You know, Ted Cruz often says that nobody running for the Republican nomination ever says, “I’m a proud, squishy RINO.” Instead, Cruz contends, even the squishiest of RINO squishes claim to be rock-ribbed conservatives in order to get elected.
I love Ted Cruz. He’s my guy. But he’s wrong.
Finally, a Republican is running who isn’t afraid to say it loud and proud: he’s a squishy RINO.
Ohio Governor John Kasich is the Proud RINO.
In criticizing conservatives who opposed his expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare, Kasich complains that fighting them is like fighting ISIS. When discussing the ten to twenty million foreign nationals in the country illegally, Kasich declares that we need to let them stay.
He favors gun control, Common Core, a pathway to citizenship for illegals, and same-sex marriage.
It’s as if Kasich believes the way to win the Republican nomination is to insult Republican voters, lecture and berate them for not being Liberal enough, and then pretend that God is on his side.
I don’t know about you, but I’m stunned that any of the GOP candidates would think that running to the Left of Jeb Bush would be a winning strategy.
But what I find particularly off-putting about John Kasich is his using the Bible to defend his Liberalism.
I stumbled across an excellent article by Paula Boylard at PJ Tatler today that nails Kasich for the arrogant, condescending jerk he is.
It’s definitely worth a read.
From the article:
I’m just going to be blunt here — the man is a serial scripture twister who picks and chooses Bible verses to promote his liberal political agenda. Kasich seethes with condescension at conservatives — Christian conservatives — who disagree with him while claiming the biblical high ground, but he has no idea what he’s talking about. (Or worse, he does know better and he’s intentionally misusing God’s word to further his agenda.) Kasich has on other occasions defended Medicaid expansion by warning that his opponents would be in trouble in the afterlife:
I respect the fact that you believe in small government. I do too. I also happen to know that you’re a person of faith. Now, when you die and get to the, get to the, uh, to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not gonna ask you much about what you did about keeping government small, but he’s going to ask you what you did for the poor. Better have a good answer.
I don’t know which “bible” this guy is reading (and offering to send to his detractors) but there’s nothing in the Christian Bible that defines charity as the forcible confiscation of money from one individual for redistribution to another. Christians are told to give generously, but it’s to be voluntary: “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). While Christians are individually commanded to be charitable and help the poor (Romans 15:25-26, 2 Corinthians 8-9, Galatians 2:10, 1 John 3:17), the Bible–even the “new part”–says nothing about this being a responsibility of the civil government. Neither are there any commands for Christians to to [sic] try to wield the levers of government power in order to collect money to care for the poor.
Definitely click the LINK HERE and read the whole thing.
Kasich is about as welcome to Republican voters as a sputtering wet fart in a small room.
And rather than have the sense God gave a goat and go back home to Ohio, he’s wasting time, money and energy trying to win over voters who are sick and tired of the GOP force-feeding them squishy RINO losers who weren’t half as bad as Kasich.
And the fact that he uses the Bible to do it really sends me into orbit.
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