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Kasich Slams Carson And Trump: ‘Do You Know How Crazy This Election Is?’

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Kasich Slams Carson And Trump: ‘Do You Know How Crazy This Election Is?’

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At a rally Tuesday in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich gave a possible preview for his performance in Wednesday’s national debate — calling his far-right competitors in the race, particularly Ben Carson and Donald Trump, completely crazy.

Kasich did not directly name the other candidates, but he listed their proposals in ways that would leave no doubt about whom he was speaking. And if either of those two men were to end up as the Republican nominee, you can pretty well expect that Kasich’s attacks will end up in Democratic campaign ads in Ohio.

Kasich began by talking about all the people he’s met on the campaign trail, particularly in the early state of New Hampshire. “But you know, I want to let you all know: Do you know how crazy this election is?” he said, to laughter from the crowd of his local supporters. “Let me tell you something: I’ve about had it with these people.”

(Video via Marc Kovac.)

Kasich continued:

And let me tell you why: We got one candidate [Carson] that says that we ought to abolish Medicaid and Medicare. You ever heard of anything so crazy as that — telling our people in this country who are seniors, or about to be seniors, that we’re gonna abolish Medicaid and Medicare? We’ve got one person [Carson again] saying we ought to have a 10 percent flat tax that’ll drive up the deficit in this country by trillions of dollars — that my daughters will spend the rest of their lives having to pay off.

You know, what I say to them is, why don’t we have no taxes? Just get rid of them all, and then a chicken in every pot on top of it.

We got one guy [Donald Trump] that says we ought to take 10 or 11 million people and pick them up, where the — I don’t know where, we’re gonna go in their homes, their apartments. We’re gonna pick them up and we’re gonna take them to the border and scream at them to get out of our country. Well that’s just crazy. That is just crazy.

We got people proposing health care reform that’s gonna leave, I believe, millions of people without adequate health insurance. What has happened to our party? What has happened to the conservative movement?

Here are some more choice bits of Kasich from the rally, as he rails against other candidates for offering no constructive ideas, but lots of irresponsible promises that would wreck the country.

“Why don’t we grow up?” he asked. “Why don’t we get a reality check on what the heck needs to be done in this country?”

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25 Comments

  1. Insinnergy October 27, 2015

    Late to the piece.
    And no-one will like his message.

    It’ll be Jeb! “My Brother Kept Us Safe… And Bears No Responsibility for 9/11 (But Obama and Hillary are totally to blame for Benghazi because it happened on their watch)” 2016!!!!!

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  2. Va_lady2008 October 28, 2015

    Kasich whines about the ideas of the Tea Party, as if he were never a bought and paid for adherent. http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2013/02/is_the_tea_party_over_for_gov.html

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  3. Dominick Vila October 28, 2015

    The craziest part of all this is that the politicians who propose eliminating MEDICARE and MEDICAID, who compare the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) to slavery; those who propose building Berlin-style walls and making another country pay for it, those who insult women, and they pretend their remarks were directed only at Rosie O’Donnell, believe there are no consequences to what they are saying.
    The Apprentices are not the only ones about to get fired, the whole bunch of loonies is about to end up in the dumpster. You don’t threaten to impact the livelihood and health of our most vulnerable citizens, and expected to get away with it, you don’t make threats and insults and expect the world to take you for a statesman, you don’t act like a clown and expect your audience to take you seriously.
    Unfortunately for Republicans like Kasich and Rubio, their party left them behind long ago. Their political future depends on switching parties, otherwise they might as well quit politics.

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    1. robertblair3174 October 28, 2015

      I’d like to believe that you’re right, that Americans really aren’t that stupid.
      That’s kinda hard to do when they RE-elected Governors Sam Brownback, Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker…, and they keep electing majority Republican legislatures in more than half the states

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      1. John Murchison October 28, 2015

        It boggles the mind that people fail to vote for their own best interest but it is true that they dont sometimes. That is why we suffer with Brownbacks and Jindals. Hopefully the majority of us can shout them down.

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        1. Sand_Cat October 29, 2015

          I think a big part of the problem is that too many people try to vote for their own best interests, but just don’t know what those are. Since when is voting based on “what’s in it for me?” something to be wished for and admired? My own opinion is that the GOP message for most of my life has been precisely that, which goes a very long way towards explaining the current sorry state of the country and its elections.
          I’m not a noble or selfless person – quite the opposite – but I can’t remember ever making my personal benefit even a factor in deciding for whom I would vote, much less the primary one. Is that such a freakish idea?

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          1. John Murchison October 30, 2015

            The capitalist system is based on personal best interest. We join together into communities for the same reasons, for mutual advantage. I know it sounds cynical and selfish but it is logical. Ideology (and often religion) entices people to sacrifice personal best interests in exchange for some goal(s) or reward, worldly or unworldly. Sounds noble, yes. Yet often people are cheated by ideology (and people who master it) People are convinced that dismantling say…Social Security, is a good idea when in the end it only hurts them in the end. This is what I mean by voting against best interests.

