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RUSH: John Kasich. We have two sound bites. Did you see Kasich? He stood last night, he was in a field at a forked road, and it was gravel, gravel forked road. It was to look, I guess, like the V-shaped recovery that Trump keeps talking about. We’ve had the plunge on the left and then the massive recovery on the right.

And, by the way, I think if I were you, I would prepare yourself for massively good economic recovery news next month and into October. I think the economy is actually beginning to really percolate and roar back. There’s hard evidence for it. The fact the Drive-Bys are not talking about it is added evidence. Now, Kasich spoke last night. First sound bite number 10. He’s standing there in a rural area at a fork in the road. He’s standing at the fork on the gravel road and here’s a part of what he said.

KASICH: America is at that crossroads today. I’m sure there are Republicans and independents who couldn’t imagine crossing over to support a Democrat. They fear Joe may turn sharp left and leave them behind. I don’t believe that because I know the measure of the man. He’s reasonable, faithful, respectful. And you know, no one pushes Joe around.

RUSH: This is embarrassing. Joe isn’t Joe anymore, John. The question really is, what has happened to you? You know, you were against Trump as the governor of Ohio and you didn’t influence anybody to vote against him. And now you’re out leading a Never Trump effort again by posing at a fork in the road, in a gravel road and trying to assure everybody that Joe isn’t gonna turn — John, do you not realize that party’s already done a sharp left?

What do you think’s happening in Portland? What do you think’s happening in Seattle? What do you think was happening in New York? What do you think these people, these Democrats that you love keeping the economy in New York and California purposely on lockdown to damage the economy nationwide just to get rid of Trump? Your dad was a mailman. People like your dad are getting hurt. Now your dad’s truck may be in a cage. You might want to look into that.

So today, Kasich was on CNN talking to John King. And he doesn’t understand why Republicans have a problem with him endorsing Biden.

KASICH: Tell me why, what is it that you don’t like about what I had to say last night? Do you not like the fact that I said that we need to come together, that big things in America get accomplished when we all work together?

RUSH: Oh, John.

KASICH: What is it specifically that you don’t like?

RUSH: John.

KASICH: You’re kind of dumbfounded to answer that in many ways. I’m not saying everybody, but many people —

RUSH: John.

KASICH: — just cast aspersions, which is fine.

RUSH: John, there’s no coming together. They’re not interested in coming together. You’re antiquating yourself here by talking like this. America, you get things accomplished when we all work together. They have no desire to work together.


RUSH: John in Andover, Massachusetts. I’m glad you waited. It’s great to have you, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.

RUSH: You bet, sir!

CALLER: Hey, my family loves the president and you, Rush, so thanks for providing a great service for the country. Hey, last night was an absolute snooze fest, and I don’t think you can be a conservative like John Kasich and speak at the Democratic convention. So I think Ohio just went to Trump. But I think the real… I think this is really about the pancakes. Do you remember when Trump made fun of John Kasich eating the pancakes, and he said that — his quote was — Trump said, “I’ve never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion”? Do you remember that?

RUSH: I do not. I’m sorry, I don’t. Trump made fun of the way Kasich eats pancakes?

CALLER: Yeah. He said he’d never seen anyone eat so much in his life, in such a disgusting way.

RUSH: Well, you know, his dad’s a mailman. They use a lot of the energy out there. I’m sure Kasich inherited that.

CALLER: Right. But look it up. I don’t think he ever forgave him for that, and it was so funny.

RUSH: Do you think Kasich is that petty and small-minded that he would carry a grudge over Trump making fun of the way he eats pancakes?

CALLER: Yeah, I do.

RUSH: Wow.

CALLER: I think he always held a grudge against him on that. And that really, to me, was the first I really saw Trump’s humor. When Trump said that, it just really made me think, wow, this guy has it. He’s making fun of people. And John Kasich I don’t think could ever take it after that. I think he just had complete meltdowns. And I think last night was the ultimate meltdown for him.

RUSH: So just to make sure I understand, you were not really upset with Kasich for speaking at the DNC?

CALLER: No, I wasn’t upset. Like I said, I think this is just the result of him being triggered to the full extent. You know, I think this is just a result of —

RUSH: Look, I gotta get you to reconsider this. There is no — well, other than people are free to go where they want to go and choose whatever side that they want. But this is Kasich trying to build his chops in the Never Trump movement. This is Kasich doing what he can, which isn’t much, to inflict harm on Trump’s reelection effort, his campaign.

But it is also a betrayal. John Kasich spent a lot of years convincing voters, the Republican Party, that he is a 1994 Newt Gingrich House Republican freshman conservative. And he’s just thrown that away now. He’s thrown it out. You cannot occupy a conservative ideology and then go to the Democrat side and urge people to vote for Biden on the basis that nobody pushes Joe around. Nobody pushes Joe around. Everybody is pushing Joe around now, is the point.

Okay. So I found out what Trump said about Kasich and the pancakes. It was April 2016. Trump said, “I’ve never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion. This guy takes a pancake, he’s shoving it in his mouth. It’s disgusting. You want that for your president? I don’t think so.” If that explains Kasich’s trip to the other side, to the dark side, I feel sorry for him. Nope. I want to withdraw that. I don’t feel sorry for him.

The guy is inexplicable here. He wants to assume a leadership position in the Never Trumper group that believes Trump is a buffoon and an orangutan and bull in a china shop, doesn’t have the right manners, the right behavior, he’s this or that and the other thing. Trump is implementing policy that all of these guys went out and got elected on the premise they support. Same thing with the Never Trumpers in conservative media.

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