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Thread started 06/27/18 7:52pm

jjhunsecker

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GOP Mastermind Steve Schmidt tells it like it is

https://www.rollingstone....ed-w521978

This present strain of know-nothingism has long been in the party's DNA.
"This cancer has always been there. This dormant cancer. But it has become fully embraced in this moment. We're seeing at this moment a president of the United States do five things. He is using mass rallies that are fueled by constant lying to incite fervor and devotion in his political base. The second thing we see him do is to affix blame for every problem in the world. Many of them are complex, not so different from the issues faced at the end of Agrarian age and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. We see him attack minority populations with words like "invade" and "infest." The third thing he does is a create a shared sense of victimization caused by the scapegoated populations. This is the high act of Trumpism: From Trump to Sean Hannity to Laura Ingraham, everyone is a victim. The fourth thing he does is he alleges conspiracy by nefarious and unseen hidden forces – the "deep state." And the fifth thing is the assertion that "I am the law, that I am above it." He just said immigrants don't get a hearing; they don't get a court representation."

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Reply #1 posted 06/28/18 7:33am

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jjhunsecker said:

https://www.rollingstone....ed-w521978

This present strain of know-nothingism has long been in the party's DNA.
"This cancer has always been there. This dormant cancer. But it has become fully embraced in this moment. We're seeing at this moment a president of the United States do five things. He is using mass rallies that are fueled by constant lying to incite fervor and devotion in his political base. The second thing we see him do is to affix blame for every problem in the world. Many of them are complex, not so different from the issues faced at the end of Agrarian age and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. We see him attack minority populations with words like "invade" and "infest." The third thing he does is a create a shared sense of victimization caused by the scapegoated populations. This is the high act of Trumpism: From Trump to Sean Hannity to Laura Ingraham, everyone is a victim. The fourth thing he does is he alleges conspiracy by nefarious and unseen hidden forces – the "deep state." And the fifth thing is the assertion that "I am the law, that I am above it." He just said immigrants don't get a hearing; they don't get a court representation."


Great article. Thanks for posting. Thank God he's a turncoat. Sounds too intelligent to be in Trump's (no longer Republican) Party anyway.

Not exactly buying his take on Palin. Why the hell didn't they know who she was when "we threw the ball down the field"? If they wouldn't have annointed her, Fox News would not have given her a fat contract.

[Edited 6/28/18 7:35am]

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Reply #2 posted 06/29/18 8:34am

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No, that fucker gave us Palin.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #3 posted 06/29/18 12:58pm

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poppys said:



jjhunsecker said:


https://www.rollingstone....ed-w521978



This present strain of know-nothingism has long been in the party's DNA.
"This cancer has always been there. This dormant cancer. But it has become fully embraced in this moment. We're seeing at this moment a president of the United States do five things. He is using mass rallies that are fueled by constant lying to incite fervor and devotion in his political base. The second thing we see him do is to affix blame for every problem in the world. Many of them are complex, not so different from the issues faced at the end of Agrarian age and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. We see him attack minority populations with words like "invade" and "infest." The third thing he does is a create a shared sense of victimization caused by the scapegoated populations. This is the high act of Trumpism: From Trump to Sean Hannity to Laura Ingraham, everyone is a victim. The fourth thing he does is he alleges conspiracy by nefarious and unseen hidden forces – the "deep state." And the fifth thing is the assertion that "I am the law, that I am above it." He just said immigrants don't get a hearing; they don't get a court representation."




Great article. Thanks for posting. Thank God he's a turncoat. Sounds too intelligent to be in Trump's (no longer Republican) Party anyway.

Not exactly buying his take on Palin. Why the hell didn't they know who she was when "we threw the ball down the field"? If they wouldn't have annointed her, Fox News would not have given her a fat contract.

[Edited 6/28/18 7:35am]



Sarah Palin will always be the albatross around his neck... like Al Sharpton with Tawana Brawley
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Reply #4 posted 06/29/18 2:08pm

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I wonder what the org conservatives have to say about this article.

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Reply #5 posted 06/29/18 3:23pm

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jjhunsecker said:

poppys said:


Great article. Thanks for posting. Thank God he's a turncoat. Sounds too intelligent to be in Trump's (no longer Republican) Party anyway.

Not exactly buying his take on Palin. Why the hell didn't they know who she was when "we threw the ball down the field"? If they wouldn't have annointed her, Fox News would not have given her a fat contract.

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Sarah Palin will always be the albatross around his neck... like Al Sharpton with Tawana Brawley


She grew into a monster, though. Today her relevance is a big fat zer0

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #6 posted 06/29/18 4:41pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

jjhunsecker said:

poppys said: Sarah Palin will always be the albatross around his neck... like Al Sharpton with Tawana Brawley


She grew into a monster, though. Today her relevance is a big fat zer0

She is absolute garbage.

"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost".
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Reply #7 posted 06/30/18 6:37am

poppys

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poppys said:


Great article. Thanks for posting. Thank God he's a turncoat. Sounds too intelligent to be in Trump's (no longer Republican) Party anyway.

Not exactly buying his take on Palin. Why the hell didn't they know who she was when "we threw the ball down the field"? If they wouldn't have annointed her, Fox News would not have given her a fat contract.


Sarah Palin will always be the albatross around his neck... like Al Sharpton with Tawana Brawley

Still, Schmidt's ship has sailed. Repubs don't want smart people anymore anyway. Should have taken those extra few days to vet Palin...

Bill Kristol and Krauthammer had a lot to do with pimping Palin. There was a long New Yorker article very early on about them going up to Alaska and being smitten by her. I remember reading that and thinking, wha?

Disagree that she is no longer relevant. They will be dragging her out as the Republican female poster child probably as long as I'm alive.

Sarah Palin Promises Alabamians That a Vote for Roy Moore Is a Vote for Trumpism

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At a rally in Montgomery, anti-establishment Republicans offered support for the former judge’s Senate campaign, even if the President endorsed his opponent. New Yorker September 22, 2017

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Reply #8 posted 07/02/18 5:03pm

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Steve is an honest man. Ugh.... how does Trump get away of spewing so many lies?



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I hope that the midterms offer some hope that MOST people are not buying all his bullshit.


"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #9 posted 07/05/18 1:53pm

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Yeah, Steve's been verbally assaulting the pres non-stop on MSNBC's Deadline: White House w/ Nicholle Wallace. Quite colorful with his dialog.

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Makes you wonder what the hell he was smoking when it came to Palin back in '08. He probably thought she was cute, like a lot of conservative men back then (and now too). She was a republican's wet dream back then. Only to become the source of annoyance and night terrors for the rest of the country.

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