Republican Strategist Bails on the "Party of Trump" in Scathing Twitter Rant

Steve Schmidt, a former aide to John McCain, unleashed on social media, calling for a "blue wave" in November.

This might become a regular thing, so maybe the GOP’s head honchos should take notice.

Steve Schmidt is a Republican strategist who has had enough.

On Wednesday morning, Schmidt, who has been a member of the very exclusive club of Republicans unwilling to bend the knee to Trump, but very vocal in saying why, blasted President Trump and the party, apparently while on his way out the door.

He made his intent to exit known through a series of tweets.

“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 tweeted.

“Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump,” he added.

I get it. It’s been over 30 years for me, but I no longer consider myself a Republican. That ended when the GOP resisted the efforts of the delegates on the floor of the RNC convention in Ohio, back in July 2016, as they attempted to stop Donald Trump’s official nomination.

(I'm far more comfortable with the tag of "Christian conservative" and I'm currently looking at third party options.)

I wasn’t a Cruz supporter. He lost my support when he started acting like Trump’s prison wife during the primaries. That being said, I didn’t care who was the nominee, as long as it wasn’t Trump, and what men like Reince Priebus and Paul Manafort did during the convention to stop those opposed to Trump – all the trickery and bullying – it was too much.

Now we see trickery and bullying wasn’t just a thing reserved for the convention and the fracturing of the party continues.

“This child separation policy is connected to the worst abuse of humanity in our history,” Schmidt wrote. “It is connected by the same evil that separated families during slavery and dislocated tribes and broke up Native American families. It is immoral and must be repudiated. Our country is in trouble. Our politics are badly broken.”

Schmidt added:

And this is where Schmidt and I diverge in our opinions:

“This Independent voter will be aligned with the only party left in America that stands for what is right and decent and remains fidelitous to our Republic, objective truth, the rule of law and our Allies. That party is the Democratic Party,” Schmidt wrote.

Ok. Using words like “right” and “decent” to describe the party of infanticide and big government isn’t going to win many to your side, Steve.

“I do not say this as an advocate of a progressive agenda. I say it as someone who retains belief in DEMOCRACY and decency,” Schmidt said.

Again – they kill babies in the womb, so let’s just say both of the big two parties are failing to show grace and goodness to young life.

Schmidt was a former aide to Senator John McCain and is a current analyst for MSNBC, so I suspect what we’ll hear is a lot of Trump supporters blowing off his opinion. That’s expected.

He’s not the only one calling out the party, however.

Former GOP Rep. Charles Djou (Hawaii) announced in March that he was leaving the Republican Party due to Trump’s “hostile” immigration practices.

Former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said earlier this month that the GOP had been completely taken over by Trump.

“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere," Boehner said.

The former speaker is right, given the cult atmosphere surrounding Trump. I know it’s all politics and these lawmakers are afraid of backlash from a public that would support Trump if he was caught on video mugging a girl scout, but the numbers of those who have lost patience with this experiment is growing, as well.

I don’t want a blue wave, but it’s past time to end the orange crush.

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BobtheBeefman
BobtheBeefman

Schmidt is a schmuck and "corrupt, indecent, and immoral", himself. He represents what all too much of the Republican party "leadership" has become and a poster boy for why many have been driven away towards Trump. Good riddance. So why do you think a creep like him deserves any credence at all?

cynicalnerd
cynicalnerd

@bassingal @merseyyank And to anyone considering voting democrat-- you may want to read this article.

*The next problem with Will’s analysis is that he completely misreads how a wipeout for congressional Republicans would affect the internal dynamics of the party. It won’t lead to Trump’s hold on Republicans being weaker — like Obama in 2012 and Clinton in 1996, he’ll be the only game in town. ... ... If you look at who the most vulnerable Republican House and Senate members are, you’ll quickly notice that they are dominated by the McConnell, Kasich, and Ryan/Rubio factions, and to some extent the Cruz-style ideological conservatives. Far fewer of the real Trumpist Republicans are really on the chopping block. Wipe out the other factions, the way the Blue Dog Democrats were decimated in 2010, and the Trump faction is suddenly ascendant within the party. Wouldn’t they be chastened by defeat for the party as a whole? If you’ve followed this element of the party at all, you know the answer. *

To boil that section down to a single sentence-- the drubbing the Democrat Party took during the Obama years did not remove the kooks, it made them the only faction of their party left in power...Now do you want that history to rhyme with Trump's faction being the only game in town and no bench left downballot to replace him when he leaves?

monster
monster

So Schmidt was with McCain when he helped the IRS strategize against conservative groups. Yeah, like I care what that pos thinks. Along with McCain. Hey, thanks for serving our country; no thanks for the crap you have pulled in politics.

Ajax58
Ajax58

Quisling. Its an old and almost forgotten word, but a good one that describes Schmidt to "T"

ekay
ekay

“This child separation policy is connected to the worst abuse of humanity in our history,” (Schmidt wrote). Then he said that he was going to go to the Democratic Party -- you know, the party that PERMANENTLY separates children from their mothers, AND from their very lives. by KILLING them before they are born. And this man can actually say, with what I presume is a straight face, that “This child separation policy is connected to the worst abuse of humanity in our history” Really? That is breath-taking rhetoric. I don't for one moment condone what was done to slaves and American Indians, but to say that wholesale slaughtering the unborn is worse takes a lot more than I can believe.

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