Friday, February 1, 2013
Kasich: Repent "liberal nihilists" who oppose me
Elmer Gantry. That's when he berates inquiring reporters and critics in general about a lawsuit filed by ProgressOhio against his economic development JobsOhio plan.
To a question asked by Gongwer News about the interest rates on the bonds that would pay for his privatization plan, it wasn't enough for the governor to refer to "liberal nihilists" - which doubtless sent some of his own people to their dictionaries. He became even testier and warned that his critics were "going to have to answer to a much higher power than me."
Well, now. For those of us who have been led to believe that there is no higher power than Kasich, this came as a revelation. As Plunderbund helpfully recalled, it was the same pulpeteering Kasich who was quoted in the New York Times back in September as believing that he had been sent by God to save the state.
Why do Republican pols consistently play the God card and say things like that as though they are so insecure about going it alone? One comes quickly to mind: Sarah Palin, and where is she today?
If I were to be a candidate against the governor the first words out of my mouth would be that I had also talked to God and He reassured me that the governor had shamefully quoted Him out of context.