In what world would it be news that a Republican governor and potential presidential candidate would bravely announce his intention to uphold the law of the land? Oh, yeah. Ours.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Wednesday that if the Supreme Court strikes down his state's ban on same-sex marriage, he'll "abide" by the decision.
"If the Supreme Court rules another way, they are the court and the law of the land, and we will abide by it,” Kasich, a potential 2016 presidential contender, told reporters ahead of an appearance at a caucus candidate forum. The two-term governor has not yet announced he's in the race...The fact is that several if not all R presidential candidates have proudly stated their intention to ignore the law if the Supreme Court makes a decision with which they disagree. As I've written, this amounts to sedition. To use such a position as a platform from which to run for the presidency of the United States, whose Constitution they'd be swearing to uphold, at the very least disqualifies them from serious candidacy. And it shows in how little regard they hold the most fundamental aspects of what this country stands for. It's beyond bizarre.
But what about today's Republican party, at least as represented by its leaders, isn't?