Saturday, April 25, 2015

GOP Chairman Warns Against Hatred for Hillary Peaking Too Soon

Hillary Clinton. (photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)
Hillary Clinton. (photo: Andrew Burton/Getty)

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
24 April 15

n an urgent memo to the field of G.O.P. Presidential candidates, the Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, praised them for their relentless personal attacks on Hillary Clinton, but warned that their hatred for the former Secretary of State might be “peaking too early.”

Priebus called the candidates’ ongoing evisceration of Clinton “magnificent,” but expressed his concern that “no human beings, even an impressive group like yourselves, could possibly sustain such a high intensity of throbbing hatred for an entire year and a half.”

“Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint,” he wrote. “You need to leave some hate in the tank.”

In the conclusion of his memo, Priebus advised the candidates to take an occasional day off from hating Clinton so that they could “return to despising her with renewed freshness and vigor.”

Responding to the R.N.C. directive, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that he understood Priebus’s concerns, but assured him that, at the end of the day, they were groundless. “Anyone who doesn’t think I’m capable of spewing an infinite stream of vitriol and bile doesn’t know what I’m made of,” he said, pointing with pride to his long record of hating President Obama.


+64 # ER444 2015-04-24 14:53
+29 # PeacefulGarden 2015-04-24 16:04
And they get paid a lot of money to spew hate about the next president from their bottomless hate tanks. Priebus might be correct, they need to hold back on spending money on hate just to ensure that they have enough money to pay for all of the hate. But, I think they have enough money -- or hate or money... Rich people hating other rich people. It is kinda fun to watch.
+53 # pappajohn15 2015-04-24 16:43
I love this guy.
+50 # Gaz 2015-04-24 22:39
Rush Limbaugh spent eight years attacking Bill Clinton daily. He's spent another six attacking Barack Obama daily. Fox News has followed suit. Where has it got them? Two double-term Democratic presidents.

Mitch McConnell promised his constituents and the country that President Obama would be a one-term president. How'd that work out? Even with a completely hostile Republican Congress, President Obama continues to get things done.

It's clear that he drives them crazy: they even resort to sending letters to Iran's Supreme Leader, their sworn enemy.
How much more desperate can they get?

If we keep following Andy, we'll be right on top of the inevitable crack up.

+31 # Rockster 2015-04-24 23:56
The thing about vitriol and hate is that it's ravenous and inevitably eats it's own babies. But Andy's way of showing this truth is much more fun!
+15 # John Puma 2015-04-25 03:06
Hatred for HRC from the GOP will not peak until Jan 20, 2021 or Jan 20, 2025.
+18 # ericlipps 2015-04-25 05:40
A year and a half? So far they've kept it up for 23 years, ever since Bill Clinton emerged as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination waaaay back in 1992.
+3 # reiverpacific 2015-04-25 09:12
Well, it worked for the Nazis------!!!!
+3 # bmiluski 2015-04-25 09:50
And it worked during the dark ages when the church vilified ALL women and preached that only the rich were allowed an education.

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