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          2. Sand_Cat October 30, 2015

            To paraphrase Winston Churchill – I think – Capitalism is the worst system in the world, except for [almost] all of the others. That’s part of the problem, too, but I don’t see an alternative that will work and not make things worse – may Bernie’s democratic socialism, but he has a snowflake’s chance in hell – and consider our system a necessary evil. It seems like no matter what the system, the kind of people who make our system so heartless and destructive seem to rise to the top, where they can maximize their damage. So far, we’ve managed to keep things from getting as bad as they are in some other places, but perhaps only temporarily.

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          3. John Murchison November 2, 2015

            Winnie was always spot on. Capitalism, unfortunately, is all we have that works. And it works best with oversight and controls which we have to fight for. Lets hope a little bit of Bernie rubs off.

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      2. RED October 28, 2015

        I’m with ya, Robert. I desperately wanna believe that Americans will recognize the stupidity & duplicity of the Cons. And hopefully, in the aggregate more will at least vote for the party of reason rather than the Con party of treason. But still, here in AL, I see people who are otherwise intelligent people who are totally “moronified” by the Cons, it’s a symptom of the sickness.

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        1. Dominick Vila October 28, 2015

          I wish that could be done, but I doubt common sense messages, or even the record, will change the minds of people in the South and the Bible Belt. Their opinions are not influenced by logic, or even what is best for them.

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      3. Dominick Vila October 28, 2015

        …and Sen Mitch McConnell after he acknowledged that the GOP policies of obstructionism that delayed the economic recovery and caused so much pain and misery to millions of Americans were designed to ensure President Obama was a one-term president.

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        1. robertblair3174 October 28, 2015

          They set out on a conspiracy, with malicious intent, to destroy the nation, in order to undermine a lawfully elected President. The treasonous bastards should be occupying cells in Leavenworth, or Gitmo.
          The Russians, or the Chinese would have simply had them SHOT

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      4. Sand_Cat October 29, 2015

        You forgot they re-elected Jeb Bush after the 2000 election fiasco as well.

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    2. CPAinNewYork October 29, 2015

      Have you considered that the GOPers aren’t crazy, but just hypocritical and mean-spirited?

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      1. Dominick Vila October 29, 2015

        I was doing them a favor when I referred to this bunch of morons as crazies. They are opportunistic politicians willing to propose whatever their audience wants to hear to get votes, even when they know that what they are suggesting is not going to work, or would make things much worse.

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  4. Karen Bille-Golden October 28, 2015

    Unfortunately, Kasich’s chances are slim to nil. There is no room in the Republican party for the voice of reason today. The best he can do is rail against what they’ve become. thereby doing a great service for his country and performing a wakeup call for his party. It should be an interesting debate tonight.

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    1. Sand_Cat October 29, 2015

      The John Huntsman effect, though John was a far better prospect, which is why he probably never got as high in the polls as Kasich.

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  5. John Murchison October 28, 2015

    Sounds like he is the lone grown up in the GOP. Sad really.

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  6. RED October 28, 2015

    Hey, great for John! How wonderful that Governor Kasich seems to have developed a conscience and the slightest hint of a brain, these are unusual traits in the Con party. Kinda difficult to take him serious though or see this as anything but self serving and frustrated with his polling. Lyin’ Ryan has been proposing killing Medicare for years and the entire Con party in cahoots with the media pretend that Paul is some kind of deep thinker. Immigration? Same thing, the Con party has made racism and hate their party platform for years. Anyone remember Kasich coming out against Romney in 2012 while Romney was pushing “self deportation?”

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  7. Asok Asus October 28, 2015

    “Kasich lashes out: ‘What has happened to the conservative movement?’”

    How would Kasich even know there’s a conservative movement anyway?

    BTW, the answer to his question is that the conservative movement is stronger than ever, it’s just that we’re no longer interested in lying, cringing, sold-out, PC, DC insider GOP establishment scum like Kasich who continuously stabs we American workers in the back and who’ve done NOTHING to stop a single iota of Obama’s Fabian socialist, U.S.A-destroying agenda.

    Oh, John, if you really have “had it with these people”, you could always just go ahead and drop out now instead of a bit later like you will anyway and let your couple of percent of supporters move on to some other candidate who’s not a loser like you.

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    1. jmprint October 28, 2015

      Do we live in the same America? We the people are hard workers as well as you, and President Obama has accomplished as much as possible as he can for the people. Your destructive TP has done nothing but downgrade our economy, downgrade our morale and welfare. Sounds like Kasich is the only sane person in your party with common sense. The conservative movement can only win if the religious people vote for them, but it’s oxymoron for them to say they a christian, when they do the opposite of what Jesus Christ instructed and preached.

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    2. bobnstuff October 28, 2015

      The polls seem to be saying that the conservative movement is being to fade. The Tea Party is losing people and just maybe people are waking up to the lies that are being told. Only time will tell but I wouldn’t hold my breath for a conservative president. Kasich is probably the only republican running that could do the job.

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      1. Sand_Cat October 29, 2015

        That’s why he has a snowflake’s chance in Hell of getting the job.

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    3. Sand_Cat October 29, 2015

      Get some treatment.
      But yes, you’re right about the “conservative” movement. Unfortunately, most of the things they’re no longer interested in never existed, so maybe we should count this as an improvement. But then, they’ve moved on to even more delusional non-existent things.

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