Kasich: ‘I’ve About Had It’ with Carson, Trump
Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) may be trailing in the polls, but that hasn’t stopped him from opening fire on Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
“I’m done being polite and listening to this nonsense,” he said during a rally in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, according to The Columbus Dispatch, without naming either of the outsiders atop the GOP polls.
“I want you to know I’m fed up,” he said. “I’ve about had it with these people.”
“What happened to our party?” Kasich asked of the GOP. “What happened to the conservative movement?”
The Hill reports:
Kasich then sharply criticized some of Trump and Carson’s signature policy stances, beginning with Trump’s frequent vows that he will deport all of the nation’s illegal immigrants if elected in 2016.
“We’re going to pick them up ,and we’re going to take them to the border and scream them out of the country?” Kasich asked. “That’s just crazy. This is not the America I know.”
The Ohio governor was no kinder to some of Carson’s ideas about Medicare and Medicaid.
“We have people proposing healthcare reforms that are going to leave millions of people without adequate insurance” Kasich said.
“Why don’t we have no taxes?” he asked, referring Carson’s proposed 10-percent flat income tax. “Just get rid of them all, and then a chicken in every pot on top of it.”
Kasich also blasted his fellow establishment Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush.
“Vetoes are a sign you can’t get what you want,” he said, mocking Bush’s “Veto Corleone” nickname from his tenure as Florida governor.
Kasich’s remarks show some fire heading into the GOP’s third presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., Wednesday night.
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