Is anyone else as tired of John Kasich as I am? He came into the race with a seemingly positive attitude, only to sour his candidacy with his weird religious bullying. I never wanted him to be a serious contender for POTUS because his views are not conservative in the slightest. He’s pro-amnesty, he expanded Medicaid in Ohio, he’s indifferent to the rising threat of anti-Christian tyranny, and he hired John Weaver, a Democrat consultant who previously worked with John McCain, as his senior strategist.
In short, John Kasich is an ineffectual center-left candidate, who doesn’t represent conservatism in any way, shape, or form. But beyond everything else, beyond his non-conservatism, beyond his terrible debate performances, it’s John Kasich’s constant invocation of God that annoys me the most.
In every situation, Kasich justified his liberal positions by invoking God and the bible. In 2013, Kasich said:
“I had a conversation with one of the members of the legislature the other day. I said, ‘I respect the fact that you believe in small government. I do, too. I also know that you’re a person of faith. Now, when you die and get to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor. You better have a good answer’…”
Speaking before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Kasich played the same game with Medicaid expansion:
“Look at Medicaid expansion. Do you know how many people are yelling at me? I go out to events where people yell at me. You know what I tell ‘em?…I say, there’s a book. It’s got a new part and an old part; they put it together, it’s a remarkable book. If you don’t have one, I’ll buy you one. It talks about how we treat the poor. Sometimes you just have to lead.”
Last year, during a conference in South Carolina, a woman vocally disagreed with Kasich’s Medicaid expansion, to which Kasich replied:
“I don’t know about you, lady. But when I get to the Pearly Gates, I’m going to have an answer for what I’ve done for the poor.”
Kasich is slowly becoming the “I’ll do whatever I want and I’ll justify it by saying it’s the Christian thing to do” candidate. His religious posturing will only get him so far when the ideas he’s promoting are antithetical to conservatism.
The Medicaid expansion is a parlor trick. It looks like you’re helping the poor by accepting Medicaid dollars, but in reality, you’re burdening taxpayers down the line with bloated costs, and doing absolutely nothing to change the broken system. If anything, John Kasich is hurting the poor in the long run. But WWJD, right?
There are numerous solutions being proposed by conservatives that would make our healthcare system more affordable for the poor, and more cost effective for everyone, but Kasich’s implication is that anyone who doesn’t blindly accept the ever-expanding government money bomb is morally in the wrong.
As John Nolte of Breitbart said:
“Apparently, ObamaCare critics have missed that part in the Bible where Jesus calls on us to expand an already-deadly federal welfare state that destroys the human spirit, breaks up the family, and creates generational dependence.”
The Washington Times reports:
“In December alone, the Medicaid expansion in Ohio cost federal taxpayers more than $300 million. Come 2020, Ohio’s taxpayers will be expected to cover—at a minimum—10 percent of that.”
But it’s the Christian thing to do, apparently, to be a moron who throws millions into a broken system that will, in time, become much worse. Allow me to make a bold prediction. When Kasich gets to the pearly gates, he’ll say: “Well, gee, I sucked money from taxpayer pockets to help the poor. So I’m good, right?” And St. Peter will reply: “Well, in the long run, you didn’t offer any real solutions, and actually made the problem much worse. On top of that, I think you deeply misunderstand Christian charity. So…”
By proclaiming that whatever he’s doing is the “right thing to do,” John Kasich can faith-bully anyone who says otherwise. Quite frankly, I’m over it. The holier-than-thou routine is getting tired, and it’s being reflected in Kasich’s poll numbers. Kasich sands at 3.2% in the RealClearPolitics average.