The Senate Minority Leader, NY’s Chuck Schumer appeared on NBC this morning with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, bloviating about his plan to derail some of President Trump’s cabinet picks. He claimed that Trump’s picks were “poorly prepared” and that the Republicans should be “embarrassed” by them. He wants to “win the fight” and hold up some of the picks.
Given his tone, one must wonder if he really cared which picks were held up, as long as he was able to stomp his feet, hold his breath, and demand someone…anyone, listen to him and his band of lunatic-fringe bandits. Country and constituents be damned, we have to win one for Lefty.
And today he also doubled-down on his intention to block President Trump’s SCOTUS pick. The only problem with that statement - President Trump hasn’t informed anyone yet who that pick will be, but by God Mr. Schumer wants to block it. What statesmanship for the interests of the American public?
The next time you see Mr. Schumer’s mug plastered across your 60” flat screen television, you might want to remember a few realities about this guy who looks down the end of his nose at anyone not considered a Congressman, a banker, or a lobbyist with bucks to spend.
The 66 year old, strictly left-wing, Brooklyn-born Schumer has never held a job outside of government in his life. He went straight from Harvard Law School to the NY State Assembly, starting in 1975. Let that sink in…he never practiced law with that fancy and expensive degree! Evidently he must have found something more lucrative. In 1980 he was elected to the US House and stayed there until he moved on to the US Senate in 1998. When his current term is up in 2022, he will have been on the government teat for 47 years! (And we’re worried about how long the occupant of the White House is in office?)
In a particularly tough political battle in 1982, Schumer snuggled up to Wall Street, various NY law firms and securities houses for campaign donations. They have been in his pocket ever since, having become his largest campaign contributors since 2010. You would do well to remember that the next time you hear a Democrat threaten to “clean up Wall Street.” But, read on dearest reader, because it affected you…
Mr. Schumer was up to his considerable chin in the subprime and foreclosure mess in 2008, having been accused by financial and banking experts of personally causing the downfall of the 2nd largest bank failure in US history. He did so by instigating a panic among its shareholders with an ill-timed public release of letters he had penned to regulators. This, after he had taken steps to protect the mortgage industry from stricter government oversight. It is said these acts saved financial institutions (the industry contributing to his campaign) billions in higher taxes. He also limited efforts to regulate the credit-rating agencies that had been proposed by the Bush (43) Administration. And then when it all collapsed, he voted to bail them out…on our dime.
Speaking of the Bush Administration, in 1991, during the term of Bush 41, they proposed to place the DARPA network on the public domain. Stay with me here, folks because I had never heard of DARPA either. Mr. Schumer argued that it would be a “waste of taxpayers money to essentially give away the Defense Department Technology.” DARPAnet became the basis for the internet we use today and “Chuck U Schumer” voted against it.
Long known as a publicity hound, Senator Bob Dole joked that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Charles Schumer and a television camera.” Even Barack Obama intoned that when Schumer showed up at a banquet, he brought along the press as his “loved ones.”
And oh by the way, former disgraced US Congressman Anthony Weiner, of sexting fame, was an aide to Mr. Schumer.
Is it any wonder both President Trump and Lou Dobbs called him a clown? A clown of your nightmares.