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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 146 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Reince Priebus slams Ebola blame game

    10/14/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 14, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is pushing back against charges that Republicans are responsible for budget cut that have made it harder to contain the Ebola outbreak. “Obviously, this is just desperation on the part of this idiotic group,” Priebus said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends on Tuesday, referring to the Agenda Project which released an ad that blames the GOP for slashing funding the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. (snip) Priebus fired back, saying, “They’re walking this dangerous path on trying to point out blame on Ebola when, in fact, if you...
  • Huckabee: "I'll Leave GOP, Become Independent"

    10/10/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 103 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10/10/2014 (10:00 am) | Staff
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee warns he'll leave the Republican Party if it stops opposing same-sex marriage and abortion. "I'm gone. I'll become independent. I'll start finding people that have guts to stand. I'm tired of this," he told the American Family Association's radio show. His comments follow the recent Supreme Court decision not to take up gay marriage. "I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue when, if they continue this direction they guarantee they're gonna lose every election in the future," Huckabee said. "Guarantee it." ...
  • Priebus: GOP Must Win Senate—But He’s Not Worried It Won’t

    10/05/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 05 Oct 2014 12:00 PM | Greg Richter
    Republicans have to take control of the Senate in the November 4 midterm elections or they will have failed in their mission, says Reince Priebus, chairman of Republican National Committee. But, he told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday, he isn’t concerned. “The question for us is, are we going to win with six, seven or eight seats?” Priebus said. …
  • RNC Statement on June Jobs Report

    07/03/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on today’s jobs report: “We’re glad to see some Americans found work last month, but we can’t rest until jobs are easy to find. That’s why Republicans have passed dozens of jobs bills in the House of Representatives. Sadly, Democrats in Washington, DC, have other priorities. The most recent GDP numbers not only revealed that the economy slowed down in the first quarter; they also showed that Democrat policies are wrong for the economy. (SNIP) We need a Republican majority in the Senate so we can get job-creating legislation to the president’s...
  • Apology from the RNC Director of Rapid Response

    05/08/2014 10:50:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | Chairman Reince Priebus
    The below apology from Jahan Wilcox, which was posted by Chairman Priebus, is appreciated by RedState, as is the severe reprimand that we were told was administered. Unfortunately, the willingness of some within the ranks of the party apparatus to demean, and sometimes even work against, conservative candidates has grown this primary cycle.
  • RNC Chairman: Is The White House Trying To Protect Hillary On Benghazi?

    04/30/2014 10:01:34 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 21 replies
    The DC ^ | April 30 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus wants to know if the Obama administration is “stonewalling” on releasing more documents related to the 2012 attacks in Benghazi in order to protect Hillary Clinton, a likely 2016 presidential candidate. His comments come after the group Judicial Watch — through a Freedom of Information Act request — obtained an email indicating the White House was directly involved in crafting the now-debunked talking points on Benghazi. Priebus wants to know if there are more documents that could reveal new information on the events surrounding the attacks – and if so – what is keeping...
  • Chairman Reince Priebus refuses to endorse Chamber of Commerce's view on immigration

    04/29/2014 9:23:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Laura played Tom Donahue from the Chamber saying:" We can’t harvest our food, care for our sick, or sustain our military without immigrants and temporary workers." She asked Priebus his feelings. Priebus said he "would like to see sanctuary cities losing their federal money."
  • Reince Priebus Predicts 2014 ‘Tsunami Election’ for GOP

    03/18/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-18-14 | Matt Wilstein
    I think we’re in for a tsunami-type election in 2014,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus told the audience at Tuesday morning’s Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington, D.C. Looking ahead to this fall’s midterm elections, Priebus boldly predicted big gains for the GOP, especially in the Senate. ”My belief is, it’s going to be a very big win, especially at the U.S. Senate level, and we may add some seats in congressional races,” Priebus predicted. “But I need to and we need to at the RNC make sure that we can capture the positives and the benefits we’ve been...
  • Priebus Tweet Sparks Outrage: Sarah Palin Not Mentioned as Important Figure in Women’s History Month

    03/01/2014 7:18:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | March 1, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Reince Priebus ✔ @Reince This month, we all honor all women, including the many Republican women trailblazers http://bit.ly/ME3EMX #WHM 10:20 AM - 1 Mar 2014 RNC Statement on Women’s History Month - GOP WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks the... RNC @GOP 21 Retweets 10 favorites RNC Statement on Women’s History Month Posted March 1, 2014 WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks...
  • Priebus Battles Gregory: At Least Christie Fires People, Obama ‘Doubles Down’ on Them

