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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:13 PM

GOP strategist Steve Schmidt drops hammer on titanic fraud Mike Pence for lying about Russia

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt questioned Vice President Mike Pence’s patriotism in a stunning segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Pence had been asked repeatedly before and after the election about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, and the vice president’s denials were always proven wrong.

“At what point is it un-American when you’re asked questions and questions and questions about something obviously curious that’s going on that pertains to Russian meddling, and you are willfully clueless?” Brzezinski said.

Schmidt said he doesn’t understand why Pence seems to escape scrutiny in the Trump administration.

“We don’t talk enough about the vice president’s nonstop lying,” Schmidt said.


https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/gop-strategist-steve-schmidt-drops-hammer-on-titanic-fraud-mike-pence-for-lying-about-russia/

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Reply GOP strategist Steve Schmidt drops hammer on titanic fraud Mike Pence for lying about Russia (Original post)
UCmeNdc Tuesday OP
ProfessorGAC Tuesday #1
NewJeffCT Tuesday #9
ailsagirl Wednesday #46
LakeArenal Wednesday #50
ailsagirl Wednesday #53
lagomorph777 Wednesday #57
maddiemom Wednesday #49
Hayduke Bomgarte Tuesday #18
lastlib Wednesday #31
joshdawg Wednesday #37
arthritisR_US Wednesday #38
Nitram Wednesday #42
arthritisR_US Wednesday #47
joshdawg Thursday #61
arthritisR_US Thursday #62
Alice11111 Wednesday #58
sandensea Tuesday #2
Hortensis Tuesday #11
sandensea Tuesday #14
Hortensis Tuesday #15
sandensea Tuesday #16
Alice11111 Tuesday #3
Eliot Rosewater Wednesday #52
Achilleaze Tuesday #4
YessirAtsaFact Tuesday #25
Bernardo de La Paz Wednesday #41
BigmanPigman Tuesday #5
Mr.Bill Tuesday #7
BigmanPigman Tuesday #8
IthinkThereforeIAM Wednesday #32
Chemisse Wednesday #55
DFW Tuesday #6
renate Tuesday #10
Botany Tuesday #12
kysrsoze Tuesday #13
Alice11111 Wednesday #60
gademocrat7 Tuesday #17
LittleGirl Tuesday #19
emulatorloo Tuesday #20
LittleGirl Tuesday #21
emulatorloo Tuesday #23
LittleGirl Tuesday #24
Demsrule86 Wednesday #45
NastyRiffraff Wednesday #48
Demsrule86 Wednesday #56
LittleGirl Wednesday #59
ecstatic Tuesday #22
Blue Owl Tuesday #26
spanone Tuesday #29
lastlib Wednesday #33
GallopingGhost Wednesday #51
radical noodle Tuesday #27
L. Coyote Tuesday #28
Mountain Mule Wednesday #30
L. Coyote Wednesday #44
Hamlette Wednesday #34
Midnight Writer Wednesday #35
cstanleytech Wednesday #36
unhip white guy Wednesday #39
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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:14 PM

1. "Non-Stop Lying"

Wow! And i don't even remotely like Schmidt, but apparently he knows lying when he sees it.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:19 PM

9. Schmidt

has been on the anti-Trump bandwagon since the beginning. As I've stated on here before - it's amazing how many Republicans grow a brain and a heart once they leave Washington DC - Rick Wilson, Ana Navarro, Jennifer Rubin and a few others.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 11:34 AM

46. I wish he were a Dem

I'm surprised he's not-- he's too intelligent and knowledgeable to be a repuke

IMO

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #46)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:48 PM

50. Steve wont change parties.

He’s going to be part of the “new” Repub party when all of this collapses. I don’t mind. He and Nicole Wallace might be eyeing public office. I think we do still need two viable parties. Steele, Wallace, Schmitt are leading the way.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #50)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 01:48 PM

53. Both he and Nicole are sane, intelligent, and reasonable

I don't mind, either

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #50)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:53 PM

57. It would be healthy for the US to have a mentally healthy GOP.

A genuinely worthy opponent in real discussions would keep the Dems honest. As it is now, all we can do is try to crush the Greedy Old Pedophiles to save the country.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:32 PM

49. A lot of prominent Republicans really hate Trump and his administration...

and appear often on TV. Only a very few have actually left the entire Republican party so far. Schmidt has been vocally critical of the direction the party has been headed for a while longer. His dealings with with Sarah Palin notably turned him toward "the light." He was in the same Republican line of work as Kellyanne Conway, but was always much more reasonable and intellectual. It will be interesting in what direction he and other reasonable Repubs will go, once we're rid of Trump (and hopefully Pence).

