George Pataki: I Won’t Vote For Trump

So much for that GOP loyalty pledge.

  • bluefranco

    Let me be very plain…no one gives a crap what Pataki will do. It will be interesting to see Trumps response!

    • OdieDenCO

      mud is being loaded in the in the Trump Mouth o-matic as we type.

      • clay

        I actually want to see that. I think I found the technical drawings for the device.

        • OdieDenCO

          I think that’s the top to the storage bin

          • clay

            ah, you sweet, sweet innocent child.

        • rusty57

          Oh dear.

        • Chucktech

          Goddammit, that was supposed to be classified information, you TRAITOR!

        • Well . . . if that doesn’t embiggen nicely I don’t know what does!

    • BobSF_94117

      I’m sure it will be measured and dignified.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    I expect Lindsey Graham will second that. He’s already made his feelings about Trump pretty clear.

    • Steverino

      Oooohhh… what Trump could say about Miss Lindsey…

      • another_steve

        Were Graham viewed by Trump as a threat, I’m sure Trump would gay-bait him.

        “To watch” now is how Trump deals with Ben Carson, who appears to be cutting into Trump’s base. Trump has to tread very carefully with race-baiting there, but I’m confident he’ll go there — if Carson becomes a genuine “threat.”

        • Chucktech

          “Look at that black face! Would you vote for that black face? I mean, come on, now…”

          • another_steve

            “Look at that black face! Would you vote for that black face? I mean, come on, now…”

            LMAO!!

            [coffee mouth-spurt all over computer desk]

          • clay

            “Maybe he was born in Detroit, maybe his mother was across the river at the time. I mean, we know she left his father, not that I’d talk about that. But have you seen his birth certificate? Have any of us seen his birth certificate? I hear he isn’t even black, maybe his father was Canadian? I don’t know. Who knows? But I’ve shown a piece of paper that I’ve said is my birth certificate. Why hasn’t every other candidate held up pieces of paper?”

          • another_steve

            “I hear he isn’t even black, maybe his father was Canadian?”

            LOLOL.

          • Chucktech

            Yeah, like Ted Cruz…

    • clay

      The contest is between holding their noses and being party loyalists, or voting for the least worst of the two major parties. I wouldn’t trust Lindsay too much, here.

      • canoebum

        Maybe the average GOP voter, after looking at the mess in front of them, will just give up and stay home on election day. Who knows, some may even vote for the Democrat. It’s that bad.

  • txscotty39

    Pataki, who?

  • Michael Rush

    … ( your name here ) is a loser !!!

    • greenmanTN

      Yup. The world’s whiniest, thin-skinned egomaniac can’t help himself, he is driven to attack and insult anyone who criticizes him. He’s nothing but a gold plated crybaby.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJgxC5wUAAED55j.jpg

      • Michael Rush

        he’s turning the presidential race into ” Toddlers & Tiaras “

        • AtticusP

          Where is Honey Boo Boo when America really needs her? /s

          • Michael Rush

            you have to be 35 to be president so she has a shot after August 28, 2040 .

    • Octavio

      (Max Mulliner, who stole my lunch money in 2nd grade) is a loser!!!

    • stuckinthewoods

      Loser is the actual name of a current Libertarian candidate for Virginia Senate. The signs are comical., “Loser For Liberty.” I hope he takes enough votes from the Republican candidate to help the Democrat. Incidentally it is apparently pronounced just as one would think, not as Hyacinth Bucket would, “Lo-say residence, lady of the house speaking.”

  • Reality.Bites

    These reads to me like they are giving him the ammo to walk away from his pledge to support the winner and not run as an independent.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      Nobody, not even Reince Prebus, really believes Trump would honor that pledge for a second if it didn’t suit him. It was a face-saving measure for the party so they could pretend they still have some control.

      • AtticusP

        Bingo!

      • Reality.Bites

        Sure – but they don’t have to go out of their way to help him and make people believe he’s right to walk away from it.

        • clay

          Yeah, the Donald had to be thinking he was getting a win out the negotiation, as well.

      • Chucktech

        And if things don’t go The Donald’s way, that’s not the only pledge that will be lining a bird cage…

    • TampaDink

      This was my first thought….and now that I’ve had time to think it over, it is still my foremost thought on this subject.

  • geoffalnutt

    He’s unfit to be a used car salesman.

  • another_steve

    I wouldn’t vote for my mother, were she to return from the grave as a registered Republican.

    My mother, that sweet sweet woman, is gone now. But so is Jerry Falwell. So now we must answer today’s ‘Jerry Falwell is Dead’ Memorial Quiz Question.

    Your reward for being the first JMG reader to correctly reply will be waves of love sent from me to your modem or hand-held device.

    —————-

    (1) What terrible lesson (which is also the title of the episode) did Roddy McDowall learn in this 1960 “Twilight Zone” story?

    (2) What was written on the sign posted on his “cage”?

