Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said early Wednesday morning on MSNBC that it’s time for Republican leaders to stand up to “extreme statements” and “nonsense” coming from within the GOP, including Rush Limbaugh. “Now, people calling for revolution and these extreme statements — when I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense, and to repudiate it directly,” Schmidt said. He continued: “There has been a culture of fear and intimidation, that you are not a real conservative if you won’t,
Comments: This is the lying idiot that insisted McCain suspend his campaign and then tried to revise history and blame Sarah Palin for his own incompetence. So what he's saying is, that moderate losers like Dole, McCain, and now Romney, should be the continued norm and true conservatives should shut up. Hmmm...,I think we've seen how that's worked out for us.
Screw you Buttface! On MSNBC no less! What use are 2 parties if they both stand for the same thing?
If you read some of the lib reaction, they are working on 2014 & 2016 starting tomorrow. The US elections have been Chicago-fornicated. Election reform or we are lost... even the UN minders were shocked we don't require ID or even citizenship in some places.
Mr. Schmidt, the GOP has not typically been in the habit of "muzzling" private citizens and, in effect, violating their freedom of speech. For that you'll need to look to your boss who arrested a guy who made a youtube video to deflect from his own leadership failings.
Nice high ground you've got their Schmidty. Loser.
What the GOP needs... No, what America needs, is to humble itself and collectively, fall on its knees and beg forgiveness from God Almighty.
This country has fallen from God's grace.
This election was a test as to how far we have fallen.
Four years ago I prayed (I wrote it here with some acknowledging it) that Obama would have a Damascus moment. He needed the type of moment Saul of Tarsus experienced when the Lord confronted Saul on the way to Damascus to persecute the Jews.
Now, 4 years later, it is evident that our country needs an awakening. There are many that don't believe God exists, and there are many that believe He exists, but they could care less about Him. That is why this country has fallen into such a deep abyss.
We care more about entertaining ourselves than in following God's will.
Imagine our amazing and wise forefathers having our attitude!
We need to get back to the fundamentals they follow. This country must pray as each day begins, to be guided by God's will... God's Providence.
They did not spend 40 hours a week and more watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Web. They worked to make a new country based on law and freedom. And, most importantly, they followed Divine guidance.
If this country would do that same thing, then what happened on Tuesday would never have happened.
We have our warning. God fired a shot across our bow.
The results defy all statistics gathered.....who do you trust, who do you,etc,etc. I cannot believe this replay has occurred. What a totally disgusting episode these past 4 years have been and worse yet to come.
If it's accurate that more voters identified themselves as "moderate" than liberal or conservative, you can bet Republican insiders are going to realize that a moderate 40% will beat the liberal 31%, whether the conservative 37% votes third party or not at all.
Conservatives/Constitutionalists have got to educate and convert that 40% or the next Republican nominee will make Romney look like Goldwater-on-steroids.
In a healthy America, the two-party debate would be between Conservatives and Libertarians.
If the GOP commits to a moderates-based strategy, the debate will be over style and "fairness" ...with the winner being whoever's nicest and most politically correct (which is always re-defined by the Left).
Like you #17 I can't sleep either! All that keeps running through my mind is "4 years ago an uninformed electorate made a horrible mistake and elected a total incompetent to the White House. Today after watching this country falling deeper into economic ruin and moral despair this same electorate did it again!"
Steve Schmidt better realize that by 2016 the GOP will have a different much more conservative face and he and his get along go along crowd will not have a place in it!
I am NOT done with the Republican party and never will be a tea party or Limbaugh fan club member. We need to revamp the schools to teach history and rid the schools of union teachers, some of whom are so ignorant that it is mind boggling. I am just sick and cranky that we had a great candidate and lost anyway. The press was a partner of the dems for some unknown reason and they will be suffering too.
Oh please. Steve. Do you seriously think that if Rush were silenced, those of us who listen to him would stop thinking the way we do? That we would just follow numbly along, never forming a thought of our own?
The reason Rush is popular is precisely because millions of Americans understand and agree with his message. Not because we worship him.
I honestly don't think Reagan could've fared better Schmitty ole pal. We've hit the tipping point in 2006 and 2008 some of us just had a little more hope. Neil Boortz was spot on, no one else predicted.
I have always respected and still respect Rush. I would ask Rush that he please reconsider the impact of uncontrolled immigration and the extreme racism of racial/ethnic minorities. Hasn't America moved to the point of no return? I know it would negatively affect his income, but shouldn't he recognize that traditional conservatism (along with the American republic) are dying a rapid death? Trying to win the hearts and minds of black and Hispanic America will simply not work. Other, more radical approaches should be considered while we still have some measure of power. To be timid now is to guarantee our certain, painful demise.
This comes down to the true difference in political beliefs-- whether we live in a Constitutional Republic under the rule of law, where the States and local governments are the focus, or the notion that the federal Leviatan and its dictatorial head is above the law.
"America, America God shed His Grace on thee" Our Founders would not be happy this day, as it would seem we have repudiated the message that got all of this started.
The so-called Fiscal Cliff is coming, and this 'great recession' is going to get worse. God help us!
The Tea Party was a huge part of the 2010 election but the media elected this 'messiah' again.
This took longer than I thought to be the first thing liberals attack as the reason the GOP lost.
But it's not far down on Obama's list, you can be certain. The FCC can make life so miserable for conservative talk radio that they will be regulated out of existence, which will give the Left almost a monopoly on information from radio and TV.
We still have the internet but I wonder for how long. Obama has the "kill switch", don't forget. Or if he doesn't yet, he soon will.
Romney made the same mistake as a candidate Bush made as President. He let attacks go unanswered. Obama flooded the swing states with negative ads all summer long. That allowed his urban base to prevail.
Turnout is way down from 2008. What happened to about 3 million voters who cast ballots for McCain/Palin in 2008? Obama's winning total when they they finish counting California is likely to be about the same as McCain's losing total- 59.9 million.
# 22 , come here to Wyo. and you'll see just how many are hoping and begging for a job and a decent cost of living . I think half of Ca. and Mich . have moved here . We just pray they are conservative and not bringing their old states poison with them .
Schmidt can kiss my tush. Rush is the only reason I've been able to stay sane these last 20 years while dems slowly eroded all sense of self-reliance and responsibility.
The RNC should have won this if they had any idea of what they were doing. All they do is get-out-the-vote, and hey, it is no where near enough! Educate! It might be too late now - I don't see how we turn back Obamacare now. The elderly are now going to be endangered species.
#10 is spot on. But I accept now that we no longer live in our Daddy's, the Greatest Generation's America. Right at 60,000,000 voters obviously feel as does Obama: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek....." Did you realize that 60,000,000 citizens want the America we love "fundamentally changed?" Accept the fact that just maybe Rev. Wright was right and God has damned the America we knew. It has happened. There are more takers than "Ask not what your Country can do for you, but what you can do for your Country"ers today.
Thank you Progressives for destroying our country. Thank you Progressives for placing the burden of paying for ALL YOUR FREE GOVERNMENT STUFF ON BOTH YOURS AND MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ETC. DEMOCRATS, the party of the DUMB, DUMBER and DUMBEST.
#17 & #20 like you when first becoming awake(too early) & realizing what just happened it was "how best to fight"? Schmidt is a smuck along with the other RINOS. Those who have thrown the Tea Party under the bus will not be invited to our "fight". There will have to be a gospel awakening plus an understanding of Founding Fathers like Jefferson,Henry & Adams plus WWII brave young soldiers. If this does not happen or if we do not stand with Israel we may lose our Republic as a Client Nation to God.
The Republican party was the minority for so many decades that it does not know how to lead. The Republican party has failed us. We have 4 years to start a 3rd party, a Constitutional Party. Yes, it will take years for it to grow, but when you are in the bottom of the well, each step counts on the way up. IF we still are allowed to have a Constitution, and the military strength to defend it.
Problem is, we can't muzzle the GOP establishment. The primaries proved that they are still firmly entrenched. We tried to muzzle them in 1964. We muzzled them for a brief while when Reagan won despite their best efforts, and when he won the Cold War by ignoring their "sage advice" and challenged Mr. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall". But they never went away. Bush I started their comeback. They are once again entrenched.
Our only option is: to walk away.
Just do it.
There will be pain for awhile. Boehner will buckle, as he has done so last year. He will utter some "firm" words, he will cry, but he will buckle. Supreme Court? John Roberts has shown the futility of that. Judges and lawyers are for "the law" as it evolves through precedence in their courts, not the Constitution as it was written. The Dems will effectively have total control for awhile, Republican House notwithstanding, but nothing can stop that now. We must suck it up for the next 4 years, cling to our faith and our guns, and play for the long term revival. There is no choice. We must think anew, and just do it.
Interesting reading the comments here. We all cheered when the Tea Party movement was strong and cleaned up Congress. We had visions of us all standing up for our country's constitution and standing tall at that. We put fire to the toes of incumbent Republicans and tossed Rino's. But then came the slow whine of "it has to be Republican or we'll have a weakened base." What? Everyone knows that Washington needs to be shook out like an entry rug and put in order, but we all cling to our favorite 'dust bunny' because we are afraid to change. Bunch of sheeple and we are all jumping off the cliff together, or do we honestly vote with our country in mind. Still angry at GOP for floating the joke mc Pain, and equally angry at them co-skewering Herman in favor of Mittens. If we are truly conservatives we will stop hiding behind a tattered GOP banner and make/demand a teaparty styled remade truly constitutionally conservative GOP banner. Oh, just who is JOhn Galt...?
I never realized that Rush Limbaugh was a leader in the Republican Party who they could "muzzle".
I always believed that Limbaugh was a private citizen, who claimed to be a conservative, and who was employed by a radio network to give his opinion, and that if you did not like what he was saying that you could either change the station or turn off the radio.
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