A few months ago, I was invited to the RNC headquarters in Cleveland to sit down with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
I was there to get a sense of what was going on, to understand how things were going, and what the RNC had accomplished over the past few years.
Priebus had already made a number of concessions to the left.
I asked Priebus about the recent RNC convention in Wisconsin, where he announced that all delegates would receive a single $5,000 donation, but he insisted that all Republican members would still get a $10,000 contribution for attending.
I wasn’t allowed to ask any questions, and Priebus never asked me to come back.
But I felt a bit uneasy.
I wondered how I’d ever get over it, because it seemed that the RNC was essentially telling its members that they’d get to vote on whether to throw their party into disarray by giving away a big donation.
Priebus seemed to think that all this talk about getting rid of Trump was just a ploy to try and get Republicans to vote in favor of a presidential candidate who had no chance of winning the nomination, and to convince them that it was their civic duty to support that candidate.
As it turned out, the RNC has never really been that clear-cut about how it will handle the 2018 election, and there have been a few big missteps in its handling of the convention.
Priebus was also on a mission to convince conservatives that their own party had actually made progress, that Trump had been vanquished, and that they had to get used to his presidency, just like they’d been accustomed to Obama.
I told Priebus that I wasn`t surprised by his enthusiasm for the idea of the RNC adopting a more inclusive vision of what it should be.
“We have to go back to basics,” he said.
I was told that Priebus was talking about the need for the RNC to embrace a more “democrat-centric” vision of the party, which he said would help Republicans more quickly move on from the 2016 election cycle, as well as the current wave of conservative activism. “
If we were to do a lot more of that, we would be able to achieve a lot less than we have right now.”
I was told that Priebus was talking about the need for the RNC to embrace a more “democrat-centric” vision of the party, which he said would help Republicans more quickly move on from the 2016 election cycle, as well as the current wave of conservative activism.
The RNC had a long history of using its platform to promote and defend the interests of its members, even when they were opposed to the party.
But it also had a history of embracing the voices of those who were not so enthusiastic about the party and its agenda, even if it meant pushing back against those voices.
I wanted to hear what Priebus had to say about the state of the Republican Party and what it could do to better engage with its members.
In the past, Priebus has said that the GOP was still “in the trenches,” with no real power in the Republican party at large.
And he has argued that the party could not compete effectively with the Democratic Party without a certain degree of cooperation and cooperation with the Obama administration, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association.
But Priebus said that this would change if he were to take over the reins of the organization.
He had already laid out his vision for the future, and it would be very much in line with the new RNC chairman’s.
He told me that he would not accept a party that was more like the Democrats, which were more interested in working with Congress and the White House, and less interested in serving as a neutral arbiter of policy on behalf of the people, as the Democrats had been for decades.
This would make it harder for the party to win future elections, and would also make it more difficult to move forward with Trump’s agenda.
Priebus said the RNC would focus more on policy and less on campaigning.
He said that in order to win elections, the party needed to be more inclusive, and also less focused on winning elections.
He also made clear that he expected the RNC will focus on making the party more “transparent” about its own policies, and more focused on getting to the bottom of the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse made against Trump and others in the party during the campaign.
Priebus is not the only member of the GOP to be talking about this.
Reince said in an interview with The Hill that the Republicans are going to be focused on issues like immigration reform and criminal justice reform, which are “really important” to him.
“And I think that’s going to help us win the next election,” he continued.
“But it’s going in the wrong direction because there’s this idea that this is an American party, and when you talk about American values and American values being at the center of the agenda, it’s really not.
It’s the party of Donald Trump.”
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