Reince Priebus Admits That Republicans Are Done If They Don’t Win In 2016

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Reince Priebus

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus admitted that the Republican Party will be “cooked” and in a hole for a long time if they don’t win the White House in 2016.

During an interview with The Washington Examiner, Priebus said:

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However, I think that we have become, unfortunately, a midterm party that doesn’t lose and a presidential party that’s had a really hard time winning,” Priebus said. “We’re seeing more and more that if you don’t hold the White House, it’s very difficult to govern in this country — especially in Washington D.C.

So I think that — I do think that we’re cooked as a party for quite a while as a party if we don’t win in 2016. So I do think that it’s going to be hard to dig out of something like that,” Priebus told the Examiner. “I don’t anticipate that. I think … history is on our side.

It is always a bad sign for a candidate or a party when they can’t talk about an election in current terms, but turn to historical precedent for comfort. The media told voters in 2012 that historical precedent said that President Obama would not win reelection because his job approval rating was under 50%. Obama won reelection in a landslide.

Priebus was correct. If Republicans don’t win the White House, they will be finished. A new Democratic president would most likely get the chance to tip the Supreme Court back to the left. Republicans will almost certainly lose the Senate if Democrats win the White House, and there will be a new wave of redistricting coming with the 2020 census. Republicans have probably reached their peak as a House majority, and from 2016 on, they will most likely begin to lose seats.

Democrats don’t need any more motivation heading into 2016, but RNC Chairman Priebus gave it to them. Republicans are a fractured and directionless party. Without a president to unify them, it might be a very long time before the GOP gets its act together.

35 Replies to “Reince Priebus Admits That Republicans Are Done If They Don’t Win In 2016”

  1. We should have put them out of their misery in 2010 but since I want my unicorn emo brigade led by Ed Shultz and Jane Hamsher told people not to vote we lost our advantage.

  2. “The Republican Party will be “cooked” and in a hole for a long time if they don’t win the White House in 2016”.

    (Theses…The Exact Words to be used to influence dishonorable members of our Supreme Court)

    I predict.

  3. For once I agree with Rancid Penis. But I’ll go a step further: The GOP will lose big time, unless it finds a way to steal another election. We need to be prepared to prevent that.

  4. Don’t put too much stock into what RP says. It is probably just to make the Dems become complacent. They will CHEAT to gain the Presidency, and they will suppress votes. More than ever now, we need to be extremely diligent in voting, and keeping an eye on the overall picture.

    The GOP will stop at Nothing..and I mean nothing at all to win 2016.

  5. I hope to witness the Republican party unanimously implode upon itself. It is the party of yester-year and deserves the spanking it will get, in 2016. It is time for the racist minority party to go!

  6. UNless.. seems to be the question. The thugs will do anything, any thing to gain the White House keep the Senate and House. the “Unless” isn’t out of the realm of possibility for them. If, there is a way for the thugs to cheat,, does anyone think for a second they won’t?

  7. GSB..I don’t doubt it one bit. The GOP will go to any length to scam the nitwits..they spend all their time conniving rather than coming up with good ideas for the country. They wouldn’t know a hard day’s work if it bit them in the tush.

  8. it’s not just 2016. until the gop quit relying on bigoted white southern voters, and acknowledge the changing demographics, the white house will be out of reach the next 4 elections.

  9. We are watching it NOW! The GOP in the House can’t elect a new speaker…even RYAN is too liberal for the anarchists! And the best they can offer us as Presidential Candidates are Trump and Carson??? (or Bush?) They are “cooked” now! Even more so if the Republican dysfunction in Congress leads to a default on our national debt or they can’t get a budget deal passed in December!

  10. Even if they start to change RIGHT NOW (which they aren’t, as proven by Trump’s ridiculous rhetoric…or Carson’s stupidity), they simply can not make up the ground they have lost. No one with half a brain trusts them any more. They are done.

  11. While claiming they’re watching out for voter fraud.

    Frankly, we need to keep a eye on them after the elections, because if they lose, and the fact that they’re a ticking time bomb, they’ll probably end up having that revolutionary war they seem to want so badly, which won’t last long, but they’ll probably end up getting people hurt.

  12. I have been posting here a long time now. Why is my post awaiting moderation? There are only 2 links, not 3 or more.

  13. Come on… He even admitted that his party is nothing more then a midterm party.

    I say we start the fryer and prepare ourselves for the goose that will be cooked come November.

  14. I actually have to laugh when I think of the GOP winning in 2014, and Boehner saying..The American people have spoken, we have a mandate…

    Now look..they have done nothing, absolutely nothing except make trouble. They can’t even get out of their own way.

  15. I will go a step further that will not be popular on here.

    America will be in a serious hole if the oligarchs win this election.

    I just don’t see Hillary choosing Americans over Banks and Wall St.

    Bernie’s popularity and Trump’s popularity should show that the pitchforks are about ready to come out. Wages need to go up a lot across the board and in a relatively short time. If it looks like you are on the oligarchy team in a few years and wages are still stagnant, Occupy Wall St will look like a little blip compared to the protests that will prop up everywhere.

  16. Djchefron-

    The only way he can, with the bully pulpit. He has said many times this is a revolution and not about him. I know people laugh at the thought, but as I have pointed out, my disappointment with the democratic party and Obama is that they do not use the bully pulpit (populists).

    Why do unpopular votes by republicans go unnoticed? Why did blocked veteran bills go unnoticed? Why did blocked tax breaks for small businesses and working people go unnoticed? Why did republicans blocking a bill that would stop tax credits for corporations leaving the U.S. go unnoticed? Obama could easily make these issues but did not? Bernie, Sherrod Brown and Warren seem the only ones who make an effort.

    Revamping trade deals, revitalizing unions, tariffs, raising the minimum wage. How, by using the bully pulpit and listing by name publicly who votes against these populist bills and shaming them in public. Tell public to buy American until congress complies.

  17. Bernie says he needs the people. He does not lie and says he can do it.

    Here are some other things I do not understand about the democrats.

    Why don’t they get out the facts and figures?

    Why not point out to republicans that Obamacare was their idea that they pushed?

    Why not point out that republican presidents in the last 30 years grew the government more and increased spending more?

    Why not point out that the welfare phone is not the Obamaphone and show people how easily they have been misled?

    Republicans hammer home their messages. Poor people are moochers and destroying the nation and democrats are helping them.

    Let’s hammer home the truth and facts. Trust me, people out on the street like me and some of my friends have put doubt in the minds of some die hard republicans. I live in a neighborhood where admitting you are a democrat was a bad thing. Now, democrats are standing up to the republicans and stating facts. Why not the DNC and public demo…

  18. I like you. You remind me of how I was 20 years ago. Question everything on why we cant have nice things. When I bust your balls its not that I don’t think you have a point but its to make you think your points through with answers instead of sound bites. Keep fighting your fight and the questions you ask I think you already know the answer

  19. I hope this is true. We don’t need that filthy party ruining this beautiful country. With each cycle, the republicans will be losing seats. I really hope the republican party goes away as the Whigs. As the saying goes, where California goes, America follows.

  20. Randy, we need You and more of your young friends to help save America!
    It’s like a tug-of-war and Dems need your strength!

    Clearest way to explain the difference between Dems and Republicans is this:

    “Democrats Help Those Who Need Help…
    Republicans Help Those Who Don’t Need Help”

    My Wonderful Grandfather taught me that!
    And it’s totally the truth!

  21. Ok Reince, the we Democrats will make it happen. HILLARY & STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET VOTING TO BOOT THE TEABUMS OUT IN 2016!

  22. Hey Reince,
    Do you prefer to be charbroiled, parboiled, poached, or deep-fried?

    At the very least, when the dust settles late next year, you and your fellow Republicans are certainly going to be steamed.

  23. Bernie can raise wages by forcing the wealthy and the corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. Problem solved.

  24. No one can, Dj, not Sanders or Clinton, if the voters don’t make them. We’ve become too disconnected from Government to give a rats-@ss. How much do we need to let an oligarchy get away with before becoming, truly engaged on the issues and fight back? I suspect you already know this. Is 2016 the people’s year? I surely hope so. One of the ways I volunteer for Bernie is by housing volunteers that come to knock on doors, etc. My kids are grown. All but one gone, save for my son, who’s working his butt off in his studies to get into MIT someday. Right now I have a gal here from Delavan, Wisconsin. She is amazingly dedicated. Like the rest who have come through, I always ask them during their stay if they will be there for Bernie if he becomes President. Obama’s coalition was strong too, yet they didn’t show up during 2012 midterms. That’s GOT TO CHANGE.

  25. The amazing thing is these guys Rince himself included have ridden this horse down the hill side in a cloud of smoke for so many years and now that the horse is finally ridden into the ground they says stupid things like “with out a republican president” bullshit. If they had shown any signs of competence at all with their last four presidents they would still be at least in the saddle. maybe going down hill. But at this point they have proven themselves and their ideas to be complete hog wash.

  26. The amazing thing is these guys Rince himself included have ridden this horse down the hill side in a cloud of smoke for so many years and now that the horse is finally ridden into the ground they says stupid things like “with out a republican president” bull. If they had shown any signs of competence at all with their last four presidents they would still be at least in the saddle. maybe going down hill. But at this point they have proven themselves and their ideas to be complete hog wash.

  27. It happens to me and I’ve been posting for years. It doesn’t mean you did anything wrong necessarily and they usually get approved and posted asap. I wouldn’t let it bug you. ;)

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