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Schumer's Plan to Abolish the Tea Party (lengthy but brilliant article!)
americanthinker.com ^ | 1/24/14 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 01/24/2014 6:09:40 AM PST by cotton1706

The Democrats' new much-vaunted master plan for annihilating the Tea Party movement calls for aggressive class warfare, demagoguery, and lying about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Tea Party supporters, Sen. Chuck Schumer revealed yesterday.

Echoing President Obama's infamous "bitter clingers" remarks, the New York Democrat argued that Tea Party supporters are cartoonish figures who are easily ridiculed.

Invoking all the usual liberal cliches about conservatives, Schumer said the Tea Party is successor to "the Know-Nothings, Prohibitionists, Father Coughlin, and Huey Long." In other words, he believes the movement is a collection of hicks, yahoos, neo-Luddites, fascists, male chauvinists, and racists fearful of what leftist academics might call The Other.

"Tea Party adherents see an America that's not reflective of themselves, and the America they have known, and they just don't like it." They are bothered by changes in the "cultural, technological, and demographic makeup" of the nation. It angers them that "white Anglo-Saxon men are exclusively not running the country anymore."

Schumer said his fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate plan to subject the public to a massive, presumably very boring post-constitutional civics lesson from now until the congressional elections in November.

Democrats "must stop playing defense and go on offense when it comes to the need for government," Schumer said as public support for ObamaCare hit a new record low. "We must state loudly and repeatedly we believe government is often a necessary force for good."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 01/24/2014 6:09:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Saul Alinsky would be proud, as Democrats dismantle the USA using his tactics.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 6:10:56 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

Congressional TREASON ALERT! What do the other 534 members say? (crickets…)


3 posted on 01/24/2014 6:11:27 AM PST by PGalt
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To: cotton1706
A priest once said "if atheists are positive that God doesn't exist, then why to they worry so much about Him?"

Same can be send of Chuckie...if the Dems are so convinced that the TP is harmful to the GOP..they should be subsidizing it..

4 posted on 01/24/2014 6:14:27 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: cotton1706
Schumer was the key government voice justified Clinton's murder of the Branch Davidians - he is a master as villanizing his enemies, and glorifying corrupt government power. His is an insidious human being.
5 posted on 01/24/2014 6:15:45 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: PGalt

“Congressional TREASON ALERT! What do the other 534 members say? (crickets…)”

Funny how “moderates” allow a few extremists to advance their cause, without speaking up! Looks like it happens in Congress too. Alinsky Akbar!


6 posted on 01/24/2014 6:17:12 AM PST by DBrow
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To: cotton1706
In my opinion, the Tea Party's answer to the left-wing attack ought to be as follows:

Liberals are opposed to individual liberty as defined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The only real issue they have with chattel slavery in America two hundred years ago is that the slaves were privately owned.

They are all orgasmic over the idea of slavery to the state.

Democrats never pass up on opportunity to tell us why enslavement by the state is for our own protection and our own safety, because life under the anarchy that conservatives want to impose is just too risky and dangerous. We can't have any of that inhumane"on-your-own economics" that conservatives advocate.

Thereby proving that you no longer have to be black to be an Uncle Tom.

7 posted on 01/24/2014 6:21:39 AM PST by Maceman
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To: cotton1706

bfl


8 posted on 01/24/2014 6:23:53 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: cotton1706

Schumer will say that uber-wealthy conservative donors have used the grassroots anger born out of the 2008 financial collapse and the election of President Barack Obama to serve their interests. And he’ll say that the interests of the average grassroots Tea Party member and the donors are fundamentally different.

“However there is a glaring weakness — one very weak link in the Tea Party’s armor — which is an inherent contradiction within the Tea Party that I believe can be exposed to greatly weaken their hold on the policy debate,” Schumer will say, according to prepared excerpts of his speech provided to Business Insider by a Senate aide.

“The fundamental weakness in the Tea Party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the Tea Party elite, plutocrats like the Koch Brothers want and what the average grassroots Tea Party follower wants.”

Schumer will propose a few steps for Democrats:

Schumer will argue that too often, Democrats have allowed the conservative wing of the Republican Party to make government the “bogeyman.” “We must state loudly and repeatedly that we believe government is often a necessary force for good,” Schumer will say.
He will say that Democrats should hammer home his first point of emphasis in 2014 by focusing on specific examples of government aid that benefits the average American family. Medicare, government-built highways and water and sewer lines, and government support for education are some examples he’ll cite in his speech.
Schumer plans to hammer the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, the case that allowed unlimited corporate and special-interest group spending to influence elections. Schumer will say that Democrats need to “address the damage” done by the decision, though both parties benefitted from so-called “Super PACs” in the 2012 election.
Schumer will propose electoral reform in the form of two-party primaries across the nation. California, Washington state, and Louisiana currently have this type of primary. Schumer will say that type of system would filter out “hard-right” candidates and help advance moderate Republicans. “The way to lessen the grip of the tea party on the electoral process would be to do what a handful have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote and the top two vote-getters then enter a runoff,” Schumer will say.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chuck-schumer-plan-destroy-tea-173302390.html


9 posted on 01/24/2014 6:25:38 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Maceman

What America needs is jobs.

