10.08.2020 09:31 PM


Donald Trump attacked former McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt on Twitter.

Schmidt responded, and it is a thing of glory:

“You’ve never beaten me at anything. This is our first dance.

Did you like, Covita? We are so much better at this than your team of crooks, wife beaters, degenerates, weirdos and losers.

You are losing.
We heard you loved Evita. You saw it so many times. Where will you live out your years in disgrace? Will you buy Jeffrey Epstein’s island? One last extra special deal from him? Or will you be drooling on yourself in a suite at Walter Reed? Maybe you will be in prison?

I bet you fear that. The Manhattan District Attorney may not be around to cover for you or your crooked kids anymore. Eliza Orlins doesn’t believe in different sets of rules for the Trumps. What about the State Attorney General? You know what you’ve done.

Oh, Donald. Who do you owe almost $500 million in personally guaranteed loans to? It’s all coming down. You think you and your disgusting family are going to be in deal-flow next year? Are you really that delusional?

You are lucky Chris Wallace interrupted you after Joe Biden said you weren’t smart. You started to melt down. That’s the place that hurts the most. Right? Fred Sr., knew it. You’ve spent your whole life proving it. You aren’t very smart. You couldn’t take the SAT on your own. What was the real score? 970? We both know you know.

Are the steroids wearing off? Is the euphoria fading? Do you feel foggy? Tired? Do you ache? How is the breathing? Hmmm. Are you watching TV today? We will have some nice surprises for you. Everyone is laughing at you. You are a joke. A splendid moron turned deadly clown.

Did you watch Martha McSally in her debate against American hero, fighter pilot, test pilot, astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly? She is so embarrassed by you. She is ashamed and full of self-loathing for the choice she made in following you over the cliff. She is in free fall now. She will lose, like most of them, because of you.

We hear from the White House and the campaign everyday. They are betraying you. They are looking to get out alive and salvage careers and their names. It’s Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner vs. Donald Trump Jr., and Kimberly Guilfoyle on the inside. They are at war over scraps and who gets to command what will be the remnants of your rancid cult.

It’s almost over now. You are the greatest failure in American history. You are the worst president in American history. Disgrace will always precede your name. Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will grow up ashamed of their names.

One day, I suppose there will be some small and not-much-visited library that bears your name. It will be the type of place where a drunk walks by, staring at the wall for a minute, before deciding it is beneath his dignity to piss on. That’s what is waiting for you.

Joe Biden is a better man. He’s smarter. He’s winning.

Do you remember when you didn’t want to name Donald Trump Jr., Donald because you were worried about him being a loser named Donald? You were right about that. He is.

But it is you who will be remembered as America’s greatest loser. You will be crushed in the election!”


  1. Steve Teller says:

    A few years ago, I would have said we shouldn’t stoop to the level of the Orange Menace, but instead take the high road. However, there is certainly a wonderful sense of catharsis to use Trump’s style of insults in analyzing him. The fact it is all true just makes it that much sweeter.

  2. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Long read but entirely worth it!

  3. The Doctor says:

    That’s an interesting concept: Naming a library after a guy that basically doesn’t read and watches Fox News all day.

    • Robert White says:

      It will be a library dedicated to Attention Deficit Disorder and Psychopathy of leadership run amok, Doc.

      And just so everyone knows I, for one, would never be above urinating on an edifice named after him.


  4. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Why Biden wins in almost a landslide?

    In one sentence: it’s a turn the page on Trump election.

  5. Mark D says:

    If there were anything ordinary about this year and this election, I would say we can safely ignore President Trump now that he is less than a month from being voted out of office.

    But this is 2020. And four years ago Senator Clinton was leading Mr Trump in the polls by 14 points. So I will just go with the fact Nate Silver, who is one of the best political prognosticators in the U.S., puts the likelihood of a Senator Biden victory at 85 percent.

    That being said, the one thing that is unlikely to happen is that ex-president Trump ends up in prison. Security would just be a nightmare. More likely, President Biden will quietly make disappear any potential investigation against his predecessor, in the interest of uniting a fractured country.

    • Observant One says:

      Except President Biden cant make state level criminal charges and verdicts go away. The odds of the Orange Buffoon and his family wearing Orange coveralls is much higher than his re-election chances…

      • Mark D says:

        Trust me, President Biden, with a lot of goodwill across the country, can decide when and where he will certain state officials to help with fundraising, or whose recommendations he will listen to with regards to key internships and federal appointments.

        Nor will any Republican state officials want to kick up too much fuss either.

    • WestGuy says:

      It may not be up to Biden. The House and Senate has more authority on such matters than the president does and they may be in a more punitive mood.
      One thing I would caution is the whole Trump Will Lose was the general consensus four years ago. It doesn’t matter what dozens of pundits think, or twitter authors or lawyers. It only matters what millions of US voters think and I guarantee we haven’t heard from enough of them to be comfortable about the preferred outcome.

      • Mark D says:

        The Senate is generally a lot more moderate than the House or the White House. There are a few members who are hard right and hard left. But the political center rules the Senate. They won’t want the headache of dealing with Trump post-election.

        As for the House? Not on Nancy Pelosi’s watch. She is way too smart and way too experienced to risk the type of division and backlash that this could entail. Moreover, she very decisively won the internal power struggle with AOC.

        So no, a Biden-Harris-Pelosi (and possibly Schumer with a thin Senate majority) are not going to allow Trump to go to jail.

        • Robert White says:

          Trump belongs in a rubber room in a Forensic Psychiatry Unit and not a jail, I agree. Compassionate leadership acting empathically would understand his inherent psychopathology and not incarcerate him in a Maximum Security Federal prison unlike Republican Party adherents would undoubtedly, methinks.


