By Jason Sattler

WATCH: You’ll Almost Feel Bad For RNC Chairman Reince Priebus After This Smackdown

October 3, 2013 1:36 pm Category: Countdown To Shutdown, Memo Pad, Memo Share, Politics 24 Comments A+ / A-

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It has become the question of the day: What do Republicans want from the government shutdown?

Is it respect? Do they even know?

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts took this question directly to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus Thursday morning — and Priebus struggled to find a coherent answer. Instead, he said they can’t know what they want because the president won’t negotiate. When that didn’t work, Priebus attacked the host for using “talking points” and said he felt as he were debating the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Then he blasted the problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act health care exchanges.

Roberts referenced reports from conservative media and Tea Partiers that the far-right group is keeping Speaker Boehner from passing a bill to fund the government.

“It’s not Tea Party tactics,” Priebus rebutted. “This is what the American people want.”

However, Obamacare, the chairman didn’t note, is far more popular than the government shutdown, which more Americans blame on House Republicans than anyone else.

Roberts also earned extra points for apparently becoming the first human being in history to ever pronounce “Reince” correctly.

After this appearance and a possibly even worse smackdown on Morning Joe last year, you probably shouldn’t expect to ever see Priebus on MSNBC again.

Reince Priebus on MSNBC

 

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  • dougom

    When in doubt, blame the “libtard lamestream media”, I guess.

  • docb

    Not quite..no safe harbor for lying fools like reince…Roberts was wonderful….the little puke reince was a stumblebum blaming anyone but his horrid party ideology!

    Hats off to Thomas Roberts…More of this!

    • idamag

      Have you ever noticed how he talks trying not to move his lips. Could be that is a sign of lying.

      • plc97477

        Maybe he heard that lips moving is how you tell if a repug is lying.

      • docb

        There are many ‘indicators’ of prevarication! Reince employs most of them. The answer is yes!

    • sigrid28

      The Republican National Committee could do itself and the Republican Party a favor by replacing its current chairman. He was particularly smarmy yesterday at the World War II monument declaring the RNC’s commitment to pay security guards there during the shutdown–that his party is responsible for prolonging!

      • Jim Valley

        “Smarmy” is a perfect description of Priebus.

      • Yvette White

        Smarmy is Good But Peewee Hermon is better, LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Sarita

    Yes, Thomas Roberts! “I’ll come work for you guys to sort out what’s going on with you guys because your message is befuddled.” Reince was talking out of his backside, but he typically does that anyway.

  • ryueire

    Pre-ejaculate. What an idiot! I would like to smack the shit for brains grin he has on his face. I cannot believe this is what the GOP has to offer.

  • John Pigg

    Both made terrible points…..

    • BeckerHead

      Your last name pretty much describes your brain….

  • Sand_Cat

    Another ASS.

  • Sand_Cat

    Sorry, but I can’t imagine EVER feeling even “almost bad” for any Republican jackass like this one. He deserves a physical smackdown.

  • Jim Valley

    I would be delighted to never see the sickeningly reptilian Rancid One ANYWHERE, ever again.

  • midway54

    This clown is a perfect reflection of what the party of the plutocrats is all about.

  • roguerunners

    They want respect??? That’s rich! I have never seen so much disrespect for a U.S President in my life!

    • jmprint

      My significant other always says, you have to EARN respect…and the TP boys have a long way to go.

  • JDavidS

    Uh…Reince…What color is the sky in your world? Do you visit this world often?

  • jmprint

    bable, bable, that all the TP knows. Let’s get out and confront these peolpe at there office in numbers.

  • Yvette White

    I keep Telling you People His name is Peewee Hermon Peirbus, Now get it Right LMAO;

  • ThomasBonsell

    “What the American people want” is a pile of crap.

    Between 65 and 70 percent of the American people want some form of universal health care; preferably without insurance companies exploitation of the system. Especially without one CEO taking $125 million in one year for himself when that money could go to assisting some cancer patient.

    I do not see the Republican Party even offering anything resembling “what the American people want.”

  • latebloomingrandma

    I don’t feel the least bit sorry for Priebus. I’m sure he won’t be on MSNBC any time soon again. He doesn’t get the softballs like on Fox.

  • MrRubble

    Wisconsin embarrassment. SCOTUS upheld mandate. Not one person? Boy we can come up with multiple Republicans who signed up. Thank goodness the interviewer didn’t just roll over with Rancid penis.

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