Priebus: Machiavelli? McCarthy? Maggie’s Main Man.

15 Jan

When Reince Priebus broke the Seventh Seal – oops! I mean won the chairmanship of the RNC on the seventh vote – yesterday, most people had probably not heard of him. As this blog noted months ago, he’s a particularly nasty piece of work. He’s a regular practitioner of the Obama/Osama comparisons who actually called for the President’s execution. (He was named Keith Olbermann’s Worst Person as a result.) As outgoing Chairman Michael Steele’s former right-hand man, Priebus’s tactics for winning the vote have earned him comparisons with Machiavelli. As chair of the Wisconsin GOP, his sadly successful effort to unseat Russ Feingold have led people to ask if he wants to return the state to the age of McCarthy.

So what does Reince Priebus want to accomplish as national head of the GOP?

  • He believes that all Republican candidates must pass a conservative litmus test to be supported by the RNC.
  • He is rabidly anti-choice.
  • He is a typical Republican stimulus hypocrite, claiming that the legislation was a costly failure even though he served on a team at his law firm that helped clients compete for stimulus funds.

Gays getting married! Isn't that horrifying?

They must be stopped! God told me so.

Priebus is also extremely anti-gay. When NOM’s Maggie Gallagher interviewed candidates for the RNC post in December, Priebus did a six-minute diatribe promising he will do everything he can to oppose marriage equality.

The selection of Reince Priebus is another clear move in the GOP’s lurch to the intolerant, oppressive right. I shudder to think what kinds of candidates he’ll use post-Citizens United funding to promote.


2 Responses to “Priebus: Machiavelli? McCarthy? Maggie’s Main Man.”

  1. webwordwarrior January 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    What a wretched excuse for a human being. Your great post leaves me with only three things to say:
    1) Don’t trust anyone Maggie likes.
    2) The GOP is going to get uglier, and I didn’t think that was possible.
    3) 7th Seal? ROTFLMAO

    • rhulshofschmidt January 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

      Glad you liked the post, Lex. Despite his being a relative unknown it was disturbingly easy to find out just how icky Priebus is.

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