This ought to be good: Governor Christie is on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight

Governor Chris Christie will be a guest Tucker Carlson Tonight on FoxNews at 9pm, according to announcement from Christie’s office.

The topic will be the fiasco of the RyanCare vote and the “surveillance mayhem” surrounding President Trump, according to the promo on the FoxNews site.  Charles Krauthammer will also be appearing on the show.

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Posted: March 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on This ought to be good: Governor Christie is on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight

RNC Chairman calls for boycott of MSNBC over racist tweet


According to a report on Brietbart  MSNBC President Phil Griffin issued an apology to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and “everyone offended” by the tweet (see below) posted last night that implied that the “rightwing” hates biracial families.

The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that is was offensive and wrong, apologized and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet.

I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone  offended.

At MSNBC, we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change.

Phil Griffin

In a memo to  All Republican Elected Officials, Strategists, Surrogates, and Pundits and in an email to contributors, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for a national boycott of MSNBC until the cable network’s president, Phil Griffin, apologizes for a tweet posted last night which suggested that the “rightwing” hates bi-racial families.  The tweet linked to a Cheerios commercial featuring a bi-racial family using the breakfast cereal as a discussion prop between father and daughter, rather than as food.

Here’s there tweet:



Here is the commercial

Priebus said:

While we understand MSNBC will go to great lengths to discredit Republicans and conservatives, this kind of attack on the millions of Americans who identify with the political right is offensive and unacceptable. Unfortunately, this tweet is just the latest in a pattern of poor statements by MSNBC and its hosts.

This morning I left a message with MSNBC President Phil Griffin to express my displeasure. I have sent him a letter demanding that he personally, as president of the network, take responsibility and apologize for the disgusting tweet. Until he takes internal corrective action and personally apologizes—not just to the RNC but to all right-of-center Americans—I’m banning all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC.

As an elected official, strategist, or surrogate, I’m asking for you to agree to the same.

We can have our political disagreements with MSNBC, but using biracial families to launch petty and ridiculous political attacks is low, even by MSNBC’s standards. It only coarsens our political discourse.

MSNBC hosts—including Alec Baldwin, Martin Bashir, Melissa Harris-Perry, Alex Wagner, and Ronan Farrow just to name a few—have had a troubling streak in the last several weeks of making comments that belittle and demean Americans without furthering any thoughtful dialogue. Perhaps it’s time for the executives at MSNBC to consider whether their network is upholding a meaningful journalistic mission.

This is more than just a tweet or an offhand comment. This is part of a pattern of behavior that has gotten markedly worse, and until Phil Griffin personally apologizes and takes corrective action, we cannot be part of this network’s toxic programming.

I am confident that he will want to “lean forward” and prove to the American people that he does not condone this behavior. I look forward to his apology and corrective action.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Media, Republican Party | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Republican Convention will feature a debt clock

Americans will be reminded of the Obama administration’s rampant borrowing by a debt clock that will be prominently displayed at the Tampa Bay Time Forum during the Republican National Convention this week.

Party Chairman Reince Priebus will activate the mounted clock at 2PM Monday when the convention convenes.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Republcan National Convention 2012 | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »

Republican National Convention events delayed due to Isaac

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement this evening:

Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th, exact time to follow. 

Our first priority is ensuring the safety of delegates, alternates, guests, members of the media attending the Republican National Convention, and citizens of the Tampa Bay area. RNC Convention officials and the Romney campaign are working closely with state, local and federal officials, as well as the Secret Service, to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and preserve Florida’s emergency management resources. Officials have predicted participants may encounter severe transportation difficulties due to sustained wind and rain. 

The Republican National Convention will take place and officially nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and the Party has other necessary business it must address. We also are remaining in constant contact with state and federal officials and may make additional schedule alterations as needed.

The Convention staff is working around-the-clock to ensure the delegations housed in storm-impacted areas have alternative housing if needed. The Committee on Arrangements will provide additional information to delegates and alternate delegates who are affected by Isaac by Sunday morning. We will also provide guidance to those delegates and alternate delegates who may encounter travel difficulties due to the storm. 

We will begin issuing revised convention programming as early as Sunday. 

We have an experienced team that will ensure changes are operationally smooth and create as little disruption as possible.  The most important concern is safety, but our Convention program will proceed.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »