If This Happens, Bill Kristol Will Start A New Republican Party

KristolCaptureBill Kristol, a leader of the #NeverTrump movement, is threatening to start a new Republican Party if the establishment reelects RNC chairman Reince Priebus.

Kristol basically thinks that Priebus should be chased from town with pitchforks and torches, especially in the event of a Trump loss.

This is his tweet:

One of the primary reasons for Trump’s rise to power is anger at party big wigs. Bill Kristol can’t believe that the Republican Party would keep someone like Priebus if the Republicans lose to Hillary Clinton. Trump rose to power in part because voters don’t trust party bosses like Priebus, yet Priebus hung on to his position by pretending to support Trump.

From Kristol’s point of view, party purists have ironically been branded as “establishment hacks” by the Trump campaign (think Ted Cruz and the entire staff at National Review), while actual establishment lackey’s like Reince Priebus snuggled up to Trump to stay in power. If Reince Priebus actually supports Trump, his own fortunes should ride the Trump train to victory or defeat. He shouldn’t be rewarded either way.

I doubt Bill Kristol is actually serious about starting a new party but you can understand his frustration. The same old establishment hacks will hang on to power regardless of the outcome of the election.