Steve Schmidt Quits GOP Over Trump Immigration Policy

Long time Republican political strategist, Steve Schmidt, says GOP is a threat to liberal democracy:

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on June 29, 2018 at 6:18pm

You are talking about a guy who worked closely with Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove and who thought Sarah Palin would make a great VP candidate.  That makes his take on ANYTHING pretty suspect.

Comment by Ron Powell on June 29, 2018 at 7:16pm

It's not his "take" so much as this dyed in the wool Republican couldn't take any more of Trump.....

He's not talking to us. He and folks like George Will are talking to other Repblicans, and urging them to jump ship before it's too late....

Comment by koshersalaami on June 29, 2018 at 8:47pm

When Trump first proposed a Muslim ban, even Dick Cheney referred to it as UnAmerican. 

The biggest danger we face is when substantial portions of the population and the leadership don’t have a limit and will support Trump no matter what he does. Trump wasn’t exaggerating anywhere near as much as people thought about his ability to shoot someone in Times Square and keep his support. The healthiest sign we have is when Republicans say “Enough is enough, I can’t support this any more, it’s too awful even for me” and show that they ultimately value their country more than they value partisan power. Even, in fact especially, the Supreme Court has been failing this test badly. Guys like Schmidt are important because they are voices saying to Republicans “we’ve gone too far. We have to ditch this if we have a shred of real patriotism left.” 

Who else will jump? That remains to be seen. 

The most dangerous thing we can do is screw with the process. That’s what’s been wrong with the Republicans, and not only Trump, though he’s the worst offender. McConnell’s refusal to vet the Supreme Court nomination of a sitting President was the biggest indicator of how much power trumps process for them outside of Trump himself. 

Now we’ll see just how American a lot of these Republicans really are. And that is literally the question because regardless of what we think of policy, protecting how the government works is the key here. There’s a reason the Oath of Office talks about protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States. 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on June 30, 2018 at 5:45am

Mr Schmidt left that party abt 2 weeks back. He has been fiercer abt what is going on than most Ds. 

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