“You got a lot of Guts Kasich!!! Your the Freakin ‘CRY BABY’ WHO COULDN’T EVEN COME TO HIS OWN PARTY’S NATIONAL CONVENTION HELD IN HIS OWN STATE. AND..COULD NOT SUPPORT TRUMP. YOU GROW UP YOU PATHETIC CRY BABY! GET OFF AIRWAYS YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SPEAK ABOUT GROWING UP… WHAT A NITWIT. DON’T CARE YO HEAR YOU SPEAK…CRY BABY.”
As strange as this may sound, this otherwise on-target tirade at Ohio’s term-limited, lame-duck governor John Kasich was not written by one of Plunderbund’s excellent reporter-contributors. Instead it from a commenter on the Columbus Dispatch website named PJMcCaleb.
Another commenter, Ralph Humphrey, also chimed in on the Columbus newspaper’s comments section about an article detailing John Kasich’s yelling spiel segment on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning.
“Hey, dumb@ss Kasich…. Those “extremes” saved your Medicaid expansion from going bye-bye… You owe the Freedom Caucus a big Thank You for not being a glass jawed bunch of wussy RINO’s like you and the rest of the ladies in DC like McCain and company!!”
Again, and for the record, this sidewinder missile was not shot from any Plunderbund launching pad.
William Grant was also sufficiently motivated enough after watching basic Kasich on CNN today to add his two cents to what Kasich yelled at show host Dana Bash.
“It is long past time to stop talking about repealing Obama Care. Unless a politician list the specific part that is under serious trouble and the remedial legislation he is proposing don’t mention the interview.”
Making points Ms. Bash failed to make when she had Ohio’s petulant governor on her show, commenter Gerry Leeseberg added more detail to Mr. Grant’s contribution today.
“Well put. The fundamental problem is, as long as “increased profits” and “reduced taxes” are part of the equation, reforming health care coverage is pure fantasy. Central government exists to serve the commonweal; it does so by taxation, and providing and regulating essential government services, such as roads and utilities. Until we come to grasp with the concept of universal health care coverage, nothing will happen. There is a reason Republicans, from Eisenhower and Reagan forward, have preached the need for health care reform but nothing has ever been proposed. It requires a redistribution of wealth, i.e., tax increases, and limits on the profits of health insurance companies. I suggest you call your personal lobbyist and ask them make a $200,000 donation to several D.C. politicians so we can gain “access” to them and make this happen.”
There’s no doubt that some Plunderbund readers may want to thank those who dared post comments about what Mr. Kasich said on TV today at one media source that’s been uber-friendly to the governor, who is out hawking his new book on what he learned from losing in last year’s race for president. What Mr. Kasich learned is that he could only win the hearts and minds of one state, Ohio, while losing 49 others. His claim of being the “adult in the room” last year has often been repeated, but every day he shows how much of a juvenile he is, even after serving 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and six years as a state governor.
In addition to crowing about how he helped shut down government during the Clinton Administration, as if that was a good thing, he said on State of the Union this morning that he’ll be in Washington D.C. for meetings on Monday with “constructive members” of Congress as Republicans seek to overcome resistance by conservatives and moderates to fixing Obamacare.”
“You cannot have major changes in major programs affecting things like health care without including Democrats from the very beginning,” Mr. Kasich said, knowing he would not be asked to give examples of how he’s included Democrats back home in Ohio on anything he’s done.
Let’s see whether those he considers “constructive” include any DC Democrats. The great reformer and self-righteous uniter, who’s in a tub of hot water in Ohio with his final biennial budget that doubles down on his past shortcomings, has yet to meet with all those Democrats he says are needed to pass big bills.
Will he meet with Ohio’s senior senator Sherrod Brown, who’s fighting to save Obamacare? Will he meet with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who says he’s introducing a bill soon to expand Medicare to those as young as age 55?
Will he meet with Senate Minority Caucus Leader Chuck Schumer, who can herd his political tigers to back a bill that makes sense in a system set up not to make sense to anyone but for-profit health insurers and others in the game to make money? Will he meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who like Sen. Schumer, can do a lot to bring her lions into line if the bill is good enough?
When Gov. Kasich can show himself to be Daniel in the lions den enough that he can be in a room in Washington with these kind of Democrats who don’t suffer fools gladly, or even in a room in Columbus with statehouse Democrats who he’s locked out of his administrative world for going on six years, then maybe, just maybe, his claims of being a uniter will carry more than the zero credibility they do now.
Until then, though, his claim of being the “adult in the room” is more jaded political ideologue speak from a showman who knows he can spew more malarkey, knowing national TV types like Ms. Bash will thank him for his contributions.
When he’s no longer governor, he said, “I don’t intend to go away, I hate to tell you. For those that want me to go away, I’m not going away.” We’ll see about that when the times comes, believe us.