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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Even if it did get passed with this Senate, TRUMP! would undo it. And kasich is one more snake traitor.

IF WE ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS TO OPERATE OUTSIDE OUR LAWS THEN BEFORE WE KNOW IT AMERICA WILL ONLY HAVE OPPRESSIVE LAWS FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR FROM TYRANNICAL DICTATORS... !!! OH THAT IS AMERICA TODAY WHEN POLITICIANS SELL THEIR SOULS TO THOSE WHO REPRESENT EVIL AND IN THE PROCESS BANKRUPT AND IMPRISON OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN... GEORGE SOROS HAS ALWAYS REPRESENTED THE EVIL IN THE WORLD FROM THE NAZIS RIGHT DOWN TO TODAYS PLAN TO RADICALLY COVERT AMERICA TO ISLAMIC TERROR WITH ILLEGAL ALIENS PARADING AS IMMIGRANTS .. IMMIGRANTS LEAVE A NATION TO ESCAPE OPPRESSION AND CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE, OBAMA'S TROJAN HORSE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE NEITHER, THEY ARE A WARING ARMY TO ATTACK AND DESTROY THE AMERICAN CULTURE AND COLLAPSE OUR NATION SO THAT GEORGE SOROS CAN PRETEND HE IS gOD INSTEAD OF SATAN

Katchit is insane and really needs to be put in a padded cell. 

You took the words right out my mouth. Kasich is not mentally well.

VOTE TRUMP  53 days to go

Kasich is a total waist of skin.

OMG, I suppose Ohio like Illinois my home state, they havent lost enough jobs yet. Keep voting for these idiots and america wont have any body working. Is it to late for people to understand that these politicans are hell bent on destroying our country and their getting paid handsomely to do it. 

Thank G-d this fool didnt get the nomination and I truly mean fool.

John Kashit is a well known alcoholic who I hope goes on a binge and drinks himself into the grave. Kashit is nothing but a piece of shit RINO.

YEP!

Don't believe a word this guy says. He signed a pledge to support the GOP nominee then backed out. That tells me he is a liar and cannot be trusted.

Go back to Ohio, Kasich, and keep saving the economy you're so proud of.

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