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):
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: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.”
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.