Priebus back in line after short detour along Sanity Boulevard

So a couple of weeks ago Reince Priebus rolls out, in their words, “the most comprehensive post-election review” evah! of of a political loss, namely the thumping they got last November, and announces that a kinder, gentler Republican Party must emerge to win voters back.

Priebus noted that the party’s policies are fundamentally sound but require a softer tone and broader outreach, include a stronger push for African-American, Latino, Asian, women and gay voters.

“To be clear, our principles our (sic) sound, our principles are not old rusty thoughts in some book,” Priebus said, but the “report notes the way we communicate our principles isn’t resonating widely enough.”

Unsurprisingly the toner was barely set on the report pages when the hard-line god-bothering contingent of the party made it clear that they thought the Rethuglicans were communicating a message of unbudging resistance to change on social issues just fine thankyew. 

The last two Republican winners of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses say that the GOP will shoot itself in the foot if it softens its stance on social issues such as same-sex marriage — countering calls from others within the GOP ranks who say that is one way for the party to broaden its national appeal.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa caucuses in the 2012 presidential race, told Politico that the Republican party will cease to exist if it softens its stance on social issues such as same-sex marriage.

“Look, the Republican Party isn’t going to change,” Mr. Santorum said. “If we do change, we’ll be the Whig Party.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, said that the GOP should learn a lesson from the 2008 and 2012 elections, where they lost after nominating Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

“The last two presidential elections, we had more moderate candidates, so if anything a lot of conservatives went to the polls reluctantly or just didn’t go at all,” Mr. Huckabeetold Politico. “If all of the Evangelicals had showed up, it may have made a difference.”

Ah yes.  As we all know Conservatism cannot fail; it can only be failed.

So then, today, this happened.

Media Covers up Democrat-Backed Planned Parenthood’s Support for Infanticide

By: Chairman Reince Priebus (Diary)  |  April 3rd, 2013 at 01:34 PM |  34

Thus, after a brief pause to sniff the winds of change and deciding there wasn’t anything to notice after all, yr Republithug Party is back to the races.

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Wow! Keep stridently pushing that hard line Republicans. I really want to see your true conservative GOP presidential candidate get his ass handed to him by Hillary Clinton, which will have the doubleplusfungood effect of putting another Democrat into the White House, & causing all of the frothing-at-the-mouth Clinton-haters’ heads to explode most dramatically. I can hardly wait! It’s a win-win!
As Flounder said, “Oooh boy, this is getting good!”

So then, today, this happened.

Hey, last year the GOP were relying on the Breitbartlets for stenography and campaigning ideas, but this year Priebus takes to the pages of RedState to personally dump a load, so they’re evolving!

Just over a month ago, Erick Erickson was in clean sweep mode and bleating about the need for “integrity”:

I want to help put solid conservatives in reportorial positions throughout the movement. Now is the time to stop lamenting conservative reporters not having access to the media and instead now is the time to start running a deeper pool of interest and start getting people involved who don’t want to be the investigative “stick it to the other guy” reporters, but the basic who, what, where, when, why, and how reporters.

Now the RedState front page can boast the addition of ... Dana Loesch.

Now the RedState front page can boast the addition of ... Dana Loesch.

And with the Virgin Ben ascending to the throne of BreitbratLand.

WHEEEE, this could be so much fun.  Where’s the best view for a circular firing squad?

“Look, the Republican Party isn’t going to change,” Mr. Santorum said. “If we doN’T change, we’ll be the Whig Party.”

Fixed it for him, but he’s too busy being a dedicated pecksniff to notice.

our principles are not old rusty thoughts in some book

No, they’re fresh feces smears on an outhouse wall.

Shorter Reince Priebus: “Loonies, I can’t quit you!”

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