From the monthly archives: April 2016

This week’s winner in the “Even right-wingers can be right every so often award” is Ann Coulter for her description of John Kaisch:

“ …the spitting image of a homeless man. He’s got the slouch, the facial tics, and a strange way of bouncing his head and looking around that makes you want to cross the street to avoid him. It looks like he cuts his own hair, and his suits are Ralph Nader cast-offs. He wolfs down food like a street person, has a hair-trigger temper, and rants about religion in a way that only he can understand. “


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He’s running fourth in a three-candidate Republican race for president, so what else can go wrong for Ohio Gov. John Kasich? Lots, actually.

Even though he’s still one of three active candidates, he’s fourth in the delegate count behind Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who dropped out March 15 following the drubbing Donald Trump delivered him in his home state.

Soldiering on despite the shellacking he took from Trump in five states eastern states Tuesday, John Kasich, who even lost his hometown of Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania, is holding fast to his fabulous thesis that he alone can unite Republicans and […]

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John Kasich is running a presidential campaign, to put it loosely, without topsoil. His chaotic antics have so confused the gallery that even the Beacon Journal, which finds so much to like about the Ohio governor, has had to backtrack on its rationale for him to stay in the race. He’s better than the other two Republican contenders, the paper says, while praising his “knowledge and experience”. But it’s now had to factor in the metrics of his dismal performance on Tuesday in which he was pummeled to a base of clay in all five primary states.

His image was […]

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Exciting news. The Plunderbund Podcast is going to do a questions show.

So far we have produced four episodes of the Podcast plus some bonus content and have seen a terrific response.

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For an upcoming episode, we are asking you, the reader, to submit some of your questions about Ohio and national politics.

To get you started, here are some of the things everyone wants to know – such as:

Will Republicans in the Ohio Legislature try to pass restrictions […]

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After Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina dropped out of the Republican race for president in February, she was on track to be little more than a history book footnote as the only woman to run against 16 men in the 2016 campaign.

On Wednesday, her footnote status got a reprieve when Texas Senator Ted Cruz, running a distant second to Donald Trump, named her his pick for vice president.

Both Sen. Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich trail GOP league leader Donald Trump by insurmountable margins, as both try to prevent Trump from earning enough delegates in the field to win […]

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Tuesday was another great day for Donald John Trump. Sadly, it was another bad day for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who got washed overboard as voters in five states deluged the Donald with their votes.

The New York billionaire and businessman folk hero shellacked Mr. Kasich and Mr. Cruz with win margins in the mid-60s in some states, putting to rest his critics complaints that he couldn’t break 50-percent. Donald Trump gloated on his big wins, telling fans, friends and media gathered at Trump Tower in New York City that hitting 50 percent with two […]

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It’s undisputed that about half of Ohio’s abortion clinics have closed as a direct result of Gov. John Kasich and a far-right Republican-led legislature working hand-in-glove, since 2011, to pass a series of restrictions to their operations.

Gov. Kasich, who spent 18 years in congress before parlaying his time there into lucrative jobs with Lehman Brothers and the Fox News Network, remains in the GOP race for president, even though by delegate count [149] he still trails Florida Senator Marco Rubio [173], who dropped out more than a month ago, by 24 delegates.

Media have mostly been myopic to […]

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“Me? No, I’m not desperate — are you? Are you desperate?” Ohio Gov. John Kasich snarked at one reporter, whose question on why the fourth man in a three-candidate race entered into a so-called agreement with Ted Cruz to stop Donald Trump in upcoming Republican primaries made the 63-year old term-limited chief executive lose his cool again.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, running second in delegates to Donald Trump, and Gov. Kasich, who Trump nicknamed “1 for 38” remains in the race but has fewer delegates than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio who bowed out more than a month ago, […]

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In a follow up to Plunderbund’s report last Wednesday on Ohio senior U.S. Senator Sherrod’s call to citizens to voice their views on a proposal by Gov. John Kasich that would increase costs for Ohioans using Medicaid if Federal authorities agree to rule changes, Sen. Brown held an event at the Statehouse in Columbus Monday to bring home his concern for how hundreds of thousands of Medicaid-eligible Buckeyes will be required to pay more and struggle with new program caps imposed by Kasich Administration health officials.

Gov. John Kasich has been running for president for ten months, and one […]

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Missing from Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people, sorted by categories like Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders or Icons, was Ohio’s two-term, fourth-man in a three-candidate presidential race, the Honorable Governor of Ohio, John Richard Kasich.

Under Time’s list of leaders, President Obama made it as did Hillary Clinton. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and even Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the GOP race a while back, made the cut.

Maybe Time staffers didn’t read Gov. Kasich’s laugh-out-loud interviews with the New York Daily News or the Washington Post, that had […]

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As the curtain rose on the next act of the Theater of the Absurd, we learned of a deal between John Kasich and Ted Cruz to stop Donald Trump (with a president to be named later,I presume). In one of dumbest ideas since Abe Lincoln and other Unionists worked to block the secession of Texas. Kasich will get Rhode Island for the April 26 primary trade while Cruz receives Indiana on May 3.

Folks, I needn’t tell you that once Trump learned of the deal he shattered the order of the universe with sarcastic outrage. “Pathetic” he bellowed to a […]

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