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Steve Schmidt rants
against GOP ‘asininity’

Politico, by Tal Kopan

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/25/2013 10:32:39 AM

John McCain’s former senior adviser Steve Schmidt says he has “deep regret” for helping to create a “freak show” wing of the Republican Party when he had a hand in bringing former McCain running mate Sarah Palin to the national stage. Schmidt said Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that it’s time for the GOP to stand up to the “asininity” embodied by Palin and others. “For the last couple of years, we’ve had this wing of the party running roughshod over the rest of the party. Tossing out terms like RINO, saying we’re going to purge, you know, the moderates out of


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 9/25/2013 10:37:03 AM     (No. 9536094)

And I have deep regret that John McCain was such a disaster that he left us with 0bama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 9/25/2013 10:43:23 AM     (No. 9536103)

Sounds like the pressure is getting to little Stevie.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 9/25/2013 10:43:34 AM     (No. 9536104)

Stick it where the sun don´t shine Stevieboy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/25/2013 10:45:47 AM     (No. 9536113)

It´s called turncoat. At MSLSD no less.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/25/2013 10:46:15 AM     (No. 9536115)

Is Schmidt Karl Rove`s son?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 9/25/2013 10:47:54 AM     (No. 9536119)

Steve Schmidt needs to sit down and shut up. He is by no means anyone who needs to be listened to. So what is different you can´t run roughshod over the rest of the party, you can´t control the rest of the party, you and your ilk have been running roughshod over the Republican party for too long and people are now standing up and saying enough with you talk out of both sides of your mouth people. You need to get a real job and learn something about real people.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 9/25/2013 10:48:11 AM     (No. 9536121)

Does anyone have any remaining doubts which party McCain and his staff really belong to?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/25/2013 10:50:34 AM     (No. 9536124)

to fight to take conservatism’s good name back from the freak show that’s been running wild for four years

Sounds like Schmidt is borderline delusional.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 9/25/2013 10:51:02 AM     (No. 9536127)

Mr. Schmidt,

Your regrets are not nearly as significant as the regrets of conservatives for the death of our Republic that is directly attributable to the lack luster campaign that Mr. McCain conducted.

You may ´regret´ your association with Ms. Palin, but please remember that her addition to the ticket was the only bounce that campaign ever received. Aside from that one event, Mr. McCain´s 2008 campaign was an inverted hockey stick; starting at marginal in the Iowa Caucus, proceeding to mediocre and terminating at moribund at the Republican Convention.

Get out of Washington, stop reading the politico. Put on a pair of faded blue jeans and a flannel shirt and go listen to some of the coffee shop talk in flyover land.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 9/25/2013 10:53:23 AM     (No. 9536131)

Says the maroon who cost us the election!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 9/25/2013 10:57:45 AM     (No. 9536140)

"Senior advisor"? An assistant Democrat looking for a staff opportunity in the Clinton mob.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/25/2013 11:00:26 AM     (No. 9536147)

Schmidt has been off the reservation for so long. He is only loved by the media liberals.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: killerbee, 9/25/2013 11:07:17 AM     (No. 9536154)

I´ll bet Sarah Palin regrets making your acquaintance even more than you regret making hers, Schmidtster.

And, of course, Politico pretends this absolute hack has any credibility whatsoever. He ran a failed campaign. By all the evidence Palin´s selection came close to winning it for McCain and he squandered all opportunities afterward.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/25/2013 11:11:52 AM     (No. 9536161)

Asininity?...Give me one good reason, just one, why the GOP should heed the advice again of this "tactical genius," Field Marshal Steven von Schmidt, the chief "architect" of the Republican´s 2008 landslide disaster?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 9/25/2013 11:14:58 AM     (No. 9536164)

Steve is just another liberal in sheep´s clothing who worked for another liberal in sheep´s clothing.

I will take Mrs. Palin any day over RINO McCain

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/25/2013 11:16:41 AM     (No. 9536167)

Anyone in their right mind knows it´s laughable that Schmidt thinks he or McCain speak for conservatives.

Being curious, I Bing´d his name and Palin, and the top four results for this ´news´ are:

- The Moderate Voice (never heard of that)
- Daily Kos (LOL)
- NBC News (ditto to prior)
- Huffington Post

And here we have Politico carrying the water for the Left, and reporting as though conservatives should be the least bit interested in what Schmidt has to say.

I daresay that having Palin on the ´08 ticket prevented a double-digit McCain loss. That is of course, arguable, but rest assured, that neither McCain or Schmidt should ever be mistaken for being anywhere near the description of conservative.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/25/2013 11:23:11 AM     (No. 9536181)

To posts #9 and #13, I give you each +10.

