Potential Trump Running Mate Gen. Michael Flynn Shrugs Off Social Issues Like Gay Marriage [VIDEO]

This won’t make the evangelicals happy. Via Politico:

Issues like abortion and same-sex marriage are not at the top of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s list of priorities, the former intelligence official and registered Democrat who is reportedly being vetted as Donald Trump’s running mate said Sunday.

“What people do in their private lives, these are not big issues that our country is dealing with that will cause our country to collapse,” Flynn told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” “I’m more concerned that our country could collapse because we are not dealing with education issues, immigration issues.”

Flynn, who did not confirm reports that he is being vetted for the position, remarked that he is “honored” to just be in the discussion.

  • Michael Rush

    Trump’s best bet to win is to discuss NOTHING but immigration. pathetic .

  • DaddyRay

    If one good thing comes out of this election craziness it is that the Christian wing of the party has had far less influence.

    • james_from_cambridge

      Wait until the christian right comes roaring back in four years by nominating Pastor Kevin “death to the gays” Swanson.

      • Gustav2

        Sen Cruz is already setting up campaign structures/PACs for 2020.

        http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437520/ted-cruz-political-machine-prepares-2020-campaign

        • james_from_cambridge

          Oh, goodie! In a way I’m glad…I miss the Cruz-reptile-human-skin-mask jokes almost as much as the foam party jokes.

        • Mark

          Not to worry. I’ll be starting classes in the fall for a new degree program: Texas Tornado House Targeting and Dropping. The instructor is Dorothy somebody or the other….

          • Acronym Jim

            Storm? Tempest? Squall?

          • Mark

            Don’t forget the sneakers. There’s a whole semester on Sneaker Tornadoes: undetected, never touches the ground, and can drop a house with precision.

          • Acronym Jim

            I thought those were ruby slipper tornadoes.

          • clay

            Gail, I believe; one of those first names last, last names first.

          • Acronym Jim

            Gale Dorothy?

          • Smokey

            There’s even an album!

          • Smokey

            that’s with two e’s…

    • vorpal

      Agreed. I have seen a LOT of disbelief coming from the far-Christian right over how little influence they’ve had in this election cycle. From their little echo chambers, and given their shrill volume, many of them genuinely had no idea just how deeply they trashed their own reputation and how much power they had lost as a group.

      We can be happy that much of that has come around due to their attitudes towards LGBT people. They will scream that we are out to destroy Christianity, but they don’t need our help: all we have to do is EXIST, and then they do all the work for us through their Christrionics.

      • M Jackson

        “Christrionics” That’s definitely a keeper.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        It’s really not that surprising. Nones have increased drastically (not necessarily atheists but also includes agnostics, spiritual ). Also I think that the anti-choice crap and how violent they’ve been have secretly turned off a lot of women. Also the hypocrisy in general (Duggars are a prime example) and anti-LGBT turn off younger, more idealistic generations.

        On the bad side, the far right fundies don’t realize that you don’t have to put up with God-bothering or church-going to be a racist/bigot/facist/xenophobe/nativist.

        Also many of the same things can be said about the supply side/trickle down/Ayn Rand lovers. They honestly thought the base loved money coming to them being cut. They didn’t, they just loved the haterade MORE.

        • Bad Tom

          “haterade” — Excellent!

        • Duane Dimitrov

          True. The strident backward-looking of the fundies has so damaged their reputation that “damage” isn’t even the word: in the broader society they are utterly toxic.

          Of course, a lot of this is more educated generations (I’m in my 30s) simply abandoning the idiocy of primitive religion. The primitive, inferior garbage philosophy of Christianity has largely been stored where it belongs by us 20- and 30-somethings: In the garbage.

          And ditto on the “free marketeers.” These morons all thought the base was totally into their Randian bullshittery, with its selfishness, and cutting of their social services. This year they found out that the base is actually just a bunch of bigoted white nationalists who assumed the cutting was only for those they don’t like.

          A definite reckoning for conservatives!

          Just kidding!

