Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Pence Plotted a Coup Against Trump

After the Access Hollywood tape surfaced that caught Donald Trump on audio bragging that he likes to sexually grope women without consent, his running mate Mike Pence discussed ousting Trump and running for president, The Atlantic reports: "[H]e wasn't just thinking about dropping out -- he was contemplating a coup. Within hours of The Post's bombshell, Pence made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump's place as the party's nominee. Such a move just four weeks before Election Day would have been unprecedented -- but the situation seemed dire enough to call for radical action."

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McKay Coppins reports for The Atlantic, "The furtive plotting, several sources told me, was not just an act of political opportunism for Pence. He was genuinely shocked by the Access Hollywood tape. In the short time they'd known each other, Trump had made an effort to convince Pence that -- beneath all the made-for-TV bluster and bravado -- he was a good-hearted man with faith in God. ... The couple was appalled by the video, however. Karen [Pence] in particular was 'disgusted,' says a former campaign aide. "She finds him reprehensible -- just totally vile."

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Coup or resignation, Pence avoided both. You can't be a hero if you take the easy way out.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-05 09:43 AM

If this is news to The Gropenfuhrer does that mean that he will "You're Fired" Pence?

#2 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-12-05 09:45 AM

If this is news to The Gropenfuhrer does that mean that he will "You're Fired" Pence?

#2 | Posted by Reagan58 at

I think that Pence should start preparing his own meals when visiting the White House. Trump already does.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-05 09:54 AM

Take note folks.

Pence still went on to lie and say Trump didn't say these things during the debates.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-05 09:57 AM

"Pence made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump's place as the party's nominee"

is this the "Deep State" we keep hearing about?

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-12-05 10:01 AM

#2 | Posted by Reagan58

He can't - at least not until 2020. Pence was elected VP.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-05 10:08 AM

#3 | Posted by Zed

It's not hard to ruin a good steak...

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-05 10:09 AM

Mike Pence discussed ousting Trump and running for president, The Atlantic reports: "[H]e wasn't just thinking about dropping out -- he was contemplating a coup.

USA = Zimbabwe

yayyyyy.....

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-12-05 10:41 AM

This revelation should go over well with Mr. Twitter Rage.

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-05 10:59 AM


... [H]e wasn't just thinking about dropping out -- he was contemplating a coup. Within hours of The Post's bombshell, Pence made it clear to the Republican National Committee that he was ready to take Trump's place as the party's nominee. ...

Say what?!?!?!

And VP Pence knowing that, still said all the things he has said since then?

What redeeming qualities has Pres Trump shown since then that have caused VP Pence to go quiet on Pres Trump's suitability for the highest office in the Land?

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-05 11:19 AM

#11: I suspect there is a lot of whispering going on below the radar.

#12 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-12-05 11:21 AM

The republiclowns tend to eat their own. too bad Trumplethinskin is such a fat ----.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-12-05 11:24 AM

But they kept Trump...and doubled down on child molesters with Roy Moore.

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-05 11:26 AM

He can't - at least not until 2020. Pence was elected VP.

As a practical matter, a vice president would face enormous pressure to resign if the president demanded it. I don't think Pence could stay in that job without Trump's support.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-05 12:05 PM

Oliver Stone's going to make one hell of a movie when this is all over.

#18 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-05 12:45 PM

#15 | Posted by boaz

Just like the Christians in Mexico doing it right? Or do you think all those hombres aren't Christian just because they are in Cartels?

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-05 12:52 PM

#16 | Posted by rcade

But it would be his decision. I'm not saying it would be a pleasant stay but he is an elected official.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-05 12:57 PM

The RNC should explain why they didn't support Pence against Der GrabbenFuehrer.

Oh, wait, Roy Moore. Never mind.

www.cnn.com

#21 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-05 01:03 PM

Stone's a molester, he won't be making any more movies.

#22 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-05 01:33 PM

Stone's a molester, he won't be making any more movies.

#22 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

It's ok if he produces them in Alabama.

#23 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-12-05 02:46 PM

I like it, they could put something like "Come to Alabama and molest" or "Alabama is for pervs" on their promotional literature. I'd better buy before land values skyrocket with Hollywood money.

#24 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-05 02:57 PM

Oliver Stone eats controversy for breakfast, digests it for lunch, and passes chunks of it in his stool before he retires for the evening.

#25 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-05 03:01 PM

#23 or they're favorable to Republicans.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-05 08:50 PM

Pence should be forced to undergo Conversion Therapy as punishment for his insubordination.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-05 10:47 PM

Why do religions say "Thou Shalt Not Lie", if lying is okay to further that religion's goals?

#28 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-05 10:49 PM

In an evangelical religion, if you're winning souls for [insert deity here], any device is OK to use. Especially when the end result for not joining the religion is eternal damnation in a lake of burning sulfur.

#29 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-06 10:38 AM

Why do religions say "Thou Shalt Not Lie"

Probably because it doesn't. The actual context is "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour". Historically in Jewish tradition, a distinction was made between lying in general and bearing false witness (perjury) specifically.

#30 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-12-06 01:22 PM

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