So we’re hearing that Kasich’s team has started using the term “Shock and Awe” to describe the coming budget.
Here’s the definition:
“Shock and awe is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight“
According to the authors of the doctrine, one of the best examples comes from World War II and the “instant, nearly incomprehensible levels of massive destruction” of the Japanese civilian population achieved at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
So the question that immediately comes to mind here is: Who does John Kasich view as his enemy? Whose “will to fight” is he trying to destroy? On whom is John Kasich planning to impose “incomprehensible levels of massive destruction” ?
With the massive cuts to education and Medicaid that will most assuredly be in the budget and his attacks on middle class workers with SB5, it seems obvious that Kasich’s enemy is Ohio’s working and middle class citizens.
The enemy, it seems, is you.