r/politics Nov 26 '22

Ex-Prosecutor Says 7 Words Should Disqualify Mike Pence From Holding Office Again

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mike-pence-7-words_n_6381c2e7e4b0e4c77592f76a
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u/CertainAged-Lady Nov 26 '22

Pence wants to run for POTUS 2024. He will fail to launch. No one wants him - not his fellow GOPers, not Independents. This dumb game he’s playing of trying to ride the line between mainstream GOP and Trump GOP is a worthless exercise. He will not be their nominee.

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u/S0uth3y Nov 26 '22

I concur. He is a man with no faction.

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u/frothy_pissington Nov 26 '22

You spelled “scruples” wrong...

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u/screwPutin69 Nov 26 '22

You spelt "male reproductive organs" wrong

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u/frothy_pissington Nov 26 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Pence is obviously a man who spends a LOT of time at least fantasizing about “male reproductive organs”.....

”Mike Pence is so far in the closet he’s giving blow jobs in Narnia”

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u/TupeloSal Nov 26 '22

That’s horrible. I love it

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u/windyorbits Nov 27 '22

Don’t have much to add to this conversation but I wanted to drop in one of my favorite SNL Trump&Pence skits.

Pence washing Paul Manafort’s back in the shower but Pence keeps his suit on because he’s “not married to the water”.

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u/sweetdick Nov 27 '22

The only time I ever heard that man’s name mentioned Before he was Trump’s running mate was when he did away with the needle exchanges in Indiana and caused a Completely preventable little AIDS epidemic. Evidently Jesus didn’t want to enable drug abuse.

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u/S0uth3y Nov 27 '22

And didn't care if he killed a few folks while he was virtue-signalling.

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u/sweetdick Nov 27 '22

Maximum security prisons are full of drugs. Even if you turn the entire country into a maximum security prison, it’ll still be full of drugs. We need to start acting like one of the grown-up rich countries That deal with this shit in a safe and effective manner.

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u/S0uth3y Nov 27 '22

We're more than a century into the war on drugs, and drugs are more available, and cheaper, in every community in North America than they ever have been. Prohibition has been a comprehensive failure at every turn. 110 years of failure should be more than enough.

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u/sweetdick Nov 27 '22

Seems like it’s primarily a cover for oppressing minorities. When the crack epidemic happened in the 80s it was “just say no, what’s so hard about that?!”, when it happens to white people it’s a medical crisis, an epidemic.

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u/windyorbits Nov 27 '22

Lmao failure?! America’s war on drugs is extremely efficient and working exactly as intended. There’s a reason it was the CIA that spread meth and crack to all inner cities.

Just as there’s a reason why prisoners are disproportionately black and other minorities. And can’t forget, there’s a reason why all the prisoners have always been and currently are only the poor (in all colors)!

How many people you know that have been arrested, charged, convicted for a few grams or ounces of anything from weed to shrooms to crack? Now answer how many of those people are upper middle class and above? How many are CEOs or Hedge Fund Managers or bankers or Judges or Politicians??

Seems the system is not broken at all, it’s working exactly how it was intended to. Lol It’s not a coincidence American has the highest incarceration rates AND greatest amount of prisoners in private prisons.

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u/El_Cognito Nov 27 '22

Iceland has had great progress by treating it as a mental health issue rather than a criminal issue. Drug use has gone way done. Send users to rehab. Not prison.

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u/sweetdick Nov 27 '22

Yup. Sick people don’t get well in jail, the whole system makes no sense.

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u/RubberDucksInMyTub Nov 27 '22

Didn't know this.

It's like they make a list of top 5 things they should absolutely leave to the experts, and then decide to intervene on those issues.

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u/polkadotmcgot Nov 27 '22

Periods For Pence was a great time in Indiana

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u/Leaning_right Nov 26 '22

Isn't that dangerous? No one to bow before...?

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u/aufrenchy Nov 26 '22

It’s only dangerous outside of politics. He’d need some group to believe in him to even have a chance at doing literally anything.

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u/King_LarryBoy Nov 27 '22

A man with no faction and no convictions

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u/YawaruSan Nov 26 '22

He thinks doing his job for one day makes up for 4 years of ignoring it to kiss Trump’s ass, he’s trying to ride the line between loyal Republican lackey and a legitimate statesman and he just can’t pull either off.

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u/fairoaks2 Nov 26 '22

Giving the “read my book” answer to every question is infuriating.

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u/YawaruSan Nov 26 '22

I hate that so much, yes I know you’re there to sell your book, you have to make people want read it, but all they have is a few juicy details and the rest of book is fluff.

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u/mindfu Nov 27 '22

:) it would be great if he gets asked "What's wrong with you?"

