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. 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. 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. 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
Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich seems to have settled on “it’s what God wants” as his best talking point for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, which he has been fighting to implement for more than eight months.
Voters who treat politics as a process of picking and then sticking with a party or politician rather than wrestling with principles should consider the cautionary tale of Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Who would have guessed so many states that sued DC for the freedom to opt out of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion would even consider opening their gates for new entitlement funding from a government that’s effectively bankrupt?
Cross-posted from Breitbart.com. Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown has a problem: he was the deciding Senate vote for Obamacare, and six months ago Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment to block Obamacare. But that’s only the beginning, considering the multitude of speeches and MSNBC appearances where Sherrod championed one of the few ideas that would’ve made… Continue reading Sherrod Brown’s Obamacare Problem