John “Pay Attention to Me” Kasich to Speak at Dem Convention
“I’m so excited I can’t wait for John Kasich to speak — Words said by No one in the history of man.”
Anyone who remembers the 2016 Republican primary knows that former Ohio Governor John Kasich loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice.
So it should come as no surprise that he is ditching his allegiance to the Republicans in order to speak at the Democratic National Convention in support of Joe Biden.
Do you think he’ll mention that his father was a mailman?
Jeremy Pelzer writes at Cleveland.com:
Ex-Gov. John Kasich slated to speak at the Democratic National Convention for Joe Biden
John Kasich, the Republican ex-governor of Ohio turned critic of President Donald Trump, is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention next month in support of Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press.
It’s a move that would be unthinkable just a few years ago, when, as governor, Kasich clashed with Democrats on a range of issues, from abortion to collective bargaining for public employees.
Kasich is one of a number of high-profile Republicans who intend to work against Trump’s re-election in the closing days of the campaign, according to the AP.
Kasich is one of those establishment Republicans who can’t take no for an answer when GOP voters reject them. Think of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
It’s worth noting that a strategist for Kasich’s 2016 campaign was John Weaver, who co-founded the anti-Trump ‘Lincoln Project.’
Ben Shapiro appeared on the Laura Ingraham show on Monday night to discuss Kasich’s decision to speak at the DNC and his connection to the Lincoln Project.
Charles Creitz reports at FOX News:
Ben Shapiro rips Kasich over reports he will speak at DNC: ‘Did he ever stop running for president?’
Ben Shapiro, editor emeritus at the Daily Wire, reacted Monday to Associated Press report that former Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich may be speaking at the Democratic National Convention in support of presumptive nominee Joe Biden.
The AP reported that, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans, the former 2016 Republican presidential candidate is among a handful of high-profile GOP members likely to become more active in supporting Biden in the fall.
“Did he ever stop running for president? Did he officially drop out in 2016 or is he still actually running?” asked Shapiro.
The commentator joked that Kasich has likely been a regular guest of honor at “rubber chicken dinners” where he gives speeches “no one listens to.”
He also asked where Kasich’s political niche would actually be in the DNC:
“My goodness, where is the groundswell in Democratic Party circles — like oh my God, John Kasich is coming — I’m so excited I can’t wait for John Kasich to speak — Words said by No one in the history of man.”
You can watch the segment below:
On the Ingraham Angle, @BenShapiro shreds the anti-Trump “Lincoln Project” group as an “incredible grift” and torches failed presidential candidate John Kasich. pic.twitter.com/PXzOefnFSd
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) July 21, 2020
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Nothing like desperation.
Kasich is the “son of a mailman” and “public servant” who made tens of millions of dollars on a government salary. As Harry Truman said: ‘Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I’ll show you a crook.’ ??♀️??
His mother claimed he was the son of a milk man…….
Kasich can call himself whatever he wants, but he has always been a closet Dem. Like many others who put an R after their name, he pretended he wasn’t really a Dem to get Republican votes. He’s finally going where he belongs, his true political home.
Not true. In the ’90s and ’00s he was a true R. Somewhere in the 0bama years he lost his faith.
I believe it happened while Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder was working on his $60 Million Bribery Scheme
THAT will be an interesting dynamic. The just indicted Matt Borges is a NeverTrump Republican and a crony of Kasich.
So does the Communist media run with their their usual anti-Republican bigotry and crush Borges and Kasich? Or is Kasich still useful to the Communist cause as a “decent” Republican and so gets a free Ralph Northam-style pass?
How I would love to see Householder start to sing and bring down all of his associates! Given how often Kasich and Householder worked together, I put good odds on Kasich having been in on at least part of this scam with him.
Interesting that an R would turn Dem during the Obama years. Considering Obama was the most Leftwing socialist president the US has ever had, by a wide margin.
Milhouse, it’s obvious he was pretending. If he ever had any ideological core he couldn’t be what he is now.
That’s ridiculous. He had no reason to pretend. He could easily have had a great career as a Democrat, or as a “moderate Republican”.
The Ohio GOP begged Kasich to run against Sherrod Brown in 2018. He kept the Party leaders on hold until they ran out of time. There is still debates in Columbus if Kasich would have beat Brown. In the eyes of the party elders Kasich was a coward afraid to run for Senate against Brown.
Brown was seen as vulnerable in 2018. But the GOP had to settle for a weak candidate in Renacci who still pulled in over 2 million votes.
