RNC Chief Reince Priebus Fends off Paulite Rebellion

As I reported here the other week, a 2012 Maine Ron Paul delegate Mark Willis had launched an insurgent campaign to replace Reince Priebus as head of the Republican National Committee. That campaign seems to have been neutered today, as per this Politico article:

By quietly wooing a handful of Ron Paul supporters and capitalizing on a rift in the libertarian ranks, the Republican National Committee’s chairman squashed a long-shot challenge for his job.

Reince Priebus’s reelection to another two-year term was guaranteed when a 5 p.m. deadline passed Thursday. His sole challenger, Maine committeeman Mark Willis, did not have the support required from three state delegations to get on the ballot for a formal vote on Friday.

As I reported a few weeks ago, the Iowa party, run by Paulite A.J. Spiker, decided to stay with Priebus. Politico reports that Willis never directly asked Spiker for support.

But Nevada, another largely Paulite state, was still in play. So:

Priebus flew to Las Vegas Monday for an evening sit-down with Nevada’s Republican state chairman and national committeeman. After these Paul supporters won control at a state convention last year, the RNC and Mitt Romney’s campaign largely bypassed them by funneling funds through a shadow party. Both sides express a desire to mend fences after the GOP got creamed in the Silver State in November.

“There were certainly some promises exchanged,” Nevada committeeman James Smack said of the meeting. “We’re not talking about money. We’re talking about promises, though, that he’s going to work on getting some doors open for us that have been closed by whatever means – whether that be through some of the casino owners or what have you.”

Paul folk never like to say die:

There’s an element of devoted Paul supporters who agitated for resistance, even if futile, to Priebus. Some plan a sign-waving protest Friday morning outside the Westin hotel where the RNC is meeting.

Jeff Larson drove with a group of like-minded Paul backers all the way from Texas to support Willis’ bid. He was a Texas delegate to last summer’s national convention but only a guest at this meeting in Charlotte. He feels Rand Paul will be a viable candidate in 2016, and he wants to stay involved to help shape the rules and lay the groundwork.

He worries that the establishment sees the Paul forces as obsessed with legalizing drugs and abortion. He thinks they can work together on fiscal issues.

“You’ll never see these factions merge, but you’ll see them cooperate in areas,” he said.

I reported back in August on Willis's efforts in the contested Maine delegation.

Willis's press conference announcing his now-moribund candidacy:

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  • Sernylan||

    Don't piss in your well.

    /11111111111

  • Brandon||

    We’re talking about promises, though, that he’s going to work on getting some doors open for us that have been closed by whatever means

    He only hits us because he loves us so much.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If the Paul crowd fall for anything the establishment Republicans promise they deserve to once again get kicked in the nuts.

  • zacherieshavell||

    uptil I looked at the check for $7615, I did not believe ...that...my neighbour woz actually taking home money parttime on their apple laptop.. there aunts neighbour started doing this 4 only about 19 months and a short time ago paid the dept on their mini mansion and bourt themselves a Lotus Elise. read more at....... http://BIT40.com

  • Sevo||

    Well, they ought to bourt something worth driving if they're making all that dough!

  • Paul.||

    Reince Priebus

    Sounds like a guy who ties sweaters around his neck.

  • Being Waterboarded||

    I bet he drives a Priebus, too.

  • Being Waterboarded||

    Here he is at a typical meeting of RNC elites.

  • Dallas H.||

    Pretty sure that's a character from Star Wars.

  • sloopyinca||

    RNC Chief Reince Priebus Ike Turner Fends off Paulite Rebellion Battered Tina

    Same fucking difference.

  • Sernylan||

    Brutal +1`

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    “You’ll never see these factions merge, but you’ll see them cooperate in areas,” he said.

    Bend over and spread your ass cheeks, libertarians.

  • Calidissident||

    Funny you should say that, with all the time you spend defending and supporting Obama and other Democrats

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    I don't see libertarians whoring out to Democrats like they do the GOP.

  • Sernylan||

    "I don't see libertarians whoring out to Democrats...."

    Its just not fair, is it bro? Boooosh gets all the love here, in spite of Obama's obvious greatness.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Only the GOP can seduce "conservatives" into crimes like Medicare Part D, the Patriot Act, TARP, dual useless wars, and the like all the while churning out record deficits.

  • Sernylan||

    "Only the GOP can seduce "conservatives" into crimes like Medicare Part D, the Patriot Act, TARP, dual useless wars, and the like all the while churning out record deficits."

    Well, thank goodness The ONE ended those GOP crimes with the most transparent, accountable, and benevolent regime evar!!!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Learn something then! The state never contracts it only expands. And those who expand it most (see above GOP crimes) deserve to be punished most.

  • Sernylan||

    But...but..can't I hate them both?

  • tarran||

    Once again, Shriek a.k.a. Palin's Butplug is the Internet equivalent of the crazy homeless guy screaming at the wall while wearing pants which are reeking of urine and are held on by a rope belt.

