Why We Ask: Our mission and operations are funded 100% by conservatives like you. Please help us continue to extend Liberty to the next generation and support the 2021 Year-End Campaign today.

Jordan Candler / March 21, 2016

Kasich: Hey, Maybe We Should Consider Garland

Oh boy…

It’s no secret solid conservatism isn’t part of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s DNA. He demonstrated why on CBS’s “Face the Nation” while on the topic of Merrick Garland, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge recently nominated by Barack Obama to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. When asked, “As someone who’s talked about unity, would you take a look at Mr. Garland if you were elected president?” Kasich suggested that maybe Garland isn’t such a bad pick after all: “Well, he received, you know, overwhelming support — I think even from Senator Hatch — so of course we’d think about it. The way we’d do it … is we look at a person’s record. I want a conservative who’s not going to make the law, but interpret the law. And somebody of high standing. I don’t care about their peccadilloes from 30 years ago.”

Pay particular attention to the last part and let’s take a five-second crash course. As SCOTUSblog reminds us, “Garland … voted in favor of en banc review of the D.C. Circuit’s decision invalidating the D.C. handgun ban, which the Supreme Court subsequently affirmed.” Hot Air observes, “This is either a sign of significant weakness regarding gun rights on Kasich’s part or a demonstration of absolute clueless behavior.” Kasich also appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” where he said Republicans “should be thanking me for staying in [the presidential race], because if Trump had won Ohio, it’d be over!” Perhaps he’s equally clueless when it comes to the GOP field rankings, but Ohio is Kasich’s only victory so far, and he sits at a distant third place behind Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in delegates and is mathematically eliminated from winning the nomination outright. He also garnered just enough votes to keep Cruz from winning several states (like Missouri and North Carolina). Besides playing spoiler, his latest comments give conservatives another reason to send him packing.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.