    01/12/2014 10:18:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/12/2014 | Evan McMurry
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sparred with Meet the Press host David Gregory on Sunday morning over whether New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should be held liable for creating a “culture” in his administration that encouraged political retribution, as the chairman had said President Barack Obama should be with regards to the IRS scandal. “He trusted people that lied to him and he fired those people,” Priebus said. “The president doubles down on Eric Holder, he doubles down on Hillary Clinton and Lois Lerner and Susan Rice. It’s the opposite effect.” RELATED: Giuliani: Christie Unaware of Traffic Scheme Just Like Obama...
  • RNC starts negative ads in 40 media markets

    01/08/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 5:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    The Republican National Committee began running ads in 40 media markets Tuesday mostly targeting incumbent senators who supported President Barack Obama’s health care program. Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, meanwhile, gave $2.5 million to help Democrats defend their majority in the Senate. The early action suggests Republicans see the president’s signature domestic achievement as their way to keep control of the House and perhaps win the Senate. With more than 300 days remaining before Election Day, both sides are looking to set the agenda before voters start paying attention. “Obamacare is going to be the issue in 2014,”...
  • G.O.P. Weighs Limiting Clout of Right Wing (Rove, Priebus to pick our candidates for us...)

    11/07/2013 5:44:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 148 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/6/13 | JEREMY W. PETERS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Leaders of the Republican establishment, alarmed by the emergence of far-right and often unpredictable Tea Party candidates, are pushing their party to rethink how it chooses nominees and advocating changes they say would result in the selection of less extreme contenders. The push comes as the national Republican Party is grappling with vexing divisions over its identity and image, and mainstream leaders complain that more ideologically-driven conservatives are damaging the party with tactics like the government shutdown. The debate intensified on Wednesday after Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the deeply conservative Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, lost a close race...
  • An Open Letter to the RNC and Reince Priebus

    11/06/2013 11:02:05 AM PST · by Shery · 27 replies
    vanity | 6 November, 2013 | Shery
    I join a massive number of republican-voting citizens who have had it with the likes of you all, from Reince Priebus on down. You say you represent the party of small government and pro-family values. You act anything but. We are sick and tired of the party’s move to the left and to your empty promises of support for the party’s planks. We have tried to stay on, especially since the election of more democrats is killing our country, its culture, morality, and its economy. The democrat party is the anti-America Marxist party and you all seem to like their...
  • Mark Levin, RNC Chair Brawl Over GOP Party’s Support (or Failure to Support) Cuccinelli

    11/06/2013 10:45:23 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | 11-5-13 | Fox News via The Right Scoop
    <p>Both Reince Priebus and Mark Levin were on WMAL Tuesday…but not at the same time. RNC Chair Reince Priebus was asked to respond to comments Mark Levin has made that they’ve done next to nothing to support Cuccinelli in the VA. Gov. race. Priebus basically said that the RNC has spent 3 million on their ground game in VA which doesn’t just help Cuccinelli, but also other candidates on the Republican ticket.</p>
  • Republican Rep. Sensenbrenner: Re-Impose the ‘Full Power’ of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

    09/03/2013 9:56:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 3, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    PJ Media has engaged in a long-running series of articles regarding Republicans who are trying to re-impose the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was partially struck down by the US Supreme Court this summer. We reported that staff within the Republican National Committee are working to re-impose it, outside the public eye. The RNC officially and vehemently denied. But. We’ve also tracked the statements of elected Republicans including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, and the activities of their lobbyists and staffs. Sensenbrenner is under the influence of a long-time former staffer who is currently lobbying for the far-left ACLU. Juan Williams, Democrat...
  • Celebrate the March (GOP-E Pandering)

    08/28/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    WaPo and Self ^ | August 28, 2013 | Reince Priebus
    50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before a crowd of hundreds of thousands and declared “1963 is not an end, but a beginning.” Though a half century has passed, the power of Dr. King’s words has only grown stronger. As we commemorate the anniversary of the March on Washington we don’t look just to the past; we look to the future. An anniversary like this isn’t just a call to remembrance. It’s a call to action. We must seize the basic promise of America’s founding: that all are created equal....
  • THE RNC CHAIR’S HORRIFIC OPEN-BORDERS PANDERING (Michelle Malkin)

