RNC Chairman Reince Pribus
RNC Chairman Reince Pribus

As my mama used to say, "Don't ask the question unless you want to hear the answer!"

| This morning an email from our old friend Reince Priebus, head of the Republican National Committee, popped into my inbox, beseaching me for "Critical Election Day feedback." I was only too happy to oblige.

Reince Priebus is all-in with Donald Trump. There is apparently nothing that Trump can do that would make Priebus question his unconditional support for Trump. I don't understand how his mind works, because he is simultaneously supposed to be close to Paul Ryan (R-WI), Speaker of the House, whose disdain for Trump is only thinly concealed by his endorsement of Trump.

Reince knots himself into contortions worthy of Cirque du Soleil to rationalize and excuse anything and everything Trump says. He is the epitome of the oily snake-oil salesman touting elixirs that will cure all ills. In short, he is a card-carrying member of Hillary's "basket of deplorables."

So, the critical feedback Reince wanted this morning took the form of a short, 5-question survey. What the hell? If their field operations are so screwed up that they don't know that I'm never going to vote for Trump or for almost any other Republican, they definitely deserve my help with their critical information need.

Here's the survey, along with my answers:

Voter Target Survey

Voter Target Survey from RNC
Question 1
If the RNC is any good with data, this answer should get me off the mailing list. I'm not holding my breath. 
Question 2
See Question 1.
Question 3
I love this question, because I'm sure that my answer will be interpreted wrongly. ("Wrong!") In the twisted minds of the RNC, they will take this to mean that I oppose Hillary because of the picks she might make for the Supreme Court, whereas in reality that is one of the main reasons I — and other thinking people — support Hillary Clinton.
Question 4
I would answer the same way if this question were asked by the DNC. Vote for the presidential candidate because of his/her experience, character, and judgment, not because of whom they might choose as Secretary of Commerce, or whatever. In any case, cabinet officers are subject to the "advice and consent" of the Senate, and trying to name a cabinet before the election is definitely putting the cart before the horse.
Question 5
Again, if they're smart, they will use this answer to interpet my answer to question 3. Again, I'm breathing freely.

Begging

No survey from a political committee would be complete, of course, without an appeal for contributions, and this one was no exception. As soon as I had clicked the Submit button, a fundraising form popped up. (Where are those DDoS attacks when you need them?)

Begging for money
Begging for money

Donating to beggars only encourages them. Dream on, Reince!

 

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

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