Not Really A Surprise

Everyone already knew that Chuck Schumer is an ego-maniacal demagogue who is a fairly petty politician, even by New York standards.  Now we have some clear evidence of this fact:

Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, began to instruct his fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.

After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, Thomas R. 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 to cut spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John A. 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.

Granted this is nothing more than a peak inside the talking points maneuvering that we all know goes on behind the scenes, but it’s kind of funny to see the arrogant one make a public gaffe like this.

Democracy in action, baby.

14 Responses to Not Really A Surprise

  • Kurt says:

    We used to say that the most dangerous place in Washington was between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera. Now its between a TEA Party freshman and the forms for them to sign up for their government health insurance. hahahaha!!!!!

  • Jay Anderson says:

    Har de har, Kurt.

    Yeah, we get it. Tea Party freshmen signing up for the insurance program offered as part of their job benefits is worse than Chuck Schumer admitting to routinely lying about his political adversaries.

  • Paul Zummo says:

    We used to say that the most dangerous place in Washington was between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera. Now its between a TEA Party freshman and the forms for them to sign up for their government health insurance. hahahaha!!!!!

    Crickets.

    I really hope you haven’t quit your day job for a career in comedy.

  • Phillip says:

    Rim shot!

    Someone, take Kurt. Please!

    No, seriously folks, Kurt doesn’t get any respect. The other day he was explaining dialectical materialism and his friends said, “No thanks, we have headaches.”

    Rim shot!

  • T. Shaw says:

    “Mr. Reid, your record on spending in the Senate is one of failure,” says the letter, written by Arkansas Rep. Rick Crawford. “You have failed to pass a budget, failed to restrain spending, and failed to put our country on sound fiscal footing. We do not accept your failure as our own. The American people did not send us here to fail.”

    A poll from Quinnipiac of over 2,000 registered voters nationwide puts Obama’s approval at 42%, the lowest in any Q-poll for Obama, with 48% disapproving. His re-elect number is lower.

    That my fellow New Yorkers keep sending dishonest hacks like Schumer to the Congress says more about New Yorkers than about Schumer.

    I know: I’m an anti-semite and a racist.

  • Donna V. says:

    Yep Joe, compared to Chuckie Schumer even Al “the mouth” D’Amato looks like Edmund Burke!

    So does Bella “the hat” Abzug – remember her?

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