Establishment Candidate One:

“If this election is about how we’re going to fight to get nothing done, then I don’t want any part of it.”

“I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them,” [Jeb Bush] spat. “That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.”

Establishment Candidate Two:

“Do you know how crazy this election is? Let me tell you something, I’ve about had it with these people,” [John] Kasich said, according to the report. “I want you to know I’m fed up. I’m sick and tired of listening to this nonsense and I’m going to have to call it like it is in this race.”

“What’s happened to our party? What’s happened to the conservative movement?” Kasich said to the crowd, according to the publication. “I’m done being polite and listening to this nonsense.”

I’m sensing a theme here.

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