GOP Chair Reince Priebus, fresh from the deepest and widest Republican triumph in decades as measured by sheer number of GOP office holders across the federal and state governments, joined me to start today’s show.
HH: The guy who made all of this big red wave possible, which has come ashore in Kentucky with the new Leader, and in Arizona with the new governor and attorney general, and hopefully Martha McSally is the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus. When last I talked with the chairman, it was Election Night, and we had seen a little bit of the tide coming in. Reince Priebus, three days later, it was one heck of a wave.
RP: Yeah, it was, and I don’t know if you remember, but back in March of this year, I said it was going to be a tsunami. And I got kind of some heat for it, and maybe I probably shouldn’t have said that anyway, but it turned out to be true. And what I take away from it is a couple of things. One, of course, is there’s this media narrative that it’s true, it was a total rejection of Barack Obama, his policies and everyone connected to those policies. But the other thing that was, is very true, is that it was also the acceptance of conservative reformers and their presentation, whether it be Scott Walker, Bruce Rauner, you had Rick Snyder, Baker in Massachusetts, Hogan in Maryland. So on one hand, they rejected the Obama agenda, and they accepted the conservative reformer agenda. And one last thing, because I think it’s important for people to remember and push back on this narrative. There’s another narrative out there that says that really what this is about is that people are sick of everybody. They’re sick of all, every person there is involved in Washington. Well, if that were the case, how come it only affected Democrats? You didn’t hear about big Republican incumbents going down on Tuesday night. Continue Reading