Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Charles Schumer, at least, knows whether or not his own foot is tasty:
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.
Having done so so many times, he knew beforehand.
It's a tossup between him and Harry Waxman as to which one of them makes me more queezy when I see him on TV. Both of them are slimeballs of the first water.
More transparency. We have known for a long time that politicians coordinate their message to try to shape the way we think. Which leads me to wonder...
Why can't they balance the budget? Why won't they do what is important? If they spent half the energy used in trying to control the message on actually balancing the budget, it would be balanced.
Dont expect to hear this from the talking dummieheads or see this on the front pages of the NEW YORK SLIMES,WASHINGTON COMPOST,ATLANTA URINAL/CONSTIPATION,CHICAGO TRASHBIN or BOSTON BLOB becuase this involves a liberal demacrat
Why can't they balance the budget? Because America doesn't want them to do so. I want them to, you want them to, and many others here and on other righty blogs think it's the most important problem we face, but a huge number of Americans (and maybe a majority) think otherwise.
If Schumer's voters thought it important to balance the budget, he'd be in favor of it. He's a politician before he's an ideologue, and that makes him different from lots of people in Congress. Waxman, for example, is an ideologue and so are lots of the other Democrats. The House is loaded with lefty nutcases, who could care less about the Constitution, the future of the country or freedom and individual rights. They don't even care about getting re-elected, really. Has the November result changed them, at all? No.