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I'm sorry, but I just have to get this off of my chest.

I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and am proud to have grown up here. Not so proud of Mr. whites only, John KKKasich, radical Republican. This is my take on the situation. The  governor of my great state of Ohio actually said these words, "I don't need your people", in public and with witnesses. Wow, it is only three weeks into his administration and Mr. Kasich is not making friends nor influencing people except for the bad. It should be clear where we all stand now, right?

Crap Kasich Says

  I don't need your people.

Wow, he actually said that out loud. Normally, the radical Republicans and their party usually hide their racism. They talk about opportunities and freedom but don't put it into action. Because they and their party believe in a different kind of conservation than I do,  to conserve the status quo. However, thanks to my friends at Plunderbund,  Mr. Kasich has been exposed again.

Thanks again to my friends at Plunderbund for breaking this story. My Ohio State Senator, Nina Turner offered to help Mr. Kasich to find qualified candidates of color for his administration. This was his reply.


 I don't need your people.

Wow, it is still January and we all know where we stand. And now comes the "he didn’t mean it; he meant (insert something lame here) non-apology apology....Thanks John for letting me know where we stand. This is a continuation of the complete and foolish arrogance that he displayed during his campaign and during his tenure as a Congressman. Wow, it has been three short weeks and when he should be increasing his political capital, he says this:

   I don't need your people.

From my friends at Plunderbund who have done a good job at keeping King John honest:

MLK day = St. Patrick’s day according to John Kasich

White’s only is okay with John Kasich

Even Keith Olbermann covered this story

My friend David at Buckeye State Blog has an opinion, also.

Of course it doesn’t help when Mr. Kasich has lots of cover from  the newspapers and TV "news", and especially our local paper the Cleveland Plain Dealer aka Cleveland Plainly Republican. One of their columnists, Mr. Phillip Morris just doesn’t get it. He gets it wrong also.

So this is not the way to win friends nor influence people unless it is in such a bad way that it leave people with a really bad taste in their mouth. This is the twenty first century not the mid- nineteenth century and before. It looks like Mr. Kasich needs to learn something about diversity. Let’s start with the definition:

DIVERSITY is a noun

  1. The state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.
  1. Variety; multiformity
  1. A point of difference

Antonyms: identicalness, sameness, similarity, uniformity

Synonyms: change, difference, variation, dissimilarity.

Why is diversity important especially in the workplace and public life?

Several benefits spring to mind. One is that you get a greater variety of solutions to a problem. Second, diverse backgrounds create diverse experiences (although we are all Americans) and therefore create different perspectives. I also think it is nice to look around and see variety since it makes life less boring and uniform. Diversity expands the talent pool.  Diversity forces us to get along. Some diversity also might give you the appearance of open mindedness; if you can’t be good at least look like you’re trying to be good. Looks like you are at least one radical Republican who is being honest in your effort to shrink the talent pool. A smaller pie creates fewer resources to fight over. More moldy crumbs for us leaving a smaller pie for the rich and privileged in their conquest of more riches and privilege. Congratulations to my State Senator, Ms. Nina Turner because she actually tried to help you. But because you were disrespectful towards her, she went onto the TV.

Hope this goes viral big time!

My State Senator, Nina Turner.

Looks like you have a problem sir, with arrogance and small minded thinking. Both  characteristics of a conservative mind. You sir, look like you don’t respect any one else unless they say "yes boss", not elected official nor do you respect her constituency. Whether you were dismissive of Democrats, or women, or black people, doesn’t matter since you are so very wrong on this.  I decided that it is about race because it looks like it it me. Your people don’t even deny it. You sir, ARE NOT a real Ohioan nor a real American. Why? Because you don’t have common respect or courtesy. I pay your salary. You work for me, not the other way around. I don’t like that my tax dollars pay for your extraneous personal and home security. We need a refund. My fellow Ohioans are going to be very sorry for four year. I was bemoaning the fact of you, but now, looks like I will have lots of entertainment thanks to you, sir. I hope you have asbestos underwear at the ready because the metaphorical flame throwers are already out and ain’t gonna stop. If you don’t respond to light, maybe some heat will do, eh King John? It is going to be a long four years.

Ed Schultz is my hero. Our our governor's bigotry has gotten to the national news,

KKKasich finally caved by making a Strickland interim appointment permanent. He made Ohio Department Jobs and Family Services’ Interim Director Michael Colbert, a full-fledged Director, and thus, Kasich’s first African-American Cabinet appointment. Sorry Mr. Colbert looks like you are a two-fer by being black and a Democrat, but we have to start somewhere.

Did he cave because of national exposure especially because of MLK Jr. day and Black history month? Or did he cave because someone on a Columbus radio station made fun of him? This is too funny!

Inquiring minds want to know.


Originally posted to J Brunner Fan on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:07 AM PST.

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    •  TPM had an article about this a week and (10+ / 0-)

      half ago,  There were plenty of racist remarks from commenters- blacks are lazy, greedy, cry racism when they don't get their way.

