Lyndsey Teter of The Other Paper has today’s must-read story profiling John Kasich’s infamous temper tantrums over the year.  When my son acts up, he gets time out.  John Kasich instead runs for President and Governor.  Kids are weird.  The Other Paper asks, "Does Ohio need an SOB as Governor?"

Teter describes a number of embarrassing events in Kasich’s past of treating working class people like second-class citizens compared to himself:

  • Kasich threw a hissy in the late 1980s in a grocery store because the manager wouldn’t reopen the store’s video store section so he could rent “The Goonies” again or something.  Then, he left in a huff leaving all of the items he intended to purchase because he didn’t have the required two forms of identification needed to accept his out-of-state congressional check.  This was, of course, a few years before the House check writing scandal.  At one point, Kasich fumed “Don’t you know who I am?”

When the store manager told Cody he “didn’t give a fuck” who this guy was, and that he still needed two forms of ID, Cody faced the unenviable prospect of delivering that message to Kasich, who, in Cody’s words, proceeded to, “belittle me in front of everyone, even though I was just a kid, just standing there trying to do my job.”

  • Then there was the Grateful Dead concert incident I’ve already written about when Kasich attempted to join the band onstage and fumed "Don’t you know who I am?” when he was denied.
  • “Kasich, then a presidential hopeful, reportedly became so enraged at his Iowa campaign manager that he threw—or some say maliciously spilled—a cup of coffee on her.” Kasich denies the story, but for some reason the alleged victim just simply refused comment as opposed to denying it happened.  Of course, that may have to do with the fact that she mentions her job with the failed Kasich for President campaign in her marketing as a political consultant.
  • Kasich also apparently has a documented history of writing rather snide letters to his own constituents when he was in Congress.
  • Oh, and the idea that Kasich would be better able as Governor to court businesses in Ohio to create jobs here?  Well, here’s what a major business Republican donor in Ohio wrote about Kasich after he spoke to his group:

James Schrim, COO of Klingbeil Medical Partners in Worthington, fired off an angry e-mail to Republican Party leaders last September after Kasich spoke at a function he organized.

“I would like to redirect your attention back to my ‘experience’ with the unpleasantly arrogant Mr. Kasich,” Schrim wrote in the e-mail, obtained by The Other Paper.

“His body language was one of sloth and arrogance. His words and the way he carried himself made it clear that he believed he was doing us a favor by attending our function.”

Not much has happened since then to change Schrim’s opinion, he said this week.

“I stand by it,” Schrim said of his comments. He said he’s withheld his dollars from the Kasich campaign since then, and that Kasich has left a bad taste in the mouths of donors, “who give much more than me.”

Kasich has a well-documented history of being an arrogant, snide punk who treats other people like garbage to feed his own ego.

Kasich Angry

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  • I just happened to come across this article on John Kasich. I rarely respond to articles, but I feel compelled to make a few remarks. I met Mr. Kasick back in 2003, when he invited me to be a guest on his show Heartland. I was a Former Special Agent with the US Custom's Service who had been fired in 1999 for several reasons, some of which included being subjected to non stop EEO discriminatory behavior, for refusing to falsify paperwork on a huge drug arrest I made involving drug smuggling/money laundering activities by a group of airline employees, most of whom were predicate felons and illegal aliens with access to the most sensitive parts of the airport, posing serious risks to the flying public, for reporting these security deficiencies to my supervisors, mid level managers who told me to keep my mouth shut, for refusing to comply with my supervisor's illegal orders to falsify documents and lie before the Grand Jury, to name a few. I had reported these airport security violations two and a half years prior to the 911 attacks, which affected me personally in that I live within 3 blocks of where the towers used to stand, and I , like many other people, almost lost my life that day. Additionally, this was 2003, with a Republican Regime, who were very hostile to whistleblowers. And now, I was appearing on Heartland, broadcast live with a former Republican Congressman hosting the show, and receiving no briefing beforehand as to what issues would be discussed. I was hoping for the best but expecting the worst. To my surprise, Mr. Kasick's first question related to the discrimination I faced routinely and was extremely sympathetic to my story. All of his questions were fair, his tone was of compassion and empathy and he gave me the time to answer his questions completely without cutting me off or attacking me. I was incredibly impressed with his demeanor and professionalism. He had me back on his show 2 more times in the next 2 months, 3 times in all, keeping my story alive in the media. He was a complete gentleman, the type of man who recognized when someone had been wronged, and it is my belief that if he was still in office, he would have moved heaven and earth to rectify the injustice that had been done to me. If there were more politicians like John Kasick, who are willing to fight for the average man and who isn't afraid to admit when wrong and then take action to rectify the problem rather than cover it up, this country would be in much better shape. In light of the fact that my lawsuit against the government is finally going to trial in 3 months, after 11 years of stalling, blackballing and harassment by the government, hoping I would drop the lawsuit, I am the last person who would go out of my way to say anything complimentary about any politician. However, just as I couldn't close my eyes to the corruption I encountered back in 1999, I can't read all these attacks against Mr. Kasick and say nothing, knowing that he's a man of honor, a man of his word and would make a wonderful Governor for the great State of Ohio.

  • JenHerzfield

    I'm only 16, so i don't really have a story like yours, but i just wanted to say, i agree with you 100%! My family is a close family friend with the Kasich's and i've known them all of my life, i'm sick of reading all this slander!!!! We need to stand up for what is right, get the correct word out there!!! Don't let these no good liberals get there way!

  • I'm gonna cut you some slack cuz you're 16, but you should spend more time with English composition than you do on political blogs. Just sayin'.

  • modernesquire

    Instead of throwing around words like libel (which itself, could be a basis of libel), perhaps you could tell me what's false about these stories?

    You've known them all your life. So what? That doesn't mean these things didn't happen.

    You say we're “no good liberals.” So, how are you any better at prejudging us while you criticize us for pre-judging Kasich?

    Think before you write next time.

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