So If Trump Supporters Riot at the Cleveland RNC Convention, Will Gov. Kasich Call Out the National Guard?

Interesting thought, huh? Ohio governors do have history regarding the Guard.

This is a scenario Charles Pierce alluded to, after DT hinted that his people might riot at the convention if he doesn’t get the nomination, and I confess it hadn’t occurred to me before. This might give us a clue why Kasich is bothering to stay in the race. Maybe he’s planning a coup.

Since this is Saint Paddy’s Day, let’s quote the Irish Times:

With most of the remaining states allocating delegates proportionally, Kasich’s aides believe he could prevail at a convention at which no candidate enters with a majority.

“The plan is to win Ohio, and some other states, and if that happens, nobody is going to have enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot,” said John Weaver, Kasich’s chief campaign strategist, who also worked on Republican Senator John McCain’s losing presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008.

Kasich’s plan, according to aides, is to leverage the momentum to gather more endorsements from mainstream party insiders and Republican donors.

With the wind at his back, he hopes to score more victories in upcoming primaries including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut and California, where he believes the terrain is friendlier to his brand of Republican moderation.

It’s a long shot, but it’s a shot. And, frankly, I’m not sure Hillary Clinton could beat John Kasich in a general election. He’s anodyne enough to pass for normal; she is more hated than loved.

Thanks again, Debbie Wasserman Schultz …

17 thoughts on “So If Trump Supporters Riot at the Cleveland RNC Convention, Will Gov. Kasich Call Out the National Guard?

  1. Trump University has partially certified Christie in his obedience training…He’s learned to heel, and roll over, but he’s still having trouble fetching — votes that is. The big bad Christie, Mr.tell it like it is, who takes shit from no one, is now piddling on the newspaper Trump placed out for him like a good little puppy. Trump should hang a pork chop around Christie’s neck to see if he’s capable of learning self control.
    It not a case of compromising principles,it’s a case of surrendering dignity..Christie is a slob in the truest sense of the word.
    It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

  2. The media which love Trump because… well, eyeballs, and loathes Hillary, could easily make Kasich their new Rubio, only with more experience and gravitas.
    The media wants the GOP candidate to seem moderate.

    But Kasich only seems like a moderate in comparison to the rest of the clowns, loons, and troglydites running.
    It’s like being the least scary insane serial killer in the Hannibal Lecter Wing of the insane asylum.

    Against Hillary, Teddy Cruz-ader is too radically “Christian” to have any where even close to a better than even chance of winning – but who knows?
    Trump is an entertaining – if frightening and Fascistic – shitshow. He has huge negative ratings. But with his name recognition, again, who knows?
    Hillary can probably beat both of them most handily.

    Rubio was the one who worried me the most, initially. He’s telegenic, and our MSM could try to paint him as the GOP JFK. I knew OF JFK, and Rubio is, like Quayle, no JFK.
    Thankfully, he flamed out like a defective Fourth of July roman-candle.

    Kasich looks and sounds reasonable, until you look at his record.
    He’s like a smarter Scottie Wanker, regarding unions and teachers.
    And on choice and Planned Parenthood, he’s no different from the rest of the misogynist GOP Governors.

    If he gets traction, or can pull off a coup – and then handle the brownshirt Trumpeteer riot’s – the media will fall in love with him, and push him as a reasonable and competent moderate when compared to that evil radical leftist shrew, Hillary.

    This election is too important for this country, and I wish we had even a semblance of a decent MSM.
    But we don’t.
    Turn on your TV, or turn to the Editorial and/or Op-ed, and you’ll find clowns to the left of us, jokers on the right, trying to stick the country with some radical conservative who they’ll paint as being in the middle with you and me.
    Kasich ain’t.
    He makes Barry Goldwater look like a flaming liberal.

    In Cleveland, I’m rooting for accidents (not riots) – or Trump or Cruz-ader.

  3. If Trump doesn’t get the nomination he’ll pull the house down, ala Sampson..His ego won’t allow him accept less than he feels is his, and he’s already claimed the nomination regardless of whether he achieves the required delegate count. There’s no doubt he’ll destroy the Repuglicans chances for the White House if they don’t acquiesce to his demands. His bullying has proven successful every step of the way so far, and it’s not going to change if they try to deny him the nomination.
    His whole schtick is he doesn’t make deals where he doesn’t win. The Repugs made a deal with the devil. a Faustian bargain.

  4. IMO, Trump will chill and watch the delegate count. If he gets it, he will say it’s ‘Game Over’. If he doesn’t get it, you can EXPECT that prior to the convention he will threaten to run as a 3rd party candidate if he thinks he was robbed at the convention.

    Obviously if Trump runs as a 3rd-party candidate, he will split the GOP wide open and both candidates will lose but that’s Trump’s idea of ‘negotiation’. He will demand that the party gives him what he wants under threat of sabotage. If anyone points out that Trump promised to support the nominee, pardon me while I laugh. If Trump is denied (cheated of) the nomination, he will punish the GOP for the betrayal. Team player he’s not.

    The GOP will give Trump the nomination in the hope they can blame Trump for the loss and bring the insurgent republicans back to the fold for the mid-terms. If they deny Trump, the split will be permanent. If the Trumpsters fail on their own, the GOP can try to say, “We would have won with an sanctioned candidate.”

    For 15 points identify the author of the quote below.

    “I think you’d have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen.”
    1. Vito Genovese
    2.Carlos Gambino
    3.Donald Trump
    4.Vinny the chin Gigante

  6. Clever Rience Priebus! He thought he was being crafty when he roped Trump into signing a pledge to support the eventual nominee.. He was thinking “we got him now” expecting that Bush was going to walk away with the nomination and Trump would be bound to fall into line. Little did he know he blew the GOP apart with that little bit of handiwork.

  7. Ha ha, today is Prince Shortbus’s birthday, he is all of 44 years old. And a Republican, which means he is still just learning to tie his shoes.

    Swami, I would’ve thought the quote was Don Corleone, but I’m guessing it’s The Donald.

  8. —–“I think you would have problems like you have never seen before. I think bad things would happen”—-
    When the Donald says things like that and then something does happen, he can say that he is very smart and could predict things instead of taking responsibility of inciting bad things to happen. He’s very crafty.

  9. I fully anticipate riots in Cleveland, and so would fully expect Kasich to call out the Guard.

    I saw one of those “Bernie – because f-t-s” bumperstickers a few weeks ago, but my language censor prevented me from posting it. Saw a “Burnie” bumper sticker – way more subtle.

  10. Be of good cheer! Richard Nixon was more hated than loved in 1968, but thanks to the riots in Chicago that year, he managed to beat the anodyne Hubert Humphrey in the fall.

  11. OH is investing in security for the convention, as it should. But the biggest threat to security will not be outside the hall, but inside. And it will be Trump’s brownshirts who will be at the heart of the ruckus.

    The other threat will be a Trump third party run, and I fully expect his ego to not allow him to do otherwise, should they be successful in brokering him out. And then look for his supporters to clown in the streets.

  12. “Trump does not talk to these people like he despises them.”

    But I got a Tower in NYC named after Trump to sell them, cheap, if they really believe Trump gives more than a rat’s behind for any of them.

  13. I hear that Trump’s son got a letter containing some white powder and a threatening note. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a homespun burning of the Reichstag ploy intended to blame it on the “little communist” from Vermont.

  14. Hillary is terrible at lying; she leaks, she has tells. But this is one of her good points; for by contrast, Trump is brilliant at lying.

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