Kasich meets President Obama, wants to help him pass Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal

Image result for kasich rinoOhio Gov. John Kasich today joined President Barack Obama's effort to push Congress to approve a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal that has appeared doomed for months. Kasich went so far as to meet with Obama at the White House, then address reporters there on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

In the grandiose building that Kasich not long ago hoped to occupy after the election, the governor pushed what he called the economic benefits of free trade, but he focused just as heavily on geopolitical and national security politics. China and Russia – repressive regimes that are not parties to the trade deal -- are trying to gain leverage in the Pacific, Kasich said.

A failure of the United States to come to trade terms with such nations as Vietnam could give China and Russia leverage and cast a shadow on the United States' ability to keep its commitments, Kasich said.

Complicated politics? You bet. And calculated, too.

Here's what's going on.

What are the politics?

Obama is a Democrat, Kasich a Republican. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opposes the 12-nation deal, commonly referred to as TPP. So does Democrat Hillary Clinton -- as do Ohio's two U.S. senators, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown.

But that's not all. Another critic is the man leading the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. He said less than a month ago that the next president can renegotiate the Pacific deal, signaling he has no intention of bringing it to a vote this year. Unless both McConnell and his House counterpart, Speaker Paul Ryan, put the deal before the current Congress, it is dead under the current administration.

Can't the next president pick it up and push it for a new Congress?

He or she could. But since neither Clinton nor Trump like the Trans Pacific Partnership, that's a gamble, and Kasich said it'd be best not to take that bet.

"I'd love to think it could happen next year," Kasich said. "(But) I'm not convinced it can happen after this year."

So what's Kasich want, besides a change of mind from opponents?

He is playing a part in Obama's strategy to get Congress to ratify the deal after the November election but before the current session of Congress expires at year's end. He said he believes a lot of the current opposition is political, and that certainly won't change before the election. But during a lame-duck session, political points aren't as important.

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We don't want him back. Send him to Cuba.

Another Democrat pretending to be a Republican. If the election goes the wrong way then we need to consider a third party.

Kasich.......................ANOTHER American traitor.  I'm sure he's trying to help manipulate the vote to get killary into the WH

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JOHN "KA-SUCK"........IS A TRAITOR AND A COMPLETE "POS" !!!!!!!!!

This statement kinda sums it up.....

Knew he was a snake all along.

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After all the damage he has done?   And he is proud of it!! Kneecap!!

Kasich - another one for Leavenworth.   Ohio needs to remove him.

Now I know what kind of man this is and it isn't pretty, no wonder he lost, the people fond out he is a sneak. What a bull shit artist and he has the people in Ohio fooled.  

   This is more reason to Vote Trump. 

His daddy was a mailman! I seriously doubt this guy could sort mail!

Kasich's help would be a total vote of ONE, if he could vote, but, of course, he cannot!

Kasich's views have been SOUNDLY denounced by voters!  What sad, dishonest, man lacking any integrity!

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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