    You don't talk to such creatures in real life, why would you waste your time on the Internet?

  • Calidissident||

    You constantly mention your 94% on the libertarian purity test. Someone that close to 100% shouldn't be whoring out to Obama (or the mainstream GOP for that matter)

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Yes, I like Ayn Rand and don't like Bush/Cheney or any modern conservative.

  • Sernylan||

    Well then, you are already half way there...

  • ||

    But he has no problem deepthroating Obama followed by providing him a rusty trombone.

    Very libertarian.

  • Sernylan||

    "But he has no problem deepthroating Obama followed by providing him a rusty trombone fishhook."

    He lives for his next Obama filthy sanchez, it validates his existance, and instills a sense of purpose.

  • Tman||

    It's funny because the argument about who is better for libertarians -TEAM BLUE or TEAM RED- is a farce of a premise to beg

    The answer SHOULD be neither, but TEAM RED makes a good argument by putting the RANDINATOR on these committees to sic these feeble TEAM BLUE schmucks.

    WHY THE LONG FACE, JOHN???

  • Tman||

    (should read "to begin with" above. Stupid preview.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The proper answer IS "neither" but the Bircher subset of the LP are all theocrats and hide under the ugly veil of Christianity -- which is part and parcel of the GOP.

    Religion is the ultimate enemy of freedom as it locks family members in its prison before the state can.

    But most others here are conservative Islamo/Christo apologists who would support theocrat Huckabee over a Bill Clinton.

  • Cytotoxic||

    it locks family members in its prison before the state can.

    And thus Shriektard's entire reason for opposing religion. NOTHING OUTSIDE THE STATE

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    No, in my ideal world neither religion or the state exist.

    All trade would be barter.

    However, since we are united by something it would be best if it were just a currency and social contract. That is my minimal state concession.

  • Cytotoxic||

    Social contract = sucking Donk cock

  • Sernylan||

    "But most others here are conservative Islamo/Christo apologists who would support theocrat Huckabee over a Bill Clinton."

    Sooo.., tiny manatees push phrase balls across their aquarium to you, and you attempt to assemble those phrase balls into something vaguely coherent, and then post it? I just don't get it. Is it a joke?

  • Tman||

    THAT REMINDS ME OF THAT ONE TIME WE WERE WITH GARY COLEMAN IN MEXICO EATING TAQUITOS AND AN F15 FLEW BY SO FAST IT MADE JENNIFER LOPEZ LOSE HER HAT!

    Also, shriek, you're a moron. "Religion" is no more dangerous than "Communism". It's the people who fuck it up because people are fucked up.

    You want to blame the right for everything, probably because you are lazy and prefer easy CHRISTOFAG slants, and you're missing the bigger issue.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Is South Park your cultural apogee?

  • Libertarius||

    You are a beta male libtard who tucks his balls to piss like the ugly leftwing feminists and Hugo Schwyzer told you to.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Go back to Free Republic, you Santorum loving douchebag.

  • Libertarius||

    I'm an Objectivist, which means that I have less in common with Santorum than you.

  • Sernylan||

    Booooooooosh?

  • Tman||

    HO HO, I GET IT. BECAUSE SOUTH PARK IS A CARTOON AND THEREFORE BEREFT OF CULTURAL VALUE.

    THAT REMINDS ME OF THAT ONE TIME SOROS WAS SCREWING OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF ROSIA MONTANA SO HE COULD BUY ANOTHER YACHT AND THEY MADE A MOVIE OUT OF IT CALLED Mine Your Own Business.

    Fuck off, puppet.

  • General Butt Naked||

    You guys seem really sensitive about this Bush thing. Me thinks y'all doth protest too much.

    A hit dog will holler.

  • ||

    Fuck SHREEEEEK!

    Didn't take the new guys long to figure out what a disingenuous fuckstain you are. That should tell you something. But, I suppose it's pretty obvious.

    Anyone else smell urine?

  • Sernylan||

    But he's so much fun, you pull his string and he talks....8 completely (somewhat) different, regurgitated pundit words and phrases... for ages 5 and up (some assembly required).

  • Cytotoxic||

    Too energetic for urine. Did urine start taking meth?

  • Sernylan||

    Teh Bathsaltz

  • Auric Demonocles||

    We should instigate a rebellion and not stop till we get alt-text.

  • Tman||

    BD I AM DISAPPOINT.

  • waaminn||

    Sometimes you jsut gotta rol with it.
    www.Anon-ids.tk

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    This is America. We don't need no Good Samaritans

    An American woman dubbed "the cleaning fairy" by local media because she broke into a home and cleaned it without permission, has been arrested after police found her shovelling snow from a driveway without the owner's consent.
  • Sernylan||

    That union busting, picket breaking scab got what she deserv... Oh, nevermind.

  • waaminn||

    So, who comes up with all that crazy stuff?

    www.Anon-ids.tk

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