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RNC chairman wants to focus on year-round commitment

Published: Fri, April 4, 2014 @ 8:53 p.m.


Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says his party needs to be more consistent.

Specifically, Preibus said Friday before the Columbiana County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner at the Salem Community Center that it needs to do more than just win midterm elections.

The party also needs to win presidenital elections.

Preibus was the keynote speaker at Friday’s dinner, which also featured other prominent state Republicans, such as Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judith French.

Preibus said that while he thinks Republicans will do well in the upcoming midterm elections, especially in the Senate, they have to carry that momentum over into presidential elections. The party has lost the last two, both to President Obama.

“We have to be a party that’s good at winning presidential elections,” Preibus said.

Preibus said one of his main goals in getting ready for the 2016 presidential election is improving the party’s use of electronic and social media in elections. He also said he wants to tone down the rhetoric among candidates in some of their primaries because sometimes a bruising interparty brawl can carry over to the fall against a Democratic opponent.

“We’re killing each other all over the place,” Preibus said.

Read more in Saturday's Vindicator


1IslandMike(764 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

With such great leadership like Sarah Palin, Mitt-Flopper and Rush The Drug Addict, how much more "consistent" can you get?
They should get the entire party to put their heads together to form the worlds largest rock pile!!

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2billdog1(3805 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

IslandMike, that's funny, I don't care who you are. Anyway, with some of the uneducated, moronic statements made by some of the party leaders the past 6 years, it is no wonder they continue to loose ground. Although most American's believe in some of the principals of the party, such as, gun rights, death penalty, self responsibility, etc... Most American's cannot get behind suppression, hate, forced religious views, discrimination, archaic gender statements, and any derogatory statements against any population that isn't white, male, wealthy and/or straight. All their religious ramblings and then the morals of the likes of Newt, John McCain, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and the list goes on.

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3papa1(711 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

preibus is focused on suppressing the vote, on not extending unemployment compensation, on not raising the minimum wage, on not paying woman the same as men, and finally preibus and the repubs in congress are focused on hating the first black president who will go down as one of the best,i.e. lilly ledbetter, the affordable care act which is growing in popularity by the day and saving many lives. the repubs in congress are against anything that helps the middle class and the poor. now with the supreme courts latest to put no limits on political donations, regular folks will be hard pressed to fight against the obscene amounts of money thrown at candidates, ( see Christie, kascich, and others prostituting themselves for a wealthy billionaire in vegas last weekend. there's only one thing a repub is good for. nothing. why a middle class voter would vote for any repub is a mystery, just ignorant of the facts I think.

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476Ytown(1318 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

papa1: Unemployment hasn't been extended because practically everyone is back to work. The unemployment figures are 6.5% and falling each month if you believe those numbers. Unemployment benefits are extended during periods of high unemployment. I don't agree with the way they puled the rug out from folks. They should have phased it out.

The raise in minimum wage may be just enough to disqualify welfare benefits. Minimum wage jobs are meant to be entry level or for teens who use their pay for discretionary spending. A better solution is to create more middle income jobs providing incentive to move up the ladder.

Equal pay. How do you define inequality? If 2 people are commission based they have equal opportunity. If a man and a woman are in an office clerical position are you saying that the men are paid more than the women for the same position? If a woman is a retail clerk and a man works construction should they be paid equally? Consider the fact that women generally have responsibility for young children and compared to men may not be able to accept the number of overtime hours which also affects their earnings. Comparing yearly salary does not give a true picture unless you are comparing apples to apples. Look out men. Women are now 33% more likely to earn a college degree than men. http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/05/stun...

"hating the first black president who will go down as the best" Keep drinking the kool-aid. The dislike has nothing to do with color, only failing policies. BTW, the man is 50% white and 50% black so stop playing the race card. A nation divided will not stand.

There is nothing affordable about the ACA. Premiums may have subsidies with average Bronze plan deductibles of $5,081, a coinsurance of 30% of the physician's charge and $6,267 maximum out of pocket, people are in for real sticker shock once they start to use it. Provided their doctor or hospitals are in network.