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:17 PM

18. "Non-Stop Lying"

Doesn't that describe every gooper?... Rhetorical. I know the answer.

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Response to Hayduke Bomgarte (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:28 AM

31. A Lying Republican??

I'm Shocked!! SHOCKED, I tell ya! SHOCKED!!

( )

"Lying Republican" is a redundancy.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 03:01 AM

37. And an honest republican is an oxymoron.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 03:13 AM

38. Then Steve is an oxymoron.

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #38)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 08:10 AM

42. That makes him a fact-free moron.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:18 PM

47. No it doesnt. He is a Republican and an honest man. It was stated that

the two identifiers are oxymorons.

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #47)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 12:36 AM

61. I agree.

Steve appears to be harder on the republicans than some liberals. He especially dislikes the pile of excrement smelling up the White House today.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #61)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 03:39 AM

62. My thoughts as well. I turn off dishonest repigs but he is not drinking thier

koolaide and speaks the truth.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 05:04 PM

58. Some just delude themselves, to be consistent with their values, money.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:14 PM

2. Dense Pence was made Cheeto's running mate on Manafort's very advice.

In other words: Putin's.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:33 PM

11. Pence became the Koch brothers' choice, and therefore

their entire machine's, which has it own caucus in congress, tentacles in the state legislatures of at least 35 states, and strong connections inside SCOTUS. Back in 2011, they considered running him for president. Manafort's a peasant, a hired, disposable hack to that cabal.

Given Rump's reluctance,wouldn't be at all surprised if they used him to add his persuasion to the family's though.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:50 PM

14. Somewhere, in some smoke-filled GOP cloakroom

Bitchy Mitchy and the other party elders are discussing ways of ridding themselves of Cheeto and putting Sir Fetus Funeral in his place.

I ga'on-tee.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:58 PM

15. Well, I ga-on-tee they're consulting the Kochs and other

lesser but still huge dark-money powers. The Kochtopus alone could retire both McConnell and Ryan almost at will. Look at the almost suicidal behaviors of congress right now--they're being told to produce huge flows of national wealth to people who are clearly willing to lose a fair number of them in 2018. They'll just run their replacements in the primary.

Cheeto wasn't the Koch's choice, but they've used his pathological incompetence to make some very good lemonade out of him. His appointments are almost all their agents. But, 2018 is coming up and most of the trumpsters will still vote for him and turn on his enemies. Nothing simple about the strategies they're working on.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:01 PM

16. As good a nutshell recap of today's GOP as I've seen.

Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ike are turning in their proverbial graves.

One for the bookmarks. Thank you.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:18 PM

3. About time someone calls Puritan Pence out!

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:59 PM

52. Pence is ugly and dangerous because he is a true believer. He truly believes women and brown people

are inferior and that Jesus is on his side in this.

Trump truly believes it too but for different reasons.

Pence would ACTUALLY bring us Handmaids Tale or whatever that book is called. Women need to leave the country if they want to be safe if he gets in power, gays need to leave, leave or become criminals for existing.


To be safe, all non white str8t xtian males need to get passports because soon your life will not be safe or valued here.


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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:22 PM

4. republicans are the anti-truth & anti-honor party

deplorable

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:06 PM

25. You left out anti-science

Nm

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 06:14 AM

41. Power above Principles. What is Dominionist Pence's position on Moore?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:58 PM

5. I am sure Mueller isn't letting any of this go unnoticed.

Pence is NOT Mr. Clean and no one is fooled.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:02 PM

7. I really think Mueller

is setting things up to take out Trump and Pence at the same time. Right after we take the House back and Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House again. That's my dream, anyway.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:13 PM

8. Dream away...in fact I'll join you.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:33 AM

32. Pence first...


... he has been lying about his knowledge and involvement with the Flynns for over a year and a half. They got him already, I am sure. Just waiting for the right moment.

Then Ryan and Mitch get in trouble for those Russian funds to their PACs and campaign coffers.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:36 PM

55. That would be the ultimate outcome.

The longer the Republicans put off impeachment of the bad apple(s), the better our chances of something like this happening.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:01 PM

6. I hope Schmidt has private security follow him around for a few months

I don't put anything beyond Trump or Putin.

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Response to DFW (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:26 PM

10. I hope all the anti-Trump people we see on MSNBC and CNN have security

The print reporters, too.

