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Steve Schmidt: There is never a good time for Sarah Palin [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/03/2013 1:43:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, the former campaign adviser to 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has repeatedly argued that the Republican Party should be more inclusive — of almost everyone, it seems, except Sarah Palin.

On Friday night’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during its online “Overtime” segment, Schmidt tersely responded to a viewer question about McCain’s selection of Palin to be his running mate:

MAHER: Steve Schmidt, ‘Is it possible you picked Sarah Palin the wrong year?’ Oh, my. ‘Could she have swung the women vote in 2012 enough to have put Romney in the White House?’

SCHMIDT: No....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimp; cockroaches; gope; jebbush; jebbush2016; palin; pds; rinos4amnesty; romney; sarahpalin; steveschmidt
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Firstly, why would any kind of Republican or conservative go on Bill Maher's show? Secondly, how does Mr. Schmidt explain the significant uptick in donations, enthusiasm, rally attendence and the polls when Senator McCain picked Governor Palin as his running mate? Was it Gov. Palin's idea to suspend the campaign to work on the the Wall Street bailout? Mr. Schmidt would probably claim that Gov. Palin doesn't even know where Wall Street is.
1 posted on 03/03/2013 1:43:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steve Schmidt always has and always will be a grand A jackass


2 posted on 03/03/2013 1:49:55 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dildoes like Schmidt are the core of the GOP-e, and just as the Progressives fear Conservatives, Schmidt does to.

The only return to a 2-Party system is to elect Conservatives, who will NOT go their knees for the Progressive Cause, as the RINO's/GOP-e picks have always done.

Interestingly, it's a demographic-based process, where you put up a token Black Candidate, and they automatically get the black vote?

Here, he shows his cards in that they think Women will vote for a ticket simply because a woman is on the Ballot.

Amongst the Democrat voterbase (the un-informed and parasitic voters) vote STRAIGHT (D), and it doesn't matter to them what yahoo is on the Ballot, if they are (D).

Couple the parasitic masses sheer numbers now, with the proven and un-relenting Voter Fraud, and there can be no gaining control by Conservatives in your lifetime, via the Ballot Box.

3 posted on 03/03/2013 1:50:54 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if you’re willing to be in the same room a maher, you’re a progressive not a republican and certainly not a conservative

bill maher is basically the poo flinging monkey in the zoo


4 posted on 03/03/2013 1:55:40 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From Wikipedia...

In 1995, Steve Schmidt managed the unsuccessful campaign for Kentucky Attorney General of Will T. Scott, who is now a Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court... In 1998, Schmidt ran California State Senator Tim Leslie's unsuccessful race for Lt. Governor of California.[8] Also that year, he was the Communications Director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong's unsuccessful campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.[9] In 1999, he was the Communications Director for Lamar Alexander's presidential run, leaving in June when the campaign reduced its senior staff.[10]

Then there was the 2008 McCain presidential campaign. I'm sensing a pattern here.

5 posted on 03/03/2013 1:57:08 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We don’t need science to study what cockroaches would say to each other if they could discuss American politics.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 1:59:17 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: sten

I’d love to be “in the same room” with Mr. Maher and/or Mr. Schmidt for five minutes. Only one man would walk out, and it wouldn’t be either of them.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 1:59:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Governor Palin’s Reagan like effect on republican voters in 2008, seems to have been a wake up call to the Romney/Rove wing of the GOP, they instantly went into nuclear war and they have never let up.

The Romney/Rove wing may be destroying the whole party with their death before Reaganism commitment, a number of the biggest names of the GOP establishment actually started voting democrat in 2008.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 2:04:58 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a buttwad. Juan McLame would have gotten conciderably less votes had Sarah not been his veep choice.


9 posted on 03/03/2013 2:05:36 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like Jeb Bush’s winged monkeys have already received their orders.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 2:08:54 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: ansel12

11 posted on 03/03/2013 2:09:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe instead of McCain choosing the “wrong” VP, he chose the WRONG ADVISORS

ditto with Mittens

How many losing campaigns do these people get to mismanage to continue a career as a “GOP strategist”?


12 posted on 03/03/2013 2:09:09 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What an ugly man.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 2:09:09 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

So he’s our Bob Shrum?


14 posted on 03/03/2013 2:11:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m curious how Schmidt has the temerity to say anything negative about Sarah Palin, since it was PALIN who brought a measure of excitement to the GOP and catapulted the McCain campaign into the lead... This of course before McCain killed the whole effort by suspending operations.
Candidates in the future should shun Schmidt like a bad case of jock itch.. his success record is about as stellar as Bob Shrum’s on the dems’ side.


15 posted on 03/03/2013 2:15:34 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Vaquero
McQueeg "rally" (lol) before selecting Sarah Palin as his VP ...

Palin/mcqueeg rally after Sarah Palin selection as VP ...

Hey loser Schmidt, a picture(s) tells 1,000 words.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 2:18:26 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’m convinced that he’s a Democratic plant.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 2:18:55 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, the former campaign adviser to 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has repeatedly argued that the Republican Party should be more inclusive

The Republicans at Schmidt's level want to be Big Government Democrats and they are losing badly with that strategy.