          After Trump fails massively the conservative movement will learn (again) the only thing it can ever learn: our candidate wasn’t conservative enough, next time we need to double-triple-quadruple down on the rhetoric and all of America will see the light and we will win and it will all be bread and honey!

    • PLAINTOM

      The pray for pay crowd just lost a huge amount of their political power. They proved they can’t turn out the vote.

      • clay

        and that’s all it ever was. The “Moral Majority” wasn’t built and used by the GOP to put Dominionist ideas into practice, but because it was the most convenient way to get the disaffected on the right to show up at the polls. They only selected “religious” concerns about sex and gender because that’s what would motivate the voters.

    • bkmn

      And we have gotten to see who has no problems tossing their supposed morality out the door so they can suck up to the one that has a chance at power even after his serial marriages and public comments about his daughter.

    • clay

      I agree that it’s good, but not that they’ve had far less influence in this election.
      1) Cruz got further than Santorum did.
      2) Drumpf still tried to do their song and dance, and some of them bought it.
      3) There are pawlenty of other crazies to go around.

      Rather, I think the Christian Nationalist wing of the GOP has realized they never had as much influence as they thought– some are waking up to find that they were only ever being used for their votes. Even some of their religio-political / theocratic leaders are noticing that inserting a plank into the GOP platform didn’t mean they had as much power as they had thought.

      What this circus has shown the spotlight on is the economics of the GOP freak-show political celebrities using the primaries to boost their book sales and speaking fees, that the RNC really does not give a shit about the concerns of the “Moral Majority” or the “Tea Party”, and that the GOP is ready to splinter and fade.

    • Duane Dimitrov

      Ray, the “Christian wing” of the party was exposed as largely a mirage.

      The real religionists in power always assumed that all their flock was heavily invested in the Precious Principles™ of their religion. With its precious, precious principles.

      But it turns out–surprise!–that most of these “Christians” were just bigoted white nationalists who took their Christianity like their salad dressing: on the side.

      This year we found they only use Christianity as (1) a source of tribal identity and, (2) a convenient get-out-of-jail-free card when faced with pushback to their bigoted–and impolitic and indefensible–viewpoints.

      It’s a Christianity of convenience, for use as both totem of group membership and shield to stave off warranted criticism of their irrational, idiotic, but deeply-felt beliefs.

      So, yeah, the “Christian wing” wasn’t so much stripped of power as it was exposed for the Wizard of Oz it was: less a strong wizard capable of ruling a land, more a small and timid showman desperately trying to keep the reality of things from coming to light.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Griftianity

  • Sam_Handwich

    this morning he also said he’s pro-choice

    stick a fork in him

    • Gustav2

      He kind of stuttered his pro-choice position. Whether that was his newness to the interview situation or his attempt to straddle the fence, I don’t know. But he did end up saying he was pro-choice.

      • vorpal

        He’ll be saying he’s pro-life before lunch.

        • Lazycrockett

          It’s Sunday hun, by brunch. 🙂

          • vorpal

            Ugh… head… I could use some recovery brunch myself.
            Please pass the mimosas, and not a glass. The pitcher and a curly straw will do just fine.

      • Sam_Handwich

        yeah….sounded like he was caught off guard

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnBAkLwWAAAo68t.jpg

        • marshlc

          “It’s a thing for women”?

          Not one of those important manly things, that I know about, being a manly man….

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        How nice. A few weeks ago he said women who got abortions should be punished.

    • perversatile

      He only seems a little Patrick Bateman-y American Psycho-ish,
      which I’ve been told is considered an asset in the military

      • Phillip in L.A.

        (Groucho.) Well, it’s an asset if you’re Bret Easton Ellis! (Wiggles eyebrows.)

  • DaddyRay

    A retired General is a perfect choice for a fascist candidate

    • karen in kalifornia

      Unfortunately.

    • Steverino

      As was Curtis LeMay for George Wallace, and Admiral James Stockdale for Ross Perot.

      • Circ09

        Stockdale probably would have been perfect if it hadn’t been for that pesky dementia problem. I’ll always be grateful to Prot for disrupting that race. Clinton was my first vote in 1992.

