Monday, June 22, 2015

Why doing the right thing is the wrong thing in the land of GOPlins and Koch-heads

Subtitle: Lady Diamondback bites Ohio Gov, Gov stomps Snakey Lady, Koch-heads stomp Gov.

Got that? What triggered this chain of events was Ohio's entrance into the group of states expanding Medicaid. Jim Nintzel at TucsonWeekly/The Range focuses on an exchange between Snakey Lady and the Ohio Gov as reported by Politico. Here it is:

... At one point, according to accounts provided by two sources present, Randy Kendrick, a major contributor and the wife of Ken Kendrick, the owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, rose to say she disagreed with Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage, and questioned why he’d expressed the view it was what God wanted.

The governor’s response was fiery. "I don’t know about you, lady," he said as he pointed at Kendrick, his voice rising. "But when I get to the pearly gates, I’m going to have an answer for what I’ve done for the poor."

The exchange left many stunned. About 20 audience members walked out of the room, and two governors also on the panel, Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, told Kasich they disagreed with him. The Ohio governor has not been invited back to a Koch seminar — opportunities for presidential aspirants to mingle with the party’s rich and powerful — in the months since.

See? In Kochland, right is wrong and wrong is right. George Orwell warned us about this a long time ago.

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