Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt officially quits the “Party of Trump.”

By |2018-06-21T16:31:22+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

About damn time!

Courtesy of WaPo:

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.”

In early-morning tweets, Schmidt, a vocal Trump critic, urged voters to elect Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections and harshly criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, describing the government-run detention centers as “internment camps for babies.”

“29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of The Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life,” Schmidt wrote. “Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump.”

To his credit, Schmidt has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump since well before he won the Republican nomination.

He has also sounded off against Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and a number of GOP heavy hitters. 

Personally, I think that Steve Schmidt has been fairly disappointed in his party since they tapped Sarah Palin to run as McCain’s running mate back in 2008.

I think that is why he and Nicolle Wallace helped the authors of Game Change get all of the behind the scenes details which made it crystal clear that she was completely unfit to be on the ticket, and repeatedly went on TV to criticize her at every turn. 

Schmidt has been in the unenviable position of watching first hand while his party devolved under the influence of Palin and her Tea Partiers until it became a party that he no longer recognized, the party of Trump. 

While I doubt that Schmidt will get much credit for his integrity here, I have little doubt that he will soon be joined by many more disillusioned Republican insiders. 

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    • Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 6:34 am

      It is a cult already, last night at his rally in MN, trump told his followers that he has re-opened NASA and they began to chant “space force’ like a bunch of lemmings.

      They blindly buy all of his lies, that is why it makes me so angry that they keep yacking about what do trump supporters think, who cares, first, they are only 35% of the population, second, obviously they don’t think, they regurgitate anything he tells them.

  1. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Who cares what he does, the damage has already been done and if it has taken him 10 years to figure out he belonged to the party of stupid, he can’t be very bright.

    • Anon June 21, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Butt it was about the humping & bumping? Dirty, sexy politics donchano!

  2. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 7:01 am

    He will never get rid of the Palin stench

  3. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 7:09 am

    trump has turned the GOP into the Party of Sociopaths, they created it, they deserve each other, it is the rest of us that have to suffer.

    • Anon June 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

      The “Party of Sociopaths”. The PoS party.

  4. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Steve Miller’s great grandfather failed his naturalization test because of ignorance and little donnie’s grandfather left Bavaria to avoid the draft ( runs in the family). Interesting to see where all these fascists come from.


    Trump Aide Stephen Miller, Meet Your Great-Grandfather, Who Flunked His Naturalization Test

  5. Amom June 21, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Hmm. I hope he has enough insight to see his guilt in this. He enabled Palin for his party. He KNOWS she is certifiably mentally ill, yet he tried to polish her and foisted her on us. He and his nurse wife know Palin put pillows in her panties and faked a TriG birth. Yet, he played along cause if they won – HE won.
    He helped Palin rise to Teaparty darlin.
    Palin paved the way for this current shitshow. She gave voice and power to the stoopid uneducated grifters who are Trummpsters.
    So, I can give no thanks or points to Steve Schmidt.
    Unless and until he really comes clean and reveals how we got here…… it’s all noise.

    • Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

      ^^ THIS, and now I’m supposed to be all forgiving because he saw the light? “I was just doing my job,” they always say. Yeah, well, when you play fast and loose at the expense of this country and its people, you can forget it.

  6. Anon June 21, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Schmidt would have needed to throw the election to the Democratic candidate to expose the extent of Palin’s in competencies as well as thrown away all of the donor monies. No one knowingly knew Palin unleashed would become such a destructive force leading to Trump as POTUS. Replacing Palin quickly would have required some. Operation from her.

    • Amom June 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah,so? Then throw it.

  7. Anonymous June 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Is it any wonder those running the 2008 campaign deemed me “going rogue” as I’d speak about commonsense conservative ideals and solutions?
    Is it any wonder the planks in the GOP platform on which I’ve always stood weren’t shared by the professional politico class paid to orchestrate the campaign… thus their practice of throwing-under-the-bus anyone who truly believed in making America great again ~ even back in ‘08?
    – Sarah Palin
    Is it any wonder that you lost ‘bigly’ in favor of THE BLACK MAN and your version of MAGA now in charge is fucking up this country?
    Focus on your SON, the non-“retarded” one, bitch. You don’t know jack.

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