Saturday, September 17, 2016

'Chances are Miniscule I'll Vote for Trump'

These are the words of John Kasich in a preview of tomorrow morning's Meet the Press.

"In an interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press” set to air Sunday, former Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said that “it’s very, very likely I will not” vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump."

In other words he might vote for Donald Trump, the man who Charles Blow rightly calls the Grand Wizard of Birttherism.

"So, on Friday the Grand Wizard of Birtherism against President Obama admitted that birtherism was bunk, not by apologizing for his prominent role in the racist campaign — no, that would have been too right — but by suggesting that he deserved credit for dousing the flames he’d fanned."

"This man is so low that he’s subterranean."

Donald Trump said Friday: “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.”

"That was a lie. There is no evidence Hillary Clinton and her campaign either started or took part in the efforts to question the location of Barack Obama’s birth."

He continued: “I finished it.”

"That was also a lie. Well after it had been established that the president was born in this country, Trump continued to traffic in speculation to the contrary, all the way up to and including this year."

Then Trump said, without elaboration or allowing questions: “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”

"Trump has a long history of elevating the idiocy of conspiracy theories and normalizing the nonsensical."

It's not too nonsensical or shameful for John Kasich, necessarily. Party before country. Chuck Todd asked him of he puts party before country. Kasich had no real answer to it.

In a preview of the interview published by NBC News, Kasich said he will not vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton but also that “I’m no closer” to voting for Trump.

“I mean, there’s too much water under the bridge,” he said.

Host Chuck Todd asked Kasich, “Why do you leave the door unlocked?”

“Because it’s just too early to make, you know, a statement like that,” Kasich replied. “But I’m just not doing it today on ‘Meet the Press.’ I’ll do it when I want to do it.”

“But why shut the door on Hillary Clinton already and not shut the door on Donald Trump?” Todd pressed.

“Well, because I’m a Republican,” Kasich said, adding, “Look, it is country first. And I am unlikely to cast that vote. The chances are miniscule.”

What would have been the chances of Kasich voting for Hitler in 1933? Is Trump somehow not as bad? Why? What if Adolph were a Republican?

This is the Grand Wizard of Birtherism who didn't take it back yesterday but added another big lie about Clinton. As the Congressional Black Caucus says, Trump is a disgusting fraud.
But he's a Republican so Kasich may vote for him. 
P.S. I appreciate what Bernie said about this not being the time for a protest vote.
If you read me during the primary, you know I had some real differences with him, but you have to give Bernie credit: even in 2000 he was for Al Gore not Ralph Nader. 

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