Oh, my. You don't cast shade on the GOP and think you'll get away with it. Not when it's run by a brain trust known as Reince Priebus.
The other day, a tweet of very questionable taste, with some uncalled for racial overtones, was sent out by MSNBC. It related to an upcoming Cheerios ad that featured a bi-racial family. Below is the tweet and a follow-up
“Maybe the rightwing (sic) will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” the tweet read.
The tweet was deleted and an apology was sent out from both MSNBC's Twitter account and MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe, but Priebus wasn't satisfied.
Priebus circulated a memo on Thursday to announce that he was "banning all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC" until he received an apology from Phil Griffin.
Well, Griffin did the right thing. He not only issued apologies as well as making a personal phone call to Priebus but also he took the additional action of firing the person who sent the tweet.
The Priebus response:
"The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet," Griffin said in a statement according to The Huffington Post.
Seemingly that wasn't enough. The RNC Chairman and head dunce doesn't seemed satisfied with the effort by MSNBC and Phil Griffin.
Priebus gave MSNBC president Phil Griffin credit for apologizing, but the RNC chairman still delivered a stern warning to the channel: we've got our eyes on you.
"So, you know what? It's sort of like being on probation, I guess. But the fact of the matter is we're here, we're watching them and it's our responsibility — and it's mine in particular, I think —also to stand up for our party. That's what I did today, and I'll do it again. I promise you that."
Now with this kind of leadership, does the GOP need some help? Watch this clip and see if The RNC Chairman isn't channeling the iconic Dean Wormer from Animal House. Talk about your wackadoos: