It feels like we've seen this movie before - the one about opportunists scaring the crap out of us for political gain. They know it's a worn script, but they keep right on reading because Americans never get tired of remakes about those foreign devils coming to kill us -- any time now.
It's reasonable that Rubio thought to go on the offense. But the moral to this story is that competitive communication is not a binary sport. Marco over-reacted. There were a few plays he might have considered between the high-risk crazy ivan and pedestrian recasts, filters, screens, fiats, challenges and peacocks that typified his campaign.
A President Trump would turn our country into a place where violence becomes a tool used by the government in order to maintain authority, just as it was, to cite the most egregious example, during the era of Jim Crow. We must not let that happen.
The conduct of the Republican primaries makes Lord of the Flies look like a well-ordered society.
"Mitt called me last week, and he told me I had broken the party," said Trump. "Well, I knew what that meant. If I broke it, I had to buy it..."
It is almost painful to hear Republican "establishment" leaders like Mitt Romney openly wish for a "brokered" or "contested" convention in 2016 to p...
Sorry, no sale. The Republican Party establishment really is not this weak. And Donald Trump, while far stronger than all but a few media experts thought until, well, a few weeks ago, is not this strong.
Candidates should firmly criticize bigots, but to reject their votes--well, that is simply not an intellectually honest move.
Has The Establishment played into Trump's (big) hands? The stakes are high in tonight's Republican presidential debate at the University of Miami....
The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.
Research shows that campaigns that directly contact young people boost youth turnout. Knocking on young people's doors to talk about an election increases their turnout by about 25 percent.
A Republican Party that rejects Donald Trump after he had led the entire field by substantial margins for almost a year could stimulate a seismic political revolt leading to a third party campaign. Trumpites would legitimately complain that the nomination had been stolen from him.
Donald Trump stood up the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) this weekend because the optics of a hostile reception would have been terrible for him. Instead he went to Wichita, but he still lost Kansas to Ted Cruz.
Donald Trump has thrown Republican orthodoxy, from foreign policy to free markets, out the window. He's insulted and belittled the party establishment's champions. And he's trouncing them in the polls.
Mitt made a long speech full of many detailed reasons why Donald Trump is absolutely unacceptable as a presidential candidate; but if Trump becomes the nominee, then Mitt will put party in front of country and go right ahead and support Trump anyway.
Everyone knows that there are games and evasion in politics. Everyone knows that political parties prey on people's prejudices. People are not stupid, they are just tired of politicians treating them as if they are.