The always emotional Glenn Beck is terribly angry with Ohio Governor John Kasich after the former Lehman Brothers grifter took his home state in Tuesday’s GOP primary and set his course for July’s brokered convention. Kasich finally won his first primary as well as virtual knighthood from a media seeing him as their dragon slayer at this summer’s underhanded screwing of millions of voters. The former Fox News personality who left the network to build his own media empire has unabashedly been in the bag for Ted Cruz. This is no surprise considering Beck’s continuing transformation into a religious zealot and the candidate’s own uncanny ability to morph into a dialing for dollars style televangelist.
While the Republican front-runner Donald Trump continued to make all of the professional pundits and prognosticators look like a pack of asses with his latest delegate haul, it is Kasich’s insistence at staying in the race – which is being is claimed by many to be splitting the anti-Trump vote – that was the particular burr up Beck’s ass.
As reported by The Hill “Glenn Beck rips Kasich for staying in race”:
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck, a Ted Cruz backer, on Wednesday blasted John Kasich staying in the Republican presidential race, saying “the republic is a stake.”
“Kasich, I mean, excuse my language, but, you son of a bitch, the republic is at stake,” Beck said Wednesday on his radio program. “This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake.”
Beck joined others on his show panning Kasich, calling the Ohio governor “delusional.”
“This guy is going to be remembered as a guy who possibly destroyed the republic,” he added.
Beck suggested on his show that if the “GOP throws their weigh behind Donald Trump, if he wins the nomination and they throw their weigh behind Donald Trump, it’s over.”
Kasich won his home state of Ohio on Tuesday night, complicating the delegate math for Trump as the GOP front-runner looks to lock up the nomination before the party’s convention in July.
But Kasich’s bid to stay in the race hoping for a contested convention puts a wrinkle in Cruz’s plan to consolidate support after Marco Rubio dropped out of the race Tuesday night.
“I think any candidate — if you don’t have a clear path to winning — it doesn’t make sense to stay in the race,” Cruz early Wednesday on CNN. “Every day John Kasich stays in the race benefits Donald Trump.”
“Gov. Kasich won his home state – I think sort of a minimum expectation – but honestly he has no path,” former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, a backer of Cruz, echoed during an appearance on Fox.
Kasich fired back, arguing neither Cruz nor Trump could win in a general election.
Kasich acts like a man who knows something that others don’t and given his Wall Street background and support for NAFTA in the 1990s and likely for the TPP-Obamatrade he would be the top pick of the predatory crony capitalists to ‘win’ the nomination. One thing that the Ohio governor is right about is that Cruz has no hope in the general election. It’s easy to carry states where there is an abundance of hard core culture warriors and religiously motivated voters but to win the presidency one must be able to pull from the Democrats as well as independents – Trump will and Cruz won’t. But this isn’t about beating Queen Hillary anymore – it’s about preserving the existing spoils system, protecting Mitch McConnell’s spot as the head of the corrupt Senate and minimizing down-ticket losses. Beck talks a good game as a renegade outsider but he is as much an establishment house pet as most of his counterparts.
Beck’s anti-Kasich rant was classic though, especially the line about the victor frolicking around in a rain of confetti as if he just won the Super Bowl MVP award or for that matter – the presidency.
From The Blaze:
Continuing his criticism of Kasich, Beck, a top surrogate for Republican candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, argued that the Ohio governor is “delusional” if he thinks he can win. Additionally, he thinks the Ohio governor made his victory speech Tuesday night “about himself” instead of about the country.