doesn't work that way.

      But they'll be changing horses in mid stream.

      Better to keep Pence and move him up than simply replace Trump or create a new ticket altogether.

      Pence will have been campaigning for weeks already, so the least disruption would be to move him to the top of the ticket and then pop in a new VP.

      They'll lose anyway so best to use someone that has no political future anyway. Like Bobby Jindal. Why waste branding someone on that might have a future shot at the White House with this losing ticket? That's another reason they'll keep Pence. Probably why they chose him in the first place.

      They are sacrificial lambs.

  6. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Being a politician looks hard. Like being a prostitute. Only prostitutes can give you pleasure and you know where you stand with them. Pence sold his soul, and now he's trying to get it back. That's not how it works. Donald Trump did one good thing for this country. He dredged out all the god for saken evil people with his words that meant nothing other than the fact that he's mean spirited. The people who support him show their true selves. They are not to be trusted.

    1. Anonymous1:17 PM

      I would say the opposite.

      It looks so easy you think anyone can do it.

      This is what true artists do. Singers make it look so easy you think you can do it too. Actors the same.

      No one really realizes the skill and talent it takes because professionals make it look so easy.

      And yes, politicians are professionals and it is a skill. At the national level it is. You are meant to learn at the local level and work yourself up. Something Trump hasn't done.

      Trump will end up being the William Hung of national politics.

    2. Anonymous1:29 PM

      From what I read of the things Pence has done to workers, teachers, and women in Indiana, there is no soul there.

  7. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Zero chance Trump releases his taxes regardless of what Pence does.

    1. Balzafiar1:32 PM

      You are right on the money. Trump won't show them because he knows, one way or the other, he's not going to be President.

  8. Anonymous12:47 PM

    With 85 days to go until the presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump and his campaign aren't running for president. Instead, they are mounting a protest movement urging people to cancel their subscriptions to the New York Times.

    1. Anonymous5:05 PM

      Trump supporters who subscribe to the NY Times, BAH HAH HAH HAH HAH.
      Excuse me while I wipe the tears from my eyes.

  9. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Payback for Trump making him look like a fool defending the Obama/Clinton ISIS comments after Trump walked them back as sarcasm.

    An easy way to stick it to Trump while remaining blameless.

    Boy, they sure to deserve each other.

  10. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Donald Trump’s Tongue

    ...Nearly two months later, the effort to save Mr. Trump from himself has plainly failed. He has repeatedly signaled to his advisers and allies his willingness to change and adapt, but has grown only more volatile and prone to provocation since then, clashing with a Gold Star family, making comments that have been seen as inciting violence and linking his political opponents to terrorism.

    Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible American president now increasingly concede that Mr. Trump may be beyond coaching. He has ignored their pleas and counsel as his poll numbers have dropped, boasting to friends about the size of his crowds and maintaining that he can read surveys better than the professionals.

    In private, Mr. Trump’s mood is often sullen and erratic, his associates say. He veers from barking at members of his staff to grumbling about how he was better off following his own instincts during the primaries and suggesting he should not have heeded their calls for change.

    He broods about his souring relationship with the news media, calling Mr. Manafort several times a day to talk about specific stories. Occasionally, Mr. Trump blows off steam in bursts of boyish exuberance: At the end of a fund-raiser on Long Island last week, he playfully buzzed the crowd twice with his helicopter.

    Oops,Little Donny is not happy about this article. He's calling 'jihad' on the NYTimes. It's not likely too many of his supporters subscribe, LOL!

    1. Anonymous1:19 PM

      Trump: "I'm Running Against the Crooked Media"; Do Normal Journalistic Standards Apply to Trump?; Treatment of Journalists at Trump Rallies. Aired 11a-12p ET

    2. Anonymous2:43 PM

      Playfully buzzed the crowd twice with his helicopter.

      Did he also playfully shape his hand into a gun and point his fingers at them and scream Bang Bang!?

  11. Anonymous1:17 PM

    And then you have this huge study that debunks everything you thought about who is behind Trump... it isn't the stupids, it's the relatively comfortable middle class white who are scared:

  12. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Makes you wonder all the more why Bernie Sanders so very carefully hid his tax returns from the American people- all the while asking them to trust him.

  13. Anonymous1:24 PM

    WTF? Why??? And during this election?

    FBI will hand over notes on Clinton email investigation to Congress: report

  14. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Next stop on the Trumpa Lumpa campaign tour, Bellevue Mental Hospital

  15. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Fox News host blasts Mike Pence as nothing more than Trump’s ‘clean up crew’

    ...After listening to excuses and spin, Wallace seemed to throw caution the wind and ask the inevitable: “Are you the cleanup crew?”

    To keep track, Trump was being serious, then he said he was being sarcastic, “but not that sarcastic,” Katrina Pierson said he was joking around, Trump said again he was being serious and Pence agrees.

