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Sounding increasingly more like one of those whom we already have far too many of in Washington, that would be, of course, our spineless RINOs, Republican presidential contender John Kasich seems to be spending much more time listening to Mitch McConnell than to the American people as he recently warned GOP conservatives against demanding Planned Parenthood’s federal funding be eliminated from the must-pass temporary spending bill that would keep the government open.

You see, it was while on a recent campaign stop in New Hampshire that the Ohio Governor was heard echoing McConnell’s words, and then went on Fox News Sunday to argue how it is that Barry “Almighty” would surely veto any spending bill that transfers funds from Planned Parenthood to women’s healthcare facilities that do not perform abortions. Kasich warns that could make Republicans vulnerable if the government subsequently shuts down.  So I guess we continue to do nothing?

Kasich said, “I think there are other ways for Congress to try to deal with this.”  He then said, “And they need to be more creative in regard to Planned Parenthood. But when you shut the government down, people don’t like it. And you shouldn’t shut it down unless you have a great chance of success.”  Such is the mentality of this presidential hopeful, a man who obviously reflects the very same mentality that seems to be far too prevalent among the Republicans in Washington.

You may recall how it was that earlier in the month we heard McConnell put forth the rather idiotic argument of how the current Congress is ‘powerless’ to remove taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, which is under congressional investigation following the exposure of its gruesome practices of harvesting the body parts of aborted babies to sell on the open market.  These gutless, limp-wristed stooges are only powerless to the degree that they allow themselves to be.

This pathetic loser went on to say, “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood.”  You know, if this lying sack of shit thought things were going to be so impossible what was it, then, that behind all of the many grandiose promises made by him, and many other Republicans, in the lead up to the last election?

McConnell continued by saying, “The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent us from doing things.”  And he would go on to add, “They prevented us from doing any of the bills that appropriate money for the government, thereby forcing a negotiation when we go back in after Labor Day, which I’ll be engaged in with the administration and others to try to sort out how much we’re going to spend and where we’re going to spend it.”  He’s such a pathetic liar with no leadership skill.

But back to Kasich, it really came as no surprise to see how he was so quick to part company with conservatives in Congress over how far he would go to keep his commitment to traditional values that were once a mainstay of the Republican Party, preferring instead to choose paths that are more popular with voters while at the same time couching his submission to popularity in spiritual jargon.  He’s demonstrated time and again he’s nothing more than your standard politician

For example, in August Kasich said that while he is pro-life, he thinks conservatives “focus too much on just” abortion.  Similarly, during the first GOP debate, Kasich acquiesced to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, stating that while he himself believes in traditional marriage, he happily attended the gay marriage of a friend.  “The court has spoken, the court has ruled,” he said during an interview earlier this month.  So that’s it, we just roll over?  I don’t think so!

He also said, “I believe in traditional marriage, but the court has ruled. One other big issue here, we have a lot of young people who sit on the fence on an issue like this and they think about their belief in God.”  When someone says something like this I have to wonder, does he really believe in traditional marriage?  Does he possess the values that I’m looking for in a candidate for president and has he got the stomach to fight for those values?  When it comes to Kasich, I just don’t think so.

Kasich also opposed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to sign same-sex marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs.  He said, “Now, I respect the fact that this lady doesn’t agree but she’s also a government employee, she’s not running a church, I wouldn’t force this on a church.”  He added, “But in terms of her responsibility I think she has to comply. I don’t think – I don’t like the fact that she’s sitting in a jail, that’s absurd as well. But I think she should follow the law.”

And then people walk around scratching their heads wondering how it is that Trump has managed to get so far out in front.  I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know what to think about Trump.  But I do know that I’m none to thrilled with many of the other players who make up his competition.  I like Cruz, and I started out being a Rick Perry guy.  I’m still not to the point where I’m ready to say Trump is my guy, but I can tell you this, and with some level of certainty, I will never be a Kasich guy!

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