Another nail has been pounded into the coffin of the Republican Party. Last weekend Reince Priebus issued the following statement:
“Those people need to get on board. And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them.”
I’m pretty sure that is a threat. It would appear that the RNC chair has found his inner tyrant.
This appears to be yet another instance that the Establishment is out of touch. The Chair appears to be completely intent on running roughshod over the conservatives. Though, there appears to be few of us left – if the primary results are any indication. The statement above at first angered me, but the longer I thought about it the better I saw it.
By issuing that demand, Priebus has revealed that he is a mini Pol Pot, Stalin, or Hitler. He did not say he wished that the remaining three candidates who have not endorsed would, Priebus instead basically commanded Cruz, Kasich, and Jeb! to jump on the Trump train. If not, they would not have the resources of the RNC and it would not be “easy for them.”
There is no room for dissent in the RNC. Trump has joined the Establishment, if he ever was divorced from them. We have heard rumors that people were searching for candidates to challenge Ted Cruz for his seat. The chairman’s comments merely confirmed that the attack is currently underway on those who dissent: Priebus will have allegiance to the party or you will be cast into the chasm on Mount Taygetos.
The chairman with the utterance of the command has committed a folly that should be exploited by conservatives. The words are all in his favor, right? Wrong. His command is for everyone to kneel before
Zod… err Trump, is entirely in his favor. What he fails to realize is that by saying that the nominee should command the loyalty of all the candidates illustrates a failure. Can anyone remember the 2010 Alaska Senate primary election? Lisa Murkowski was defeated in the primary by Joe Miller. Murkowski then went on to run as an Independent and won the senate seat. Now she has returned to the fold as a Republican. Has she been punished? I suppose that we should excuse him from such action as he was not the chair. What if David Duke wins or forces a runoff? He’s running as a Republican and if he forces a runoff in Louisiana with a Democrat Priebus’ argument then means that all the Republicans who lost should support Duke.
John Kasich’s spokesperson and top aide, John Weaver, issued a statement for the Chairman:
“The idea of a greater purpose beyond oneself may be alien to political party bosses like Reince Priebus, but it is at the center of everything Governor Kasich does. He will not be bullied by a Kenosha political operative that is unable to stand up for core principles or beliefs.”
I am not sure what others interpret that to mean but I think it means “Go pound sand.” What if Cruz comes out and says essentially the same thing or nothing at all? Mike Lee was asked on the Glenn Beck show this morning about the statement and indicated it was troubling. What are the punishments to be handed down? We already have an indication – no access to donors and a tougher nomination process. There will probably be implicit acceptance if not encouragement of challengers. Cruz I’m sure will have a shiv or knives planted firmly in his back.
Priebus will have to actually come out with some punishment for the offenders to suffer through. If they are the above penalties then the chairman will have to announce them so that others know what will come down. The announcement will shine the light not only on the condemned but on the chairman, as well. It will show that the Republican party is not the party advocating freedom and honor but instead tyranny and debasement. The chairman’s argument is already emerging that the Republican party is a private entity, which is true. The party can do anything it wants but the optics of the move will be mostly negative. A first term senator who is a lone voice is to be punished by the big power. I would bet that the punishment will not be announced and will likely be the secret closing of the donors and encouragement of challengers.
This pronouncement is a great thing for conservatives. Any action taken will show us who stands on principles and is ready to fight the Establishment, and who is not. The tyrannical nature of the Establishment is shown already with the statement but will be reinforced by any action that is taken whether openly or not. Conservatives will come back from the brainwashing of the cult of Trumpism. Those returning, if not still mad at the Establishment, will be given fresh provocation. The chairman will have to follow his policy further and support all Republican nominees even if that means reprehensible candidates. If he does not then his hypocrisy will be on full display. The Republicans who speak out about the threat will be known to us.
I say thank you to Reince Priebus. The chairman has given us a great chance to find out who our enemies are and who our allies could be. This has been one more nail into the coffin for the Republican party. The Republican party was the party of freedom, it started out as a response to slavery, yet it has devolved into a party enslaved by big business, big government, and big interests.
The Republican party must die. Long live conservatism!