Lastly, what middle class? It's vanishing under this administration.

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5andersonathan(682 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

I see the Vindy still censors comments and tosses anything not catering to the mind set of the democrats in the area.

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6isaac45(348 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

and things were going so well with the middle class before this administration...all the trendlines were up up up for years, decades beforehand

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7papa1(711 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

76ytown, if you do the research you'll see that middle class wages today are equal to what they were in 1966. I think that was before Obama. in the last thirty years middle class wages have flatlined while the "priviledged" have soared. you have a loose screw if you believe Obama is the cause of the disappearing middle class. let's see, what Boehner and his co-horts in congress have done for the "regular folks." they have denied expanded Medicaid that will save lives in states (not all) with repub governors. they have slashed the food stamp program for millions of hard working americans who work two and three jobs, and because the repubs won't raise the minimum wage, need help. they still talk of repealing the affordable care act that, again, will save many lives and provide healthcare for millions. what will repubs run on in the fall? "sorry mr. and mrs. jones. we know that little johnny has type 1 diabetes which requires expensive materials to manage, but we're going to take that away from you now. please vote for us? the only reason many evangelical Christians vote repub is because they think, mistakenly, that repubs are pro-life. believe me, Boehner and the rest couldn't care less what happens to unborn children. repubs depend on the gullible, the low information voters, and every lie they can throw out there to get elected.

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876Ytown(1318 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Are you better off now than you were 5 years ago?

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976Ytown(1318 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

"middle class wages today are equal to what they were in 1966"

In 1966, most families were one wage earners. According to the 2012 census which is the most recent available, the median HOUSEHOLD income in the Youngstown, Warren, Boardman area is $40.686, down 7.12% in 3 years. http://www.deptofnumbers.com/income/o...

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10papa1(711 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

a dollar will buy you far less today than it did in 1966.

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11billdog1(3805 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

papa1, stop wasting your time. Some will stand the party line even when the party is sh!tting directly in their face. I'm sure 76Ytown is a major wage earner. Hahahahahah! He doesn't understand the equal pay argument is representative of apples to apples. CEO's and Directors is the argument behind equal pay. Yet he will listen to Sarah Pallethead and Ted Clueless Cruz ramble on about Joe Sixpack and Doctor Seuss. They want business to have the rights of people until a union (business) wants those rights then they scream what right does a union have to do the same. It's like listening to people that got slammed in the head with a hammer multiple times as a child. Their rambling nonsense makes no sense. I believe in many things the republicans stand for, but not all. I believe in my right to have and carry firearms, I believe in the death penalty, I believe people should work, I believe that all have the right to practice what ever religion they choose, and I could go on forever. I do not believe in suppressing the suppressed farther, I do not believe in forcing religious views on others, I do not believe in allowing money to determine elections, I do not believe in starving children, elderly, and the sick. I do not believe in giving the wealthiest the biggest tax breaks while putting burden on the poorest. We live in the wealthiest country on the planet, yet we judge more harshly, suppress more openly and treat each other worst than the poorest countries on the planet. Many revolutions have been fought on empty bellies. It seems it is always open judgement time on some group, profession, or entity, until that group, profession or entity, becomes you. The USofA will see what many countries across the Atlantic have been experiencing for the last decade if the people don't stop the guided hate by our own leaders. Divide and concur is the oldest military strategy known to man. Yet the great genius minds that post here continue to fall for it. Picking a side out of the premiss of hate, jealousy, one issue, or misinformation not only lacks intellect, but further lacks any ability to research facts. I have voted both democrat, and republican. Each vote has been determined based on facts, not nonsense spewed by loud obnoxiousness tellers of half truths. Yes, they all have done it, but currently our present state is the result of Tea Party hate. Uninformed misconstrued outright lies. Lets all try reading a little something before repeating what a politician has said.

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