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Schumer offers Democrats a strategy to defeat tea party
CBS News ^ | January 23, 2014 | Walt Cronkite

Posted on 01/23/2014 3:47:00 PM PST by mdittmar

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D- N.Y., laid out a Democratic strategy to combat the tea party in a speech Thursday saying his party has failed to respond to the tea party argument that the government is a major cause of Americans' problems. 

Schumer said the biggest challenge facing America today is the declining middle class, so Democrats should focus their efforts on showing Americans ways in which the government can support the middle class.

"The tea party elites, with little rebuttal, have been able to make government the bogeyman," Schumer said during a speech at the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. "They have convinced too much of America that government is the explanation for their ills."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: teaparty
Darn Tea Party;)
1 posted on 01/23/2014 3:47:00 PM PST by mdittmar
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Schumer offers Democrats a strategy to defeat tea party

They change their name to "The Big Brother Communist Party" and admit that they are for total income confiscation and authoritarian control....cradle to grave?

2 posted on 01/23/2014 3:49:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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Very convienient Chuck, but the tea party has little
to do with it. Government itself has convinced Americans
that it is the problem.
Nice try though, smuck.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 3:50:48 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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You can’t use Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class.

You can’t do it.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 3:52:04 PM PST by Tzimisce
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Interesting that he thinks the Democrats need a strategy to defeat the “dead” Tea Party.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 3:52:18 PM PST by Maceman
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To: mdittmar

I thought the “Life of Julia” was exactly that.

Maybe Chuck doesn’t surf the net.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 3:54:33 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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Delusional Dems. Tea Party “elite”? HA HA HA HA HA HA

Hey Chuckie Schmuckie - the Tea Party IS the middle class you moron.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 3:54:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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“The tea party elites...”

So wait, am I a toothless hick, or a wealthy elite?

I’m both, Chuckie Baby. And I’m everywhere. Boo!


8 posted on 01/23/2014 3:55:51 PM PST by ToastedHead
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"The tea party elites, with little rebuttal, have been able to make government the bogeyman"

Government itself, by its own actions, is making the anti-government case. Beating on the Tea Party won't fix that for you, Chucky.

9 posted on 01/23/2014 4:00:27 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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"The tea party elites,"

ROTFLMAO! Coming from a lifelong member of the DC political class. These folks sure look like rich and powerful "elites" to me...

I guess spinning the TEA Party as ignorant, racist, knuckle-dragging Kluxers didn't work, so now we're the Koch brothers.

10 posted on 01/23/2014 4:00:43 PM PST by Hugin
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Darn Tea Party “Elites” - career rabble rousers living fat off of the peeps.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 4:01:23 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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12 posted on 01/23/2014 4:02:39 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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Chuck U. Schumer is working hand in hand with Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell, eh?

Wonder who is the pivot man?


13 posted on 01/23/2014 4:03:58 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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From the referenced article:
Schumer's examples included:
  1. raising the minimum wage,
  2. assisting with college affordability,
  3. investment in national infrastructure,
  4. promoting equal pay for women,
  5. and ensuring America has fair trading relationships and isn't exploited by countries like China.

The problem with Constitution-ignoring federal “leaders” like Sen. Schumer is the following. Note that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, particularly Section 8 of Article I, the specific power to address the first four items in Shumer’s list as to how the federal government can “help” the middle class.

14 posted on 01/23/2014 4:07:24 PM PST by Amendment10
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“focus their efforts on showing Americans ways in which the government can support the middle class.”

Raise their taxes! That ought to do it.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 4:08:50 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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“Schumer Offers Democrats A Strategy To Defeat” - Tea Party

There....fixed it.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 4:14:09 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Schmucky offers the following:

* raising the minimum wage,
* assisting with college affordability,
* investment in national infrastructure,
* promoting equal pay for women, and
* ensuring America has fair trading relationships and isn't exploited by countries like China.

Rinse and repeat is what Schmuck offers. These are the same additives used in the last election cycle and the ones before that.

But here's the focus group issue that likely scored in creating the most distraction away from F&F, Behghazi, NSA, IRS, Obamacare, Syria, Iran.....

Schumer said that focusing on middle-class incomes and jobs should be a key component of the Democrats' strategy for the 2014 midterm elections in November. "The issue of middle-class incomes and jobs and what to do about them will dominate the 2014 election," Schumer argued. "The issue of the deficit, and of Obamacare, will be less important in determining who wins these elections."

This is a rehash of the divide and conquer tactic that allows democrats to create a smoke screen of class warfare. It's all they got.

If the Stupid Party had a dose of smarts they would counter Schmuck with the fact that the person in the oval office has had more than 5 years to provide a business friendly environment for creating good paying jobs but has accomplished nothing save enrich the Beltway ruling class.

And Schmuck should be made a poster boy for 'excuse making'.

Hey Schmuck! You're full of excuses! Always trying to shift blame to someone else, shirk responsibility and never own up to your failures as a member of Congress.

17 posted on 01/23/2014 4:23:04 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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I don’t understand....they keep saying the Tea Party is dead....but somehow that Constitution-hating Schumer still thinks they need a strategy to defeat this dead movement....


18 posted on 01/23/2014 5:20:29 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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There is no such thing as “The TEA party”. T.E.A. is an acronym meaning “Taxed Enough Already” and is an independent political movement composed of hundreds of various groups throughout the country dedicated to lower taxes and smaller non intrusive government.

The socialist/communists which control the democrat in name only party and their cohorts in the print and visual media working in bi-partisanship with opponents in the Republican party have sucessfully demonized this movement. Associating the initials composing the acronym T.E.A. with the beverage or drug made with some call tea. Because those belonging to the T.E.A. movement are against government waste and expansion which both groups support.

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19 posted on 01/23/2014 5:56:13 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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fta : “The tea party elites,...
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What elites? The TEA Party is a grassroots movement of citizens.

Schumer is slimey in everything he does.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 6:05:01 PM PST by octex
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The American communist party parading around as the party who cares about you


21 posted on 01/23/2014 6:35:28 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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The author is “Walt Cronkite”!?

???


22 posted on 01/23/2014 7:13:49 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Chucky, are you going to ban the Tea Party? I know it isn’t to have the Dems become more CONSERVATIVE!


23 posted on 01/23/2014 7:56:42 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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"Schumer said the biggest challenge facing America today is the declining middle class"

The limousine liberal speaks.

I doubt many of his major campaign contributors fall into the category of the middle class....
24 posted on 01/23/2014 7:59:44 PM PST by indthkr
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bookmark


25 posted on 01/23/2014 9:06:33 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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Who are the “Tea Party Elites” and why is Schumer so
determined to usurp the rising American citizen defenders of the Constitution?


26 posted on 01/23/2014 11:18:41 PM PST by clearcarbon
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