Skip to comments.The Danger of President Pence(Hurl alert)
Posted on 10/16/2017 2:35:40 PM PDT by Ennis85
On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled In Trump We Trust, expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, At this point, who doesnt want Trump impeached? She soon added, If were not getting a wall, Id prefer President Pence.
Trumps swerve did the unthinkableuniting Coulter and liberal commentators. After Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea, Gail Collins, the Times columnist, praised Vice-President Mike Pence as someone who at least seems less likely to get the planet blown up. This summer, an opinion column by Dana Milbank, of the Washington Post, appeared under the headline president pence is sounding better and better. Pence, who has dutifully stood by the President, mustering a devotional gaze rarely seen since the days of Nancy Reagan, serves as a daily reminder that the Constitution offers an alternative to Trump. The worse the President looks, the more desirable his understudy seems. The more Trump is mired in scandal, the more likely Pences elevation to the Oval Office becomes, unless he ends up legally entangled as well. Pences odds of becoming President are long but not prohibitive. Of his forty-seven predecessors, nine eventually assumed the Presidency, because of a death or a resignation. After Lyndon Johnson decided to join the ticket with John F. Kennedy, he calculated his odds of ascension to be approximately one in four, and is said to have told Clare Boothe Luce,
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The Clinton people probably went through her husband, an editor for the Washington Post, before it became Bezos' Blog.
My bad, I didn’t know it was already posted.
Pence has performed admirably to this point.
Still I think he’s too much like 41’.
The left also characterized Mitt Romney as dangerous. They would run this kind of article on Mother Teresa if she were the (R) nominee.
I will not soon forgive Ann Coulter.
I didn’t know much about him before this.
It has been my take on things from the start, that the person Trump picked would need to go to school on Trump, in order to fill his shoes at the end of the eight years.
I’m in hopes Pence will, but then who can know?
I don’t see someone else I’d love to see follow on to Trump yet.
people are so delusional-— it is scary
Keep Trump alive and healthy and Pence will be of no concern.
I can think of 3 people. Generally non-politicians. Hannity, Sarah, Bannon. 4 years of on the job training starting in 2020. Let the left freak out so that Trump can threaten to RESIGN 2 years before his term ends. Coattail congress/justice department will keep them safe.
How about Sheriff Clark the black fella?
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