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Mike Pence to launch campaign for president in Iowa on June 7

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By JILL COLVIN

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I think Republicans prefer their Jesus freaks with a side of hypocrisy. Pence doesn't check the "own the libs" checkbox.

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“For four years, we had a close working relationship. It did not end well,” Pence wrote in his book, “So Help Me God.”

I always wonder at people like Pence who do not have a massive revelation about the veracity of their core conservative beliefs after such an obvious betrayal.

I guess Pence will get support from people who want to experience the Handmaid's Tale in real life?

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I think Republicans prefer their Jesus freaks with a side of hypocrisy. Pence doesn't check the "own the libs" checkbox.

Yes. And they want someone who's willing to blow up democracy. Mike "I-Can't-Go-For-That-No-Can-Do" Pence is not their man.

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Mike Pence. Chris Christie next?

waste of time, they just splitting the vote 2 more ways among everyone who is not the orange guy.

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RFK is the only logical choice.

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Yes, the vaccine denier who thinks the CIA killed Grandpa.

Let’s choose that loon. Because the last guy was too sane…

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waste of time, they just splitting the vote 2 more ways among everyone who is not the orange guy.

Donald is done. Hes on tape acknowledging he knew the he had were classified and that he knew he wasn't supposed to have them.

It explains why his lawyers tried meeting the justice department earlier this week/late last week.

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waste of time, they just splitting the vote 2 more ways among everyone who is not the orange guy.

Yes! The major problem with Pence is he is not Trump. The only person who can run for red is Trump and only Trump. It has to be Trump. It can't not be Trump. Trump and only Trump. It's not the Republican party. It's the Trump party. You vote for Trump to help Trump. It's not about America and American people. It's about Trump.

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So choices for Republican candidate:

a lying sexual abuser who is awaiting trial for multiple felonies and is about to be charged with many more, who appears to be an electoral liability.

a wannabe fascist bully boy who is obsessed with the LBGTQ community, but who has surprisingly camp mannerisms

a member of a far right religious cult that wants to strip women of their bodily autonomy, who probably believes the earth his 6000 years old and that we are close to the great revelation.

And in the blue corner there is an old man, past his prime, but one who is quietly functioning very effectively.

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So then who?

Oprah’s spiritual adviser?

82-86 year old Joe Biden?

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So choices for Republican candidate:

a lying sexual abuser

Allegedly

who appears to be an electoral liability. 

To the establishment I will admit that.

a wannabe fascist bully boy who is obsessed with the LBGTQ community,

And rightly so, leave the kids out of this, he shouldn’t let up.

a member of a far right religious cult that wants to strip women of their bodily autonomy, who probably believes the earth his 6000 years old and that we are close to the great revelation. 

And? If that’s what he believes that’s his choice, if he wants to protect babies from murder, his choice, none of us have the right to say he’s wrong.

And in the blue corner there is an old man, past his prime, but one who is quietly functioning very effectively

Biden? Functioning? You are joking right? Lol

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Wow that’s a record for the number of mentions of Trump in one post.

plus the quick response team for another anonymous source “scandal”.

good job guys! Article is about Mike Pence though.

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RFK is the only logical choice.

He recently tweeted fulsome support for Roger Waters....and then deleted it an hour later. He's been nobbled already and as an anti-vaccing nutter has no chance anyway.

Don't you have any normal politicians in the US?

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plus the quick response team for another anonymous source “scandal”.

Lol this old chestnut? What happens next is the audio is released, and then you move on to talking about how it isn't a big deal. Trump supporters do this every time.

What you don't seem to understand is this effectively destroys his argument that he declassified the documents.

Also, it's not just anonymous sources. Numerous people have confirmed the meeting happened.

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Numerous people such as?

people have names don’t they?

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Repent, probably not but the bandwagon is filling up annoying the hell of T.

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Repent, probably not but the bandwagon is filling up annoying the hell of T.

Naw, if anything it helps him.

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Do the GQP want to nominate the sex-offender who’s going to be convicted on multiple felony counts, the race-baiting homophobic automatron who’s as personable as a thumb tack, or someone who could actually win?

(It’s not going to be the 3rd one.)

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Article is about Mike Pence though.

Article is about a lot of things, 45 is named 13 times in it. Oddly enough Oprah and Biden are mentioned only in the comments.

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Biden? Functioning? You are joking right? Lol

He sure whipped your boy's ass by 7 million votes.

And he just made the “Freedumb” goobers look like the morons they are.

Sleepy Joe, Dark Brandon has been kicking GQP ass.

Condolences

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Naw, if anything it helps him.

So why is Trump calling his opponents all the ugly names under the sun?

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None of them have a chance, it’s a fight between Ron or Don.

Bet all your money on this. All of it.

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He sure whipped your boy's ass by 7 million votes. 

Uh-huh! ROFL

And he just made the “Freedumb” goobers look like the morons they are.