I think they're all very brave. It's not just Russia who could go after them but Trump's zealots as well--brainwashed and well armed is a scary combination.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:35 PM

12. :30 "of course not"

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:38 PM

13. I want to see this holier than thou asshole go down as much as Drumpf.

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Response to kysrsoze (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 05:42 PM

60. I see him as more as having an arrogance of entitlement,

like he is a man god , and others are parasites.
As he said, he didn't really see Democrats as really being people...hmmm, like Hitler and the Jews.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:09 PM

17. All of Chumps cabal are pathological liars.

Especially Pentacostal Pence.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:26 PM

19. Great but where are the Dems and their plan?

Seriously, I watch this shit over and over and yet, I don't see any Dems out there blasting this administration non-stop.
Where are the Dems?

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:50 PM

20. No offense, you aren't paying attention. Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff, many Dems are speaking out and

fighting back. You've just produced some cliched hackneyed Dem bashing rather than listening, watching, and reading a number of threads about Dems.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:57 PM

21. I don't watch TV all day no

but I read this page everyday. I don't see any plans for what we are going to do besides just be against #45.
We need some action.
I am paying attention!!!!
What are we going to do about all of this?

Sorry, you don't have to answer. I have outrage fatigue because every damn day, it's the same, "this administration is awful."
I need a plan.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:06 PM

23. Dems don't control congress and they have 0 influence on the Mueller investigation

The current plan is to continue to fight the agenda in congress by defeating Trump legislation, with the help of the few sane Republicans. The plan is to win special elections so there are more Dems in congress. The plan is for our Dems to continue to educate voters about what Dems have to offer while also sounding the warning about Trump.

At this point only Mueller has any real power to deal w Trump. Republicans have power but they want to protect Trump.

If come out and vote in 2018 and elect more democrats that will change.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:12 PM

24. I hope so!

My husband asked me that question earlier this week and I basically said the same thing you just posted. Thank you because that confirms that we agree on what can be done. I'm doing everything I can to help get some Dems elected here in AZ. I hope we can turn this state purple because there are a lot of Dems in southern AZ but Phoenix is full of Trumpers. ugh. Thanks for your post. I appreciate your answer. I really do.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 10:23 AM

45. More attacking of Democrats in a thread that has nothing to do with Democrats...

hmmmm

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:24 PM

48. Some people can't help themselves

It's become automatic for them to attack Democrats, in any scenario.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #48)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:49 PM

56. Yes, they can't help themselves...ah well knowing who supports who is useful anyway.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 05:32 PM

59. I responded above. eom

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:59 PM

22. exactly! It's ridiculous! nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:10 PM

26. Liar Liar Pence on Fire

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:48 PM

29. 👍🏼

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:35 AM

33. Is Pence lying, or is he galactically stupid?

Obvious answer: YES! He's both. But he's terrible at the lying part--too easily caught when he's surrounded by these tRump Chumps.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:50 PM

51. Wish I'd thought of this.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:19 PM

27. I think Steve Schmidt and some others

realize what a mistake was made in the party many years ago when they got in bed with all the crazies. It got them a lot more votes, but at what price?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:42 PM

28. Let's fix THIS: We dont talk enough about the vice presidents nonstop lying, Schmidt said.

Who's in?

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:20 AM

30. You can count me in!

So many lies, so little time...

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Response to Mountain Mule (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 09:50 AM

44. Yep. So many liars, like never before.

We can't let one get away because there are so many others!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 12:41 AM

34. My favorite part was the GOPer lie about Russia 100% of the time, not 99.9% but 100%"

“The truth of the matter is, and I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, 100 percent of the time, 100 percent of the people around this administration, when asked a question about Russia, the Russian involvement in this election, they lie about it,” Schmidt said. “Not 99 percent of the time, not 99.9 percent of the time — 100% of the time.”

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:14 AM

35. I used to be a mailman. If I was approached by a Russian agent wanting to help me with my job...

How the hell are these guys playing the "rookie" card over and over?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:30 AM

36. The plan is thus, Donald is being used as a smoke screen to protect Pence as Pence

is the backup plan if Donald should be removed from office or die suddenly from eating to much McDonalds which at his age is possible.
Pence though of course is probably up to his neck in the whole Russian thing but proving it will be difficult as long as the focus remains on Donald.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 04:32 AM

39. President Ryan?

 

Good thing I'm already an insomniac!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 06:13 AM

40. Pence lied about being a paid protestor, too.


Protesting at cost to federal ($250K) and municipal ($14K) taxpayers.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 08:39 AM

43. Steve Schmidt Drops Truth Bomb On Former Pence Spokesman

 



From earlier this month.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 02:15 PM

54. love that guy - when he is on

I listen because he does not mince words - tells the truth.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 04:46 AM

63. Schmidt gave us Lady BlahBlah

never forget that. Further, while he goes after personalities, he's lock step with said goons on ReTHUG[/b[ policies

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