      Generally the ratio of negative comments vs the positive ones was 3-2.  Commenters even described what Ms Turner must have said to Kasich in her meeting with the governor even though they hadn't been in the room when the conversation occured.

      The best quote I read in the article was Kasich's spokesman who said Kasich had reached out to 2 blacks and each declined.  Wow, 2 whole qualified blacks in Ohio.

      Some commenters explained that Kasich meant liberals, progressives and Democrats, not blacks.

      Still it was encouraging that some of the commenters considered it unusual to have no blacks and just 5 women in the cabinet.  50 years ago, no one would have thought it to be a problem.

      HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

      by HylasBrook on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:45:44 AM PST

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      •  Right, that was the problem when KO brought it (2+ / 0-)
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        up. In the entire state, 2 black men who I assume are R's. This is why I waited because I knew there was more to the story. It was exacerbated by hiding the people who were applying for jobs from the MSM. It was exacerbated by his MLK Jr day proclmation for March 17. Nina Turner is my state senator and I was especially sensitive because of that. Kkkasich is arrogant and small minded. If you aren't one of his minions or one of "his kind of people" why would he even consider it? The talent pool is way bigger than the radical Republicans want to have people believe. If the talent pool consists of white men and maybe an occasional woman, then whites  will be all to be picked. Unusual in 2011, not in 1960's and before. Not ok then not ok now.

        Don't get me wrong, KKKasich appeals to the Alabama of the North Ohioans who were the ones who voter for him.

        Don't get me wrong, he and his rotten cabal are going to do a lot of damage. This may be a distraction but maybe not. Looks like many Ohioans don't like him and he is just getting started. Maybe more people will be paying attention, now.

        Racist radical Republican Governor Kasich- "I don't need your people".

        by J Brunner Fan on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:57:29 AM PST

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      •  Didn't he refuse (1+ / 0-)
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        to name these 2 supposed black prospects for his cabinet?

        _"George, when I want your opinion I'll give it to you!" -Dick Cheney 2002_

        by oopsaDaisy on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:42:02 AM PST

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      •  Actually, it was Kasich's spokesweasel (3+ / 0-)
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        who said that it wasn't about race but about partisan politics and that Kasich wanted people who "think like" him, which is scary. Especially with someone as rigid, mean-spirited and arrogant as Kasich, surrounding yourself with yes men is likely to lead to a bad result.

        It's true that two people turned him down and we now know who those people are — although in proof positive that she is nothing but window dressing, lieutenant governor Mary Taylor today said she didn't know their identities and believed they had to be kept secret to avoid problems with their current employers. One was published in state newspapers almost two weeks ago. And neither holds a job where they have to be concerned about their employers. One holds a public office, the other IS the boss.

        The is an administration filled with record duplicity, arrogance, and disregard for the common welfare.

        Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

        by anastasia p on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:52:22 AM PST

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        •  Plus, Ohio is stuck with him for 4 (0+ / 0-)

          ears - he can do a lot of damage in that time.

          HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

          by HylasBrook on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 02:43:32 PM PST

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        •  The LG usually is window dressing in Ohio, that (0+ / 0-)

          is why they usually get a second job like Development Director because the Lt. Gov. only has very minimal constitutional duties, standing in for the gov when he/she is out of state, and taking over if the gov is impeached/dies/disabled.

          I remember Voinovich did not fill the position for 2 or 3 years after one of his resigned, and Taft's ran the D of D, and Fisher ran the D of D.  That option is not open for Mary Taylor because Kasich is in process to outsource the D of D to a California political contributor/corporate raider.  Am I the only one who thinks Mark Kvamme has conflicts or interest, and that he is a carpet bagger, who doesn't live in Ohio, he never will live in Ohio, even while he holds the post, and he has no loyalty to Ohio, just John Kasich, to whom he has donated a lot of money to over a long period of time.

          If you want to know why I think Mr. Kvamme may have a conflict of interest, and that he is taking his job for a dollar (a quid) what is the quo pro?

          From the FEC Database:  Scroll down to Kvamme

          A litte more digging indicates that Mark Kvamme and his wife Patricia together have donated about $50,000 between them to John Kasich's federal campaigns, his New Century PAC and other Republican causes, including $10,000 to the Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee during last year's campaign.  Link.

          Since this was so easy for me to look this up, a non professional researcher who located this info as I was writing this post, why haven't our state newspapers of record looked into potential conflicts of interest in John Kasich appointee's.  I'm quite sure they will be easy to find.

          Here you have a carpet-bagging official, subject to senate confirmation, who has no loyalty to anyone other than Governor John Kasich being in the position to offer local and state tax reductions, infrastructure giveaways, and potentially to pick winners and losers in the capital markets.  Am I the only one who cares about this?

          Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

          by Ohiodem1 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 03:04:32 PM PST

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  •  I think this can all be explained (4+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, JanL, elwior, J Brunner Fan

    Ol' john is just a big south park fan.