    WATCH: Fox host’s sarcastic interview perfectly destroys Katrina Pierson’s Trump tax return spin

  16. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Mike Pence says he is filing his tax returns and will make them available to the public.
    Well isn't that special, Mikey this is August, your taxes returns were due in April?
    Did you need some extra time to make a few things disappear?

  17. Anonymous3:21 PM

    Sorry to say

    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

    Trump will find a way you for Pence to back out

    Then will tell Pence to back out

    Then Pence will back out of revealing his taxes and claim it was his idea.

  18. Anonymous3:23 PM

    Even though you are running with Trump

    I would like to say thank you Mike Pense for not hiding your taxes.

  19. Anonymous3:30 PM

    Turns the screws tighter on the taxes. Make him pay for not releasing them. BUT the fact that the goppers are now talking about cutting off his money and putting it elsewhere tells you all you need to know about it being TOO LATE to replace him on the ballot. They aren't even talking about that anymore. Time to FOCUS on making down-ballot candidates answer questions about their support for dumpster. Make THEM pay.

  20. Anonymous3:32 PM

    O/T but After Illinois passed a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” five pastors launched a lawsuit, insisting that they can “cure” LGBT people from their affliction.

    After the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, American Counseling Association, American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association all came out in opposition to the practice that can be emotionally and physically abusive, many states began banning the practice of “conversion therapy,” “reparative therapy,” or so-called “pray away the gay” therapies. Ultimately, the American Psychological Association passed a resolution on the appropriate affirmative responses to sexual orientation distress and the efforts some make to change sexual orientation.

    “The American Psychological Association affirms that same-sex sexual and romantic attractions, feelings, and behaviors are normal and positive variations of human sexuality regardless of sexual orientation identity,” the resolution states.

    1. Anonymous5:55 PM

      Does the "cure" include "enhanced baptism"?

  21. Randall3:40 PM

    yeah, and I heard Donald Trump claim that "I want to debate Hillary Clinton very badly."
    I predict he will do exactly that.

  22. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Trump Continues To Solicit Illegal Foreign Donations

  23. Anonymous4:44 PM

  24. Anonymous6:32 PM

    I've always thought that Pence has the physical look of a German War II Officer. His head - large with a strong facial look - surrounded by his stark white hair - with a body that appears to be firm and physically fit!

    He is much more manly in appearance than The Donald ever thought of being. Trump's face and body look 'soft' and I think he is bald under that odd, frontal lay-over of hair!

  25. Anonymous7:34 PM

    Oh and when The Dumbald makes that weird closed mouth puckered jaw face it looks like he has a yuuuuuge tongue buried under the front part of his jowly jaw.

    Ugly, ugly,ugly man.

    Bigly ugly.

  26. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Oh and after all, tRump kids did choose the usa gop vp. It is nice to know that their personal choice will be next inline as possible usa prez candidate. The republican party must feel proud today. Years and years of plotting and planning the ultimate take over and sale of America has finally came to the end. And failed HUGELY like a deflated manofart rump.

  27. Anonymous9:42 PM

    I am glad Trump railed about the NYT article. Trump called more attention to it and more people read it!

  28. Anonymous2:50 AM

    US election: Trump team 'must disclose pro-Russia ties'

    Donald Trump's campaign team must disclose all pro-Russia links, Hillary Clinton's manager has said, following new allegations in the New York Times.
    The paper said ledgers earmarked $12.7m (£9.8m) in undisclosed cash payments from a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine to Mr Trump's campaign head Paul Manafort between 2007 and 2012.
    His lawyer said Mr Manafort had not received any such payments.
    Mr Trump's ties to Russia have been a frequent topic in the US election.
    The New York Times article says Mr Manafort and his business played a key role in advising Ukraine's former pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled after an uprising in November 2013.....

    Mrs Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook said: "Donald Trump has a responsibility to disclose campaign chair Paul Manafort's and all other campaign employees' and advisers' ties to Russian or pro-Kremlin entities, including whether any of Trump's employees or advisers are currently representing and or being paid by them.".....


  29. Anonymous3:03 AM

    Donald Trump is against same-sex marriage

    U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y., called out Donald Trump during a speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia for the Republican nominee's position on same-sex marriage.

    Maloney, who is openly gay and married, said Trump has opposed same-sex marriage and wants the Supreme Court to reverse its 2015 decision that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the United States.

    "It matters who’s leading the country, and it matters if they care," said Maloney, whose Hudson Valley congressional district includes all of Putnam and Orange counties, part of northern Westchester County and the southwest section of Dutchess County. "America, we have a choice. Donald Trump doesn’t care about some families. He’s against marriage equality. He wants to go back."....

    "I think the institution of marriage should be between a man and a woman," Trump said during the interview....

    "I just don't feel good about it," Trump said. "I don't feel right about it. I'm against it, and I take a lot of heat because I come from New York. You know, for New York it's like, how can you be against gay marriage? But I'm opposed to gay marriage."....



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