Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) is once again revealing his liberal tendencies — by coming out in support of former President Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
While appearing on CBS This Morning, the former Republican presidential candidate came out in opposition to President Trump, accusing him of “putting kids, young people who are contributors, in jeopardy,” reports CBS Cleveland.
“This is not the America that we all love. This is a melting pot,” Kasich argued. “And, by the way, if the Dreamers want to go somewhere and live? Come to Ohio. We want all the immigrants to come to Ohio because we know how much they contribute to America.”
Whether or not the people of Ohio would be accepting of this influx remains to be seen. Ohio, the 7th most populous state, boasts a population of over 11 million people. Estimates place the number of potential DACA recipients at over 1.2 million. If you include former President Obama’s associated immigration overreach, as well as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) — which grants status to the parents of DACA recipients and illegal immigrants whose children were born in the United States — then the number of unlawful immigrants heading to Ohio would be over 5 million.
Currently, about 4,400 DACA recipients reside in Ohio. If Kasich had his way, and “all the immigrants” came to Ohio, it would increase the amount of DACA recipients in Ohio 250-fold. If you include those who would have been eligible for DAPA, then Ohio would be increasing their overall population by about 50 percent — overnight. This would not be sustainable for any state.
While Governor Kasich is siding with Former President Obama’s executive overreach, other Ohio Republicans are not convinced of the benefits that DACA brings to the table. “President Obama’s unconstitutional DACA program was one of the most egregious examples of his executive overreach,” explained US Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH), from Columbus. “The Trump administration’s decision to phase out DACA is good news for the rule of law.”
John Kasich showcased his liberal tendencies to the country when he attempted to compete in the latest Republican presidential competition. Kasich was the Republican favorite among liberals, and his campaign revealed a deep misunderstanding of Republican voters.
The New York Times endorsed Kasich, only to admit that their endorsement probably hurt the Ohio governor’s chances. Numerous readers of the left-leaning New York Times offered their support for Kasich. One explained that, “I have friends who say they’d never support any Republican, and then they come to John Kasich. They are self-described liberals or independents, and they have told me they’d consider voting for Kasich over Clinton if either got their nominations.”
John Kasich, even as a GOP presidential candidate, always leaned more to the center when it came to social issues; thinking much of the time with his heart instead of his head. Do you think Kasich’s rhetoric is based on emotion more than the law?
However, statements such as these reveal an inability to see things from the other side of the fence. If Republican voters wanted a candidate who was supported by Democrats and liberals, they would not be Republican voters.
During the Republican nomination contest, Kasich defended his moderate views. During an interview with Fox News, Kasich explained that he is still a Republican despite caring about people. Of course, this insinuates that the majority of Republicans, do not, in fact, care about people. Nonsense.