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When was the last time you heard Vice President Mike Pence say anything? I know the guy speaks, but the mainstream media usually shies away from anything and everything Pence. Though I can’t really blame the guy for being overlooked. He stands behind the loud and powerful Trump, who literally commands attention.
However, Pence did get some media attention when cast members from Broadway’s Hamiliton sent Mike a message. And on Wednesday night, two days before Trump’s inauguration, there was an LGBT dance party in front of Pence’s house as a means of protest and merriment. Sounds like fun.
But what did we learn from all this? Pence is getting media attention by what other people do and say. Trump can get media attention by just uttering (or tweeting) a sentence. Seriously… Can any of you drop one Pence quote from off the dome? I can’t either. That’s why I’ve scanned the web for the best quotes from the new VP of the free world.
Mike Pence Quotes
“My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home.”
“Let’s win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny.“
“I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”
“Comments that suggest that Muslims should be banned from the United States are offensive and unconstitutional.”
“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”
“The true legacy of 9/11 cannot be found among political leaders of the day but in the citizen soldiers and public safety personnel who answered that day with courage and selflessness.”
“Well the truth is, Republicans didn’t just lose a few elections, we lost our way.”
“You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it, read it thoroughly, and understand that what we’re looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government takeover of our health care economy, paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes on individuals and small businesses. And it must be opposed.”
“Most climatologists agree that, at best, global warming is a theory about future climatic conditions and cannot be proven based upon the historic record.”
“As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe that the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press.”
“Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal in this country and has been going on at universities and research facilities for years.”
“Donald Trump gets it: He’s the genuine article. He’s a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers. And when Donald Trump does his talking, he doesn’t tiptoe around the thousand new rules of political correctness.”
“Years ago on my radio show, I used to say, ‘I’m a conservative, but I’m not in a bad mood about it.’ I’ve always believed that civility in heavy doses is essential in self-government.”
“Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than quicksilver, and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through mesh.”