Last September Governor Kasich told the New York Times that he believes God chose him to save Ohio.

The way John Kasich sees it, he is fulfilling a grand design, a mission for which he was chosen by God, to save Ohio. “It’s like what what’s-his-name told the hobbit,” Ohio’s Republican governor told me as we flew on the plane that ferries him around the state. “What’s that guy’s name? Gandel? Gandorf?” A pair of young aides seated across from Kasich called out helpfully over the drone of the engine. “Gandalf,” Kasich repeated. “Do you remember what he told the hobbit?”

I didn’t. “‘You’re a very fine fellow, mister hobbit,’ ” Kasich intoned, waving a finger at me. “ ‘But this is a wide world, and you don’t think all these things happen by accident.’ ” He paused to let this sink in. “And I don’t think it’s an accident that I got into this job.”

During an AP press event today, Kasich again invoked God, making it clear that anyone who disagrees with him on important policy issues like, for example, turning over $7 Billion in state liquor revenue to a private organization with no oversight, transparency or accountability, will feel the wrath of the same God who gave Kasich his seat as Governor.

After being a total dick to a Gongwer reporter who asked the Governor about the interest rates on JobsOhio bonds increasing because of the ProgressOhio lawsuit, Kasich went off on a full-fledged rant about the liberal “nihilists” trying to sabotage his plans. According to Kasich, those suing over the constitutionality of JobsOhio are only concerned with “wrecking ohio’s economy and destroying people’s jobs”.

“These are people who are going to have to answer to a much higher power than me,” claims Kasich.

As always, Marc Kovac has the video:

Note: Kasich never did answer the question.

Evangelize!
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  • http://www.bluebexley.com bonobo

    What gets me about this, and this has been pretty consistent for Kasich, is that he isn’t upset that the liberals think something is against the law, he’s upset that liberals think that complying with legislation and the constitution is more important than just getting the job done. Legality is simply not a particularly relevant consideration for Kasich. I doubt that he actually thinks the revenue plan is technically legal at this point, he just can’t accept that that would be a legitimate reason not to do it. That was how it was with Kvamme’s appointment to the DoD, it was even how he treated his traffic stop.

    I am somewhat surprised he hasn’t been tripped up committing some misdemeanor or other. Not because he intended to break the law, but simply because he couldn’t comprehend that anything he might want to do might not be legal.

  • Clevelandchick

    Kasich is an ideologue but really deep down, he wants that $7B to make himself and his buddies rich. Like him and his Republican donors and colleagues, laws are for the little people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.beard.509 Stephen Beard

    What you’ve described is exactly what you get when you elect a governor who thinks government ought to be run more like a business. The niceties of legality — piffle, balderdash, liberal obstructionism!

  • Natasha

    It is tragic to see Governor Kasich morph into a Republican version of Papa Doc Duvalier and become Ohio’s Bebe-Doc Gov with his threats of having to answer to “a much higher power” if you oppose Kasich’s insane schemes to rip-off Ohio taxpayers.

    Has Bebe-Doc Gov gotten himself an Ohio version of the notorious Tonton Macoutes (under OHSHP Kommander Tom Charles) to enforce Kasich’s dominion over us with “higher power” than the Ohio and U.S Constitutions?

    Malevolent regimes worldwide and weak-minded despots ALWAYS rely on a mystical “higher power” to justify their criminal activity that ranges from misdemeanors to high crimes – genocide, murder, war and mayhem.

    Kasich is a complete fool to fail to recognize that his power is derived in our Constitution affirmed by voters every four years. That’s the power that fuels Bebe-Doc Gov Kasich’s fears and keeps him up at night.

    Vote him and his regime out!

  • Retrofuturistic

    Proving once again that if you disagree with a Christian, it’s equivalent to disagreeing with God. They think they can win every argument by doing nothing more than invoking Jesus. Never mind being transparent, using facts, or even answering the questions. Just invoke Jesus, and then you can do whatever you want….

  • Retrofuturistic

    That will happen IF there’s an honest election. In Ohio. Where there is a history of major Dirty Tricks in elections. What we should be asking is was he voted in honestly in the first place?

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hepner.121 John Hepner

    Let me see … Kasich’d election was not honest, and the same election organization gave one to Obama, therefore ….

  • Clecinosu

    When was Ken Blackwell invoved in the Obama campaign?

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