James Taranto drilled down on this, I think:
I'm not sure what Republicans need in 2016 is someone who says things like "I don't know about you, lady…" http://t.co/zXnZMKxuGo
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 21, 2015
The passage in question:
…Randy Kendrick, a major contributor and the wife of Ken Kendrick, the owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, rose to say she disagreed with Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage, and questioned why he’d expressed the view it was what God wanted.
The governor’s response was fiery. “I don’t know about you, lady,” he said as he pointed at Kendrick, his voice rising. “But when I get to the pearly gates, I’m going to have an answer for what I’ve done for the poor.”
The exchange left many stunned. About 20 audience members walked out of the room…
Yeah, the fallout on that outburst stretched across the Republican party. I know plenty of people who permanently soured on John Kasich that day, and rather more who felt that they just had their previous souring confirmed. And can you blame them? I mean, the only reason more Democrats don’t say You’re going to Hell if you don’t expand government services is because a non-trivial percentage of their base would go spare if anybody in the Democratic party ever formally confesses to a belief in Hell…
PS: By the way: Medicaid is horrible and doesn’t help poor people. It is, however, an excellent way to obscure them. I will be kind and not suggest that that is why Democratic politicians like the program so much.