Trump Postpones VP Announcement

Donald Trump has postponed the announcement of his Vice Presidential running mate. He attributed the postponement to the attacks in Nice. I don't buy it.

The clock is ticking for Mr. Thump. The Republican convention begins Monday in Cleveland. Is anyone else a little unsettled about reports that the finalists are being chosen by Trump's children? What do they know about running a country? I'd feel better if he picked George -- the older guy who advises him on the apprentice. He seems smart and even tempered.

Newt did a have a funny line though: In an interview yesterday, he said he told Thump the choice was between having "two pirates on the ticket or a pirate and a relatively stable, more normal person." Which did Newt think he was?

Trump also told Fox News he would ask Congress for a Declaration of War against ISIS.

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    What does a declaration of war (none / 0) (#1)
    by ExPatObserver on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:33:26 AM EST
    against ISIS mean?
    Exactly what would be the repercussions with nations which have an  internal ISIS presence?
    Questions for a debate.

    BTD (none / 0) (#2)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 07:05:51 AM EST
    is all over this nonsense on twitter. The Indiana paper had the front page news as Pence being the VP. I know that by noon Pence has to declare whether he's running for reelection.

    The Clinton Campaign (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 12:33:19 PM EST
    is on it:  Meet the P, of the TP ticket.

    I think Newt said right out that he was one of the (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 07:19:12 AM EST

    As for the Trump kids, I think they are more qualified than their dad to run the country. Who isn't?

    Of course the Nice attacks are all about the Donald, 'forcing' him to postpone his announcement. there is talk that things are not going as well in the rules committee as he had wanted. I would not put it past him to pull he rug out from under Pence.

    He (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by FlJoe on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 07:43:18 AM EST
    sure wants American Muslims to walk the plank.
    "Every person here who is of a Muslim background" should be tested to determine whether he or she believes in Shariah, a legal code based on the Quran and other Islamic scriptures.

    If they do, he said, they should be deported -- even if they're U.S. citizens. Gingrich added that anyone who simply visits any website "favoring ISIS or al Qaeda or other terrorist groups" should be guilty of a felony, "and they should go to jail."

    I'm sure he got his tests right (none / 0) (#6)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 08:28:17 AM EST
    out of the Torquemada handbook too.

    OK, I am glad god ignored me and Trump picked Pence.


    Or (none / 0) (#8)
    by FlJoe on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 08:56:32 AM EST
    H/T Betty Cracker @ BJ

    Jesus (none / 0) (#9)
    by CST on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 09:17:25 AM EST
    If we're going to start policing thoughts and ideas (not that we should) - lets start with politicians who vocally promote fascism.

    Newt Would Make More Sense (none / 0) (#39)
    by RickyJim on Sat Jul 16, 2016 at 11:53:25 AM EST
    if he focused on "Jihad" rather than Sharia Law.  There are four main schools of Sharia Law.  They cover all aspects of personal behavior and many strictures are quite benign.  The real problem that deals with relations with non Muslims is the meaning of Jihad.  Is it just a personal struggle to be good or does it mean a struggle against the Kafir? I could see a bit of logic in posing the question "What does Jihad mean to you?" as a loyalty oath type of test for citizenship.  But why should one believe the answers?

    It (none / 0) (#40)
    by FlJoe on Sat Jul 16, 2016 at 12:18:49 PM EST
    still makes no sense, you are asking people to interpret their own religious belief, and then judging them on it. There are plenty of Christian Citizens who advocate for the murder of Gays and abortion providers and other terrorist activities, should we question every Christian on this issue?



    Sadly (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 07:22:14 AM EST
    I think the "rules commandos" died a quiet death last night.   Been reading around.  They said the votes would be today but they seem to have been forced through last night in a marathon session.

    Anti Trump is dead.  Long live anti Trump.  I done expect them to go quietly.


    Since you were the one that first insisted Trump (none / 0) (#7)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 08:29:51 AM EST
    was alive, I will trust you if you say he is dead, if only to let myself sleep at night.  It si going to be the most amazing sh**show ever and I do so want to enjoy it.

    No no (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 11:01:23 AM EST
    If only

    ANTI Trump is dead.  Rip


    Oh! I thought you were being unusually optimistic! (none / 0) (#14)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 12:36:58 PM EST
    I read 'And' where you said 'anti'.

    Just got a text (none / 0) (#10)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 10:30:07 AM EST
    from Hillary's campaign saying Trump's pick is Pence. The GOP has finally gone all out and put a dominionist on the ticket.

    TP on a roll. (none / 0) (#12)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 12:19:12 PM EST
    TrumPence will fight for those terrific bathroom laws. Believe us!

