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Sunday, December 10, 2017

One potential Trump running mate has suggested he’s not opposed killing the families of terror suspects, waterboarding, and banning all Muslims from entering the country.

Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was widely seen as a “wild card” choice in the veepstakes when his name emerged last week. A Democrat who has been harshly critical of President Obama, Flynn commands a certain even-handed image in Washington that The Donald… lacks. 

But even Flynn, in an interview with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan in early May, said that he would not condemn Trump’s ban on Muslim immigration.

“We must understand where these individuals are coming from,” he said. “I think we have to be cautious about where these people are coming from.”

As Hasan pointed out, Flynn has also posted on Twitter that “fear of Muslims is rational.”

According to a report by the Washington Post, The Trump campaign has been increasingly considering Flynn, an adviser to the GOP presidential nominee on national security issues, as a potential choice for vice president. Aside from letting slip that he’s actually pro-choice — he then changed that answer, twice in two days — Flynn might be a logical pick for Trump. 

Except for, you know, all of Trump’s ideas that he would have to support: Flynn also failed to condemn the killing the families of terror suspects, refusing to comment definitively and instead saying, “I have to see the circumstances of that situation.”

Consider him, if chosen, the lipstick on an ugly, ugly pig.

Photo: Gen. Michael Flynn, a possible Trump VP pick, appears on Al Jazeera to discuss the GOP candidate in May. Via YouTube

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9 Responses to Possible Trump VP Gen. Michael Flynn Loves All Of Donald’s Worst Ideas

  1. Donald Trump needs someone who bring credibility to his pathetic campaign, and that someone is neither Gingrich nor Christie. Therefore, choosing a retired General, who shares some of the convictions that he does is entirely possible. It is also something that would appeal to his base, and solidify the image of a savior that he is promoting and cherishes.
    Fortunately for the USA, he needs a lot more than a General to become President, he needs a lobotomy performed by Dr. Carson, or the implantation of a brain if the good doctor finds out that one is missing.

    • Republican brain surgery. That would be proctologist to everyone else. Trump may need a lobotomy or a brain transplant but he might want to shop around. I’m not sure if Carson is the same guy that he used to be. The last I remember him on the campaign trail, he thought that Benjamin Franklin ran a laundromat business and was married to a woman named Weezy.

      • …and he thought the Egyptian pyramids were granaries. That’s why he would be a wonderful choice for a brain implantation, IMHO.

        • Oh man, imagine Trump with Ben Carson’s implanted brain. He’d claim that footage of those New Jersey Muslims celebrating 911 are located in the Egyptian pyramids along with the grain.

    • Dominick, I think you and I both realize that whoever Trump picks, that person will not be as prominent as previous VPs. Instead, he will be relegated to the ignominy of a Henry Wallace or Alben Barkley, as there is no way Trump will allow whoever his VP pick is to shine brighter than he does.

  2. I think he’d be a wonderful choice as his views on abortion may sway some of the THINKING democrats that believe COMPETENCE and CHARACTER are important requirements to be POTUS

    • Yes competence and character are important to be POTUS. I’m glad we have a president in the White House now who has shown these traits plus a lot of class.

      • That’s where we disagree Bill. First the competence issue….months before Sept.11th 2012 his administration was asked, no begged for more security many times. A competent president would have listened to his people on the ground and given what was needed. Now character……perpetuating and maybe even creating the lies associated with the reason for the terrorist attacks for weeks after until finally been proven false and lying to the faces of the parents inasmuch as pledging to jail the instigator of the alleged film that caused it. All as to not put a monkey wrench in the upcoming election. Does that sound like the kind of competence and character you grew up with and want to instill in your children? I think not and HC has the exact same issues so be aware of who and what you want to stand for my friend.

        • Jim it’s funny that you don’t mention how Congress declined to fund US Embassy security from 2008 through 2012. Here are some numbers to show this:

          State Department Funds for Embassy and Diplomatic Security (total security spending, plus supplemental and overseas contingency operations funds)

          Request Enacted Difference
          (in millions)
          FY 2008 $2,138.7 $2,127.7 -$11.6

          FY 2009 $3,404 $3,519.5 -$115.5

          FY 2010 $3,562.6 $3,420.8 -$141.8

          FY 2011 $2,761.3 $2,576.6 -$184.7

          FY 2012 $4,395.5 $4,076.2 -$319.3

          Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010. Chaffetz said. “Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”
          First of all the contractors in Iraq weren’t there for President Obama or President GW Bush. They were there to do work for the US.
          You take 1 issue and claim that President Obama isn’t competent. He is competent enough to get the unemployment rates down significantly U3 is 4.6% down from 8.3 in 2/2009, U6 is 9.7% down from 15.1% in 2/2009. 68 straight months of positive job growth, average weekly wages have increased (still need to grow more) , S&P 500 up 156%, Nasdaq up 233% and DJIA up 123%. Housing market has vastly improved since 2008. I guess that’s a measure of incompetence.

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