Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Waiting For God To Tell Him To Run For President

John Kasich Meet The Press
John Kasich is still waiting on that big endorsement in the sky.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has not made up his mind on whether or not to run for president because he is waiting for God to tell him to run, possibly by striking him with lightning.

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On Meet The Press, Gov. Kasich said, “My family is a consideration, and number two, the most important thing is, what does the Lord want me to do with my life? You know, he puts us on Earth, all of us on Earth, to achieve certain purposes, and I’m trying to determine if this is what the Lord wants, and I’m not going to figure that out laying in bed hoping lightning strikes, so I’m out there one foot in front of another. We’ll see what happens.”

Kasich is all about waiting for God, but in case God doesn’t get him the message fast enough, the Ohio governor is laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign, which means that it doesn’t really matter what God wants, if Kasich thinks that he can win the nomination, he is going to run.

God doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record when it comes to picking Republican presidential candidates. No Republican candidate in recent memory who was told by God to run has come close to winning much of anything. The Lord’s recent track record as a Republican candidate adviser leads one to conclude that these Republicans are mistaking the will of God for their own power-hungry delusions.

That isn’t God’s call that Kasich is hearing. It’s his own ego and arrogance.

What would Kasich do if God struck him with lightning in order to send the message that the Lord does not want him to run for president? What if by running for the Republican nomination, Kasich would be defying the will of the Lord? The Republican idea that God only talks to them and tells them what to do is a sign of the collective mental illness that has replaced conservatism in the Republican Party.

Kasich’s God talk was nothing more than a pander to Republican evangelical primary voters, but the race to be God candidate is already looking crowded. Ted Cruz is already on the trail, and Mike Huckabee is rumbling about an announcement soon. The “God vote” could be split several ways in the Republican field, so my advice to Kasich or any other Republican who is waiting for an endorsement from God is that they should get it in writing.

50 Replies to “Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich Is Waiting For God To Tell Him To Run For President”

  1. Oh my. It isn’t enough to ruin good midwestern states like Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan. Nope, God wants them to destroy the entire United States with their mean, evil policies toward the very people Jesus lived among, preached among, and warned against the rich and powerful. Might I suggest that the being calling them out is not God, but Satan? Yes, GOP voters, when you vote for Cruz or Paul or Kasich or McConnell, Boehner or Walker, or Scott in Florida, you are really voting against the US, against God, and against people, because rich white men are bought and paid for minions of the Koch conglomerate, which wants nothing more than to take over the entire wealth of the USA. These people are not Christians!See, 80 billion is not quite enough for their Cayman accounts. Lord knows I couldn’t spend that in 100 years, but those rich white guys have to keep socking US tax free dollars away for a rainy day (or a mansion in the Alps perhaps?)

  2. “No Republican candidate in recent memory who was told by God to run has come close to winning much of anything.”

    Ummm, I think you are forgetting G. W. Bush. He DID win the presidency.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/nov/02/usa.religion

    And he was told by his god to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/oct/07/iraq.usa

    Both of which ended in disaster for Bush and our nation.

    So, if I were Kasich, I’d be very careful about this “God” talking to me.

  3. It must be embarrassing to be the only Republican God hasn’t talked to personally. I thought one of the most important attributes given by God is “free will”. We’re supposed to be able to do what we want without any input from God as long as we’re ready for the consequences of those actions.

  4. In recent years, a number of socially conservative politicians have publicly declared that their political aspirations were the result of “speaking with God”, some even going so far as to insist that their election campaigns were “God’s will”.

    Santorum, Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Gingrich, Palin, … and Romney — all had cited some form of covenant with the Lord as a key motivator in their pursuit for higher office, including the 2012 quest for the presidency.

    And yet each had his/her campaign for the presidential GOP nominee either never materialize, quickly crash and burn, or in the case of Santorum and Gingrich, gradually founder.
    And in Mitt’s case, he fell short in the ultimate test of divine intervention impacting the affairs of the American people in the political arena.

    All of which suggests that God does indeed have a sense of humor.

    Cruz? Carson? Walker? Huckabee? … Kasich? That snickering sound that you hear is not the good Lord laughing WITH you …

  5. ‘God’s plan’ is a dog whistle to the faithful, referencing sperism. Spermism is a myth that each sperm carried a tiny human, that god had chosen especially as a cog in a ‘cosmic plan.’ Women merely served as incubators for independent sperm.

    If women defy ‘god’s plan’ by ‘murdering’ god’s chosen sperm, they delay euro-Jesus’ return, making all righteous people suffer for their selfishness.

    Every religious objection to women controlling their own bodies stem from this notion of the homunculus.

  6. Why do I get the feeling that God would rather have a Christian as President rather than have a hate-mongering Republican.

  7. I had a revelation this morning. It is, afterall, Sunday.

    I imagined a conversation with God; that is to say, I imagined there actually was a God. While we all know better, in the conversation I sought God’s endorsement of a Republican, any Republican, candidate.

    After thunderous laughter – there actually was an ongoing thunderstorm – she said, “Who the phuck would vote for anyone who professes to have a personal relationship with a make believe friend who killed his own son and lives in the sky?”

    Logic trumps ignorance every time – with the exceptions of Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Arizona, etc.

  8. God?! Kay’sick is waiting for orders from SPECTOR via “Goldfinger”. That’s his “god”.

    Mawaaaha-ha-ha-ha!

  9. Hey John, I’d like to meet up with gawd at Starbucks, do you if he’s a latte or cappuccino kinda guy? do you have gawds cell #?

