Schumer’s Open-Mic Moment

by Ryan on March 29, 2011

in Economy,Media,Media Bias,Politics

This story is definitely worth echoing.  This morning New York Senator Charles Schumer got on a conference call with four other Senators without realizing that the press was already there listening to their rehearsal.  The unscripted message heard by reporters?  Blame Boehner for a failure to compromise saying he is tied too closely to the Tea Party (I wish!), use the word “extreme” (which he admits is one of his favorites) whenever possible, etc.

While this kind of unscripted/open-mic moment is one that we expect from partisans trying to get on the same page when criticizing their opponents, these are times when playing partisan games with our fiscal future can actually hurt the nation in the long-run.  It seems that Schumer and crew aren’t interested in fixing our problems, but can’t wait to play the old blame-game before negotiations really even start!  In a lot of ways it’s very sad, as well as dangerous.

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Felix Slette March 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Schumer is just another loser liberal.


thebardofmurdock March 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Senator Charles Schumer: God of War
With apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley, author of Ozymandias

I met a well-known pundit in D.C.
Who said: Within the Senate leadership
There is against us and our liberty,
One man who carries in his iron grip
The life and death of legislative acts
And temper to destroy, instead of lose,
All those whose voice and vote he feels he lacks
Or those who would his dark demands refuse.
And on his ornate Senate office door
In Latin script of longhand does appear:
“My name is Charles Schumer, God of War:
My bidding do, or I your name will smear.”
And so has he defamed the GOP
With calumny discharged both night and day,
As those uncompromising and extreme:
For they would budget what we can repay.


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