Chuck Schumer totally pwned by Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s candid thoughts on President Donald Trump got caught on a hot mic last month.

In the audio from the Senate chamber, the Democratic senator from New York spoke with an unidentified person about his dinner with Trump the previous night.

“He likes us. He likes me, anyway,” Schumer said.

By “us,” Schumer presumably meant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who was with Schumer at the dinner.

After that dinner, the Democratic leaders said they agreed to pursue a deal to protect about 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. They said the deal would include border security measures but not the president’s proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Later, of course, Trump added a pile of conditions to the supposed agreement he had made with Schumer and Pelosi.

Not only had he humiliated the country’s top two Democrats, he had done it using the very techniques outlined in his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal. The idea is that you start out by insulting your counterparts then, later, you make a tiny concession. At that point, the other side falls all over themselves in gratitude.

Worked perfectly on Chuck and Nancy.

Source: Chuck Schumer on hot mic: Trump ‘likes us’

See also Stockholm Syndrome.

Activists To Deliver ‘Spines’ To Chuck Schumer To Protest Cabinet Confirmations

They want the lawmaker to grow a spine.

“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” — Black Panther, Moonie, born-again Christian, Mormon, and Conservative Republican Eldridge Cleaver.

Source: Activists To Deliver ‘Spines’ To Chuck Schumer To Protest Cabinet Confirmations | The Huffington Post

Congress with its head up its ass — and that includes Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler

Congress recently passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) over President Obama’s veto. Senator Chuck Schumer was the Senate co-sponsor of the bill; Jerry Nadler was the co-sponsor in the House. The bill would allow Americans hurt by the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for damages.

Within a few days, Congress came to its senses and realized that the bill sucked — it would undermine the “sovereign immunity” that protects all governments including ours from being sued for the stupid stuff they do.

But did Congress say, “Whoops, we screwed up big time” ?

No way, Jose! They blamed Obama for not stopping them. Ha ha! The White House over and over warned Congress of the pitfalls of the bill and offered to work with Congress to fix it. But Congress was having none of it. Even after the Obama veto, our congressional geniuses didn’t rethink JASTA. They overwhelmingly overrode the President’s veto: the Senate override was 97 in favor, Harry Reid against, Tim Kaine and Bernie Sanders not voting; the House voted 348-77 to override.

From Abrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary:

OPPOSITION, n. In politics the party that prevents the Government from running amuck by hamstringing it.

The King of Ghargaroo, who had been abroad to study the science of government, appointed one hundred of his fattest subjects as members of a parliament to make laws for the collection of revenue. Forty of these he named the Party of Opposition and had his Prime Minister carefully instruct them in their duty of opposing every royal measure. Nevertheless, the first one that was submitted passed unanimously. Greatly displeased, the King vetoed it, informing the Opposition that if they did that again they would pay for their obstinacy with their heads. The entire forty promptly disemboweled themselves.

“What shall we do now?” the King asked. “Liberal institutions cannot be maintained without a party of Opposition.”

“Splendor of the universe,” replied the Prime Minister, “it is true these dogs of darkness have no longer their credentials, but all is not lost. Leave the matter to this worm of the dust.”

So the Minister had the bodies of his Majesty’s Opposition embalmed and stuffed with straw, put back into the seats of power and nailed there. Forty votes were recorded against every bill and the nation prospered. But one day a bill imposing a tax on warts was defeated–the members of the Government party had not been nailed to their seats! This so enraged the King that the Prime Minister was put to death, the parliament was dissolved with a battery of artillery, and government of the people, by the people, for the people perished from Ghargaroo.

The Bitemaster says it’s time that we embalm and stuff the Democrats in Congress.

Sen. Chuck Schumer flails around on the Syrian refugee question

Schumer is widely expected to become leader of Senate Democrats in the next Congress.

On Tuesday, Sen. Schumer said that temporarily rejecting Syrian refugees from entering the United States “may be necessary” in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.

On Thursday, after a national security briefing, Schumer said “What they [Executive branch terrorism experts? Left wing pundits? My cousin Vinnie?] showed us is this: There are about 2,000 refugees who have come here from Syria over the last four years. None have been arrested or deported for terrorism. None.”

Like the senator, I’m not sure where I stand on admitting Syrian refugees. But I’m just “some blogger,” not one of the most powerful members of the U.S. Senate.

Source: Top Senate Democrat: Rejecting Syrian Refugees ‘May Be Necessary’ [UPDATED] | ThinkProgress

Top executives respond to Schumer’s call

Back in November, NY Sen. Chuck Schumer said he hoped business executives would speak out more forcefully for action on the nation’s fiscal problems. “I am hopeful that with the business community’s help and with the president’s leadership, we can bring Republicans around,” Schumer said.

Well, his wishes have come true. Several wealthy executives have now come out in favor of tax increases on the wealthy. These aren’t soak-the-rich socialists, just realists who can see that balancing the budget will take cuts AND revenue.

Top Two Percent To GOP: Tax Us.