Steve Schmidt, Mike Murphy, and the political consultant-big government complex.
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In other words, without the Leviathan, Steve Schmidt (and lots of other people) are out of a job. There will be no Schmidt SUV prowling the shores of “the glassine lake ringed by snow-dusted mountains,” no “wandering a pristine beach” or “enjoying a long wine-soaked dinner as the sun set over the lake.”
Ditto with Mike Murphy’s version of this.
Notably, one of the client’s at Murphy’s Navigators Global is not just the usual corporate client needing help to slash through the Washington jungle.
No, who comes calling seeking Murphy’s help? That would be NPR. That’s right. NPR of firing Juan Williams fame. What does NPR want? Why, help with all those mean Republican House and Senate members who are determined to cut NPR’s federal purse strings and shove them out into the private sector.
Thereby saving the taxpayer a nickel or two, however small that portion of a $16 trillion debt may be.
See the problem?
These guys — and their well-paid life styles — literally depend on electing candidates who are decidedly not, in Murphy’s words, “right out of Rush Limbaugh’s dream journal.” The absolute last thing they need disrupting their life styles is “people calling for revolution and [making] these extreme statements…. it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to repudiate this nonsense, and to repudiate it directly.”
This is why Steve Schmidt uses his MSNBC time to also say:
Our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes.
Why is this?
Because Rush Limbaugh and what Schmidt disdains as the “conservative entertainment complex” is a direct threat to Schmidt’s life-style on “the glassine lake ringed by snow-dusted mountains” not to mention those “long wine-soaked” dinners “as the sun set over the lake.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?