Politics Former Pa. Governor Tom Ridge: I’m Not Voting Republican This Year

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    You get one guess as to why.

    BY DAN MCQUADE | MAY 17, 2016 AT 11:26 AM

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    Former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge has voted Republican every four years since his 18th birthday. He says that streak will end in 2016.

    In an opinion piece published under Ridge’s name in U.S. News and World Reporttoday, Ridge says he cannot vote for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in November.

    “My disregard for Donald Trump has been well documented by multiple media outlets over the last several months, so I won’t belabor it yet again,” Ridge writes. “Suffice to say that I am disappointed that he is our party’s nominee. With a bumper-sticker approach to policy, his bombastic tone reflects the traits of a bully, not an American president and statesman. If he cannot unite Republicans, how can he unite America? I simply cannot endorse him.”

    Ridge is sticking to his word. In December he told reporters there was “not a chance” he would support Trump if he were to win the Republican nomination. He also called him an “embarrassment” to the party, and filed a different report bashing Trump in April inPolitico Magazine.

    In that story, Ridge contrasted the rhetoric of Trump (and Ted Cruz) with that of President George W. Bush, who had made Ridge the first director of Homeland Security after the September 11th attacks. “There are probably haters in America, but fortunately they are a small fraction of our population,” Ridge wrote. “Of greater concern is that very few Americans are familiar with Muslim history, religion or culture. It is exactly that ignorance that first Trump and now Cruz are tapping into. Rather than embrace the approach of President Bush, who in the immediate aftermath of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil chose to stand in solidarity with Muslim-Americans, Trump and Cruz exploit a baseless fear and anger directed at all Muslims for short-term political advantage.”

    In the U.S. News piece today — which was also published on PennLive — Ridge writes that he won’t be voting for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, either. (You can figure he won’t be pulling the lever for Bernie Sanders if he somehow wins the Democratic nomination, too.) He says he’ll focus this efforts on getting down-ballot Republicans elected, like Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey.

    Ridge was the 43rd governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1995 to October 2001, when he left to join the Bush administration. Before being elected governor, he was a six-term Congressman, from 1983 to 1995.
     
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    cuz he's a faggot?
     
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    seriously, who gives a fuck about that douchebag?

    part of the Hot Tub Tom DeLay crowd IMO.
     
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    why is his left ear twice the size of his right ear?
     
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    I love when rabid libs try to cite "worse-than-Hitler" Bush officials as a reason to attack Trump.

    Inconsistent, retarded children.
     
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    Tom Ridge, the man who brough you that model of a well-run organization called the TSA.
     
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    Bravo Tom Ridge. Thank you for putting Country First. At least you are not a pussy like the other Republicans who bend over to make it easier for Trump to fuck 'em.

    Why are you Trump-bots upset? He's just one guy. Former Gov from Pa. A State that doesn't really matter.
     
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    They haven't come to grips with the fact that it's no longer a swing state.
     
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    ltd, I mean MAGA, thinks PA is firmly in the Trump win column. :jj:
     
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    I always thought he looked like he would have had a better career in a state police uniform.

    "Musky but not pooney" Mr X
     
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    maybe because hes an establishment democrat who has infiltrated the Republican party
    Sorry asshole, your weak ass shit has crashed. fuck you
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    Good, most republicans are not voting for the Soylent green of corruption and failure they've been fed for the past 20 years either.

    Fuck this guy, whoever he is... hopefully he winds up under the wing of some under funded think tank nobody wants to give money to anymore either
     
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    I bet those GOPers really envy the Dems who get a (nearly) life long Dem / career criminal to front their party.
     
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    Xu zah Xu zah zoo
     
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    XUXU clearly was in favor of the Iraq War and the PATRIOT Act. Why else would she be supporting Tom Ridge and Hillary Clinton?
     
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    is that a penguin?
     
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    Ridge was a shitty governor who then went on to create the color coded advisory system for homeland security that nobody ever remembered.
     
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    Ridge is out of the loop and can't profit from a Trump win. Bye Bye Tom. Just like China.B ye Bye.