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John Kasich Sounds Like He's Over The Republican Party
BuzzFeed ^ | 04/28/2017 | Henry J. Gomez

Posted on 04/28/2017 7:50:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Ohio governor ran for the Republican nomination and lost. Now, in his new book and on the road, he's critical of the party and frequently noting the day will come when an independent could win the presidency. Is there space for Republicans like John Kasich in the party anymore?

Is John Kasich still a Republican?

The Ohio governor and mainstay of the party’s mainstream is out this week with a book that at times reads like an angry breakup letter.

“Oh yeah, I’m a Repub… ,” Kasich trailed off, conspicuously unable to finish the word in his rapid-fire stream of consciousness from the front seat of a big SUV barreling toward New Hampshire on Wednesday night. Kasich finished second in the state’s hugely important presidential primary last year. That was enough to make it one of the few high points of his campaign and, also conspicuously, one of the first book-signing stops on his national tour.

“I’m pro-environment, I’m pro-trade, I’m anti-debt, I’m pro-immigration, I’m pro-NATO,” Kasich continued. “And when I look at the party, I see it moving in a different direction. But I’ve always said I have the right to define what it means to be a Republican and a conservative.”

At a time when he clearly wants to remain a player on the national stage, Kasich is struggling with his political identity — and so is his party. If and where he fits in a GOP led by Donald Trump will say a great deal about the kind of Republicans who can succeed in it, and whether there’s still space for the open and internationalist values Kasich and other Republicans long have cherished.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anthonygonzalez; christinahagan; johnkasich; ohio; republicans
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1 posted on 04/28/2017 7:50:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Most of us have been over Kasich for awhile now.


2 posted on 04/28/2017 7:51:44 AM PDT by DarthVader ("These lying tyrants are about to get hit with a tsunami of destruction on their evil reign." Gaffer)
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To: SeekAndFind

Works for me. ‘Bye, John.


3 posted on 04/28/2017 7:52:37 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("If we cannot control our tempers, what has grace done for us?" Charles Spurgeon)
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To: SeekAndFind

This ahole needs to get out of GOP and get out of politics entirely. And into a mental asylum


4 posted on 04/28/2017 7:52:57 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Oh yeah, I’m a Repub… ,” Kasich trailed off, conspicuously unable to finish the word in his rapid-fire stream of consciousness from the front seat of a big SUV barreling toward New Hampshire on Wednesday night.

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Sounds like he breaks the speeding laws there like he does in Ohio.


5 posted on 04/28/2017 7:53:05 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 04/28/2017 7:54:14 AM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: SeekAndFind
Kasich is a worthless opportunist.And a very poor governor.Should make a good Democrat.
7 posted on 04/28/2017 7:55:12 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He needs his Haldol prescription renewed from the November elections.


8 posted on 04/28/2017 7:55:23 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, gee, John! You left the party many moons ago! Why not just join the DemocRAT party? You've been acting like a friggin' idiot, and democrat since you left Fox News. So all I have to say is:

Bye! Bye!

Don't let the door hitcha!

9 posted on 04/28/2017 7:56:08 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do we see periodic articles such as this, about identity crises within the GOP, but never hear such stories about Democrats???

The Democrats have moved markedly left in recent decades, but nobody in the media talks about that.

could JFK be nominated as a Democrat presidential candidate today??? Would a JFK fit into today’s Democrat party? That sort of question is never asked.

I have heard that Hubert Humphrey believed in strong family values, and decried the growth of the permanent welfare state, accompanied by growing numbers of out of wedlock births and single mothers. He was a strong liberal in his day, but would he fit into today’s Democrat party???


10 posted on 04/28/2017 7:56:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

“I’m pro-environment, I’m pro-trade, I’m anti-debt, I’m pro-immigration, I’m pro-NATO,” Kasich continued.

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So is Trump, but the difference is Trump wants to use his negotiating and business skills to purge the corruption out of those areas.

When Kasich says he’s pro-immigration, doesn’t anybody with sense read that as pro-illegal-immigration?


11 posted on 04/28/2017 7:56:20 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kasich ans PRyno are blood brothers.


12 posted on 04/28/2017 7:56:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard his father was a mailman.


13 posted on 04/28/2017 7:57:42 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: SeekAndFind
Is there space for Republicans like John Kasich in the party anymore? Is John Kasich still a Republican?

Kasich made his choice. He refused to endorse Trump for President despite signing a pledge to do so. He boycotted the GOP nominating convention despite it being held in Ohio. He did no campaigning for Trump. In sum, he did everything he could to defeat Trump.

Trump won Ohio by 1.5 million votes, i.e., 51.31% to 43.24%. Kasich is term limited. He has no future in the GOP. He cut himself out of the GOP. It is not a matter of the GOP finding a space for him and others like him, e.g., Jeb Bush.

14 posted on 04/28/2017 7:57:56 AM PDT by kabar
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No. John Kasick (K-sick) is NOT a Republican. At best, he’s a Republican in Name Only, aka RINO. Someone like Kasick could be welcome in the Republican party, but he’d have to learn to stick with the party majority versus siding with Democrats, aka McCain style.

The problem with these moderate/centrists is they think the conservatives should kowtow to them. Yet, conservatives are the largest faction in the GOP, and they deserve to control the GOP agenda. The moderate/centrists need to support conservatives when we have these in-party conflicts and the majority decides to support the conservative agenda.

Sadly, we cannot count on their votes, but they sure expect ours when it serves their interests. And that is why the Republican Party is falling apart. Democrats at least know enough to support their team no matter what.


15 posted on 04/28/2017 7:58:12 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

BUH BYE !


16 posted on 04/28/2017 7:58:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Fightin Whitey

RE: I heard his father was a mailman.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard it....


17 posted on 04/28/2017 7:58:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And you’re a Pro Idiot, Johnny Boy

Hey, given the way you’ve changed course the past few years, what have the Dims and NSA et al got on you anyway?

Transparency, John, transparency.


18 posted on 04/28/2017 7:58:57 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW! BOYCOTT Mexico nba NFL PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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“I’m pro-environment, I’m pro-trade, I’m anti-debt, I’m pro-immigration, I’m pro-NATO,” Kasich continued. “And when I look at the party, I see it moving in a different direction. But I’ve always said I have the right to define what it means to be a Republican and a conservative.”

LOL! *HE* has the right to define what it means to be a Republican and a conservative! *HIM!*!!!

And so far, he's said being a Republican and a conservative consists of:


19 posted on 04/28/2017 7:59:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The "news" networks and papers are bitter, dangerous enemies of the American people.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
I heard his father was a mailman.

There was THAT rumor! :)

20 posted on 04/28/2017 8:00:12 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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