18 posted on 03/03/2013 2:21:46 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: dfwgator
I’m convinced that he’s a Democratic plant.

He's a Jeb Bush plant.


19 posted on 03/03/2013 2:23:33 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rino bastards like Schmidt want the GOP, I say give it to them and start something new with Palin, West, Cruz and Trey Gowdy leading the pack.
20 posted on 03/03/2013 2:27:36 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: jimbo123

Either way he has plenty of ‘conservatives’ that line up right here on FR to slam her with the very same BS this jackass uses. I don’t know why it’s allowed to continue.


21 posted on 03/03/2013 2:30:32 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jimbo123

Same thing.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 2:31:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Steve ‘homo-marriage’ Schmidt is the poster-boy for the kind of Fifth-Columnist FILTH residing in the GOP that does everything in its power to sabotage genuine conservatives, with the help of their lefty compadres in the media. Figures this human maggot would be cozying up to Bill Maher. The two of them should share the same lamppost.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 2:33:34 PM PST by greene66
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To: dfwgator

I think half of the RNC are DNC plants


24 posted on 03/03/2013 2:33:54 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: dfwgator

Jeb Bush will be pimping amnesty at CPAC in a couple weeks.

I wonder if Schmitt will be busing in amnesty shills for Bush’s speech, just like they bused in shills for Romney’s speech last time?


25 posted on 03/03/2013 2:37:46 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Vaquero

There is a case to be made for the opposite...that the Dems are filled with GOP plants. Afterall, they purged the Blue Dogs and moderates and went hard left. Not the GOP is matching that to take over and form form one big happy political party.

So perhaps we have been looking at this all wrong. That’s no crazier an idea than Republicans supporting gay marriage and 80 of them just signed a legal brief doing that very thing.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 2:41:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Moonman62

Note there is no ideological backbone to guys like Schmidt. Politics is just a paycheck to them. And that is why they get steamrolled and lose.


27 posted on 03/03/2013 2:43:15 PM PST by lodi90
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Steve Schmidt? Dude. Your candidate lost INDIANA. You ran the worst Republican general election campaign I've ever seen for president. That includes Bob Dole. At least Dole won Indiana.

Quit blaming others for your campaign Foxtrot-ups.

28 posted on 03/03/2013 2:46:44 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Schmidt should try political advertising, too, and stay in the background.


29 posted on 03/03/2013 2:51:41 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Vaquero
What a buttwad. Juan McLame would have gotten conciderably less votes had Sarah not been his veep choice.

It would have been a landslide for 0zero, McLame would have been twisted out like a cigarette butt on the sidewalk.

RINO gender-nazis as well as Axelrod attacked Palin, and we all watched what Axelrod did to Herman Cain.

30 posted on 03/03/2013 2:52:55 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dfwgator

Of course he’s a Dem..actually he’s a progressive Socialist..and its about damn time the GOP throw clowns like this out of the party..the sooner we start cleaning house the better we will all be..Schmidt, losing campaign after losing campaign and schmucks actually have this guy on TV..figures Maher would, he loves to see his fellow Socialists who pretend to have an “R” next to their name to trash Conservatives


31 posted on 03/03/2013 2:53:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ItsForTheChildren
I'm sensing a pattern here.

Steve Schmidt's theme song. Beck - "Loser"

32 posted on 03/03/2013 2:54:07 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: ScottinVA

I am not sure if Schmidt is a real Republican. It may be a tactic of the Democrats to imbed their operatives into the Republican apparatus. Why two men such as Schmidt and Rhoades ran such inept campaigns rings the conspiracy bell for me. As for Schmidt, his efforts to divert blame on Sarah Palin reminds me of a squid squirting black ink into the water to escape blame. The word “squid” is an apt description of Schmidt.

Now that we have speared Squid Schmidt, calamari anyone?

Next up is Matt Rhoades.


33 posted on 03/03/2013 3:10:51 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Thing is, people who want us to ‘fix’ the GOP by electing conservatives conveniently ignore the fact that Schmitt is the default. The party is loaded top down with his clones. Secretaries, janitors, consultants, bundlers, PR, all of it.

So when a Ted Cruise or a Palin gets elected, they set to work gutting them. And they will do so until RINOs regain the seat, whatever it will be.

A third party will take years. but it is the only option. And then it will have to be run like a Union to keep the libs out. No compromise our way or the highway style.

Like THAT would ever happen....


34 posted on 03/03/2013 3:18:03 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With Republicans like that one, who needs Democrats?


35 posted on 03/03/2013 3:34:51 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Snakeoil Steve Schmidt Bitterly Clings to Antipathy for Governor Palin


Oh Steve.  Bless his heart.

I’m not sure why anyone listens to this guy unless they only want to hear what he has to say in order to know to do the exact opposite.  But then, we’re  talking about Bill Maher here, so of course he’s going to promote an “expert” like Schmidt as being representative of the GOP.  Per the Daily Caller:

On Friday night’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during its online “Overtime” segment, Schmidt tersely responded to a viewer question about McCain’s selection of Palin to be his running mate:

MAHER: Steve Schmidt, ‘Is it possible you picked Sarah Palin the wrong year?’ Oh, my. ‘Could she have swung the women vote in 2012 enough to have put Romney in the White House?’
SCHMIDT:  No.
MAHER: No? That’s your answer?
SCHMIDT: No.
MAHER: Never again. Your feeling is there never is a good time for Sarah Palin?
SCHMIDT: No.
MAHER: Well, do you think she has learned anything in the years since?
SCHMIDT: No.

Yeah, well we feel the same way about you too, skookums.

Maher is killing two birds with one stone with this kind of footage.  First, Misogynist Maher loves any opportunity to disrespect Governor Palin so it makes sense he’d play footsie with Stevie and give him a chance to dis her. Second, he’s putting the spotlight on an even bigger self-important loudmouth buffoon than himself who he wants the public to perceive as a leading voice in the Republican party, not only because Schmidt is endlessly repulsive and thus by connection so is the GOP but also because Snakeoil Steve helps confirm that even the “leading voices” of the Republican party shudder at what a horrible mistake the Palin choice was in 2008.


More at link.
36 posted on 03/03/2013 3:41:00 PM PST by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need more Doles, Bushes, McCains, and Romneys. That way we can enjoy a nice, prolonged strangulation.


37 posted on 03/03/2013 3:42:11 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: ItsForTheChildren

Is Schmidt a gay, atheist misogynist? He certainly acts and speaks like one


38 posted on 03/03/2013 3:48:34 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m leaning that way too, in terms of a third party. There’s a seemingly insurmountable level of “inside sabotage” within the GOP establishment (whom are soul-mates to these loathesome anti-conservative scumbags like Schmidt and Rove).

Palin herself provides ample example of this. Just think about that ‘wardrobe’ flap that was afixed to her in 2008. The RNC folks could have cleared up that ridiculous lie in a split-second, but they let the media chew on it like a hungry wolf-pack, extending a totally false smear for over a week... to imprint on the public mind the notion that Palin was some kind of money-hungry hillbilly running from store to store on a spending spree. The GOP-McCain-Romney crowd allied themselves with the scum in the media to specifically diminish her character and her influence

Similarly, in the months after the election, they had groups ostensibly ‘announcing’ Palin would attend certain political events without even getting her acceptance. When she balked, negative headlines then appeared stating she was mercurial and backed-out without warning, replete with interviews of the group members trashing her for her lack of professionalism and unserious ways. Again, deliberate sabotage, concocted for negative stories and headlines.

This is the kind of all-out crap that the GOP-establishment will pull on any genuine conservative. It’s made the whole Party a poisoned well.


39 posted on 03/03/2013 3:53:43 PM PST by greene66
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To: Norm Lenhart

I would gladly let all the RINOs go to the Dhimmicrat party. Perhaps we can just form one Teaparty and the hell with all the rest of them. The country club republicans can all go be the leftist gay marriage crony capitalist they crave being.


40 posted on 03/03/2013 3:55:47 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There will never be a time or place for Steve Schmidt.
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41 posted on 03/03/2013 4:01:16 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: sten

Bill Maher is the Poo that the monkey flings.


42 posted on 03/03/2013 4:04:57 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

Steve Schmidt is a very successful loser... he is very good at it. I bet he’s a Democrat in republican clothing.


43 posted on 03/03/2013 4:10:31 PM PST by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What in bloody hell is this obsession with PROVEN DIRTBAG FAILURE like Schmidt, Rove, and Dicky Morris?

Yes, I know, it is only in government that such utterly perfect records of failure guarantee promotion, but really...would we be asking the last place football coach what’s important to make a team win?


44 posted on 03/03/2013 4:14:31 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: jimbo123
Sarah Palin does not need an endorsement from any of the Washington Mob. She is like a breath of fresh air in a smoke filled room.The fact that she speaks her mind, and appeals to a lot of people bother the Washington “Ins”If we could have an honest election, without millions of dead people voting, Sarah would be a front runner. God Bless Sarah and her family.
45 posted on 03/03/2013 4:16:29 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The best part of Palin is that she drives the demon animals on two legs out of the dank caves.


46 posted on 03/03/2013 5:45:32 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Firstly, Steve Schmidt is neither a Republican nor a conservative. He sells his services to the highest bidder. He is a political whore.


47 posted on 03/03/2013 5:49:49 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: upsdriver

bump


48 posted on 03/03/2013 6:53:22 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: jonrick46

You, sir, are unfairly disparaging squids!

;-)

Seriously, great points.


49 posted on 03/04/2013 5:31:38 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: traditional1
Dildoes like Schmidt are the core of the GOP-e, and just as the Progressives fear Conservatives, Schmidt does to.

That is totally unfair and inaccurate! Schmidt is a butt-plug. All he can do is lose elections and ... (well, you can imagine).
50 posted on 03/04/2013 1:38:17 PM PST by Peet (Notice: Due to the high price of ammo, there will be NO warning shots.)
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