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As I was leaving today’s JobsOhio hearing, I ran into several dozen protestors from SCLC marching around the Statehouse protesting the lack of diversity in John Kasich’s Administration. 

Meanwhile, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference in which they protested the lack of diversity in Kasich. (Source: Marc Kovac at Ohio Capitol Blog).

State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) talks about a recent caucus meeting with the Governor in which Senator Turner offered to assist Governor Kasich in finding quality candidates of color for his Administration, Governor Kasich replied:

“I don’t need your people.”—Gov. John Kasich

According to ONN’s Jim Heath, Governor Kasich’s office confirmed that Governor Kasich made the comment to Senator Turner, but insisted that he meant he was referring to Turner’s political party, not race.

Yeah, right.  This is the same guy who cited the fact that he’s married to a woman and has two daughters as his commitment to gender equality.

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  • Anastasjoy

    Oh reallllly? He says it’s about not needing anyone of her political party? Well, let us file that one away for the next time the media starts chastising Democrats for not being all “bipartisan” enough because they weren’t able to placate Republicans who would only accept 100 percent their way — or nothing.

    What gets me about his statement to Nina is the arrogance: HE doesn’t “need” “your people.” Well, personally, I don’t “need” any elected official who fails to understand that he wasn’t elected to serve his own needs, but to serve ours. The FAIL of his administration starts right there.

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  • http://twitter.com/MyFriendCamilo Camilo José Villa

    I know I should no longer be surprised at the hubris of King John, but somehow he still manages to get me.

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  • http://writeslikeshetalks.com Jillmz

    So much to say I can’t write. Seems to be a nagging state for me lately but on this, let me say that I’ve been referred to, by constituents in my city, as “your people” for being Jewish. It is an abhorrent phrase any time it is used to separate included and excluded. And having a person who speaks in such language be the governor of this state angers and appalls me. Frankly, I think we should ask him to give us back the tax dollars of all “your people” – since he’s 100% uninterested in listening to or considering how “your people” want their dollars spent.

  • guest

    He meant exactly what he said and there are witnesses. “Your people” means exactly we can exclude you. We are tax payers and I do not want my money to pay this evil man and his minions. I want my tax dollars back, rotten radical Republican idiot.

    (EXPLETIVE DELETED)

  • GLY

    Usually, Republicans are more subtle about their racism. Obviously, there is nothing subtle about King John. Here’s a guy who keeps saying he wants to work with everyone who’s willing to tackle the state’s problems. What he really means is that as long as you agree with him, then he has use for you. There is nothing subtle about King john. It’s cram it down your throat politics.

  • Frank Cesta

    I just watched a video of the PA House shouting spree and the democrat Rep. can be yelling “your people” many times……..I think it demonstrates a double standard.

  • Guest

    regardless of context, this just makes him look like a fool. Even if he didn’t mean it as a racist statement as Nichols is claiming, it certainly came across that way. You’d think a US governor would be better versed in public speaking and choice of words.

    Kasich is an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    Frank, I have no idea what “shouting spree” in Pennsylvania you are talking about (or I doubt anyone else here does) or what was being discussed. But unless the term was used in the same way and unless people here then start to defend the use of it, there is zero “hypocrisy.” “Hypocrisy” doesn’t mean “both sides do it.” It means “only one side gets called for it.” You haven’t shown us that has happened, so I you’re just playing sematic games.

  • Green Iris

    I highly doubt he will even bother. Being king means never having to say you are sorry. Because you aren’t.

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  • wesleymccants

    Some of the African Americans who want to become part of governor Kasich’s administration are socialists. And view the law not from a democratic, but from a socialist point-of-view. Their views of what is morally right for the citizenry will take away the rights of men according to the Bill of Rights. We don’t need people who want to kill the Bill of Rights. We don’t need laws taking away a man’s right to defend himself in his home or anywhere else. We don’t need laws which give kids the right to get away with murder. We need laws that will provide so that every citizen in Ohio has a chance to live a full and prosperous life without fear: period.  Or without political socialistic conceptualizations of fairness that de-emphasizes individuality and natural rights based on the ideology of Marxist Socialism. African American politics, traditionally southern, is matriarchal in nature, and poses a major threat to the theological directive of God, man, woman, and child, originally found in the Old Testament. 
    Wesley McCants

  • Anonymous

    Some of the European Americans who want to become part of governor Kasich’s administration are socialists. And view the law not from a democratic, but from a socialist point-of-view. Their views of what is morally right for the citizenry will take away the rights of men according to the Bill of Rights [i.e., the First Amendment]. We don’t need people who want to kill the Bill of Rights [i.e., the First Amendment]. We don’t need laws taking away a man’s right to defend himself in his home or anywhere else [due process, be damned; saves money on judges and juries]. We don’t need laws which give kids the right to get away with murder [yes, please strike those laws that permit children who are found guilty of murder to be let off scot-free]. We need laws that will provide so that every citizen in Ohio has a chance to live a full and prosperous life without fear: period [except public employees, or minorities, or children, or the indigent].  Or without political socialistic conceptualizations of fairness that de-emphasizes individuality and natural rights based on the ideology of Marxist Socialism [or Marxism, also called socialism, but we already asked to be without that so we thought that throwing the two together would sound important and impress or confuse you so you would be distracted by the fact that our subject-verb tense in the sentence didn't align because let's face it, any shred of involvement by laborers in the process threatens the power of the wealthy plantation owners]. 
    “African American politics, traditionally southern, is matriarchal in nature, and poses a major threat to the theological directive of God, man, woman, and child, originally found in the Old Testament.” [White, male, and . . . Jewish?]

    I might also remind you of two quick things, Wesley McCants.
    First, The Bill of Rights is distinctly American, not global, and protects the rights of both American men AND women.
    Second, the Establishment Clause, a key pronouncement of the First Amendment in your oft-referenced Bill of Rights, supports the separation of church and state.  Therefore, I rule your final sentence out of order.  Do not combine your Constitutional and your theological arguments when trying to argue a point about the rights of the American citizenry.

  • wesleymccants

    Karl Marx is considered the author of socialism, thus Marxist socialism. Here the word Marxist is an adjective.

    Ancient sacred texts such as the Old Testament, Qu’ran, Avestas, Upanishads, etc, are foundational. Were it not for these fundamental theological precepts, a secular Constitution, any secular Constitution might not exist today for a society in the practice of socialization. Not to mention, Buddhism in India, Confucianism in China, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism in Iran, Judaism in Israel, Islam in the Middle East, etc.

    The term European means English settlers who came to the North American Continent to escape religious persecution, among other reasons, in the fifteenth century; thus I call them what the are and their offspring: European Americans and not Native Americans. This characterization of whites in America has nothing at all to do with globalization.

    I was born in the U.S. before the start of the Civil Rights Movement, church and state were not so separate when I went to school. In public school in the 1950s and 1960s we often said the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’; the change only came about in the 1970s, lobbied by atheists and agnostics. Furthermore I mix up what the hell I please, so long as I know the differences. Or have you ever heard of syncretism?

    The Seventh Man.

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