Republicans Threaten to Blackmail Major News Networks Because of Hillary Clinton

priebusJust when you think Republicans can’t act any more childish or ridiculous–you realize today’s a new day.

Sometimes I really wonder to myself what life is like inside the GOP circus.  Is there music?  Do they have a big spinning wheel that they throw darts at to come up with their next “plan of action?”

Because I just don’t understand what goes on inside the minds of these people.

Their newest childish act comes in the way of Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus threatening to refuse to partner with NBC or CNN on any presidential primary debates if they continue to go through with their planned television projects on Hillary Clinton.

Yes, the RNC chairman is more or less threatening to boycott CNN and NBC during the presidential primary season if the two networks continue with their planned television events on Hillary Clinton—a woman who’s not serving in any capacity in government right now and hasn’t made any public declaration to run for President in 2016.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is how terrified Republicans are of this woman.

Seriously, how ironic is it for any Republican to accuse television networks of possible bias.  Fox News, anyone?  How many eventual GOP presidential candidates (or former) have they employed?  Heck, how many former conservative politicians do they employee, period?

Whatever happened to the First Amendment?  You know, the whole “freedom of the press” thing?  Oh, that’s right, conservatives only pretend to support our Constitution when they’re using it to try and get their way.  Otherwise they have no problem whatsoever shredding it to pieces and doing whatever they want.

So, basically what Priebus is threatening (and Republicans across the nation are applauding) is that a major American political party will refuse to work with major news networks during one of the most important political moments our country experiences—because in 2013 they might run a couple of television specials on a former public servant, Hillary Clinton.

She’s currently a civilian, by the way.

They’re openly trying to blackmail the media.  You can try and spin it how you’d like, and I’m sure many Republicans will do exactly that, but this is the head of the RNC attempting to blackmail two of the largest media outlets in the United States.

But it’s okay for Fox News to pay (and feature) Sarah Palin, right?  After all, she’s been mentioned as a possible Alaskan Senate candidate and she’s always a possibility to run for president as well.

Oh, but that’s different I’m sure.

It’s just laughable at how scared of Hillary Clinton these people truly are.  It’s still over two years until the 2016 presidential primary season really gets going, and they’ve already:

It’s really just pathetic how conservatives behave when something isn’t going their way.

Then again, Republicans probably don’t want their potential 2016 candidates on any networks but Fox News.  Because then the rest of the nation will get a good look at just how radical their candidates truly are.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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