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Wed Nov 22, 2017, 12:12 PM

31. I have no idea exactly why Schmidt turned against his own party.


Maybe it was a ďcome to JesusĒ moment when he realized that a moral degenerate like tRump was going to be the Republican nominee last year. Maybe it was after tRumpís nomination and he saw otherwise decent people flocking to his rallies and declaring their allegiance to such a despicable man/child. But something in him recognized we were headed for a cliff in terms of morality. He looked into that abyss and recoiled in terror.

I recall very well Schmidtís role in the 2008 debacle with McCain/Palin. And I think Schmidt probably got a morality wake up call with the mental gymnastics he had to deal with as Palin revealed her thinking or maybe it was the LACK of it that started his turn. Dealing with that ticket up close and personal probably gave him insight that we will never know about.

Whatever the reason or reasons, I will take his words today at face value. He is putting the moral dilemma out on the table and maybe forcing a few dyed in the wool Republicans to confront their own moral values. All the conflicts that tRump brought with him are today being revisited in Alabama. The people of Alabama had a chance to reject tRump in 2016 and didnít. Maybe Schmidtís goal is to try to stop the degradation of our country by taking a hard look at what the election of tRump brought and saying forcefully that we can pull back. We can determine that we have gone far enough and we donít like where we are headed.

I am willing to give the man a moment of redemption. He, at least, is willing to confront his party and painfully try to lance the boil growing from within its body. I hope he is successful in causing enough people to take a cold, hard look at what they have become and to be willing to say enough. No MOORE!

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