In the recent Republican Debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich commented that Donald Trump has struck a cord in America -- that people are angry and fed up. Since then, Trump has continued his ascent in the polls and the reality of this anger has set in.
Read, or better yet, talk to a political reporter or Republican operative about the Donald and you find a pattern. Left, Middle and most of the Right there is contempt, head-shaking and bad, predictable jokes.
GOP presidential candidates are now calling for a repeal of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, for being unconstitutional. OK. But let's say there never was a 14th Amendment. Would Donald Trump be a U.S. citizen today? Maybe, but maybe not.
While Kasich and Bush certainly took a more measured tone in the first Republican debate compared to, say, Donald Trump, their policy positions and records as governor in Ohio and Florida show that they're just as extreme and far-right as the rest of the Republican field.
The first GOP debate and the resultant infighting has shown us that passion, emotion and ideology will be our political undoing. Let's ignore our petty grievances, behave like adults and do what's best for our country by picking the candidates that can serve us best.
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Megyn Kelly asked Governor Kasich: "If you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-sex marriage?" Kasich's answer boiled down to an affirmation of traditional marriage and the admission that he would continue to love his daughters "if one of them happened to be that." To be clear, he truly said "that."
As an evangelical pastor in Portland, Ore. this is the kind of tone and vision I hope for in our public servants -- no matter their party or politics.
Many Republican politicians call themselves "values candidates." What does that really mean? Is there another way to talk about "values" that expands the definition and lends more predictability to the success of the 2016 presidential election?
Imagine how many more people a doctor would have to hire just to deal with a boatload of new insurers. Or to deal with a bunch of politicians who don't know what they're talking about.
Lowey and Alter debate first GOP debates. Some consensus that Fiorina and Cruz rising, Rubio nominee potential, Bush and Walker meh... as Trump damages GOP as the fringe without the euphemisms. Then: after years of taking incoming as a Kenyan/Hitler, is Obama's tone insulting Republicans on Iran Deal?
As billionaire Donald Trump continues his barrage of sharp attacks on Fox News, other Republican candidates have improved their chances to gain their party's presidential nomination. Yet, as each of the 17 announced candidates jockeys for position, Trump is still the center of attention.
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This past week's FOX primetime debate showcased 10 well-fed stuffed suits bloviating about their talents. A defensive Donald Trump insisted that America's angry because of political correctness.
Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.
I came away from last night's first televised Republican presidential debate feeling pretty disappointed in the lack of both questions and answers on climate change or clean energy. Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised.