Speaking for Biden at DNC will Complete Kasich’s Betrayal of Gun Owners

Why would The New York Times praise Kasich in 2016? Except to con Republicans into giving them a sure loser against Hillary…? (John Kasich/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden's behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy,” the Associated Press reported Monday. “Kasich is among a handful of high-profile Republicans likely to become more active in supporting Biden in the fall.”

“It’s unclear if Kasich will explicitly endorse the presumptive Democratic nominee when he speaks at the convention,” The Hill noted in a follow-up report. “But the expected remarks would amount to a major show of support for Biden by a lifelong Republican who rose to political prominence amid the Tea Party movement a decade ago.”

Biden teaming up with Bernie Sanders to raise taxes ought to please those folks, no?

Kasich is the latest in a string of “Never Trump Republicans” to cast his lot with the Democrats, the very Party his past supporters donated money and labor to defeat at the polls. We’ve noted subversive efforts by groups like the Lincoln Project and watched prominent “neocons” like George Conway, Bill Kristol, and Carly Fiorina jump ship. We’ve seen “Big Tent Republicans” like Larry Hogan making no secret of abandoning what once was a Republican core constituency to move the GOP even further to the left. And just the other day, “conservative” columnist George Will announced he’s voting for Biden.

Since they’re all gun-grabbers, it’s fair to ask: With Republicans like them, who needs Democrats?

Speaking of which, while some in the party are happy to exploit useful idiots before discarding them, not all “progressives” are so “inclusive.”

“Seriously? John Kasich?” The Nation queries incredulously. “What is the Biden camp thinking?”

“Why is the Left angry at Republicans working to elect Joe Biden?” Intelligencer asks, noting “The Lincoln Project has been criticized by leftists like former Bernie Sanders spokesperson David Sirota, Esquire columnist Charles Pierce, The New Republic’s Alex Shephard, and the Nation’s Jeet Heer, who goes so far as to accuse the anti-Trump Republicans of ‘pushing a sinister agenda.'”

Refinery29 offers insight into that worldview:

“Kasich is a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, told Mother Jones in 2015. “He’s going out there trying to sell himself as a moderate, he’s no moderate. He is an extremist…”

Interesting. If Kasich is their benchmark for extremism, there’s no way these people are ever going to tolerate the existence of anyone to the “right” of him. But it is telling that the doctrinaire “left” knows better than to trust phony “conservatives.” The mystery is why any Republicans would be dumb enough to.

Especially when Kasich gives us a textbook example of a backstabbing liar who will say anything to get elected and then betray everyone who voted for him based on what he promised.

We’re talking about a politician who, when it served his purposes, bragged about his “A” grade and endorsement from NRA.  Now he’s promoting a candidate who has made evisceration of the Second Amendment a campaign priority.

Not that Kasich meant anything he promised to swindle gun owners into voting for him. Except he called infringements “reforms.” He came out against “Stand Your Ground” and even vetoed a gun bill that didn’t have it because it didn’t include “guilty until proven innocent” Red Flag seizures.

That should have surprised no one. As a congressman, he was one of 46 Republican members who helped pass the 1994 semi-auto ban by a narrow 216-214 vote margin, putting him on a first-name basis with Bill Clinton.  Then, when running for governor and needing the votes, he “convinced” (a more than willing) NRA to change his “F” to an “A,” paying them back with occasional “good” gun actions as long as he perceived pandering to Ohio gun owners was in his political interests.

Well, we know what those “A’s” are worth, and you’d think somebody at Fairfax would grok if you cheapen them anymore, true “pro-gun” politicians may start to see them as a liability. One national gun group that wasn’t “fooled” was Gun Owners of America, which fleshed out the details of Kasich’s serial betrayals and noted in 2016 that “Leftist billionaire George Soros, through his Soros Fund Management, is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.”

So it should also have been no surprise when Kasich, in a rare moment of candor, showed us how he really felt:

“Would you feel as though your Second Amendment rights would be eroded because you couldn't buy a God-darn AR-15?”

What’s the core purpose of the Second Amendment, again? Anyone who would ask such a question is a liar or an idiot. Or both.

