‘Exquisite Scumbags’: GOP Vet Steve Schmidt On Trump’s Crash And Choice Facing Republicans | MSNBC

'Exquisite Scumbags': GOP Vet Steve Schmidt On Trump's Crash And Choice Facing Republicans | MSNBC 1


The Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt joins MSNBC's Ari Melber to discuss the 2020 race and the choice he thinks Republicans will face if Trump loses in November. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 10/19/2020.
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'Exquisite Scumbags': GOP Vet Steve Schmidt On Trump's Crash And Choice Facing Republicans | MSNBC

68 Comments on "‘Exquisite Scumbags’: GOP Vet Steve Schmidt On Trump’s Crash And Choice Facing Republicans | MSNBC"

  1. Penny McCUlloch | October 19, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

    VOTE BLUE IN NOVEMBER no matter what. Finnish Trump

  2. (T)raitorous (R)acist (U)nstable (M)ental (P)sychopath

    • Well done!

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | October 19, 2020 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      *CBO Director: Obamacare ‘Creates a Disincentive for People to Work’*
      Feb 2014 https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/cbo-director-obamacare-creates-disincentive-people-work

      *The subsidies that help low-income people buy expensive health insurance are a ‘disincentive for people to work,” Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, told Congress on Wednesday.*

      “What the Affordable Care Act does, is to provide subsidies focused on lower- and lower-middle-income people to buy health insurance. And in order to encourage a sufficient number of people to buy an expensive product like health insurance, the subsidies are fairly large in dollar terms. Those subsidies are then withdrawn over time — withdrawn from people as their income rises.

      “And by providing heavily subsidized health insurance to people with very low income, and then withdrawing those subsidies as income rises, the (Affordable Care) Act creates a disincentive for people to work, relative to what would have been the case in the absence of that Act,” Elmendorf told the House Budget Committee.

      He added that the subsidies “make those lower-income people better off…but they do have less of an incentive to work.”

      Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said those low-income people may be better off in terms of health care, but not when it comes to getting on the “ladder of life.”

      “[T]o begin working, getting the dignity of work, getting more opportunities, rising (sic) their income, joining the middle class — this means fewer people will do that,” Ryan said. “That’s why I’m troubled by this.”

      Ryan also noted that as Baby Boomers retire in large numbers, “far fewer” people are following them into the workforce — and combined with Obamacare’s disincentive to work, it all has “jaw-dropping” implications for the economy and debt reduction.

      “We’re not prepared for the Boomers and their retirement. But what this (Obamacare subsidies) is doing, is it’s adding insult to injury. You’re saying, because of government policies, as the welfare state expands, the incentive to work declines — meaning, grow the government and you shrink the economy. Fewer people are going to be working, and the economy will be slower as a result.”

      In response to a question by Rep. Ryan, Elmendorf said the Affordable Care Act “will reduce the total number of hours worked in the economy by between one-and-a-half and two percent from 2017 to 2024.”

      “It’s not that employers are laying people off,” Ryan clarified: “It’s that people aren’t working in the workforce — aren’t supplying labor (equivalent to 2.5 million jobs by 2024), and as a result, that lower workforce participation rate — that less labor supply — lowers economic growth.”

      “Yes, that’s right, Mr. Chairman,” Elmendorf responded.

    • @Mochap 70 As I see it, when the shoe fits. I like it!

    • @Grim Reefer Right on😊😊👋👋

    • Scott Heffernan | October 19, 2020 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      Well said.
      On the button.

  3. PAPA Giarnella | October 19, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply


  4. Donald Trump is killing this country

  5. …I will vote him [ Trump ] out of office!

  6. No more of this. Our democracy cannot endure another four years of this trash.

  7. Ian Canuckistan | October 19, 2020 at 10:00 PM | Reply

    I love the way Steve lays in to Bunker Boy. He doesn’t hold anything back.

  8. Putting an aggressive liar in charge of the US Government is foolish, crazy and insane

  9. It would be nice if we had a President we could trust.

  10. Publius Valerius | October 19, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

    And if we are Republicans, it’s because we agree with the Republican Party’s philosophy as we understand it. If we are Democrats, it’s because we agree with the Democratic Party’s philosophy as we understand it. But we must understand these platforms and philosophies. Otherwise, through sheer ignorance, our government becomes nothing but a bevy of personality cults. In other words, we don’t have any connection with political affiliations beyond that of _teams._

    And, having not had our sports teams to cheer on in 2020, we have substituted for these our political parties — of which we have two and for one we rally. _”If they don’t win it’s a shame”._ Still, as the saying goes: “Be careful what you wish for because you might get it.”

    For what it’s worth, ask yourself these questions. Would I trust an elected official who claims to have a 100% success record? Can I believe anyone who claims to have special knowledge on this or that being better than or worse than or more than or less than… “at anytime IN HISTORY”?



    • The republicans have been lost since nixon. In fact, i’d argue the southern strategy has damned them.

    • Youtube Viewer | October 19, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      TRUMP PENCE 2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • well said,… it is high time for something new in america … we need a STRONG CENTER party that is made up of adults willing to do high statecraft of working together to get things done and compromise as needed.

  11. Steve Schmidt does not embellish and he’s Insightful and Powerful.

  12. Daily Reminder: Trump called Corona Virus a Democrat Hoax that will “magically” disappear.

    • Sadly I know people here in Wisconsin (right now in the 3rd surge) who still believe this. Sigh

    • @P. Brad If it hit as hard as NY, it would be a different story. Not a single soul calls it a hoax there.
      The states will need to see refrigerated tractors before they believe masks work, the virus is real, people really do die in the thousands.
      We will not be out of this pandemic for a very long time because of half this country’s stupidity.

    • Steven Static1000 | October 19, 2020 at 11:04 PM | Reply

      He said the impeachment was a Democrat hoax & it was edited deceivingly

  13. Let’s get it done and vote him out.

  14. Brendan Brogren | October 19, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    Steve schmidt is a hero in all of this and the work he has done for the lincoln project is very key to taking donnie out of power. At least some real conservatives put county over party

  15. America’s political process made possible the ascendancy to the highest office in the land a national disgrace, a demagogue as morally and ethically compromised as a person can be. As a British writer quipped, “there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid”.

  16. America has grown so accustomed to Trump’s vileness that we’ve forgotten what proper social decorum even is at this point. 😭

  17. New York Times called the Post a Tabloid…… OUCH !!

  18. This administration is literally a mental asylum.

  19. November Rain with Trump’s Tears… Go Vote and Vote Trump Out!

  20. This whole disinformation campaign against Biden and science and everything else reeks of Russian intelligence.

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