Republican presidential contender John Kasich has split from other conservatives in his party on issues like immigration and same-sex marriage, but he's not denouncing the GOP's values just yet.
"I think I have right to define what the party is, Charlie," Kasich told "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose early Thursday. "Look, if I win, I have a right to define what the party is, and along the way I'm defining what it is."How gracious of the governor not to denounce our values...just yet.
- He's for illegal immigration with absolutely no consequences. (I've seen no statement or policy from him or attributed to him that would lead me to believe otherwise.)
- He's for allowing ISIS to operate in Syria (His policy is a no-fly zone that Russia is currently "violating" by CRUSHING ISIS in Syria.)
- He's pro-Common Core
- He's pro Obamacare (even though he claims he wants repeal, his actions tell a different story/ See: Medicaid expansion)
- He's opposed to cheap oil (See: Fracking taxes)
- He's a tyrant. When he doesn't get his way, he goes around the legislature and takes "executive" action (Sound familiar?)
My favorite bit is about the Trans-Pacific Partnership:
Kasich said that he believes "it's good for the U.S. not only in terms of economics but in terms of foreign policy. Trade can make a difference in strengthening us around the world."
He added that while he hasn't read the full details of the trade bill, he does support it.He doesn't need to read the bill to know that he likes it. Obama likes it and that's good enough for him.
Lastly, there's this:
When questioned about his differing stance on same-sex marriage, Kasich said, "Look, I believe in traditional marriage, but the court has ruled."The Court ruled on slavery, segregation and women's suffrage too..... Kasich doesn't really believe in traditional marriage or he'd recognize that the decision doesn't hold up to the values of his party and would insist that the party continue to fight.
Instead, he wants to "redefine" Republican values just as he has "redefined" conservatism in Ohio. How'd THAT work out for us?