Not nearly as the goobers in his administration, take your pick

Sleepy Joe, Dark Brandon has been kicking GQP ass. 

Well, knowing what we know now from the Twitter fired execs and former FBI whistleblowers it seems Biden got a lot of side help to do that because they knew he couldn’t have done it alone.

Condolences

Seems like a resurrection at this point.

Found liable by a unanimous verdict of a jury of his peers. He’s a sex-offender. 

In a civil matter, not in a criminal case. So again, alleged

He’ll be in prison soon enough.

No, he won’t and even if that were at the very least hypothetically possible, Ron would pardon him, either way, not going to happen.

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Despite the fact that CNN who is reporting this, has not even heard the tape either.

The tape exists. The DOJ has it.

And on it, the Great I Am describes (in 2021) having a classified document that he'd like to share but can't because it's classified. So much for the "I can declassify just by thinking about it" claim.

The man who is not Mike Pence is screwed.

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At least Pence was honest enough to admit the 2020 election was not a fraud and his boss lost his lot. He also blamed him for Jan 6, 200 rioters and looters jailed so far.

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Don held on to a classified doc that he knew he had, he hadn’t declassified, that he knew that he couldn’t declassify, that he seems to have waved around.

What. An. Idiot.

This fool will convict himself.

Thankfully, it probably won’t be until after he wins the nomination thereby guaranteeing the GQP another 4 years in the wilderness to ponder its fate.

The phone call undercuts every defense he or his sycophants have ever laid out. It’s on tape. And he did it to himself.

How very very Trump.

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He sure whipped your boy's ass by 7 million votes. 

Uh-huh! ROFL

This denial of objective reality tells one all one really needs to know about the credibility of said poster’s “claims”.

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Maybe Pence is the ONLY decent candidate for GOP...

Chubby Christie again???.. LOOOOOL !!..

RFK is the only logical choice.

Could be, could be..

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Pence for president? A white bread dummy run, a mere blip, nothing more,

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The man who is not Mike Pence is screwed.

No, Pence is screwed right out of the gate.

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I remain convinced that a Sinunu nomination would render the election moot.

But he is far too sane to be the QAnon cult’s nominee.

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Maybe Trump can be his VP.

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Biden? Functioning? You are joking right? Lol

Lol indeed! Looks to me like he is functioning quite well. He our negotiated and out maneuvered Mr. McCarthy on the debt limit bill and left the far right with little to show for all their threats. The eventual outcome of thos negotiations may ultimately lead to Mr. McCarthy's ouster from the Speakership.

As I like to say age and treachery overcomes youth and strength :)

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One has to wonder how someone like Mike Pence can fool themselves into thinking they have even the slightest chance of being nominated as the Republican candidate for President much less elected to that office against a Democratic opponent. He is apparently unable to see himself as others see him.

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Can't blame mike for being optimistic.

donald is heading to prison, ron has a lot of skeletons that are going to come out over the next year, all thanks to donald.

And mike is bigoted enough to appeal to the extremist lunatics at the GOP.

He does have a fair shot at being the losing contender for the next Presidential elections!

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Maybe Trump can be his VP.

In a Jerry Bruckheimer movie perhaps.

But he is far too sane to be the QAnon cult’s nominee.

Sane, the guy has zero policies on anything, but for entertainment purposes I guess.

Lol indeed! Looks to me like he is functioning quite well.

If that’s so over 57% of Dems wouldn’t be worried about this guy and if he’s functioning well why have cue cards with journalists names and photos of them with the questions already on them? Which in itself violates all journalistic standards?

He our negotiated and out maneuvered Mr. McCarthy on the debt limit bill

No, he didn’t get all what he wanted and at least for 2 years got a slight spending cap. Even the Dems don’t like this, so at best it was a draw. Neither side got that what they wanted, but they got a little something.

The eventual outcome of thos negotiations may ultimately lead to Mr. McCarthy's ouster from the Speakership. 

Doubt it.

As I like to say age and treachery overcomes youth and strength :)

Well, seems like the GOP are doing way better than expected.

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No personality so it means he’s a puppet.

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Well, seems like the GOP are doing way better than expected.

You have a comically low bar for success.

As DT rightly noted and as reality shows, Dark Brandon beat your boi like a drum. AND he just took Kevin and the "FREEDUMB!" Caucus to the wood shed.

But by all means, continue your very convincing imitation of Pee-Wee Herman.

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Right-wingers are dumpers when they feel to throw someone under the Trump bus even though they served. A miserable lot really.

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Trump is wondering what Pence has on him.

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If that’s so over 57% of Dems wouldn’t be worried about this guy and if he’s functioning well why have cue cards with journalists names and photos of them with the questions already on them? Which in itself violates all journalistic standards?

