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Schumer: Democrats Enable Tea Party to Bash Government
The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | January 23, 2014 | Kristina Peterson

Posted on 01/25/2014 11:00:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats have long enabled the tea party movement to villainize the federal government, Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) said in a speech Thursday.

In an address at the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund, Mr. Schumer said the grassroots conservative groups won over voters by convincing them that government overreach caused their economic problems — an argument Democrats have done too little to rebut.

“When the tea party elite came in and said, ‘Government is your problem,’ we didn’t say: ‘No, it isn’t. It’s part of your solution,’” said Mr. Schumer, a member of Senate Democratic leadership. Tea party leaders, for instance, have effectively fanned anger against the government in the wake of the economic recession, bypassing the roots of the economic collapse in deregulation and lapses in oversight and glossing over the changes in technology and globalization that have wiped out some middle-class jobs, he said.

“It was a superficial but very believable theory with an easy scapegoat: those Washington politicians and bureaucrats who created all this government to benefit themselves are to blame for all of your ills and anxieties,” Mr. Schumer said. “It allowed the tea party to fill the vacuum and capture the anger that was bubbling in the land.”

Tea party leaders said voters will be reacting this year to Democrats’ big-government solution of 2010, the year the Affordable Care Act was passed....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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1 posted on 01/25/2014 11:00:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

government overreach caused their economic problems

he must mean Democrats overreach


2 posted on 01/25/2014 11:04:02 AM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"bypassing the roots of the economic collapse in deregulation and lapses in oversight and glossing over the changes in technology and globalization that have wiped out some middle-class jobs, he said. "

Pure fantasy from a Big City 'Rat.

4 posted on 01/25/2014 11:05:11 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“When the tea party elite came in and said, ‘Government is your problem,’ we didn’t say: ‘No, it isn’t. It’s part of your solution,’” said Mr. Schumer.

Mr. Schumer there are lies and then there are damn lies.

5 posted on 01/25/2014 11:05:34 AM PST by Bayard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You get more of what you focus on. Liberalism/progressivism/leftism is a toalt focus on the negative. It is an obsession with poverty, lack, hardship and misfortune. It can do nothing but increase the experience of poverty, lack, hardship and misfortune. It is all a negativity consciousness. It is the mindset and attitude of losers. Negativity rather than appreciation and gratitude that result in growth and prosperity.
Democrats are often successful in their own lives because of a postive focus but then these same people violate what made them successful and become negativity obsessed. Personal or public, negativity is deatha nd destruction. Democrates are the party of the negativity, the party of death, decay and destruction.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 11:06:41 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Schumer is a vile, hateful man I can’t understand how he gets reelected.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 11:07:15 AM PST by ully2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two words, Chuckie: “Obama Care”.

That’s how well your “government solution” works.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 11:07:35 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, I’m one of the Tea Party ELITE!
How about that?
Be afraid Chuck, very afraid.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 11:08:01 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Will someone please shove a used diaper in this idiot’s big mouth! He sounds more and more like Uncle Adolf every day.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 11:14:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Screw this out of control government just after first putting the screws to you Schumer. Talk about poetic justice, a gang of illegal Mexican Nationals gang raping Schumer, remember, the police cannot ask illegal Mexican Nationals any questions and must be released per Obummer’s executive order!

The tea party will pee on you Schumer in the 2014 elections like no other election in history!

11 posted on 01/25/2014 11:20:24 AM PST by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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12 posted on 01/25/2014 11:21:35 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Government is the enemy of freedom. You, Mr. Schumer are the enemy.


14 posted on 01/25/2014 11:30:09 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ully2

Voter fraud, or people are even dumber than they seem....possibly both.


15 posted on 01/25/2014 11:30:12 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: VRWC For Truth

don’t say trhings like that here... haven’t we got enough messaging problems?


16 posted on 01/25/2014 11:34:54 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Schumer is a hateful bastard from a block away. Keeps getting elected in a state (NY) where a Democrat would have to be caught in flagrante with a pig to be voted out.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 11:37:52 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Bayard

And right there is why Chuck Schumer (called “Schmuck” Schumer by former Senator Alphonse D’Amato) might never be able to agree with real Americans. If government is the solution, then the problem is truly grave.

And Chuck, there are no T.E.A. party ‘elites’. There isn’t even a single panel of leadership types, grass roots are like that.


