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Politicalgolfer

(317 posts)
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:52 PM Sep 2020

Trump loses...what incentive for Pence to pardon him?

People have speculated when Trump loses, he will resign & have Pence pardon any future guilty vetdicts. But what incentive would Pence have? It would kill any attempts by him to run in the future because the animal base won't be enough! In other words, the resignation & the deal should have already been done so that Pence would be the Repub nominee. Don is going to end up with his bare ass blowing in the wind😊

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Trump loses...what incentive for Pence to pardon him? (Original Post) Politicalgolfer Sep 2020 OP
Trump will be a dominant force in the GOP for years to come BannonsLiver Sep 2020 #1
There will always be the true believers in the cult VMA131Marine Sep 2020 #11
I don't think he can pardon him for state crimes, yortsed snacilbuper Sep 2020 #2
No he can't. And NY, Nevada, NJ, and a few others will crawl up his fat ass. TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #5
No need to pardon Trump. Nixon's pardon was due to Ford thinking it would stop obsessive... TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #3
Trump needs to be prosecuted as a warning to anyone in future thinking of doing the same. LiberalFighter Sep 2020 #19
I have been wondering about Pence and whether Trump and or Putin has something JI7 Sep 2020 #4
Guarantee it. AleksS Sep 2020 #9
I have often thought that Pence might claim his SayItLoud Sep 2020 #6
He's in an interesting dilemma. AleksS Sep 2020 #7
The only incentive for Pence to pardon him, would be for trump to resign before the election, and still_one Sep 2020 #8
Don't you mean PENCE becomes president and would run Totally Tunsie Sep 2020 #15
Yes, thanks still_one Sep 2020 #18
What if Pence is "Anonymous?" LuvJoesPartner Sep 2020 #10
And the question - if Pence pardons Trump Dan Sep 2020 #12
"People have speculated?" mcar Sep 2020 #13
Pence is a spineless lapdog. kacekwl Sep 2020 #14
I don't believe Trump is capable of considering that he might PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2020 #16
Pence's entire future hangs on his loyalty to Rump RhodeIslandOne Sep 2020 #17
He will be prosecuted as harshly and vigorously as George W Bush fescuerescue Sep 2020 #20

VMA131Marine

(4,131 posts)
11. There will always be the true believers in the cult
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:06 PM
Sep 2020

but if Trump loses he will be persona non grata like W basically is, probably moreso. Is he really going to keep going around the country doing rallies if he gets voted out? Seems unlikely.

TreasonousBastard

(43,049 posts)
3. No need to pardon Trump. Nixon's pardon was due to Ford thinking it would stop obsessive...
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:56 PM
Sep 2020

hounding of Nixon and heal the country.

Some may think throwing Trump under the bus is what the country needs now.

And Pence isn't going anywhere.

JI7

(89,231 posts)
4. I have been wondering about Pence and whether Trump and or Putin has something
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:57 PM
Sep 2020

on him.

In the beginning many thought Pence's reasons for what he was doing was based on his own ambitions. That he would be president if Trump were to leave .

But we know this hasn't happened and it's unlikely Pence will ever be a candidate for president himself unless we think about the horrible possibility that Trump stays in office and Pence runs in 2024. But his chances to actually become president get much lower.

I wonder if "mother" ever caught Pence in some act and that's why her can't be in alone with another women that isn't related to him.

AleksS

(1,665 posts)
9. Guarantee it.
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:02 PM
Sep 2020

"I wonder if "mother" ever caught Pence in some act and that's why her can't be in alone with another women that isn't related to him."

I guarantee it. The more sanctimonious they are publicly, the more dirty laundry privately. I'm sure in his days as a talk radio guy he was as dirty as Limbaugh or trump ever were.

SayItLoud

(1,701 posts)
6. I have often thought that Pence might claim his
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:58 PM
Sep 2020

pound of flesh. But, tRUMP is never going to resign without a blanket pardon for himself, and the tRUMPcrime family, signed sealed and delivered.

But, those who stuck around thinking tRUMP would also take care of them....well the tRUMP bus will get them and it will not even phase tRUMP.

AleksS

(1,665 posts)
7. He's in an interesting dilemma.
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 07:59 PM
Sep 2020

Trumps enmity can definitely hurt him, but so will pardoning Trump.

I think he'll do a lot of political calculus, and I feel like it would land on the side of pardoning trump.

Trump will have the power to sink a primary candidate for years to come, is my bet. And a candidate has to run the gauntlet of the primaries before they even think of the GE.

still_one

(92,030 posts)
8. The only incentive for Pence to pardon him, would be for trump to resign before the election, and
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:00 PM
Sep 2020

trump becomes president and would run as the republican candidate

That isn't going to happen though

It has gone too far






Dan

(3,536 posts)
12. And the question - if Pence pardons Trump
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:18 PM
Sep 2020

Does it expose Pence to any legal liability? Was the pardon for corrupt purposes?

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,806 posts)
16. I don't believe Trump is capable of considering that he might
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 09:54 PM
Sep 2020

actually face legal consequences for anything. He will spend every waking hour after November 3 saying the election was stolen from him, and trying to persuade his base to riot and burn down things.

There might be a distant possibility that Jared and Ivanka will get through to him that his time in office is over, and that he should consider moving to somewhere there's no extradition treaty, but only a distant possibility.

 

RhodeIslandOne

(5,042 posts)
17. Pence's entire future hangs on his loyalty to Rump
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 09:55 PM
Sep 2020

Governor AIDS Outbreak was out of national politics when Don the Con gave him a gift.

fescuerescue

(4,448 posts)
20. He will be prosecuted as harshly and vigorously as George W Bush
Thu Sep 24, 2020, 10:32 PM
Sep 2020

Possibly sent to the Hague just like Bush was.

I know I know. It's different this time. Just like the last 2 times with Nixon and Bush were also different.

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