Anaxagoras wrote:Briefly though, Pence wasn't chosen only because he is a conservative Christian, but it certainly was one of the factors that went into the decision.
"Jane, you ignorant slut!"
I really fail to see any other reason. The PsychoCons may have not been enough force in a whack-job like Cruz but, frankly, I think enough of them knew Hillary would wipe the floor with him. Though, when you think about it, with her e-mails and other failings . . . if we ended up with . . . "President Begin Your Day on Your Knees Cruz?!!" Whenever I hear some Crybaby scream about "I would take anyone but Trump" I remind them of Cruz . . . and Even Dumber Bush . . . and The Fat Man. [Get on with it!--Ed.]
Right! I think Trump knew he needed a very hard right religious conservative to make
the PsychoCons vote for him. He is about as believable religious as Bill Clinton walking around with a Bible after he used it to wipe Monica's lipstick off his dick. He sensed it when he made the brief "mistake" of letting it be known he did not give a shit about bathrooms.
Though one could say this: Pence comes off as "well meaning" with less of a tendency to shoot his mouth off like Uncle Joe. He has been supportive--see North Korea--but he also knows this position is a gift of sorts. Believe me, I can regale on the negatives of Pence. Publicly, he is behaving. No rallies about how we should "Pray the Gay Away" so far.
As to the flip on abortion, I fully agree that it was for practical political reasons and not because of a religious conviction. But that's sort of the point too: what he believes in his heart (if anything) doesn't matter, it's what he says out loud and what he does that counts.
Oh indeed. But I also think Trump is a pragmatist if "What's Good for Trump" is in the definition of "pragmatist." I would not be surprise if he actually did
try to form a coalition with moderate Dems and Republicans against the unreasonable conservatives. This will not happen since there are not to many moderate anythings and the Dems are too butt-hurt to work with him on anything that does not involve him on his knees [For the sake of the commonweal, we shall end this tangent before he evokes the names of Congresswoman Pelosi or Senator Schumer in a way that may be connected with that position.--Ed.]
I seem to recall that there used to be a few pro-choice Republicans. They are very much a dying breed.
I am not sure about that, but that is more wishful thinking rather than actual evidences-thanks. Though I do very much agree with:
I think both parties are now hostage to the "activist" part of their base, at least on certain issues, abortion being one of those issues.
Very much so. The PsychoCon influence on the Republicans is as destructive as the Surrender Monkey
influence on the Democrats. I sometimes think too many Republicans think, "they would never actually make abortion illegal
" the same way too many Democrats think, "we would never actually abandon
our role in the world to Russia, China, and Schenectady." Of course, nothing promotes stupidity like smart people doing nothing or, worse, expecting others to be smart. So while I understand Trump's "flip-flop" I can condemn it just as we should celebrate his moderation on some other stances--which may have been so much rhetoric. If it sounds like waifu
"congratulating" you on not spraying the walls and getting it all in the お手洗い . . . well . . . the bar is low here.
So to that extent, whether he actually believes it or not is irrelevant as a practical matter. What matters is that he will need votes from evangelicals to be reelected. So he will do something, at least, for them (and already has).
Yup. But a lot will, I think, depend on:
1. Whom the Democrats nominate.
2. The Economy Stupid [Copyright James Carvell.--Ed.] "Kopjiwreicht!"
3. Role in World: are we respected, feared, and are things NOT happening like NK not going full fuck, Russia starting to play nice, oh look! UNICORNS!
4. Much like the above: the country and world is not nearly as bad as the naysayers thought.
As much as I recognize the eschatological level of FAIL that was Obama . . . was it that
bad? Bad enough for people to "dump" him? Maybe if the Truth[Tm.--Ed.] about Bengazi and the lies of Tom Smothers
Harry Reid were known . . . and if Pete Carroll ran the ball . . . and Tom Brady saw Gronk . . . and she did not open the door to the basement LIKE I TOLD HER NOT TOO we all get ice cream!
But not ponies.
Ponies would be Nice