John Kasich goes ballistic
John Kasich appeared in a pre-debate rally in Ohio on Tuesday. He was fed up. He appeared exasperated. He went ballistic in a section of his speech.
"Do you know how crazy this election is?"John Kasich said. "Let me tell you something. I've about had it with these people. Let me tell you why. We got one candidate that says we ought to abolish Medicaid and Medicare. You ever heard anything so crazy as that, telling our people in this country who are seniors or about to be seniors that we're going to abolish Medicaid and Medicare." Kasich was referring to statements Ben Carson made.
"We got one person saying we ought to have a 10% flat tax," Kasich said. "That would drive up the deficit in this country by trillions of dollars that my daughters would spend the rest of their lives having to pay off. You know what I say to them. Why don't we have no taxes? Just get rid of them all. And then a chicken in every pot on top of it." He was likely referring to statements made by Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.
"We got one guy that says we ought to take 10 or 11 million people and pick them up, where the—I don't know where, we're going to go in their homes, their apartments. We're going to pick them up and we're going to take them to the border and scream at them to get out of our country," Kasich said. "Well that's just crazy. That is just crazy." Of course John Kasich was referring to Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant stances and promise to deport 11 million immigrants.
"We got people proposing healthcare reform that is going to leave, I believe, millions of people without adequate health insurance," Kasich continued. "What has happened to our party? What has happened to the conservative movement?"
John Kasich's explosion of justifiable disdain for what his party has become may seem bold to many. The reality of the state of the Republican Party makes his utterances likely fatal. He likely will not be the Republican nominee.