Be afraid, be very afraid of John McCain's presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt who has been bashing conservative talk radio, and Christians, along with Sarah Palin ever since 2008. Despite his Mr. Clean looks, I felt like taking a shower after hearing only a few minutes of his monotonous speech on CSPAN TV last week.
No wonder the honorable John McCain lost the presidency, having been handled by a guy who began his political career by helping Bill Bradley, was complimented by the NY Times, honors the Log Cabin Republicans (I don't want to know what they do with their logs) supports gay marriage, has secretly and openly bashed Sarah Palin, and reportedly, has effected that 'religion is killing the GOP.'
Schmidt in Rantrave.com:"In a speech before the Log Cabin Republicans, former McCain campaign manager finally tells it as is putting words to what many true Republicans and independents who wish to have a full spectrum of candidates from which to choose have been saying and bemoaning for a while. According to Huffington Post writer, Sam Stein, Schmidt argued "...that the GOP has largely been co-opted by its religious elements." (1) Schmidt goes on to say, "If you put public policy issues to a religious test, you risk becoming a religious party. And in a free country, a political party cannot be viable in the long term if it is seen as a sectarian party." (2) This is a point this ranter has been arguing for months now. In a nation that values Freedom of Religion, a party that adopts religious principles as its foundation, even while calling
them the more judeo-christian values, risks alienating everyone else. As Karl Rove worked tirelessly to create George W. Bush and his campaign, he placated the Christian right and, in effect, sold his soul to the devil."
If you ever wondered, and I know you did, why John McCain's campaign seemed to go unusually off kilter, oddballish, and disjointed during the 2008 Presidential race, look no further than Mr. Schmidt.
I pray the Republican Party never, ever employs the "services" of Peter Schmidt, who, I understand, is now aligned with Megan McCain in welcoming gay marriage into the GOP while dissing Christians. I could not fully understand, now I do, why McCain was going so "soft" on conservative values while leading Christian Evangelists like John Hagee and Ron Parsley (who I do not fully agree with doctrinally, but should not have been so easily dismissed as quacks) were thrown under McCain's Straight Talk Express bus, Jeremiah Wright style.
Will Republicans learn from the disastrous McCain campaign and veer away from using the expertise of people like liberal Peter Schmidt in the future, or will we be employing more Rinos to help us lose even more upcoming campaigns?
Another Republican who may not be helpful in winning back the country is the ample-globed Meghan McCain, who has been quoted lately on Twitter that "she loves Republicanism." That couldn't be the Republic of Panama she's speaking of, could it?
BTW This just in from Meghan's Twitter page:"Packing a big giant suitcase for Leno on Weds, Vegas for my Bday and then the Maria Shriver conference, hope I can fit it all in!!" And, she's claiming she is 'not a slut.' Well, that's refreshing to know.
See what we are up against? No pun intended.