Marcus Barlow

Marcus
Barlow

Barlow is a Republican strategist.

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Barlow is a Republican strategist.

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February 9, 2017 4:06 PM

Evolution of a Trump Conservative

January of last year I wrote a column to decry the oft-used liberal pejorative of “racist” towards anyone that disagrees with them. In that column, I also stated that I was not, and never would be a Trump supporter, but calling him a racist was unfair because it was untrue. Later that year, on November 8th, 2016 I proudly cast a vote for the Republican ticket of Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for…

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February 11, 2016 12:17 PM 18 Comments

Marlin Stutzman – Democratic Spokesman

Political campaigns are an exercise in selfishness. I understand that. Campaigns are built as cults of personality around a single candidate to get them elected. In primary elections, your opponents are people with similar, if not the same, beliefs as you in your same party. While the exercise in selfishness during a primary is understandable, I do, however, expect that the ultimate mission of beating the other party, the people you truly disagree with, remains…

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November 17, 2015 3:45 PM 7 Comments

Safety not Hate

So….now that a liberal Democrat Governor has joined other Governors in refusing to allow Syrian refugees, I wonder if some of my colleagues will continue to characterize Governor Pence as a hate-monger for simply doing his job to keep Hoosiers safe. I mean, it’s bad enough that we’ve had to swallow the hypocrisy of liberals standing in unison to call for a ban on guns or stricter gun laws, after every gun crime committed, while…

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November 16, 2015 3:58 PM 8 Comments

Governor Pence is Doing His Job

At a base level, government primarily exists to keep us safe. The chief reason we give up personal freedom to the government is for collective safety. In light of that, it is amazing to me that liberals (mostly Democrats and some Marion County Republicans) can look at what’s happening and has happened around the world and not see the potential danger in accepting Syrian refugees in Indiana. The idea that we have detailed information on refugees…

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November 10, 2015 12:56 PM 10 Comments

Don’t Set My Priorities

The definition of arrogance (by Merriam-Webster) is an insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people. In the case of Indiana Republican politics it can be defined as a rich former CEO thinking that he can control the priorities for the whole state…..and even the country. First, let me say that I applaud any civic involvement. Even if I disagree with your positions,…

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November 5, 2015 12:38 PM 4 Comments

2015 Municipal Elections: A Requiem for Debate

Post-election articles/columns can be tricky. Oftentimes you have to make the choice as to whether you are going to wax poetic about the campaigns that won, or armchair quarterback the campaigns that lost. In this column, I will attempt to do neither, I might fail, but I’ll give it my best. There is no denying that this past Tuesday was a bad day for Marion County Republicans. I don’t say this to blame anyone, I’m…

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October 28, 2015 11:01 AM 16 Comments

Don’t Punch Cops

There are times when cops overstep their authority. In any profession where people are involved, there will be some of those people that don’t deserve the responsibilities they are given. It’s a fact. I have seen no evidence, however, that we are in the middle of an epidemic of police brutality to the point where there is a conspiracy of cops seeking to unfairly brutalize minorities. There just isn’t. Take the latest example of supposed…

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October 23, 2015 11:40 AM 20 Comments

Hillary Clinton: A Lesson in Prevarication

I’ve gotta hand it to Secretary Clinton, she never lets the truth ruin her talking points. I’ve heard from many of my friends that support Hillary Clinton for President that they were happy with her performance, one even going as far to say that she looked “Presidential.” What does it say about our present political climate that we no longer care about substance or integrity, our definition of being “Presidential” relies primarily on perception. If…

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October 14, 2015 11:34 AM 4 Comments

The Rare Democratic Debate

I normally wouldn’t waste time watching a Presidential Primary debate this early in the season, but the fact that Democrats are having so few debates elevated it to the rarity of seeing a blood moon, so I was forced to watch last night’s debacle. What really amazed me is that four grown men, and one grown woman, during the age of instant access to information, actually thought they could get away with lying to the…

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May 28, 2015 9:24 AM 22 Comments

Bad News for John Gregg and Indiana Liberals

I have refrained from talking about RFRA, for many reasons, but I just can’t help but wonder what’s going on right now in the John Gregg for Governor Part Deux war room now that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has revealed that Indiana’s April unemployment rate had one of the best improvements in the country dropping to 5.4% as Indiana added 10,600 jobs. What’s most impressive is that the jobs came from private sector growth and…

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