John Kasich continues to prove that he is disassociated with society and in particular southern culture. Regarding the new law passed in Mississippi last week, HB 1523, which allows businesses to deny service to people who are homosexual, Kasich firmly questioned the decision by saying, "What the hell are we doing in this country?"
"I read about this thing they did in Mississippi, where apparently you can deny somebody service because they're gay?" Kasich said during a town hall on CNN Monday night. "What the hell are we doing in this country? I mean, look, I may not appreciate a certain lifestyle or even approve of it, but I can -- it doesn't mean I've got to go write a law and try to figure out how to have another wedge issue.”
Kasich also said this weekend that he would not have signed North Carolina’s "bathroom bill," which bars local municipalities from prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation and directs public facilities to designate bathrooms for use by people based on their "biological sex."
Ever since the confetti dropped at Kasich's victory speech in Ohio, it seems he believes the rest of the country should conform to Ohio's beliefs. In a completely neutral opinion, it is pain staking to listen to him say things like "what the hell are we doing in this country," "Republican Senators should sit and meet with Obama's SCOTUS nominee," and that a contested convention is "going to be so much fun... so cool" as millions of Americans, particularly in the south as evidence shows, staunchly disagree with him. And last I checked, history will more than likely not point the finger at states below the Mason-Dixon line for our nation's current troubles.
But in Ohio, they love Kasich. And in his mind, so does the rest of America.