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Pining for “President Pence”: Why Has Mike Pence Formed His Own PAC?

Thursday, May 18, 2017 15:41
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In a highly unusual move, Vice President Mike Pence is forming a political action committee (PAC) whose name riffs off of President Trump’s campaign slogan. The PAC is called “The Great America Committee,” and it is being set up to both help get Republicans elected in 2018 and 2020, in addition to funding Pence’s own future political aspirations.

The last time a sitting vice president formed a PAC was back in 1988, when George H.W. Bush formed the “Fund for America’s Future” to fund his post-Reagan presidential campaign. One of Pence’s senior campaign advisors, Nick Ayers, will be running day-to-day operations of Pence’s new PAC.

The Washington Examiner quotes Ayers as saying, “The vice president is playing a leading role in passing legislation on the Hill. He wants to support House and Senate members who are helping pass the president’s agenda.”

Makes sense, but then there’s the timing of the PAC to also consider. If this PAC is destined to fund Pence’s future political activities, just what are his plans? Politico reported yesterday that many conservatives are finding “solace” in the fact that Pence is “waiting in the wings” if Trump’s presidency spontaneously combusts.

This guy seems familiar:

Erick Erickson, a conservative pundit who was a strong Never Trumper but then pledged to give the president a chance, wrote on Wednesday that Republicans should abandon the president because they “have no need for him with Mike Pence in the wings.”

Cue the comparisons to Gerald Ford:

“It’s almost an eerie comparison that a more mild-mannered, religious conservative Republican Gerald Ford came in,” said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University. “He’s much like Pence in temperament and personality. He doesn’t have that acerbic side that Nixon and Trump had.”

The general consensus seems to be that Trump will not step aside in favor of Pence, but stranger things have happened. Like all of 2016 and what we’ve seen from 2017 thus far.

Things just keep getting interestinger and interestinger in DC-land.

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  • Debbie

    It was reported far and wide that Pence is a NWO Luciferian who will step in when Trump is taken out and name Jeb Bush as his VP…that way crime in DC can go on uninterrupted and the take down of America can be completed…Trump and Sessions better get busy and indict Comey and Hillary…we better all pray Trump survives…
    By Catherine Austin Fitts

    James Comey, the now former head of the FBI, is also the former General Counsel of Lockheed Martin, the largest defense contractor and weapons manufacturer in America and hedge fund advisor.

    Lockheed Martin used to run significant information and payment systems at the Department of Defense. They appear to have spun their subsidiary out of the company after DOD closed their fiscal 2015, with $6.5 trillion of undocumentable adjustments. I wrote about it recently in Lockheed Cuts and Runs and Crazy Man vs. Criminal: Cut and Run, Monica Lewinsky and Real Trouble Ahead.

    This is all part of our ongoing coverage of the financial coup d’etat and trillions of missing money: See Financial Coup D’Etat & Missing Money: Links and Financial Coup & Missing Money: Quotes

    Here is what you need to know about James Comey. Everything he said or did related to Hillary Clinton or President Trump is unimportant. The fact that James Comey did and said nothing about $6. 5 trillion missing from your government in fiscal 2015 tells you all you need to know about James Comey.

    Here is a description of the FBI’s legal powers and authority. If the US government is missing trillions of dollars, don’t you think it is the FBI’s highest priority to figure out where the money went and get it back?

    If I was a invisble, secret governing board responsible to preserve the trillions I had stolen, I would sure want to break up the country. It’s a lot easier than explaining to people that you stole the money that they had saved to pay for health care and Social Security. I would also want to start WW III – that would keep the power and money rolling my way. There is nothing like a dangerous fight to provide air cover for financial fraud. You can blow up a lot of records and make endless excuses.

    You should also remember that the last time these folks engineered an impeachment process was when all the money started to disappear from the federal accounts and the federal mortgage programs were used to explode the mortgage fraud that lead to $27 trillion of bailouts for the banks.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

    Every chance you get to speak with a federal public official or a member of the national press, you should ask one question:


    James Comey paid $3 million for his Connecticut mansion. The US Congress can not pass health care legislation because there is no money to pay for it and sorely needs a political distraction. Let me suggest now is a good time to connect the dots between Mr. Comey’s personal wealth and the debasement of the United States and your finances.

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