    08/21/2013 11:55:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 21, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had a message last week for outspoken conservatives who support strict immigration enforcement policies: Shut up. Yes, the head of the RNC is more concerned about protecting the party’s Hispanic vote-pandering campaign than protecting law-abiding citizens from the devastating consequences of illegal immigration.At the RNC’s annual summer meeting in Boston, Priebus complained that openly advocating self-deportation policies during last year’s election season was “horrific” and that rule-of-law rhetoric “hurts us.” Yes, really.So is it OK to discuss during off-year election cycles? Leap years? Weekends? Holidays? Can the GOP sensitivity police let us in...
  • A reply to Reince Priebus for money

    08/20/2013 10:48:02 PM PDT · by Delacon · 13 replies
    Dear Mr. Priebus, I just received a request for a donation. I will not be giving any money to the GOP on any federal level until two things happen. 1) Any immigration bill dies in congress this year. I don't trust the party to dangle out enforcement and border security in an amnesty deal. I don't trust the GOP to work anything out. Amnesty will kill the conservative movement, if not the GOP and I am sick of my voice not being heard. So don't waste the paper and postage mailing me unless congress passes an enforcement/border security only law....
  • GOP CHIEF: Mitt Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Quote Was 'Racist' And 'Horrific'

    08/16/2013 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Friday August 16, 2013
    <p>BOSTON — In condemning Rep. Steve King's incendiary comments on immigration, RNC chairman Reince Priebus swept in his party's presidential nominee, saying that talk of "self-deportation" was "horrific" and even "racist."</p> <p>"Using the word 'self-deportation' — it's a horrific comment to make," Priebus said, in a forceful rebuke. "I don't think it has anything to do with our party. When someone makes those comments, obviously, it's racist."</p>
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 August 2013

    08/11/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 112 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 August 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 11th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Steve King, R-Iowa; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Anu Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women's Action Network.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.THIS WEEK (ABC): Edward Snowden's father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • Will Democrats & The GOP Both Agree To Have Presidential Primary Debates On Fox News?

    08/06/2013 3:37:28 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    8/6/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Should Democrats have at least one presidential primary debate on Fox News? Will Republicans once agin have primary debates on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, with Democrats only debating on CNN and MSNBC, but not Fox News? And why not have both parties have one presidential debate (once each party has their nominee) on: Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and finally Link TV (for a total of 4 presidential debates), where Link TV can rip into both political parties on the NSA program, interventionism, NAFTA, the federal reserve, etc? Surely the Dem-e and GOP-e would love this...
  • RNC Says No Debates If NBC and CNN Don’t Pull Clinton Movies

    08/05/2013 12:23:48 PM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    ABC.go ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | Shushannah Walshe
    The Republican National Committee has a message for NBC and CNN: If they don’t pull their planned Hillary Clinton miniseries and movie, no RNC partnered 2016 debates for them. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote a letter to the heads of both networks to “express his deep disappointment” in their decision to either air a miniseries in NBC’s case or a movie in CNN’s, writing that the networks are “promoting former Secretary Hillary Clinton ahead of her likely candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. “As an American company, you have every right to air programming of your choice,”...
  • How embarrassing: Priebus tells Latinos, “The GOP has changed.”

    07/02/2013 3:56:12 AM PDT · by onyx · 51 replies
    Jen Kuznicki.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Jen Kuznicki
    This past weekend at a Latino conference, Priebus told the audience that the GOP has changed. We have? How so? Republicans have “reshaped” their outreach, Mr. Priebus told the group, which represents some 6,000 officials. Republicans get community; they get neighborhoods and churches. They get immigration and educational reform plus economic opportunity. “In America, it doesn’t matter where you come from; it matters where you’re going,” Mr. Priebus noted. This embarrassing RNC leader just accepted an unchallenged critique as truth and then proceeded to flog himself.Somehow, the Republican party never ‘got’ community or neighborhoods and churches, or immigration and educational...
  • Reince Priebus to Latinos: the GOP has changed (Loser alert!)

