Bill Cunningham Threatens A "Peasant Uprising" Against Ohio Governor John Kasich


Right wing talk radio host, Bill Cunningham, is a well known name in Cincinnati and nationally. His show on 700 WLW is heard by an estimated 200,000 listeners daily. He also hosts a weekly, syndicated show, "Live on Sunday Night, it's Bill Cunningham", which is carried by 300 stations nationally and is a regular guest on Hannity.

In 2008, Cunningham made big waves during a campaign rally for John McCain when he constantly referred to Barack Obama as "Barack Hussein Obama". That eventually lead to John McCain having to apologize for what Cunningham was saying.

Cunningham admits being a Republican, which made his endorsement of John Kasich, the Republican running for Ohio Governor against incumbent Ted Strickland, no surprise in 2010. Now Cunningham is having a serious case of buyer's remorse and on his show yesterday, Cunningham said he would lead a "peasant uprising" against the Governor if he doesn't start changing his politics.

Cunningham was discussing the delayed construction of the new casinos in Ohio. Him and his guest, Todd Portune, a Democratic Hamilton County Commissioner, highlighted the loss of revenue Ohio has seen by Kasich constantly delaying these casinos, despite Ohio voters approving the construction of four casinos in 2009. This has cost Ohio an estimated $100 million in revenue so far.

Cunningham then started agreeing with Portune as Portune was highlighting the radical agenda Kasich has been undertaking, including the recently passed SB-5 anti-collective bargaining bill, which is much like the recent bill passed in Wisconsin. As matter of fact, Kasich and Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, are very well aligned politically, including their rock-bottom approval ratings.

Later in the show, Cunningham went on to apologizes to his listeners for ever supporting John Kasich. You can listen to the entire hour here.


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