MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt proved once again he's a liberal hack who will say the most outrageous things imaginable about Trump supporters. Because all of the diseases in his body are jamming each other up as they try to attack his body. Senator Barbara Boxer. '"[33], While leading the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, the McCain campaign states that "gay adoption is a state issue and does not endorse any federal legislation. NOW PLAYING: Politics Steve Schmidt: ‘106 members of Congress broke faith with American democracy’ MSNBC. The son of a schoolteacher and a telecommunications executive, Schmidt grew up in North Plainfield, New Jersey, where he became an Eagle Scout, a tight end on the high school football team,[13] a two-year member of the National Honor Society, and senior class vice president. [46], He is a founding member of The Lincoln Project, a Super PAC organized by former Republican operatives opposed to the re-election of Donald Trump in 2020, and supported the democratic nominee Joe Biden. Yes, Schmidt is someone who has made no secret of his distaste for Trump. [15], Schmidt attended the University of Delaware from 1988 through the spring of 1993, majoring in political science. UP NEXT. [19] In 2005 and 2006, he was the White House strategist responsible for the U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Samuel Alito[25] and Chief Justice John Roberts. Like I said: It's brutal. The film, based on chapters of the book of the same title by political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, focuses on the choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 United States presidential election. [7], In June 2018, Schmidt renounced the Republican Party as "fully the party of Trump". "We call it 'Three Stooges Syndrome,'" the doctor tells Mr. Burns. [16] During this time, he registered as a Republican. He helped shepherd Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, to the California governorship. [41], On January 28, 2019, it was reported that Schmidt, along with Democratic consultant Bill Burton, had been hired to help shape a potential presidential run by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. 233 Followers, 276 Following, 219 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Steven (@sj_schmidt) This is deliberate. [49] Schmidt himself voiced his approval of the film, saying that "it tells the truth of the campaign"[50] and that watching the film was tantamount to "an out-of-body experience". [40], On December 14, 2020, Schmidt announced he was joining the Democratic Party on his podcast, Battleground. 14 Views; Share; Follow Martywalsh . But Schmidt is also a lifelong Republican. Steve Schmidt is a co-founder of The Lincoln Project. I admire your group and your organization and I encourage you to keep fighting for what you believe in because the day is going to come. We see the scapegoating of minority populations, vulnerable populations, and lastly, the assertion that ‘I need to exercise these powers that no president has ever claimed to have.' Steve Schmidt: “The election result has nothing to do with making the party less cuckoo. He’s a communications and public affairs strategist. See full episodes here. Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - Go back in time to when Steve Schmidt first got interested in politics, hear some fresh perspectives on the 2008 presidential election, and learn about what Steve believes is necessary in order to help get this country back on track. "The die is cast on this issue when you look at the percentage of younger voters who support gay marriage", he was quoted as saying. Steve Schmidt: “There has been a deadly consequence for the fact that Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office as the most unprepared president in American history to deal with any type of crisis.” "He has brought destruction to the country," Steve Schmidt said. He has worked on numerous Republican campaigns including, President George W. Bush, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Senator John McCain. Describing his new political orientation, he stated: 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. "[9][10][11], Schmidt is a founder of The Lincoln Project, a political action committee of lifelong Republican strategists seeking to prevent Trump's reelection.[12]. Yes, he has upended decades' worth of carefully crafted relationships with friends -- and enemies -- around the world. That party is the Democratic Party. Now, Schmidt is without question a leading voice in the "Never Trump" movement. Your organization is an important one in the fabric of our party. He has worked for President George W. Bush, Arizona Senator John McCain, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. "[32], Schmidt said about his lesbian sister and her life partner: "On a personal level, my sister and her partner are an important part of my life and our children's life. As a counselor to world leaders, CEOs, celebrities, and political movements over the past two decades, Steve Schmidt has played an influential role in American politics and helped navigate some of the most high-stakes corporate crises and business strategy challenges of our time. But it's also a decidedly succinct assessment of what Trump's conduct in office -- from coronavirus to protests over police brutality and back -- have meant to the Republican Party and the country. [47]Schmidt and members of The Lincoln Project guest starred on Showtime's The Circus in 2020 giving viewers an insight to their strategies. [29], Time's Michael Scherer, in an opinion piece from September 15, 2008, relating to Schmidt's involvement with John McCain's presidential campaign, stated that Schmidt, the "lord of outrage, has a long and prosperous career ahead of him". He is capable and you are not. He worked for Lamar Alexander's 2000 presidential campaign. And yet, Mr. Burns is healthy. Steve Schmidt. In 1988, he was one of two graduating seniors voted "most likely to succeed" by his classmates at North Plainfield High School. "[32], In February 2013, Schmidt along with 74 other Republicans co-signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of overturning Proposition 8. In a podcast on December 14, 2020, Schmidt announced that he is registering as a member of the Democratic Party. If you need help with the Public File, call (954) 364-2526. [14] He distributed campaign materials for Democrat Bill Bradley's 1978 Senate campaign. Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt tore into the Republican party in a lengthy monologue on MSNBC Wednesday night, warning that given power they’ll destroy democracy. In 1998, Schmidt ran California State Senator Tim Leslie's unsuccessful race for Lt. In 2004, he was a member of the senior strategic planning group, led by White House adviser Karl Rove, that ran President George W. Bush's re-election campaign; Schmidt oversaw the reelection "war room". He has been a Republican for a lot longer than Donald Trump has been one. Yes, he says (and tweets) things that no past president would ever utter publicly. [20] In 1999, he was the Communications Director for Lamar Alexander's presidential run, leaving in June when the campaign reduced its senior staff. [16] Schmidt graduated in the class of 2013.[17]. [36], On June 19, 2018, Schmidt formally withdrew from the GOP over Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S. border with Mexico. Steve Schmidt, the senior adviser in 2008 to Senator John S. McCain, feared that his role in that campaign would scar his reputation, but he has rebounded. Co-founder of the Lincoln Project Steve Schmidt calls today, when the Electoral College meets, a happy day because it cements Joe Biden’s victory. [35] The Embassy's opening coincided with the bloodiest day of the 2018 Gaza border protests, with more than 57 Palestinians killed. 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[44], In August 2018 Schmidt launched a podcast with Elise Jordan focused on the Trump presidency. "[31], Schmidt voiced his support for gay rights at a meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group. "[34], In May 2018, when President Donald Trump moved the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, sparking violent Gaza border protests, Schmidt said Trump "has blood on his hands". MSNBC Hack Steve Schmidt Compares Trump Supporters To ’20s Or 30s’ Nazi Germany. Schmidt has been partisan fighter for the bulk of his professional life. GOP Strategist Slams Sarah Palin After She Accuses Him Of Sabotage. And so, while it may be easy for Trump loyalists to dismiss Schmidt's condemnation of the President, it's not that simple. tsutomu 2020年11月7日 Steve Schmidt: ‘At This Hour It’s Clear, These Races Should Be Called’ | Deadline | MSNBC 2020-11-07T11:47:06+09:00 MSNBC. 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But that doesn't mean that all of what he says about the President above is wrong. [5] He was a Vice Chair at the public relations firm Edelman[6] until he stepped down in July 2018. Add to favorites. Steve Schmidt says “there’s nothing that frankly comes even close." By Ed Mazza. Every once in a while, however, someone is able to break through the clutter -- and nail exactly what it is that makes Trump so unorthodox as president. Governor of California. Yes, he operates without any sort of blueprint or plan, choosing instead to wing it. And once you get people to surrender their sovereignty, what is true is what the leader says is true, what is true is what the leader believes is true, even though what’s true is staring you in the face. This is an assault on objective truth. He managed McCain's campaign. A set of tests is run. [48], Schmidt is portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film Game Change. SCHMIDT: They crossed the Rubicon. Steve Schmidt accused the former Republican vice presidential nominee of "paranoia, pathological lying, profound ignorance, brittleness and insanity." Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Flor., and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt lobbed personal insults at each other on Twitter as the Democratic National Convention got underway. He also cited Republican leadership for their failure to challenge the policy. Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt floats Senate run against Mike Lee in 2022, Lee camp responds: 'LOL' Schmidt is a MSNBC contributor and co-founder of … Clock Is Ticking On Trump Comeback As Early Voting Nears. "As Dick Cheney said years ago, 'Freedom means freedom for everybody. This is not someone who has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the Republican Party. Today, Schmidt is an MSNBC political analyst appearing frequently on the network. Even with a 7 million vote Biden lead, we almost lost our democracy. [21], By late 2000, Schmidt was communications director of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.[22][23]. Report raises … Steve Schmidt is a Republican who thought John McCain would make a better president than Obama (who was pretty damn good), and one of the GOP’s thought-leaders until the GOP gave up on thought altogether as entirely overrated, driving Schmidt so far out of the party that he wants it burned to the ground and a new conservative party to start anew. [26], On July 2, 2008, Schmidt was appointed to head up day-to-day operations of the McCain campaign in response to concerns that the campaign lacked coordination and a clear message. Rick Davis retained the formal title of "campaign manager". [19] Also that year, he was the Communications Director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong's unsuccessful campaign to unseat U.S. "Lincoln Project" member Steve Schmidt warned Wednesday on MSNBC that the Republican Party is willing to sacrifice America to keep President Trump in power. They are obedient. [4] He pushed McCain to select Sarah Palin as his running mate, a choice which McCain came to regret. In June 2018, he tweeted "the Republican Party ... is fully the party of Trump. He gets even more poignant as he rightfully points out that Trump is shrinking before our eyes. But it is his closing paragraph that bites. It is corrupt, indecent and immoral. They have joined a cult. Or should be ignored. — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 20, 2020 Respected on the world stage and you are laughed at like some type of grotesque and buffoonish clown. He said: "I just wanted to take a second to come by and pay my respect and the campaign's respect to your organization and to your group. Click to subscribe! Steve Schmidt: ‘At This Hour It’s Clear, These Races Should Be Called’ | Deadline | MSNBC . (It reminds me of a Simpsons episode where ancient tycoon Monty Burns decides to get a physical. Steve Schmidt as he always does hits the nail on the head. They understand American politics better than almost anyone because, when they were running presidential campaigns, they had to make momentous decisions almost every single day. [18] This Kentucky campaign's advertising strategy was featured in the second edition of George Magazine. Billy Porter gave Donald Trump the reading of a lifetime on his Instagram aheaad of the US election with a little help from Steve Schmidt. Steve Schmidt served as a political strategist for George W. Bush and the John McCain presidential campaign. 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