There is a remnant of the GOP speaking out for practicality.

The arm of the party responsible for the win has a mandate within the party; and it’s agenda is plowing through to the horror of many democrats and the chagrin of that remnant of moderate republicans like John Kasich, current governor of Ohio and former presidential contender. In an Oped published in the New York Times the governor speaks in a tone difficult to find in Washington or used by the Trumptrain. No bluster, conspiracy theories, or scapegoating. His language is reminiscent of a time when facts were the tools used to create good policy that would benefit most Americans. If policies fail it should be because a better one prevails. That can only be achieved in civil discourse, through democracy, in what we can only hope we again obtain.

John Kasich said referring to the current debate over the repeal of Obamacare (with Ryancare or Trumpcare):


In 2010, one side of the political aisle in Congress, the Democrats, chose to “fix” health care unilaterally, without bipartisan support. The result was Obamacare, which has run up government spending while failing to drive down the cost of health care.

Now, with the political tables turned in Washington, the Republicans are starting down the same unilateral path, a course that can only further divide the nation. 

These words masterfully some up the dynamics of our current system and his interview on Meet the Press is even more refreshing; not that I am or was a supporter, but can definitely see the wisdom and truth in his approach.

How do we get more done?

Let’s be more civil.

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. -Abraham Lincoln