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Schumer: ‘Mainstream Republicans’ Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted Cruz
cbslocal.com ^ | October 13, 2013

Posted on 10/13/2013 6:46:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The Senate has taken the lead from the House in attempting to devise a plan to reopen the government and avoid a potential default in the coming week.

Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.

“I’m cautiously hopeful, optimistic that we can come to an agreement and open up the government and avoid default based on the bipartisan meetings that are going on,” Schumer said on Face the Nation. Between President Obama, Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans, Schumer said, “There’s a will, we now have to find a way, we know the House won’t find that way, so all of it rests on our shoulders.”

The Democratic Policy Committee Chairman and member of the Senate Finance Committee said that much of the debate centers around how the parties are defining revenue and entitlement cuts. Adding that neither Democrats nor Republicans like the sequester, noting Sen. John McCain’s staunch opposition to cuts to defense.

Schieffer asked if there was something that could be given to House Speaker John Boehner in order to appease tea party and more right-wing conservative members of the house to “bring them along.”

“You hit the nail on the head, no one’s sure what will bring those people along. I think there’s a feeling amongst senate Republicans – whether it be Sen. Mcconnell, Sen. McCain, Sen. Collins – that if we can get a broad bipartisan majority to pass something in the next few days it may help crack the logjam in the House,” said Schumer.

“And of course, Speaker Boehner wouldn’t get the 40 or so people on the hard right to go along, but could get a lot of his mainstream Republicans,” continued Schumer. “I think these mainstream republicans are getting fed up with the tea party and Ted Cruz, they see where’s it’s leading them, to very low poll numbers…”

Schumer stated that some in the Senate believe that Speaker Boehner can’t lead, “but if the Senate leads, he could follow our lead.”

Schumer suggested that the government be opened for a period of time before the January sequester so that serious bipartisan discussions could continue.

He added that he hopes more centrist Republicans “break” from the more conservative faction of the party.

“When your party is doing as poorly as it has, mainly because they’ve let Ted Cruz and the Tea Party-type thinking lead them around – you break from that.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: arizona; bobschieffer; chuck357schumer; chuckschumer; chucksterschemer; johnmccain; newyork; seebs; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; upchuckschumer
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1 posted on 10/13/2013 6:46:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah? And I’m fed up with “mainstream” republicans...


2 posted on 10/13/2013 6:47:49 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m fed up with “Mainstream Republicans” acting and voting like “Mainstream Democrats”.


3 posted on 10/13/2013 6:49:07 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org -- http://defcad.org/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Isn’t that nice? Chuck Schumer is looking out for his kapos.


4 posted on 10/13/2013 6:49:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Im fed up with McCain and Graham type “Republicans” too..I am all for them just switching sides already, they know they want to


5 posted on 10/13/2013 6:49:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think Ted Cruz is doing an awesome job, Schumer. Am I a mainstream Republican? Am I a Tea Party member? Who am I, Schumer?


6 posted on 10/13/2013 6:49:59 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Notice how the terms “The Loyal Opposition” and “The Politics of Personal Destruction” are missing from Today’s Headlines?

Gee, I wonder why. cough, cough...


7 posted on 10/13/2013 6:50:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

> Yeah? And I’m fed up with “mainstream” republicans...

You prbably mean politicians period


8 posted on 10/13/2013 6:50:55 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe
How come it's always Democrats telling us how fed up the Republicans are with the Tea Party.

Were winning and the Democrats know it.

If the Republican party was self districting, the Democrats would stand silent and watch.

9 posted on 10/13/2013 6:51:17 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t you just love how the Democrats decide who is and who is not a “mainstream” Republican?


10 posted on 10/13/2013 6:51:43 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Tailgunner Joe

But most of all we’re really fed up with Chuckie Schumer.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 6:55:02 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Love it when a neo nazi tells us what were doing wrong.


12 posted on 10/13/2013 6:56:29 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So are we Chucku Schumer!


13 posted on 10/13/2013 7:00:20 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Schieffer asked if there was something that could be given to House Speaker John Boehner in order to appease tea party and more right-wing conservative members

Schieffer implying the Sudetenland?

14 posted on 10/13/2013 7:01:47 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly...

“kapo” is the operative word here...


15 posted on 10/13/2013 7:01:59 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

The democrats are marching into full on fascism and the Kapos can only scream about conservatives.


16 posted on 10/13/2013 7:03:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Our republicans”


17 posted on 10/13/2013 7:03:16 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Funny, I am fed up with Up-Chuck Schumer. We all know the most dangerous place to be on Sunday is between this Clymer and a camera. Just go away, Rat.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 7:03:20 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Chuck, let’s discuss your connection with Mexico.


19 posted on 10/13/2013 7:03:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

MSR’s is what we’re fed up with.


20 posted on 10/13/2013 7:04:13 PM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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