Your comment makes me think back a long time ago when I was on active duty at the age of 30, out for my nightly 8 mile run when I heard some children playing in a yard say "30 is so old" Kids I thought to myself. Wait until you are 30 kid. So you have some younguns fretting that the old gray haired guy is losing his marbles. They have no idea what you learn as you grow old in terms of experience and judgement. Joe Biden has been around the block negotiating legislation for a good long time. Kevin McCarthy not so much and it showed. It was rope a dope with the Republicans getting almost nothing in return for all their threats.

All of you also like to ignore the fact that Joe Biden stutters. You don't know it perhaps because stutterers learn to pick their words carefully so they don't use the words they know will cause them to stutter. It is extremely difficult for a stutterer to speak in public and you do not see Mr. Biden stutter in his public speaking, but he has to think through what he is going to say before he says it to avoid certain words. That is what you see when Mr. Biden speaks, not senility or anything else.

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Trump is wondering what Pence has on him.

I think anything he has is just additional. The DOJ has him dead to rights on his phone call.

Watching his attorney flail on TV is not helping.

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I think anything he has is just additional. The DOJ has him dead to rights on his phone call.

Donald Trump just flopped his own balls into the jaws of the vice and gave the handle the first spin. Jack Smith will assuredly tighten that vice further ........

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Donald Trump just flopped his own balls into the jaws of the vice and gave the handle the first spin. Jack Smith will assuredly tighten that vice further ........

Very well put.

To be fair, after Trump opens his mouth, there may not be any play left in the vice for Jack to tighten further.

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The GOP is putting together the strongest candidates in the history of the US.

Of course, Trump will be on the final ballot, but in the end, that's what's best for the USA.

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Maybe Trump can be his VP.

In a Jerry Bruckheimer movie perhaps.

But he is far too sane to be the QAnon cult’s nominee.

Sane, the guy has zero policies on anything, but for entertainment purposes I guess.

What an amazing mega-flip...for four years the MAGA-faithful here could not contain their love, admiration, and praise of Trump's most loyal defender, Mike Pence.

The guy that defended Trump from his "I just grab 'em" comments, even while professing to be a devout evangelical Christian...

The guy who stayed by Trump's side while Mattis, Tillertson, Kelly, Cohn, McMaster, Bolton, et.al. all fled "Crazytown"...

For four years they held him in on a pedestal...and within one minute on Jan 6th, he went from four-year MAGA-hero to traitorous scum...

That's what happens in cults - they turn on their heroes on a dime...

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advisers say he plans to campaign aggressively for the conservative, Evangelical Christian voters who make up a substantial portion of the state's Republican electorate. Pence is an avowed social conservative and is staunchly opposed to abortion rights, favoring a national ban.

These evangelical mentalists shouldn't be anywhere near forming public policy.

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Unironically the best possible option for 2024. With Trump I like a lot of his policies, but not the guy tasked with putting those ideas into practice. Also, way too much baggage and inevitable conflict with people he has to work or negotiate with. Trump always ends up hiring establishment people into his cabinet when push comes to shove.

But let's be honest it's basically Trump vs Biden. Anybody else is irrelevant and not getting the nomination.

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Pence really dominated in his VP debate though last run.

If the Democrats could get someone who could put together a coherent sentence, and without cackling, that would be a positive step.

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knowing what you have said, would do business with you.

Except they do. Cause it’s about who can make money.

There's one born every min, eh? Fools and their money as they say.

How much money did you make fooling people into multi-level marketing scams while you were gone? Or was it time shares?

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Mike Pence?

Well, the guy has a god fearing GOP personality. It lies when the good book isn't in his ear, but when that fear hits, it hits him hard. He believes that a confession absolves him from everything he lies about, including faith to the lies of his president, as VP.

Pence is the biggest hypocrite of them all, which isn't something good when orange face has no god fear(he holds the bible upside down) to ever stop lying, and bunch of groupies(insurrectionists) who will not give Pence the light of day.

And if they felt Pence might win the nomination they have a solution: Hang Mike Pence.

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Except they do. Cause it’s about who can make money.

At least mike's candidacy is not imaginary, he went out and took the effort to register himself as a candidate.

That cannot be said of imaginary businesses as they only generate imaginary money.

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And that decision was only made at a 50% or more probability threshold.

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What an amazing mega-flip...for four years the MAGA-faithful here could not contain their love, admiration, and praise of Trump's most loyal defender, Mike Pence. 

I never liked Pence, most conservatives I know didn’t either.

The guy that defended Trump from his "I just grab 'em" comments, even while professing to be a devout evangelical Christian...

Trump spoke proudly of Wray and what does he do? A Judas, sadly. It happens.

The guy who stayed by Trump's side while Mattis, Tillertson, Kelly, Cohn, McMaster, Bolton, et.al. all fled "Crazytown"...

More like they were crazy, good on Trump getting rid of them.

For four years they held him in on a pedestal...and within one minute on Jan 6th, he went from four-year MAGA-hero to traitorous scum...

Yeah, the establishment keep peddling that ruse we know….

That's what happens in cults -

So what about this current cult in the WH?

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The Republicans think they need a gang against Biden.

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