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Schumer Suggests 'Electoral Reform' As Way to 'Lessen the Grip of the Tea Party'
CNSNews ^ | 1/24.2014 | Susan Jones

Posted on 01/24/2014 9:51:25 AM PST by rktman

Although the tea party's influence is "undeniable," it is not inevitable -- and it must be crushed for the good of the nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) argued in a long political speech on Thursday.

"They've won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans," he complained.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: asshats; demrinopincer; electoralreform; extremists; rinodempincer; schumer; teaparty
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WOW! Just WOW! Don't know where chucky gets his info (well, we do know) but even the gop-e denies the Tea Party has much sway. HUH? Either the Tea Party is bringing the country down(?) or they are a tiny blip on the screen. I'm kinda thinkin' chucky needs to be crushed. Ya gotta love the party of tolerance, love and equality.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 9:51:25 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Chuck U is an evil SOB. New York politicians for the most part are snail poop.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 9:52:20 AM PST by madison10
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To: rktman

crushed for the good of the country.

Whose country?

Nazi Germany?

Chuckie, be careful.. your holster is showing..


3 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:18 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: rktman

Well, one thing’s for sure - they really don’t believe that the Tea party movement is fading.

They wouldn’t expend this much energy and government policy to destroy it if it were.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:21 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: rktman

This is what treason looks and sounds like.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:29 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: rktman

“They’ve won elections, stymied Democratic priorities”

What???? How dare they!!! What do they think this is? A free country?


6 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:47 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: rktman
I'm sure the Democrats in the 1850s felt the same way about the Republicans. They could work with the Whigs, but what could they do to keep these radical Republicans from rocking the boat?
7 posted on 01/24/2014 9:53:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: rktman

We tea partiers must be doing something right————


8 posted on 01/24/2014 9:54:08 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: rktman

Chuck Schumer: “Single Party Rule is the only way!”


9 posted on 01/24/2014 9:54:58 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: rktman

“sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans,”

Really, name a single program the government has reduced and point to a single cost cutting to any program.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 9:55:08 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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11 posted on 01/24/2014 9:55:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lowbridge

Yeah! They’re interfering with the democratic process by using the democratic process. How dare they.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 9:55:15 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

ANY resistance to the party’s will, MUST be crushed.
The only problem for them was before now, they didn’t
have leadership ruthless enough.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 9:56:18 AM 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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To: edcoil
Why won't anyone speak up for the tens of millions of people who are forced to fund these programs at the point of a gun?

Lets see the greasy bastard defend that.

14 posted on 01/24/2014 9:56:35 AM PST by skeeter
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To: MrB

Well, one thing’s for sure - they really don’t believe that the Tea party movement is fading.

They wouldn’t expend this much energy and government policy to destroy it if it were.


Some perspective: When was the last time you saw them getting their panties in a bunch over the libertarian party?

;-)


15 posted on 01/24/2014 9:57:22 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: rktman

Typical liberal.

If they cannot win they want to change to rules so that they have a chance to win.

Liberals will do what ever it takes to win and will undoubtably stand in the way of efforts to reform the Electoral College.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 9:57:28 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: rktman

Free elections are the problem.....yeah, that’s the ticket.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 9:57:44 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: rktman
They've won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans," he complained.

Sounds as though Schmuckie Shoomer believes the Tea Party to be more powerful than his own party. Who knew we were so hazardous to his political health? ;-)
18 posted on 01/24/2014 9:58:09 AM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: lowbridge

He gets his talking points from the Nazis handbook, we must have only one party. He is defiantly dangerous.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:03 AM PST by ully2
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To: rktman

I’ve got a better Idea: We first help all actual conservative New Yorkers to move, then we set Dynamite at the boarder with Pennsylvania, etc. and blow it.

Canada can have this drivel that isn’t welcome to all Americans.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:12 AM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: rktman
Schumer Suggests 'Electoral Reform' As Way to 'Lessen the Grip of the Tea Party'

The Tea Party has a grip?

21 posted on 01/24/2014 9:59:52 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: rktman

The Tea Party is a counter revolution to the counter revolution of American Communism, and it scares the hell out of the left, as well as ineffective Republicans.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 10:01:33 AM PST by pallis
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To: basil

“We tea partiers must be doing something right————”

It all comes down to money. If the FedGov were to shrink and have less influence, morons like Schumer/libs and the GOPe have less cash to line the pockets of various subverts across the nation. That includes these idiot Reps and Senators. They cannot let something stupid like a balanced budget and national debt get in their way.

The idiots (to them) in the Tea Party made the budget a rather hot topic in the national debate. They profit too much off taxpayer’s hard work and can’t let no stinking peon tell them what to do with “their” money!!!! For their own good, they have got to silence this voice of reason as it’ll cost them dearly ... not so much in the ballot box, but in their own pockets!


23 posted on 01/24/2014 10:01:43 AM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Milton Miteybad

While eating (yes, I actually consumed food while reading the article) it occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, chucky’s been inbibing in some sizzurp or purple drank. Out of the mouths of idiots.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 10:02:26 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: madison10
don't insult, the snails..
the pols. are much lower.

25 posted on 01/24/2014 10:03:17 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rktman

He’s delusional - what programs have been “sledge hammered”?
If only...


26 posted on 01/24/2014 10:03:47 AM PST by utford
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To: rktman

Chuck needs to be voted out.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 10:04:08 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: cuban leaf

ONLY to use a libertarian candidate as a “Shill” to STEAL some election, ALA VIrginia...


28 posted on 01/24/2014 10:05:57 AM PST by Rca2000
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To: madison10

I cannot express my thoughts about Schumer without being banned.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 10:06:17 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Alex Murphy

The Tea Party has a grip?


Listen carefully: he just accidentally admitted a TEA tsunami in November.

