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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:12 PM

Steve Schmidt right now..


NO American President has EVER comported themselves like this. Endless self pity , Dishonest assertions and scapegoating


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Reply Steve Schmidt right now.. (Original post)
HipChick Thursday OP
madaboutharry Thursday #1
HipChick Thursday #2
lindysalsagal Friday #45
nolabear Thursday #3
FarPoint Thursday #4
nolabear Thursday #5
tavalon Thursday #32
lunatica Thursday #29
wordpix Friday #49
Tom Rinaldo Thursday #6
Chevy Thursday #15
Trumpocalypse Friday #46
Tom Rinaldo Friday #47
EJC74 Friday #53
loyalsister Thursday #7
Zoider Thursday #8
calimary Thursday #33
ashredux Thursday #9
Cosmocat Thursday #12
Dustlawyer Thursday #21
Cosmocat Thursday #23
hay rick Friday #41
calimary Thursday #34
NRaleighLiberal Thursday #10
malaise Thursday #20
ailsagirl Thursday #27
mobeau69 Thursday #11
Wounded Bear Thursday #13
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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:12 PM

1. Where?

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:13 PM

2. Media is lighting Trump a new arsehole on Twitter...

Steve hardly ever tweets...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:17 AM

45. Fareed Zacharia, too. No bread, all circus. Scathing.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:13 PM

3. Weirdest speech ever on cable news. And I know weird.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:22 PM

4. This is essentially...

Campaign jargon.....Full of manipulation and lies as well...

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:24 PM

5. He seems to be coming apart. This is astounding.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:38 PM

32. You would think that after all these years, SCROTUS would be better at handling his cocaine.

And don't try and tell me Crazy Tweets doesn't do blow. Sniff, sniff.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:51 PM

29. Trump was talking to his base the entire time

think about it. They understand everything he says and we don't.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:20 AM

49. if that presser was meant to mollify US it didn't work, just added fuel

to the raging fire

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:36 PM

6. Steve Schmidt has by full respect

Over the last year especially he has shown me that he is a man with personal integrity and honest convictions. He's made mistakes, we all have. I will not always agree with him in the future, like I haven't always in the past. But yes, he has my respect. I only wish most Republicans were more like him, people with whom I can have principled disagreements at times with mutual sincerity intact.

His voice is important right now. I wonder how many of those who voted for Trump can hear it.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:02 PM

15. They don't hear it but they love it n/t

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:23 AM

46. He's now doing his penance for giving us Sarah Palin.

So is Nicole Wallace.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:26 AM

47. Yes, I agree fully

That's a lot to live down, but they both seemed to learn a lesson from that complete disaster. Many folks in politics enter into denial instead.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:02 PM

53. I agree...

...Schmidt is reasonable. If he smells bullshit he will call it bullshit. Pre-Reagan, Republicans used to be like this, at least some of them. I still don't like Schmidt's politics, never will, but I can at least listen to what he has to say.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 01:57 PM

7. I keep wondering why anyone would have expected different

He has been living in a world constructed around him and his success that dismisses failures and paints himself as cleverly using bankrupcty.
He put himself on a national stage beginning with bragging in biographies about how he is a genius at building wealth. And then he gets even more with his reality TV show which if measured by longevity and viewership can be reasonably understood as success.
This is a guy who is overconfident because he has no reason not to be.
He is probably a president we deserve in a nation that worships wealth and has enabled the success of reality tv. Why wouldn't lies go unchallenged when stage managed entertainment of people being ridiculed is presented as reality. He represents the worst of the US' loud and visible presense.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:12 PM

8. Yep. So far, he has been totally predictable

unfortunately.

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Response to Zoider (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:34 PM

33. Welcome to DU, Zoider!

How'd you like the falsehood-fest today? Lies du Jour. Have Lies, Will Travel.

This jerk has lied so frequently, so publicly, so consistently, and so egregiously that I'm surprised his first name isn't Pinocchio.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:12 PM

9. The President is sick......really sick

God help us

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Response to ashredux (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:27 PM

12. This country is sick

It's why he is POTUS, and assholes party of Trump have full power at all levels.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:29 PM

21. The propaganda by RW media, pushed by Koch's and their ilk

are responsible for the rabid followers of the Republican brand! They have created the hyper-partisanship we currently suffer from. When we get in power we need to remake the FCC and restrict what the Constitution allows. They must not be allowed to lie in their reporting!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:34 PM

23. We are so far past that

The Internet ...