18 posted on 01/25/2014 11:45:42 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: alloysteel

Chuckie and the rest of the democratic commies must be scared to death of the 2014 election. And rightly so.


19 posted on 01/25/2014 11:49:53 AM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: spawn44

If polling showed RATS doing well in Nov, we’d be sledgehammered with it.

Crickets......


20 posted on 01/25/2014 11:56:29 AM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. In the AM, proven wrong.)
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To: Inwoodian

“Keeps getting elected in a state (NY) where a Democrat would have to be caught in flagrante with a pig to be voted out.”

If the “pig” is human, it’s Clintonesque. If the “pig” is actually a pig, it’s a resume enhancer; tolerance, inclusiveness et al.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: molson209

Amen to that - it is so true! Citizens do not need the Tea Party to realize that the government has overstepped its boundaries and is now the biggest threat to our liberties.

However, thank God for the emergence of the Tea Party movement. It is long overdue!


22 posted on 01/25/2014 12:09:10 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Schumer has always been a fascist.


23 posted on 01/25/2014 12:10:03 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

- Like George Soros - Chuckie “357” Schumer is flat out a NAZI


24 posted on 01/25/2014 12:15:04 PM PST by devolve ("He's just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." "Barry of Bungle" "Homo Electus")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Schumer has finally gone off his meds..


25 posted on 01/25/2014 12:21:28 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: JSDude1

I think the left has just become emboldened and enabled by the brazen corruption and bias of this administration to say what they always thought-that unless you’re in lockstep with their totalitarian agenda, you have no place in this country. All that talk about “tolerance” and “loyal opposition to the government” and “dissent is patriotic” was only cover until they held the reins of power in every institution. The very few they don’t own and can’t infiltrate, they will marginalise and demonise. What I wonder is just how far they will go in my lifetime to do this. I know how far they will go before history ends, because the Bible tells me that.


26 posted on 01/25/2014 12:28:04 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.


27 posted on 01/25/2014 12:29:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sheeple need to be told that the Democrats are not the party of the people just the party of government


28 posted on 01/25/2014 12:29:46 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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 loosely organized 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 known as RINOS (republicans in name only) all have sucessfully demonized this movement.

They began by associating the initials composing the acronym T.E.A. with the beverage, the Boston tea party, a sexual activity, or a drug some call tea. Believing by using political correctness as a device and declaring the Taxed.Enough.Already. movement evil racists their efforts fighting against government waste,corruption, and expansion will be ignored .


29 posted on 01/25/2014 12:30:25 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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30 posted on 01/25/2014 12:32:30 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Politicalkiddo

Part of the problem is the NY GOP. They do not groom candidates that can win. It’s like they intentionally lose.

I voted against Schumer in every election but yet can’t recall a single one of his opponents other than D’Amato back in the late 90’s when he first entered the senate.


31 posted on 01/25/2014 12:37:49 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: ully2

Senator Schumer is the stealth supporter of the Wall Street form of crony capitalism. He talks populist and will be populist for anything outside his buddies in the banks, investment houses and the media centered in NYC. Thus he gets that continuing flow of campaign money and the media-protected reputation of being a ‘man of the people!’


32 posted on 01/25/2014 12:38:32 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Dutch Boy

The NY GOP serves the same purpose that the Washington Generals serve for the Harlem Globetrotters.


33 posted on 01/25/2014 12:39:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bayard

The problem with those who oppose the Tea Party is that they don’t really understand what it is or what it stands for. They seem to believe it is a formal organizational party like the D or R party. Therefore, they attack, not knowing who or what they are attacking -


34 posted on 01/25/2014 12:53:30 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Capitalist does not do things that are destructive to his own capital. It benefits him not to lend to who can not pay back..therefore the total system is self sustaining because it has a feed back loop..right choices sustain that component of the system wrong choices shut it down that component of the system and it try to reconfigure and repair the failure.

The government can order other to do that they will not do on their own..Like order the Capitalist to do things that to do things that are destructive to his capital like lending to others that can not pay..government feels no negative feedback from this till total systems fails and then blames the underlying components


35 posted on 01/25/2014 12:59:44 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: dfwgator

“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic....”

That Hillary quote might have escaped a few here. Anyway, it really looks like the Clintons, Schumer, Cuomo & de Blasio think that the politics of New York state is poised to take over the entire nation.

