This is the right thing to do for voters. They’re not going to get a real debate of substance if it’s run by a network who wants to help out Hillary Clinton,” said Priebus. “We’re done putting up with this nonsense. There are plenty of other outlets. We’ll still reach voters, maybe more voters,” he added.
The only “nonsense” is the RNC’s behavior instigated by its Chairman. It’s been nine months and counting since Romney lost the election and where is this outreach? How many new non-white voters have we brought to the Republican Party? Where are RNC spokespeople of color? Where’s the grassroots effort to take the vote to people of color and women? Boston is one of the most racially polarized and whitest cities in the nation and the former headquarters of Romney’s presidential campaign, one of the whitest run campaign’s in decades. Why would the RNC host its summer meeting in Boston if it was serious about being the “winning” political party of the future?
Reince continues to show his true priorities are doing business as usual, appealing to a white electorate. When you thought this resolution couldn’t get any worse, it vowed the RNC would reduce the number of GOP primary debates in 2016 because 20 debates made Romney look bad in the end. No, Romney did that all by himself.
Maybe the RNC should focus its efforts on getting behind candidates who actually win in 2016 instead acting like petulant children over a contest poorly lost. Now we know why Governor Bobby Jindal blasted the GOP as the “stupid party.”
The RNC’s resolution has made conservatives everywhere look like the laughing stock of political parties. “Public perception of the Party is at record lows. Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the Party represents, and many minorities wrongly think that Republicans do not like them or want them in the country. When someone rolls their eyes at us, they are not likely to open their ears to us,” page 4, Growth and Opportunity Project.
Maybe rebuilding the party first should be Priebus’ priority. Get a clue Mr. Chairman, you don’t need resolutions pregnant with bluster when you have a winning game plan, candidates and policies. Try getting all three of those things then come back to the liberal networks with your demands.