Friday, July 15, 2016

Mike Pence is the Most Extreme VP Pick in Many Years

He was one of the first Tea Partiers and has a nasty history on race, LGBT rights, and is a religious extremist.

Ironiclally, Pence was a Never Trumper and it was he who was supposed to help Ted Cruz stop Trump in Indiana-and failed miserably. Pence is sort of the opposite of Trump as a conservative insider.

He also disagrees with Trump an awful lot. Here are seven things Politico points to-and the list is probably not exhaustive.

As Hillary points out, though, this is the most conservative VP pick in many years.

Even if he disagrees with Trump on many things, I doubt he'd disagree with his desire to punish women for having abortions.

"Hillary Clinton's campaign ripped Donald Trump's decision to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as running mate Friday, calling Pence "the most extreme pick in a generation and was one of the earliest advocates for the Tea Party."

“By picking Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly divisive and unpopular running mate known for supporting discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that favor millionaires and corporations over working families,” campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement.

"Noting that Pence was one of the first Republicans to join the Tea Party Caucus led by then-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Podesta also made note of a controversial law that Pence signed in 2015."

"As governor, Pence personally spearheaded an anti-LGBT law that legalized discrimination against the LGBT community, alienated businesses, caused boycotts, lost investments and embarrassed Hoosiers — a law he was later forced to revise," Podesta said in the statement. "Pence also personally led the fight to defund Planned Parenthood while serving in the House and fought to pass Indiana's 2016 anti-abortion law, with some of the most outrageous restrictions in the country that threatened women’s privacy and limited their choice. And just like Trump, he’s been a long-time opponent of comprehensive immigration reform."

The statement went on to hammer Pence for his economic proposals and ideas.

“Pence has been no economic leader or friend to the American worker. In fact, he wants to get rid of the very wages that make the middle class possible," the statement continued. "Pence opposes raising the federal minimum wage and signed a law allowing skilled workers in Indiana to be paid less. Under his failed leadership, the incomes of Hoosiers have stalled at 38th in the nation."

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Another source of agreement with Trump who wants to cut America's wages. 

 There are two lists we can make.

1. Those things Trump disagrees with Pence and the GOP Establishment on.

2. Those they all agree on.

Number 2 is a much longer list.

In other news, Trump says he would declare a 'world war' after last night's attacks in Nice, France.

He was actually urged to this position by Bill O'Reilly so is again a case of number 2 and not number 1.

HA Goodman claims that Trump is 'the lesser of two evils'  because Hillary allegedly is itching to start wars and Trump is just a nice racist version of Noam Chomsky-though Noam Chomsky fails to see the likeness.

Goodman claims Trump is 'non interventionist.'

Yes, starting a world war sounds very non-interventionist to me.


  1. The fact that he backtracked on the "religious freedom" bill and that he did the same regarding immigration is what pissed off Erickson. Also Erickson says he has a tendency to only run in "sure thing" cases, and since he's looking at a tough reelection fight, being Trump's side kick sets him up for 2020 (or so he thinks)

  2. Mike, have you seen this? It's hilarious: the new Trump Pence logo... it's worth reading too for the surprise ending (and the comment on what it looks like Trump's T is doing to Pence's P):

  3. Yes, it's already get a lot of commentary I see

  4. Maybe this will be his 3501 lawsuit