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By Rick Holmes
Oct. 30, 2013 5:16 p.m.


John Kasich was one of Newt Gingrich’s young turks in the ’90s, when he earned some bipartisan respect for originality, consistency and reasonableness. Now he’s the Republican governor of Ohio, and he just did an end run on his Republican-controlled legislature in order to extend Medicaid to 275,000 low-income Ohioans.  He has a message for his national party:

I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor, that if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy. You know what? The very people who complain ought to ask their grandparents if they worked at the W.P.A.

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