Kasich weighs in on the state of political parties


On Sunday, former GOP presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said that the Republican and Democratic parties are “disintegrating before our very eyes.”

In an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Kasich pleaded for Democrats and Republicans to work together in repealing and replacing Obamacare.

“If you don’t get both parties together, nothing is sustainable,” Kasich said. “I mean, if they pass this just by themselves, we’ll be back at this again.”

When asked how to get Democrats involved in the democratic process, Kasich lamented saying, “Look, I believe the political parties are disintegrating before our very eyes. I think more and more people across this country see no purpose for political parties.”

“There are more and more independents because of the squabbling,” he continued. “What’s at risk here to Democrats is you can’t turn your back on these people. And to Republicans, you need to invite Democrats in because we’re talking about lives.”

Kasich added that if the parties fail to work together to improve America’s health care system, there could be dire consequences.

“All this consumption with who gains politically — you know, life is short,” Kasich said. “And if all you focus on in life is what’s in it for me, you’re a loser. You are a big-time loser. And this country better be careful we’re not losing the soul of our country because we play politics and we forget people who are in need.”

Watch Kasich’s interview below:

H/T: Politico

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