        • Bad Tom

          “Who am I? Why am I here?” –Admiral Stockdale, opening statement, first Veep debate.

          • Robincho

            I was gonna blame Stockdale on Agent Orange, but that was back before the REAL Agent Orange showed up…

        • Steverino

          I always got a kick out of Ann Richards purposefully mispronouncing his name as “pee-rot.”

      • Robincho

        And the Drumpf candidacy will take its place alongside the Wallace and Perot candidacies on the shit heap of history….

        • clay

          Unless the GOP can get the Koch’s and Rinds to pay Trump off, first, so they can get the next loser in place within two weeks.

          • Robincho

            I like the way you think…

          • clay

            Trump’s probably jacking up his price as we type.

  • james_from_cambridge

    He’s also pro-choice. Not one of those “I personally oppose it but…” ones but unapolgetically pro-choice. How does someone who’s trying to shore up his base pick someone like Mike Flynn as VP? Again, I say, while y’all laugh at me, Trump doesn’t want to win, will resign if he does and this whole thing was a book promotion that got out of control. This is the biggest troll job in the history of the United States. He’s sitting in his Trump ivory tower laughing at all of us.

    And btw, I can’t wait for the GOP convention! I’m so excited! If the death toll is anything less than 100 thousand and the entire city isn’t on fire I’m going to be sorely disappointed.

    • Christopher

      “If the death toll is anything less than 100 thousand and the entire city isn’t on fire I’m going to be sorely disappointed.”

      Whisper it next time, it’s so much sexier to feel your breath on my neck.

      • james_from_cambridge

        I was thinking that about the death toll but I didn’t mean to type it out. Oops!

    • Gustav2

      And why would you want a ‘military’ guy when you desperately need a ‘government’ guy?

      • james_from_cambridge

        Because he doesn’t want to win. Or rather, he wants to win, but doesn’t want to govern. Read this…it fits him to a “T”.

        http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20025568

        Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

        A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you’re not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.

        If you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may feel a sense of entitlement — and when you don’t receive special treatment, you may become impatient or angry. You may insist on having “the best” of everything — for instance, the best car, athletic club or medical care.

        At the same time, you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior. Or you may feel depressed and moody because you fall short of perfection.

        • vorpal

          Yes! THIS.

          As someone who was stalked for weeks online by someone I insulted in a YouTube comment who turned out to have a very clear and very frightening case of NPD, I am convinced that Trump has NPD as well.

          (It really was creepy as hell… I threw a couple insults his way as I usually do due to my severe shit disturber tendencies, and he spent hours and hours over the next few weeks combing the internet to compile information about me and then find hundreds of comments I formerly made and respond to them. Mildly flattering, majorly frightening. I suspended all posting activities for about a month, and finally some poor girl made the mistake of challenging his self-professed grandmaster chess ability and he moved on to her. I am still wondering if they ever found her body…)

          Having an NPD as head of the US would be fucking terrifying beyond belief.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            He’s like the yahoo comments come to life. Or maybe a combo of Stormfront and a MRA chat board.

          • james_from_cambridge

            Christ! And people wonder why the anonymity of the internet can be comforting (you’re lucky he wasn’t a competent but crazy 4chan-type, who knew what he was doing because he might have found out who you really were and doxxed you.)

        • TampaDink

          They should post his photo next to that.

      • Circ09

        People thinking of voting for Trump are far more worried about Trump’s foreign policy decisions in regards to that big red button than they are about his domestic policies. Why would they want a ‘government’ guy as VP when they sincerely believe that government is the problem? Seriously, that’s what I’m getting from listening to the people around where I live.

        • Gustav2

          Because Trump really doesn’t understand what programs to cut and which ones to leave alone/increase. He would be a wild card for their moneyed constituencies.

          • Circ09

            But you are thinking about the powerbrokers in the party and who they would choose. They would have never chosen Trump. But for the rank-and-file voter looking for change, Flynn would be their ideal running mate with Trump. Who wins the struggle at the convention? Who gets to vote?Trump has won all rounds so far. But we will see soon enough.

