Lion of the Blogosphere

Will Kasich be on the Pennsylvania primary ballot?

News story here.

Kasich is required to file 2,000 valid signatures to be on the ballot. A pretty small number, no?

He only filed 2,184, and 192 of them were found to be not valid.

But Kasich’s defense is that the objection was filed too late because it was filed at 5:13 PM, 13 minutes too late.

The attorney for the other side says that there is no time of day stated in the statute so therefore the objection can be filed up to 11:59 PM.

Regardless of what happens, this snafu for Kasich demonstrates that his campaign management is in over its head. There was no excuse for not obtaining a larger number of signatures

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm

Posted in Law, Politics

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  1. Lion, any thoughts on the guido terrorist who tried to attack Trump?

    Tom

    March 12, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    • Well, he’s certainly not a guido.

      Renault

      March 13, 2016 at 4:04 am

      • Trump believed a preposterous internet hoax that the guy was from ISIS, then when confronted about it, literally said “I believe what I read on the internet.”

        NO-CO

        March 13, 2016 at 10:25 am

      • Yea, that was idiotic on behalf of Trump. He shoots himself in the foot too often. I knew that was a hoax the second I saw that.

        JerseyGuy

        March 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

      • I don’t like the idea of a guy that naive and gullible with his finger on the button.

        NO-CO

        March 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      • In fairness, he was probably only that naive and gullible because it fed into his own narcissism.

        Vince

        March 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

  2. Reminds me of the time Gingrich, Perry, and a couple other candidates failed to qualify for the Virginia ballot in the 2012 primary. Winners don’t seem to make these sorts of errors.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/13/politics/virginia-gop-primary-ballot/

    Richard

    March 13, 2016 at 12:19 am

  3. In 2005, Israel destroyed the Jewish settlements in the Gaza strip. The operation was successful beyond anybody’s expectations and a sudden fever was created in the IDF, the general public, the media and the government for more demolitions.

    Well, Israel destroyed the unauthorized outpost of Amona in early 2006 and the result was the largest scale Jew vs Jew violence the country had ever seen. It was made clear to all parties that if they attempted to go through with destroying Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, the result would be civil war and the destruction of the State of Israel. The same army/public/media/government that had been screaming for blood surrendered literally overnight and started pointing the fingers at each other for the fiasco. Since then there has never been a significant threat to a destroy a community in Judea and Samaria.

    The moral of this story? Violence works. Trump has brought violence into the public sphere and legitimatized it. Whether we win the election or even the primary is no longer relevant. We have a massive, heavily armed and motivated movement. The overwhelming majority of law enforcement and the military is on our side.

    If you read the more intelligent and perceptive members of the Left, there is a feeling of sheer panic. They see that Chicago opened op a new chapter, a battle that they can’t possibly win.

    I’m not saying that all our problems will be solved overnight or that we should expect to take power at anytime within even the next 20 years. The Israeli “alt right” remains politically marginal today, 10 years after the Battle of Amona. But everybody in Israel knows that the Right cannot be bullied like they were in the 80s, 90s and early 00s and that destroying even one settlement is an outright impossibility. Even the most hardcore Israeli Leftist knows that ultimately the extreme right will take over the country.

    In Chicago we began our journey to power in America, and towards the ultimate destruction of western liberalism.

    So let Kasich go on the PA ballot. It doesn’t matter anymore.

    Otis the Sweaty

    March 13, 2016 at 1:48 am

    • “If you read the more intelligent and perceptive members of the Left, there is a feeling of sheer panic. ”

      Please cite a few of these people. I haven’t seen any. Name names, please. I don’t need URLs, I can look them up myself. But point me in the right direction.