If Karl Rove had a son, he would look like Steve Schmidt. And both are meatheads.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/25/2013 11:23:49 AM     (No. 9536184)

That whole ´government of the people and by the people´ is so over for the GOP.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/25/2013 11:24:56 AM     (No. 9536187)

This article from the Great Deceivers at Politico is not about Schmidt. It´s about taking a shot at Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. They probably didn´t even interview Schmidt but shmuck that he is he probably doesn´t care.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Burger, 9/25/2013 11:25:48 AM     (No. 9536189)

Steve Schmidt, poster child, asininity

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 9/25/2013 11:27:57 AM     (No. 9536191)

Hey Steve, we tried it your way at least TWICE! And news flash - you lost! Don´t go crying about the Tea Party types, because without them, the GOP would be extinct by now.
Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and others are the new faces that will save your sorry party if they will only sit down, shut up and let them!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/25/2013 11:29:19 AM     (No. 9536194)

It´s so adorable that Steve Schmidt´s liberal republican followers think that a guy who fronts for ACLU groups intent on destroying traditional values that served as the bedrock for the greatest country in the history of the world has something to say.

When he´s done posting pictures of himself on the web, perhaps he can find time to marry himself.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/25/2013 11:46:01 AM     (No. 9536220)

The reason we have Obama is not Steve S, McLame or even Sarah. It is Bush. pure and simple. His approval reached that of ´having a colonoscopy´ in 2008- well before the financial meltdown and all due to Americans regretting his war in Iraq. He took the GOP with him. Even today, Obama´s approval is vastly higher than was Bush´s at this point in Bush´s first year of his second term. And the GOP just hit its lowest ratings ever in polling. Dems don´t poll much better so there is a ´pox on both houses effect´ as well.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: trapper, 9/25/2013 11:50:37 AM     (No. 9536227)

“For the last couple of years, we’ve had this wing of the party running roughshod over the rest of the party."

Roughshod? Roughshod? You ain´t seen nothin yet. Wait till primary season, 2014. Some folks have already started heating the tar, collecting the feathers, and lining up the rails on which to ride some Republicans right out of politics. Mr. Schmidt will, of course, be watching it all from the sidelines with his new Democrat friends. Oh, and thanks for turning us on to Sarah, by the way. At least you did SOMETHING right.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/25/2013 11:53:40 AM     (No. 9536234)

Hmmm... asinine... seems I was called just this recently.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mws50, 9/25/2013 11:58:09 AM     (No. 9536238)

Steve Schmidt, thanks for helping to elect obama and saddling our Nation with his socialistic, anti-American agenda. That is your legacy.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: happywarrior, 9/25/2013 12:05:25 PM     (No. 9536245)

To quote The Great One, Mark Levin, "Shut up Schmidt you schmuck!!!"

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 9/25/2013 12:12:16 PM     (No. 9536252)

It´s because of doofuses like Schmidt that the GOP loses. Going on PMSNBC (aka DNCTV) and attacking the GOP? Seriously? The addition of Palin was the ony thing exciting the GOP base in 2008. Once on board, Schmidt tried to muzzle her, throwing cold water on the excitement she was generating. Talk about asinine! Beyond that, McCain, Schmidt and crew ran an inexplicably decrepit campaign,. and they deserved to lose because of it. It´s losers like Schmidt who should never be allowed anywhere near a GOP campaign again.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: kahunavol, 9/25/2013 12:55:04 PM     (No. 9536318)

The professional republicans, paid and unpaid, hate conservatives worse than they hate the democrats. We are the true enemy. So be it.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pasann, 9/25/2013 1:08:28 PM     (No. 9536330)

Mr.ScHmIdT.....sorry, this computer has a mind of it´s own....where was I. Oh yes. We do owe you a debt of gratitude for bringing us Miss Sarah because, you see Mr. ScHmIdT, (dang this computer) mccain only did as well as he did BECAUSE of Miss Sarah

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Griller, 9/25/2013 2:10:07 PM     (No. 9536415)

Say enough bad things about the TEA Party and you´ll get your own show with a nice salary. Good work.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: altoona, 9/25/2013 2:17:59 PM     (No. 9536436)

Steve Schmidt, poster child, asaffinity.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Chief1942, 9/25/2013 3:25:21 PM     (No. 9536550)

Schmidt is a piece of Schmidt. So´s McCain.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tappin52, 9/25/2013 6:33:05 PM     (No. 9536864)

McCain and Schmidt never had any intention of winning the presidency. I clearly remember McCain stating that we had "nothing to fear from an Obama presidency". Sarah Palin lit a fire under the base and energized it. That put a wrinkle in the plans of Schmidt and McCain to just say, "We gave it our best shot, but we didn´t win." Sarah Palin knew they didn´t fight the good fight. She became a threat to their integrity. Thus PDS, born of Republican loins.

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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