  •  I'm pretty sure you can't get a job on Fox News.. (9+ / 0-)

    ...unless you're a bigot.

  •  He's claiming (4+ / 0-)
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    he meant Democrats, not brown people.

    Actually he probably meant he didn't need either one.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:31:31 AM PST

    •  Whatever. like I said, he could have meant (2+ / 0-)
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      Clevelanders, or women. The token woman Mary Taylor sure doesn't know what is going on either.

      He could have helped himself if he had opened the resumes that people submitted for "jobs". Since he just gave jobs to people who funded his campaign, why would that include any black people unless they are really rich or already in the system.

      I don't care what he meant. It matters what I believe he meant and how it looks to me. He works for me (maybe).

      Racist radical Republican Governor Kasich- "I don't need your people".

      by J Brunner Fan on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:35:22 AM PST

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  •  Ohio teacher here :) (8+ / 0-)

    KKKasich may be the best thing that has ever happened to the Ohio Democratic Party.  
    Of course, he also may be the worst thing that ever happened to the rest of this state.
    Elections DO have consequences, and I hope HE pays his like we all will pay unless someone stops his bus.
    Thanks for the laugh with the audio file. Sometimes we have to smile!  

    Think what you are doing today. -Fred Rogers

    by JanL on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:32:29 AM PST

    •  Yup, the best governor that Fixed news can (2+ / 0-)
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      buy and like I said, I have a flame thrower at the ready and hope his underwear is sturdy. If not light then lots of heat.

      thanks for stopping by.

      Racist radical Republican Governor Kasich- "I don't need your people".

      by J Brunner Fan on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:36:59 AM PST

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    •  I'm so sorry, he wants you all (teachers) (5+ / 0-)
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      Gooserock, JanL, elwior, Gemina13, HylasBrook

      to work for free since you are sooooooooooo overpaid.
      Completely ridiculous!

      Racist radical Republican Governor Kasich- "I don't need your people".

      by J Brunner Fan on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:39:46 AM PST

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      •  He Wants Them Paid By Their Husband Jesus (1+ / 0-)
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        because church not the state should be the educators.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:24:17 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, unlike his chief of staff, (3+ / 0-)
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        to whom he gave a $47,000 raise over Gov. Strickland's chief of state, after blustering about how overpaid all state workers were at the expense of the taxpayers. Well, as a taxpayer, I want his COS and all the other personal staff members he gave raises to to accept cuts instead – just like the rest of us. He could easily find a nice young communications grad who would be glad to be his spokesperson for half of $90,000 a year. And he could find a highly qualified chief of staff who would work for $100,000, instead of $170,000 (more than any elected official in the state except the Cuyahoga County executive, but don't get me started on that — and by the way THAT official has given back some of his salary in recognition of the hard times we're all going through. Thanks, Ed).

        Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

        by anastasia p on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:57:51 AM PST

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    •  If He Doesn't Wreck the Pensions First. Readers (4+ / 0-)
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      from outside Ohio probably don't know that we pay pension (teachers, workers) INSTEAD of Social Security so when they start grinding down the pensions we have literally nothing to fall back on.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:23:45 AM PST

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      •  So far, I'm down about $6k yrly (1+ / 0-)
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        My modest teacher pension has been cut from barely do-able to low-income housing time. There is no way I can save enough before I retire to make up this much of a difference.
        So, I'm as angry as I've ever been at a politician. However, Kasich is not going to last at this speed...I don't think most Ohioans think it's a great idea to bankrupt retired teachers, cops, firefighters. Time will tell.

        Think what you are doing today. -Fred Rogers

        by JanL on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:35:41 AM PST

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      •  I'm fully aware (1+ / 0-)
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        Just one of many reasons why it's so destructive and insulting. No teacher should be forced to give up a penny unless Kasich gives up HIS government-paid pension.

        Jennifer Brunner for Governor of Ohio 2014

        by anastasia p on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:58:40 AM PST

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        •  AP, Gooserock, JBrunnerfan (0+ / 0-)

          any thoughts about setting up a Kasich Watchdog group in DK4?

          Plunderbund and Buckeye State Blog are doing their best to keep his, and his administration's misdeeds and misgovernance in the spotlight, and I know the three of you care.

          Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

          by Ohiodem1 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 09:22:07 PM PST

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  •  Since the "appointed" guy had already been doing (2+ / 0-)
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    the job for months as acting head, Kasich would have had to explain why some other person, white or not, was more qualified for the position. He gets no credit for taking the path of least resistance.

    I don't dislike all conservatives... mainly just the ones that vote Republican.

    by OHdog on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 10:57:34 AM PST

  •  Thanks for stopping by I feel better nt (1+ / 0-)
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    Racist radical Republican Governor Kasich- "I don't need your people".

    by J Brunner Fan on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 11:17:20 AM PST

  •  Thanks nt (0+ / 0-)

    Happy Veterans Day!

    by a2nite on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 12:05:28 PM PST

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