      ” Trump has brought violence into the public sphere and legitimatized it”

      This is why I think you are a sick man, Otis. Trump didn’t bring this. He played around with “protesters” and actually said that his side has a right to self-defense. The people who brought violence into the public sphere is the BLM movement. Look up any picture of the thugs at Mizzou – this is real violence, not “I want to punch him in the face.”

      gothamette

      March 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

      • And who could forget this –

        http://www.factcheck.org/2011/01/obama-guns-and-the-untouchables/

        Obama was referring to fighting back against uber-cuck McCain, who all but threw the election to him. What a bunch of chumps we all were! Same thing happened in 2012. Romney didn’t really want the presidency, he just wanted to look “Presidential.” I don’t think he really wanted to win.

        BTW David Stockman is not a Trump supporter but on his website he has a complete takedown/demolition of Romney’s business career. It was one leveraged scam after another, leaving 1000s of ruined American lives. Trump U by comparison was no big deal.

        gothamette

        March 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

      • This is why I think you are a sick man, Otis.

        Well, Otis is barely out of his teen years and still lives with his parents I believe.

        Remember he’s a revolutionary so he is a bit unhinged at times.

        The people who brought violence into the public sphere is the BLM movement.

        Amazing revisionism out there. How long has it been since the Baltimore riots, the Ferguson riots, the various temper tantrum college protests? Obama claiming Trayvon could have been his son or even him at 17? Was that 40+ years ago?

        Rifleman

        March 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      • TW David Stockman is not a Trump supporter but on his website he has a complete takedown/demolition of Romney’s business career. It was one leveraged scam after another, leaving 1000s of ruined American lives.

        And remember while Mitt stands there in his magic underpants calling Trump a con artist he nonetheless can’t handle the truth that his boys Joseph Smith and Brigham Young put most people to shame in the con artist department.

        Rifleman

        March 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    • And in addition to pressing criminal and civil charges against senior Democrats, if I were Trump I would also file papers against the University.

      Even if they did not coordinate with the Democrats and students, just putting them in a position where they have to explain themselves in court puts other colleges on notice not to tolerate similar activity by their students.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      March 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    • “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” — H. Rap Brown (1970)

      “Violence is as American as matzah brei.” — Otis the Sweaty (2016)

      Lewis Medlock

      March 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm

  4. Trump supporter yells anti-Semitic comments at Trump rally:

    Tom

    March 13, 2016 at 4:06 am

    • And why is that important?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 13, 2016 at 9:59 am

      • Trump quite obviously has a lot of anti-semitic supporters, even if Trump himself is not an anti-semite. The authoritarianism of his campaign is attracting a lot of strange supporters.

        NO-CO

        March 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

      • Trump quite obviously has a lot of anti-semitic supporters, even if Trump himself is not an anti-semite.

        This is a function of antisemites being stupid and is not the fault of Trump.

        Neither Putin nor Marine Le Pen (and IMO neither was her father) are antisemitic. But they still think they’re both antisemites because their nationalists.

        And why is Nazism considered the best model for white nationalism? If Hitler had won he would have exterminated most of the Slavic populations of Europe; populations that are some of the blondest in the world.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        March 13, 2016 at 11:27 am

      • @NO-CO,

        You’re right about the anti-Semitism of some Trump supporters (which continues to disturb me) but all mass movements have maniacs at the fringes. When I volunteered for John Kerry in 2004 (yes I did), I met several people who were plumb looney. One guy told me that he hated Howard Dean so much he wanted to choke him to death. Another guy was a fanatic hater of Israel. I mean, fanatic. He wanted to bomb Israel.

        I do not believe the core of the Trump movement is anti-Semitic. On the contrary, the core of the Sanders-left is anti-Semitic, despite the fact that Sanders himself is ethnically Jewish. They correctly sense that Sanders is a left-wing cuck, that is, a man who would sell his own people down the river and who grovels before proven anti-Semites such as Al Sharpton. His ethnicity is irrelevant – what’s important is his ideas. This is the core, not the fringe, of the Sanders uprising.

        “The authoritarianism of his campaign is attracting a lot of strange supporters.”

