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Time For RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and GOP Leadership To Resign

For Immediate Release. Tuesday, July 14, 2015—It was reported by The Washington Post on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, that Republican National Committee Chairman (RNC) Reince Priebus responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders spent nearly an hour on the telephone with 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump urging him to tone down his inflammatory comments about illegal aliens that have infuriated a key election constituency. 

“As one of tens of millions of Christians, conservatives, and Republicans, I am tired of the RNC and establishment Republicans that will not address critical issues that are destroying the fabric of the American society and the rule of law,” said president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski. 

He added, “So that they could stop President Obama's radical agenda, American voters gave Republican leaders majorities in first the House and then the Senate in the 2010 and 2014 elections.  Instead Republicans have embraced Obama's culture of corruption and have empowered this rogue Presidency to create a post-Constitutional America. The GOP led Congress continues to cede authority to President Barack Obama who has spent the past six years shredding the constitutional separation of powers.” 

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told Trump that his comments have infuriated a key election constituency.  In Priebus's mindset, illegal aliens are a key election constituency.  Legally, illegal aliens cannot vote but media reports indicate they do. 

Although inelegant, Trump's true comments about illegal aliens are verifiable.  And according to polls most American voters agree with Mr. Trump.  One must question why twenty-five percent of Mexico's population currently lives in the U.S?   Most Americans believe that nation's borders are not only porous−but porous by design show polls. A January Rasmussen poll showed that to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking, most American voters believed the Mexican government does not do enough and respondents favored stopping Mexican foreign aid. Also, of likely U.S. voters only 14 percent believed the Mexican government wants to stop its citizens from entering the United States illegally.  And Mexico is not interested in stopping illegal immigration responded fifty-five percent of U.S. voters.      

Establishment Republicans fear that the GOP brand is being hurt by Donald Trump.  However, this is not the case.  For example, according to a May 22, 2015, Investors Business Daily editorial, Pew Research Center poll (May 2015) found only 23 percent of the public and 37 percent of Republicans say the GOP leaders are keeping their campaign promises.   Compared to 2011, when a third of the public felt that way and 54 percent of the Republicans said the same− these numbers are down.

The GOP was handed the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since losing it in 2006 in the midterm elections of that previous fall.  And for four more years the Democrats kept the Senate.

Compared to 1995 both years are well below the approval numbers.  That year, 59 percent of voters and fully 89 percent of Republicans said GOP leaders after taking majority control of Congress for the first time in forty years, were keeping their promises.

Furthermore, beyond broken promises is the ongoing frustration with congressional establishment Republicans.  Compared to February, 55 percent of their constituents disapprove of the GOP leaders' job performance, up from 44 percent.  This should have been a clear warning for the GOP leadership to change course since this poll came only weeks after the new Congress began work. 

Of no surprise are these Pew numbers. For example, concerning Republicans starting to back off their promise to repeal Obamacare, a GOP priority soon after November's election results had been counted. Tragically, for the next two years Senate leaders had moved to protect the law in April.   

Also, by refusing to stop President Obama's habit of exercising dictatorial authority through executive orders the GOP has upset supporters. Furthermore, ceding treaty power to the President on Iran and global warming; a refusal to defund the Federal Communications Commission "net neutrality" rule; a concession to Loretta Lynch's attorney general appointment; and an eagerness to compromise with Democrats the voters had just rejected at the polls are just some of the other failures. At times one wonders if the Democrats had won the midterm elections being that the GOP has been so ineffective. 

Also, disappointed in the way the GOP has handled government spending, with 59 percent  saying the party is "not doing a good job" were Republicans and Republican leaners found the Pew poll.  Regarding the GOP's handling on illegal immigration the same percentage say Republicans are not doing a good job and on same-sex “marriage” 57 percent felt the same. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, according to a July 1, 2015, report in The Hill, that there is little lawmakers can do to overturn a Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex “marriages” in every state, suggesting any further action will rest largely with the courts. 

Finally, regarding the way their representatives have gone easy on Obama, Republicans are unhappy. For example, they should challenge the President more often say 75 percent. And Republicans should be more confrontational say 37 percent of independents.  

“The problem with the GOP is not Donald Trump but establishment Republicans which must be replaced by conservative leaders.  Current GOP lawmakers are issue chamelons that rapidly change from conservative candidates to liberal/moderate lawmakers,” said Dr. Joel P Rutkowski.  He added, “It is time for conservatives across America to demand the resignation of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.  If he does not, Republicans should boycott the RNC and stop donating to it until he does.  In the House of Representatives conservatives must challenge the GOP leadership in 2016 primaries. Establishment Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Speaker of the House John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), U.S. Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator of Florida Marico Rubio, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, former Governor of Texas Rick Perry, former Governor of New York George Pataki (R), Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to name a few are why American voters are frustrated and disappointed with the GOP.”

Donald Trump is leading the field of GOP Presidential candidates with 15 percent, four percentage points ahead of former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush indicates the latest poll by The Economist and YouGov.  However, if the GOP establishment is not stopped, the GOP once again will lose another Presidential election to the Marxist Democrats in 2016 and soon to follow they will lose control of Congress. However, since the GOP has been so ineffective till this point, Americans may not notice a difference in Congressional leadership.

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Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy

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