Well, so much for John Kasich for President.

Sure, the Obamacare/Medicaid expansion thing was and is horribly problematical. That was known. But then there’s this:

Kasich’s opening remarks, which were followed by a question-and-answer session, focused on his fiscal record as a congressman, where he chaired the House Budget Committee, and as governor of Ohio, where he has eliminated an $8 billion deficit without raising taxes. He also talked about the need for a renewed bipartisan spirit on both sides of the aisle, citing Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill, and Jack Kemp and Charlie Rangel, as models for contemporary lawmakers to emulate.

(Bolding mine.) Charlie Rangel?




  • midwestconservative says:

    Kasich’s Medicaid expansion is even worse if you consider he passed it via executive fiat. Ignoring the Legislature’s objections.

    He’s basically the GOP’s Obama.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Obviously a slip of the tongue. He surely must have meant Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, or John Conyers.

  • nicklevi86 says:

    And he was just in my state campaigning for the Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution. I doubt Conyers would be so collegial during that debate. Or give him, it, or Kemp the time of day for that matter.
    I seriously wonder if these guys miss being in the minority.

    • acat says:

      Well .. it *is* easier to be in the minority .. you can be as loud and boisterous and make all the promises you want, knowing you’ll never be held accountable…

  • acat says:

    Eh, he’s been off my list since he failed to exempt emergency responders unions from the revisions to Ohio collective bargaining.
    Walker understood – I think correctly, obviously – that getting the bureaucrat unions under control while leaving the sharp-end unions alone would get reforms passed, and .. since sharp-end unions are both smaller and more often pragmatic .. they’d be easier to tolerate in the future.
    This latest nonsense just confirms my previous opinion.

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