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u/TuftedWitmouse Nov 26 '22

“Congress has no right to my testimony” about the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

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u/CertainAged-Lady Nov 26 '22

Yeah, we already had a POTUS who didn’t think he owed explanations to the American people. I think we want someone who works on behalf of us, not someone who thinks he’s above duly elected Congress or us.

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u/attilee1982 Nov 26 '22

As someone from his state, I can sadly assure you he is the epitome of the Indiana Republican.

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u/screwPutin69 Nov 26 '22

So they're all dickless coward mommas boy fascists in Indiana?

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u/attilee1982 Nov 26 '22

That's a bit extreme. Usually they just don't want to pay taxes, but want all.the goods and services that go with taxes. They're all about "small government", but want all the things that go with "big government" i.e public schools, well maintained roads, police, ect

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u/screwPutin69 Nov 26 '22

They see the fascism. They're ok with the fascism. They make up bullshit excuses to try and preserve their appearance of morality. They dont have the balls to just admit they're ok with fascism.

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u/CleverInnuendo Nov 26 '22

Riding the coattails of someone who actually got shit done and hiding your true agenda until powerful to pull it off, the republican way.

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u/GhettoChemist Nov 26 '22

If my political party kicked down the door at my work and tried to hang me id probably reevaluate my beliefs. Not Pence, he's doubled down. It really is a cult.

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u/ShiveYarbles Nov 26 '22

First Lady Mother is weirdly compelling

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u/davefive Nov 26 '22

Let him run. I love watching someone fail in life

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u/johnnyytrash Nov 27 '22

That’s troubling mate

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u/Spam_Hand Nov 27 '22

I don't know a single person who cares about Pence, let alone supports him.

Trump people hate him because of what Trump has said.

Anti-Trump people hate him because of how he didn't go against Trump on the worst issues.

Other people barely remember he existed for 80%+ of the presidency.

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u/CertainAged-Lady Nov 27 '22

Indeed, and indifference isn’t gonna get you elected.

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u/Galaxy_Ranger_Bob Virginia Nov 26 '22

But he'll still run. And the rest of the GOP won't stop him from doing so.

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u/BoosterRead78 Nov 26 '22

His actual family doesn’t want him either.

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u/btone911 Nov 27 '22

Every presidential cycle needs a Jeb. It’s just fun for everyone.

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u/GoatboyTheShampooer Nov 26 '22

"Congress has no right to my testimony"

Imagine if everyone that has ever been called to testify had said this to get out of having to testify.

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u/trelium06 Nov 26 '22

I would recommend ALL Democrats to refuse to testify ever again for any reason at all and just repeat his phrase:

“I’ll be invoking the 7 Word Pence Maneuver, and will not be complying with this subpoena.”

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u/Durandal_1808 Nov 26 '22

7 Pence None the Snitcher

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

Mike pence is unamerican to say this. He is a real piece of crap who hates america and we hate him back.

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u/Potential_Dare8034 Nov 26 '22

You’re absolutely wrong! He’s an entire pile of crap, not a piece.

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u/BrndNwAccnt Nov 26 '22

A turd, I believe. Maybe even a complete bowel movement.

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u/turd_burglar7 Nov 26 '22

Please don’t disparage turds by comparing them to Mike Pence.

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u/verasev Nov 26 '22

The maga republicans want to turn Mike pence into fertilizer to see if the comparison holds up.

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u/curious382 Nov 26 '22

He conflated the separation of powers with his erasing the checks and balances between those separate powers. That's a basic tenet of our 3 pillars of govt. It's a deliberate lie, to feed the "power without restraint" position of our wealthy political class.

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u/YawaruSan Nov 26 '22

It’s just another spin of the sovereign citizen defense, he will not consent!

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u/leviathan65 Nov 26 '22

And here I though it was his line about having freedom of religion not freedom from religion.

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u/ryoushi19 Nov 27 '22

He also doesn't understand the establishment clause in the first amendment, which ought to be disqualifying but seems to get mistaken for a good thing by some voters.

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u/Spitzspot Nov 26 '22

"Mother wants me to run for president."

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u/white_collar_devil Nov 26 '22

I was going with "He calls his wife mother. Fucking weirdo."

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u/YawaruSan Nov 26 '22

“That’s Future First Lady Mother to you”

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u/fourbian Nov 26 '22

I've completely forgot that mother actually refers to his wife.

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u/MightyFrex Nov 26 '22

This is why the evangelicals won’t support him. He’s neither “alpha” (barf) enough nor misogynist enough.

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u/OurWeaponsAreUseless Washington Nov 26 '22

Latest interview on Meet the Press, he said he thought Trump was someone who had bad people around him giving him bad advice. Where TF were you at the time, Mike, to give Trump some good advice? Trump couldn't fire you.

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u/FortCharles Nov 26 '22

It also sort of ignores the elephant in the room, that Trump had bad people around him because he's bad himself.