    07/01/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2013 | Jennifer Harper
    The Grand Old Party has changed. No really. That was the earnest message from Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, who took his claim to the annual National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference, which ended Sunday in Chicago. Republicans have “reshaped” their outreach, Mr. Priebus told the group, which represents some 6,000 officials. Republicans get community; they get neighborhoods and churches. They get immigration and educational reform plus economic opportunity. “In America, it doesn’t matter where you come from; it matters where you’re going,” Mr. Priebus noted.
  • Priebus: Obama Creating "Atmosphere of Guerrilla Warfare"

    05/20/2013 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Corner ^ | May 20,2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus accused President Obama of having “built up an atmosphere of guerrilla warfare” that created fertile ground for the scandals now roiling his administration.
  • RNC Chairman calls for Holder resignation

    05/14/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus believes Attorney General Eric Holder should resign for tapping the phones of the Associated Press, calling the move a violation of the First Amendment. Here is his statement: “Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society. The First Amendment doesn’t request the federal government to respect it; it demands it. Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. Because Attorney General Holder has so egregiously...
  • Grassroots Activists Turned Away at the RNC

    04/16/2013 3:03:15 PM PDT · by Hilda · 27 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 4/16/2013 | Jason Pye
    Just days after the Republican National Committee (RNC) rejected most proposed rules changes that would undo the power grab from last year’s convention, a number of grassroots activists stopped by to express their disappointment with party leaders and let them know that they would not give up the fight. Shortly after 10am, around 50 activists (pictured above) showed up at RNC headquarters in Washington, DC to present a representative from the party with a open letter to Chairman Reince Priebus that hit at the heart of grassroots’ frustration with the party. “As grassroots fiscally conservative activists from states across the...
  • Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP

    04/10/2013 4:58:07 PM PDT · by yongin · 123 replies
    First Read NBC News ^ | April 9, 2013 | Michael O'Brien
    A group of high-profile social conservatives warned Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a letter this week that their supporters could abandon the GOP if the party seeks to change its position on social issues, particularly same-sex marriage. Thirteen social conservatives, representing various influential groups, wrote Priebus ahead of the RNC's quarterly meeting this week in Los Angeles to sternly rebuke the conclusions of a post-election report that advised Republican elected officials to adopt a softer tone toward social issues. "We respectfully warn GOP Leadership that an abandonment of its principles will necessarily result in the abandonment of our...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to GOP: Don’t go ‘Old Testament’ on gays

    03/27/2013 10:45:06 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 265 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, issued some words of advice for fellow GOPers: Get in the 21st century with same-sex-marriage issues. “We do have a platform, and we adhere to that platform,” Mr. Priebus said in a USA Today video. “But it doesn’t mean that we divide and subtract people from our party” who favor gay marriage. “I don’t believe we need to act like Old Testament heretics,” he said in the USA Today video. Rather, Republicans “have to strike a balance between principle and grace and respect.” His statements come as the U.S. Supreme Court is...
  • Thomas Sowell to Newsmax: GOP Outreach to Blacks ‘Most Unpromising’

    03/23/2013 10:13:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 22, 2013 | Todd Beamon & John Bachman
    Economist and conservative author Thomas Sowell tells Newsmax TV that “Republicans have a decades-long record” of reaching out to the black vote in the “most unpromising way possible.” And based on the party’s strategy moving forward, he says, not much has changed. “I’m baffled by so many things that the Republican Party does nationally,” Sowell tells Newsmax on Friday in an exclusive interview. Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, tells Newsmax the GOP’s current plan to woo minorities is the same misguided strategy employed decades ago by former President Ronald Reagan. “When [Reagan] set out...
  • Priebus's GOP Autopsy Misses the Point [GOP Overhaul Needs Proven Sales Principles]

    03/20/2013 8:58:12 AM PDT · by Moseley · 28 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | March 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The Republican Party is violating time-tested, basic principles of sales and marketing. That's why the GOP is failing to communicate its messages. On Monday, the Republican National Committee released a massive reform strategy, whimsically labeled an "autopsy" or "reboot," to completely overhaul the GOP. Like Democrats in 1992, Republicans are growing hungry to win in 2014 and 2016. Here is what is wrong with the Republican Party. This author taught in a sales training seminar firm in Eastern Europe, International Trendsetters. The solutions are overwhelmingly time-tested and proven in real life. This is not theory. Republicans are chronically making classic...
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOP’s prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...
  • 'Autopsy' Is the Right Word: RNC Releases Report on Party's Future

    03/18/2013 10:51:55 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 18, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released its long-awaited study on the 2012 elections, with detailed recommendations about how the party can improve its future. The report, entitled the “Growth and Opportunity Project,” was compiled by a special committee consisting of former Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, veteran GOP adviser Sally Bradshaw, former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, Puerto Rico committeewoman Zori Fonalledas, and South Carolina committeeman Glenn McCall. For several months, RNC chairman Reince Priebus has referred to the committee’s report on the state of the party as an “autopsy.” It is an apt description, because the 100-page report...
  • Reince Priebus re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RINO insanity...)

    01/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been overwhelmingly re-elected to his post by committee members.
  • Republicans prepare for a comeback: ‘We can’t come off as a bunch of angry white men’

    01/25/2013 10:38:24 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Republicans prepare for a comeback: ‘We can’t come off as a bunch of angry white men’ By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News Political Reporter CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Republican National Committee members gathered here to re-elect Chairman Reince Priebus for a second term. But by week's end, that vote seemed secondary to the question of the party's long term survival. After three months of denial, anger, despair and depression over the results of a bruising national election that gave Democrats an edge in Congress and kept President Barack Obama in the White House, Republicans know they must adapt if they are to...
  • Michael Steele floats running for RNC chairman again

    11/12/2012 7:10:44 PM PST · by Arthurio · 97 replies
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is floating the idea of running for his old post again. In an interview on C-SPAN on Sunday, Steele was first asked if he thought current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus should run for another term. Priebus has suggested that he is leaning toward running for reelection.
  • RNC's Priebus: Matthews 'unhinged,' 'hysterical,' 'bizarre'

    08/30/2012 8:53:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/12 | Paul Bedard
    Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday unleashed a sharp attack on liberal TV critic Chris Matthews, calling the MSNBC Hardball host "bizarre," "unhinged," and "hysterical" for charging the GOP with playing the race card. Appearing on America's Radio News Network with hosts John McCaslin and Chris Salcedo, Priebus said that when challenged by Matthews over race earlier this week, he tried to avoid a fight, though he did call Matthews a "jerk." Recalling the episode, Priebus said, "my reaction was, as it was happening was, OK Chris Matthews is just trying to make a scene for his
  • PICKET: RNC Chair wants Akin to 'step aside' and not come to convention

    08/20/2012 9:57:26 PM PDT · by Bratch · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appeared on CNN's Out Front on Monday evening and spoke to Erin Burnett about the controversial statements made by Rep. Todd Akins, Missouri Republican, regarding rape. He called for Mr. Akin, who is running for Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill, to "step aside and let someone else run for that office." Chairman Priebus also said that he "prefer that Todd Akin do the right thing for our party and our candidates" and "not come" to the upcoming RNC Convention in Tampa.
  • No Lie (Day-By-Day Sunday Cartoon)

    08/18/2012 7:05:44 PM PDT · by Bratch · 2 replies
    Day by Day ^ | 08-19-2012 | Chris Muir
  • Reince Priebus Hopes Sarah Palin Speaks in Tampa

    08/07/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/7/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hopes Sarah Palin will speak at the Republican convention in Tampa. “I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Monday night. If Palin does speak, she would join other prominent GOP women whose national profiles have risen since Palin was pushed onto the national spotlight after McCain chose her as his running mate. In addition to Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez also will be speaking. Palin told a reporter July 25 from The Tampa Bay Times...
  • Dukes Up for Priebus

    04/27/2012 7:47:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 27, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    It’s a new chapter in the 2012 presidential campaign, and for Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, it means he no longer has to remain neutral watching the GOP contenders slug it out. The party chairman talked to NRO about how the RNC would help the Romney campaign and down-ticket GOP candidates across the country. He also discussed the RNC’s recent complaint to the General Accountability Office about the president’s doing campaign-style events at taxpayers’ expense. NRO: Your video department has been busy lately.REINCE PRIEBUS: They’re doing a great job. We’ve actually hired a person in-house whose entire job...
  • RNC Chairman Priebus likens Obama to Italian cruise ship captain

    01/29/2012 9:47:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/29/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, called President Obama a “Captain Schettino” for going on the campaign trail. “We’re going to talk about our own little Captain Schettino, which is President Obama who’s abandoning the ship here in the United States and is more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president,” Priebus said on CBS’s Face The Nation. Francesco Schettino was the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that partially sank off the coast of Italy earlier this month. Schettino allegedly abandoned ship and has been arrested on multiple charges.
  • Two more ex-Walker aides charged in John Doe investigation

