SINCE REINCE PRIEBUS became the Republican National Chairman in January 2011, I've shied away from mentioning him because there was a very good chance that I would misspell his name. That was easy to do because the name has two versions of "ei" and who could remember which came first?
But now we have to recognize that he is as irrelevant as the GOP chairman as I would be. Indeed, you could say that he is a disgrace to a party that has expressed its hatred of President Obama in so many beastly ways. Priebus came out of obscurity to compare the president to Capt. Schettino, the miserable coward who was charged with manslaughter after he abandoned the tilted Italian cruise ship in which at least 16 people have died.
In an abysmal non-apologetic explanation, he believed the comparison was quite appropriate and talked of how Obama has abandoned the needs of the public to campaign for reelection. As he put it earlier on a CBS-TV Sunday morning program, "We're going talk about our own Little Captain Schettino, who 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."
Look out, Reince. If that's how you want to play the game, somebody might well refer to you as the new Goebbels of the Republican Party.