As the total meltdown of the Republican party continues, anyone unfortunate enough to actually hold a leadership position in the GOP must dread getting up in the morning to face another day of division, infighting, and all out chaos. That is, everyone except for the RNC’s chairperson – Reince Priebus. Priebus, the piano playing lawyer from Wisconsin, has the cumbersome job of trying to keep the blustering egos of Republican lawmakers in check while also trying to appease the many factions that now make up what’s left of the Republican party.
In an interview this week, on CNN’s “New Day,” special correspondent Jamie Gangel questioned Priebus about the seemingly impossible task of getting anything accomplished in a party that looks more like a colony of ants that have been set on fire than an actual political party that controls both houses of Congress and has a majority of sitting Governors.
During the interview, Priebus tried to downplay his frustration with his party’s continual obstructionist antics by stating:
People assume, you must be miserable, you have a horrible job, I don’t see it that way.
Priebus went on to add:
I’m not pouring Bailey’s on my cereal [or] sitting here trying to find the Johnny Walker. This is fun. Being in the middle, you have to accept the fact that there are a thousand opinions. I’m so used to it that I don’t even care.
As blase as Priebus’ attitude may seem for someone having to deal with such a heated and destructive environment, if Priebus isn’t reaching for the whiskey during working hours it’s only because he knows John Boehner took it all with him when he resigned. Still, the RNC Chairperson does want to make it clear to the viewing audience that, “No one should feel sorry for me, I signed up for this.” Don’t worry Reince, I think this is the one point we can all agree on.
Watch Priebus’ Happy Go Lucky Interview here:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHZLXYXu_tg]
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