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Fmr McCain Aide Schmidt Tells Maher GOP Can't Attract Cutting Edge Workers Because They're Anti-Gay
Towleroad ^ | March 4, 2013

Posted on 03/04/2013 9:20:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt told a apanel on Bill Maher which included California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom that the GOP lags in its tech and internet capability because it can't attract young, cutting edge workers. Why? They don't want to work for a bigoted party.

Said Schmidt.

"If you look at your first guest on talking about brilliant young people in computers who understand all this stuff [and] be at the cutting edge, it's difficult to make the case to work for a political party that wants to discriminate against their friend who happens to be gay. So we have an enormous problem because of some of our issues in the Republican party that are so out of step whether its with regard to women, gays, the anti-immigrant rhetoric, and it makes it difficult to attract the best and the brightest in this space."

The panel then moved on to CPAC and its rejection of Chris Christie, and Schmidt got thanks from Newsom for signing on to the GOP SCOTUS amicus brief....

(Excerpt) Read more at towleroad.com ...


TOPICS: California; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: california; gaymarriage; gop; homosexualagenda; prop8; republicans; samesexmarriage; steveschmidt
Remember, this is a so-called "conservative Republican" campaign expert.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 9:20:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously, is this guy just a parrot or did he fall down and hit his head? Also, does he wear a badge that says: “Token”?


2 posted on 03/04/2013 9:24:55 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

He should be wearing a badge that says “World Class Ass Hat”


3 posted on 03/04/2013 9:28:33 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Read the comments at the link. And that’s a homosexual site!! LOL


4 posted on 03/04/2013 9:30:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

if ‘cutting edge’ means making web pages... that’s laughable.

if ‘cutting edge’ means client/server apps sync’ing data on election day... again, laughable

‘cutting edge’ these days would be using software to splice dna into the strands you want then incubating the result.

‘cutting edge’ would be designing 3-D printers that can take cad drawings and ‘render’ them into the real world

‘cutting edge’ would be designing small, self contained, nuclear ‘batteries’ to power 100,000 homes for 30 years

‘cutting edge’ would be the ability to have ones thoughts immediately known to another using an implanted chip

seriously, get a freakin grip. html and web docs are just the latest form of word processing and there’s no shortage of those people.

as for being anti-homo... that would be due to the non-stop, rabid indoctrination at the university level. you don’t pass / graduate unless you’ve proven yourself willing to cow-tow to the buggers


5 posted on 03/04/2013 9:31:06 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Cutting-edge” must the new slang for anal sex.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 9:31:36 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is that cutting edge workers in the GOP are truly conservative.

When does FR disacossiate from the GOP?


7 posted on 03/04/2013 9:32:50 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is that cutting edge workers in the GOP are truly conservative.

When does FR disassociate from the GOP?


8 posted on 03/04/2013 9:33:43 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So we have an enormous problem because of some of our issues in the Republican party that are so out of step whether its with regard to women, gays, the anti-immigrant rhetoric, and it makes it difficult to attract the best and the brightest in this space."

Karl Rove agrees, which means Jeb Bush agrees.

9 posted on 03/04/2013 9:34:24 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Kevmo

Because the GOPe is run by people like Schmidt


10 posted on 03/04/2013 9:35:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOPe can’t attract conservatives ‘cause they have put Tokyo’s head up Jeb’s butt.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 9:35:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: sten

Which is why I went to college by testing out, online & by mail. When a professor in my conventional university brought a super-lefty politician to lecture and wouldn’t counter with conservative the next time, I went to the dean and learned that my tuition money meant squat.


12 posted on 03/04/2013 9:38:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s perfectly reasonable to support gays gaining an equal footing in contract law (even though I personally believe that is a lifestyle of death and slavery that only Christ Jesus can free from- and would preach as such to any friends in truth and love), it’s a WHOLE other radical proposition to redifine the institution of marriage!


13 posted on 03/04/2013 9:42:41 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the same guy who played a major role marginalizing Sarah Palin during McCain’s “run” for President.

He then made the rounds attacking her after the election.

In short, this is one of the “Republicans” who helped destroy Sarah Palin.

To put it politely, he’s not worth warm spit.


14 posted on 03/04/2013 9:43:18 PM PST by EternalHope (Be ready.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"If you look at your first guest on talking about brilliant young people in computers who understand all this stuff [and] be at the cutting edge,

This is purely wishful thinking on Schmidt's part. My son just graduated from George Washington University with a degree in political science. He is also expert level at web site design, programming, and social media integration. He is happily working for a significant player in the Republican party's re-invigorated digital strategy.

So, Schmidt thinks that the only way to attract brilliant young people with cutting edge technological chops is to endorse the gay lifestyle. Yeah, and he was also one of the leading advocates of McCain and Romney as the best possible candidates for the party. The failure of the party's digital strategy can be laid at the feet of the idiot consultant class like Schmidt. They are the ones who failed in the last cycle, so go away.

Schmidt, I think it is time for you to come out of the closet. You really are a Democrat. Go ahead, say it. You'll feel much better.

15 posted on 03/04/2013 9:44:04 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His and Nicole Wallace’s 15 minutes have expired. Somebody get a rope.


