National Politics - 2016

John Kasich Launches New Ads In South Carolina

ESTABLISHMENT “REPUBLICAN” LOOKS TO CLIMB INTO “FIRST IN THE SOUTH” CONVERSATION “Medicaid Jesus” is rising … on the Palmetto State airwaves. Ohio governor John Kasich – one of three fiscally liberal establishment “Republicans” battling it out for the support of the status quo wing of the GOP – has launched…

ESTABLISHMENT “REPUBLICAN” LOOKS TO CLIMB INTO “FIRST IN THE SOUTH” CONVERSATION

Medicaid Jesus” is rising … on the Palmetto State airwaves.

Ohio governor John Kasich – one of three fiscally liberal establishment “Republicans” battling it out for the support of the status quo wing of the GOP – has launched a pair of new television ads in South Carolina looking to capitalize on his surprise second-place finish in New Hampshire.

Kasich’s spots – entitled “Healing” and “100 Days” – aim to introduce him to “First in the South” voters and give them some sense of what he intends to do if elected president.

Here’s the first spot …

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And here’s the second …

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Kasich’s campaign didn’t say how much money it was spending on the two spots, but our guess is it’s not going to matter all that much.  He’s simply not in contention in South Carolina, and in the unlikely event he were to ever gain any traction here there’s plenty his more conservative rivals could hold over his head.

Like this … or this.

Shame, too …

Three decades ago, Kasich was the sort of “Republican” candidate we could have enthusiastically supported – a guy whose commitment to the ideals of limited government, free markets and individual liberty seemed unassailable.   Unfortunately, over the years he has become just another GOP sellout.

Along with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and former Sunshine State governor Jeb Bush, Kasich is competing for the support of centrist “Republican” voters.  Meanwhile national/ “First in the South” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas are battling it out for the backing of the more conservative wing of the party.

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22 comments

Ohioans Among Us February 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

A person from Ohio trying to come to SC and convince people that he knows whats best for them. Color me surprised

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Flip February 12, 2016 at 10:02 am

Reminds me of a certain racist Ohioan who frequently attacks commenters on this site.

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Rocky Verdad February 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

If he’s truly from Ohio.

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Always near the bottom February 12, 2016 at 10:47 am

Somebody needs to help SC, you certainly don’t know what’s best for you.

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Flip February 12, 2016 at 11:01 am

Better off than Ohio if you guys keep moving down here!

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Tazmaniac February 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

I love carpet bagging jackasses from (insert screwed up northern state here) that try to convince themselves they are coming South to help “fix” the problems here instead of facing the reality that they are fleeing the shithole that they created.

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Rocky Verdad February 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

Steady there Taz – they’re only escaping the winter – which they didn’t create.

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Tazmaniac February 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

Couldn’t have said that at a funnier moment. Snowing outside my office right now.

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Rocky Verdad February 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Well, they come down here a lot, some to MB. Mainly Kiawah to HH.

Bible Thumper February 12, 2016 at 11:41 am

Yeah! You’re right about Trump.

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Rocky Verdad February 12, 2016 at 11:36 am

It would be important to point out that Kasich’s home state played an important role in the life of South Carolina. Many regiments destroyed everything they could find from Savannah to Charleston, and then up to Camden. Go Ohio, conferate butt kickers.

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Flip February 12, 2016 at 10:03 am

Kasich did the right thing by going with the Medicaid expansion, I just wish he would do the right thing and improve upon what Obama has laid down so far. Unfortunately he isn’t, so Bernie is who I will support, but I will acknowledge Kasich’s heart in this matter.

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Superfly February 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

I attended a Rubio event in Greenville yesterday. Stating he’s competing for “centrist Republican” votes, is insane. Maybe he’s not the best guy for the GOP to nominate, I don’t know. But his platform and message is definitely right-wing conservative. It may not be Libertarian, and If you prefer that, get out of the GOP and participate in your own party’s primary. Libertarians participating in the GOP Primary process are the RINO’s, as are the Trumpistas, who are responding to their love of authoritarian strong-men (purported in this case) who sell cult of personality. That’s a song, not a political ideology.

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Flip February 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

Rubio could be our first robot president you know.

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nitrat February 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

The GOP – the Party of Lincoln – is gutless to stand up to Libertarians, fundamentalist Christians and rest of the freaks they have taken into their fold.
It is a shame to see a major political party with a rich history go down the tubes because it’s been taken over by the propaganda hucksters on TV, radio and the internet and the political ‘consultants’.
On the other hand, the party put the propagandists in place, so it’s a case of tail wagging dog and karma is a bitch.

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James February 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

You are a mindless arrogant prick.

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vicupstate February 12, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Eisenhower, Ford and even Reagan would be ashamed of what the RWNJs have done to the GOP. Nixon wouldn’t because he implemented the Southern Strategy.

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Tazmaniac February 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

Play the 100 day video with the CC turned on. OMG, someone needs to tell his campaign.

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Flip February 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

“fuck old john Kasich” LMAO!!! Great catch! And then immediately after he approves the message!

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Tazmaniac February 12, 2016 at 11:01 am

Funny and sleezy all rolled together.

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RogueElephant February 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

A has been that never was. Whoopteee. Stay in the race to dilute the mushy middle moderate vote so Trump can win going away.

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