The down side of Trump Impeachment, Pence.
Posted: 26 October 2017 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s an interesting read.  Anyone have any thoughts to share after reading it?

Letter from Washington
October 23, 2017 Issue
The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.

By Jane Mayer
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/the-danger-of-president-pence

... If the job is a gamble for Pence, he himself is something of a gamble for the country. During the tumultuous 2016 Presidential campaign,
relatively little attention was paid to how Pence was chosen, or to his political record. And, with all the infighting in the new Administration,
few have focussed on Pence’s power within the White House. Newt Gingrich told me recently that the three people with the most policy
influence in the Administration are Trump, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Pence. Gingrich went on, “Others have some influence,
such as Jared Kushner and Gary Cohn. But look at the schedule. Pence has lunches with the President. He’s in the national-security briefings.”
Moreover, and crucially, Pence is the only official in the White House who can’t be fired.

Pence, who declined requests for an interview, is also one of the few with whom Trump hasn’t overtly feuded.
“The President considers him one of his best decisions,” Tony Fabrizio, a pollster for Trump, told me.
Even so, they are almost comically mismatched. “You end up with an odd pair of throwbacks from fifties casting,”
the former White House strategist Stephen Bannon joked, comparing them to Dean Martin, the bad boy of the Rat Pack, and “the dad on ‘Leave It to Beaver.’ ”

Trump and Pence are misaligned politically, too. Trump campaigned as an unorthodox outsider, but Pence is a doctrinaire ideologue.  ...

She also did a Fresh Air interview: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/18/558525943/understanding-mike-pence-and-his-relationship-to-trump-his-public-role-is-fawnin

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Posted: 27 October 2017 03:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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We can discuss the dangers of a POTUS Pence but to me the greatest, though by far not the only danger, comes from the religious fanatic ideas he holds.  Long story short we would simply be replacing a nut with a nut and through out history the worst fanatics have been religious fanatics.  So don’t bet the farm on either problem coming from the White House.

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Posted: 27 October 2017 09:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Pence would be worse. Donny is a dope but a dope who likes his ego stroked. Therefore he’s easily manipulated. Pence on the other hand has rock solid fanaticism that no amount of ego stroking will cure. Jimmy Carter nailed it early on when he was asked about Trump vs Cruz who at the time seemed to be the leading candidates. Carter said he preferred Trump because he is “malleable”. Of course Cruz jumped on that as Carter saying Trump is weak. Ability to change is seen as a weakness by religious fanatics, whereas the rest of us call it intelligence.

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Posted: 27 October 2017 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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CuthbertJ - 27 October 2017 09:36 AM

Ability to change is seen as a weakness by religious fanatics, whereas the rest of us call it intelligence.

Yup, that cuts right to the core of the problem.

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