We've long known that Fox News "Democrat" Pat Caddell was about as Democratic as "former Clinton advisor" Dick Morris" or "Democratic strategist" Harlan Hill. But we did not know just how un-Democratic he is until just now.
In a Washington Post article this evening that states, "[Donald] Trump’s allies have been buzzing about the staff’s competence as well as the president’s state of mind," the last two paragraphs jumped out at me (emphasis added):
Pollster Patrick H. Caddell, a longtime confidant of Bannon who served in Jimmy Carter’s White House, said he was pained to watch the Trump White House struggle.
“It’s like reliving the Carter administration on steroids,” Caddell said. “This is an outsider administration being surrounded by Apache knives. Every inch of the political class and both parties are going after him. The president can’t afford in this type of environment to not execute these kinds of announcements better.
In August, Media Matters noted that Caddell had been "speaking regularly" with then campaign chief executive Stephen Bannon and that Caddell had frequently made Trump-friendly appearances on Bannon's Breitbart News radio show. But I had not realized quite how far to the right Caddell had drifted.
For a glimpse of Caddell's "Democratic" punditry on Fox, watch him gratuitously call for President Barack Obama's chief of staff and head of national security to be arrested from a December 16, 2011 Hannity show.
(Pat Caddell image via screen grab)
From the current look of him, I guess Cadell’s visitations must now be limited to the hours of darkness.
To plagiarize John Fugelsang, irony is in a cheap hotel room right now hanging itself. 💀