On Monday, GOP National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus made an awesome announcement. He is going to spend millions rebranding the GOP and attracting minorities. Lord Have Mercy, it’s like Dumb and Dumber meets Clueless! Evidently the whole idea is to stop insulting minorities, young people, immigrants, and gays. If they do that, then they risk annoying the John Birch libertarian end of the party. The problem with insulting the John Birch end of the party is they are the ones with the very deep pockets and all the money. It also looks to The Pink Flamingo like Priebus wants to top load the primaries in order to keep someone like Mitt Romney from losing. It also leads to my question about Mittens planning another run.
“...So drastically shorter primary phase, much earlier nominating convention, many fewer debates. Aren’t all of Reince Priebus’s structural reforms basically aimed at dramatically reducing the time period in which the actual Republican party base is on display for the public at large?…” Josh Marshall
There is no real Republican base remaining. Oh, there is a base, but not made up of ‘normal’ Republicans, or those of us who are still holding out hope that something near miraculous may happen to save the Grand Old Party.
All maudlin emotions aside, it is just way too much fun to watch. We’re watching the pending train wreck that is the incompetence and corruption of Reince Priebus, get ready to blow up the way Gomez Addams would do it, with lots of TnT! The Pink Flamingo has heard that Rick Santorum is ticked because this is going to hurt him. Never mind he ruined any possibility of being taken seriously when he became a ‘columnist’ for World Nut Daily.
None of this really matters. What is is all about is just another attempt for big money to continue their assault on the dying elephant. The vast majority of the big money is libertarian and John Birch. They are basically racist, and seriously dislike women.
The current chair of the GOP defies explanation. As Charles Johnson wrote:
“...Priebus seems to think the only response needed is to pay people to go out and promote the GOP to “minority communities” — but he completely ignored the question. And there you have the GOP’s problem in a nutshell. They believe they can fix things by just hiring more PR shills, but can’t even be bothered to address a real incident of very real, very ugly racism, at the premier right wing conference.
ON CBS today, Priebus said, “We’ve done a really lousy job of branding and marketing who we are.”
I have to disagree. With “death panels” and “self-deportation” and forced vaginal ultrasounds and insane comments about “legitimate rape” and creationism and climate change denial, the Republican Party has done an absolutely smashing job of demonstrating exactly who they are. The best marketing in the world isn’t going to help you if your product sucks….”
We’re dealing with a group of extremely wealthy, extremely white men who are only interested in furthering their own agenda. There is nothing wrong with rank selfishness. We’re all like that. We look out for our own interests. That is basically what government is. There is nothing wrong with looking out for one’s interests. What is wrong is the amount of money being spent to control the issue, and the fact that the RNC chair seems to think there is nothing wrong with it.
The problem, though, with this agenda is that it is not in the best interest of the country.
- eliminate the minimum wage
- eliminate all rules and regulations for business, trade, banking, Wall Street
- eliminate all safety regulations
- eliminate all environmental regs
- do away with contraceptives, entirely
- force women back into a world resembling the Taliban
- women become incubators for little white babies to repopulate the earth
- end public education
- end all forms of public assistance including Medicare & Social Security
- do away with unions, entirely
- maintain their very low tax rates
- force a plutocracy on the country
- turn the country into an Ayn Rand paradise
In other words, this would transform this nation into something we won’t even recognize. Reince Priebus, abjectly corrupt and incompetent, is the pawn of these special interests. They want to change the way the party works. The nomination process will ultimately be destroyed, with the candidate being selected by a corrupt few in a smoke-free room. We the Little People will be told to applaud the choice.
Don’t worry, they’ve already made their choice. The Pink Flamingo is willing to bet my toy poodle that their nominee for 2016 will be…. drum roll please – Mitt (the loser) Romney.