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Manafort: Kasich Embarrassing Ohio by Skipping RNC
2016-07-19
[FREEBEACON] Donald Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort said Gov. John Kasich (R.) is "embarrassing" his home state of Ohio by not attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...

MSNBC’s Morning Joe panel, broadcasting live from Cleveland, discussed the lack of star-power in the Republican National Convention lineup wth Manafort on Monday

"My very critical kind of takeaway this morning is that they couldn’t get anybody to speak," Mika Brzezinski said.

The RNC speaker line-up consists of Republican leaders such as Paul Ryan
...U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party. He proposed an alternative to President Obama's 2011 budget and made himself the target of both Democrat and Republican verbal pies...
, Newt Gingrich
...former Speaker of the House, author of the Contract with America. Gingrich gave the country welfare reform and a balanced budget and the Publicans a landslide House victory in 1994. On the downside, he has a roving eye and a loose fly, he's opinionated, and he's abrasive despite his ability to work with the other side of the political aisle...
, and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), but numerous other party higher-ups are staying away.

Manafort disagreed with Brzezinski commentary. He said there are only a few Republican celebrities who will not be in attendance this week, Kasich being one of them. Kasich was one of the last men standing in the GOP primary race with Trump before bowing out in May, although the only state he won in the entire process was his own.

"Where is John Kasich?" Brzezinski asked. "He is the governor of the state."

"Kasich is the--you know what, he’s making a big mistake. He’s looking at something that is not going to happen. He’s hurting his state. He’s embarrassing his state, frankly," Manafort said.

An unhappy live audience could be heard in the background groaning at his comment.
Posted by:Fred

#9  #5 Who knew so many of the leadership were teenage girls in old men's bodies?

That's a winner!
Posted by: SteveS   2016-07-19 18:22  

#8  Governor Kasich may not be the kind of Republican y'all would prefer, but he definitely is not a Democrat, either old style or new. What he has been able to accomplish here in Ohio has been constrained by the fact that it is a strongly purple state, as much owned by the union/Party machine Democrats of the north as by the conservative Republicans of the south. He's had to thread between those two poles, and would have been able to do a great deal more, had he succeeded in breaking the unions when he tried.

The thing is, his opponent for governor is an old fashioned Ohio Democrat true believer. Imperfect Kasich is a much better bet, in my opinion.
Posted by: trailing wife   2016-07-19 17:30  

#7  
His political career is over in Ohio, unless it's with the Dems. It was over before the convention, he is just too much of a fool to realize it.


Yeah. I forgot to mention Kasich in my comment above on the Jeff Flake story. Along with Flake, Romney, Bush, and Rubio, Kaskich should also come out of the closet and join the Democrats. Now that I'm at it, Lindsey Graham should come out of the closet. That way they can be free to be who they really are and they'll feel much better. They're all crybabies and losers and the Republican party would be better off without them.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2016-07-19 16:17  

#6  An unhappy live audience could be heard in the background groaning at his comment.

Only a crowd of libs would attend Morning Joe, so, moans are to be expected.

Kasich is a twit. He has made a mess of the Ohio education system, making teachers into data collectors. Teaching to the tests out of Washington instead to teaching reading, writing and math skills.

His political career is over in Ohio, unless it's with the Dems. It was over before the convention, he is just too much of a fool to realize it.
Posted by: jvalentour   2016-07-19 15:01  

#5  Who knew so many of the leadership were teenage girls in old men's bodies?
Posted by: charger   2016-07-19 11:38  

#4  Mika's a Dem tool and idiot, just like Dad
Posted by: Frank G   2016-07-19 08:52  

#3  Kasich embarrasses us here in Ohio simply by being Governor. I would hardly refer to him as a "Republican celebrity". For many of us, he has not turned out to be the man we thought we elected.
Posted by: GORT   2016-07-19 08:46  

#2  I'll repeat myself. Fascinating how many 'Republicans' and as for so many of the 'Democrats' are anti-democratic. They reveal themselves to be who they are this time around. Never forget.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2016-07-19 07:57  

#1  As I overheard on the news last night, the Dump Trump effort failed, I thought, "Too bad all those boycotters didn't show up. Their vote might have made a difference."

Too bad, so sad.
Posted by: Bobby   2016-07-19 07:22  

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