          • Gustav2

            “They would have never chosen Trump.” and now need to astroturf in the same way they did the Tea Party in the beginning to try to save the election.

    • TampaDink

      So long as he doesn’t let on before the election, I’m okay with this premise. I’ve also believed all along that he wants to win but doesn’t want the job.
      The thought of moving into public housing recently occupied by a black family probably gives him nightmares.

  • oikos
    • Christopher

      YES!

      • Droz

        Stealing this so hard right now!

        • Flossie Neff

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    • Alan S. Lee

      And we still don’t have his tax returns, too much is still hidden!

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Also Carter is very close to wiping out a hideous parasite. I actually feel sorry for Carter.

      • oikos

        Why feel sorry for him? He’s had a great life.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          He’s led a good life but I hate it that so many people think poorly of him when he’s done tons of great stuff while a horrible person like Ronald Reagan gets blind adoration.

          • oikos

            History will remember him as a good man.

          • Lazycrockett

            Plus you have to remember one doesn’t control the presidency the presidency controls the person in office.

          • Todd20036

            Carter was the best ex-President we ever had. People will remember that.

            The goobs deified Reagan only because, like any religious idiot, they manage to forget the parts of his administration that don’t fit with their worldview. For instance, Reagan raised taxes, had multiple embassy deaths under his watch, ignored the AIDS crisis, and managed to have more people under his administration indicted than all democratic presidents post Nixon combined.

        • johnny

          If someone asks if I could have dinner or a beer with any living person, for me, it is definitely Jimmy Carter.

          • oikos

            He would probably be incredibly interesting to converse with.

      • abqdan

        “close to wiping out a hideous parasite”… He’s getting rid of the Republican Party?

    • JCF

      I think it’s important to note that Jimmy Carter was so explicitly Christian, he taught BIBLE CLASS for heaven’s sake! (Whereas I don’t think Drumpf has attended church since his first marriage… )

      Not that this matters to the Christianists.

      • Piercedchrlz

        He still teaches Bible class.

  • Bluto

    So the guy screaming non-stop bigoted, racist, xenophobic, jingoistic, misogynistic & occasional homophobic shit is the best person to unify the country. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

  • oikos
    • Treant

      Please don’t put down the jizztrumpet. I’ve had great times with many a jizztrumpet.

  • Prion

    • vorpal

      This cartoon lacks Palin gripping Donald’s leg and vomiting up some salad.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        lol–thx for the chuckle, vorpal–can always use those!

        • vorpal

          Always happy to be of service!
          =smirk=
          Hope you are having a great night!

    • FancyThat

      If he sticks steadfastly to his campaign playbook, isn’t it already a foregone conclusion that his VP pick will be top military brass?

  • vorpal

    Evangelicals will just break out the extra mega-mega sized intellectual blinders so they can keep convincing themselves that Trump is one of them, despite the fact that the only thing Trump worships is himself (and possibly his fantasies about his daughter).

    • james_from_cambridge

      They know what Trump is. They just don’t care. They want to make America white again as much as the rest of the GOP base. Especially when it comes to any further Muslim immigration.

      • Ninja0980

        Indeed and if Trump puts the far right judges they want on the bench for them, they won’t care if he screws a hooker on the White House lawn.

        • Chucktech

          Just more god-workings in mysterious ways…

        • clay

          or [has someone shot] in the middle of Fifth Avenue.

      • vorpal

        Now, now… he was able to tell the story of Two Corinthians, so clearly he is Jesusing at an advanced level.

        I’ve actually had countless arguments with far-right Christians online who seriously live under delusion – well, more so now than before – and state that Trump claims to be Christian and that is good enough for them, as only their god knows what is in his heart.