    • WestGuy says:

      Assuming the Dems hold the House and take the Senate, that is.

      • Mark D says:

        Regardless of who takes the White House (and right now Senator Biden is heavilly favoured to win, but President Trump was just as far behind in October 2016), I would be surprised if Dems did not hold or increase their majority in the House.

    • Pedant says:

      Clinton was never leading Trump by 14 points. Where are you getting your information? Her lead peaked at 7-8 points nationally in August 2016 and the race proceeded to tighten throughout September and October.

      • Mark D says:

        Time Magazine. October 26, 2016.

        Time is about as mainstream, reputable and non-partisan as one will find among U.S. popular media.


        • Pedant says:

          ONE poll! Do you know how many polls were taken in October 2016? Dozens, hundreds even. And you took one of the top 2 or 3 extreme outliers of all of them.

          Here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationwide_opinion_polling_for_the_2016_United_States_presidential_election

          In October there were several 10+ point gaps but far more in the 4-6 range and quite a few within the margin of error as well. A few even showed Trump narrowly ahead.

          The aggregate numbers were not nearly as consistently strong for Clinton as they are for Biden. Biden usually polls over 50% and minimum 7-8 points ahead aside from a few outliers.


          As an aside, interesting to note how well the final batch of polls in 2016 predicted the national popular vote outcome. In aggregate they showed Clinton +3/+4, when the actual result was Clinton +2.1.

        • William says:

          That poll was an outlier. Three other polls at the same time had her at 7-8 up.

          • Mark D says:

            It may or may not have been.

            Most polls last October showed Secretary of State of Clinton leading by a very comfortable margin.

            Until early in the morning following Election Day, President Obama requested she conceed the presidential election to Mr Trump.

            If we were talking anyone else other than President Trump, I would be in agreement that Senator Biden will be elected the next POTUS.

            However, given that this is Mr Trump we are talking about, and given his uncanny ability to survive and come back from political scandals that would have ended any career politician (except Prime Minister Trudeau), I will prudently stick to the following: Nate Silver, one of America’s top political prognosticators, currently gives Sen Biden a 85 percent chance of winning the presidential election.

  6. ablanas says:


  7. Max says:

    “More likely, President Biden will quietly make disappear any potential investigation against his predecessor, in the interest of uniting a fractured country.” Ahhhh, NO! The politicizing of the FBI and DOJ will end with Trump’s departure. Not a chance in hell Biden will continue with interfering in public institutions. Expect Trump to be charged, tried and…..

    Only chance for Trump to escape paying for his crimes is if he were to resign with a “Covid” excuse, appoint Pence as President, and voila’ – a pre-emptive pardon.

  8. Yet Another Calgarian says:

    Hilarious to see all the Dems suck up to the neocon loons running the Lincoln project. Also nice to see that part of the GOP return to their roots with the Dems.

    Quick guys Rick Wilson needs more money stat!

    The only thing concrete and good Trump may actually have accomplished is driving that lot out of the party. Hopefully for good.

    • The Doctor says:

      Yeah, because a rump Republican Party consisting of nothing but Q Anon loons, MAGAbillies, militia members, grypoers and boogaloo boys will be so much better — and eminently more electable.

    • Now all that’s left in the Republican Party are the QAnon loons.

    • William says:

      After everything we’ve seen fromTrump and his enablers, you still defend him. You are at risk of being labeled an idiot.

      • William says:

        On second reading I see you’re not a hard core Trump defender. My apologies. But you are still wrong about the Lincoln Project members. These people are the real Republicans.

  9. Jim R says:

    Enjoyed the tweet, but laughed out loud at:

    “It will be the type of place where a drunk walks by, staring at the wall for a minute, before deciding it is beneath his dignity to piss on”

  10. Gilbert says:

    I won’t predict the election result, but I doubt Joe Biden will win in a landslide. The reason is I doubt Joe Biden will win in Idaho, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virgina and Alaska, and he probably won’t win in a few other states as well.

    • The Doctor says:

      I agree — except in a total blowout, which is highly unlikely, the only two states out of the ones you list in which Biden is even competitive are Texas and Georgia. And he trails in most state polls there. Missouri and Kentucky are two other states that are basically in the bag for Trump no matter what.

      There was a good 538 podcast with Nate Silver in which he explained that even in a Biden “landslide”, there would be a pretty hard electoral college vote ceiling somewhere in the low 400s.

      • Tod Cowen says:

        I saw a good recap from Jim Geraghty of the National Review. (Yes, I read stuff from the other side. Helpful sometimes) Trump’s path to re-election is easier than one might think.

        First, take five states that he carried in 2016, and which are in play at the moment: Ohio, Florida, Arizona, Iowa, North Carolina. Last time I looked, Biden led in two, but within the margin of error. Those states plus his southern and western base states that aren’t in play add up to 259. Can he run the table in those five? All are essentially within the MOE, and we know there are going to be lots of shy Trumpers.

        Second, look at three other states that could finish it for Trump: Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Either of the first two get him over 270, and Wisconsin (alone) yields a 269-269 tie. All Trump needs is one of the three. Biden has leads outside the MOE at the moment, but he can’t lose ANY of them, if Trump wins all of the first five. Again, lots of shy Trumpers out there.

        Is Trump likely to win, given that path. Probably not, but there’s a very credible path he can follow to re-election. Ugh.

        • Mark D says:

          What has me second-guessing a sure Biden-Harris victory is the fact their campaign is running heavy ads in Oregon and Washington State.

          Additionaly there was reportedly sparse showing for the Biden over the weekend at a campaign stop in Arizona.

          I still think he is heavily favoured to win. But like you said, it no longer feels inevitable. Which may be what the Biden-Harris campaign wants since there is always a danger people will stay home if they feel Biden and Harris are headed for a blowout.

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