Monday, September 19, 2016

Mike Pence, Donald Trump's VP choice, identifies Dick Cheney as his role model. Did anybody else just have a cold chill run up their spine?

Courtesy of ABC News: 

GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said his role model for the number two spot is the last Republican to hold the job -- Dick Cheney. 

“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s "This Week." 

Pence said that, like Cheney, he hoped to be “a very active vice president.” 

“Vice President Cheney had experience in Congress as I do, and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate,” he said.

Holy shitballs!

Are they trying to terrify the American people about their campaign, or are they really this tone deaf?

Just the idea that Dick Cheney, or a Dick Cheney wannabe, would return to running this country is the kind of news that makes the little hairs on my ass crack stand straight up.

And the thing is I am all but certain that he would have powers similar to the ones exercised by Cheney when Bush was in office. To be clear, that would be all of the power of the presidency.

Don't forget that Trump offered that kind of deal to Kasich in order to convince HIM to be his running mate: 

One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who left the presidential race just a few weeks before. As a candidate, Kasich declared in March that Trump was “really not prepared to be president of the United States,” and the following month he took the highly unusual step of coordinating with his rival Senator Ted Cruz in an effort to deny Trump the nomination. But according to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history? 

When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy. 

Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of? 

“Making America great again” was the casual reply. 

I would be very surprised if Trump did not offer Pence a similar deal.

For those who don't know, Mike Pence is a evangelical Christian, who has no respect for LGBT rights, passed one of the strictest anti-choice laws in the country, is beloved by the Koch brothers, and is an adherent to the often mocked trickle down approach to the economy.

In short he is almost as big of a nightmare as Donald Trump and the idea of the two of them being co-presidents is terrifying to say the very least.

41 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Traitor Trump is going to spend his time running his businesses from the W.H. while Pence runs the country.

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  2. I read this yesterday. omg wtf doesn't even scratch the surface.

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  3. Anonymous6:47 AM

    At the risk of bringing tarred and feathered by the lonely hearts club fan base that worships the keyboard you type on, you lost me at the ass crack comment. My Cheerios tried to come back up my throat and try as I might, I could not focus on the rest of the story. Nor could I get that mental picture out of my head. Although I love a clever use of words to make a strong statement and pull the reader in....yuck.

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    1. Anonymous8:36 AM

      As all I could think was dude, I'm happy to recommend a really great Anchorage waxing spa. . .

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    2. Anonymous9:19 AM

      All I could think was, there isn't a hairy ass crack on this planet that I want a mental picture of! Thanks Gryphen!

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    3. Anonymous9:35 AM

      I couldn't read past that either. Gross and unnecessary. Like my addiction to this blog.

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    4. My ass crack and I await your apology for hurting our feelings.

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    5. Anonymous10:00 AM

      I am sorry you are such a hairy ass crack!

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    6. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Butt hurt? Very mature and classy, Gryphen.

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    7. That's better.

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  4. Anonymous6:57 AM

    The visual about the hairs on your ass crack may damage me for life. Please think before you post future descriptions in that vein.

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  5. Anonymous7:02 AM

    And, if this nightmare all becomes true, Trump will sit in the White House and make himself richer - mixing his business deals throughout the world with his role as POTUS. Totally illegal and against the law!

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    1. Anonymous8:38 AM

      Not quite as heinous as Dick Cheney keeping our country perpetually at war so that Halliburton's pockets continued to be filled.

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    2. Anonymous9:50 AM

      Why wasn't Cheney prosecuted and sent to jail for his misdeeds as to Halliburton? Was that up to President Obama to have gone after him? Have no clue.

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    1. Anonymous7:15 AM

      @7:05 am
      Satire, right? /s

      dowl

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    2. Now, I just threw up a little.

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    3. Anonymous7:38 AM

      In other words his taste in women is shitty also, too?

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    4. shoulda checked the transcript first--yes, satire.

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    5. Anonymous8:33 AM

      The Pence statement about Sarah Palin - WTF? Doesn't sound truthful to me at all. Did someone put those words in his mouth. Think he's much smarter than that - Sarah Palin? OMG! Makes me laugh!

      Doubt those are his words! Probably written by a Palin supporter for the specific purpose of putting it on this blog.

      Doubt those words are anywhere nationally - just on this blog!

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  7. Anonymous7:27 AM

    More proof that Pence is as dumb as he looks.

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  8. Anonymous7:29 AM

    Another reason it is great not to arrest Americans for war crimes. Those like the Cheney's can go on forever as if they are honorable great Americans that served our nation.

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  9. Anonymous7:30 AM

    More of a concern than his Cheney-crush are his Dominionist bona fides.

    " Pence is Sarah Palin without the charisma, a conservative Christian nightmare who rejects the separation of church and state, and places his Christian faith above the U.S. Constitution.

    Pence is fond of saying he is “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” and has repeated the self-description often. He is a dangerous religious extremist who dreams of a Christian theocracy....

    Bottom line: Pence is a dangerous religious extremist. If given the chance, Pence would make the United States a Christian theocracy."

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/07/mike-pence-radical-christian-extremist/

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    1. Anonymous8:27 AM

      What a horrible duo - Trump and Pence. They both scare the shit out of me and should every American throughout our country and world.

      One of the last things I want is religion slammed down my throat (Pence)!

      Vote Hillary Clinton! She is the ONLY choice as POTUS beginning January 20 2017!

