Conservatives talking up Ohio Governor John Kasich as a potential 2016 GOP standard-bearer ought to stop kidding themselves.
Cross-posted from Townhall. Few aspects of the Republican Party affair with the welfare state are worse than the crooning from politicians who offer “compassion” as an excuse for betraying conservatism. By muddling messaging and helping the press dismiss anyone to his right, a big-government Republican who claims he’s a limited-government Republican can undermine conservative principles… Continue reading Compassionate Conservatism is a Love Song to Big Government
Cross-posted from Townhall. Ohio taxpayers are being treated to an unwelcome taste of DC, as Governor John Kasich brings President Obama’s favorite policies and tactics to the Buckeye State. Narrowly elected as a small-government conservative in 2010, Kasich has veered sharply to the left despite Republican supermajorities in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly.… Continue reading Gov. John Kasich – Ohio’s Own Obama?
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) touted Ohio Governor John Kasich’s assurance that expanding Medicaid under Obamacare will “save lives” in a July 29 release meant to pressure other governors into emulating Kasich. “Ohio Governor John Kasich stated: ‘It’s going to save lives.’ He added: ‘It’s going to help people, and you tell… Continue reading Gov. Kasich Helps Democrats Hound Obamacare Opponents
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Ohio Governor John Kasich wildly mischaracterized Common Core as “written by local school districts” and lied about how his Obamacare Medicaid expansion will be paid for during a May 5 appearance on The Mike Trivisonno Show on WTAM 1100 in Cleveland. Unsolicited, the Republican governor made his oft-repeated claim that he simply “brought back” state money by… Continue reading Gov. Kasich Lies About Obamacare, Common Core on WTAM 1100
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Some of the entitlement lobbying groups that fought for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio are spending tens of thousands of dollars to defend Republican incumbents in the state’s May 6 primary. To keep new taxpayer money from Republican Governor John Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid flowing their direction, the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and other healthcare industry groups… Continue reading Obamacare Advocates Invest in Ohio Republican Primaries
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Party-endorsed Ohio Republican Party (ORP) State Central Committee candidates are being promoted with inadvertently hilarious ORP flyers asserting, “It Takes a STRONG Republican Party to Stand Up to Obamacare.” ORP supports the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, a major component of President Obama’s unpopular insurance law. Several of the Obamacare expansion’s most vocal… Continue reading Pro-Obamacare Ohio GOP Campaigns On Standing Up to Obamacare
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Republican Governor John Kasich’s enactment of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio has increased the pressure on lawmakers in other states to radically expand Medicaid in pursuit of new federal funding. Kasich’s Obamacare expansion carries extra weight because he insists the policy is fiscally conservative, and has promoted it as a matter… Continue reading Kasich’s Obamacare Expansion Adds to Pressure in Other States
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Three of the six Ohio House members who challenged Republican Governor John Kasich’s enactment of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in court have been denied the endorsement of the Ohio Republican Party (ORP). Questioned after a February 28 ORP Central Committee meeting where the committee voted on its 2014 slate, Party… Continue reading More Obamacare Critics Fall Out of Favor With Ohio GOP
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site on 1/25/2020 Conservatives were right to warn that Governor John Kasich’s embrace of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion would increase government spending and hurt Ohio’s labor force, a February 4 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report affirms. Of exploding federal spending, CBO wrote, “The increase in outlays reflects substantial growth in… Continue reading CBO Report Confirms Kasich is Wrong About Medicaid Expansion