Ohio's Gov. John Kasich isn't quite the most unpopular governor in the United States. He's number two right behind Florida's Gov. Rick Scott. So who better to sound off this week about how to get our country back on track in the Republicans's Weekly Address?
This is the same governor who, according to polling back in May, would lose a do-over election with his former opponent Ted Strickland by 26 points. And as TPM reported as well, he's another one of these Republican governors who for all of their bluster attacking federal spending, were also quietly accepting those dollars at the same time.
Now that Kasich's union busting law is going to be put up to a referendum this November, Kasich suddenly decided that he now wants to make a deal with the state's public employee unions. To their credit, it appears the unions have said, no thanks -- Kasich Opponents: Repeal Your Anti-Union Law — Then We’ll Talk.
And what are his "solutions" for getting our economy back on track? The same as we've seen from all of these Republicans. More tax cuts, deregulation, privatizing everything, and apparently what he didn't bother to mention during this weekly response, union busting.
Kasich also said Republicans should be willing to compromise with Democrats, but not compromise on their "principles." Which is generally Republican double-speak for we'll compromise after you give us everything we want, maybe. Or maybe you give us everything we want and we still obstruct for the sake of obstructing. Which is something they seem to be particularly good at now that we've got the scary Kenyan usurper in the White House that they'll never acknowledge had a right to be there in the first place.
Transcript via the LA Times below the fold.