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Kasich rip Obamacare repeal pledge

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich reaches out to give a fist bump to Declan McGinley, 8, right, of Catawissa, Pa., as he and his sister, Sagel McGinley, 10, were invited on stage during town hall today at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich is deriding his party's 2014 pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul, as a "big joke" and a "stupid promise." "You've been supporting conservative candidates," Kasich said Tuesday in comments on a Wisconsin radio talk show, first reported by BuzzFeed News. "They told you in 2014 that they were going to repeal Obamacare. Do you realize, that's just--that's a big joke?"/CBS News. More here.

Question: Will the Republican Party ultimately regret its diehard opposition to Obamacare?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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