I give Republicans plenty of static for not showing enough spine.
Reince Priebus is officially off the list of invertebrate Republicans after he not only called Harry Reid a “dirty liar,” but stood by his comment with attitude:
“As far as Harry Reid is concerned, listen, I know you might want to go down that road, I’m not going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn’t filed a single page of tax returns himself, complains about people with money but lives in the Ritz Carlton here down the street,” Priebus said “So, if that’s on the agenda, I’m not going to go there. This is just a made-up issue. And the fact that we’re going to spend any time talking about it is ridiculous.”
Host George Stephanopolous needed to make sure he heard Priebus correctly. “You say you are not going to respond, but you just called him a dirty liar. You stand by that, you think Harry Reid is a dirty liar?” he asked.
“I just said it,” Priebus replied.
It’s easy for Harry Reid to make the claim, because he’s not going to have to back it up. Who’s going to make him? The press?
This is about keeping the narrative firmly rooted in class warfare and not on Obama’s record.
Priebus did a good job refocusing the debate back on the president’s failures. It’s a lesson all Republicans need to learn and apply.
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