Just when you think Mike Pence has hit rock bottom, he goes and shows he can go even lower. He recently gave a speech that not only undermines Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda and his focus on the working class, but also promotes the failed establishment politics that most Republicans have rejected for nearly a decade. It’s a stark reminder of just how disconnected he really is.
The Washington Times wrote Monday highlighting the speech Pence gave today.
Former Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a “major” speech Wednesday in New Hampshire challenging Republican voters to choose between populism and core conservative values.
The speech is an attempt by Mr. Pence to appeal to traditional GOP voters while taking a jab at his former boss, former President Donald Trump, who rode to the White House in 2016 on a populist brand that focused on Americans currents and their complaints about Washington’s power brokers and other elites.
“The speech will explore the threats of populism untethered from conservative principles,” while defining “the choice ahead for both the Republican Party and the nation,” the Pence campaign said.
However, the actual speech was even more disturbing than most, and smacked of the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan “That’s Not Who We Are” nonsense that has gotten us into this mess we’re in.
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday laid out the stakes in the 2024 GOP primary as a battle between populism and traditional conservatism.
Pence, speaking in New Hampshire, cast himself as a candidate in the mold of former President Reagan and warned that the party risked abandoning its decades-old political views and principles if it chose his former running mate, Donald Trump, or someone like him.
“Republican voters face a choice. It will determine both the fate of our party and the course of our nation,” Pence said at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College, according to prepared remarks.
“I ask this of my fellow Republicans today: In the coming days, will we be the party of conservatism or will our party follow the siren song of populism untethered from conservative principles?” he added, suggesting the divide between the two is “unbridgeable”.
The former vice president’s speech reflects the broader battle unfolding in the Republican primary between foreign populist candidates like Trump and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and more traditionally conservative grassroots figures like Pence, who is also a former congressman and governor of Indiana .
As if that weren’t enough, this smug charlatan took to Fox News to further disparage the populist movement. And in a display of sheer disrespect, Pence then referred to President Trump as his “former running mate.” All this while President Trump is beating Pence by a staggering 60 percentage points in the polls.
Mike Pence went on Fox News to blast conservative populism and to call President Donald Trump “my old running mate.”
Trump is beating Pence by about 60, and he’s polling around 60%. People have chosen someone and it’s not you.
Have some respect Mr. Vice President. pic.twitter.com/SyYDzNHWpG
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 6, 2023
An essential point to note is that there really is no such thing as a “primary career”. President Trump has already secured such a big lead that he’s ready to trigger the winner-takes-all rule on Super Tuesday. So Fox News long shots like Pence as if they have any chance just shows what a shameless propaganda network they are. Once this is over, Pence and other establishment pirates will be relegated to the dustbin of history, right where they belong.