        Of course, Obama claims to be Christian, too, but that apparently means that he’s one of them dirty gay soshulist Kenyan-born atheist Islams.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          These are the same people who think that just because Dahmer proclaimed to love Jesus before he died, he went to heaven while people who weren’t Christian but didn’t kill and eat people are roasting.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            You could say the same about the Emperor Constantine, who was converted to Christianity on his deathbed by an Arian bishop (which is actually hilariously ironic). He murdered numerous family members, not to mention many of his “subjects”

        • james_from_cambridge

          How can they believe what Obama says when he’s the wrong color?

          • Gustav2

            You are correct. “Evangelical” (or even Christian) is now a white tribal ID.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I would have said “white tribal signifier,” but same diff

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          The story of Two Corinthians walking into a bar…

          • Piercedchrlz

      • clay

        They want to make America Kansas, Mississippi, or West Virginia. They want to slash taxes, eliminate state regulation and support for education, health, and transportation. And after a generation of that, they’d be close to having the “good old days” of the American frontier, again, with women disenfranchised, white men in power, or in debt servitude and ill-health, all movement localized, and the population decimated. If it weren’t for the white racism, they’d admit that their American Dream is North Korea, Congo, and Honduras.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          I remember US Circuit Judge Bork had a devil of a time with racism, intellectually. He knew that his jurisprudence had to make Brown v. Board of Education come out the “right way”–the way it did–but he was never really sure how to do that. (See, Bork, The Tempting of America.)

    • Hue-Man

      And the Cone of Silence. LALALALALALALA.

      • Bad Tom

        “Dr. Cone is out of town.”

  • Prion

    ..,

    • Acronym Jim

      I assume Miss Dominatrixan Republic represents the Department of Defense. I hope she doesn’t leak America’s safe word.

    • Fyva Prold

      Affairs with foreigns?

  • Todd

    The GaysForTrump folks will LOVE this running mate ……….. not enough of them to offset the pissed off evangelicals though. Not sure it will impact the rest of the Trumpanzees, who just are racist bigots.

  • Prion

    .,.

  • Sonus Silentium

    A former military man should know better than aiding and abetting the candidacy of a hot head like Trump. Ditto for a Democrat. Either way, General Flynn is showing himself to be a shameless opportunist.

    • Christopher

      I dunno. I think it would be hilarious if Trump got elected, quit, and then a Democrat assumed the office.

      • Sonus Silentium

        A Democrat who runs alongside the likes of Drumpf is hardly worthy of the name.

        • Christopher

          Trump’s whole campaign just seems to be a huge con anyway.

          • Piercedchrlz

            I’ve said all along, he has no intention of being President. He just wants to make fools of them all.

        • clay

          So, Leiberman or Sanders?

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        That idea occurred to me at first. But, read the subtext of everything Flynn said in his interview with Raddatz. He’s every bit as much of a racist as Trump, but with more careful words.

        • Christopher

          So…..a better politician than Hair Fuhrer!

  • Merv99

    Trump could personally abort a viable full-term fetus in the middle of 5th Avenue and his evangelical supporters across the country would exclaim what a Godly act it was.

    • perversatile

      You’re thinking of the Bohemian Grove,
      totally different from 5th Avenue

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Different State, too, isn’t it?

        • perversatile

          -sorry state of affairs

  • Dean

    So is Trump going to risk the evangelicals and try to pick up independents? Seems to me that he has already alienated mopst of the independents.

    • Todd20036

      He really doesn’t care about such details. He’ll just be Trump

      • clay

        He truly believes there’s no such thing as bad press, only no press.

        And, besides, what else does he need to raise his earning potential?

        • Speaking of no press . . . did we ever get Trump’s reaction to being snubbed by the NYPD for an attention whore op?

  • JustSayin’

    The evangelicals have decided to hold their noses and ignire his sexual infidelities, multiple marriages, lusting after his own kid, and all the harms he has caused other white business owners…this is not even a blip to those who support trump

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Trump’s going to pick a registered Democrat as his running mate? Hillary will win Texas. Remember to tell folks you read it here on JMG first.

    • Gustav2

      He pulled the antiquated 1960’s Reagan line, “I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the Democratic Party left me.”