    Have you seen (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 03:08:17 PM EST
    the logo

    Don't know if their heart is in the bathroom laws after all.


    Interesting Speaker List (none / 0) (#15)
    by CoralGables on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 12:59:51 PM EST
    For the Dem Convention. Main speakers announced today and notable by her absence from the released list is Senator Warren.

    None of the pope that have even been talked about (none / 0) (#19)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 03:11:38 PM EST
    as potential Veeps are on it. Neither of the Castros, Kaine, Warren....playing it close to the vest.

    ha! pope = people above (none / 0) (#20)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 03:12:08 PM EST
    Or rather, playing it close to the tasteful (none / 0) (#22)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 03:42:57 PM EST
    designer pant suit shell top.

    Dana Bash (CNN) (none / 0) (#16)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 01:22:34 PM EST
    reports that Trump considered getting out of naming Pence at midnight last night.  Tried to determine if he could do so.   Maybe that explains the Gingrich Muslim talk, as a last minute opportunity.

    was trying to imagine what Trump's bully nickname (none / 0) (#18)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 03:09:54 PM EST
    would be for Pence if he were not not he ticket. My mind can't quite get there. We may yet find out!

    Little Mickey. a nickname (none / 0) (#23)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 04:11:50 PM EST
    for the white of the orange and white team. Probably some relief for the bridesmaids, never the bride: Christie can start eating Oreo's, once again; Callista Gingrich can breathe easier: no need for a trade-in for a more vice presidential spouse.

    Meathead (none / 0) (#26)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 05:40:35 PM EST
    The (none / 0) (#21)
    by FlJoe on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 03:35:47 PM EST
    perils of running a shoot from the hip campaign Here are 7 ways Donald Trump absolutely butchered his VP pick announcement.

    Rumours were he was having second thoughts about Pence as late as last night.

    Trolling (none / 0) (#24)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 05:21:08 PM EST
    around the internet today it seems a lot of people are wondering if Trump deliberately wants to lose the election but it seems most of those opinions have nothing to do with him botching the announcement so much as what a dud Pence is for a VP pick.

    I've been following (5.00 / 2) (#25)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 05:39:21 PM EST
    This and similar rumors.  Know what I have decided?  They are overthinking it.  IMO it's really simple.  He does not have the first fu@king clue what he is doing.

    Delusions of adequacy (none / 0) (#27)
    by Repack Rider on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:16:00 PM EST
    This guy wants to run a government, and he couldn't organize a birthday party for a nine year old.

    I agree that ascribing what looks like overwhelming incompetence to actual incompetence rather than to a conspiracy theory that Trump is a Democratic shill is more likely.  

    It will take getting used to, because even the most optimistic liberals never saw this degree of political incompetence coming.


    It's really hard to even make up (none / 0) (#29)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:27:01 PM EST
    A scenario where this VP rollout is more epicly botched.

    I was thinking ....I don't know if he has ever had (none / 0) (#30)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:29:20 PM EST
    a partnership with anyone, has he? At least not for a long time. Probably very commitment-phobic about the VP pick.

    And I'm guessing (none / 0) (#32)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:43:39 PM EST
    it is just too late for the rules committee to go back and change their minds.

    Well (none / 0) (#33)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:46:52 PM EST
    It's still possible Cleveland could look like Istanbul this time next week

    Seriously (none / 0) (#34)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 07:52:37 PM EST
    I hope no one gets hurt or killed but we've got the NRA in an open carry state. It's a disaster waiting to happen.

    Of course (none / 0) (#28)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:26:08 PM EST
    the Occam's razor theory.

    Actually (none / 0) (#31)
    by FlJoe on Fri Jul 15, 2016 at 06:29:23 PM EST
    Hanlon's Razor.

    Site violator (none / 0) (#36)
    by oculus on Sat Jul 16, 2016 at 09:45:03 AM EST

    I (none / 0) (#37)
    by FlJoe on Sat Jul 16, 2016 at 11:16:19 AM EST
    did not see the vp roll out, but CNN is panning it, at least on style. Trump apparently talked for quite awhile making Pence wait off stage. Trump admits, that he made the pick for "party unity".


    The joke is (none / 0) (#38)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Jul 16, 2016 at 11:51:54 AM EST
    Hillary was more ready for Pence to be VP than Trump was.

    I (none / 0) (#41)
    by FlJoe on Sat Jul 16, 2016 at 12:22:29 PM EST
    saw that, so far she has had a very nimble campaign. I read the other day where they were somehow taking advantage of the pokemon go craze.