Ohio governor has a long history of blowing his top and acting downright rude…
(Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) On a preview call of the “Freedom in the World” report, produced annually by watchdog group Freedom House, Ohio Governor John Kasich told media that President Trump should remain quiet when it comes to the media or the judiciary.
“Sometimes when you’re frustrated, it’s best just to sit on your hands and keep your mouth shut,” said Kasich, according to Cincinnati.com.
Kasich hypocritically doubled down on his stab at the President on Twitter:
It’s time for Republicans to stand up against the president’s absurd and derogatory remarks. We can’t afford to lose the soul of our Party. #CountryOverParty
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) January 13, 2018
The losing 2016 presidential candidate isn’t good at taking his own advice.
In his book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” Kasich complained that Donald Trump’s rise was the fault of multiple people and groups – including the media.
And Kasich has a long history of blowing his top and acting downright rude.
He once told a colleague, who called to announce he was running for office, “How stupid are you?”
As Governor, Kasich attacked law enforcement at a public event and repeatedly called an officer who once pulled him over an “idiot.”
Then there was the time he caused a scene at Blockbuster Video, after being offended by an employee’s recommendation of the movie “Fargo.”
Kasich hammered the store manager to label movies with violent content because, as he wrote in his 2006 book, Kasich was a “fairly prominent local customer.”
The Buckeye State’s top executive has also scolded donors in public, which caused boycotts and walk-outs on his campaign by other GOP donors.
At a 2014 event sponsored by Charles and David Koch, Kasich attacked the wife of Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick.
Mrs. Kendrick had the nerve to ask Kasich about his expansion of Medicaid.
“I don’t know about you, lady, but when I get to the pearly gates, I’m going to have an answer for what I’ve done for the poor,” snapped Kasich.
On top of his rudeness and temper, Kasich has a thin skin and can’t stand being criticized. In 2015, president of conservative research group Opportunity Ohio Matt Mayer said in an interview, “When you criticize Kasich, you’re sort of dead to him.”
“I don’t believe that insults and personal attacks are the way to do politics,” said Kasich in a March 2016 interview on FOX news.
“I don’t like that. I’m not going to do that. I’d rather lose than put myself into a position of where I am insulting people personally,” Kasich said.
When the hot-tempered Senator John McCain says you have a “hair-trigger temper,” then perhaps Kasich needs to take the advice he’s giving the president.