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And then we'll have Pence, who is worse because he thinks he has a divine mandate.
by rifek on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 at 10:10:49 PM EST
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Everything I've seen of Trump indicates that he's as fervent a believer in his divine right as Pence is.

Pence is worse because he's competent and respectable (to what passes for polite society in DC), so he'd have an easier time normalizing his insanity.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 at 10:16:15 PM EST
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My own oft stated opinion as well. If we want to get rid of Trump we first need to replace Pence or things will just get worse. Pence is Trump's life insurance policy.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 4th, 2017 at 07:13:28 AM EST
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Trump, like all good megalomaniacs, believes he's doing God's work because he has defined himself as God.  Pence, on the other hand, believes he is enforcing the wishes of an actual Sky Daddy, and he has a support mob of millions who believe the same.
by rifek on Sat Feb 4th, 2017 at 05:45:36 PM EST
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Who is worse is a difficult problem. Pence will do more harm to the US body politic while Trump will do more harm to the Republican Party. But Trump is far more likely to get us all blown up. How are we to do risk assessment on that situation?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Feb 5th, 2017 at 07:35:19 AM EST
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I think that climate change denial and the dismantling of science, education, and the rule of law are the biggest threats we face, and Pence is the greater problem here.  He is smoother and driven by what he considers a divine mandate.
by rifek on Mon Feb 6th, 2017 at 03:37:38 PM EST
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