National Politics - 2016

"Medicaid Jesus" John Kasich Spreading Establishment Gospel

A NEW STATUS QUO CHAMPION? Ohio governor John Kasich – a.k.a. “Medicaid Jesus” – is the GOP establishment’s flavor of the week following his second-place showing in early-voting New Hampshire this week. And he’s already busy spreading the status quo’s gospel … “Maybe, just maybe, at a time when clearly change is…

A NEW STATUS QUO CHAMPION?

Ohio governor John Kasich – a.k.a. “Medicaid Jesus” – is the GOP establishment’s flavor of the week following his second-place showing in early-voting New Hampshire this week.

And he’s already busy spreading the status quo’s gospel …

“Maybe, just maybe, at a time when clearly change is the air, maybe just maybe we are turning the page on a dark part of American politics,” Kasich told his Granite State supporters.  “Because tonight, the light overcame the darkness – and you made it happen! You made it happen!”

Wait … what?

That’s some pretty lofty rhetoric from a guy whose high-water mark is 16 percent in one state … and whose prospects for duplicating this modest feat are hit-or-miss.

Nonetheless, the press got just as caught up in the “Kasich moment” as the centrist candidate did.

“Compassionate conservatism is back,” the left-leaning Huffington Post declared.

Really?

It’ll be interesting to see if Kasich can sell his “hope and change” message in South Carolina – which holds its “First in the South” presidential primary on February 20.  After all, Kasich will have to show Palmetto State voters the difference between “compassionate conservatism” and pay-to-play crony capitalism … the sort that his cronies have engaged in at the direct expense of roughly 300 South Carolina jobs.

Good luck with all that …

On the other end of the handout spectrum, Kasich will also have to explain how his Jesus-inspired Medicaid expansion in Ohio has wound up costing that state’s taxpayers billions more than he projected.

Yeah … good luck with that, too.

This website is obviously no fan of Kasich.  In fact we think he’s far worse than most of the establishment “Republicans” seeking the presidency.  How come? Because he knows better … and used to act accordingly.

Used to …

“In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a real pro-freedom, pro-free market champion … but in recent years he’s become just another status quo Republican hack,” we wrote last spring.

Of interest?  Kasich is focusing his South Carolina campaign almost exclusively in the Palmetto Lowcountry – the more socially liberal region of the state – and in South Carolina’s sixth congressional district (which is dominated by Democrats).

Frankly, that says a lot to us about where he thinks he can pick up votes … and where he knows he can’t.

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20 comments

Tazmaniac February 10, 2016 at 8:44 am

I remember when he was Conservative “Firebrand”. Sigh.

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Flip February 10, 2016 at 8:49 am

Compassionate conservatism: “We’ll lend you a pillow so dying on the curb outside the hospital is a little more comfortable!”

NO THANKS!

Medicare for all or bust!

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The Colonel (R) February 10, 2016 at 9:15 am

Here let me help you with your post:

Blah blah, blah blah blah

NO THANKS!

“Medicare for all and we’ll go bust!

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Tazmaniac February 10, 2016 at 9:51 am

You just get a little carried away sometimes, don’t you?

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TroubleBaby February 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm

“hyperbole”

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Jackie Chiles February 10, 2016 at 9:05 am

Kasich does seem like a real person as opposed to a bunch of talking points at least.

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jimlewisowb February 10, 2016 at 9:40 am

Do believe his photo says it all:

Yes sir, I am going to spend billions and billions of your $money, however I promise you I will only stick my POTUS dick up your taxpaying ass this far, cross my heart and hope to die !!

Fuckin’ Cockroach

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Willie is Sic February 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

JT will give you medical care when you need it! Just like he “loaned” you a car during your Gubmint service! I hope your blog feeds the repub hungry – they like this crap. Many read it just to see how crazy you and The Colonel (R) are.

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swpbbls February 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

So that explains why CNN was giving him so much air time last night. More ‘healing’ than I could absorb. Thanks.

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Rocky Verdad February 10, 2016 at 11:13 am

Jeb’s wounded, Marco’s deflated, Kasich is the last hope of the YYyy-stablishment. Once he falls this election is over.

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Whit Suber February 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

I’ll take Kasich over a full of shit Cruz. I’ve worked in the White House and firmly believe the expectations of influence the office truly holds are way of whack. Kasich is a reasonable person, comfortable in his own skin, and not bat-shit insane which truly sets him apart this year.

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I'm no repug February 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Amen Whit! Thanks for bring some rational perspective to this post.

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Crooner February 10, 2016 at 2:12 pm

In the late ’80s and early ’90s he was a congressman free to pontificate about ideology. Then he became a governor and actually had to get shit done for his state.

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TroubleBaby February 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Think about it this way:

Getting shit done has resulted in over $19 Trillion in debt(not inculding off the books debt)- which will never be repaid and if interest rates ever raise again(prior to a potentially even worse event, like a currency crisis) and they hit less than 6%, the government will actually not be able to cover the interest payments on the debt unless they create more money/debase the currency further.

Never once has “getting shit done” ever resulted in a shrinking budget in the last 50+ years…

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Crooner February 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Who cares?

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TroubleBaby February 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

lol…ok, you have a good point. Let the party roll on.

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The truth shall make you free February 10, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Who the hell do you think put the last two wars on the national credit card.

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TroubleBaby February 10, 2016 at 3:20 pm

I don’t disagree, but if you are suggesting that the Dems would bring fiscal discipline back you are deluding yourself.

Let’s also not forget that Obama hasn’t stopped any of the ongoing wars and just caved in to the Neocons on military spending.

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Oh! Come in real world... February 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm

“Let’s also not forget that Obama hasn’t stopped any of the ongoing wars and just caved in to the Neocons on military spending.”

Are you kidding us? Let me introduce you to Sen Mitch from KY and his statement about cooperating with Obama and the budget sequestration. Newt & Bill C passed successful budgets and W was selected by the Supremes. Then all went to hell resulting in his economic depression. Reality is hell for repug recall

TroubleBaby February 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm

“Are you kidding us?”

No, I’m not. You’ve yet to explain why Obama has continued the wars and you ignore the cost of that.

Even further Obama has ordered WAY more drone strikes than previous Presidents:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-ordered-ten-times-more-drone-strikes-than-bush/5475415

Mind you, none of this is a defense of/for Republicans, I’m just pointing out your partisan blindness.

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