Steve Schmidt, senior advisor to the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, was on “Hardball” yesterday, responding to Sarah Palin’s Breitbart op-ed supporting Senator Rafael Edward Cruz, in which she announced, “it’s time for the Senate to put itself on Cruz Control!” She’s soooo clever! Do you think she thought of that one all on her own?!
Schmidt seems pretty disgusted with his own party, particular the clownish behavior unleashed with the selection of Palin as McCain’s 2008 running mate.
“Hardball” host Chris Matthews asked Schmidt what he thought of the “Frankenstein monster” he created in Palin and Cruz. “You finally you saw it with Ted Cruz. Maybe he was the one that who’s got a bridge too far,” Schmidt said. “Maybe we’ll start seeing our elected leaders stop being intimidated by this nonsense, have the nerve, have the guts to stand up and … to fight to take conservatism’s good name back from the freak show that’s been running wild for four years and that I have deep regret in my part, certainly, in initiating.”
The Freak Show. What an apt description. Yes, it was initiated by Sarah, but she’s had plenty of company determined to take their place on the show’s center stage. Republicans like Christine “I am not a witch!” O’Donnell, Sharon Angle (“it won’t be my job as a US senator to develop jobs in my state”), and Todd “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down” Akin. I was once a registered Republican, but good grief… What an embarrassment to be one now.
Now Sarah wants to start a third political party, The Good Guys party. I am not making this up.
“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,” she told Neil Cavuto on Tuesday on Fox News, while Cruz was crossing the hour and a half mark of speaking on the Senate floor. “That is the third party. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul … Those are the players in the party whom I will support.”
Naturally, only “real Americans” would be allowed in (although they’d take money from anyone). And what would the mascot of The Good Guys party be? The moose, of course. Because, you know, Sarah kills them with her bare hands before going for her morning run. And she has a timely warning for those damnable Rinos: “Oh, and a little reminder to Republican senators up for re-election in 2014: Moose season ends soon, allowing more time on one’s hands. So, we’ll be watching your votes very carefully this week.”
Meanwhile, Rafael Edward Cruz took center stage this afternoon to carry out his fake filibuster. It only took him a few minutes to invoke Hitler, a reliable applause-getter at the Freak Show, right along with Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and the Anti-Christ.
But then Cruz had the audacity to read aloud on the Senate floor the book Green Eggs And Ham. Rafael, we know you’re in love with your own oratory skills, but you’ve got a ways to go to top the reading by Jesse Jackson years ago on “Saturday Night Live.” Here, let a pro show you how to read Seuss.
The complete version can be heard here: Jesse Jackson Reads Green Eggs And Ham, but it can’t be embedded, so here’s the first half.