      • Sonus Silentium

        The Democrats almost left me under Bubba Clinton, but thankfully Eizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and now Hillary (reluctantly) have brought it back to me.

        • Tigernan Quinn

          And now I am blocking you, because I am sick of hearing people treat their right to vote like their loyalty to a freaking sports team.

    • Circ09

      No he won’t. To Texans already voting for Trump this just means a military man has seen the light after working for years under O’bummer. For Independents in Texas, this “sane” military guy’s nomination as VP could quiet their unease enough to vote for Trump. Really, I think Flynn is the perfect choice for Trump to make if spun in the right way. Trump again proves he is outside the system and influence of the powerbroker elites in Washington. And that is important this election.

      • lymis

        MIGHT happen if he switched parties, even at a late date. WON’T happen if he doesn’t, especially if he’s not a True Believer on religion, abortion, and social equality suppression issues.

        • Circ09

          I don’t think Flynn can stand for VP unless he does become a registered Republican. Texan voters by and large will still vote Trump/Flynn. Social issues like abortion and Xtian protection laws are not near as important to everyday voters here as many like to believe. That is especially true this election cycle. Immigration and economic policy along with extreme ideas about American military might drive campaigns. That is the change people are voting for.

    • Steven Leahy

      I don’t see Clinton winning most of the deep south states, including Texas (or as well as Texas, for those who don’t see TX as “deep south”). It’s probably not as evident in liberal areas, but she’s as hated in Red places and Trump is in the Blue ones.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        She is within 5 points of Trump in Texas right now, by Nate Silver’s calculations. She’s also within 3 points of Trump in Utah and Mississippi and she’s ahead of Trump in Kansas (according to 2 different polls). There might be some surprises this year. Trump is despised by Mormons and several other groups that traditionally have voted Republican until this year.

        • Steven Leahy

          I know a lot of people here give a lot of credence to Silver, however he was wrong several times in the primaries and in a BIG way. I’ll respectfully “believe it when I see it”. 🙂 Don’t see any way in hell that she’ll win Kansas.

          • SoCalGal20

            He called every single state correctly in 2012 and the general is different from the primaries. Of course his anslysis is only as good as the polls he uses but there do seem to be some trends including TX and UT possibly being in play. Anyway, even Nate Silver says that everything is preliminary until after Labor Day. That’s when things start to solidify.

  • HAAAAAAA

    A Male Sarah Palin.

  • JustSayin’

    He states that democratic party today is not the democratic party of his youth. At his age he would have been alive during the party platform switch that took place in the fifties. This is one of tge reasons so many older black peopke are still registered as republicans but vote democrat,…..tradition and inertia keep them in the party of their past.

  • Sam_Handwich

    one thing is for sure – all this VP speculation will certainly boost sales of his book, which comes out this week

    and maybe that’s all there is to this.

    • Christopher

      This has got to be the most expensive, and long-winded commercial in the history of everything!

    • Gustav2

      Damn, the Gingrich/Santorum/Dr Stabby Rule of the successful book tour!

  • Dramphooey

    Yes, it is an honor to be considered. If you’re truly a Democrat say “no.”

  • MikeBx2

    Trump will name his VP pick next week and then the GOP carnival will take place the following week. In other words, congratulations President Clinton. 🙂

  • Tammy Rainey

    sounds to smart to run as a Republican and especially with Trump

  • Sam_Handwich

    anyone who can state with a straight face that Donald Trump represents “responsible leadership” needs to have their head examined

    • Sonus Silentium

      A-many, many-men, brother!

  • geoffalnutt

    Whomever Trumpty chooses will end up running the country anyway…since Trumpty doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing. He’d better choose someone with some political experience…although a retired general is the perfect fascist choice!

    • bob

      You mean like…. Eisenhower?

      • stevenj

        Eisenhower’s CIA director was Allen Dulles. A late 30’s/40’s/50’s/60’s/70’s right wing neocon whose actions are still haunting this country to this day.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Who purged the federal government of it’s LGBT workers.

