RINO = Republican In Name Only
When Republicans un-apologetically embrace conservatism with the time-proven Reagan-Bush Sr. approach, they win by landslides. It happens every time. When they “reach across the aisle” and vote like Democrats on issue-after-issue with the failed Dole-McCain-Romney approach, our right-of-center electorate doesn’t show up and they always lose.
The following is a list of John Kasich’s liberal RINO policy positions and red flags from his background:
-In May of this year, he continued defending his illegal expansion of Medicaid under Obama’s trillion-dollar health care takeover (after promising to block its implementation), and is on the record hysterically smearing anyone who wants to reform the left’s Constitution-shredding nanny state dependency programs as conducting “a war on the poor.” To this day, he makes no apologies for lying about what he stands for, stabbing Ohioans in the back, and bypassing the legislature to force Obamacare on an unwilling state.
-In July of this year, he called for “comprehensive immigration reform,” stated that he was open to supporting Obama’s immigration policies, and has endorsed a “pathway to citizenship” for illegal immigrants.
-In November of 2014, he argued that illegally nationalizing all the power in this country away from the individual and into the hands of the few in Washington (this time, by expanding Medicaid under Obamacare) is okay because the Bible teaches us to “help somebody” (by confiscating other people’s money to fund perpetual poverty). Like all liberals, Kasich is utterly incapable of distinguishing personal charity from nanny state enslavement at gunpoint.
He rationalizes this liberty-killing betrayal of the Constitution by arguing that when you die, “St. Peter [is] probably not gonna ask you much about what you did about keeping government small, but he’s going to ask you what you did for the poor.” Never mind the fact that nothing in the history of mankind has done more to lift people out of poverty than capitalism and free markets (i.e., ‘keeping government small’).
-In May of 2012, he endorsed the left’s scaremongering environmental war on science.
-In January of this year, he again enthusiastically supported Common Core, and continued smearing anyone who objects as peddling “hysteria.”
-In June of this year, he responded to the Supreme Court’s blatantly illegal invention of federal marriage rights for homosexuals (at the expense of actual constitutional rights like state sovereignty and free religious exercise) by instantly surrendering on the issue and stating that it was “time to move on.”
-In May of 1999, he endorsed Affirmative Action (racist preferential treatment for minorities at everyone else’s expense) in workplace recruitment.
-In September of 1994, he supported the line-item veto (which would re-arrange all the deal-making and corruption in Washington into the hands of one person—the president).
-In May of 1999, he openly endorsed more federal funding/involvement in local education matters.
-In July of 2000, he voted to give $156 million to the International Monetary Fund for Third World debt reduction.
-In September of 1994, he endorsed using the federal tax code to reinforce family values in society (either you stand for limited government under the Constitution or you don’t).
(He was born in Pennsylvania, as were both his parents. Click here for the definition of ‘natural-born citizen.’)