Throwing Phathead Steele Under the Priebus

From THINK PROGRESS:

Reince Priebus just became the 65th Chairman of the RNC by garnering 97 votes in the seventh round of voting. After the fourth vote, Michael Steele dropped out of the running and said, “It’s very clear that the party wants to do something different.”

Gee, nuthin’ gets by Michael Phathead Steele.

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Here is what you need to know about the new RNC chairman:

– Priebus’s law firm sought funds from Obama’s stimulus package: Connecticut GOP chairman Chris Healy noted that Priebus’s Wisconsin law firm helped its clients obtain federal stimulus funds, citing the fact that Priebus’s name was attached to the “Stimulus and Economic Recovery Group.” Priebus immediately responded to the story, claiming he had never worked with his firm’s “Stimulus and Economic Recovery” group.

– His law firm says the recently passed health care bill is constitutional: Priebus’s law firm not only says the law is constitutional, but has touted its benefits to clients.

– Implicated in voter caging: While Priebus was chair of the Wisconsin GOP, the state party engaged fomented voter fraud conspiracies and hatched a voter caging plot with well-funded right-wing allies to suppress minority votes.

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– He has the backing of many of the Barbour clan: Henry Barbour, a committeeman from Mississippi and the nephew of Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), enticed Priebus into running for the RNC chair. Also, Nick Ayers, a close Barbour associate and executive director of the Republican Governors Association, reportedly gave behind-the-scenes support to Priebus, leading many to believe Priebus would favor Barbour for president in 2012.

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– Priebus had close ties to former chairman Michael Steele, then stabbed him in the back: Priebus was Steele’s general counsel and frequently served as Steele’s top liaison to committee members. In a memo sent to RNC members, Connecticut Party chairman Chris Healy said that Priebus is partly responsible for the RNC’s poor performance.

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– Priebus mistakenly called for Obama’s execution: In a media conference call about Osama Bin Laden, Priebus slipped and accidentally called for the “execution” of Obama three separate times. “My guess is he would believe that Obama should be executed and he oughta be treated as a war criminal,” Priebus explained.

Priebus has said that he is dissatisfied with the 20 million dollar debt ran up by Steele, but as has been shown, Priebus worked closely with Steele during his tenure. So there’s a new face, but it’s still the same old party.

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33 responses to “Throwing Phathead Steele Under the Priebus

  1. Sara

    You beat me to it, nonnie, with your last sentence!
    Nothing new under the sun when it comes to the current Rethuglican party…

  2. jean-philippe

    Reince Priebus really sounds like instructions for men’s private hygiene…

  3. jeb

    I for one am very sad to see Phathead go.

  4. kaylaspop

    I didn’t come up with this, I’m plagarizing(sp?) if you remove all the vowels you’re left with “RNC PR BS”

  5. So it seems a strong wind of Nancy is being detected. This should make the soon to be CPAC even more of a sasuage fest for the ultra straight to bail from.

  6. Oh, goody – another hypocrite! Is there a factory somewhere in the south that keeps producing these idiots?

  7. Ever since first reading the name “Reince Priebus” I’ve been trying to figure out whether it’s a man or a woman. What it really sounds like is a gay Star Trek Romulan.

    What kind of parents, already bearing the family name “Priebus”, would saddle their son with a name like “Reince”? I mean, think about it. There are bound to be some issues here.

    • what kind of parents whose last name is priebus not change it before they had children and saddled them with it? funny how the goopers had a fit over barack obama’s name sounding too foreign, but they’re perfectly find with reince priebus. :roll:

  8. Perfect poster, Nonnie! :lol:

    It’s divine providence for his name to sound like George W. Bush trying to say “Rinse pubis.”

  9. Reince Priebus sounds like a name from an evil character from a Harry Potter plot. So now he will be an evil character in the RNC!

    Shampoo Reince Repeat???

    Anyway, Steele was such a bozo… he really had to go.
    Out with the old bozo, in with the new?

    • i think it will be 2 bozos for the price of 1. i don’t think phathead steele is ready to go away quietly, and he’ll be flapping his gums even move now that he’s not speaking on an official basis.

  10. My Priebus got 51.3 MPG last tankful.

    And that’s as tankful as I will ever be to the GOP for dumping MC Steele.

    Regards,

    Tengrain

    PS – Try the Veal! I’ll be here all week!

    • so far, it seems like a tie between a venereal disease (or part of the genitals) and a hybrid car as the meaning of reince priebus. maybe it’s a venereal disease you catch in a hybrid car?

      • maybe it’s a venereal disease you catch in a hybrid car?

        Maybe it’s a venereal disease you catch from a hybrid car. Sex with machines is about the only kink the Republicans haven’t been caught at yet.

        “Hybrid car” sounds suspicious in this context too — one wonders what it’s a hybrid of — perhaps the offspring of some unholy liaison between a teabagger and an under-age go-cart.

  11. Think of the brain trust who thought Steeley M. goin blow da joint up. Or did he do that little schtick freelance ? Either way the same dim bulbs zeroed in on this new zero so we’re guaranteed some serious solipsisms at very least. A vote cager in minority districts, now there;s an auspicious start and a fair glance into the miscreant character we’re so used to with this bunch. I am confident he will not disappoint us.

    • and since he was all for the stimulus and said the health care bill is constitutional, he’ll have to over-correct and really hate the crap out of anything that comes out of the white house or the democratic senate.

  12. Just read on Oh, FGS that the newbie s first official deed will be a half mil a plate fundraiser with all the Wall Street chislers and moneychangers to iron out any problems with silly regulations and make sure plenty of public money will be there to underwrite their gambling habit. Hope you are feeling Ok Nonnie and just taking a night off for well deserved rest. You work so hard to keep us informed and amused!

    • and the teabaggers will be just fine with all that, won’t they?

      thanks for noticing my absence, jerry. my back’s been bad, my hand was feeling weird again, and i was just feeling lazy today, so i took the day off.

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