National Politics - 2016

Mark Sanford To Campaign With John Kasich

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…


|| 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.

Bottom line?

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.


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tobago July 24, 2015 at 9:41 am

Does it for me! I like Kasich; but, with Sanford (adulterer, liar and chief) I will not support or vote for him!
These people had better check the reputations and backgrounds of the people they choose to campaign with:

Mark Sanford..liar, shirker, adulterer

Richard Eckstrom..liar, shirker, incompetent, adulterer

Bob Peeler.liar, shirker, adulterer, closely tied with Lexington Crime Gambling Ring

Ken Ard..Ethics violator

Thomas Ravenel..liar, cheater, criminal

Bobby Harrel..liar, criminal, ethics violator

flip July 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

You voted for Obama 2x and he runs with Rev.Wright,Iran,Castro and ISIS? WTF?

tobago July 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

I cannot stand Obama! never voted for the “Socialist Kenyan” as others refer to him. I consider him a lying,Communist, Muslim Kenyan.
Can’t stand Hillary, Sanders, Omalley, or Chaffee either.
I’m a Republican sick and tired of these sanctimonious, hypocritical slugs who damage the Republican Party either!

Agree July 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Joe, You and Roxanne had better be paying attention!

Hot Air Balloon July 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Lol. I didn’t know Muslins ate bacon. You’re a bigger idiot than Flip/Tango.

Hot Air Balloon July 24, 2015 at 11:16 am

Well, he sure as fuck wasn’t going to vote for McCain/Palin.

tobago July 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

I sure as Hell was not voting for Obummer and B-lie-den!
I’ve gained much dislike for McCain and his lack of support and help for Veterans also.
But, O and B have been an unmitigated disaster!

BarbaraHMurphy July 25, 2015 at 1:19 am Reply
DoubleGOP Gum July 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

Double the fail, double the dumb.

flip July 24, 2015 at 10:06 am

There is a reason the public sector unions in Ohio (teachers,firemen and police unions) don’t like Kasich…the days of working 20 years and retiring at 42 and receiving taxpayer funded pensions and insurance for 50 years are over in Ohio. 35 years and 65 and you can retire.
Only thing Kasich has done in Ohio that is a disaster is expanding Medicaid under SCOTUScare.No doctors,they aren’t taking the insurance rampant fraud.
Kasich and Sanford are God.Brilliant politicians and servants.

Manray9 July 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

I realize to many the facts are irrelevant but teachers in Ohio haven’t been eligible for full retirement at 20 years. Such statements are part of the GOP’s anti-labor propaganda. As it is now, and has been for some time, per the Columbus Dispatch: “Teachers can now retire at any age and get full benefits if they have worked for 30 years. But starting in 2015, the age and years-of-service requirements would gradually rise. By mid-2026, teachers couldn’t retire with full benefits until they are 60 years old and have worked 35 years.” Normal retirement age is 65, full pension at 30 years, and vesting in the pension starts at 5 years. You can look it up.

Manray9 July 24, 2015 at 11:03 am

I suppose in the warped world of Republican politics having a morally-bankrupt narcissist such as Sanford campaign with you is a plus?

Just Me July 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Only to the morally bankrupt narcissists. The rest of us are hoping to move the party in a different direction or just start something that makes more sense.

erneba July 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

To vote for anyone these days, you have to take a clothespin with you to the polls.

nitrat July 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm

What in the world can Kasich be thinking?!?

Wilbur J July 24, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Makes sense. They were 2 of the most important leaders on budget matters in the US House of Representatives during the 90s (when the budget was somewhat balanced).


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