VP Pence Calls In On Limbaugh Show – Tells A Whopper Or Two

Yesterday’s Drudge Report included a link to talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s website.  The teaser was Drudge’s headline claiming that Limbaugh “warned” Vice President Mike Pence with regard to some campaign promises which are not being kept by President Donald Trump – specifically the Trump administration’s electorate-assigned mission to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.

Well, now, I read the text of the interview.  Limbaugh did a pretty decent job of posing some hard questions to the VP about passage of the recent budget bill, which omits any funding for building that border wall Trump promised us – and continues to allow the flood of “refugees” from Muslim states. 

To put it politely, Pence was less than forthright in his claims and responses.  In fact, some of the things he said are misleading and downright embarrassing.  Here are a few of the Vice President’s statements which I found to be absolutely not credible:

Q)  If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican? What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?

A)  Well, look, respectfully, Rush, I actually think this was, as the president said a little a while ago, I think this was actually a clear win for the American people. Look, you’ve had Washington, D.C., that has been, you know, paralyzed by gridlock and partisan infighting for many years, and in this new president you have someone who was able to bring people together and make a $21 billion increase in defense spending at a time of great challenge for America’s interests around the world…

That highlighted gridlock claim is demonstrably false.  The Congress gave Barack Obama every bill he asked for and every penny he ever asked for.  There was virtually no push-back and no “gridlock” against Mr. Obama’s agenda.  Ever.

Q)  If I’m the Democrats, $21 billion, 15 billion for defense that was not originally authorized, that’s a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, continuing to fund sanctuary cities, continuing to fund the EPA, and not build the wall. The Democrats clearly think this is a big win, and they’re confident they can block Trump’s agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump’s term. There isn’t anything of the president’s agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when’s that gonna happen?

A)  ..Rush, let me be real clear. The number one priority of President Trump is to rebuild our military, to restore the arsenal of democracy…

Wait a minute.  Now, I’ll swear that Donald Trump’s number one campaign priority was to build a wall on the southern border, to stop the flood of illegal aliens into our country.  And that is why he won the election.  Build the wall.  And stop the flood of Muslims into this country until the American government can figure out what the hell’s going on with Islam.  Remember all that?  I do.

…This is just a five month bill. This is a short term bill that finishes out this year, but I think it demonstrates that, in President Trump’s leadership, the American people once again have a president who can bring together both parties, who can move the ball forward on the priorities of the American people, and when the next budget comes around next fall you’ll see even more of President Trump’s leadership and priorities reflected…

Ahem.  63 million American voters did not send Donald Trump to the Oval Office to make friends with the opposition party, to continue funding Muslim refugee resettlement and to knuckle under on his vehement promise to seal our southern border with a wall.  That’s not why he won the election.

Q)  Mr. Vice President, we’ve been told this for 15 years, we’ll get ’em next time, after every continuing resolution — we’ll get ’em next time, we’ll kick the can down the road, we’ll get ’em next time.

A)  …Look, the president has made it clear, his number one priority is national defense and national security. And to say in this very first budget bill, instead of getting gridlock, instead of getting a government shutdown, which Washington’s been pretty good at for a while, we actually made process and we’re making a significant investment…

Excuse me?  Gridlock?  Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats kept us all terrified for eight years with the specter of a dreaded government shutdown if anything Obama wanted was denied him.

Mike Pence is talking like a Democrat.

Tell me.  When was there any legislative gridlock in the past eight years?    And since when has Washington been “pretty good” at government shutdowns?  There was one shut-down of the government during Barack Obama’s administration.  Period.

And what difference would it make if the government did shut down?  By the way, Mark Levin tells us it shut down nine times during the Reagan Administration.  Did the world come to an end?

And, in case you hadn’t noticed, the government shuts down every Friday afternoon at about 5:00 and re-opens on Monday morning.  Does the world end at 5:00 Friday afternoon?

Look.  I can’t explain what happened to Donald Trump after his inauguration, except that he hired a whole lot of really really bad people to surround him – and he closed the door in a whole lot of really really good people’s faces.

Here’s a prediction:

That wall is never going to be built.  And Muslims will continue to pour into our country, bringing their political totalitarian agenda with them.

 

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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3 Responses to VP Pence Calls In On Limbaugh Show – Tells A Whopper Or Two

  1. Hope you’re wrong. Fear you’re right.

  2. SR says:

    Pence was a bad choice as running mate from the start. He’s fulfilled that promise. Now he’s just become the bland symbol of the business-as-usual GOP’s grand bargain to replace Trump with Pence as President unless Trump knuckles under and in effect *becomes* Pence.

    Trump seems to be knuckling under nicely, while We The People reap the whirlwind.

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