Oh Steve. Bless his heart.
I’m not sure why anyone listens to this guy unless they only want to hear what he has to say in order to know to do the exact opposite. But then, we’re talking about Bill Maher here, so of course he’s going to promote an “expert” like Schmidt as being representative of the GOP. Per the Daily Caller:
On Friday night’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during its online “Overtime” segment, Schmidt tersely responded to a viewer question about McCain’s selection of Palin to be his running mate:
MAHER: Steve Schmidt, ‘Is it possible you picked Sarah Palin the wrong year?’ Oh, my. ‘Could she have swung the women vote in 2012 enough to have put Romney in the White House?’
MAHER: No? That’s your answer?
MAHER: Never again. Your feeling is there never is a good time for Sarah Palin?
MAHER: Well, do you think she has learned anything in the years since?
Yeah, well we feel the same way about you too, skookums.
Maher is killing two birds with one stone with this kind of footage. First, Misogynist Maher loves any opportunity to disrespect Governor Palin so it makes sense he’d play footsie with Stevie and give him a chance to dis her. Second, he’s putting the spotlight on an even bigger self-important loudmouth buffoon than himself who he wants the public to perceive as a leading voice in the Republican party, not only because Schmidt is endlessly repulsive and thus by connection so is the GOP but also because Snakeoil Steve helps confirm that even the “leading voices” of the Republican party shudder at what a horrible mistake the Palin choice was in 2008.
As if anyone should give two hoots about what either of them had to say about Governor Palin or anything else for that matter. It’s not like we need a TARDIS to hear what either of these popinjays have had to say on any number of topics, but especially on Governor Palin. We have Youtube and a precious few honest news sources who are willing to expose their idiocy, such as Breitbart. Case in point, let’s start with a few choice Bill Maher moments:
Maher To Limbaugh: I Can Call Palin C**t, ‘I Don’t Have Sponsors’
Down Syndrome Advocates Silent on Maher Trashing Trig Palin
Liberal Icon Bill Maher: Sarah Palin’s Children Are “Inbred Weirdos”
Bill Maher: ‘A Lot’ Of The Constitution ‘Is Bullsh*t’
And now for Snakeoil Steve:
Whitney Pitcher : Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to Be McCain’s Campaign Manager?
Stacy Drake : Top 10 Lies of HBO’s ‘Game Change’
Tony Lee : Media and Permanent Political Class Attempt to Rewrite 2008 Election
And of course from Twitchy: Drool bucket alert: New York Times reporter scribbles love note to former McCain adviser Steve Schmidt
And what does this small sample of documentation say, in essence?
That neither of these are experts in anything other than their overinflated senses of self-importance.
That Bill Maher is a vile little weasel who exemplifies all that’s wrong in the American edu-tainment culture.
That Steve Schmidt is a hack and a smear merchant who, naturally, is very comfortable bashing solid conservatives alongside a major Obama donor such as Maher.
Schmidt is also a con artist, aka a member of the Consultant Class; and I’m entirely confident he’ll be out there peddling his wares to the next set of unsuspecting candidates by telling them that he has the answers they need in order to win elections. To consider whether there’s any veracity to that claim, please reference the article above, “Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to be McCain’s Campaign Manager.” In contrast, please consider Governor Palin’s stellar record of endorsements in 2010 and 2012 not to mention her outstanding record while in public service.
Rush Limbaugh rightly pointed out that those in the Consultant Class don’t care who wins elections because they make money either way. Rush was talking about the travesty that was the Romney campaign, but he also mentioned our friend Snakeoil:
Steve Schmidt, in addition to running the losing campaign of John McCain, Steve Schmidt managed the losing campaign for Kentucky Attorney General Will T. Scott. Schmidt also ran California state Senator Tim Leslie’s unsuccessful race for lieutenant governor of California. Steve Schmidt was the communications director for California State Treasurer Matt Fong’s unsuccessful campaign to unseat Barbara Boxer, and in 1999 he was the communications director for Lamar Alexander’s unsuccessful presidential run. I don’t know if there are any victories in there. This is just what I have found. We know Schmidt knows how to lose and we know that Murphy knows how to lose. And so it’s quite natural to blame somebody else.
Neither Maher nor Schmidt want conservatives to gain or maintain any measure of success and when they do, Job 1 is to tear them down by any means necessary. Their goals are the same even if their motivations are not. In Maher’s case, it’s because he’s an Obamaphile and a socialist and rejects limited government and the principles of our founding. For Schmidt, it’s not about principles or ideals. It’s about cutting into his bottom line. Reformers, such as Governor Palin, are anathema and must be expunged as they are not now nor ever will be for sale; and nothing’s more despicable to a principle-free hack than a man or woman who practices what they preach and disdain phony platitudes.
You know, I think I’ll take something I wrote above back. It is important after all to listen to what these folks have to say. Not because they know anything or have anything relevant to say at all whatsoever; but rather because they both serve as cautionary tales of what happens when crudeness, ignorance, arrogance, hackery and hubris are rewarded.
Oh and Mr. Schmidt…take note of the links in the above OpEd, as they are just a small glimpse of the documentation we have on you. Should you attempt yet another campaign to smear Governor Palin and her record in order to cover for your own failings and disastrous management skills, please be advised that not only are we armed with facts, we are also loaded for bear and entirely trigger happy where you and your ilk are concerned.
You’ve been warned.
UPDATE: Here’s a great find, courtesy Doug Brady, “Mark Levin talks about Steve Schmidt”: