On Tuesday night, Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, issued a Twitter thread calling the GOP “a danger to our democracy and values” and stating that the Democratic Party was the only party that was “right and decent,” then announced dramatically that he will align himself with the Democratic Party.
Schmidt was responding to the furor over the Trump Administration’s policies vis-à-vis the children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents after they illegally crossed the border. Of course, the party that is “right and decent” has leaders who champion the murder of the unborn, cynically said they would not sign GOP legislation addressing the problem of the illegal immigrants’ children, and sign nuclear agreements with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, among other things, but let’s not quibble with such a clear-eyed view of the Democratic party.
Schmidt is the same guy who agreed in 2013 that there “was never a good time for Sarah Palin,” called President Trump a racist in September 2017, called Vice President Mike Pence, “a titanic fraud,” and called Fox News host Laura Ingraham, “an adult acting terribly,” among other criticisms.
But the Democratic Party stands for what is “right and decent.”