Saturday, July 7, 2012

Reince Priebus: GOP's wannabe Jon Stewart

Readers,  what would we do without Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus offering us comic relief from the otherwise dreary narrative of  the party's election year playbook?  I mean, he's the megaphone of the national party and there he was telling Wolf Blitzer (who isn't that exciting himself) that  Rep. Allen West was "one of the most  dynamic new Republican stars in our Party...He's got a bright future."

That was  the chaiman's side-splitting response to  Blitzer's question about West describing Obama as a slave boss. Or as West put it earlier about Obama: "He'd rather you be his slave and be economically dependent on him."

Pressed by Blitzer to take the thought further, Priebus declared, "Allen West is an important member of Congress from South Florida.  I'm not going to throw Allen West in a ditch."

Funny that he should refer to West as a dynamic  Republican  star when the same rising star said recently that there were at least 80 or so Communists in Congress!.  On to the ditch, I say!


PJJinOregon said...

West is why the GOP is so interesting. Most GOPers show signs of arrested political development as they have not progressed beyond the era of the John Birch Society. Their sunglasses are really rear view mirrors.

PaulRyanFan84 said...

West's comment about there being 80 some communists in Congress was certainly stupid.

What is wrong, however, with saying that Democrats want to make people dependent upon government?

Grumpy Abe said...

West's reference to Obama, I believe, was linked to slavery - his word, not mine. There's a great difference between slavery and dependency. Some of us depend on Medicare and Social Security, both of which were around long before Obama entered the stage. Slaves were tightly controlled by the plantation owners 24 hours a day - or haven't you read about that? 'No, Rep. West just enjoys being a noisy demagogue, and hardly the person the befogged GOP ought to be honoring as one of its "dynamic new Republican stars."

David Hess said...

One of the most valuable assets of our government is the First Amendment, particularly its free press clause. It enables the likes of RNC chairmen to go on national TV and make insufferable asses of themselves. As for Rep. West of Florida, voters should consign him not to a ditch but the Everglades.

PJJinOregon said...

Sorry David. I'm a card carrying member of "Save the Everglades". Please do not poison the fish and the gators by dumping West into the food chain.

JLM said...

Sorry to pull this old card again, but (along with Wolf Blitzer) Reince Priebus sure sounds like a Nazi name.

Try it.

Field Marshal General Reince Priebus.

Grumpy Abe said...

From what I've read, the field marshals were smarter than Reince, which would be easy enough to prove.