16 posted on 03/04/2013 9:44:51 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: EternalHope; BuckeyeTexan; newheart; The Cajun; onyx; sten; Jim Robinson; Kevmo

Look who else came out for the GOP supporting homosexual marriage:

Former Bush staffer: GOP should be ‘outspoken’ advocate for gay marriage (Guess who?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2993473/posts


17 posted on 03/04/2013 9:50:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Steve Schmidt... Isn’t he the little hose sucker that sabotaged Sarah Palin? of course, Maher will love him longtime.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 9:52:17 PM PST by redhead ('If your enemy is quick to anger, irritate him.' -- Sun Tzu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP = Gay Old Party


19 posted on 03/04/2013 9:53:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.newser.com/story/78131/why-steve-schmidts-gunning-for-sarah-palin.html


20 posted on 03/04/2013 9:57:18 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep. That’s why I included her in my comment.


21 posted on 03/04/2013 9:57:58 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: redhead
Steve Schmidt... Isn’t he the little hose sucker that sabotaged Sarah Palin? of course, Maher will love him longtime.

Yep.

See my #20...

22 posted on 03/04/2013 9:58:54 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: EternalHope

Why should anyone take advice from a scumbag like Steve Schmidt?

He helped lose two GOP presidential elections in a row, and then blamed everyone but himself. Loser.

He should write a book telling political consultants what NOT to do.


23 posted on 03/04/2013 10:01:56 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Schmidt a homosexual?


24 posted on 03/04/2013 10:03:02 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wallace’s recent appearance on America Live with Megyn Kelly was positively sickening. She espoused the living Constitution theory. Megyn, thankfully, called her out on the idea of a living Constitution being a liberal viewpoint.


25 posted on 03/04/2013 10:05:45 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

The comments at that site say his sister is a lesbian, but having observed him over the years, I’m guessing she is not the only GLBTQ member of that family.


26 posted on 03/04/2013 10:10:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: EternalHope
Schmidt was doing more than attacking Palin after the election. he was leaking lies and distortions behind the scenes during the election, effectively sabotaging the entire campaign, but in his case "anatomy is destiny!" McLame put him in charge and deserved to lose. Unfortunately, so did the rest of us!

Schmidt is a drag queen jealous of a real woman whose twice the woman he would like to be!

27 posted on 03/04/2013 10:55:06 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the little boy says we are out of step in regards to women?? Really?? When does the faux war on women end, just curious, I doubt I can stomach anymore of this nonsense.
Toss in the anti-gay brigade and call it a day.

Can this country get back to being sane, please!


28 posted on 03/05/2013 12:16:15 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is a question for researchers. Do unemployed people support or oppose the right of Gays to get married?

I think this is important because the “unemployed” is a growing constituency. I think they far outnumber the “cutting edge employee.”


29 posted on 03/05/2013 12:16:32 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I wonder why McCain lost?


30 posted on 03/05/2013 12:48:46 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He did not lose, Lancey. Shoot, with your handle, you know that.


31 posted on 03/05/2013 1:02:35 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reminds me of something from the animated show “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist” from the 90s. His constantly underachieving son Ben, played by H. Jon Benjamin ( Archer ), is talking to Laura the receptionist about what he wants to do with his life.

Ben: “I'd like to be the guy who yells “gooooal!” in soccer.”

Laura: “I think he's already that guy.”

Point is that if we want to give up every value the party once had then why do we need a party. Might as well turn Democrat.

32 posted on 03/05/2013 1:08:06 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: TLI

This comment at the site says it all about Schmidt:

“In 1995, Steve Schmidt managed the unsuccessful campaign for Kentucky Attorney General of Will T. Scott, who is now a Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court... In 1998, Schmidt ran California State Senator Tim Leslie’s unsuccessful race for Lt. Governor of California. Also that year, he was the Communications Director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong’s unsuccessful campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. In 1999, he was the Communications Director for Lamar Alexander’s presidential run, leaving in June when the campaign reduced its senior staff.

Then there was the 2008 McCain presidential campaign. I’m sensing a pattern here. Is he related to Bob Shrum?”

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/2013/03/maher.html#ixzz2Mezq6j8i


33 posted on 03/05/2013 2:37:35 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: EternalHope
To put it politely, he’s not worth warm spit.

Five'll get ya ten he'll be in Jeb's inner circle come 2016.

34 posted on 03/05/2013 2:47:18 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tell Steve Schmidt to "GO TO HELL !"
May he be the first to burn!

Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
35 posted on 03/05/2013 2:54:22 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How can I put this so as to be politically correct?

Screw it!

I HATE STEVE SCHMIDT !

36 posted on 03/05/2013 4:24:28 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: newheart

My son-in-law is web design genius and a Republican/libertarian. He’s religious and certainly does not approve of the homosexual lifestyle.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 4:32:34 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

aRnie was one of his ‘success stories’. Mitt, not so.


38 posted on 03/05/2013 8:19:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How do you separate McCain’s male staff? With a crowbar.


39 posted on 03/05/2013 9:29:08 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: princeofdarkness
Then there was the 2008 McCain presidential campaign. I’m sensing a pattern here. Is he related to Bob Shrum?”

More like a tag team. Shrum is the clown that went after Herman Cain.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2011/11/04/dem-strategist-bob-shrum-sexual-harassment-never-minor-except-when-it

40 posted on 03/06/2013 10:46:03 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: princeofdarkness

Conservatives should be looking out for the fairy dust crowd when hiring. Don’t be “fair” to them, their never going to be fair to you. Gays are the worst backstabbers. At least google them and find out if they appear to have gay connections.


41 posted on 03/09/2013 2:26:15 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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