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Can Rep. Pence Ride Tea Party To Presidency?
IBD Edirorials ^ | December 10, 2010 | GEORGE F. WILL

Posted on 12/10/2010 5:36:11 PM PST by Kaslin

On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents.

Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, "their arms folded and brows furrowed," Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room.

The aide shouted back that the room was open — and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no), and Hoosiers were stimulated to anger. Soon the Tea Party would be simmering.

Five months earlier, on a Friday, TARP had been proposed. The original three-page legislation sought $700 billion instantly, no time for questions; Pence's staff figured the cost would be about a billion dollars a word.

On Saturday, Pence announced his opposition, but thought the bill would pass the House 434-1. On Monday, however, other members started approaching him, almost furtively, "like a secret society." A week later, the House rejected TARP, 205-228.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; pence; pence2012; pence4puertorico

1 posted on 12/10/2010 5:36:13 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

In a word, George Will, “No.”


2 posted on 12/10/2010 5:37:07 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Not just no, but **** no.


3 posted on 12/10/2010 5:38:05 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: Kaslin

Liberal Conservative Washington insider George Will doesn’t like to see things get out of whack. He’s probably more comfortable with Pelosi running things.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 5:43:30 PM PST by alrea
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I really like “Congressman” Mike Pence. I would really, really like “Senator” Pence, since I despise Lugar. I would also like Indiana Governor Mike Pence too.

I will welcome Congressman Mike Pence into the race for the GOP nomination if that’s what he wants to do, but he won’t have my vote in the primary. Congressmen don’t fare well running for president. George Will knows that, and Will is one of the worst RINO pundits.


5 posted on 12/10/2010 5:44:30 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Kaslin

Is it just me or is there an inordinate focus on Mike Pence lately; as if by saying it, they’ll make it so!


6 posted on 12/10/2010 5:44:56 PM PST by old school
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To: Kaslin




Mike Pence is a typical Faux Conservative. His support for Puerto Rico statehood is just one example. Beware of open border RINOS in Faux Conservative's clothing.
7 posted on 12/10/2010 5:47:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Kaslin

Who?


8 posted on 12/10/2010 5:49:47 PM PST by allsouthern
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To: old school

Elite old school, old blue blood political families, yes the ones that decide WHO will run for key positions have decided the lowly serving class of America, namely US don’t know whats the better good.

Pense looks, smells and feels like a “designer” candidate.

I would not be surprised if they even analyzed his future astrology charts for power points and dominance, or confidence gathering.


9 posted on 12/10/2010 5:50:23 PM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: onyx

“I really like “Congressman” Mike Pence. I would really, really like “Senator” Pence, since I despise Lugar. I would also like Indiana Governor Mike Pence too.”

Agree. I good guy, and he can really help the country running where he has at least a chance at winning.


10 posted on 12/10/2010 5:52:17 PM PST by BobL
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To: Kaslin

It’s pretty obvious he’s running.


11 posted on 12/10/2010 5:53:41 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The care of human life...is the first and only legitimate object of good government -- Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

If he decides to run, I’m more than willing to listen to what he has to say and give him some serious consideration.


12 posted on 12/10/2010 5:57:19 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: Diverdogz

We need to give anyone serious about running,our serious consideration. I will not lock onto anyone until they make their intentions known. But.........there is not just one person in this country that is elegible. We just need to search out the best available.


13 posted on 12/10/2010 6:04:09 PM PST by RC2
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To: EternalVigilance


Puerto Rico says PENCE 2012.
14 posted on 12/10/2010 6:07:45 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Kaslin

Pence makes an excellent point for statehood.

http://cubachi.com/2010/04/29/rep-mike-pence-explains-his-support-of-puerto-rico-bill/


15 posted on 12/10/2010 6:08:39 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: RC2

I’m beyond considering Mitt Romney. Won’t vote for him no matter what.


16 posted on 12/10/2010 6:10:30 PM PST by Diverdogz
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To: Java4Jay

George Will pimps for Puerto Rico statehood, too. No wonder he and Rove are pimping for Pence...

Through Puerto Rico, the GOP can reach out to Hispanics

By George F. Will
Sunday, July 18, 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/16/AR2010071604082.html


17 posted on 12/10/2010 6:11:27 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
How does supporting a legally non binding bill which doesn't affect Congress' ultimate authority for Puerto Rico (a US territory) whose citizens are already US citizens promote or endorse open borders?

Do you seriously think Pence is a RINO? Please explain in detail.

18 posted on 12/10/2010 6:32:52 PM PST by FTJM
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To: Diverdogz

I vote for Romney to sit down.. take a hike.. whatever.. just get out of the way


19 posted on 12/10/2010 7:00:09 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: FTJM

It doesn’t matter whether the bill is legally binding or not. It’s just like Obama voting PRESENT.

Pence supports statehood for Puerto Rico and so does George Will and Karl Rove and all the faux conservatives.

Do you support statehood for Puerto Rico?

Do you want to pay for their ObamaCare-Romneycare, too?