      All Trump is currently doing is texting and not putting himself our there to publically take questions. I really do think he is afraid and knows he is not capable of answering questions the reporters would throw at him - especially after his fiasco at his new hotel in D.C. The press/media was really pissed (finally!) at him for playing them!

      Perhaps he is studying for the debates and practicing?

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  10. Anonymous7:49 AM

    How will I protect my children if that man is elected?

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    1. Anonymous8:19 AM

      You won't. That is all. Believe Me.

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    2. Anonymous8:42 AM

      You will either all get assimilated and re-educated, or you will have to move out of this country. There are quite a few other, very liveable, lovely, countries, that are way cheaper than the US, and their education more likely than not is better than here.
      If you choose to move to Europe (Germany or one of the Scandinavian countries), education is free - even University is free, and students even get a government stipend, so they do not have to work and can instead concentrate on their studies! (And yes, the free education even is available for Americans!)

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  11. Anonymous7:58 AM

    "...As we noted recently, Janet Porter's entire May Day 2010 prayer rally was built around "7 Mountains" theology; the idea that Christians are to take dominion over, literally, seven specific facets of modern life in order to wrest control away from Satan and his demonic spirits so that Christians can put them to use in bringing about God’s kingdom on Earth: (1) Business; (2) Government; (3) Media; (4) Arts and Entertainment; (5) Education; (6) Family; and (7) Religion

    ...In fact, the official mission from the National Day of Prayer Task Force appears to be 7 Mountains-based (with the one exception being that the Task Force appears to consolidate arts and entertainment under the "media" title and adding the military to fill that open spot):

    The Task Force is run by James Dobson's wife Shirley and includes not only 7 Mountains co-founder Bill Bright's wife Vonette on its leadership committee but also dominionist/New Apostolic Reformation mastermind Peter Wagner on its "board of reference," along with several members of Congress: Representative Michele Bachmann, Representative Lincoln Davis, Representative Bob Goodlatte, Representative Mike McIntyre,

    Representative Mike Pence,

    Representative Joseph Pitts, and Representative Chris Smith.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/creeping-dominionism-religious-right

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  12. Anonymous8:35 AM

    IMHO, Mike is actually the one that the ReThugs WANT - not tRump. tRump will either be impeached or outright killed in an 'unfortunate accident' very soon after his election, and then the Koch Brothers get their man in, and the GOP gets to choose a VP that is according to their liking, too.
    After the Convention debacle, I am pretty sure that this is their plan!

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    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      AS far as the radical, extreme evangelical right is concerned, youbetcha! tRumpy is gawd's vessel for delivering a true beliver to the most powerful office in the history of the world. 7 Mountains. Game. Set. Match. With the Oval Office, Senate, House, Supreme Court, and a whole lot of state & local offices to solidify the revolution.

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    2. Anonymous11:15 AM

      Trump will resign.

      He just wants to win. He doesn't want to live in that public housing dump, the White House. He doesn't want to work.

      He has the attention span of a gnat. He'll quit as soon as he's bored, it's too much work or it starts to interfere with his businesses making money. He'll stay to squeeze the last dollar out of it and then quit.

      I'm guessing within a year.

      The President Pence will move up and get to name his new VP. Who will it be? Paul Ryan? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio?

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  13. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Hey Mike, Dick Cheney called. He's really flattered, and wants to take you hunting this weekend.

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    1. Anonymous9:44 AM

      And, Cheney wants you to bring Trump too! Have fun hunting!!!

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    2. Anonymous10:20 AM

      Please invite Ivanka, too.

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    3. Don't forget Malaria, Don Jr, and Eric.

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  14. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Off topic.

    Some guy in NJ named Chris Christie has his fat ass in a jam!

    https://thinkprogress.org/prosecutors-say-chris-christie-knew-about-bridge-closings-as-they-were-unfolding-2b8e3ed279c6#.lwqr6i8qg

    "Prosecutors from the United States attorney’s office asserted on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has maintained that he had no idea about the plan to close the George Washington Bridge as an act of political retribution, was fully aware of the plan as it was happening back in 2013."




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    1. Anonymous4:54 PM

      Christie is the "Un-named Conspirator" It's part of the Defense's strategy.

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  15. Anonymous10:19 AM


    The mainstream media has simply let go by without attention the fact that Trump has now brought a 100% completely anti-choice woman into his campaign.

    http://www.peacock-panache.com/2016/09/trump-adviser-ban-abortion-without-rape-incest-exceptions-24684.html

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  16. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Cheney was the power behind the puppet's throne.

    Pence will be in an even more envious position. Trump (the idiot) has already said he is going to delegate pretty much everything to his VP.

    I've always said the VP pick is more important the the presidential nominee.

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    1. Anonymous6:25 PM

      In all likelihood that means Pence will pick the Supreme Court Judge to replace Scalia since our do-nothing Obstructionists continue to sit on Merrick Garland's nomination.

      Not that Hillary will be any better. If she's elected, she's not going to nominate Garland either.

      So much for continuing Obama's legacy.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-obama-supreme-court_us_57dab5dae4b08cb140941816?section=&

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  17. Anita Winecooler4:36 PM

    You make it seem like Cheyney is heartless (again). He's a man of conviction, he's against the rights of gays to marry when Mary, the daughter with brains, is openly gay and in a relationship.
    Thanksgiving must be wonderful in that home. Hey Donald, wanna impress the second amendment folks and gain their votes? Go hunting with Cheyney or fire Kellyanne, born in Kenya, and hire Cheyney's lawyer to run your campaign.

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