Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Celano

“37 percent of Americans don’t suck!” — Reince Priebus, RNC Chair

Remember when Republicans were good at politics?

“It’s ridiculous,” Priebus said Friday morning on CNN’s Starting Point, when asked to respond to polls showing that 63 percent of the public thinks Romney should release more tax returns. “I’m not spending any more time talking about this issue,” the Chairman informed the hosts [...]

Seriously, it’s one thing to disagree with a majority. There is no guaranteed wisdom of the crowds. But when you’re the chair of a major political party, you shouldn’t go around calling the concerns of 63 percent of Americans “ridiculous.” And if 63 percent of the public wants to talk about something, you don’t shut the door on it. You man up and deal with it.

Because that other 37 percent? That’s called a “minority.”