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Kasich’s Obamacare flip
burns conservatives

Politico, by David Nather & Jennifer Haberkorn

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/4/2013 8:18:33 PM

Conservative groups wanted to stop the march of Obamacare expansion at ground zero: the states. But one of their best hopes just caved. John Kasich, the fiercely conservative governor of Ohio, announced Monday that he’s going to expand Medicaid dramatically using federal money — a 180-degree turn from what conservative groups swore their allies in governors’ mansions would do when the Supreme Court gave them an out last year. That leaves Kasich, who built his political identity arguing for smaller government, at odds with the same movement conservatives who propelled him to victory

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Of course Politico delights in this. You can tell by the headline. I´m very sorry to see this. The hospital officials at the Cleveland Clinic say it´s smarter economically to get money from Washington. Really? So now they control everything you do. This is not looking so favorable for us. Gov. Brewer was the one who really shocked me in going for it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/4/2013 8:22:30 PM     (No. 9158647)

OMG

How can anyone be urprised that a politician will do anything to be re-elected.

Also, he was from the Bush/Rove side of the party

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/4/2013 8:23:07 PM     (No. 9158648)

make that "surprised"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/4/2013 8:27:57 PM     (No. 9158651)

Ditto, # 1. Rove´s threat is already being felt. We need to fight back now!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bluehouse, 2/4/2013 8:37:44 PM     (No. 9158664)

Kasich sells out his state´s freedom for a few bucks now, but it will cost them much more later.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: absalom, 2/4/2013 8:41:16 PM     (No. 9158669)

Kasich, like Boner, is just another Ohio pol in the tradition on Hanna, McKinley, Taft, Harding etc; jackasses to a man who stood for nothing more than getting elected.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 2/4/2013 8:44:13 PM     (No. 9158674)

this doesnt bode well at all for federalism--our last hope to save the country

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Reply 7 - Posted by: unagator, 2/4/2013 9:21:32 PM     (No. 9158714)

It´s free money NOW, baby!

Paying the tab later? Some other pols problem.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/4/2013 9:28:15 PM     (No. 9158722)

Dear Politico Jackwagons:

It burns AMERICA.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/4/2013 9:36:35 PM     (No. 9158735)

How about taking the long view, Kasich?

Help America!


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Reply 10 - Posted by: JustRight, 2/4/2013 10:17:33 PM     (No. 9158785)

We can only hope that the voters of Ohio will give Kasich his much deserved "pink slip" as soon as possible.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 2/4/2013 10:27:44 PM     (No. 9158801)

Kasich has always had a wobbly streak.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jdwill, 2/5/2013 12:54:23 AM     (No. 9158943)

Gov. Kasich might set out, in open letter, the principles of his decision for the honest people of Ohio. ´Twould do much to alleviate any misunderstandings, the cause of all problems! Perhaps he has already done so, unobserved, or unappreciated, by Politico, whose observations so often run counter-current to Liberty and Freedom! Why is his decision good for all Ohio citizens both in the short run and the long run? Keep up the good work, Gov. Kasich, but let us know exactly why you have made this decision which really seems to be the opposite to the policies for which you have worked so hard in the past!

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