Skip to comments.Mike Pence, RINO, waffles on Hannity (defunding Obamacare)
Posted on 03/17/2011 3:18:31 PM PDT by JimWayne
I was listening to Sean Hannity's program and Mike Pence was on the show. Hannity asked him about the media reports about GOP battling its own right wing. Pence took the side of those NOT supporting the members who want to get rid of the $105B funding of Obamacare. That is, he does not support Bachmann's proposal.
He claimed he wanted to pick a fight, and that in 3 weeks he would be among those delivering the goods. Hannity specifically asked him if he would defund Obamacare in 3 weeks by opposing the $105 billion funding it has now. At this point he waffled and spoke on No Child Left Behind, TARP and Medicare and said that he would be united with other Republicans.
Hannity pushed him but to no avail. All he would say was that GOP would keep its pledge of going back to the 2008 levels.
When Hannity asked him why GOP was not supporting those who wanted to defund Obamacare, he spoke about how they made noises in the media and he praised Boehner and Eric Cantor as great leaders.
I had nothing against Mike Pence until now, but he has shown himself to be a RINO.
“WE PUT YOU IN, WE’LL TAKE YOU OUT.”
“WE PUT YOU IN, WELL TAKE YOU OUT.”
That’s close to what my Dad used to tell me when I screwed up as a kid!
The only way to go back to 2008 levels... would be to defund Obamacare, since it didn’t exist in 2008
I haven’t liked Pence since he tried to get his own amnesty compromise bill passed in 2006. His defense of Obamacare is just an extension of his record.
Face it. Nobody passes the Freeper “purity” test. Nobody.
What is the story here? Why arent they answering the question? Im suspicious bigtime.
I heard him say they would defund obabmacare this year and to stay tuned.
Get the corrupt b@$^%& out.
Every one is a RINO except me and thee, and I have my doubts about thee. — Tactics versus strategy, that is what you have going on here. I always get refreshed when folks are so quick to throw out the baby with the bath water.
I listened to Pence on Hannity. Very predictable and pathetic.
I turned it on midstream and thought to myself, who is this disgusting waffling sounding RINO? Was shocked to later find out it was Pence, pretty sad, we’re in trouble.
Parsing words is unnecessary. IF you heard it, you know what I posted is true and he evaded the issue of removing the 105B and spoke about No Child Left Behind and other irrelevant stuff. He also brushed off those who oppose the hidden 105B funding as though they were some unimportant people making noises in the media.
Pence isn’t running for POTUS.
He’s going to run for governor of Indiana in 2012 to succeed Mitch Daniels.
I’m totally comfortable with that and he’ll get my vote.
The GOP’s election promise to cut $100 Billion. Political rhetoric.
The GOP’s election promise to defund Obamacare. Political rhetoric.
Boehner & Company are listening more to Schumer (’drop the Tea Party’) than to conservatives.
I hope you’re right. Good comment.
TACTIC: FOOL THE TEA PARTY!
STRATEGY: BE A RINO AND WORK WITH LIBERALS!
That is what he said on Hannity. Small mercies that this RINO will not run for POTUS. He does not deserve support for Governor. A Tea Party candidate should run for Governor.
These guys are so frustratingly weak. I hope the USA54 pull off some sort of leadership coup.
I’ve had it with The Crying Man and Can’tor.
Seems like our only chance of getting rid of this monstrosity is the USSC.
Don’t waste your money Pence, your going to need it for a re-election campaign which you will lose unless you strighten up and fast.
Dear God, no one passes the litmus test in the GOP as a true conservative. They’re all RINOs, and that’s why zero will probably get re-elected in 2012.
God help us!
You would pass, Buford :-)
You obviously haven't been paying attention.
Time for the GOP to go. We need an opposition party to the international socialists.
You made me laugh!
I agree and that message needs to be delivered to Pence and the rest of the gutless RINOs in Nov. 2012!
It’s simple, ONCE and ONLY ONCE a Republican is exposed as a RINO, they’re gone. PERIOD!!!!
:-) I hope you and yours are doing well.
Pence is a fine congressman. So's West. No pure enough for some.
The Left is framing the view the GOP is looking through, and I fear the idiots are succumbing to the influence of the Left’s agenda.
Same same. And you?
That’s certainly a possibility, but Pence is very strong here.
I have little doubt he’ll be Gov in Indiana in Jan 013 and I’ll be voting for him.
Mitch Daniels ended 16 years of rule by the Evan Bayh gang and then fostered Republican majorities in the Indiana state House and Senate. Mitch gets little love on FR but he’s done a great job here in Indiana. Mike Pence will be a fine replacement.
what is wrong with the GOP?
We have so many who are afraid of standing up to the left.
I’m not asking them to oppose the Dems on everything but for crying out loud stand for principles and if it means a fight then so be it.
It’;s like the GOP or many in it are thinking that if they say or do something which goes against the left then they will be called names off our corrupt media.
It’s high time that they understood the corrupt biased media are nothing more but a propaganda wing of the left.
Social issues, well Hannity and others are even cowards to mention about killing babies or the homosexual agenda.
Fiscal, they’ve got better but when it comes to this Govt health care then they seem to want to hide and leave the lies of Michelle Bachmann out on her own.
The Freeper purity test is not that difficult. If you follow the Constitution you pass.
Why should we support ANYONE who does not prove by their words and actions that that will follow the Constitution?
Is it too much to ask to have politicians who actually have read, support and defend the Constitution?
The GOP is not going to deliver Jacks$@t. When you start signalling from day one that you are going to vote to raise the debt ceiling you are telling the Dems to come on over and take your lunch money. Its beyond pathetic. Its ridiculous. All this talk about negotiating is insane. The Dems don’t negotiate. They attack, stall and attack again. The GOP do not have the stomach for dealing effectively with the Demorats. They never have and I don’t know if they ever will. In the end all of us who went in good faith to the polls in Nov get screwed.
One simple vote agains’t raising the debt ceiling would force the Democrats to race around and priotitize spending to make sure the interest on the T Bills gets paid every month. Talk about super spending cuts. The Dems would scream and yell and finger point but by God they would be cutting spending like never before. But it won’t happen so don’t worry.
They just don’t seems to get it. The republican party was DOA after the 2008 election. The tea party rose up and saved them. If the tea party decides to turn their back on the Repubs. they will be right back where they were in 2008 (DOA).
Daniels first day in office he de-certified the UAW as representative of state employees. Then he got re-elected in 08 in a state that went for Baraq.
I am ready, and the time is NOW. No reason at all to wait one more day. Let’s get started, just you and me if we have to. Someone great will come along better than either of us sooner or later, but LET’S ROLL.
I heard the interview and man, Pence just completely pissed me off. Every time Hannity tried to get a yes or no answer out of him, he seamlessly slipped into either a side-step, or started bloviating about how wonderful the Republican leadership is — “Boehner’s a great guy! Blah blah blah blah etc. etc.”
My final thought just before flipping the dial was, “B.O.H.I.C.A!”
Frankly I could care less if Pence’s Republican buddies in Congress are “great guys” or “nice guys.” We’re not paying our representatives to be nice. What most of us want is for Boehner and his crew to obey the people’s will by slashing and burning Obamacare to the ground, and then march to the sea from there. No quarter, no compromise. Just get it done using all lawful options, including so-called “nuclear” ones if necessary. And get it done fast.
Doing well. Watching the snow melt and waiting for spring. I can’t complain :-)
tick, tick, tick...
I say again, Nobody.