SELLOUTS GOTTA STICK TOGETHER …
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford will join Ohio governor John Kasich during the latter’s presidential campaign stop in Summerville, S.C. this week.
Kasich – who is betting his long shot 2016 bid on a strong showing in early-voting New Hampshire – is visiting the Palmetto State to discuss jobs.
Hmmmm. Wonder if any mainstream reporter will ask him about these jobs …
Anyway, Sanford is giving Kasich’s campaign – which is languishing in the 0-2 percent range across the country – a much-needed plug.
“Many people know John as a Governor and now a candidate for President, but I first got to know John when he was Chairman of the Budget Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Sanford said in a statement. “During (t)his time, we were able to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation.”
That’s true. During the mid-to-late-1990s, Kasich and Sanford were the genuine articles – emerging as budget-hawking, liberty-loving lawmakers who lent ideological legitimacy to the 1994 “Republican Revolution.”
In fact they both stood up to liberal U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich when he went native – aborting that revolution.
That’s what makes their descent into GOP establishmentarianism so disappointing.
Kasich and Sanford have become pure status quo “Republicans” – the embodiment of everything they once railed against. Plus they both incessantly invoke the divine in rationalizing their ideological betrayals.
In fact we referenced them thusly in this recent post …
… this website has made clear Kasich’s best days are behind him. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a real pro-freedom, pro-free market champion … but in recent years he’s become just another status quo Republican hack. Sort of like his onetime ideological ally, Mark Sanford – who is also keen on discussing his consultations with the Almighty.
We have zero use for either of these politicians: And if you’re a fiscally conservative supporter of individual liberty and laissez faire capitalism, neither should you.