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GOP Presidential Candidate Defends Obamacare and Mocks Conservative Christians!

Earlier this week Ohio Governor John Kasich (R-OH) continued to prove that he is one of the most liberal of the Republican candidates for president when he chose to defend Obamacare and Medicaid. Not only that, Kasich also proved that he was one of the most despicable candidates for President when he chose to use liberal tactics against conservative Christian voters.

When Kasich was forced to defend his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio and defend Obamacare, the Governor decided first to compare it to fighting against ISIS. Then he chose to attack conservative Christian voters by arguing that being against Obamacare was “unchristian.” In fact, Kasich implied that any Christian who disagreed with him for expanding Medicaid or with Obama on Obamacare… needed to read a Bible.

“Look at Medicaid expansion! Do you know how many people are yelling at me? I go to events where people yell at me. You know what I tell em? I mean, God bless em, I’m telling them a little bit better than this, 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, and it talks about how we treat the poor. Sometimes you just have to lead.”

Ironically, while John Kasich uses the Bible to defend Obamacare, he completely ignores it when it comes to gay marriage, abortion and other issues. (See here and here.)

During the same interview with CBS on Sunday, Republican Gov. John Kasich used the Bible to defend Medicaid expansion while dismissing it in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.

“As a big fan of that handbook, that the lord handed us, the old and new testament, there’s a lot in there John about our need to take care of the widowed, the old, the poor and the disadvantaged.” Kasich said while on Face the Nation.

His affirmation for the principals of the Bible, however, did not extend to gay marriage. While the governor, and possible presidential hopeful, noted he believed in the Christian version of marriage, it still wasn’t worth standing up for now that the highest court has ruled on it.

“I do believe in traditional marriage, but the court has ruled and its time we move on,” Kasich said.

That is some amazing intellectual gymnastics going on right there. Dear reader, John Kasich doesn’t deserve your support for his candidacy – let’s all agree together to ignore him and hopefully he’ll just go away.



H/T to Jason Hart for Calling Kasich out on his Nonsense.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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