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There is something that exists in the collective stupidity of politicians. Once again it is being exhibited in the GOP’s inability to understand what happened in the 2016 election. Now Reince Priebus is mouthing the very bits of idiocy that the voters rejected when they elected Trump. All this is after the GOP has worked their damnedest to thwart Trump’s agenda.

Reince Priebus: GOP Will Return to ‘Traditional Platform’ After Trump

It is oft debated the transformative effect President Donald J. Trump has had on the platform and principles of the Grand Ol’ Party, but according to former RNC chairman and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, President Trump has not changed the GOP much at all. In fact, he apparently told a group of Georgetown University students that it will “basically return” to its platform prior to Trump once he leaves office.

According to the Georgetown student paper, The Hoya, Priebus claimed that there is not all that much different in the Republican Party itself, but that Trump is his own unique brand. However, for the present time, Trump has refocused the party on a populist message.

From The Hoya:

Priebus acknowledged Trump is, in some ways, not like any other Republican president. Trump is “extremely unique” in his personal style, Priebus said, and his campaign themes refocused the Republican Party on a populist message.

“President Trump’s been very good for the party in the sense that it’s returned to the idea that the American workers are worth fighting for. That we’re not about Wall Street — we’re about people that are making tools and working with their hands and have been forgotten,” Priebus said.

Reince Priebus also touted President Trump’s success in pushing for “traditional” GOP stances. [snip]

Priebus cited Trump’s accomplishments, which appeal to his Republican base, as evidence his unconventional leadership style has not impeded his success.

“You have the tax cuts, you’ve got the Supreme Court and you have a total deregulation and a dismantling of almost everything that Obama did by executive order,” Priebus said. “Those, if you’re a Republican, are great things. The decisions that he’s made have made him a pretty historic president in only a year.”

[snip]

But at the end of the day, despite President Trump’s success in growing the base, he predicted that it will not have a long lasting impact. [snip]

Ignorance is curable, albeit a painful process; stupidity is terminal. There is no cure for that. It seems that the GOP has contracted the latter. Frankly, it will be a relief when they/re gone. More and more voters are eschewing belonging to a party, opting for the Independent label.

Given the mess in DC from both Parties, their demise is welcome. We know there are enough lampposts. It is only a matter of finding enough rope.

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