There’s a reason we aren’t hearing much polling about the mid-terms: the results would moralize and encourage TEA.

His internal polling must have the RATS shaking with fear.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 10:06:26 AM PST by txhurl
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To: rktman

Look carefully at the language. The TP is a grass roots movement of the people. It is anti big government, pro low taxes, vigorously Constitutional. Politicians like Schumer who wish to “crush” this movement are tyrannical and totalitarian. Their ilk need to be crushed if our nation is to survive as a constitutional republic.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 10:07:37 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: MrB

internal polling must be really really bad .. for them.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 10:07:58 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: rktman

The left is going crazy, even when they are in power, and I’m sure this rant came from the top, which means something is brewing.....


33 posted on 01/24/2014 10:09:02 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: madison10
New York politicians for the most part are snail poop.

Nope. Lower than that. So low that snail poop looks like stardust.

34 posted on 01/24/2014 10:12:33 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman

Schumer is scared to death that he may lose actual control of the senate. He controls all of the democrats and a slew of republicans.

There are 21 democrat senate seats up for grabs in November, 5 of which are retirements, 11 of which are freshmen, and 2 others are vulnerable.

In addition, real conservatives could possible replace Schumer Republicans in KY, GA, NE, MS, SC, TX, and TN. And he could count on Coburn in OK sometimes.

He is very, very worried that the United States Senate will be a far more conservative body next January!


35 posted on 01/24/2014 10:14:16 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: JSDude1
Canada can have this drivel that isn’t welcome to all Americans.

What did Canada ever do to you to wish them such a fate?

36 posted on 01/24/2014 10:14:43 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman
The most laughable conceit of the libs like Schumer is that if it were not for the Tea Party, millions of rock-ribbed conservatives would be praising Obama and his leftist policies to the heavens. These tools actually believe that.

In reality, the growth of the Tea Party directly corresponds to the outrage felt by conservative Americans to Obama's leftism. The left pretends to not understand this.

37 posted on 01/24/2014 10:15:18 AM PST by driftless2
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To: rktman

I thought Chuck said the Tea Party was dead. He should make up his mind what propaganda point he’s pushing and stick with it. BTW, Rush is demolishing this Chuck U speech on his show today.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 10:17:30 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: b4its2late

It means the Marxists realize we’re about to bust down the door.

They’re realizing they have lost THEIR grip.

How or why they ever expected to maintain their illegally-gotten grip is proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 10:19:51 AM PST by txhurl
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To: JSDude1

The vast majority of upstate New York is conservative. We should let them create their own state and then let the New York City, Westchester County and nearby parts rot in their own stew. They suck out all the life out of the rest of the state. Without them, the rest of the state could thrive on red-state policies. The Southern New York State would then have 80 percent of all the dead-beats and it would force them to cut back on services across the board.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 10:20:11 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: rktman
A warning to my fellow FReepers.

It should be becoming abundantly clear what is happening here. Liberals assume that it is their right to rule and that Tea Party patriots stand in their way.

Liberals have amped up their rhetoric which is sharply aimed at Tea Party Americans, Obama, Reid, Cuomo, Schumer. Recall Hitler did the same towards Jews.

Simultaneously, Liberals are aggressively, yet not totally openly, attacking those who stand in their way using the IRS, or subpoenaing those who transgress.

In my view, the left is deliberately working to ratchet up the rhetoric of hate and I will not be at all surprised if the Union goons or the Homosexual mafia does not soon take up physical confrontation wherein government official will avert their eyes and claim such actions were justified and no charges are to be filed.

And it will get worse from there. Be forewarned.

41 posted on 01/24/2014 10:29:51 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: rktman

I suppose Chuck’s suggestion for open primaries is for the GOP only. He wouldn’t want Republicans participating in the currently closed Dem primaries.


42 posted on 01/24/2014 10:33:08 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: madison10

If I could punch ONE Senator in the mouth it would be this turd.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 10:33:30 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Obadiah
soon take up physical confrontation wherein government official will avert their eyes and claim such actions were justified and no charges are to be filed

Already happening with the knockout "game".

44 posted on 01/24/2014 10:37:06 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: JSDude1
then we set Dynamite at the boarder with Pennsylvania, etc. and blow it.

Not so fast there sparky, that is just phase 1. Then we push to central PA and repeat leaving Eastern PA and NY to their own vices. Allegheny will fall in line once they see that.

45 posted on 01/24/2014 10:38:23 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: rktman; All

Yeah, folks, they’re BEYOND talking about this stuff...it is happening.

Dinesh D’Souza, the NSA, the IRS, executive orders, Patty Murray’s latest missive, the Democrat attorneys general REFUSING to enforce their state’s laws regarding marriage...you name it.

The Democrat party is trying...and succeeding....in their effort to dismantle Christianity, the Constitution, free market Capitalism.

What do we have to do? We have to stop it.

When do we have to stop it? Yesterday.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 10:43:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: rktman
I hope Schumer gets crushed in the next election.

Perhaps we could require an IQ above 20 for his position....

47 posted on 01/24/2014 10:58:01 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: LeonardFMason
If I could punch ONE Senator in the mouth it would be this turd.

Get in line bro, get in line.

48 posted on 01/24/2014 11:04:51 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Canada can have this drivel that isn’t welcome to all Americans.
What did Canada ever do to you to wish them such a fate?

Ha! Good one. Canada at least had the sense to elect a Conservative majority for several elections. I sure wish we had a Stephen Harper in our Senate as the majority leader!


49 posted on 01/24/2014 11:06:23 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: rktman
"They've won elections, [and] stymied Democratic priorities

Well, we will simply have to do away with all that silly 'election' stuff, huh?

50 posted on 01/24/2014 11:08:37 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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