Kasich – along with “a number of high-profile Republicans who intend to work against Trump’s re-election” – needs to be kicked out of the Republican Party. Not that I expect it will happen; lately, the Republicans have been “Democrat-lite” in all but name.
What does “kicked out of the Republican Party” mean? You can be sure he’s no longer welcome in Republican circles. He won’t be addressing any Republican conventions any time soon. Nobody in the party is going to be referring to him as a colleague. I don’t know what else you’re looking for.
Does anyone disagree with this? If so why don’t you try explaining why? What do you think “kicked out of the Republican Party” means, and in what way has that not already been done to Kasich?
This isn’t some new phenomenon for the Republicans. The perfect scenario to describe the Republicans is a scene from Animal House. The Democrats are Mark Metcalf as Douglas Neidermeyer dressed in a hooded robe with a large paddle whacking new pledges to the fraternity. The Republicans are Kevin Bacon as Chip Diller bent over getting smacked with the large paddle, saying “thank you sir, may I have another”.
In the current climate of gleeful, unrestrained and unabashed Dhimmi-crat totalitarianism, we’re learning a lot about our society and our leaders. Who is foolish enough to peddle the ridiculous slander and fiction that POTUS is a threat, while Dhimmi-crat Jew-hatred, totalitarianism and vicious and swift purges of conservative Americans for ideological non-conformity, metastasize, unchecked? Or, who possesses the moral probity and common sense to understand that the Dhimmmi-crats represent the greatest domestic threat to individual freedom in American history?
He was a good prospect in 2000. But like fruit that sits too long in the fridge, he’s gone off.
He was disingenuous right from the start Milhouse.
That makes no sense, and you have no evidence for it. It’s not consistent with the facts as they were then.
I voted for him for governor. Twice. I’m sorry.
Me too buckeye – but 1. He was running as a conservative – which these types always do and then they go left when elected. 2. In retrospect, our choices were dumb (Kasich) dumber (Strickland). I don’t even remember the other leftist fool he ran against the first time.
There are very few reasons why the Democrats would waste a good speaking spot on a boring Republican like Kasich.
1. It’s not a good spot. The whole convention is a pointless charade anyway.
2. No one else wanted to do it.
3. They hope it will annoy Trump.
4. He brought in a bunch of money so they have to give him something.
5. This list is more trouble than it’s worth. Who cares when or where Kasich speaks, anyway?
Clearly, Kasich forget the 1st rule of holes.
The Dems will never embrace him, while he is burning every bridge in sight with Republicans.
His only hope is that he can get a rich lobbying job.
No one is more impressed with John Kasich than John Kasich. After him, the list is very, very short.
Maybe he and George Will can do a duet or something.
His father was a mailman!? No way — we would have heard.
Obviously Clueless Joe has offered Kasich his dream job of being Postmaster General.
Huh, they couldn’t get Mittens to speak.
Perhaps he can sing a duet with Mitt Romney?
I’m not sure if I have ever seen a politician so butt hurt over how another person treated them that they do the equivalent of what Kasich is doing. The guy used to be a true conservative, and it wasn’t fake. He took on the teacher’s union in Ohio during his first term and lost that battle….that, to me, was the turning point. From there on out he became squishy on almost everything….and then when Trump kept punking him, he took it personal like a woman scorned. He will literally do anything—-even sell out his own values or what is left of them—-to try to take Trump down. It’s quite pathetic, and if Trump wins in November, Kasich sails into the sunset with a whimper. If Trump loses, Kasich gets laughed at by the left for allowing them to use him like a doll.
Yes, exactly. Once upon a time he was the real deal, but he isn’t any more.
Kasich reminds me of Jeff Flake. Flake had a good record in the House. Then he got to the Senate, and it was like the increased political power corrupted him.
What cabinet position is he angling for?
The liquor cabinet.
If we are supposed to be upset by monies not going where they are intended to go now, what should I say to dems who bring up the whole nepotism/trump foundation/Ivanka situation in response? Its getting harder and harder to just gaslight people who are coming at me with more and more legitimate complaints…
I’m not sure what you’re referring to; this doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the topic of this post.
Doing you the courtesy of assuming you’re not just a concern troll, I see no benefit in trying to defend the Trump foundation, which has nothing to do with Trump’s performance as president. I’m not sure what nepotism you’re referring to, or how Ivanka relates to money not going where it’s supposed to; I see nothing wrong with a president taking advice from anyone he trusts, whether they’re related to him or not, and no money seems to be involved so I don’t understand your point here.
All the democrats coming out to play now aren’t they!
