Saturday, March 12, 2016

Today In Both Sides Do It: Reince Priebus

The future marketing director of the Dover, New Jersey chamber of commerce is still clinging for dear life to thrashing GOP beast and praying for some miracle to save him from being the man who will go down in history as the answer the trivia question, "Who was running the Republican Party when it finally choked to death on its own stoopid?"

But until that miracle arrives, whoever owns the mortgage on Reince Priebus' soul has obviously made it Very Very Clear that he is to stick to the fucking party line (Very, Very Not Safe For Work):

From Time magazine (h/t Karoli from Crooks & Liars):
The head of the Republican Party is condemning the violence that broke out Friday at a Donald Trump rally in Chicago, calling on both sides to exercise restraint.

“While we have differences, our right to free speech should be just that: speech,” Priebus said in a statement, which appeared first on TIME. “Violence is never the answer. Violence only begets more violence. As we go further along in this election cycle, I ask those on my side of the political spectrum and those on the left to engage actively in the political process in a manner that continues to make our democracy the envy of the rest of the world. Leaders and activists in both parties bear a responsibility to ensure that the discourse we engage in promotes the best of America.”
Meanwhile, over at the easiest job In American journalism, Beltway Both Siderist Hero First Class, David Brooks, is still laboring mightily to make "Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders" a thing:
Personally, I don’t think there is one correct answer to whether we want a dog or a cat as leader. Depends on the situation; there are successful examples of both types. But I’m struck by how catlike Obama is. And it’s striking how many Americans have responded by going for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, who are bad versions of the bounding in/we-can-change-everything doggy type.


dinthebeast said...

So DFB has doggy-style on his brain? (It's got to be a brain, it's at the end of his spinal cord...

-Doug in Oakland

Kevin Holsinger said...

Good morning, Mr. Glass.

Wait. I thought when you said your Internet Kitty was the President, you were joking. I was supposed to take that literally?

Be seeing you.

Redhand said...

The future marketing director of the Dover, New Jersey chamber of commerce

How ironic!! Are you aware that RP's birthplace ( is now one of the most Hispanic, "taken over-by-the-brown-people" immigrant towns in all of NJ? If RP is out of a job, I don't think he could get one as dog-catcher there.

And what's with DFB and cats-and-dogs anyway? WTF? He's reduced to making lame-ass pet analogies as his party falls apart? Even here he's full of it. If Trump is a dog, he's not a "bounding in" canine, which implies a big, friendly, Marmaduke-like "big dog." Rather, Trump's a vicious Doberman ready to leap up and rip one's throat out.

A scandal that the NYT pays DFB to write this dogshit.

RUKidding said...

Please ask those handcuffed proles on the left to stop slamming their faces into the clenched fists of Trump supporters! Some civility please you raucous hippies!

John Taylor said...

By catlike I'm assuming Brooks means sane. Donald Trump is nothing like Bernie Sanders, not even close.

Robt said...

Quoting RoboRubio;
"I think that all the gates of civility have been blown apart. We've now reached a point where everyone on both sides everyone is just saying or doing whatever they want, and you know, you can't just say or do whatever you want," he said. "This is not about political correctness. This is about rules of civility and the way a society talks to each other."

How did they go from " NOT OUR FAULT WHAT SO EVER, Obama caused it...!

To Both sides ????? How???? The word math does not equate..!

But here is the Deal closer---- Yes, if the Donald is our nominee, I shall vote for him.

Yes Trump is the most horrible thing for Conservatism. But as a true Defender of the conservative faith. I will vote for Trump because he does not have a "D" in front of his name. No matter how bad it will be for the Country.
It is about a republican win.

You must have a soul to lose it........Mark's denial.

Mark 8:36King James Version (KJV)

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Jimbo said...

Prince Reibus has been long proven as an incompetent. The fact that he published his reprimand in Time, which no one reads anymore, certainly not Trumps' thugs, is proof enough that the GOP Establishment is still in its 40 year ideologically-based denial of reality.

Li'l Innocent said...

Good lord, the obvious anagram comes from Dover??? Redhand is right, that old industrial town (by old I mean 19th-mid 20th century) is deeply Hispanic now. The voters go for Democrats in presidential contests with turnouts over 60%; it's one of the 2 towns in this historically rich R county that usually vote Dem.

I guess anyplace above a certain population level is capable of producing an empty suit or two.

Donald Walsh said...

This month Trump chose campaign event violence as a way to keep himself in the headlines. Next month it'll be the mysterious food poisoning of his staff or how suspicious activity on his checking account can be traced to Bill Clinton. He's not about violence, he's about headlines, guys. DNFTT

Unknown said...

Preibus was never in charge. He's the Corporate Scapegoat for the true rulers of the GOP - all the corporate CEOs who hold the purse strings.

He's Chet Wallaby - scoring bank for telling everyone that he's inc harge and is acting alone.