Things are looking better by the day for Election-Loser-But-Financial-Housecleaner, aka RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus:
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says he has locked up the support needed for a second term.And he has a new
What a relief. I was getting worried they might replace him with someone who actually recognizes just how ineffective the GOP's "appeal to minorities" has been so far, or even more frightening, a former RNC Chairman who actually won elections:
Both former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele had floated the idea of challenging Priebus, but committee sources had previously told The Hill that the current chairman had the backing of most of the committee.That Michael Steele was considering an attempt to get his old job back is news to me. It's kind of funny, actually. Did he ever seriously think he had a chance? He must have missed the memo about foot-in-mouth-disease and squandering funds trumping the winning of elections.
He might even have been the one boasting of a "locked-up" second (or third) term, had he appreciated the fact that the most important function of an RNC Chairman is this:
Priebus took over an organization that was in dire financial straits and helped turn it into a fundraising powerhouse [...]And, only if there's a little free time between fundraising:
But Priebus also acknowledges the party's need to expand its base, by appealing to women and minorities.Though I honestly have no idea how they would propose to do this. Perhaps by continuing the drive to regulate women's reproductive rights and denying paths to citizenship. Or maybe a couple more rape comments might do the trick.
Aha! I figured it out: They can just use the tried-and-true Republican repackaging technique, using stage props, of course:
"Together we're going to make the case to every American from coast to coast that the Republican Party is their party and is the best choice for the future of our great nation and the principles it was founded upon," he says amid a montage showing racially diverse families and American symbols like the Statue of Liberty.From sea to shining sea, Americans will rally anew around the party of defunct ideas, represented by a guy even a majority of "regular" Republicans want to replace:
A poll released Thursday by the Democratic-affiliated firm Public Policy Polling showed that just 20 percent of Republicans wanted Priebus to continue on as chairman, while 37 percent wanted someone else.The bottom line is that once the establishment speaks, it's no longer open for discussion:
But most party insiders, who will determine the outcome, hold him in high regard for turning the committee around after Steele's tenure left the organization in dire financial straits.Congratulations, Mr. Priebus. May your losses in 2014 surpass our wildest dreams.