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Kasich dropping out too!

Sources tell CNN that Kasich is dropping out.

How about that. I thought Kasich was way too stubborn to ever drop out. Guess I was wrong.

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This is good news for Trump. Now he can campaign 100% against Clinton and not worry about Kasich nipping at his heels.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 4, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. I want Kasich as VP

    1. Helps with cucks and Ohio
    2. Beloved by “moderates”
    3. Not seen as a pander (Trump basically can’t pick a minority or a woman)
    4. Leaves TruCons with nothing, driving the final nail into the coffin of “movement conservatism”

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    • Luckily, you will be disappointed. Trump is not interested in obliterating the stupid Christians and the TruCons. What he will do is remake them in his Christian nationalist image.

      Andrew E.

      May 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      • Remake them in his image? I think you are attributing too much power to Trump. And viewing Republican party voters as clay. Voters are very demanding. And Trump’s brand has appeal now because it’s new and exciting. But no brand can be new for very long. We have yet to see if “Trumpmania” can last until November. And even if the Republican party moves in a nationalist direction after a Trump loss in November, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the Republican party platform will be Trump-inspired. I’m hoping for a nationalist future, but I don’t want someone like Trump to be its leader. As for him being a Christian, my guess is that he’s an agnostic who thinks that most Christian conservatives are stupid people who are easily lead (and misled.) And this year they are, unfortunately, living up to his image of them.


        May 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      • Kasich as VP is a huge incentive to assassinate or impeach Trump in favor of someone more…palatable. He needs some who functions as insurance against that outcome.


        May 4, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      • The TruCons cannot be remade. Go read RedState. They must instead be mercilessly exterminated.

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 4, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      • The TruCons cannot be remade. Go read RedState. They must instead be mercilessly exterminated.

        I do check in there from time to time. There aren’t that many. Conservative Treehouse has many times more commenters. Trump is going to say lots of things between now and November that he hasn’t said yet that many TruCons will like. Enough to win the general. And once Trump successfully appoints his fifth Scalia/Thomas-like justice to SCOTUS during his presidency, most of the rest will happily join the Christian nationalist party and #nevertrump will be long forgotten.

        Andrew E.

        May 4, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    • Kasich is an establishment moderate who would probably do more harm than help. Choosing him would be seen as a betrayal. Trump needs someone with enough establishment cred not to scare away the cucks. Enough conservative gravitas to stifle the “liberal democrat” claims. Not so socially conservative that he’d chase away Reagan Democrats. And a proven track record when it comes to campaigning and passing legislation. I still personally like Guilliani. But I’d be putting Gingrich on the short list.
      Interestingly, I just googled “Newt Gingrich” AFTER writing the above. And all the top results are stories from today about how he should be the veep and that he wants it. I reached the conclusion completely independently. It looks like a lot of people have the same idea.


      May 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    • Kaisch is an open-borders fanatic. Better to pick someone that won’t undermine Trump. Sen. Scott is the leading choice, but Gov. Christie will adapt if picked.


      May 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    • “Beloved by “moderates”.”

      (1) Is he, though? The more moderate people I know find him creepy as all get out. They either think he’s a doctrinaire TruCon, or some godawful corporatist pond scum just waiting to sell the country to corporate interests. And they all agree that there’s just something off about him.

      (2) Does Trump have problems with moderates? I’m getting the impression that they’re more his base, and his real issues are with the stupider socons and the stupider far left types.


      May 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      • Trump had problems with moderates and the establishment. But most of them will support him because they’re smart enough to realize it’s in their interests. The true holdouts are fringe ideologues.


        May 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    • I want Kasich as VP

      No noo no……….no!

      Otis what’s wrong with you.

      Kasich is a creepy old, arrogant man who is open borders/amnesty, pro wrong wars and a NAFTA/TPP bad trade deals/Lehman bros hack.



      May 5, 2016 at 5:43 am

  2. Kasich was just in the campaign for scarfing down the food.

    Never liked him even remotely. Another “immigrants are made in God’s image” conservative with mean pig-eyes who looked like some asshole kids baseball coach.

    Death to conservatism and the cheap labor GOPe. (Or as Otis would clarfiy: stupid xtns, trucons, etc.)


    May 4, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    • Amazingly the TruCons won’t shut up about how they are going to vote for Hillary, as if we care.

      I have no problem with Hillary in the whitehouse. It might be preferable given that a recession is coming. The most important thing is that we have destroyed conservatism forever.

      Otis the Sweaty

      May 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    • Well, for such a glutton he maintains a trim figure. What’s his secret? Do you think he throws up afterwards, like a bulimic?


      May 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

  3. Donald’s son as VP.

    That way we can transition into 16 years of Trump rule.


    May 4, 2016 at 2:08 pm

  4. There must be tremendous pressure from the Party for both Cruz and Kasich to drop out after Indiana’s results. Good news for Trump indeed.

    A commenter suggested nominating Ivanka for VP. It would be one of the damaging moves he could do to his campaign. Unless there is no one else qualified for the job, nepotism should be the last resort in an organization not founded by you. Your child as first choice makes little sense at this point in time. But Trump has such good instincts I’m not worried about whom he will choose.


    May 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    • I want Ivanka as VP because a figurehead should be at least good to look at.