American jobs.

Liberty isn’t the entire question. Sure liberty is critical, but we need financial success.

American needs to GROW. Right now we are importing things.

Far too many things.

Bring back American industry. And think about taxing imports.

Hate to say it, but America needs it.

We cannot continue to sell-off America.

Bring back American greatness. That means, bring back American jobs.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 6:26:16 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Right now we are importing things. Far too many things

Where I live, there is a strong liberty tradition, but there are also many - way too many - young white men with nothing to do except meth, heroin, and petty crime.

They will never be software engineers, "knowledge workers", or bankers. Their Dads were farmers, factory hands, and laborers.

If we don't have work for them, it doesn't matter how cheap the sh*t at WalMart is.

11 posted on 01/24/2014 6:34:00 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: cotton1706
...(lengthy but brilliant article!)

Lengthy and brilliant - well worth the time. Thanks for posting.

12 posted on 01/24/2014 6:35:51 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: cotton1706
RE :”The Democrats’ new much-vaunted master plan for annihilating the Tea Party movement calls for aggressive class warfare, demagoguery, and lying about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Tea Party supporters, Sen. Chuck Schumer revealed yesterday.
Echoing President Obama’s infamous “bitter clingers” remarks, the New York Democrat argued that Tea Party supporters are cartoonish figures who are easily ridiculed. “

They tried that in midterm year 2010 too and it didn't work.

And then why are they going after deal making RINO Christie ?

13 posted on 01/24/2014 6:35:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

The attack on Christie needs to be strongly fought.

Not because we need Christie, the exact opposite is the case. Christie is a stooge.

But our media is out of control. We need to fight our media.

They have set the agenda in America, and we have nearly failed. China is now the biggest exporter in the world.

Enough.

Stop it. America needs to grow, and prosper, and we won’t do either as long as leftists are in control of our public discourse.

Conservatives, stand up and fight.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 6:39:49 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: cotton1706


15 posted on 01/24/2014 6:46:36 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Really now, how is that even relevant to what I wrote, or what this whole thread is about?


16 posted on 01/24/2014 6:46:59 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Maceman

I stand by that post, but not sure what happened with post 13...

:D

Please that one belongs somewhere, but not here.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 6:50:12 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

(sorry, 14)

Disregard that post please.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 6:51:03 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RE :”The attack on Christie needs to be strongly fought.
Not because we need Christie, the exact opposite is the case. Christie is a stooge.”

I miss what you are trying to get at here. We are supposed to get involved with Christies fight with Holder department?

He has his supporters in the GOP.

19 posted on 01/24/2014 6:51:27 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Well I’m not siding with Christie (though I strongly defend him)

I’ll fight him up one side and down the other.

But right now, we need to strongly defend him from what is clearly a very, very partisan WH and media.

That is the biggest issue. Our Whitehouse and our media, are arm in arm.

Have been for many, many years. Our media, and democrats. Just democrats.

Always, it is the media, and democrats. I am sick of it.

America needs a free press.

We have the furthest thing from that, now.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 6:55:12 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: cotton1706

Schmucky will mouth off and be pretty much a pest but outside of New York city he’s nothing more than any other dem. When will the northeast come to their senses....when!!


21 posted on 01/24/2014 6:58:07 AM PST by ontap
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To: sickoflibs

We need to fight and destroy the left wing media. They shape the thinking of the sheeple and low information voters. Not sure how to do it though...


22 posted on 01/24/2014 6:58:29 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: cotton1706
those Washington politicians and bureaucrats who created all this government to benefit themselves are to blame for all of your ills and anxieties."

Wow! Truth from Chuck-you Schumer - didn't think he could find it even by accident.

Once passed, the Sixteenth Amendment turned our republican form of government into a criminal enterprise.

Of course it soon became populated by the most wily of criminals.

The common man realizes that he/she is now a slave to a criminal class (thieves, moochers, perverts) and resents it bitterly.

Death to the vermin that rule us!

23 posted on 01/24/2014 7:01:41 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Politics are just the rules - Power is the game!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
RE :”Well I’m not siding with Christie (though I strongly defend him)
I’ll fight him up one side and down the other.
But right now, we need to strongly defend him from what is clearly a very, very partisan WH and media.”

Morning Joe made an insightful comment on this one morning.

He recalled how up to 2008 the MSM and Dems built up John McCain into the great reasonable bipartisan Republican hopeful until he got the nomination, soon after that happened they turned against him to bring him down as a Doctor Jeckle turned Mr Hyde mean extremist..

In the case of Christie they are going after him 2+ years early with this witch hunt.

As I said, these are all Obama smoke screens to divert from all his scandals.

24 posted on 01/24/2014 7:02:49 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: thesearethetimes...

