Thursday, 15 February 2018

Mike Pence Feuds with Joy Behar: I Want The View Canceled!

Between this and the way that Mike Pence feuded with openly gay Olympian Adam Rippon, some can't help but wonder if Mike Pence is gearing up for a run of his own in 2020.

This time, the Vice President is feuding with The View host Joy Behar after she, based upon Omarosa's description of him, suggested that he might have mental illness. You can see that video in its full context, below.

Mike Pence says that a criticism of him is a criticism of all Christians.

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One could argue that this whole thing -- Pence and Trump and the current state of US politics -- started with Reagan or Falwell decades ago, but this immediate feud? That started with Omarosa Manigault.

Omarosa, being about as qualified to work in the White House as your average Trump Team member -- meaning that she was someone he'd met -- is no longer working in the Trump White House. In fact, she says that she is "haunted" by Trump's tweets.

Welcome to the club, Omarosa.

After being booted from the White House, Omarosa returned to more familiar territory by joining the cast of Celebrity Big Brother.

On the show, speaking about Mike Pence, Omarosa said:

"As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence --- everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life."

She continues, saying: "I am Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things"

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While that's no surprise to anyone who's even heard of Mike Pence, it became quite the topic of conversation. Including on The View.

As you'll see in the video below in its full context, Joy Behar commented:

"It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. That's called mental illness, if I'm [correct], hearing voices."

They discussed it on the view, and it was correctly pointed out that descriptions of religious experiences often include communication in both directions.

That's not the same thing as auditory hallucinations.

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Mike Pence apparently concluded that it was totally appropriate for him to fire back at the The View host for her remarks.

Speaking on C-SPAN, Pence said: "My faith sustains me in all that I do."

Pence said that Behar's statement was an insult to the "vast majority of the American people who cherish faith."

About 70% of the US population is Christian, of one denomination or another. It is unclear if Mike Pence is including other Americans of faith in his statement.

"It demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that."

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To be clear, it didn't really sound like Joy Behar was bashing religion in general. As one can see below, she acknowledges that that prayer and "talking to God" are pretty standard fare for Christians.

What gives her pause is the idea that Mike Pence believes that he is speaking and acting on instructions from his God. Plenty of people through history have felt that way.

Some of them, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, have made great strides in defending human rights.

Others have been ... absolute monsters.

It's good for someone to believe that they're living well and in accordance with their faith. Some worry about someone who believes that their divine blessing calls them to do terrible things in the name of their religion, however.

Mike pence donald trump

Omarosa's statement wasn't the first that people have heard about Mike Pence's worrisome beliefs.

For one thing, the state of Indiana shouted warnings about Pence during the 2016 election cycle.

For another, Donald Trump himself has "joked" that Mike Pence would like to see all gay people hang. Whether Trump meant that literally or not, most people don't see that as any laughing matter.

As for Omarosa's warning that Pence would somehow be even worse than Trump, it's not just that it's a hard concept to grasp for most Americans -- most of those who hope for impeachment, removal from office, and arrest also hope that Pence gets the same.

Many believe that Mike Pence was complicit in the various horrors that may lead to Trump's impeachment. Only time will tell.

In the mean time, watch this video for yourself and decide if Joy Behar went too far or if she was just a talk show host being a talk show host.

Mike pence feuds with joy behar i want the view cancelled *Dover is a small town in Pope County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,329 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area. Contents 1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 General info 4 The Dover massacre 5 Notable people 6 References Geography Dover is located at 35°24'2?N 93°6'45?W (35.400597, -93.112534).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land. Demographics Historical population Census Pop. %± 1880 368 — 1890 528 43.5% 1900 373 -29.4% 1910 385 3.2% 1920 388 0.8% 1930 510 31.4% 1940 493 -3.3% 1950 510 3.4% 1960 525 2.9% 1970 662 26.1% 1980 948 43.2% 1990 1,055 11.3% 2000 1,329 26.0% 2010 1,378 3.7% Est. 2014 1,397 1.4% U.S. Decennial Census[2] 2014 Estimate[3] As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,329 people, 529 households, and 372 families residing in the city. The population density was 732.7 people per square mile (283.5/km²). There were 579 housing units at an average density of 319.2 per square mile (123.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.37% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 529 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01. In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,697, and the median income for a family was $33,879. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $19,073 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,261. About 10.6% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over. General info Dover was either named by British aristocrats in the 1830s for Dover, Kent, England or by Stephen Rye in 1832 for Dover, Tennessee.[5] Dover was the county seat for Pope County in the 1800s. The original Pope County Courthouse was located where Dover Supermarket now sits. Dover is a small town near Russellville; it has several churches, a grocery store and a hardware store. Dover acts like a satellite city in relation to nearby Russellville[citation needed] and many residents commute regularly for work and education. The Dover massacre On December 22, 1987, Ronald Gene Simmons, of Dover, killed all fourteen members of his family during a Christmas reunion in Dover. Two days later, he continued his killing spree in the county seat of Russellville, having targeted previous employers and co-workers, killing two and wounding two more. Simmons was arrested without resistance, was sentenced to death on December 10, 1989, and executed on June 25, 1990, the quickest sentence-to-execution time in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Notable people L.J. Churchill (December 8, 1902 – October 2, 1987) was a highly regarded civic and political figure in Dover. A Cumberland Presbyterian and a Mason, Churchill served as mayor and on the municipal school board, both nonpartisan positions. He had been state chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Prior to his retirement, he operated L.J. Churchill's General Merchandise Store and was a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Dover. In 1960, he was a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives, having been defeated by the incumbent Democrat Dale Alford of Little Rock. Churchill was married to the former Audra Hill and had a son, Eunice Vance "Buck" Churchill, and two daughters, Ola Elaine Churchill Berry and Mary Janea "Polly" Churchill Massey, all of Dover.[6] Robert E. Dale, Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Dover, 2009 to 2015 Jeff Davis, 20th Governor of Arkansas (1901-1907), later a US Senator (1907-1913). A very controversial figure, Davis was known for demagoguery and fiery rhetoric to appeal to his agrarian political base while disparaging city dwellers, blacks and Yankees Trevor Drown, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Pope and Van Buren counties since 2015; succeeded Robert Dale Virginia Hudson, American flautist and teacher began her musical education at Dover High School. Jared Keylon, rodeo cowboy who qualified for 2012 National Finals Rodeo (birthplace). Ronald Gene Simmons, retired United States Air Force master sergeant who killed sixteen people over a weeklong period in 1987, beginning in Dover
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