    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg76/GadflyRage/twilight%20zone/peoplearealike/peoplearealike05.jpg

    • Comixbear

      Well, he learned people are alike everywhere. The sign said “Earth Creature in his native habitat”. (Thank you, Wikipedia!)

    • Prion

      …just sayin’…

      • another_steve

        Oh lordy… Is that Tab Hunter? What gay boy of the 1950s and 60s didn’t have the mega-hots for Tab Hunter?

        (Boyfriend is still alive and kickin’, btw — at age 84.)

        • BobSF_94117

          I wish short shorts would come back in style.

          • Chucktech

            I think they already did. Now they’ve gone out again.

          • BobSF_94117

            Short running shorts made a brief reappearance. I was hoping that would lead to short walking shorts again. But no.

            The truth is that manufactures prefer the one-length-for-all because it costs less. On short guys like me, it looks ridiculous. But there’s strength in number, I guess…

          • another_steve

            I used to look very good in short shorts. Back when I had a size 28 waist.

            Then the Great Ballooning began, and I retired the short shorts.

          • BobSF_94117

            I recently found a pair of cut-offs I wore in HS and college. I swear they’re barely big enough to serve as a coaster.

            I can’t imagine how I managed to wear them.

        • Ginger Snap

          If you haven’t read Tab Hunter’s autobiography I highly recommend it, it’s a good read.

  • Mark

    Well, that will be one less repub at the GH.

  • Homo Erectus

    Is George Pataki still a thing?

  • Ore Carmi

    So, George Pataki has already given up on himself, yes? I mean, if you’re a presidential candidate, presumably you’d want to vote for yourself.

    • clay

      Patacki gave up on himself 4 years and 1 month ago.

  • Steven Leahy

    I don’t know if there’s a significant republican candidate out there who would be anything but an embarrassing and pathetic thing as president. Trump is horrible, but sad thing is, I can’t imagine any of the alternatives on the republican side being any better.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Exactly. I’d like to see a robust multi-party system here. There will always be fringe, fascist and/or hate parties but I’d like to see multiple parties with differing and/or complimentary ideas for our future. Republicans we could respect and trust if not campaign for, as it were.

      • Chucktech

        Absolutely. While I am technically an independent and almost ALWAYS vote for the democrats, this country needs a robust two party (at least) system of government. Right now, the Republican party is this moribund, dysfunctional cesspool of bigotry, religious looniness, pseudo-patriotism, gun crazyness, and blind Democrat-hatefulness. And that’s really bad for our country.

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      • JustSayin’

        A multiparty system, meaning more than two parties, sounds attractive until you look at what actually happens with them and how they behave.

        Ireland, Greece ,england and other places end up in raucous fights unrelated to the issues on a regular basis. Deals with the devil are constantly being made just to keep power.

        Germany, which let’s face it as a rule is made up of very strict rule aging people, even has the same problem though it is usually not as noisy as other countries.

        We know that u.s politicians are nowhere near as disciplined as Germans are.

        Imagine having three national parties where two Are like the tea party and three national parties where two believe that everyone should get everything free from the government.

        The lack of statesmanship would quintuple and the partisan bickering would make our congress a constant caged death match.

        We get little done now, a multiparty system would only make it worse.

        • Chucktech

          Besides, think of the remodeling job on the US Capitol…

        • RaygunsGoZap

          Meh. I don’t refute anything above but I’m more hopeful by nature. I suppose in order to get things done more efficiently we could always move to a one party system. Or just let SkyNet decide.

        • CottonBlimp

          I follow a lot of British news, and it doesn’t really sound like the parliamentary system benefits them much, either.

          All this comparison of the different systems is really just overlooking the real problem, which is the voters.

      • Prixator

        Y’all should pay attention to the results of the Canadian federal election on October 19th. We have 5 parties that will probably win at least one seat, but the 3 largest ones have been neck-and-neck in the polls since the election was called in August (all around 30% support – plus or minus 2 or 3 points, or within the margin or error).

        The most recent polls put Harper’s (Cons) party in 3rd place – and the polling shows that he has the least room to grow his support (most Liberal and NDP supporters choose each other as second choice).

    • Chucktech

      Shorter version: The Republicans are fucked, and George Pataki (and, frankly, any Republican adult) knows it.

    • teeveedub

      Including Pataki.

    • Actually, Pataki himself is one of the more moderate Republicans in the field. As governor of New York, he did honor the deal that gave New York the Sexual orientation Non-Discrimination Act – even if it did not include trans folk, that was something most GOPers would have gagged at. While he was not the best governor, he was not terrible. Pataki, Kasich (also not altogether terrible) and perhaps Rubio (on a good day, if he ever develops a backbone) would be credible candidates. Christie would be there if he wasn’t such an infuriating bully (and he’s also not there because he has some truly unfortunate positions, plus he likes moving traffic cones)

  • oikos

    As a native and resident of NYS, I say who (cares)?

