Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus joined Piers Morgan on CNN for his first interview since Mitt Romney’s defeat. After being asked about the shellacking Republicans suffered from, Priebus said, “I don’t think you can draw any quick conclusions other than the fact that we lost and we know that.”
Priebus added, “But in order to get back in the game, you’ve got to look at and do a full autopsy of what happened.”
Priebus responds, “First of all, there’s a lot of things that you said there, that aren’t true.” Yes, he actually said that out loud.
So, Morgan challenged Priebus, “Well name one.”
“No one is opposed to increasing revenues by closing some loopholes,” offers the guest.
Piers Morgan, “That wasn’t what I said! Now hang on! That wasn’t, that was not what I said,” he exclaims. “You can’t put words in my mouth. You said what I said wasn’t true. And then you gave a completely different answer, to what I actually said.”
Which brings us back to the reason why the GOP needs a full blown autopsy — aside from their party being dead to the world. Priebus is still protecting the rich, while throwing the middle class under the bus. Republicans are reportedly soul searching, but apparently haven’t found their soul yet. I suspect it will take years to get back on track in order for them to redeem themselves in the eyes of voters.
If “the first problem is spending” as Priebus states, then the RNC chair needs only to look in the mirror. Spending has increased at a slower rate under President Obama than under any other administration in recent history. No matter how many times they state otherwise, it’s still not going to be true.
As Morgan reminded Priebus, reigning in revenue is what the American people want. In fact, we voted for it. It’s as if Republicans still have’t figured out they lost the election, and more importantly, why.