Schumer coordinates Dem budget attack on GOP


From the Washington Examiner:

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.

Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.

He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as "extreme."

"I always use extreme, Schumer said. "That is what the caucus instructed me to use."

Which of course would also have nothing whatsoever to do with this:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to ditch members of the Tea Party and cut a deal with Democrats to avert a government shutdown. 

Reid insisted it is those GOP internal divisions that are threatening to shut down the government after April 8, in less than two weeks.

“For the sake of our economy, it’s time for mainstream Republicans to stand up to the Tea Party and rejoin Democrats at the table to negotiate a responsible solution that cuts spending while protecting jobs," he said.

Remember this from 2009?

"Chuck Schumer – Tea Party Expert"

Maybe I'm starting to suffer from SDS (that's Schumer Derangement Syndrome, not Students for a Democratic Society), but I seem to keep stumbling across articles about our esteemed Senator.  This column at Hot Air is by Jazz Shaw, who was George Phillips' campaign manager in the 2010 election.  And, yes, Chuck apparently does see himself as more knowledgeable about NYS tea party people than NYS tea party people themselves.  Typical.

Yet more nanny-statism from one (only one?) of our esteemed US Senators


Over at JammieWearingFool:

Important News: Schumer Takes on Restocking Fees

You would think a prominent United States Senator has better things to do with his time. But we're talking about the obnoxious gadfly Charles Schumer, who cannot possibly let a Sunday go by without nattering about something as insignificant as fees charged by retailers to people who return items....

The rest is here

Surely, the law of unintended consequences would never apply in this instance...would it?

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