John Kasich

Kasich: Trump, Bannon Agenda ‘Is Not What’ the Republican ‘Party Is’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) said the executive chairman of Breitbart News Steve Bannon targeting Republican senators to help ensure President Donald Trump’s agenda was being moved forward is pushing policy that was “not what the party is.” Partial transcript as follows: TODD: There seems to be a massive battle inside this Republican party. Steve Bannon yesterday declared it a season of war against the Republican establishment, singling out people like Bob Corker in particular, and thought it was outrageous he cared to criticize the president. What do you make of what Steve Bannon is doing to the Republican party? KASICH: I was on a show not long ago saying I’m disappointed in the direction of the Republican party. They cannot be anti-trade or anti-immigrant. They just can’t walk away from increasing debt. The Republican party can’t go out and start grabbing people out of their homes who have been really good people living in this country and shipping them out of the country willy-nilly or taking away health care for millions of people. This is not what the party is. Look, I grew up in the Reagan era. Here’s what it was. It was sunny. It was positive, inclusive. It was a big tent, and there was room for everybody. Pro-growth, all the things that we really like. Connectivity, welcoming, that’s where this party needs to be. When we don’t head in that direction, I’m going to fight to push us in that direction.

I remember back when John Kasich was in Congress and was a positive advocate for balancing the federal budget.  Now, he’s just a disgruntled whiner, since he lost in the primaries to Trump.  So, he spends more and more time on liberal news outlets like CNN complaining about the direction of the Republican Party and hinting that he might leave.  What a sore loser!!  Last I checked, the stock market is through the roof, unemployment is at historic lows, and we’re rolling back the big government programs that Obama and hist fascist regime put in place.  Plus, take a good look at who Trump has nominated for federal judges.  John’s not only a sore loser..  He’s jealous.

Kasich floats idea of leaving Republican Party if ‘party can’t be fixed’

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, in an interview Sunday hinted that he would consider leaving the Republican Party if its members don’t get their act together. Kasich, who ran against President Trump in 2016, was the last man standing in Trump’s path for the presidency. He announced his decision to end his bid in May. Kasich is widely seen as a Republican moderate. “If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Period. That’s the end of it.” Kasich made it clear that, in his opinion, the Democratic Party may not be a viable alternative. He said he has no “idea what the Democrats are for.” ‘What I’m trying to do is struggle for the soul of the Republican Party the way that I see it,’ Kasich said. ‘And I have a right to define it, but I’m not going to support people who are dividers.’ Kasich failed to gain traction with GOP voters in a race dominated by Trump’s ability to seize on the electorate’s anger and disdain of political insiders. Although Kasich tried to pitch himself as the best Republican to take on Hillary Clinton, the weight of the anti-Trump faction never got behind him. Viewed widely as a longshot candidate from the start, Kasich’s popularity shot up after his strong second-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary in early February. But from the South to the Midwest, many voters were captivated by his boisterous rivals, and his efforts to cast himself as a nicer alternative fell short. “The spirit, the essence of America lies in the hearts and souls of us,” he said. “Some missed this message. It wasn’t sexy, it wasn’t a great soundbite.”

If Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) leaves the GOP, then good riddance.  He was somewhat effective with budget issues when he was in Congress.  But, the last couple of years he has become nothing but a crybaby and a whiner.  When the GOP had their convention in Ohio, John Kasich didn’t even show!!  Talk about low class!  Because Trump had beaten him in the primaries, John Kasich wasn’t big enough of a man to put it aside, like every other candidate that lost (including Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee) in the GOP primary.  He just picked up his football and walked off the field like a sissy la la, and it reflected poorly on him.  John said in this interview with Jake Tapper (who was probably salivating at another RINO attacking his party), that he, John Kasich, has “the right to define” what the “soul of the Republican Party” is…whatever that means.  Umm…ok?   Jake should have asked him to explain what the heck that means.   John and other liberal RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cannot get over the fact that Donald Trump won their party’s presidential nomination…and then won the general election!  They’re still unable to process that.  So, instead of putting the election behind them, rolling up their sleeves and being team players, and working for the people, they instead just whine on liberal tv networks like CNN, write books nobody will read, and in the case of McCain and those in the Senate and House…just vote against anything Trump is for….just because.  They’re a bunch of little children, and we are seeing them for who they are.  In other words…  They’re acting like Hillary; sore losers.  So, if John Kasich wants to leave the party, then by all means, we hope he does!