This just in: Long time Republican strategist, Steve Schmidt, has renounced this membership in the Republican Party. The following is a compilation of his tweets with regards to his leaving the party and what he thinks of those that remain.
“29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of The Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life. Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump. It is corrupt, indecent and immoral. With the exception of a few Governors like Baker, Hogan and Kasich it is filled with feckless cowards who disgrace and dishonor the legacies of the party’s greatest leaders. This child separation policy is connected to the worst abuses of humanity in our history. It is connected by the same evil that separated families during slavery and dislocated tribes and broke up Native American families. It is immoral and must be repudiated. Our country is in trouble. Our politics are badly broken. The first step to a season of renewal in our land is the absolute and utter repudiation of Trump and his vile enablers in the 2018 election by electing Democratic majorities. I do not say this as an advocate of a progressive agenda. I say it as someone who retains belief in DEMOCRACY and decency. On Ronald Reagans grave are these words. I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph and there is purpose and worth to each and every life. He would be ashamed of McConnell and Ryan and all the rest while this corrupt government establishes internment camps for babies. Everyone of these complicit leaders will carry this shame through history. There legacies will be ones of well earned ignominy. They have disgraced their country and brought dishonor to the Party of Lincoln. I have spent much of my life working in GOP politics. I have always believed that both parties were two of the most important institutions to the advancement of human freedom and dignity in the history of the world. Today the GOP has become a danger to our democracy and values. This Independent voter will be aligned with the only party left in America that stands for what is right and decent and remains fidelitous to our Republic, objective truth, the rule of law and our Allies. That party is the Democratic Party.
Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen is responsible for executing this immoral child separation policy. Where exactly is the line she would be uncomfortable crossing? She was not jeered out of that restaurant because of TSA pat downs but rather because of her complicity in evil. Evil has always been abetted and enabled by moral midgets and bureaucrats like Nielsen. One day when this vile era has passed and her shame and deeds are etched into our national consciousness she will no doubt say something like this: there is a need to draw a line between the leaders responsible and the people like me forced to serve as mere instruments in the hands of the leaders. I was not a responsible leader, and as such I do not feel myself guilty (Adolph Eichman). She is no Eichman but represents an archetype found throughout history and always present at moments where the dignity of the human spirit is assaulted by corrupted power. She is the loyal and obedient factotum who cannot distinguish between right and wrong. The soulless bureaucrat most interested in the perks of power; motorcades and planes while breastfeeding babies are taken from their mothers and locked up in internment camps. She was booed out of that restaurant because, as all of the complicit enablers will soon discover, the public spaces where decent people gather will keep getting smaller for all who serve this venal administration and vile President.” – Steve Schmidt
Up, up and away…