  • anne marie in philly

    WHO CARES what this loser thinks? he’s not even charting in the polls. now I can clean out the cat box without having THIS hanging over my head all day! ;-b

    • BearEyes

      you really dodged a bullet there.

    • Gustav2

      but..but…but Anne Marie, I really, really, really need to tell you I won’t vote for Trump, too.

      • anne marie in philly

        you can tell me anything, dear. I ain’t voting for that shithead either!

  • Marty

    Trump will be at the golf course.
    And spend more time there than Obama does or ever did.

    • Chucktech

      Trump’s already declared he’ll have staff taking care of everything, so why not?

      Foreign policy? He doesn’t need to know shit about that, the staff handles it and will advise him.

      Domestic policy? He doesn’t need to know shit about that, the staff handles it and will advise him.

      Health care? He doesn’t need to know shit about that, the staff handles it and will advise him.

      Should we go to war? He doesn’t need to know shit about that, the staff handles it and will advise him.

      • clay

        And we’ve seen the GOP operatives flocking to him: Bachmann, Palin, Coulter– are these the graces we want inspiring him?

        • Chucktech

          My goodness, you’re generous with the “Operatives” honorific…

          • clay

            what? marionettes don’t operate?

    • Max_1

      As presidon’t, Trump will be in charge of building courses…
      … THEN playing a round to test them out.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Let me be very plain, I’m not going to vote for any of these Repugnant Klowns.
    They are *ALL* unfit to be president.

  • Dramphooey

    Did Pataki say the same thing in 2008 when the Republicans ran the most unfit candidate for Vice President in my lifetime?

    • clay

      maybe that’s why Pataki ran for the nomination in 2011?

    • CottonBlimp

      Or in 2000 and 2004, when Republicans ran a slacker frat-boy chimp?

      The winner of “most unfit candidate” gets updated every election.

  • Prion
  • delk

    And Trump receives a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Get ready for Donald’s argument, “If Pataki won’t honor it, why should I?”

    So what did Donald promise George?

    • clay

      What did Rince promise Donald?

      • TampaDink

        Naming rights (or would that be “reicts”) to his dick.

  • I hope Donald Trump runs as an independent as that will guarantee us a Democratic president

    • Chucktech

      If things keep going his way, he”l be the Republican nominee. If they don’t, he’ll run as an independent. Mark my words.

    • clay

      Donald Trump running as a Republican might guarantee us a Democratic president.

      • JustSayin’

        At the final tally if tRump is the candidate republicans will vote for him. If he spins off as an independent he Will take 30 to 40 percent of the base with him, hell even if he only took 10 to 15 percent that would mean a sure win for democrats.

        This whole pledge thing was specifically made up so Donald wouldn’t run as an independent. The republican party leaders believe him splitting off would do just what we predict.

        • clay

          If he took 3% it would mean a sure win for the Dems.

  • Kevin Perez

    George who? (and I grew up in Peekskill)

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    “[Trump] is unfit to be president.”
    As if Bush, Carson, Christie, Cruz, Fiorina, Gilmore, Graham, Huckabee, Jindal, Kasich, Pataki, Paul, Rubio, Santorum or Walker is fit to be president.

  • mouthbreather: “Who? Iz that, like, some Nip name? it doan sound Murkin to me.”

  • zhera

    So… he’ll advice his 406 followers to vote Dem? Hey, every vote counts, so thank you, Mr. Pataki!

  • MBear

    I had a pataki once. The doc removed it and I’m much better now

  • JustSayin’

    Pataki was not my guess for the first to break that oath, santorum was.

    • clay

      Looking at Kansas’ last gubernatorial race, it;s the moderates feeling forced out, not the (former) fringe. In some ways, thank gawd for McConnell and the orange man.

  • Sam_Handwich

    the GOP primary is like a facebook war between irate teenage girls

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/643056922308939776

    • rabbit_ears

      Its like a bitch fest on RuPaul’s Drag race without the drag. These girls are going to have to work on that if they really want to POP!

  • American Patriot

    George who ???

    The republican establishment encouraged all of these people to run so that they could split the anti-Bush vote and let low energy Jeb! get the nomination. Trump is spoiling Jeb!s plans, so he must be attacked.

    Trump is drawing support from independents and democrats and he’s going to win. Trump is supported by record numbers of hispanics and blacks. The wall is going up, the alien invaders will be repelled.

  • e jerry powell

    I believe the most appropriate vernacular term for it is “Party Unity, My Ass” (PUMA).

  • Max_1

    No Trumpster Dumpster Diving for Pataki…

  • American Patriot

    Pataki is a total loser, who is going out at ZERO percent support. If candidates keep trashing Trump on their way to oblivion, and saying he’s not fit to be president, he could justifiably go against his ‘pledge’ and run as an independent if it would come to that.

  • stanhope

    Who gives a rusty fuck what this old bitch does? The only good thing is that this gets Trump off the hook.