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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Schumer Follows And Gives Anti-Tea Party Orders

Notice how Democrats have been talking lately about how Republicans in Congress are held hostage by Tea Party-backed new members?  And how for years Democrats have made sure to use the term "extremist" when referring to Tea Parties?

It's a pre-planned line of attack by the Democratic Causus, and one of the enforcers is Chuck Schumer (D-NY). 

As reported by The NY Times, not realizing the call line already was active, Schumer instructed other Democratic Senators, shortly before a live conference call, to use that mode of attack, and also admitted he makes sure to use the word "extremist" whenever possible as instructed by the Democratic Caucus (emphasis mine):
Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.

After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said, “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

A minute or two into the talking-points tutorial, though, someone apparently figured out that reporters were listening, and silence fell.

Then the conference call began in earnest, with the Democrats right on message.
And, Schumer stays on message on Twitter:

This is the same guy who called Scott Brown a "far right tea-bagger,.

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  1. So let's see if I follow the logic here. Democrats had supermajorities in both houses of Congress, and they were ousted last November because Americans disapproved of their ideas and "leadership." So the new plan is to follow these same losers' lead? Really? Good grief, I hope the GOP isn't that stupid.

  2. This is a corner that exists only because the GOP insists on painting themselves into it. All Schumer is doing is pointing out the obvious trap the GOP keeps laying for itself. Why? Because the GOP is carrying me a "Kick me hard!" sign. Nothing is more provocative to an enemy than weakness.

    So how does the GOP get out of that corner? Embrace the Tea Party! Stop worrying about what Democrats and the MSM say. Find a spine to stand for something. The winning option is being presented to you guys on a silver platter. Just say yes!

    Watching the GOP leadership is like a watching a bad performance of Hamlet. Hamlet is an annoying enough character when played correctly but insufferable when played badly.

  3. Dan Riehl linked to this American Spectator article today:


    My favorite quote:

    "...Limbaugh is a Reaganite and unless Republicans stop listening to him and start campaigning on the Statist principles that elected Presidents Dewey, Ford, Dole and McCain and re-elected President Bush 41 in 1992 the GOP is headed to certain defeat."

  4. Rush Limbaugh quoted your article on the air today. I guess he reads Legal Insurrection!

  5. Ewwwww I never knew what teabagger really meant. That is disgusting coming from a senators mouth. I did not like Schumer much before, but now I have zero respect for the man. Ewww I just can't shake the feeling of how terrible those words make me feel. Does he know how many women consider themselves tea party. Dirty disgusting pig you are Schumer.

  6. Schumer and the rest of the Dems just don't understand. If Republicans and Democrats are supposed to act the same, why have two parties?

    The Tea Party is there to remind everyone that (to borrow one of Obama's favorite expressions) "business as usual" is no longer acceptable.

    This is exactly what they were elected to do, and is exactly what they seem to be doing. Imagine that - an honest campaign promise. I do believe that is one of the signs of the Apocalypse.