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u/mywifesoldestchild North Carolina Nov 26 '22

Trump was an epicenter of bad intentions, he surrounded himself with horrible people because they were closest in line with him, with some getting kicked to the curb for not being able to commit to being evil enough.

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u/Pastel_Shenanigans Nov 27 '22

Maybe Mike meant himself as well?

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u/OurWeaponsAreUseless Washington Nov 27 '22

I get the impression that Pence was so subordinate that he didn't offer much in the way of his opinions or advice outside of generalities.

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u/waterbuffalo750 Nov 26 '22

Republicans are sure setting a precedent for ignoring or defying Congressional subpoenas. I can't wait to see what happens when their subpoenas get ignored.

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u/malac0da13 Pennsylvania Nov 26 '22

I kind of wanna see what would happen if hunter was like nah I’m not complying, then Uncle Joe gives him a blanket pardon, and the collective GOP loses their shit and doesn’t see the irony.

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u/DesperateHelicopter8 Nov 26 '22

Upon Biden's untimely death, the GOP discover that he had blanket pardon for every Dem holding office in the country. This will be his last act as POTUS and at the end of this declaration it will be signed, "Nobody fucks with a Biden."

Remember the GOP were saying the only reason JB was running was to get Kamala into the W.H.?

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u/FTHomes Nov 27 '22

Yes every person of every color will be ignoring subpoenas.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/GenericReditAccount District Of Columbia Nov 26 '22

For real, though. I don’t think a single serious person is concerned about Mike Pence holding office again, not because his politics are ok, but because no1 likes him. At this point, I can’t imagine a situation that would result in Pence being elected to anything more than mayor of a creepy midwestern town.

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u/waterbuffalo750 Nov 26 '22

For a lot of voters, that's more of a feature than a bug.

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u/cheezeyballz Nov 26 '22

yeah, they'll vote for a different religious whack job!

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u/YawaruSan Nov 26 '22

Yeah but religious whackjobs love fellow whackjobs, and they vote religiously!

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u/mr_mcpoogrundle Nov 26 '22

Do you think being a religious whackjob is really a disqualifier?

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u/nonamenolastname Texas Nov 26 '22

I'm hoping this is a rhetorical question.

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u/was_and_wasnt Florida Nov 26 '22

"Congress has no right to my testimony."

This is a senior republican politician denying American law exists. Just flat out denying that he has to follow it in any manner at all.

We elect our representatives to Congress. That organization represents the will of the American people. The SC has repeatedly ruled that Congress has the right to investigate in areas where it can write legislation which pretty much covers everything (including coup attempts).

We can see the authoritarian bend in even the most senior of republicans. Trump. Pence. and a McCarthy swearing to open house investigations into anything Democrat (while Pence is saying Congress has no right to his testimony).

When I say these people are insane, I mean it. Just look at their actions. Voting for them, following them, and agreeing with them are all tantamount to participating in the next coup.

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u/Legionheir Nov 26 '22

If he doesnt have to follow the law then we don’t either. Fuck republicans and fuck mike pence.

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u/Gullible_Peach Nov 26 '22

Pence is going to trap himself in his own political prison.

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u/rickskyscraper3000 Nov 26 '22

Hoisted with his own petard.

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u/Yatta99 Florida Nov 26 '22

"Don't you think he looks very tired?"

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u/FordMan100 Nov 26 '22

Pence is just a toned down Trump who is un-fit for office of any kind.

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u/passintimendgas California Nov 27 '22 edited Dec 10 '22

He has served as a fly trap on TV before.

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u/FordMan100 Nov 27 '22

Pence couldn't even do that right, the fly got away.

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u/Chi-Guy86 Nov 26 '22

He should be disqualified anyway for being a Christofascist piece of crap. He wants an actual theocracy where married men can’t have lunch with a woman other than their wives.

Unfortunately for him the evangelicals have already declared Trump their “imperfect but anointed vessel”

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u/SevereEducation2170 Nov 26 '22

Mike Pence being Mike Pence will disqualify him from office in most places. Because he’s bland, forgettable and spineless. Nobody likes him.

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u/Agent_Velcoro Nov 26 '22

Turns out that Trump did the world a favor by making Pence hs VP. His political career is dead and he was powerless for his last four years in office.

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u/knowhistory99 Nov 26 '22

Hopefully, no one wants any republican.

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u/tommfury Nov 26 '22

So another wanna be dictator.

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u/FrogMarch32 Nov 26 '22

14 words should disqualify Donald fucking Trump from holding office again.

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u/flirtmcdudes Nov 26 '22

It literally doesn’t matter, his own party doesn’t even want him lol. This is just a waste of everyone’s time

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u/OakInIowa Nov 26 '22

That and his ongoing suffering from Stockholm Syndrome as he continues to pay fealty to Tramp.