In Kasich’s case, which do you think it is?



About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Some guy
Some guy
3 months ago

Kasich has always been a piece of shit.

ralph
ralph
3 months ago

It was bad enough when Romney and Kasich were just RINOs. Now they are flat out traitors.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
3 months ago

Actually KaScum has benn a POS long before the past 4 years.

Last edited 3 months ago by Green Mtn. Boy
Buster
Buster
3 months ago

And if Songbird McCain were still alive, Kasich, McCain, and Lindsey Graham would all be on that stage together.

Nothing makes me wanna’ hurl more than hearing Lindsey Graham pretend he’s NOT progressive libtard swamp-ooze.

tetejaun
tetejaun
3 months ago

As far back as I remember, Kasich has been a commie democrat wimp dressed up as a Republican. He has ALWAYS been for high taxes, government control of everyone and everything and, yes, banning guns.
Kasich is going home…home to his communist buddies and financiers.

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago

quote: ““Would you feel as though your Second Amendment rights would be eroded because you couldn’t buy a God-darn AR-15?”” Yessieree, Johnny K, I surely would feel that way. And it would be TRUE, too. Ad I will add that I have NO INTENTIOIN of buying an AR 15, “god-dam:” or otherwise. WHY? Simple: they DO not fit me well, they are ungainly, and not my preferred tool. Howeve,r as soon as anyone tries to tell me I MAY NOT buy or own or use one, I WILL take action to the contrary. It is my RIGHT. So is chewing… Read more »

Random71
Random71
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

Yea it wasnt a better view from closer let me tell ya. I got to hear ton from the guys across the line next door. The very second they tell me I can not have something, well that means I dont need one now. It means I need 4, yesterday, off the books please and thank you. Either way its time to be ready, physically, mentally, and materially or get there post haste. Dont forget a wise little nugget originally from Jefferson to Lafayette- “We are not to expect to be carried from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.” Now… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago

Clinton definitely got something right. Supreme Court has been getting 2A wrong!

If they were getting it right, NFA, GCA, and FOPA would be gone along with a host of other federal, state and local laws. Unlikely we’ll ever get all this right, but maybe we can make it less wrong.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
3 months ago

Kaisch speaking ought to put them to sleep and doom Biden’s chances. Speaking sure killed his chances in 2016.

gooder12
gooder12
3 months ago

In my 50 years of voting I have never belonged to one of the two big parties. I have always voted for the person or the issue, and never ever by party line. Many of u will say this Righty just isn’t right enough. Me, I would have voted for him as he knows that our multi party system works or should I say Use To Work for We The People. We has nothing to do with Me, or My Party, it is the corner stone of what makes our USA Great. If you don’t believe history taught me this… Read more »

JIAZ
JIAZ
3 months ago
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pdxhk9mm
pdxhk9mm
3 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

KKK supports tRump…your point?

Arny
Arny
3 months ago
Reply to  pdxhk9mm

Like they consist of 2 supporters. lol

hoss
hoss
3 months ago
Reply to  pdxhk9mm

Tell me punk9mm did your parents have ant kids that lived?

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
3 months ago
Reply to  hoss

I heard that his momma pooped when he was born, the baby died!

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
3 months ago
Reply to  pdxhk9mm

Bullshit!!!

Tionico
Tionico
3 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

of COURSE. Does the sun come UP over the horizon in the East, or what? Any commie fears Trump because they all know HE is pro US, pro people’s rights, pro federalism (that means the states run the states, and the feds run the national stuff, per the COnstitution0, and Trump sees right through their smoke and mirrors.

Stag
Stag
3 months ago

Republicans have been “betraying” gun owners for decades. This is nothing new.

Justista
Justista
3 months ago

Kasich is like a lot of our local politicians. He is a true rino. Here, where I live, we have our Democrat sheriff recently changing into a Republican so he can run for a congressional seat in a primarily Republican district, not just the Democrat county he oozed into politics from. Another Democrat (A reasonable man who I know and like) just flipped parties for the same reason. I was prepared to vote for him before, I’m not anymore. I don’t care to have the Republican party diluted with all these Democrat posers pretending to hold conservative values just to… Read more »

Phillip Journey
3 months ago

Well done!

