It turns out Barack Obama isn't the only petulant one. Plenty of Republican and conservative crybabies who are upset that Donald Trump is the GOP nominee share this unflattering trait with the O-man. These include former presidents George W. and George H.W. Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain, columnist George Will, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and most notably, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Kasich has been successful as Ohio's governor, and is popular in the Buckeye State. But because of his dislike of Trump, he refuses to attend the Republican Convention taking place in his own state, and didn't even go so far as to send a video greeting or written statement. His petty, classless behavior is highly disappointing, and pretty much sums up why so many Americans hold politicians and politics in utter contempt.
Now I feel a little embarrassed that I put in a plug for Kasich last summer, when the GOP candidate lineup had not been thinned out and no one had a clue who would eventually emerge from the pack to earn the nomination. Kasich did do some great things while he was in Congress 20 years ago, and he's helped Ohio tremendously during his 5 1/2 years in the State House. But of late, he seems to love the attention he gets from media hacks when he bashes Trump for his statements about illegal immigrants and the need to restrict immigration of Muslims.
News flash, John: The media won't love you in the morning. As soon as the presidential election is over, they'll discard you like a used dish rag. Put your massive ego in check, and get off your high horse.
You purists who won't vote for Trump because you're unhappy about some of his stances on the issues don't realize that you're laying the groundwork for a permanent Democrat White House, hard left Supreme Court, an out-of-control administrative state, and severe repression of conservative free speech as well as Second Amendment rights. The United States is truly in for dark days if Hillary Rotten Clinton is elected president. We will have reached the point of no return.
Former presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz haven't endorsed Trump, but both will speak at the convention. That may be a sign of their concern for party unity. Or, they may just love the attention and figure they are setting themselves up to garner the GOP nomination in 2020. But Rubio, Cruz, Jeb Bush and others who may think the GOP can simply throw away this election -- many of them are certain Hillary will win in a landslide -- regroup and come back stronger in four years are delusional.
If Hillary wins, she will move rapidly to consolidate Democrat power. A deluge of immigrants from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East -- most of whom will become registered Democrats and many of whom will have large families -- will make it extremely difficult for the GOP to compete in presidential, Senate and Congressional races. Add to that the Democrats' plans to further vitiate the voting process. For instance, no photo IDs necessary, undercounting of military ballots, allowing convicted felons to vote, extending early voting, and installing left-wing secretaries of state whose biased ballot counting will benefit Democrats. This will be the final nail in the GOP coffin.
So for those bitter Never Trumpers who actually believe the GOP has a chance in four years should Hillary win this November, all I can say is, WAKE UP!