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."
Someone must have finally told Schumer that the media were listening and he stopped talking midsentence.
Here's a bit more of what he said about House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, according to my notes.
"The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful negotiations," Schumer said on the call. "The only way we can avoid a shutdown is for Boehner to come up with a reasonable compromise and not just listen to what the Tea Party wants. "
LOL..Sounds like Schumer is trying to be the new Ezra Klein of Journ-O-list fame!! FAIL!!!
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:45 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:33 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Good for them! It IS the truth,after all, about the Republican cuts being EXTREME. Bunch of cheap, selfish , greedy people who want to keep all the money at the top and let the middle class and lower class die off.
Can you say, "Alinshy tactic number 5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." You learned your lesson well, young grasshopper.
So, minnisota-mean, I guess you would rather steal what belongs to people than have people earn their money?
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:49 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:18 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:43 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 8:11 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by May-20 at 8:36 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Oh, I forgot. Finally, some transparency! I've been waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Who would have believed it would be Schumer. Isn't he the one who named the 3 branches of gov't - the Congress, the Senate, and the president!!!!!!
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:52 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 8:53 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Next question overall
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