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GOP strategist: ‘Blue wave’ of Democratic victories in 2018 will be like ‘the tsunami from the movie Armageddon’

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Republican strategist and director to John McCain’s 2008 campaign Steve Schmidt said on Wednesday that Republicans should expect to get blasted by Democratic victories in 2018.

Revelations about President Donald Trump that appear in Michael Wolff’s new book, Schmidt said, show that Trump has never been qualified to hold office and his reactions to the matter aren’t helping his case.

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“This book is just one more drop in the ocean of evidence that Donald Trump is unfit to sit in the Oval Office and serve as president of the United States,” Schmidt said.

Trump’s “attacks on the rule of law and on the American justice system” and the so-called “deep state,” Schmidt said, are straight from “autocratic 101” in that he is feeding his supporters a conspiracy theory about the forces working against him, the one person who can save the country.

And Republicans in Congress, he said, are derelict in their duties by not reining in Trump’s autocratic and dictatorial tendencies, which they’ll pay a “heavy political price” for in November of 2018.

When asked about the potential for a “blue wave” of victories, Schmidt said he’s expecting something bigger than that.

“I think there’s going to be a wave election like the tsunami from the movie Armageddon’ when the asteroid hit,” said Schmidt, “one that hits the Pacific coast and doesn’t stop until it nearly covers up the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.”

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Trump and Giuliani had ties to mobsters portrayed in ‘The Irishman’

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Both President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani have ties to the mobsters depicted in Martin Scorsese’s new film, "The Irishman."

The film is based on the 2003 book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, by Charles Brandt, who paints a portrait of corrupt union bosses and hitmen who had business ties to Trump decades ago, reported Rolling Stone.

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This poisonous mindset convinced Republicans that anything is justifiable

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On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi said she asked the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to draw up articles of impeachment. Her announcement was historic, decisive and fierce due to three simple and overlooked words: once again and enemies.

This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

In using “once again,” the speaker of the House signaled that the House Democrats are prepared to expand the scope of the indictment against Donald Trump to include his complicity in the 2016 assault by Russia on the sovereignty of the American people as well as his enlisting of another foreign leader to undermine the integrity of 2020.

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Nikki Haley busted by Civil War historian after claiming the Confederate flag was once a symbol of ‘heritage’

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Former South Carolina Governor and Trump United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley on Friday stirred controversy when she claimed that the Confederate flag was once a noble symbol that only lost legitimacy once it was "hijacked" by a mass murderer.

During an interview with talk show host Glenn Beck, Haley described how she reacted after white supremacist Dylann Roof murdered nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

"Here is this guy who comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag," she said, referring to Roof. "And [he] had just hijacked everything that people thought of. We don't have hateful people in South Carolina -- there's always the small minority, that's always going to be there -- but people saw it as service and sacrifice and heritage, but once he did that, there was no way to overcome it."

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