Kasich to Obama: Use Some Common Sense, Have Coffee With Netanyahu

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Governor of Ohio John Kasich slammed President Obama’s refusal to have a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he comes to address  Congress on the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

Kasich  said, “Have a cup of coffee. Why not? Let him to come congress, the president can meet, of course you go and talk to him. use common sense a foreign leader coming, a great ally of ours. He’s coming here. Was it handled in a clumsy way, okay, so it was. Look, get beyond that. see, that’s our problem, we spend too much time trying to be politically correct, play to our cameras, play to our base. I worry about America. for the first time in my lifetime, I’m worried about us. I’m worried about how our values, to some degree, have been eroded, personal responsibility and compassion and teamwork. I worry about it. I worry about the fact we’re so divided. Do I think it can be fixed? I have no doubt because I saw Ronald Reagan do it and I’ve seen other great leaders throughout history, Harry Truman. Whatever party they are. They can bring us together. It can happen.”

Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN