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John McCain adviser regrets starting Sarah Palin 'freak show' (FUJM)
Washington Examiner ^ | 9/27/2013 | By Washington Examiner staff reports

Posted on 09/27/2013 2:05:36 AM PDT by markomalley

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To: markomalley
Schmidt = Team Romney and Bush Backstabber



“Steve Schmidt, campaign manager for John McCain had this to say on last night’s Hugh
Hewitt show talking about the 2012 Presidential campaign:
If I had to bet money on it, if I had to bet money on it today, you’d have to say that the
people that I think look very good, very strong right now are Governor Romney,
Governor Huntsman. I think Newt Gingrich, should he run, is going to be a very
formidable, very formidable candidate. But the history of the Republican Party
nominating process is that it almost always goes to someone who’s been around the track
once before. And in that instance, in this instance, it would be Governor Romney. I
thought he was a very scary opponent looking from the other side of the table in that he
was almost like a learning organism at the end. He just kept getting better week by week
by week, and kept becoming stronger. And I think these national campaigns are very
unique, and I think most people learn a great deal with they go through them. And I think
one of the reasons that President Bush was able to make it through the process the first
time, unlike most people on the Republican side, is because he had been up close and
personal through a couple of national races. And I think Mitt Romney is a candidate, is a
far stronger candidate, prospectively, for the ’12 race because of his experience in ’08
than he was heading into the ’08 race.’


"Schmidt was importuned by several of the Republican aspirants for president earlier this year.
Mitt Romney sent him an antique chair to symbolize a seat at the table."


51 posted on 09/27/2013 5:09:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Iron Munro

“Sarah Palin’s presence on the 2008 ticket is the only thing that saved John McCain” .YEP...McCain knows that and that is why he has become worse and the worst.
YEP.......only reason I voted in 2008........


52 posted on 09/27/2013 5:21:44 AM PDT by BilLies (WHOSE YOUR DADDY, BARAKO?)
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To: markomalley

I can’t wait to start receiving my RNC fundraising letters so I can tell ‘em to F-Off and what I think if their so-called leadership, mailing it back in their prepaid envelope.


53 posted on 09/27/2013 5:22:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: markomalley

John McCain and his advisors appear to be all communists.


54 posted on 09/27/2013 5:22:55 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: markomalley

Didn’t they bring in Gov. Palin to be the “Lipstick on the Pig”. Now they are trying to turn it the other way. That dog ain’t gonna hunt.


55 posted on 09/27/2013 5:23:26 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: markomalley

Steve Schmidt is a democrat plant. It could not be more obvious.


56 posted on 09/27/2013 5:23:31 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Ann Archy

Schmidt reminds me of that convicted pedophile U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter. ...less the hair.


57 posted on 09/27/2013 5:26:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: markomalley

The RINO Party plays opposition to make it look like a two party system. It isn’t, it’s all fakery and socialism. Back to the future.


58 posted on 09/27/2013 5:32:02 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BilLies

I voted hoping that if elected she would steal the show and cause him to stroke out making her the President. I know thats goin around the house to come in the front door, but it wasn’t to see him win.


59 posted on 09/27/2013 5:32:03 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Gaffer

Agreed!


60 posted on 09/27/2013 5:33:24 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: DesertRhino

So Schmidt is a gaylord RINO who promotes so-called homosexual “marriage.”

That explains it all to me.


61 posted on 09/27/2013 5:33:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jim Noble
"To call them “real Republicans” is a lie - John Boehner and his vile crew, Mitch McConnell and John McCain, Jeb Bush above all - these ARE the “real” Republicans, this is what “real Republican” MEANS."

You have a point, but I think you're wrong. How do Republicans campaign when they are asking for votes? What to they say? No Republican runs as a squishy RINO. McCain needed to say: "OK, I'll build the damn fence to get elected." Cornyn is out there about how he's willing to do every to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare. He's lying, but he has to lie.

The RINOs have to lie to get elected.

62 posted on 09/27/2013 5:35:59 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: markomalley

Steve Schmidt ran one of the worst campaigns I’ve ever seen in my life. Why the foxtrot should I listen to a damn thing he says? McCain couldn’t even win Indiana.


63 posted on 09/27/2013 5:58:28 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: markomalley

Sarah endorsed McQueeg for senator against a good Tea Party conservative.

Perhaps without her endorsement McQueeg would have been primaried.

So, Sarah, see what supporting RINOs gets ya? A knife in the back. We all coulda told you that.


64 posted on 09/27/2013 6:02:33 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: markomalley

Steve Schmidt! Now the GOP-e has it’s own Robespierre! Or is it Alger Hiss?


65 posted on 09/27/2013 6:03:00 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: markomalley

The only reason John McCain wasn’t laughed off the stage was Sarah Palin!!!


66 posted on 09/27/2013 6:15:30 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: DesertRhino

exactly.

Next time you hear someone say we need to vote the lesser of 2 evils, just remember this. RINO’s hate conservatives more than they dislike socialism.


67 posted on 09/27/2013 6:18:26 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: markomalley; KC_Lion; Jim Robinson; Syncro; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; Abbeville Conservative; ...
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List

“I dare say we already have a third party.
"We have the liberal party, the GOP machine, and then we’ve got the Good Guys,”

68 posted on 09/27/2013 6:27:05 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: stevem
"The results proved disastrous"

That's an f'n lie. As I remember, Sarah breathed life into a boring ticket, propelled them to a lead in the polls despite attacks on Palin from within and without, from left and right.

Things were close, iirc, going into the financial meltdown, at which point McCain became impotent. He later acknowledged pulling punches so he wouldn't be remembered as a racist republican, saying nasty things about America's first black president.

Schmidt is totally inside the beltway, an MSNBC staple. He and his former boss can go to hell.

69 posted on 09/27/2013 6:28:49 AM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: TexasCajun

I see he has grown a tea-bagger beard.


70 posted on 09/27/2013 6:29:28 AM PDT by BilLies (WHOSE YOUR DADDY, BARAKO?)
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To: markomalley
Memo to Schmidt...

The John McCain campaign wasn't the only campaign interested in Gov Palin as a running mate.

Get over yourself.

71 posted on 09/27/2013 6:30:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Westbrook
IIRC, Palin had a good word for McCain before he had an opponent.

However, I could be wrong
I often am...

72 posted on 09/27/2013 6:33:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: markomalley
Hey Steve, put some ice on it.

Oh yeah, and if it wasn't for you, we wouldn't have Ted Cruz, since Sarah's endorsement put him over the top.

Have a nice day.

73 posted on 09/27/2013 6:33:52 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: chiller

...forgot to include Nicole Wallace. Schmidt dittos to her, too.


74 posted on 09/27/2013 6:35:06 AM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: markomalley

Keep talkin’, RINOs. Keep talkin’.


75 posted on 09/27/2013 6:36:37 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: onyx

The PDS is strong with these ones. Sarah lives in his head and McCain’s rent free. LOL!


76 posted on 09/27/2013 6:38:31 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: markomalley

Although McCain will deny, deny, deny, don’t think for a minute Schmidt did not get the blessing and encouragement from McCain for this statement.


77 posted on 09/27/2013 6:39:02 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: RedMDer

LOL
Yes, and this Schmidt is a nobody loser.
I mean, he’s a regular on PMSNBC, spewing crap about Sarah just to get attention!
Flush him.


78 posted on 09/27/2013 6:42:23 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: markomalley

Rather than electing the guy who got captured, maybe we should have elected one of the men who got away...


79 posted on 09/27/2013 6:42:45 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: TexasCajun

Overweight, shaved head, pastel-clothed, no tie, Hollywierd-casual jacket, vagina-simulating chin beard and mustache? ....

Yeah - My gaydar is is blaring full-loud.


80 posted on 09/27/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: rrrod
Id love to see his client list....just saying.

An occasional appearance on MSNBC is how he makes his living. His client list is nil.

81 posted on 09/27/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: onyx

Love that pic! Here’s to both of those “Good Guys”!


82 posted on 09/27/2013 6:55:15 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: markomalley

What is frustratingly obvious (and not published anywhere) is the fact that they expect US to compromise, while the DemonCraps will never budge one(1) nanometer.


83 posted on 09/27/2013 6:59:47 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: markomalley
"The results proved disastrous for McCain."

Actually the results proved that Sarah was the only smart move the traitorous dung heap known as john mcskidmark ever made. As a native Arizonian I am ashamed of the fact that mcskidmark continuously manages to steal that seat he holds. I first met the dirtbag when I was in the eight grade back in 1973. I did not like him then and I like him even less now. I apologize to all good Americans for what my state has given this great country beginning with ex-senator dennis deConcini to john mcskidmark to janet napolitano. Know this.... I never voted for any of them.

84 posted on 09/27/2013 7:26:54 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: markomalley

McCain should have stuck with his first choice, Joe Lieberman. Then, with tens of millions of conservatives and Republicans staying home on Election Day, he would have been buried in the biggest landslide since 1984.

Two years later, he would face the Arizona voters. Having chosen a liberal like Lieberman as his running mate, he would not have fooled the voters by shifting his rhetoric to the right. and they would have turned him out.


85 posted on 09/27/2013 7:26:59 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: markomalley
The results proved disastrous for McCain.

The only reason McCain got the votes he got was Sarah. I was not voting for him until Sarah was picked.

86 posted on 09/27/2013 7:32:34 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: markomalley
"“We’ve lost five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles,” he said."

What he did not say however is that 'we have not lost any votes.'

Bottom line RINO... If you're not going to vote to uphold the party platform and represent your constituents we will gladly let any other devil-child hold your seat. You communist scumbags need to understand that this is a government of the people, for the people and to be run by the people. Not a bunch of egg-headed elitist snobs like you. You career politicians think that those you are elected to serve are stupid. Well in one since you are correct. We are stupid because we elected you but we're smartening up. We are now getting you replaced. ;-)

87 posted on 09/27/2013 7:34:04 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: markomalley

I honestly love how they can’t keep from outing themselves!
One right after another, so anxious to tell us who they really are, as if we didn’t already know.

This is the circus that just won’t leave town.
Schmidt, you ignorant homo, keep flapping your pasty jaws, I’m enjoying calling you out all over the web. Keep giving me evermore material! Jeez, do these idiots ever stop to take a look at the carnage they are leaving behind?


88 posted on 09/27/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: markomalley

If I remember correctly, didn’t Sarah help McCain get elected as SENATOR recently?

Perhaps now would be a great time for Sarah to make a clean break from McCain.


89 posted on 09/27/2013 8:16:01 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: markomalley

We’re doing OK in the governor’s mansions, Mr. Schmidt.

You are losing seats because your party doesn’t stand for anything anymore.

You withhold dollars to actual conservatives, and bet the ranch on moderate progressives (Romney).

You let slip through your fingers the opportunity to own all three branches of government for the next 20 years (Obamacare is the most platinum, diamond encrusted opportunity to show progressivism not only doesn’t work, but is coming for the little guy)

In short, you suck at your job. You could have walked away from the progressive lite party and into what your gut told you was the only shot at winning - Palinesque types who understand what progressivism is going to do to the country in the next year and a half.

Mr. Schmidt must miss the parties.


90 posted on 09/27/2013 8:18:33 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: markomalley
"conservatives looking to purge the party of moderates and anyone willing to compromise with Democrats."

No, Steve, I dare say

conservatives looking to purge the party of moderates and anyone willing to compromise with surrender to Democrats.

91 posted on 09/27/2013 8:25:55 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: onyx

I understand that Rush has put a permanent embargo on MSNPMS.

Maybe we should copy that fine idea and take out this trash with his buddies.

....Steve WHO?


92 posted on 09/27/2013 8:41:16 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (For why should my Freedom be judged by anothers conscience? 1 Cor 10:29)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

I concur.
That site is nothing but trash and lies.
I never watch it, and never read it, unless it’s posted here.


93 posted on 09/27/2013 8:45:34 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; markomalley

Steve Schmidt sounds like an identical twin to McQueeg, they deserve each other and in the RAT party.


94 posted on 09/27/2013 8:48:06 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: markomalley

looking to purge the GOP of those who wanted to work with the Democrats.

MMMMMMMM, Lets see, if I wanted to have a socialist agenda then I would vote for the Democrats but I don;t therefore I vote on the right.

This little weasel is a socialist plant who infested the party like so many others,


95 posted on 09/27/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Progov

Remember his numbers were lower than bozo;s but as soon as Sarah came on and gave that speech his numbers went up thanks to Sarah and it was this tool and Mccain which blew it


96 posted on 09/27/2013 9:04:23 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: markomalley
Steve Schmidt, gay bath-house aficionado, was running McCain's presidential race when he helped convince the GOP nominee that bringing in a fresh, conservative face like Palin would be a game changer ...

... until he spent some time around that woman and developed a severe case of hooter envy.

There she was, every day, looking like God's gift to the world. People loved her. They worshipped her. And she didn't even have to pretend ... about anything. Being a woman just came naturally to her.

Oh My Gawd ... the envy just burned, and burned.

Realizing that he could never pretend to be half the woman that she naturally was, he became obsessed with destroying her. Who could he get to help? Oh my! Nicolle, the flat-chested, empty-skull witch! Certainly, she would help!

[... not to be continued]

97 posted on 09/27/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: chiller

Just said the same.
His boring campaign was losing until they got Sarah and then he went into the lead, but of course the turd pushing fool threw the momentum away and now uses her name to get into the public through MSLSD.


98 posted on 09/27/2013 9:09:04 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: markomalley

The GOP turned into dem lite a long ago..its about time we either demand these turds leave the party or time to start a third one..im sick of this nonsense just sick of it


99 posted on 09/27/2013 10:28:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: newfreep

True that.


100 posted on 09/27/2013 2:33:09 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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