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:44 AM

41. A healthy democracy would have laughed him off the stage after the first debate. nt

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Response to ashredux (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:40 PM

34. Welcome to DU, to you, too, ashredux!

And people are actually kicking that idea around, now. I've seen multiple articles on this - where his mental "stability" is seriously in question.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:23 PM

10. my vet trip done, I got in the car at the end - the NPR reporters had no words.

Said there was never a presser like this. That he wanted to mix it up to give the appropriate ammo to his supporters.

There is no way to normalize this mess (but they will try)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:26 PM

20. Remember he has a 2020 campaign rally in Florida

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this weekend.

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Response to malaise (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:49 PM

27. That's right-- he needs to "take a breather" or something like that

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:26 PM

11. Russia owns his ass and the taxes would prove it.

The pressure is too much. He's completely lost it. I've never seen any president act and talk like what I just witnessed. Unfuckingbelievable.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:49 PM

13. Yep, pretty much...

He's up to his ass in debt to the Russians. It's the only plausible explanation.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:50 PM

28. except he's not, nor ever will be, a bona fide president

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 02:56 PM

14. Dishonest assertions - my ass.

Those are pure and planned lies to attack others and promote himself and Russia.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:16 PM

16. I like Schmidt

He doesn't allow himself to be hoodwinked

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:20 PM

17. Anymore that is. n/t

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Response to Friend or Foe (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:48 PM

25. I recall that he was pretty sane in terms of his comments & criticisms

Of course I'm comparing him to your "average" repuke, who is crazy as a loon...

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Response to Friend or Foe (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:52 PM

30. Exactly right.

I do find his commentaries interesting.

It is hard to forget his involvement with trying to get McCain-Palin elected, particularly the Palin part. I have the same feelings about Nicolle Wallace.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:11 PM

36. I know what you mean

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:21 PM

18. Even when W was in full pretzel mode

he sounded more presidential than this.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:49 PM

26. I know, right??

Whoever thought we'd be saying such a thing

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:25 PM

19. Although I know what Pussy Grabber is like, and I knew this was coming,

I must admit it STILL is a bit shocking to see a US President (even an illegitimate one) behaving like this!

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:32 PM

22. I guess Stevie forgot about Tricky Dicky.

I guess he was too young at the time to remember much about him; however, I'll say that the thing tRump has got one up on Nixon is the fact that he's managed to emerge as even more round-the-bend unwrapped in a mere short month in office than it took Nixon in more than four+ years.

That was the most bizarre public display of behavior(s) from a world leader I've seen since Nikita Khrushchev and his ignominious banging the podium with his shoe before The United Nations - or wherever it was. That was like watching a elderly man with advanced dementia-induced paranoia having a temper tantrum.

I guess he's safe with his so-called base, but the rest of the world has got to either be quaking in their boots or laughing uproariously at this embarrassing display of juvenile shit-throwing.

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Response to Texin (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 07:52 PM

35. Yeah my thought also - except even Dick "I am not a crook" Nixon actually wasn't as bad.

Trump sits atop the heap for whining self pitying blame everyone else Presidents.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:47 AM

42. no, he wasn't.

And "I am not a crook" came way later in his term than this joker.

Alternative facts. Alternative reality! Nothing his fault. Everything blamed on the Dems, the Media, or whoever he can think of at the time.

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Response to Texin (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:01 AM

48. While Nixon had a few WTF moments

he was generally coherent. Trump is a babbling idiot and his whole world is centered around himself.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #48)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:58 AM

52. Exactly right. Plus Nixon was intelligent and looks like a

moderate compared to this idiot.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 03:34 PM

24. K&R nt

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 05:03 PM

31. I've worked around very mentally ill people, and they were almost always a "victim," and I sure see

that with trump. They're always blaming somebody else and almost never accept responsibility for bad decisions. They usually lie a lot and actually think others don't detect the lies.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:33 PM

37. A clip from T45's presser

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:44 PM

38. "No American President has EVER comported themselves like this. Endless self pity , Dishonest

assertions and scapegoating"

Steven Shmidt

Thank you, HipChick

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:12 PM

39. Steve Schmidt right now on 11th hour..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #39)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:16 PM

40. Very strong statement.

Recommended viewing.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:27 AM

43. He has no HONOR, nor do his supporters.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 06:10 AM

44. Let me paraphrase Steve Schmidt

He is acting like an deranged person, a self pitying, lying, bully.

If he wasn't POTUS and rich, he would be avoided like the plague!

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:38 AM

50. Kick

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:47 AM

51. History Repeating Itself.

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