Republicans


Republicans in Search of a Platform?
15 May 2015

Republicans in Search of a Platform?

The Republican field gets more crowded by the day, with the potential for nearly two dozen candidates jockeying for position on the debate stage. But how will they distinguish themselves from the pack? It’s early in the race, but they each need to find their focus on big issues and get beyond posturing. As author and political strategist Shawna Vercher notes, if the candidates do...

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Did Carly Fiorina Negate the Reason for Her Presidential Run?
08 May 2015

Did Carly Fiorina Negate the Reason for Her Presidential Run?

Carly Fiorina claims her presidential candidacy offers the unique perk that she can stop Hillary Clinton from playing the “gender card.” Yet in an interview with The Hill, Fiorina defended her “rocky tenure” as CEO of HP by agreeing that ‘underlying sexism contributed to her firing.’ She said, “There’s no question that women in positions of authority are scrutinized differently, criticized differently and characterized different.”...

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Can Jeb Bush Buy The Presidency?
30 Apr 2015

Can Jeb Bush Buy The Presidency?

Early reports estimate that the Jeb Bush super PAC, Right to Rise, will raise an estimated $100 million dollars during its first 100 days – a record for any presidential candidate. Though Jeb Bush is not officially a candidate yet, activities by the PAC are raising eyebrows as it aims to take on some of the responsibilities normally reserved for a formal campaign, such as data gathering...

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Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin
10 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her candidacy on Twitter this weekend as she journey’s to Iowa for her initial campaign blitz. Big media (left and right) are still struggling to control her narrative, manipulating the way we see our first and, so far, only viable female candidate for the Presidency of the United States. I join Midpoint’s Ed Berliner and conservative strategist Adam Goodman to...

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Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?
01 Apr 2015

Is Governor Pence’s RFRA Making the Republican Party Unelectable?

Why is Indiana’s Governor Pence doubling down on regressive social policy with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, when it makes the Republican Party look like “right wing whackos” out of touch with the mainstream? So asks radio host and EPIC TIMES founder Jerry Doyle. Jerry and I agree that a strong two party system is necessary for effective governance. But since President Obama’s last state...

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01 Apr 2015

Governor Pence’s RFRA Disaster Reveals Republican Dilemma in 2016

In one of the more dubious political moves in recent history, Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act “in private,” flanked by several anti-gay lobbyists. Optics tell the story. That the outrage and backlash from Tech CEOs, business owners, sports personalities and grassroots protesters “shocked” Pence serves as a cautionary tale for Republicans running in 2016, some of whom seem to be living in...

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Hillary’s Emails: Scandal or Smear?
06 Mar 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Scandal or Smear?

Republicans got a huge assist from mainstream media this week in their quest to smear Hillary Clinton, thereby arresting her path to the Presidency in 2016.  Press outlets, led by familiar Hillary-bashers MSNBC and The New York Times employed questionable reporting in an effort to manufacture scandal out of Hillary’s private email use during her time as Secretary of State.  Facts can be inconvenient things:...

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