    01/26/2012 9:43:00 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-26-12 | MARY SPICUZZA
    Two more former aides to Gov. Scott Walker have been charged with crimes linked to political fundraising while working on county time in the ongoing John Doe investigation. Both worked for Walker while he was serving as Milwaukee County Executive, and both are accused of fundraising activities while at their taxpayer-funded day jobs. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Thursday that Kelly Rindfleisch, the former deputy chief of staff for Walker, also worked as a fundraiser for then lieutenant governor candidate Brett Davis. She is charged with four felony counts of misconduct in public office. Prosecutors say Rindfleisch spent...
  • Reince Priebus Expects Nominee ‘Pretty Quickly’

    12/27/2011 9:55:00 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 33 replies · 6+ views
    politico.com ^ | 12/27/11 | TIM MAK
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday that he’s not worried about the muddled state of affairs in the Republican presidential primary and predicts the party “will have a nominee pretty quickly.” “It’s a horse race. There’s no doubt about it. Let’s put this in perspective. We haven’t had one single primary yet,” said Priebus on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We’ll get there. And we will have a nominee pretty quickly.” Priebus dismissed worries that there is currently no clear leader in the GOP contest and said it was nothing for Republicans to worry about.
  • RNC chairman promises to make Fast and Furious a 2012 election theme

    12/23/2011 7:37:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 December, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reiterated his call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation on Wednesday, and promised Operation Fast and Furious will be an election issue in 2012. “Holder may want to point fingers and play the blame game, but as the Attorney General, he bears the responsibility,” Priebus told The Daily Caller. “It’s past time for the attorney general to come clean and take responsibility and if he doesn’t, he has a boss who should.” “Obama’s leadership deficit in holding the members of his administration accountable demonstrates yet again that the president is taking Washington in the...
  • GOP To Push Stronger Voter I.D. Laws, Says ‘Voter Fraud Is Real’

    07/18/2011 9:50:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Matt Cover
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus repeated his party’s commitment to stronger voter identification laws, saying that the GOP would not give up the fight against voter fraud. “I think that we need to make it easy to vote, hard to cheat, and I think that that’s a mantra that we ought to shout from the rooftops all over the country as a Party,” ... Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) Chairman David Norcross said that voter fraud issues were very real, despite complaints from liberals that it is largely a phantom problem. Cross cited several cases where states had found...
  • Republican Leadership Conference kicks off [Palin, Romney and Pawlenty not attending]

    06/16/2011 7:24:54 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Republican Leadership Conference kicks off C.J. Ciaramella Top Republicans will flock to New Orleans today for the Republican Leadership Conference, where presidential hopefuls and GOP leaders will try to woo the party faithful during the three-day event. The annual conference, formerly the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, has become a bellwether for the Republican Party, especially because of its audience straw polls. Presidential candidates speaking this year include Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. (DNC chair looking forward to working...
  • New RNC chairman says NC will be 2012 battleground

    05/26/2011 9:53:28 PM PDT · by Conservative RC · 18 replies
    Timesunion.com ^ | 5/25/2011 | Martha Waggoner
    RALEIGH, N.C (AP) — The Republican National Committee's new chairman on Wednesday pleaded with North Carolina party leaders for more money to support candidates in 2012, but some activists told him the national party needs to better embrace the conservative values of the tea party movement. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that North Carolina will be a battleground state in the 2012 election. President Barack Obama carried the Tar Heel State in 2008 and Democrats plan to hold their 2012 convention in Charlotte. But Priebus said the RNC will first need to make progress in reducing its debt. RNC...
  • New chairman Priebus cleans up RNC after Michael Steele’s tumultuous tenure

    04/17/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2011 | Dan Balz
    After two tumultuous years, the Republican National Committee is getting back to business. The hangover from former RNC chairman Michael Steele’s tenure still hasn’t faded. But the new party chairman, Reince Priebus, has begun to restore order and to replenish the committee’s depleted bank account. Whether he can raise enough money and create the machinery needed to help the party’s 2012 nominee compete against President Obama and his seasoned political operation will be the real test of his chairmanship. Priebus, the former Wisconsin GOP chairman, is taking things a step at a time: restore connections with the party’s major donors,...