Reince Priebus found the steely spine that the Republican party reserves only for stiffening against conservatives who stick to their principles and actually advance conservative ideals.
Here’s more about what Priebus delivered in his typical mealy-mouthed fashion:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that it’s high time for Donald Trump’s former primary challengers to come on board and support his campaign—and suggested there could be trouble for them in 2020 or 2024 if they don’t.
“Those people need to get on board,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them.”
Several of Trump’s former Republican primary opponents, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have not endorsed Trump in the months since the GOP businessman secured the nomination. Asked explicitly whether that meant there would be penalties for the handful of 2016 Republican hopefuls who have not endorsed Trump if they opted to run again in 2020 or 2024, Priebus said nothing has been decided but that it’s something the party will “look at.”
Wow. You gotta love these a-holes screaming and whining at us, “if you fought against Hillary as much as Trump maybe we’d win!” when they’re doing exactly the same thing to conservatives who dare defy the draconian Donald. As someone pointed out on Twitter, however, the Donald is absolutely obliterating the Republican party, and it’s tough to think that Reince will have anything left after Trump finishes. But we can be sure that if he does, he’ll use it to lash out at conservatives instead of liberals.
It’s a fine old Republican tradition! Why abandon it now?!