20 posted on 12/10/2010 7:00:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Pence voted against TARP


21 posted on 12/10/2010 7:02:03 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

BRAVO for Pence


22 posted on 12/10/2010 7:03:15 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: Diverdogz

He is a strong conservative and a stand up guy.


23 posted on 12/10/2010 7:09:17 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC

Strong conservative = Statehood and ObamaCare-RomneyCare for Puerto Rico?


24 posted on 12/10/2010 7:11:40 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He did not vote for obamacare,


25 posted on 12/10/2010 7:14:48 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Kaslin

He’s a better choice than any of the others currently in the field.


26 posted on 12/10/2010 7:16:48 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: JaneNC

Puerto Rico gets ObamaCare-Romneycare automatically if Pence gets his way and makes it our 51st state.


27 posted on 12/10/2010 7:19:17 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
You didn't answer either of my questions.

How does giving a non binding vote to US citizens support OPEN BORDERS?

How exactly is Pence a faux Conservative or a RINO?

Pence did not vote to give statehood to Puerto Rico, he voted for the right for them to voice their opinion on the matter of statehood or independence.

Mike Pence:

"President Reagan was clear in his support for statehood for Puerto Rico, if that was the course that its citizens determined to follow.

The resolution before us is not about the politics of an individual region or people. What is at stake in this bill is the cherished opportunity for the people of Puerto Rico to participate in a choice about their future.

This is not a statehood bill. We are not at that juncture yet. This bill would simply allow these American citizens to state their preference through a fair and democratic vote.

They would be afforded an opportunity never before given to Puerto Ricans: to formally tell Congress whether or not they desire a change in the island’s relationship to the United States."

28 posted on 12/10/2010 7:20:03 PM PST by FTJM
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To: onyx
Onyx, you are becoming a troll.

You accuse anyone who comments on a Palin thread who mentions ANY other potential candidate of being a troll.

Yet you pounce upon nearly every thread about other potentials, especially Pence, and tear down their potential.

It seems as though there is only one possible candidate in your eyes, all others are to be discarded as unworthy to be discussed on FR.

You are certainly not the only poster who has done this, but merely the latest one I have noticed.

Look in a mirror if you seek a troll.

29 posted on 12/10/2010 8:08:21 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost
You sure look foolish....lol.


To: gov_bean_ counter

I really like “Congressman” Mike Pence. I would really, really like “Senator” Pence, since I despise Lugar. I would also like Indiana Governor Mike Pence too.

I will welcome Congressman Mike Pence into the race for the GOP nomination if that’s what he wants to do, but he won’t have my vote in the primary. Congressmen don’t fare well running for president. George Will knows that, and Will is one of the worst RINO pundits.


5 posted on 12/10/2010 5:44:30 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)

30 posted on 12/10/2010 8:17:41 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Kaslin

I’m surprised this wasn’t posted by pissant.

Anyway, the answer is no. Pence is a good man and could be an active VP, with his procedural knowledge and experience in the House, to overturn and repeal all the bad legislation and liberal agenda that has taken place.


31 posted on 12/10/2010 8:20:17 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: All
THE LINCOLNESQUE MIKE PENCE

"The Presidency and the Constitution" (Cong. Mike Pence speech at Hillsdale College)
EXCERPT---The American Spectator | 9/20/10 FR Posted by hillsdale1

"The President of the United States of America bows to no man. You do not bow to kings. When in foreign lands, you do not criticize your own country. You do not argue the case against the United States, but, rather, the case for it. You do not apologize to the enemies of the United States. Should you be confused, know that a country, people, or region that harbors, shelters, supports, encourages, or cheers attacks upon our country, the slaughter of our children, our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, and brothers… are enemies of the United States.

SOURCE LINK http://spectator.org/archives/2010/09/20/hillsdale-speech-on-the-presid/2

32 posted on 12/11/2010 6:30:41 AM PST by Liz
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To: Kaslin
Does Pence have a publicist or what? Who's pushing this guy? I see more articles about him fluffing him for President. I never see him. I never see what contribution he makes. What makes Pence think he should run for President?

Obama is the first Senator to successfully run for President, since 1960. The last successful run for President from the House was from the 1800's. Why Pence? Is he running for VP?

I have a job for Pence, run against Sen. Lugar and remove that fossilized RINO from office.

The last thing I remember from Pence, was from the Bush years, when he promoted an "immigration compromise", where illegals would go back to Mexico, apply for citizenship there and then return. This went no where.

Is there anyone outside of Pence, who's promoting him?

33 posted on 12/11/2010 8:56:35 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

“I never see what contribution he makes. What makes Pence think he should run for President?”

No elected official in America has done more to fight socialism in the last ten years than Mike Pence.(still he has not done enough,IMO) no has done more and no one is more conservative who will run for President. Medicare D revolt, NCLB revolt, operation offset, contract with America renewed all were lead by Pence.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 10:32:32 AM PST by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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To: Gipper08

He should become a fixture on talk radio, so people can get to know him. Like I said, the only time I heard him, was when he was out there promoting his immigration plan. Can he inspire people?


35 posted on 12/14/2010 6:24:47 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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