John Kasich: Clueless and Desperate in Ohio
Governor John Kasich is campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, but he is not doing well. In every GOP poll, Kasich is at 1 or 2 percent, which puts him in ninth or tenth place, so he is desperate. His poll numbers are causing him, his super PACs, and consultants to do and say ridiculous things in an attempt to salvage his campaign, a campaign that does not resonate with anyone who is not a progressive.
Kasich is more than just your stereotypical RINO in that he is a progressive like Barack Hussein Obama. He has willingly and lovingly accepted the Obama administration’s big government, progressive policies in exchange for billions of your federal tax dollars. He expanded Medicaid under Obamacare. He signed up Ohio for Common Core. He favors amnesty for anybody and everybody. Kasich is an unprincipled politician whose sole focus is defending the Republican establishment and the rest of the Washington cartel, which is why he hates outsiders like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz (the outsider on the inside).
Kasich is getting very nervous because Trump is not fading in the polls. Trump’s insurgency campaign agitates Kasich so much; he has resorted to a tactic straight out of the Democrats’ playbook, demonize your opponent(s) by making outlandish statements. A Kasich super PAC recently released an ad comparing Trump to Hitler (video below). The ad is a Hail Mary designed to benefit the Kasich campaign and the Republican establishment. Trump is a threat to the Republican establishment and the entire crony political system, so anything goes when it comes to protecting the status quo.
Kasich is not only desperate; he is clueless. Recently, during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, he was asked about the possibility of Trump winning the GOP nomination, and he responded by saying he doesn’t believe the polls. “I don’t necessarily believe what I see because it’s not a poll of likely voters,” Kasich said. He also stated that he’s not convinced that the majority of voters who are Trump supporters will vote for him. Why? Kasich thinks Trump will fade because ultimately voters will look for “somebody who has the experience.” Experience in what? Kasich thinks that Trump’s supporters will eventually wake up and realize that they need to support a career politician who has experience in crony capitalism, creating budget deficits, accumulating debt, Hispandering, drafting progressive policies, government tyranny, tax dollar giveaways, and growing the size of government.
Kasich is hoping against hope that Trump is going to fade and eventually go away, but Trump’s political death has been predicted by the “experts” for six months, but he is still alive. Kasich’s statements regarding Trump show that he underestimates the anger of the American people. He doesn’t have a clue that the greater majority of Republican voters feel they are no longer a part of the America created by career politicians like himself.
In a recent survey conducted by Reuters/Ispos some shocking numbers emerged regarding results to questions that contradict Kasich’s delusional thoughts regarding Trump’s imminent demise. The results show that the greater majority of Americans “don’t identify with what America has become.” A staggering 72 percent of Republicans don’t identify with what America has become, but the disconnect is not mutually exclusive to Republicans. Fifty-eight percent of independents and a surprising 45 percent of Democrats cannot identify with today’s progressive America. Another result of the survey is that 62 percent of Republicans “feel like a stranger in their country.” Kasich probably wouldn’t believe the results of the survey, but it would serve him and the establishment well to heed the warning signs.
Trump has tapped into a strong, visceral feeling shared by millions of Americans. Kasich and the establishment will continue to attack Trump, but they are only going to alienate the establishment from a growing bloc of voters who are fed up with the status quo.