Party head and Romney surrogate resort to disrespect again

Posted on October 4, 2012 by

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Following the presidential debate, chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus (pictured, home page) had this view of the matchup:

“You just can’t sit there and play class warfare for 90 minutes and lie to the American people. Once that was over, there was nothing left for the President to talk about…. He couldn’t play rich vs. poor, He couldn’t play haves vs. have nots. He was, you know, it was like ducks on a pond….”

Later, Priebus said the debate “showed the President in his true light, uninspiring with no answers, no vision. It showed the President as a guy who’s in love with being president, but he’s not in love with knowing and performing in a way that makes him a great President.

“That’s what Obama’s problem is. He’s in love with being somebody special, but he’s not in love with doing something special and so what you saw tonight was an incredible, shocking performance with both candidates, except for completely opposite reasons.”

Priebus is another frequent subject of our posts. Respect isn’t his strong suit.

If you’ve followed us, you know how bogus we believe the claim of class warfare is. Just search for “class warfare.”

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (pictured, this page), whose lack of civility we’ve posted about before, labeled Pres. Obama incompetent, “lazy” and “disengaged” today during an interview on MSNBC.

“What people saw last night, I think, was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is, and how he has absolutely no idea how serious the economic problems of the country are, and how he has failed to even begin to address them.”

Asked by Andrea Mitchell about whether he really wanted to call Obama “lazy,” Sununu refused to back down: “Yes. “He didn’t want to prepare for this debate. He’s lazy and disengaged.”

We suppose we can expect this kind of speech from Sununu right up to the election. Unfortunate.