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I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« on: July 20, 2016, 04:12:58 PM »
I mean, the absolutely asinine shit that comes out of this guy's mouth is off the charts. My newsfeeds are flooded with it already. I can't figure out what Trump is thinking partnering with someone who has this many blatant skeletons, but that's a topic for the Duke thread.

Here's a good one to start things off: Pence States Children Who Have Working Mothers Are Emotionally Stunted

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"So am I condemning anyone who has chosen the day-care route?" he wrote.

"Absolutely not. I am criticizing a culture that has sold the big lie that 'Mom doesn't matter.' These statistics should ignite a national debate about the family and precisely who should be raising the next generation of Americans.

"We should seriously rethink a tax code that makes it less and less possible for one parent to stay home with the kids and replace it with a family-friendly system of tax collection.

"Or we could just settle for another generation of adults with good language and cognitive skills but stunted emotional growth. Let's take these findings and put families first again."

Or, you know, ensure maternity leave and affordable child care, but then those rascally womenfolk might get away from the stove again!

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 04:16:43 AM »
I feel obliged to defend this guy, I've been three pennies so far so I could be considered the equivalent of a threepence.  Threepence's are rather small though, I wouldn't make the exchange, unless I start a rap career, but I probably wont.

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Sure, you can have it all, but your day-care kids get the short end of the emotional stick

Some sticks are statistically obliged to be shorter but do emotional sticks have to have short end?
Is it better to get the long end of the emotional stick?
No, I won't be confined by this kind of paradigm promulgated by leftist psychologists.
Should every kid get his own emotional stick to wield as it wills?
Yes I think so, this sharing of the task of caring for kids has kids grouped and learning to share and I don't approve of it.  It's obviously a socialist scheme to impose their ethos on the young.
Just look what it's done, look out the window, it's just not right, you're not happy are you?
No of course not, and we know whose fault it is, it's them, we're not going to put up with it though are we? NO!


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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 08:38:51 AM »
To me it seems pretty clear that Trump is trying to rope more of the Republican base into actively supporting his attempt to become the President of the US. There are also plenty of "independents" who pretty much always vote Republican and who support the regressive social values that Pence promotes. He's got a pretty good record of pandering to the Christian/family/won't somebody think of the children crowd. Trump's own history isn't as ideologically pure.

It's not like that demographic was ever going to vote for Clinton; I think they've had a problem with her for a long time. But with this choice they may be more enthusiastic for the Republican ticket.
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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 12:27:09 PM »
That's the thing though... They weren't ever going to vote for Hillary. Seems like it would make more sense to pick someone more toward the liberal end to pull in Dems who don't really like either candidate. Unless he's planning to swing left now but be like "hey but this bigoted Christian misogynist  dude thinks I'm alright!"

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 05:13:41 PM »
They will not vote for Hillary, but they could 1) stay home; 2) vote Libertarian; or 3) write in a candidate like Cruz, etc.  Trump has a problem - hatred of Hillary (however justified) will not secure him a majority of the electoral college.  He actually has to get votes himself. 

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 06:37:18 PM »
"Condoms are a very, very poor protection against STDs

Also "too modern".

I don't see how there are enough people buying this shit to make a difference.

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2016, 12:21:11 AM »
Pence is an avowed evangelical Christian. He is on record as saying that he is "a Christian, a conservative, and a republican, in that order".

That is enough for me to disrespect him but what the hell, I never intended to vote republican in the first place. He is also a seasoned politician who is clever. He is an elected official despite the fact that he is not held in high esteem in Indiana... except for the other Indiana evangelicals. Pence is a climate change denier, an ardent enemy of abortions for any reason, LGBTs, and a few other things. One of his genius programs was to cut taxes and offset short fall by reducing Indiana education funding.

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2016, 04:58:57 PM »
Indiana guy here. I keep hearing that Indiana residents hate this guy. Now I live in the southern end of the state, but you don't hear that around here. He is very well liked. Now I imagine if you polled far north, and cities with college campuses it would be a different story.

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2016, 08:16:28 PM »
Indiana guy here. I keep hearing that Indiana residents hate this guy. Now I live in the southern end of the state, but you don't hear that around here. He is very well liked. Now I imagine if you polled far north, and cities with college campuses it would be a different story.

Unfortunately there is enough people up north that likes him too. Still makes me want to vomit.
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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 04:20:22 AM »
I hope the Dems have a good convention to turn the tide. Kaine is a solid choice and will match up well against Pence, but Wikileaks threatens o spoil the party with their recent revelations.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to do the honorable thing and resign.  She's played into Trumps hands by showing favoritism toward Hillary.
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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2016, 04:27:33 PM »
The latest news flash, 7:30 PM,  is that Wasserman-Schultz has resigned from her leadership role.  Damn, that is damaging to the DNC because she is a shrewd and influential woman. Something about e mails again?  Sanders operatives plundered DNC or DNC plundered Sanders archives?  We'll have to wait until the smoke clears to get this straight.....or not straight.

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2016, 04:55:42 PM »
If those emails are genuine, then it makes sense for her to fall on her sword, because the DNC wasn't operating according to its own rules. There is no law that states the DNC couldn't just nominate whomever they choose, but they set up their own primary system, and present it as a democratic process. It appears that the DNC meddled in a way that calls that into question to some extent.
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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2016, 09:23:45 AM »
Back to Governor Pence: "Pence: Roe v. Wade Will Be Overturned After Trump Elected" | Newsmax

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"(I) couldn't be more proud to be standing shoulder to shoulder with the next pro-life president of the USA," Pence told the southwest Michigan audience. "I believe we'll see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs."

Both Trump and Pence seem to think that solidifying their base rather than attempting to reach out to the middle of the road will win them the election. I think they're mistaken, but I also think they're likely to continue with that sort of tactic. Trump is a classic "never wrong" narcissist, and Pence is a hardened ideologue.

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2016, 04:47:55 PM »
May the FSM delivers us from the danger of a fundamentalist vice president.

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Re: I feel like Pence needs a thread of his own
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2016, 07:32:00 AM »
Maybe is what this election will be like:

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