  • PLAINTOM

    Can’t wait to see what his answer will be when he is asked how he could be VP to a draft dodger.

  • bob

    A registered democrat ? Let the heads explode , lol

    • Traxley Launderette

      Sarah Palin will issue a statement once her handlers coax her down from the Wasilla water tower with a case of Bud Light.

  • another_steve

    Paul Manafort has been quoted as saying that Trump probably won’t select a woman or racial/ethnic minority person as his VP because that would come across as “pandering.”

    Lol. Forget about picking the most qualified person for running mate. Women and minorities are out, regardless of qualifications.

    You just can’t make this stuff up.

    • SoCalGal20

      That’s just another dogwhistle to Trump’s bigoted base. He’s effectively told them that Drumpf’s VP pick is going to be a white dude.

      • another_steve

        I sort of thought he might go for a female running mate in a cynical attempt to “cancel out” Hillary’s appeal to women.

        Having a woman “under” him could also subliminally appeal to his misogynistic base.

        You know… Trump as master, woman as subordinate.

        • SoCalGal20

          I suppose he could have but this way they can skip the pretense.

  • JoeMyGod
    • PLAINTOM

      Memo to Toady : Reality check, you are so far down at the bottom of Trump’s concerns he doesn’t even know who the fuck you are.

      • Treant

        Who the fuck is he?

        • PLAINTOM

          Another piece of shit on Faux .

          • You forgot piss drinking in your description.

          • Treant

            So, in other words, nobody important.

        • Todd20036

          A Loser with an encephalitic cranium

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        The only nice thing about him is his voice. Too bad I he uses it for all the wrong reasons.

      • clay

        [sniff] You’re gonna hurt Toad’s feelings.

    • Reality.Bites

      Todd, no one cares if they get your vote. Threaten to stop buying their doughnuts if you want them to listen

  • PLAINTOM

    This is all reality show hype to increase the viewing audience. Sheldon Adelson already bought the VP slot for Gingrich.

  • i’m trying to think of all the languages i might say “Who?” in…

    this guy, brings a big 0 to the ticket. sometimes, it works, and the veep nom solidifies a ticket, but this? he’s a nobody, and unknown. he’d be forgotten by the end of the commercials after the first veep debate. i’m sure he’s Nice. but politics this year is truly a blood sport, and however it falls out this one defines “dark horse” and i’m putting my money elsewhere. #londonoddsmakers

  • Blake Jordan

    Why would a registered democrat choose drumpf as the reason to switch parties?

    • Gustav2

      The same way Kentucky’s county clerk Kim Davis was a registered Democrat. Her parents were…

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      From what I understood in the interview, it sounds like he still hasn’t changed registration and might still be listed as a Democrat, which will be a tough pill for Republicans at the convention to swallow.

  • billbear1961

    An interesting post from yesterday on Political Wire (commenting on the possibility Trump may choose Gen. Flynn as his running mate):

    I went to the big weekly flea market in Raleigh, NC this morning. If there is territory ripe for Trump this is it. Knowing a lot of the regulars there (dealers and buyers) I caught quite a bit of conversation… and much of it was to the point that a lot of folks aren’t going to vote for Trump because… drum roll… they’re scared shitless he will start a world war. They do not trust him “with his finger on the button.” I mention this because I think adding Flynn to his ticket wouldn’t calm their fears, but heighten them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUTByW8NElo

    http://41.media.tumblr.com/269bb79246ec85d3946434f10fe9431b/tumblr_mk5kznkO7z1qm93hpo1_1280.jpg

    • Todd20036

      COOOOLLL!

      (I’ve learned to love the bomb)

  • billbear1961

    Trump isn’t even TRYING to unify the country: he’s been doing everything he can to pit Americans AGAINST one another!

    • Steven Leahy

      True, but which republican HASN’T? I really don’t believe he’s exceptional as a republican – he’s just unfiltered relative to the rest of them and somewhat cruder in his delivery.

      • billbear1961

        Unfiltered and unhinged!