      There are some real positives to an Ivanka VP pick in all seriousness, but the nepotism thing is too big of a negative to realistically consider. Most of the alternatives being bandied about (e.g. Rubio, Token Black, Token Female) have no more substance than Ivanka though, and are only considered for the most superficial optics. I want a real nationalist who is assassination insurance as VP pick, because I fully expect assassination attempts from unhinged leftists and their globalist puppetmasters.

      Who that could be is a mystery to me, because DC insiders are almost all bought and paid for.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      May 4, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  5. Trump should wait until Clinton has the nomination locked up for good.


    May 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

  6. It is bizarre that that Cruz named a VP right before dropping out. I thought, why is the GOPe ramping things up when things should be winding down. Things will get ugly.


    May 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  7. Clinton’s email and health issues should become mainstream political news now. Trump knows they will hurt her in the long run.


    May 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm

  8. Ann Coulter, bulletproof flak-catcher, for VP and Senate President Pro-Tem where she can f*** with Harry Reid.

    West Coast IA

    May 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  9. Oh I guess whoever was paying for Queen Kasich’s Princess Party cancelled the credit card. He should be a Democrat. He seems to hate Americans and only cares about food when cultural issues come up. Maybe that old goat Sanders will appoint him to VP to get the gheys on his side. Those niggas be beleebin Hillary’s giving them $777 Trillion so he can’t get them with just food.

    Joshua Sinistar

    May 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    • “whoever was paying for Queen Kasich’s Princess Party cancelled the credit card.”

      Exactly it. What Kasich personally thought was irrelevant. He was doing a job on contract and the project was cancelled.


      May 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm

  10. My dream VP would be Elizabeth Warren.


    May 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    • Do you even lift?


      May 5, 2016 at 10:23 am

  11. I was so looking to TV footage of middle age republicans stomping on top of police cars and looting storefronts in Cleveland.


    May 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm

  12. I think a good VP choice for Trump would be someone who is wise, widely respected and experienced in polices, the counselor-type whose knowledge and experience are complementary to his own and who is not competitive with him. Rudy Guilliani, Newt Gingrich, and Jeff Sessions may be suitable candidates. But there is not much diversity there; how this may impact the general vote I do not know.


    May 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

  13. Much as I cheer Kasich’s defenestration, I fear that the GOPe is clearing the stage to somehow take the nomination away from Trump.


    May 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

  14. Would it be wise for Trump to lay low for a couple of months? Americans need a little respite from politics after the emotional exhaustion of the GOP primary. The cucks need to get over the shock of the Trump nomination. Kids are getting out of school soon and people want to enjoy beach trips and such, not politics… it’s similar to December in that respect. Trump should fundraise for veterans for a couple months, not say anything outlandish, and prepare to go on full on Hillary attack after July 4th.


    May 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    • I think this is wise advice. He could also spend a bit of time boning up on meaningless policy scut to help him avoid the ten thousand gotcha questions that are coming his way from the media.


      May 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  15. What if Hillary gets indicted? I just read she may be deposed.


    May 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm

  16. Trump should name himself as his runningmate.


    May 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  17. Ann Coulter wants Kris Kobach. Hugh Hewitt is a cuck, but he suggested Tom Cotton of Arkansas. I think Coulter may have some actual behind the scenes influence, but I would love to see Cotton. Even his name sends a chill up my leg. Is Tom Cotton the whitest, most Christian name like, ever?


    May 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  18. Hugh Hewitt is a cuck, but he suggested Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

    Of course he did. That way they can replace Trump with a neo-con, Club for Growth Republican in Tom Cotton.

    So we can get somebody that Bill Kristol likes and who will bomb Iran, open the borders even more and construct trade deals that serve Wall Street profit margins more than ever.

    Great choice.

    The GOPe is NOT going to give up. They are obsessive like a disease and their next move after losing in the open is to try a sneaky, subversive route.

    Tom Cotton is one of their options, they have more.


    Kris Kolbach is young and should be put in charge of INS or Dept of Homeland security.


    May 5, 2016 at 5:34 am

  19. For those of you into schadenfreude — and I know I am — there’s a lot of great stuff here:

    My favorite was the libertarian-tard gal: “A friend once told me no matter what America will remain the shining light in the world.” God in heaven, how dumb do you have to be to write for a conservative website?

    Surprising how many admit to an “evolving” attitude towards Trump.


    May 5, 2016 at 8:06 am

    • I had to laugh at Sarah Rumpf: “Like many Republicans, I eagerly looked forward to the 2016 presidential race. I’d had the privilege of meeting several of the expected candidates and was excited about what this very deep bench would bring to the table, and how this election cycle would be an excellent opportunity to share successful conservative ideas with the country. I couldn’t wait to see Ted Cruz and Rand Paul debate the limits of liberty vs. national security, hear Marco Rubio share his optimistic vision for America’s future, Bobby Jindal tell how school choice had revolutionized New Orleans’ education system, Rick Perry highlight Texas’ criminal justice reforms, Scott Walker talk about labor union reform, and so on.”

      You couldn’t find an establishment class more out of touch with what Americans were actually feeling. God bless Trump for crashing their party.


      May 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

      • Amen. Future historians will — or should — note the Peak Ridiculousness that the Republican establishment class had reached. Like royalty before the French Revolution. I don’t think they know what hit them.

        I’m also having fun reading John Podhoretz on Twitter. He tweets obsessively.


        May 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

  20. Actually one or two were sane, such as Anne Sorock, who supports Trump. I don’t read LI much, but I expect she’ll be gone soon.


    May 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

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