Chucked Up Conference Call: Schumer Says Blame it on the Tea Party


We’ve seen politicians embarrass themselves when a live microphone picks up comments not meant for public consumption. Senator Chuck Schumer D-NY, has taken it to another level. He laid out his talking points to four of his fellow Democrats on a conference call, unaware the press had already joined the call. Yeah, the brilliant New York Senator made a complete putz of himself and his party.

In his instructions to Democrats, Schumer told them to pound the message that Speaker Boehner is in a box and can’t compromise because those extreme tea partiers won’t let him.

“I always use extreme, Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use.” H/T Washington Examiner

Well, now. We know this sort of stuff goes on, but isn’t it stunning to see the bumbling Schumer admit the whole caucus is in on it. It’s sort of like hearing Goebbels say keep telling the big lie enough and the lie becomes the truth. Relax, I’m not saying Schumer’s a Nazi. I’m saying he’s dishonest. . . chronically dishonest like the whole of the Democrat party leadership.

As Mark Levin said on his radio show this afternoon, Schumer and the Democrats are promoting a lie about the Tea Party. Millions of hard working, productive Americans are under attack by the Democrats. The Tea Party isn’t extreme. The Democrat party is extreme and is hell-bent on crushing this country under a mountain of debt.

Senator Schumer has been on this message for a while. In mid-March he called for Boehner to abandon conservatives and join Democrats for a “long-term” budget. In other words, do it our way and never mind that it was we Democrats who couldn’t get a budget together in the first place.

It’s been a big, bad day for Senator Schumer. He followed up his conference call by taking to the Senate floor to claim Democrats had made an offer a week ago to meet Republicans half way on the budget. Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker Boehner said Schumer was making up “fairy tales”. He went on to say:

“At this point, the House has passed a bill to fund the government through the end of the year while cutting spending.

“The Senate has not, and Sen. Schumer’s inaccurate rants won’t change that.”

No doubt the Senator from New York will shake all this off. He has experience and enough hubris to plow his way through anything.

The country seems to be racing towards a government shutdown. We now know for sure the Democrat plan is to blame the Tea Party. What we don’t know for sure is where the American people will be if it comes to a shutdown. Will they see through the Democrat lies? Will they waffle and fold when Schumer says the mail might be late? Who will blink?
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redneck hippie
March 29, 2011 9:36 pm

We should not fear a government shutdown. In fact, I feel impatient for it to happen. Leadership has had enough time to lay their groundwork (yes, fingers are crossed).

As for the blame game, the more they keep it going, the madder America gets. 69% are still mad at government’s current policies, per Rasmussen. We just need to remind people that Democrats are in control of 2 out of 3 branches, and the the tea party is not in control of any.

March 29, 2011 9:50 pm

Texasgalt, this incident proves just how determined Democrats are to use propaganda to try to influence public opinion. That’s what this entire “word of the week” that comes from the Caucus is all about…influencing public opinion. If someone wanted to, I’m sure they could go back through various news reports and show how this same sort of propaganda technique has been used over and over and over again. Yeah, they are dishonest in it. I’d go even further than that in saying that they act like individuals who have so deceived themselves regarding their own cause that they see this… Read more »

March 30, 2011 9:50 am

There’s a funny backstory emerging on this I heard coming in to work; Schmucky stopped in mid-sentence, notified by someone he was live with reporters. Call it his “DOH!” moment.
The other Dems on the call weren’t aware the reporters had heard Schumer, and went on saying exactly what Schmucky told them to say. Colective “DOH!”