  • JK3

    Well, that takes him off the table. At first, I thought the him being a General would counterbalance his socially liberal positions and make him palatable to the right, but then I remembered they’re willingness to kick out soldiers for being gay and realized that it wouldn’t make a difference.

  • The standard teabagger ploy. Act as if social issues aren’t on your radar. Then get elected and immediate pass laws that restrict the rights of lbgt people and that make abortions harder to get.

    • Cuberly

      I’ve wondered for a long time what went down behind the scenes for Pat to sign that turd to begin with. It’s a hybrid of ALEC and talibanjelical wish lists. Talk about a messed up cabal.

  • Joseph Miceli

    I’ve never seen this guy before, but never trust a Republican when they say they don’t care about social issues. Remember: Pat McCrory said the same thing and look at that asshole now!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      He’s a registered democrat.

      • Joseph Miceli

        That’s just scary. Can we kick him out?

  • Roy Biv

    Wait, he’s a registered democrat? And Trump, up until recently, has been a democrat too?

    The GOP are electing Dems to office while they call “real” Republicans RINO, hooohhahahoahaahahaha

    • Reginald Thorkinson

      It is a party in abject disarray.

  • Gianni

    If selected, it will be extremely interesting and entertaining to see how they will spin it to get it by the evangelicals. Social issues are where it’s at for them. Do they really care about anything else?

  • glass

    Trump is considering a pro-life Democrat as his VP? This man is trying to lose this election, not win it.

    • Flynn is pro-choice from what I’ve seen.

      • glass

        Sorry, I typed the wrong thing.

  • This is another name the goblet of fire has spit out hoping for a positive reaction. This one might actually generate some positive buzz.

  • Cuberly

    So not gonna happen.

    Christie or Gingrich, or a dark side bargain with Cruz. Been thinking Cruz may be on the short list, right after Gingrich, who I think is on top.

    • Ray Taylor

      You are probably right. Not a pleasant thought.

      • Cuberly

        Not at all. In fact more and more I’m thinking Cruz is primed for the position.

        But, seeing both of them campaign together may have some entertainment value. And horror story value…ugh!

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          The new not good season of American Horror Story.

          • Reality.Bites

            I might consider voting for Trump if he managed to convince Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates or Jessica Lange to be his running mate.

        • The_Wretched

          It won’t be Cruz. His ego and insanity only allow him top billing. He’s also rather smelly and doesn’t have all the flavors of evangelicals behind him. Pence or similarly relatively unknown but evangelical puppet type is much more likely.

    • coram nobis

      Probably “Yes, master” Christie, the Igor of this campaign. Cruz would have to develop amnesia to work amicably with Donald — and to be frank, would you run with someone who has every incentive to poison your single-malt and be your successor?

      Oh, and please don’t talk about Gingrich being “on top.” At least not with a trigger warning.

      • Cuberly

        True, there’s a lot of evengelical purists out there pulling for a Cruz miracle though.

  • The GOP convention leaders and delegates will never go for a Democratic VP nominee. Never. Especially one who has expressed as many heresies to GOPer dogma as this guy has.

    Unlike the Presidential candidate nominee, the Veep is chosen, from scratch, right there at the convention. As it turns out, there is a longstanding tradition that the presumptive Prez nominee is given deference as to whom it will be, but it is by no means a lock. Even if Trumpy tries to declare it to be “illegal” for his pick not to be confirmed at the convention, it ain’t so.

  • coram nobis

    Let’s see, he should be “honored” simply because Donald is running out of A-list, B-list, triple-B-minus list candidates.

  • JCF

    “registered Democrat who is reportedly being vetted as Donald Trump’s running mate”

    That’ll be EX-Democrat now!

    • JCF

      I’m truly touched: apparently hating non-whites and Muslims is considered more important that hating LGBT people now. /s

      ALL BIGOTS can f#ck right off!

  • PLAINTOM

    General Flynn, You must think POWs are losers just like Trump.

  • PLAINTOM

    The GOP sucks so bad, they had to recruit Democrats to run for POTUS and VP.

  • Bill Post

    Nice tie

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