Some thoughts on the departure of Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus

I had a feeling after Sean Spicer left last week that the next person to exit the White House would be Reince Priebus.

Initially, I supported Trump’s decision to appoint Priebus Chief of Staff.

I even wrote in November that Appointing Reince Priebus as CoS is a brilliant move.

And in some ways, what I wrote, I still believe.

For example, I said:

Now that Donald Trump is President-elect, he becomes the de facto leader of the Republican Party. By placing Priebus in the White House, that leaves the RNC chairmanship open. Trump can now use his position and influence to advocate for a new party chairman of his choosing.

And in that respect, I still think that.

But in every other way, that column falls in the “boy was I wrong” category.

Priebus did not, as I had hoped, act as a bridge between the President and the obstructionists in the Republican Party.

Let’s face it. Priebus’ loyalty was to Paul Ryan and the Republican Establishment, and not his boss.

And if the reports that Priebus was a leaky little leaker are true, then Trump chose the wrong man.

Sure, maybe he chose him for the right reasons.

But Priebus turned out to be the wrong man.

Like many people, I suspected that Reince and his RNC buddies currently working in the White House were a major source of leaks.

Shortly after President Trump announced that John Kelly was to be his new Chief of Staff, Fox News tweeted out this:

Huh. Funny how that happens.

I wonder why.

And yesterday, Pacific Pundit asked this excellent question: Ever notice how the media never attacked Priebus?

Man, that is an excellent point.

Nearly everyone in the Trump administration is a target of the vile, disgusting left wing media. Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Jared Kusher [sic], Sean Spicer (when he was there), Sarah Huckabee Sanders are perfect examples of how the disgusting media has attacked Trump administration officials. The disgusting media even camped outside of Sean Spicer’s house the day he resigned and had a live feed, scaring his family.
 
Reince Priebus though, never got such treatment. Kind of strange isn’t it, especially consider there are reports that Priebus is one of the White House leakers. The leaking by Priebus still hasn’t been verified but it sure makes you wonder. Why all the vitriol by the media at other Trump officials, yet not his Chief of Staff?

Could it be that Priebus was the media’s inside guy?

Why attack someone and tear his life apart when he’s providing juicy little tidbits that keep the anti-Trump media well-fed?

It didn’t escape my notice that the very first interview Priebus gave yesterday was on CNN.

I’m sure part of the reason CNN had him on was in hopes that he would attack the President in that same spiteful way the other leaker James Comey did.

We’ll know for certain if Priebus was the leaker if these silly news stories dry up.

But for the sake of argument, let’s assume Reince Priebus himself wasn’t the source of these leaks.

The fact that these leaks were happening under his nose doesn’t say much for his management skills.

When you have White House staff scampering to the media to give them gossipy innuendo, clearly the Chief of Staff is not doing his job.

And if Priebus can’t even manage the staff in the West Wing, how could he possibly act as a bridge between the Republicans in Congress and this President?

How could he help advance the President’s agenda?

So leaker or not, he had to go.

The President has to trust his Chief of Staff completely.

And clearly President Trump didn’t trust Reince Priebus.

As far as choosing Secretary Kelly goes, I’m in thunderous agreement with that.

The speed with which Secretary Kelly got illegal border crossings down proves he is a results-driven man.

And I think he will bring that same focus and results-oriented thinking to the West Wing.

Here’s the thing I’ve learned about Donald Trump over the last two years.

He likes to have the right people in the right jobs.

And if he doesn’t have them where he needs them, he is quick to make the corrections.

That to me is a sign of strength.

Remember how insane the new media became when Trump did a major shake-up on his campaign staff.

They were certain his adding Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon was proof positive that his campaign was imploding.

Yeah. It imploded all the way to the White House.

And just like then, the media is cluck-clucking that these resignations show a White House in “disarray.”

But that’s boloney.

If something isn’t working, you change it.

That’s not bad.

What’s bad is continuing to try and force a square peg into a round hole despite the fact that the damn thing won’t fit.

Reince Priebus was a square peg. And he wasn’t working out.

So rather than drag him along like dead weight, the President acted to correct the problem.

This is the sign of a good chief executive, not a sign of disarray.

And if Priebus and his RNC tag-alongs are the source of the back-stabbing leaks, dispatching him will be the opposite of “disarray.”

But then again, maybe the Enslaved Press is simply fretting over the loss of their source.

One final note.

It appears Barbara Lee – the Democrat Congresswoman from California – has grown a bit envious of all the attention Maxine Waters is getting for being a crackpot.

And her response to the hiring of General Kelly as CoS takes the cake.

If you need any further proof that John Kelly is the right man for the job, there you go.

Anybody who makes idiot Democrats try to out-crazy Maxine Waters is a keeper.

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5 thoughts on “Some thoughts on the departure of Reince Priebus

  • July 29, 2017 at 11:25 am
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    Just getting Rinso out of the RNC was a brilliant move, regardless of the outcome. I remember quite a few people suspecting the only reason Trump did it was to remove that tick from the RNC who would be working against him and basically be untouchable if he was still head of RNC. I guess Trump also gave him a chance, but Rinso failed.

    He was my top choice as leaker because I thought the same thing months ago, the press was never touching Rinso, not a bad word or peep. If that was the case, the media screwed up (not surprisingly) because that makes it look obvious. The thing to have done was for his media contacts to say we have to throw a few punches at you or it will look obvious. But since the idiots in the deep state media are one-dimensional thinkers, they are not capable of looking down the road.

    Also somebody noted that when Comey was fired, there was no leak of it coming down the pike and that supposedly Rinso was left out of the loop on that. Hence Comey gets his blindside when in CA and no chance to hide all the dirt sitting in his office.

    He’ll make his dough going on the shows as a pseudo-conservative RINO to throw darts at Trump.

    • July 29, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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      “Honor, Courage, Commitment”- United States Marine Corp.
      Reasonably sure he embraces that one. However, point
      taken. You can’t go wrong with either one. I appreciate
      your very kind and correct observation.

  • July 30, 2017 at 3:30 am
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    Priebus looks like a pussy

  • July 31, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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    So glad Reince is gone. Could never understand why DJT picked him. Never trusted that little twerp. I distinctly recall a few years ago when Michelle Bachman was up for re-election and Preibus actually came on Mark Levin’s show. Levin asked him point blank if the RNC would be putting $$ into her campaign. He told Levin — and his millions of listeners — that the RNC most certainly would.

    Not one thin dime was given to Bachman for her campaign. Not one dime. He lied. On national radio before millions of people. That’s when I knew he was no damn good.

    He also had a sneaky look on him, too. I was a bit annoyed with Hannity the other night (and I love Sean – I watch him every night) because he was defending Preibus way too much. I’ve always been of the mind that Preibus was the leaker. He’s an established RINO turd, so the evidence is pretty much there.

    Give him a job cleaning toilets.

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