US Senate minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada will not run for re-election in 2016 opening the door for a new Democrat leader in the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.
Charles “Chuck” Schumer, the Democrat from New York City, is that new leader and he is one of most leftist partisans in the Senate. He epitomizes everything that is wrong with the Democrat party.
Once a global powerhouse, 70 years of socialist thievery have left New York state and New York City mere shadows of their former selves, with astronomical taxes, a shrinking economy and a fleeing population. But one thing is growing in New York – the proportion of poor, sick, dependent and elderly. And Schumer is a classic example of why this has happened. He is a jackboot machine politician who has carried water for the far-left aspirations of the Democrat party for decades.
Schumer was elected to the US Senate in 1998. He is considered the biggest media hog in the entire federal government. Republican US senator Bob Dole once quipped that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Charles Schumer and a television camera.” In other words, Schumer is your classic modern-day Democrat.
Schumer is reported to have scored a perfect 1600 score on his high school SAT and then went on to Harvard. Thus we can be sure that he knows nothing about how the country really works.
Schumer is a big-time leftist on just about every subject imaginable. He is tight with the left-wing Wall Street money machine. But now he is talking about how the Democrats need to focus on the middle class. What a joke. Democrat party policies have destroyed the middle class, as always happens under socialism. Excessive taxes, overregulation, a huge government bureaucracy, costly and ineffective “green” energy, an anti-family and anti-marriage agenda, a foul-mouthed and prejudiced entertainment industry, a radical university system and more, these all have combined to ruin a decent middle class.
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post wrote a commentary called ‘Why Chuck Schumer is exactly who Democrats need’ This is a stunning piece of agitprop. Here are excerpts from Milbank’s commentary with a Nikitas3.com comment after each.
Milbank writes: Harry Reid blessed Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader when Reid retires in 21 months. Schumer is likely to become his party’s de¬ facto leader long before that… This is a welcome development for a Democratic Party sorely in need of a competent strategist at the top. The Obama White House, and to a lesser extent Democratic congressional leaders, have been guilty of felony message-bungling in recent years. And Schumer, who introduced a campaign-style war room to Democrats’ legislative operation in the Senate four years ago, has the sort of discipline that has eluded his party. Nikitas3.com comment: No, it is not the message that is bungled. It is Democrat policies that have failed miserably, as they always do. And the Democrats have had the most competent strategists in history, using every devious tactic in the book like stealing elections and using the IRS against conservatives, and still Democrats are losing power nationwide in a big way. Obama is the last big prize that they have. (To read about Republican/conservative ascendancy, read the paragraphs at the bottom of this commentary.)
Milbank writes: Reid is a master parliamentarian and is well liked by his caucus. But he’s a weak strategist and dealmaker — and a serious liability when he opens his mouth. A top performer on the Professional Gaffe Association tour, Reid is the one who blurted out that George W. Bush was a “loser” and a “liar,” Alan Greenspan a “hack,” Clarence Thomas an “embarrassment,” the war in Iraq “lost,” Capitol tourists smelly, his aides “fat,” and then-candidate Barack Obama a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” The former boxer and lifetime pugilist likened opponents of Obamacare to slaveholders and falsely alleged that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years. Nikitas3.com comment: If a Republican said anything like this, he would be put into a media kangaroo court and forced to resign. Instead Reid has been portrayed as a wise Senate leader.
Milbank writes: After (Schumer) led the Democrats’ campaign to take control of the Senate in 2006 and to expand their majority in 2008, he responded to the Republican gains in the 2010 election by taking over the Democratic Policy Committee, setting up a legislative war room on the third floor of the Capitol where four Reid staffers and three Schumer staffers coordinated the Senate Democrats’ message. The New Yorker’s goal: to find themes that would unify the caucus, from (Elizabeth) Warren on the left to Joe Manchin on the right. Nikitas3.com: What a fraud. The whole Democrat party is on the far left with Obama and Warren and Schumer. Manchin, from West Virginia, is one of the few non-leftists remaining in the party.
Milbank writes: Schumer infuriated White House officials last year when he said in an appearance at the National Press Club that Democrats focused on the “wrong problem” when they passed Obamacare … and in retrospect he was correct: Had Democrats done more for the economy first and attacked health care in smaller pieces, they likely could have achieved more lasting gains on both without losing their majorities. Nikitas3.com comment: Just like we conservatives urged over and over and over – forget about Obamacare and get the economy moving. Now we have a crippled Obamacare and a crippled economy, the worst of both worlds. Just as we expected from Obama and his friend Schumer.
Now here are a few paragraphs about the ascendancy of Republican conservatism:
Republicans today hold a huge majority in the House that is not expected to dissipate soon, possibly for decades, according to political analysts. In the 2014 midterm elections the media mantra was that Republicans would be lucky to get 51 seats in the US Senate but they coasted to 54. Other trends show Republicans on a huge political roll. They posted historical electoral routs in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections; GOP governors control 31 out of 50 states, and 24 states where Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the state legislature (for Democrats that number is only 5); all of the successful economic states are Republican dominated; successful economic reforms are being instituted by Republican governors in traditionally liberal states like Michigan and Wisconsin; in 2014 even Massachusetts elected a Republican governor, and Vermont almost did so; while Obama’s economic failure is pointing to change for 2016. To add insult to injury for Democrats, Washingtopost.com reported after the election this past November:
Republican gains extended to state legislative chambers as well. Before Election Day, the GOP controlled 59 of 98 partisan legislative chambers across the country. … preliminary results (from election day) showed Republicans had won control of both the Nevada Assembly and Senate, the Colorado and Maine Senates and state House chambers in Minnesota, New Mexico, West Virginia and New Hampshire. That would give the (Republican) party control of 67 chambers, five more than their previous record in the modern era, set after special elections in 2011 and 2012. (end of Washingtonpost.com excerpt)
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