Kasich (and Romney and duplicitous Mitch McConnell) are what should be called “Vichy Republicans”: https://www.trevorloudon.com/2017/11/down-with-vichy-republican-collaborators-part-i-of-iv/
Quoting Churchill upon overhearing Von Ribbentrop boasting Germany would win the next world war because this time, they would have Italy on their side:
That’s only fair. We had them last time.”
It is an interesting coincidence that Kasick announced he would speak at the DNC and the following day, his buddy the former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges was charged in USDC in Columbus, Ohio for alleged involvement in a $60 Million bribery scheme. Borges was Ohio RPC during Kasick’s last 4 years as Ohio Governor. Borges was “retired” as Ohio RPC following Trump’s election in 2016, and promptly co-founded Right Side PAC, similar to the Lincoln Project.
Matt Borges, a devout NeverTrump Republican and crony of John Kasich, was arrested by the FBI as part of an investigation into a huge bribery scandal in Ohio.
Wonder if Kasich feels his seat getting a bit warmer….
Don’t worry. It’ll turn out to be Trump’s fault. I mean, what isn’t?
Maybe. But the top management levels in the FBI (as well as much of the Federal judiciary) seems to have a search-and-destroy mentality when it comes to anyone with an “R” after their name. So Kasich may not be out of trouble no matter how much he polishes his NeverTrump credentials.
John, uh … who?
Son of Postman has been beclowning himself for years. His successor as Governor, Mealy Mouth Mike DeWine, RINO-Ohio continues the tradition. His appearances on Sunday Morning talk shows is proof of Little Mike’s continued seeking for relevance.
Kasich is an example of two things;
1. The need for term limits – he came to D.C. with policy agenda but over time, allowed his agenda to fall victim to capture. The need to ‘ be liked’ by the lobbyists, media members of the d party, power brokers overcame his campaign rhetoric and campaign promises.
2. The tendency for congressional leadership to aggregate power but refuse to utilize it for fear of losing it. The r had a majority in HoR and Senate and the Presidency what did they a actually deliver in terms of main street v wall street policy implementation?
Immigration reform? No.
Reform of RX and hospital billing and access to care? No.
Implementing and funding transportable health savings accounts which may have been able to stave off Obama care? No.
Decisively defeat our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our troops home? No, instead issued an apparently open ended use of force authority that 20 years and trillions of dollars later we still aren’t done.
Flat tax? No
Reform Social security? No
Incomplete list to be sure. Could all of those been achieved, probably not. If one refuses to spend political capital to fight none of the campaign promises get fulfilled.
Kasich is salivating for the deep-fried pork corn dogs .
Ah Sally, you mean, “deep state” pork corn dogs!
So to any and all future Kasich supporters out there, just remember, this is the same Big Dummy who lied and denied about the traffic ticket he received on Route 315 in Columbus and subsequently called the polite Police officer an “idiot” until the dash-cam video came out and forced him to admit to it and apologize to the officer. Oh yeah, and this is the same Big Dummy who signed the Republican Loyalty Pledge and vowed to support the Republican nominee, who ever it was, and then told us on national television that he would indeed support Donald Trump. Then we watched this Big Dummy renege on BOTH promises as well as his embarrassing crap-show of begging the Republicans to have their convention in Cleveland and then slink away lacking the courage to even show up to it! This flaming Poltroon has demonstrated beyond any doubt that his signature, his word and his utterances mean absolutely nothing, zip, zero, nada! He is just a vindictive, pathetic, two-faced liar. He is navel lint.
A wise man once said: With his words a man makes covenant and his signature is evidence of his covenant.
A man is only as good as his word. If a man says he will do something, he does it.
If a man makes a promise, he keeps it.
If a man signs his name to a document, he abides by the all rules and statements of the document.
When a man breaks his word, he breaks all credibility.
When a man breaks his word, he is a not a man, he is a boy, and should be treated as such.
Real men know and understand this. A man´s word is the measure of his character and his integrity.
John Wilkes Kasich has neither. He is a morally bankrupt, perpetual party clownfart who stinks up the joint so badly he makes Eric Swalwell jealous! As a gutless welch, he is in no way qualified to hold public office let alone the public trust, but incredibly those are the very same characteristics that democRATs love to embrace these days! Lying and denying is right up their alley. So I hope this gut-less wonder enjoys all those new burned-out slums that democRATs have created recently! With any luck they’ll throw him some table scraps and a few Molotov cocktail to wash ’em down with!
He is a man without allegiance. He’s not radical enough for the left and not honorable for the right.
So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I will vomit you out of My mouth!
Who ? and why would anyone care.