Reince Preibus is a man hellbent on finding somebody to blame when this political disaster of an election year is over. Reince had an easy job. Keep the carpets clean and clear for just about any man or woman to win our nomination and wipe out the weakest and most damaged candidate that the Democrats have probably ever offered to America.
Almost anybody could have successfully completed this mission, handing Republicans the White House, keeping control of the Senate, and gaining more congressional seats out of pure disgust for the incompetence and corruption that embodies Hillary Clinton.
In it to win it, the Republican Party was mostly united and energized. While we didn’t agree on one candidate at the start, we all agreed that 16 out of 17 would have been a vast improvement over Hillary Clinton. Reince simply needed to steer the ship safely into port.
Instead, Reince, proving himself a lightweight with no backbone, perhaps blinded by celebrity and shaken with inner weakness found himself tripping up to Trump Towers and instead of informing Trump that the Republican institution wasn’t for sale and what he could do with his third party threats, allowed one of the biggest frauds in political history to hijack our party.
Reince protected a passing fad instead of the torch of conservatism. He protected a man instead of the party. He caved to pressure when we needed a leader to stand up and declare that we have nothing in common as a party with the words that comes from the mouth of Donald J. Trump. He led the party from its conservative platform to Democrat-lite. A party that once stood for smaller government, individual liberty, and personal freedom now unabashedly embraces big government subsidies, mandated policies, its own form of Obamacare, and cherry picks its new welfare policies for all.
Now, once again, instead of using his influence and voice as RNC Chairman to unite and heal a fractured GOP during a very contentious election cycle, he’s suddenly discovered a temporary backbone and is using it to vilify and threaten those candidates and office holders who refuse to play this dangerous game he has forced them into, saying, “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”.
We are in the middle of a party upheaval that is bound to leave the Republican party dissolved into the same historical ash heap as the Whigs. Whether Trump wins or loses, there will be a day of reckoning for the Republican Party. It has shunned common sense conservatives and partnered with the most degenerate factions of our society in the false belief that the end justifies the means.
The pain train is comin’. Reince Preibus knows it and like every weak leader, he’s looking for skirts to hide behind.