    Do you know religion was created by men to keep the feeble minded under control, kept stupid and scared shitless…

    Contempt for Conservatism, Religion, and History
    However, since, as Duarte et al. demonstrate at length and in detail, they are certainly one-sided, often exaggerated, and sometimes false, there is no justification for it.
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rabble-rouser/201411/contempt-conservatism-religion-and-history

  10. Uhhh – no he did NOT win. Gore had the popular vote. Bush had to resort to cheating which is evidence “God” never wanted him more than we did.

  11. Cruz says God wants him. Paul says God wants him. Rubio says God wants him. Walker says God wants him. Not sure if Jeb said this – yet. But with all these faves, Einstein must have been wrong: God DOES play dice with the universe. It’s all craps.

  12. God is either a practical joker and cannot make up his mind. Apparently he has told several Republican wannabes to run for President with no success. Isn’t it time s/he calls it quits?

  13. John Kasich is more screwed up than ever. He thinks that God wants to privatize everything which has ever been done by any government, so that, once everything has been privatized, we can make a profit off of the government. He is one sick dude.

  14. I wish god would speak to all of them… and say to try walking on water… from California to Hawaii. Failing that he could just strike them all with lightning. Either way works for me.

  15. I believe as we get closer to 2016 he will decide to run. He started out as a Tea Party Darling like the rest of them. Now he’s trying to move toward the middle. He claims he wants to work with both sides to move the country forward. I don’t buy any of it. When walker ran for governor of Wisconsin, he hid his agenda from the voters until after the election. This nut job will revert back to his starting point also, after the election. I wouldn’t trust any of them.

  16. Christianity is a severe type of mental illness. Symptoms included praying out loud when there is no one around to hear, believing in imaginary people, reading a book comprised of myths, legends and outright lies, yet believing every word as factual. People with these symptoms need to be institutionalized for life.

  17. Bush did not win. Twice. The first time he was appointed by the corrupt Supreme Court. The second time he got in due to proven massive voter fraud in Florida (again!) and Ohio.

  18. Hello John! this is God! Get in the GOP clown car and go by and get Herrman, Huckerlberry and Alan while you are at it WHaaam CRAck Boom!

  19. Kochfinger…I hear he’s going to be the vice president pick regardless of who he decides will be his running mate…unless it’s Cheney.

  20. Thou Shout Not Take The Lords Name in Vain.

    If your so vain to tell people the Lord is talking to you, then you violated one of His Commandments and your A$$ is going to hell..

  21. No, Mike. That’s liberalism. It’s a religion that keeps repeating failed policies and expecting it to work.

  22. I long for the day, and it will surely come, when claims by politicians regarding divine endorsement of their decision making will be the kiss of death in a campaign. It was formerly so.

    When Nixon ran in the 70s, such nauseating self-righteous proclamations had not been much heard since the depression era 20s & 30s. It all started up again with Reagan in 1981. He was truly a disastrous idiot, opening the floodgates to both neocon puppeteers & chickenhawks who never met a war they didn’t like and the unctuous, anti-American religious right…(who also equate war to charitable Christian acts of global “tough-love”.)

  23. That thundering you hear John, the one you thought was god. Is just your colon telling you to lay off the burritos.

  24. The only God Republicans truly adore: Mammon.

    Dispensation from on high for Kasich? Such Depends upon the Koch Brothers.

  25. I wish God would tell all these guys the truth: “You’re a useless, unprincipled, self-deluding, greedy, hypocritical, soulless f*ckwad.”

  26. Yup. Skeletor just did it in Florida. During his term he refused to expand healthcare through the ACA. Changed his mind while running for reelection because poor Floridians need it. Gets reelected, changes his mind back to his original stance and tells all those “poor Floridians” to feck off! *SMDH* When will people learn?

  27. What can you expect from a man who was paid by Fox News to spread propaganda and is now a governor? Never, never trust anyone who ever worked for Fox unless they personally and publicly refute the bull shit network (Fox News)! This reminds me of G.W. Bush and his “God told me to invade Iraq” Now this man expects for God to talk to him. I call bull-shit on that!

  28. These Republicans never once think it was Satan telling them to run, not God. It makes much more sense that it’s Satan, because why would God tell several people to run for POTUS unless he wanted to humiliate them all? And if they’re “true believers,” why would the God they supposedly love treat them all that way?

    No, the much more logical explanation is that Satan was having fun by telling several Republicans God wants them to run for POTUS.

  29. He would get the answers more quickly by holding an antenna with wire to the ground and standing in the thunder storm. He may then connect to his god more directly! Why procrastinate?

  30. AGAIN????Michell Bachman… Rick Perry,,and Herman Cain all three claim,, that God told them to become president,,,,,IF HE DID,, does that mean he was just messin with two of them,,,???,ROFLMAO”

  31. Without exception, all Republican candidates who have publicly announced that either God has endorsed them or asked them to run have not made the nomination nor the presidency.

    I assert the are in cahoots with a FALSE DEITY.

  32. Gov. John Kasich wonders, “What does the Lord want me to do with my life?”

    Obviously, he hasn’t read Matthew 19:21.

    “…go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

  33. That’s what George Dumbya Bush said he did. I hate to think that God told him to make the worst military move in US history. But I guess God knew more than all the countries who told us the middle east would explode if we took out Hussein.

  34. One more for good Gov. Kasich, who says, “My family is a consideration…”

    Luke 14:26

    “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.”

    You just can’t win, can you, Governor?

  35. Seems like God is a rather fickle flirt, supposedly telling the same-same thing to so MANY white Republican men at one time. Maybe God is just waiting to see which WRM will fork over the most money. That’s also true of some flirts.

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