“What has happened to the conservative movement?”

“The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff. I won’t be going over the cliff with them.”

Charles Johnson, 30 november 2009

De – overigens kansloze – Republikeinse presidentskandidaat John Kasich ging tijdens een verkiezingstoespraak afgelopen dinsdag volledig door het lint. Zonder ze direct te noemen, haalde een furieuze Kasich snoeihard uit naar medekandidaten Ben Carson, Rand Paul en Donald Trump. Kasich is knetterrechts, maar zelfs hem wordt het te bar. Videootje en transcriptie van de tekst.

“Do you know how crazy this election is? Let me tell you something. I’ve about had it with these people. Let me tell you why. We got one candidate that says we ought to abolish Medicaid and Medicare. You ever heard anything so crazy as that, telling our people in this country who are seniors or about to be seniors that we’re going to abolish Medicaid and Medicare.

We got one person saying we ought to have a 10% flat tax. That would drive up the deficit in this country by trillions of dollars that my daughters would spend the rest of their lives having to pay off. You know what I say to them. Why don’t we have no taxes? Just get rid of them all. And then a chicken in every pot on top of it.

We got one guy that says we ought to take 10 or 11 million people and pick them up, where the—I don’t know where, we’re going to go in their homes, their apartments. We’re going to pick them up and we’re going to take them to the border and scream at them to get out of our country. Well that’s just crazy. That is just crazy.

We got people proposing healthcare reform that is going to leave, I believe, millions of people without adequate health insurance. What has happened to our party? What has happened to the conservative movement?”