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Today former House Republican Conference Chair JC Watts was interviewed on MSNBC. There has been speculation that he may be interested in running to be the RNC chairman.

Interesting enough a few days ago current Republican Chairman Reince Priebus announced that he had already locked up the necessary votes to be reelected. At that time many wondered out loud and on twitter how Mr. Priebus could remain chairman given that under his leadership Mitt Romney Loss the race for the presidency, seats were lost in a Senate in an election favorable to the GOP, seats were lost in the House in an election favorable to the GOP, and more people voted for Democrats in the House than for Republicans (even as gerrymandering allowed them to keep the majority). This is in complete contrast with what happened with Michael Steele, the previous chairman, who had a very successful 2010 election, an election the President correctly called the drubbing of Democrats a shellacking. Michael Steele was summarily “fired”.

JC Watts excoriated RNC Chairman Reince Priebus in his interview below. He laid out exactly what would happen to anyone losing as badly as Priebus did. He said they would be fired. He also seems to come to the realization that the Republican Party still has not learned the lessons of the election. They continue to operate as if they do not need a fundamental change that includes outreach to the entire quilt that is America.

The Republican Party really does not get it. Immediately after it lost the women vote, the Latino vote, the Black vote, and every other ethnic vote, all major House leadership positions were giving to white men. The Party that hates Affirmative Action, in its actions presents the case why it is still needed today.

The Republican Party leadership is not stupid. They can read the tea leaves like anyone else. One must then wonder why they continue to make these “missteps”. The answer is obvious if you look deep enough. The Republican Party still have remnant beliefs that some voters are more important than others. White males with means are more important than minorities, women, and the underclass as implied by former congressman from Virginia Tom Davis on MSNBC. They continue to stress now that it is not “one man one vote” but that America is a representative Republic. They want to return to the appointment of senators by state legislatures by overturning the 17th amendment that placed that election in the hands of the people.

Liberals must beware. All these Tea Party issues that may seem too extreme to be taken seriously must be taken seriously. Republicans will continue their attempt to reinstitute the original constitution where most residents of this land were powerless. In that scenario, they do not need to cater to a changing demographic.


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  •  Correction: Watts was never Minority Whip (9+ / 0-)

    He was Conference Chair (#4 GOP position in the House at the time) from 1999 until his retirement in 2003. During that whole time, the GOP controlled the House, so he was never in the minority.

    Watts quit in large put because he was frustrated at being ignored by the rest of the leadership. He was nothing but a token; prominently displayed when photo ops were called for, but ignored in terms of policy discussions.

    And he's right here about the contrast of Steele and Priebus. Regardless of his personal flubs and screwups, Steele presided over a very good election cycle for his party in 2010 and was subsequently shit-canned. Priebus, on the other hand, got his ass handed to him, yet will keep his job. Double-standard?

    •  Pretty much like all neegros in the GOP (0+ / 0-)

      Tokens allowed to hang around for public-relations purposes or comic relief.

      They keep them around for a while and then hustle them back to the kitchen with the rest of the hired help.

      No funny-colored person will be allowed within light-years of any position of actual authority in the GOP any time while the current good-ole-boy hierarchy remains in control.

      Randolph Duke: You don't seriously think I would have a n****er run our family business, do you?

      Mortimer Duke: Of course not. Neither would I.

  •  I agree with JC Watts (2+ / 0-)
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    vcmvo2, elwior

    and not because I'm enjoying the infighting (although I AM enjoying it).

    I mean, what results has Priebus shown.

    I mean, given the anemic (at times) performance of the economy (which is not the President's fault but usually, the voters hold the sitting president responsible) a decent Republican nominee would be President at this time and the Republicans would have control of the Congress.

    But they lost the Presidency, lost the Senate and only the gerrymandering prevented them from losing the House.

    Based on the results, JC Watts is exactly right.

  •  prince rebus forevah! (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Blue Collar, DeadHead

    we'll never lose again!

    Coming Attraction: "Tea Party II - now with more stupid!"

    by memofromturner on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:24:37 AM PST

  •  I've got to agree with Brother J.C. (4+ / 0-)

    (as Jesse Jackson likes to call him) on this one.
        Preibus has been doing a terrible job as Chairman. The proof comes in the election results, and also in how much the Republican brand has suffered under his tenure.

       Going with J.C. Watts would likely be a wise thing for the GOP to do, so it's highly unlikely that they will.
        Wisdom does not abound over there.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:27:54 AM PST

  •  Eeeeek! Rancid Penis would just love to keep (1+ / 0-)
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    DisNoir36

    rearing his ugly head  ;)   hehehehe!

  •  What says (0+ / 0-)

    Countryclub Republican more than....Rience Priebus.

    Heck of a job Rinsey

    Give peace a chance get up and dance... Alvin Lee/Ten Years After

    by Blue Collar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 11:56:25 AM PST

  •  They won't change (0+ / 0-)

    I touched on this the other day in a diary. They seem perfectly convinced Priebus is the right guy for the job.

    The important qualification for them is that Priebus succeeded in cleaning up the financial mess that Steele left, actual election results be damned.

    Once Priebus gets finished placating disgruntled donors, all will be forgiven, and Priebus can start his "outreach" to, as they put it, other "walks of life."




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:14:08 PM PST

  •  The SuperPacs will have full coffers (0+ / 0-)

    .. in our post Citizens United races in 2014. Voter ID and suppression will still be all the rage in red states and even purple ones with Republican governors and legislatures. The bankers especially will want to shore up the House Republican Majority and they have money to burn.

    We need to be "getting out the vote" starting yesterday, and run great candidates. I think we will most likely be outgunned financially. Again.

    The dire straits facing America are not due poor people having too much money

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 04:34:21 PM PST

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