RNC Chair Wants to Eliminate Donation Limits

By: Wednesday April 9, 2014 8:06 am

The recent Supreme court decision on McCutcheon v. FEC maybe only one small step towards completely eliminating almost all federal campaign finance law if the Republican party has their way. On the Hugh Hewitt radio show, Republican National Committee Reince Priebus said he opposes any caps on donations to political parties.


Tomorrow’s News Today: The GOP on “How We Lost the House”

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:58 pm

This is a leaked copy of a secret memo [from the future] written by the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, dated Nov. 10, 2014.

You’re Prettier When You Don’t Talk

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 5:40 am

Highly infectious Norwegian skin disease and GOP show-runner Reince Priebus is thinking of pulling the 2016 season of Wheel Of Fortune For Even Stupider People off of CNN and NBC because both of those networks have a ratings boner for Hillary Clinton.

Fmr. RNC Chair Accuses Current RNC Chair of “Crapping” on His Legacy

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 8:30 am

Michael Steele, the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, is less than thrilled with the current head of the RNC, Reince Priebus. Priebus came to power by beating Steele in the 2011 RNC chair election after Steele helped lead the Republican Party to taking back the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm election. Priebus, meanwhile, oversaw the Republicans losing 2012 elections in the Senate and an inferior infrastructure in the presidential election. Now Steele is accusing Priebus of “crapping” on Steele’s legacy.

RNC Looks at Shorter, Wider and Less Activist Driven Presidential Primary

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 6:40 am

After their 2012 failure Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus created the Growth and Opportunity Project to try to figure out what went wrong and how it could be fixed. The group just issued their recommendations. While much of the report focuses on the party’s obviously serious demographic problems some of the most interesting recommendations are about changing how the party selects its nominee.

How to Slay Invisible Bond Vigilantes

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 9:00 am

Like little children scared about monsters under their beds, DC appears to be in thrall to fears of Invisible Bond Vigilantes. Krugman has been trying to slay these fears with logic and rational argument, but as any parent can tell you, fears like these are irrational and succumb to only one thing: mockery.

As the pressure for a Grand Bargain mounts and screaming about the Invisible Bond Vigilantes rises, let the mockery begin. It’s the only weapon that has a chance of success.

Republican Flip-Flopping on Akin Is a Sign of Romney’s Failure

By: Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00 am

With Todd Akin standing firm in his decision to remain on the Missouri ballot as the GOP candidate for US Senate, it falls to the rest of the Republican party leadership to flip-flop on their condemnations and fall into line.

And they have.

What’s curious, though, is that one of the flip-floppers is former MO senator and current Romney security affairs advisor Jim Talent, who is rumored to be in line for a possible cabinet post should Romney win. Either Romney will soon flip-flop on Akin as well, or Talent has decided that there will be no Romney administration come Jan 21, 2013, and he’d better help the GOP take the Senate. (Or, of course, both.)

Here’s the GOP’s current political calculus, courtesy of Todd Akin: The more Romney’s fortunes founder, the more the GOP needs to pull out all the stops to win the Senate, and if principles like “women are human beings, too” need to be sacrificed to the cause, so be it.

Michael Steele Now Available to Ruin the Reputation of Other Organizations

By: Friday January 14, 2011 3:00 pm

The RNC is meeting to choose their new chairman for the 2011-2012 cycle. They’re through four ballots so far [update: after seven ballots, it looks like Reince Priebus will win.]. After nearly tying the front runner, Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus, on the first ballot, incumbent chairman and human Kick-Me sign Michael Steele dropped support in each of the three subsequent ballots. In a rare moment of clarity, he dropped out of the race.

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