        Actually there is nothing authoritarian about the Trump movement, that is an MSM lie. It’s a spontaneous uprising of joyous liberation for millions of suppressed Americans of all backgrounds. We’ve had it with BLM, race hoaxes, bullshit “free trade,” “they hate us for our democracy,” all the lies, from the left to the right. What you see is a tremendous release of suppressed energy, not authoritarianism.

        gothamette

        March 13, 2016 at 11:45 am

      • I don’t know if it’s important, but proles are a frequent topic here, and he looks and sounds like a huge prole. And not just any prole, but an anti-Semitic prole. Trump seems to have a sizeable contingent of proles and anti-Semitic proles among his supporters.

        Tom

        March 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      • Oh come on Gothamette, the man’s appeal is clearly authoritarian. 90% of all his campaign promises just boil down to “don’t worry your pretty head, Big Daddy Trump will take care of it.”

        Popeye

        March 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      • “Authoritarian” is some word the left invented to make Trump sound like Hitler. Don’t use the language of the left.

        Trump strongly believes in procedural justice.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 13, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      • The entire authoritarian concept is simpleminded political propaganda with zero validity. It’s a political ideology masquerading as social science. Stalinism, and Maoism, not to mention North Korea, embody most of the fundamental aspects of so-called authoritarianism.

        The Wikipedia entry on the Authoritarian Personality points out some of its many flaws and weaknesses. Quite simply it’s worthless as an analytical tool.

        Lewis Medlock

        March 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      • “Authoritarian” is a legitimate political concept, and it’s a broad one that encompasses not just extremes like Stalinism but more moderate tendencies as well. The “authoritarian personality” and using “authoritarian” as a rhetorical propaganda device aren’t the same thing as authoritarian in general. Those are attempts to cast all authoritarian leanings in a negative light and as a form of mental illness. FDR for example had authoritarian tendencies, and that was a big part of his appeal. Part of Trump’s appeal is similar.

        Tom

        March 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    • At least he didn’t pull a Crown Heights maneuver.

      Vincent

      March 13, 2016 at 10:48 am

    • Insulting Ivanka and the grandkids is NOT polite!

      Trump has more Jewish grandchildren than Bernie Sanders. BTW, no one has talked much about how Sanders downplays his Jewish background. There was a NY Times article about it and the implication is that he’s somewhat uncomfortable with it. I personally think he went to VT to run away from being Jewish. I think he’s a big self-hater.

      gothamette

      March 13, 2016 at 10:55 am

      • Isn’t the Occam’s Razor explanation that his move to Vermont was simple White Flight?

        New England is full of transplanted New Yorkers who don’t really want to live around vibrancy.

        Professional Pleb

        March 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

      • That, and maybe he genuinely hated urban living. That was back before NYC was the coolest hippest place in the world.

        Back then, many young Jews dreamed of getting the hell out of Brooklyn and moving to more open spaces.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        March 13, 2016 at 11:47 am

  5. Will Kasich be on the Pennsylvania primary ballot?

    Not if he loses Ohio. tee-hee

    Polls for the ides of March primaries show Trump has Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and probably Missouri but Kasich has a small lead in Ohio. I actually think it might be good for Kasich to squeak out a small win in his home state. Losing 66 Ohio delegates is a small price to pay for keeping Kasich in the race where he will continue to split votes with the Canadian. An Ohio win combined with Rubio dropping out may give him enough momentum to steal a few votes from Cruz. But probably not enough to threaten Trump. ‘Crabs in a bucket’ has worked great so far. No need to spoil it now.

    destructure

    March 13, 2016 at 9:30 am

  6. Sounds like Rubio’s people were just as dumb filing the objection 13 minutes past 5. And I find it hard to believe this would be a novel legal issue. What 7 days after means has to have been litigated before in PA at some point, right? Couldn’t the journalist have put in a call to an administrative lawyer and given us a little more insight as to what the case law is?

    PerezHBD

    March 13, 2016 at 2:33 pm


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