John Kasich Won’t Bite When Tapper Asks Him if Trump’s Racist: ‘I’m Not a Name-Caller’

After opening his show this afternoon by tearing into President Donald Trump’s description of African nations as “shithole countries,” CNN’s Jake Tapper brought on Ohio Governor John Kasich to discuss the president’s remarks and immigration in general. At one point, Tapper told Kasich that he knew the former presidential candidate wanted to move forward and talk about DACA and the DREAMers, but he wanted to know if Kasich found Trump comments racist.
“I know you’re reluctant to label the president racist, but this is a president who suggested the first African-American president was born in Africa, he was sued by the Justice Department during the Nixon years for discriminatory housing practices against blacks in New York, he suggested they bring back the death penalty for the central park five, black and Latino teenagers falsely accused of rape. This is the president who said there we, quote, very fine people on Continue reading "John Kasich Won’t Bite When Tapper Asks Him if Trump’s Racist: ‘I’m Not a Name-Caller’"

John Kasich Reportedly Running for President Again

Son of a mailman, lover of a good slice, and governor of Ohio John Kasich is reportedly looking to make another run at the White House. In his last foray into presidential politics, Kasich was one of the last Republicans standing in the 2016 primary, but he still received just 161 delegate votes — which left him in fourth place behind Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump. According to New York magazine, the GOP governor kept on a few of his 2016 campaign staffers to look into the 2020 race. It is unclear if he will run as a Republican again or switch to independent, as both options are being considered. “One year after his failed run at president, John Kasich is plotting his path to another, his third, for 2020,” reported the outlet. However, during a Fox News appearance today, Kasich claimed he had no Continue reading "John Kasich Reportedly Running for President Again"

Kasich: Trump’s Tweets ‘One of the Few Things’ That’s Brought Republicans and Democrats Together

Ohio Governor John Kasich reacted to President Trump‘s recent tweeting by saying it’s one of the few things that’s brought both parties together. In a preview clip of his ABC This Week interview, Kasich tells Martha Raddatz that Trump should stop the personal attacks on Twitter. The President’s tweets going after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough got him lots of criticism, including from Republicans, and Kasich said that this kind of thing is “one of the few things that I think has brought Republicans and Democrats together.” He said “the coarseness is not acceptable” and expressed his hope that Trump’s family will tell him to “knock it off.” The President has made it clear, however, that he doesn’t plan to stop:

John Kasich Has a Lot of Thoughts About Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Zayn

Maintaining knowledge of both politics and pop culture is imperative if you want to be well-rounded in this day and age. Just ask John Kasich. He schooled the hosts of ABC’s The View on some celebrity-related topics today. We won’t get too deep into it, but Taylor Swift maintains a pure image but is despised by a number of celebrities who have gotten close to her. Specifically, Kim Kardashian West has called her out for her fakery, but it’s her feud with Katy Perry that’s most noteworthy. It allegedly started when Perry took some of Swift’s background dancers mid-tour, then escalated when Swift released the song, “Bad Blood.” You may remember it from its near-constant airplay about Continue reading "John Kasich Has a Lot of Thoughts About Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Zayn"

‘I’m Not There at This Point’: Sanders Isn’t Ready to Jump on the Trump Impeachment Wagon Yet

This evening, CNN scheduled a town hall debate between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich. Of course, when they scheduled the thing, the news cycle hadn’t been hit by the one-two punch of President Donald Trump’s classified info sharing with the Russians and the report that Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation of ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. So, obviously, the two former presidential candidates were asked the big question that has now bubbled up to the surface — is there sufficient grounds for impeachment? “I don’t think we’re there,” Kasich answered. “I don’t think we know exactly what happened. The Russian investigation is very, very important.” And Sanders pretty much agreed with his conservative stagemate. While acknowledging that there a lot of questions surrounding Russian interference in the election, he doesn’t think it has risen to impeachment just yet. “John Continue reading "‘I’m Not There at This Point’: Sanders Isn’t Ready to Jump on the Trump Impeachment Wagon Yet"

CNN’s Dana Bash to Kasich: Was Your Party ‘Selling a Lie’ on Health Care?

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Governor John Kasich this morning if the Republicans have been “selling a lie” on health care. She posed this question after showing video of her pressing Paul Ryan Friday on how after taking control of Congress and the White House––partly on promises to repeal and replace Obamacare––that they couldn’t do it. Kasich lamented the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, saying that the GOP should have reached across the aisle and worked with the Democrats from the start. When Bash said that right now Democrats “are determined not to work with Republicans,” Kasich said “that’s pathetic” and warned that it’ll be the American people who end up “pay[ing] the price for politics.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Kasich: ‘The Political Parties Are Disintegrating Before Our Very Eyes’

As Governor John Kasich spoke with Chuck Todd this morning about health care reform, Kasich took a moment to lament Washington partisanship.

He said, “I believe the political parties are disintegrating before our very eyes. I think more and more people across this country see no purpose for political parties… There are more and more independents because of the squabbling.”

He said the health care focus on “who gains politically” is way too short-sighted and warned that people can’t risk “losing the soul of our country because we play politics and we forget people who are in need.”

Tdodd asked, “If you were just a citizen and not an elected official, would you be a member of the Republican Party right now?”

He affirmed that he’s still a conservative Republican, but also said, “You have to put people first.. You have to Continue reading "Kasich: ‘The Political Parties Are Disintegrating Before Our Very Eyes’"