SB5 Attack of the Clones

So, let’s just recap what we just saw in the last post about how Governor Kasich now suddenly wants to incorporate cloned provisions of SB 5 into the budget bill in order to frustrate a referendum.

Here’s the short version of what just happened:

Kasich in February: If legislature doesn’t give me want and pass SB 5 quickly, I’m going to push to incorporate the changes in SB 5 into the State budget.

GOP legislature:  Here, we’ve passed the bill just like you wanted.

Kasich yesterday:  Yeah, thanks.  On second thought, let’s incorporate SB 5 in the budget anyways.

We have a spoiled man-child for a Governor, folks.  There’s no other way to see it.  Even when he gets everything he wants and as quickly as he wants, he’ll still throw a fit if the voters dare to consider challenging his infinite wisdom.

  • So true.. but we knew this when he started insulting a cop in front of a huge group of government employees for a years old ticket. He’s nothing but a brat with a penchant for grudges.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, if anyone complains about me unethically cloning “Bill” like those who complained about the “Kill Bill” graphic, seriously, get over it. It’s just a cartoon image, man.

  • Beca117

    so, is there really anyway to stop this foolishness?

  • How unethical of you..

    Now you just need cross hairs on all 6 of them.

  • herc

    Anything short of recall? Probably not. I myself have been fearing that even if the unions are successful in getting SB 5 on the ballot and repealed, what’s stopping the GOP from just creating another bill, and another, and another? It will get tiring and they might eventually succeed. Unfortunately they get paid to spend their day drafting legislation that attacks the unions, most of those in unions have other day jobs they have to attend to and have to spend their off time fighting this, so they might lose steam a lot faster than the governor and legislators.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the “whack-a-mole” analogy. This SB5 referendum coming in November will probably kill the bill, but do they even have to make a single change in order to bring it back up before the Ohio Legislature again?

    Probably not. The only hope would be that, after a successful referndum, enough Senators would become gun-shy and not support the “new” bill. Perhaps wishful thinking, considering how in lockstep they all seem to be behind Kasich.

    Eventually you’re going to get a low-turnout election where the referendum fails. Kasich is clearly not in it for another term. He has nothing to lose, and nearly four more years with evidently nothing else to do.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the “whack-a-mole” analogy. This SB5 referendum coming in November will probably kill the bill, but do they even have to make a single change in order to bring it back up before the Ohio Legislature again?

    Probably not. The only hope would be that, after a successful referndum, enough Senators would become gun-shy and not support the “new” bill. Perhaps wishful thinking, considering how in lockstep they all seem to be behind Kasich.

    Eventually you’re going to get a low-turnout election where the referendum fails. Kasich is clearly not in it for another term. He has nothing to lose, and nearly four more years with evidently nothing else to do.

  • There just might be a gunshy Senator or two, because maybe they’ll take a look at Wisconsin and get cold feet. Kasich’s coattails are going to be about as long as Walker’s were for Prosser.

  • BuckeyeDi

    What effect does the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 have on any of this?

  • Robert & Vickie Damron

    I can remeber when Dennis jumped up and down when the rpubs shut the Govt. down lasat time. What a jerk.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, Steve. Kasich is quickly becoming an albatross for any but the most hardcore wingnuts — although we have plenty of those.

    I can’t imagine any legislator wanting to be caught in a photo with the man right now, handing campaign fodder to future opponents.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Ohio’s chief political export is Fine Whine.

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