Ohio’s happy warrior, Gov. John Kasich, has been even more reliable than your average Democrat when it comes to criticizing Donald Trump and the Republican Party in the first seven months of 2017. Not to be caught dead wearing a MAGA hat, Kasich is already giving many people the impression that he will make a bid to run against Trump in the 2020 primaries. Kasich, who was the last man standing in the 2016 race, is apparently confident that he can win over Republican voters who would rather have a president less inclined to drama than Trump. As such, his old super PAC is busy emailing the governor’s supporters to promote Kasich’s opinions on various national issues…and, naturally, to raise money for whatever campaigns may or may not lie ahead.
Kasich himself has taken a leave of absence from the governor’s mansion to go out on another cross-country tour to promote his new book, apparently not satisfied that he hit every single roadside diner in America the first time around. In the meantime, his supporters are reading up on his latest thoughts, courtesy of Kasich for America’s email blast.
“Gov. John Kasich has always supported repealing Obamacare,” reads the email, “but has also stated that it must be replaced with meaningful reforms that ensure we’re not leaving our most vulnerable citizens behind.”
Yes, that’s exactly the kind of sentiment that caused the Obamacare repeal effort to fail in Washington. It’s the, “Well, gee, I know we’ve been saying we’ve got to throw Obamacare in the dumpster…but wow, now that we actually have the chance…you know, gosh darn it, there’s a lot of good stuff in there, huh? We’d sure hate to throw it ALL away…” stance that has turned the Republican Party into a national laughingstock at a time when they should be DOMINATING D.C.
Look, we’re sure that John Kasich is a great guy and a fine, upstanding Republican governor. But like many others in the party, he doesn’t understand that we’re past the point of friendly bipartisanship. The Democrats DO NOT WANT to compromise with conservatives. Not in any way, shape, or form. Their party has been dragged so far to the left that their policies bear little resemblance to anything that should EVER be tied to the United States of America. We’re not sure how Kasich and others have missed what’s right in front of their face, but they have. That’s why he lost, and that’s why – if he dares to challenge Trump in 2020 – he’ll lose again.