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The Republicans' Governor Problem
Republicans, when pushing back on the claim that their party is in dire straits, are fond of pointing out that the party holds 30 governorships. But there are increasing strains between Republican governors and national conservatives -- because the heterodoxy that has made it possible for Republican leaders to thrive at the state level is not what conservatives want.
I'm not just talking about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Seven other governors, many of them with high national profiles, have declared their intentions to accept Medicaid expansion funds. None of these governors are on the Conservative Political Action Conference agenda either. Beyond that group of eight, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell cut a deal with Democrats creating a commission that may lead to Medicaid expansion -- in order to gather their support for his transportation funding reform, which conservatives also hate because it raises taxes.
This means a swath of Republican governors once considered rising stars in the party -- Christie, McDonnell, New Mexico's Susana Martinez, Ohio's John Kasich, Florida's Rick Scott -- are now on the outs with conservatives.
But with the exception of Scott, all these governors are polling strongly in their home states. Kasich just scored his highest job approval rating ever following his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio. These governors aren't randomly trying to annoy conservatives; they are breaking from conservatives when conservatives oppose policies that are popular and broadly beneficial to their states.
confused would be those who think that an unpopular ideology and it's related unpopular 'policies' are what's best for the American people.