Ohio Governor John Kasich is a jerk. In 1996, he acted to eliminate food stamps as much as he legally could for black people while showering whites with the government benefits Republicans hate. A man who blamed black infant mortality rate on black people during his failed run for the White House, Kasich has shown himself to be only slightly less terrible than Trump — but even bad people are capable of doing something awesome once in a while.
In his ravings, Donald Trump has attacked former GOP presidential candidate John McCain — a war hero whose campaign was brought down by the absolute stupidity of his vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin (and, of course, the fact that he was running against a more qualified candidate on the Democratic side). — for getting himself captured and tortured for years while serving his country.
No matter what one’s political beliefs are, it is almost impossible to fail to regard McCain’s sacrifices as nothing short of heroic. “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said in July. “I like people who weren’t captured.”
Even Kasich, easily the worst governor Ohio has seen in quite some time, took issue with this — and he showed it heavily when he filled out his absentee ballot (an odd way for him to vote when one considers his attempts to limit early and absentee voting).
Following through on his vow not to vote for perhaps the one person from the GOP clown car who is more terrible than himself, Kasich wrote in the one name that will piss Donald Trump off more than any other: John McCain.
Watch a report on this snub below:
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John Prager is an unfortunate Liberal soul who lives uncomfortably in the middle of a Conservative hellscape.
Prager spends much of his time poking Trump’s meth-addled, uneducated fans with a pointy stick and is currently writing a book of muskrat recipes (not really) as well as putting together a scrapbook of his favorite death threats. His life’s aspiration is to rule the world with an iron fist, or find that sock he’s been looking for.