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

Kasich hates Trump.

Winchester1873
Winchester1873
3 months ago

Congratulations, John Kasich. You have proven that your life and career have been meaningless. How does it feel to be truly insignificant?

Ram
Ram
3 months ago

Kasuck, is a megalomaniac, who still has presidential aspirations.

nrringlee
nrringlee
3 months ago

The terms “republican” and “democrat” really have no meaning in this contest. Kasich is a progressive. The republican party is a progressive party. The republican party only appeals to classical liberals and libertarians when they need money and votes and then they spit on your values. The reason we have Donald Trump in the White House is that a lot of folks in both major parties, actually the one singular uniparty saw through this and said no thank you. Vote your values.. Screw the parties.

badlands
badlands
3 months ago

Kasich is the personification of the herpes virus…always an annoyance and just won’t go away for good.

Papa J
Papa J
3 months ago
Reply to  badlands

Actually I think that honor goes to Hillary. Kasich is more like a hemorrhoid, nothing but a pain in the A$$ and when it’s fixed, it becomes a perfect A$$hole!

Last edited 3 months ago by Papa J
Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
3 months ago

Kasich has always been a Commiecrat,he couldn’t hide it before he was the governor and used to fill in for Bill O Blowhard on the O’Riley Factor.
The POS is a complete waste of airspace.

Last edited 3 months ago by Green Mtn. Boy
Mack
Mack
3 months ago

David,

No question this was worth the wait, but isn’t it a shame you had to write it in the first place?

I suppose the same will be said of DeWine eventually.

Fed-Up
Fed-Up
3 months ago

As a Ohioan I loath the John the Mailmans son Kasich. He is a opportunist and a liar!! The Dems can have him. Trump will have my vote. F Johnny Boy

JIAZ
JIAZ
3 months ago

Like prostitutes, career politicians walk the side of the street where they can best profit for personal gain.

https://www.americancontingency.com/

estim8ing
estim8ing
3 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Like prostitutes, career politicians are beholding to their pimps. All good when they abandon any sense of right and decency toward themselves or others and perform for their masters. Disobey and the pimps will kick their a$$ back into line.

Huzzah!

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
3 months ago

There is no such thing as Republican or Democrat. You are either for Trump, or against him.

Relic
Relic
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

What kind of bs. If you’d said you’re either for Trump or Biden then you’d make sense.(let’s not pretend Trump himself hasn’t irreparably harmed the 2nd amendment already as well as the bill of rights the minute he installed Benedict Arnold’s who have sided with leftist commies on SCOTUS.) Trump himself has tried to pander to Pelosi, Schumer etc. As well as when he stole legal property and rewrote all firearm precidents and threw law abiding citizens in prison for bumpstocks, he 1 upped Pelosis beliefs about red flag gun laws.his quote:”Why do we need due process to take the… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Relic
badlands
badlands
3 months ago
Reply to  Relic

Can’t argue your points…all valid. Although I think he’s walked back the due process statement. At least I’ve never heard anymore about it. Here’s hoping he realizes how screwed up it was.

Topp
Topp
3 months ago
Reply to  Relic

Trump absolutely has my vote, but as you say, because he’s the only choice for anyone that supports the 2nd Amendment. He’s proven that he’s no friend of the 2A, but you can trust him to do whatever is best for him. He knows that it’s a huge advantage to be the only “pro-gun” candidate on the ballot. Bill Clinton has warned dems about the danger of candidates making gun control a top priority in an election. He admits that the dems lost the house and senate in ‘94 because they were pushing for more gun control after passing the… Read more »

Stag
Stag
3 months ago
Reply to  GUNFUN

Considering he’s enacted more arms control in his first two years than the previous two administrations combined, you can count me as against.

pdxhk9mm
pdxhk9mm
3 months ago
Reply to  Stag

truth! the Lincoln Project politicians are RepubliCons trying to save their jobs by appearing “moderate”…just like seeing through tRumps bs, everyone can see through Lincoln Project RepubliCons bs as well…..