Not so farfetched in history, since New York once had the largest Congressional delegation & number of electoral votes, and as late as WWII the prez candidates were both New Yorkers. There’s a real sense of entitlement among that crowd.


36 posted on 01/25/2014 1:04:28 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Yeah, I intentionally left out the source of the quote.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 1:06:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: mosesdapoet

To them the “Tea Party” is merely anyone who disagrees with them.


38 posted on 01/25/2014 1:07:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chuck Schumer thinks you’re stupid.


39 posted on 01/25/2014 1:09:35 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> --- ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You take the heaviest flak over the target.


40 posted on 01/25/2014 1:10:33 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: RedMDer

Congress created the Section 501 tax exempt status and any organization that files for tax exempt status is entitled to due process of the law that includes the right of appeal to the courts judgment, not Schumer. One of the complaints made by the Tea Party organizations was that applications were not acted on by IRS and that prevented them from due process. A congressional investigation concluded that IRS had “targeted political groups applying for tax-exempt status for closer scrutiny based on their names or political themes.” So what was IRS motive? To shamefully violate their lawful responsibilities to influence the 2012 election of Senators and Representatives? Yet nothing has been done to hold those involved accountable. Obviously there is a dire need for a whole lot of new faces in the Senate and House to be elected in 2014 to represent Americans.


41 posted on 01/25/2014 1:10:50 PM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In an address at the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund, ...”

It is NOT ‘left-leaning,’ Ms.Peterson, it is hard-core left.


42 posted on 01/25/2014 1:13:55 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: tophat9000

Like the Community Reinvestment Act.


43 posted on 01/25/2014 1:13:56 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> --- ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Schumer and the Democrats belong to that relic of Old World thinking which tolerated Feudal Lords, Kings, Pharaohs, Masters, and other such substitutes for Creator-endowed freedom and personal responsibility.

The enlightened men and women of 1776 and 1787 in America understood the centuries-long struggle for liberty and did something about it!

They declared the causes for their Declaration of Independence from government, and then set out to structure a form of self-government in 1787 which became a beacon of liberty for the entire world!

Now, little more than 225 years later, we have men whose study of history seems to have focused on counterfeit ideas of Marx and other such pretenders to knowledge, and they are leading America away from its foundations in ordered liberty and back into what may turn out to be another dark period in the history of liberty for individuals.

Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison, as well as their counterparts of the day, understood the simple idea that government requires coercive force by some imperfect humans over all the other fellow human beings in their society.

Schumer and his ilk may overlook that the great writings of the Founders, as well as the ideas of previous generations which provided the seedbed for the "miracle at Philadelphia"--the ideas "progressives" thought they had hidden, censored, and removed from textbooks and public discourse--those ideas are more available today than they were in 1776, thanks to technology.

Millions of Americans are rediscovering the ideas of liberty by using their computers for something besides visiting healthcare.gov, and what they are finding are weapons for the great battle of ideas before them.

Senator Schumer, the Taxed Enough Already movement will only grow as they hear constitutionally-illiterate politicians like yourself claim that government (coercive force) is preferable to individual liberty.

44 posted on 01/25/2014 1:27:11 PM PST by loveliberty2
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“We must stop playing defense and go on offense when it comes to the need for government. We must state loudly and repeatedly that we believe government is often a necessary force for good,” Mr. Schumer said.

No Mr. Schumer it is a necessary evil. The force for good, is not government, it is God. http://youtu.be/ZKL4M_FLhfA When you take God out of your Agenda, seven evil spirits rush in to take his place.

45 posted on 01/25/2014 1:33:06 PM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Despicable me” speaks ona thursday when there is competition for the microphone and the stage? He’s a gentile sunday kinda vermin


46 posted on 01/25/2014 1:33:41 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: ully2

“Schumer is a vile, hateful man I can’t understand how he gets reelected.”

He’s from New York.


47 posted on 01/25/2014 1:38:34 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trying to convince the OWS crowd that government is the solution? Good luck, Chuck! lol


48 posted on 01/25/2014 1:38:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; raptor22; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet and raptor22. Related:

Chuck Schumer Calls For The IRS To Stop The Tea Party
Investor’s Business Daily | January 25, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
Posted on 1/25/2014 1:44:46 PM by raptor22
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3115665/posts


49 posted on 01/25/2014 1:38:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Schemer needs bashin.


50 posted on 01/25/2014 1:40:25 PM PST by Old Yeller
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