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Presidential candidate and Ohio governor John Kasich is emerging as the GOP contender who tells the rest of the party what they don’t want to hear: All your plans are nuts.

“Now I can say that I could lower the personal rate down to 10 percent — the numbers won’t add up,” the disgruntled Republican candidate said during an appearance Thursday night on Fox News.

“Do you just want me to make campaign promises — put a chicken in every pot — or do you want me to come out with something that’s gonna be real, that’s gonna grow this economy, and that’s gonna help our kids?”

Spoiler warning for Kasich: Hannity and the rest all just want the easy campaign promises.

Video via Hannity/Fox News.

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Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

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A neighbor of mine found what he said looked like a cartridge case from an old percussion-cap rifle in his pumpkin patch. He told us that the battle of Monocacy had been fought on these grounds in July 1864, with 1,300 Union and 900 Confederate troops killed or wounded here. The stuff that surfaces in my fields when it storms may or may not be battle artifacts, but it does remind me that the past lingers and that modern America was formed in a civil war.

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