Copying from Facebook, I haven’t verified the authenticity as to Steve Schmidt writing it, but we can all identify with the sentiment.
Wow, Steve Schmidt …
“No, Biden’s rallies weren’t bigger. No, you didn’t see many Biden flags on houses or Biden bumper stickers on cars. No, you don’t know a single person on your street or at your church who supports Biden. But guess what? We’re here.
Biden’s rallies were small because people who live in reality don’t want to expose themselves to the virus you continue to downplay or deny. We don’t fly Biden flags because we don’t want our houses burned down. We don’t put Biden bumper stickers on our cars because we want to avoid becoming targets for road rage. We don’t trust you. We’ve decided to minimize our interactions with people who cannot be reasoned with. This is for our own safety.
In private groups – where you’re not invited – we share our bewilderment of your descent into madness. We all have stories about how we’ve cut ties with you, our family and former friends, because we don’t want your hatred poisoning our social media streams. We can’t stand to listen to you vomiting the lies of your cult, day after day. You used to be different. We liked you. But now that we know what was inside your heart all along, we’ve decided you don’t deserve to know about our lives.
We’ll skip family reunions, even after we get the vaccine. We’ll make up some excuse just to be polite. But in reality, we just don’t feel like sitting around eating potato salad and making small talk with people who have such monstrous beliefs.
To all the brothers and aunts and cousins and dads and neighbors out there who just can’t wrap their heads around what this means going forward, know that these scars aren’t going away anytime soon. We won’t be reaching out, and we won’t be mending fences. It’s not up to us to apologize for the wounds you have gleefully inflicted upon us and our friends. You poured the gasoline, you lit the match. You burned this to the ground.
So if we seem different from now on, I guess we are, in a way. We’ve seen your truth laid bare, and we’re horrified.
I hope Trump was worth it.”
– Steve Schmidt (former campaign manager to John McCain and lifelong Republican, newly registered Democrat.)”
Don’t worry. Trump’s evil lackeys are already figuring out how to divert those funds to “small businesses” like Christianist Megagrifters, delusion rappers and various billionaires in dire need of new yachts.
Whenever I hear how Democrats have to reach out to folks in red states/rural areas more, I simply point to KY and say fuck you.
The majority of people in KY vote for Mitch because he has an R next to his name and stuck it to the black guy.
There is no reaching people like that.
Damn! This guy is as bad as Trump is, maybe even worse. He only got over 1/2 of the votes in Kentuckystan, and he abuses his power from the Senate. Ridiculous system.
Every GOP win is looked at as a mandate from the people to fuck the people over in favor of the rich.
Speech/language has reached a level of duplicity and theatricality with the current crop of GOP elected officials that I have never heard before. Everybody has known for a long time that they talked one way amongst themselves and another way for public consumption, with a third, intermediate, way being the “leak” or off-the-record comments to journalists. But now it turns out that there is this weird 4th way of speaking, that nobody really believes. It’s not intended to convince the public or the voters, it’s not intended for other Republicans (other than Trump and maybe his most diehard supporters). It’s directed at the media (although even the media know that McConnell doesn’t mean a single word of this) but really intended to placate the infantile ego of the outgoing lame duck president. Yet, after the last few weeks, I doubt that even Trump believes McConnell is serious.