Kasich: GOP’s ‘Stupid Promise’ To Get Rid Of Health Law In 2014 ‘A Big Joke’
The Republican presidential candidate said the conservatives angered the base because they couldn't fulfill their vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a promise they should not have made in the first place because Barack Obama was president.
Kasich: GOP Vow To Repeal ObamaCare ‘A Stupid Promise’
Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) says the GOP erred by pledging it would repeal ObamaCare during the 2014 midterm elections. “You’ve been supporting conservative candidates, [and] in 2014 they told you that they were going to repeal ObamaCare,” he said on “The Jay Weber Show,” as first reported by BuzzFeed. “Do you realize that that’s just a big joke?” the GOP presidential candidate asked. "It got all these conservatives stirred up and angry because they didn’t keep their word. I mean, what a stupid promise. The base of the party is furious because you didn’t repeal ObamaCare. How are you going to repeal ObamaCare when Obama’s president?” Kasich also argued that his political experience renders him capable of achieving real results on issues such as healthcare reform. (Hensch, 3/30)
Kasich: GOP Vow In 2014 To Repeal Obamacare Was A “Stupid Promise”
Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare in Ohio, which he has mainly defended on moral grounds, has earned him criticism from conservatives. The Ohio Gov. was arguing to Wisconsin radio host Jay Weber that he was the Republican presidential candidate best positioned to win the general election when he made the comments. (Massie, 3/30)