The Republican Party continues to disrespect President Obama. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus compared President Obama to Francesco Schettino, the Costa Concordia cruise ship captain who took off in a lifeboat after his ship ran aground at Isola del Giglio, off the coast of Tuscany earlier this month. You will recall Francesco Schettino is facing multiple counts of manslaughter for abandoning the cruise ship in which 17 are dead and dozens still missing.

“In a few months, this is all going to be ancient history and we are going to talk about our own little Captain Schettino, which is President Obama who is abandoning the ship here in the United States and is more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president,” Priebus said in response to a question about the vitriolic GOP primary

The deaths of these innocent passengers shouldn’t be trivialized by political games. Reince Priebus owes the families of the decedents and President Obama an apology. Sorry, but Reince Priebus isn’t a step-up from former RNC chairman Michael Steele.

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