And so it begins.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 7:04:34 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: bigtoona
RE :”We need to fight and destroy the left wing media. They shape the thinking of the sheeple and low information voters. Not sure how to do it though.”

That's kind of like the frustration over US jobs going overseas and not coming back, we would love to just stop it but no-one ever figures out a way how to do it, without breaking something else.

26 posted on 01/24/2014 7:06:16 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I really fail to see why we should expend so much capital on Christy. He’s reaping what he sewed.. personally I don’t believe he did not know about what happened. He’s a loud mouth bully perfectly capable of dirty tricks. Just say the we expend all that effort and the dems come up with the smoking gun(which I personally believe they already have) what’s the next step? Christy will throw the conservative movement under the bus at the first opportunity....let him get his self out of this fix!!


27 posted on 01/24/2014 7:07:47 AM PST by ontap
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To: cotton1706

Every despot needs a chucky schumer. Hitler probably had one.


28 posted on 01/24/2014 7:13:18 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: cotton1706
Father Coughlin

Schumer is a despicable and stupid man. Father Coughlin was a LEFTY. He attacked Roosevelt for not moving to socialism faster than he did.

29 posted on 01/24/2014 7:16:48 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: cotton1706
Schumer "Government is often a necessary force for good" ....Mr. Schumer the issued is what "good" you define as "necessary" and what level of "force" you say is required...
30 posted on 01/24/2014 7:19:53 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: cotton1706

Kingfish was a Demon Rat.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 7:20:30 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: tophat9000

And the leftist assumption, even among those who don’t consider themselves to be elite,

is that those who wield such power are morally and intellectually capable of doing so with fully benign intent.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 7:21:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cotton1706
"We must state loudly and repeatedly we believe government is often a necessary force for good."

Judging from the latest polling they're doing a really crappy job of convincing anyone of that.

Even amongst those wanting government to do more, the opinions of them range from at best being incompetent, to at worst malevolent.


33 posted on 01/24/2014 7:21:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706

Rubio “The rube” rubbed elbows with this crap weasel.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 7:26:09 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: clearcarbon
Every despot needs a chucky schumer. Hitler probably had one.

I believe that was Goebbels.

35 posted on 01/24/2014 7:28:52 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cotton1706
Quite a number of conservatives, and conservative groups are being targeted by a politicized IRS, Justice Dept., and EPA recently.

The 0bama regime makes Nixon look like a Boy Scout.

I wonder when critical mass will be reached?

5.56mm

36 posted on 01/24/2014 7:29:48 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Hardastarboard
Schumer is a despicable and stupid man. Father Coughlin was a LEFTY.

Huey Long too....

37 posted on 01/24/2014 7:29:51 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cotton1706

Yeah, sure, right. SARC.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 7:39:29 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: M Kehoe

It is happening as we post.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 7:40:04 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Publius

The revolt is now starting.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 7:40:51 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cotton1706

Is Chucky Christian?


41 posted on 01/24/2014 7:43:20 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Focus like a lazer beam.

Right now we need to save America.


42 posted on 01/24/2014 7:48:37 AM PST by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: Iron Munro

bump


43 posted on 01/24/2014 8:01:07 AM PST by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: cotton1706; txrefugee; PGalt; ken5050; Fido969; DBrow; Maceman; gattaca; ilovesarah2012; ...
And the leftist assumption, even among those who don’t consider themselves to be elite, is that those who wield such power are morally and intellectually capable of doing so with fully benign intent.

This is part of the indoctrination of the school-system, which teaches something I call appeal to self-authority.

  1. People in authority would not be there if they were not good.
  2. Therefore, their position of authority is proof of their goodness.
  3. Because of this goodness, the power an authority uses is good.
  4. Therefore, to disagree with [or disobey] an authority is proof of your evilness.
  5. Implicit: I am an authority; to contradict me is evil, no matter the situation.
This is something that the statists very much desire ingrained in the people: for then they can simply assert that opposition to their god, the state, is evil. What better way to get the population controlled then to so embed the ideas into them that they police their fellow citizens?

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44 posted on 01/24/2014 8:51:55 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cotton1706
The Tea Party needs to build a dossier of every Rat, so that they can immediately reply with the corruption of the Rat accuser.
45 posted on 01/24/2014 11:29:23 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: OneWingedShark

That’s as Orwellian as it gets... thanks for sharing OneWinged..

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People in authority would not be there if they were not good.
Therefore, their position of authority is proof of their goodness.
Because of this goodness, the power an authority uses is good.
Therefore, to disagree with [or disobey] an authority is proof of your evilness.
Implicit: I am an authority; to contradict me is evil, no matter the situation.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 5:18:10 PM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: OneWingedShark

THanks VERY MUCH for the ping back to the thread. OUTSTANDING POST/ANALYSIS BUMP! Thanks for the links/your work.


47 posted on 01/24/2014 6:07:26 PM PST by PGalt
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To: cotton1706

bkmk


48 posted on 01/26/2014 11:14:23 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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