One-time Republican strategist Steve Schmidt seems to pride himself in now being one of the most unhinged-from-reality commentators on MSNBC. There’s something about these NeverTrump conservatives that they wind up outdoing even the radical Democrats on these cable news shows when it comes to their unceasing hostility towards President Trump and his supporters. You go down the line – Schmidt, Nicolle Wallace, Ana Navarro, Bill Kristol, Jennifer Rubin – and it’s all the same. These people haven’t found one positive thing to say about the Trump era, which leads us to believe they’re more upset about what happened to “their” party than about actually implementing a nationwide conservative agenda.
Or they’re just dizzy from all the adoration they’re now getting from the liberal media.
In any event, Schmidt said Monday that not only was President Trump responsible for the mail bomber Cesar Sayoc and the synagogue shooter Robert Bowers, but so was the rest of the right-wing media.
“Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh, and Breitbart, and NewsBusters, and Judicial Watch, and all the rest of them, have blood on their hands for the incitements that they have made that have triggered and radicalized these crazy people,” Schmidt said. “What we are seeing is the co-option of the conservative project, the Republican Party in a cult of personality which is fundamentally unconservative led by Donald Trump, that is authoritarian in nature, that is antithetical to the orthodoxies of the Republican Party and the conservative movement as they have existed over the last 40 years. But it is something more. It is incitement.”
Look, we get that Schmidt and the rest of them are still sore from all the internet trolls who labeled them “cuckservatives” during the 2016 campaign, but the red carpet was there for them all along. All they had to do was swallow their pride, recognize that Trump would be WAY better for this country than Hillary friggin’ Clinton, and make that short walk back to sanity. It wouldn’t have been that hard to do. Ted Cruz managed to do it. Lindsey Graham did it. Ben Shapiro made the walk. Even Glenn Beck finally realized that it was futile to keep fighting against his own conservative interests.
Alas, that fat, regular paycheck from MSNBC must be getting in the way of Schmidt’s better nature. Now, doubly-incensed that the conservative individuals and sites he named are thriving by simply recognizing the greatness of the Trump administration and disavowing the INSANITY of today’s left, he wants to throw the whole damn movement under the bus.
Oh but Steve, they’re never, ever going to accept you as one of their own, brother. Don’t you know that? Don’t you know that they thought your precious “conservative project” was evil back when you were advising John McCain? Don’t you know they hate everything you always claimed to stand for? Don’t you realize that in your misguided passion against Trump that you’re giving aid and comfort to people who want to turn this country into a socialist nightmare?
You’re a pathetic sell-out, plain and simple. Have fun with all your liberal buddies, though. When and if the Democrats get back in power, they’ll have no more use for you. And that little walk back to your home…well, you’re going to find it’s gotten a lot, lot longer.