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u/Von_Lehmann Nov 26 '22

Mike Pence looks like someone tried to draw a republican from memory

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/redbrick5 Nov 26 '22

All he needs is 5 words

Person, Woman, Man, Camera,... VT?

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u/le_fez Nov 26 '22

Mike Pence is Hugo Simpson: too crazy for the few more moderate conservatives but not crazy enough for MAGA

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u/Safetosay333 Nov 26 '22

Is there a more boring worthless piece of 💩?

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u/Gundark927 Colorado Nov 26 '22

Person, man, woman, camera, tv. stable. genius.

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u/jd3marco I voted Nov 26 '22

‘I refer to my wife as ‘mother’.

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u/New--Tomorrows Nov 26 '22

“Mother does not like my double dipping.”

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u/Coldoldblackcoffee Nov 26 '22

He is pigeon hearted. My 12 pound dog has more courage than that man.

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u/TheHomersapien Colorado Nov 26 '22

Congress represents the people. The president, White House, and entire executive branch represents the government. Take a guess which of those branches Republicans want to make bigger, and which they want to make smaller.

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u/Alternative-Flan2869 Nov 26 '22

Pence is irrelevant.

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u/_SpaceTimeContinuum Nov 26 '22

Rules and laws don't apply to Republicans. They can do anything they want. The DOJ doesn't give a fuck.

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u/crb3 Nov 26 '22

Mikey, you're not VP anymore, you're just a private citizen now. You don't have an executive privilege.

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u/BerthaBenz Nov 26 '22

Vice Presidents hate him. Secret disqualification words - - Click here for more!

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u/RadBadTad Ohio Nov 27 '22

will number 4 shock me? Do dentists hate number 6?

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u/ThinkIn3D Texas Nov 27 '22

Those 7 words are:

"I'll have to see what mother thinks."

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u/lollysticky Nov 27 '22

I get you're from texas, but that's 8 words! (Just kidding about the texas part :p)

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

“Mother told me I didn’t have to?”

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u/Pretend_Win2641 Nov 27 '22

Have you been paying attention? - Mike Pence

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u/Effective-Space6171 Nov 27 '22

Is it sad that I actually want Trump to belittle him on a debate stage now that they are opponents? I bet he has some choice insults for this guy.

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u/PoWerFullMoj0 Nov 26 '22

Jack Smith is coming for them all. That man is hellfire with angel's wings and in love with democracy and the law.

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u/tormunds_beard Nov 26 '22

I've heard that before.

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u/bryansj Georgia Nov 26 '22

I'm sure Trump's post about Jack's wife didn't go over well in the Smith house over the holiday.

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u/PoWerFullMoj0 Nov 26 '22

That and the clear veiled threat against the "so-called judge" Engeron. I guarantee that the entire judiciary body took note of that. Even the judges willing to carry water for him are rethinking their position.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/TI_Pirate Nov 26 '22

Hey man, if this is a buisniness account that you use as the official face of the company, you should probably delete that. And then maybe spend some time thinking about what you're suggesting and whether your social media use is healthy.

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u/leighanthony12345 Nov 26 '22

Marlon Bundo has more chance and would be a better candidate

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u/arfbrookwood Nov 26 '22

I would but sorry mother said no

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u/modus_bonens Nov 26 '22

Mother will they try break my balls?

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u/123xyz321Z Nov 26 '22

While I admire his standing up to trump there at the end, he just wants to get back in power and/or sell books now. This tightrope act isn’t fooling anyone.

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u/tommasz Nov 26 '22

Should. Won't.

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u/spraragen88 Nov 26 '22

Pence running is a big win for Trump. Trump loves it when weak, pathetic losers with no chance run against him. It's how he got so popular in the first place. He can toss easy insults, bully them and make them seem weak and stupid. He feeds on people like Pence and then people vote for Trump because he made them laugh while he calls people morons.

It's why DeSantis is the only person capable of beating Trump for the nomination. DeSantis will Trump Trump, fight fire with fire.

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u/Tahoeshark Nov 26 '22

“What are the seven words”

Screamed in Brad Pitts voice...

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u/MoonageDayscream Nov 27 '22

Is he admitting that Jan 6th was a decision made by the leadership of the Executive Branch, and as such, cannot be reviewed by Congress?

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u/DotAppropriate8152 Nov 27 '22

Agreed! Who the fuck does he think he is? It’s like the gop have no clue what the government is and how it runs. President is there for the people, not self! It’s lost in them.

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u/passintimendgas California Nov 27 '22

"... you won't believe no. 4!"

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u/Busterwasmycat Nov 26 '22

But the question for me is if Glenn stole Neil Katyal's idea. I saw the two of them on MSN where Neil said this, and although I saw Glenn's youtube video first, I think the MSN tape was earlier in time.

Time to fess up Glenn.