From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rob Portman, The Un-Trump

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When Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman stepped up to the podium at the Akron Press Club luncheon, the well-behaved partisan audience got a closeup of the prototypical Un-Trump.

Casual open collar, lean, unthreatening, a sweep of gray hair betraying his boyish manner, a regular guy – all of it Un-Trump evidence of his selfie as a “Common Sense Conservative”.

As it happened, even his speech as the candidate for reelection against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland followed the safest route, narrowly content to tell us what everyone in the room already knew: Good grief. There’s a drug crises in the […]

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Donald Trump showed again Tuesday that he can take a licking and keep on ticking, as he crushed his two remaining Republican presidential rivals, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, by lopsided margins in the closed New York State Republican primary.

With 95 delegates up for grabs, Trump, the Big Apple billionaire and folk hero, scooped up nearly all of them, leaving Cruz with zero for his efforts and John Kasich with only a couple after eating his weight in NYC deli fare.

By the wee hours of Wednesday morning with nearly all the vote in, […]

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Kaisch Winner Of GALL Award

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The past week’s winner of the Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) award goes to Gov. Kasich  for the hubris of his comments during  his interview with the New York  Daily News editorial board, which endorsed his presidential candidacy.

As reported by Plunderbund from the interview’s transcript, Kasich,  so full of himself , puffed:

“You know, it’s amazing that I know all of this stuff, isn’t it?  Cause there ain’t nobody else who can come in here [that] could answer any of this.”

Ain’t that a fact?     But you can know a lot of  things when  you make things up.


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