Posted By LambChop
Steve Schmidt can’t keep his mouth shut. Schmidt bills himself as one of Senator John McCain’s “senior advisors” and also one of the architects to the most significant presidential loss in GOP history – the 2008 debacle that brought us President Obama. Schmidt must have tried hard to engineer the McCain loss to a no-name junior Senator Barack Hussein Obama who had never held a job with a past wiped clean and impossible to scrutinize.
Schmidt is now getting airtime on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, claiming to express “deep regret” about his role in contributing to a Republican “freak show.”
“For the last couple of years, we’ve had this wing of the party running roughshod over the rest of the party. Tossing out terms like RINO, saying we’re going to purge, you know, the moderates out of the party,” Schmidt said. “We’ve lost five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles. And fundamentally we need Republicans, whether they’re running for president, whether they’re in the leadership of the Congress, to stand up against a lot of this asininity.”
Schmidt was critiquing Sarah Palin’s op-ed over the weekend that lauded Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his efforts to defund Obamacare. “Hardball” host Chris Matthews asked Schmidt what he thought of the “Frankenstein monster” he created in Palin and Cruz.
“You finally you saw it with Ted Cruz. Maybe he was the one that who’s got a bridge too far,” Schmidt said. “Maybe we’ll start seeing our elected leaders stop being intimidated by this nonsense, have the nerve, have the guts to stand up and … to fight to take conservatism’s good name back from the freak show that’s been running wild for four years and that I have deep regret in my part, certainly, in initiating.”