Governor John Kasich is a religious man. In modern America, being religious with an (R) after one’s name is usually a bad thing. However, Kasich has a small bleeding heart; he’s the fifth Republican governor to accept the Medicaid expansion through Obamacare, and other Republican governors are not pleased.
In particular, Louisiana Governor Bobby “Party of Stupid” Jindal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, both of whom accused Kasich of “hiding behind Jesus to expand Medicaid,” because if there’s one thing we know, it’s that Jesus would never help the poor.
According to The Atlantic:
Majorities of voters support expanding Medicaid, but many conservatives revile it as a costly expansion of government—and they aren’t fond of being lectured by Kasich about their supposed heartlessness. “He likes quoting the Bible—‘Thou shalt expand Medicaid,’ I keep looking for that verse,” John Becker, a conservative member of the Ohio House of Representative, told me. At a closed-door donor forum in Palm Springs hosted by the Koch brothers, Kasich was attacked by two fellow Republican governors, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, for “hiding behind Jesus to expand Medicaid,” a source who attended the event told me. “It got heated,” the source said.
Kasich has cited God numerous times; recently, he said that he was waiting for God to signal whether he should run for the presidency.
“My family is a consideration,” Kaisch told NBC during an interview. “Number two, the most important thing is, what does the Lord want me to do with my life?”
[h/t and cover picture TPM]