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Schumer listened to the resistance and lost badly
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Posted on 01/23/2018 7:29:20 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27

Chuck Schumer started a government shutdown he couldn’t finish.

The New York Democrat, among the shrewdest operators in national politics, stumbled badly because he succumbed to the siren song of the anti-Trump Resistance. He believed any charge could be made to stick to President Trump, no matter how implausible, and chose the dictates of an inflamed Democratic base over common sense.

His embarrassing climbdown after a short, mostly weekend shutdown shows the limits of the Resistance. Yes, an anti-Trump midterm wave appears to be building and Democratic activists — marching in the streets by the thousands and badgering Republicans at town-hall meetings — are energized. But this doesn’t mean that Democrats can act with impunity as long as they are fighting under an anti-Trump banner.

Schumer sought to attach an extraneous matter, an amnesty for so-called Dreamers, on a must-pass government funding bill and when Democrats inevitably didn’t get what they wanted, blame Trump for the ensuing government shutdown. This effort depended on gravity-defying spin that proved sustainable for less than three days.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 115th; buildthefence; chuckschumer; daca; dreamact; dreamers; looneyleft; losers; lost; newyork; resistance; schumer; schumershutdown; shutdown; upchuckschumer
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1 posted on 01/23/2018 7:29:20 AM PST by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Chucky’s “P-hat” really took a hit with the #SchumerShutdown idea. LOL.


2 posted on 01/23/2018 7:30:58 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (2017 - The year the liberals' "sexual revolution" strikes back!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The vanquishing of Hillary doesn’t mean the Dems have stopped living their lives according to polling. The polling must have been AWFUL for them to abort the shutdown this quickly ie they discovered quickly that their love for illegals is not shared by the voters regardless of party registration.


3 posted on 01/23/2018 7:32:08 AM PST by relictele
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Schumer is a tool..................they used him and now he’s a known loser................


4 posted on 01/23/2018 7:35:39 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: relictele

Ordinary working stiffs who vote Democrat know that unrestricted immigration does them no good even if the DNC salivates over all those new Democrat voters surging across the border.


5 posted on 01/23/2018 7:38:01 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

UpChuckie has yet to learn Antifa is not the alternative to Republicans.


6 posted on 01/23/2018 7:40:30 AM PST by depressed in 06 (60 in '18.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Both major parties have the same problem when it comes to illegal immigration: Doing the will of their donors antagonizes their voters.


7 posted on 01/23/2018 7:41:15 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Go ahead, bite the Big Apple ... don't mind the maggots.")
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Schumer/Oprah 2020!


8 posted on 01/23/2018 7:42:18 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I think this CR was only for a few weeks, so Schumer will have plenty of opportunitie to keep doing this BS over and over and over.


9 posted on 01/23/2018 7:45:29 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: ChicagoConservative27

He lost because the Left believes that government spending is more critical to sustain life than the air we breathe.

You and I would ride out a shutdown of many months.
The Left, not so much.

We were on the verge of proving how unnecessary so much of government really is. They couldn’t have THAT now, could they?


10 posted on 01/23/2018 7:47:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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“The New York Democrat, among the shrewdest operators in national politics...”

What has Chuckie ever done shrewdly?


11 posted on 01/23/2018 7:47:29 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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Saturday morning I wrote Patty Murray, the senior Senator and told her to oppose the “Shumer Shutdown.” I quoted to her what she had said in 2013 of why there should be a clean funding resolution and why the American people deserved to not tie other things to keeping the government open.

I hope she got enough reminders that she called chief clown Chuckie and told him he needed to take the bullet for “team Democrat” and end this mess they started.

12 posted on 01/23/2018 7:47:45 AM PST by Robert357 ( Dan Rather was discharged as "medically unfit" on May 11, 1954.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Pity those ungodly, truth denying, agitating leftists. This life is the only ‘heaven’ they will ever experience for eternity unless they turn from the darkness to the Light.


13 posted on 01/23/2018 7:52:17 AM PST by tflabo
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““The New York Democrat, among the shrewdest operators in national politics...””

I guess the RATs define “shrewd” as being the biggest piece of Secular Progressive $hit in NYC.


14 posted on 01/23/2018 7:52:43 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Red Badger
Schumer is a tool..................they used him and now he’s a known loser................

Maybe he and GHWB ("read my lips") can go out drinking together and drown their sorrows. Kindred spirits, and all that.

15 posted on 01/23/2018 7:53:56 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Mitch McConnell doesn’t have a lot of friends here, but adding the children’s health funding to this short-term spending bill was a brilliant political move. It was like handing a bunch of clubs to the Democrats and then running the TV cameras while they used them to beat kittens and baby seals to death.


16 posted on 01/23/2018 7:56:03 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Go ahead, bite the Big Apple ... don't mind the maggots.")
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Schumer made the mistake of trying to stand toe-to-toe with Donald Trump. Trump humiliated Schumer and now he’s making fun of him for it. It gives me great satisfaction to see Trump successfully use Saul Alinsky’s tactics against a left winger. Ridicule can be a powerful weapon.


17 posted on 01/23/2018 7:56:38 AM PST by Kenton
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To: relictele

I think they misread numbers for depth of sentiment.

I’ve seen some decent polling that indicates a majority of Americans think the ‘dreamers’ at least deserve the benefit of the doubt, regardless of how some of us here feel regarding an absolutely hardcore ‘send ‘em all back’ approach.

But just because a lot of people think they should be allowed to stay doesn’t mean that those same people think it’s an issue worth shutting down the government for. as often, the most hardcore voices are the loudest, but not necessarily a majority.


18 posted on 01/23/2018 7:56:52 AM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The quickest way to guarantee no shut down would be to pay the military and cut off welfare and food stamps instead.


19 posted on 01/23/2018 8:01:26 AM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL!


20 posted on 01/23/2018 8:01:34 AM PST by Bigg Red (Francis is a Nincompope.)
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