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Schumer: The Tea Party should really vote for Democrats, or something

Because we really, really like big government programs and confiscatory tax rates but just don’t know it. And the reason we don’t know it is because those evil Koch Brother "plutocrats" are pulling the wool over our eyes with their big money ad campaign. Put another way, we Tea Partiers are really too stupid to know what’s best for us. Ironically, this accurate describes Democrat voters so I guess it’s natural that Schumer has the same contempt for non-Democrat voters. Liberals only have to snap us out of our hypnotic trance, show us the light, and we’ll be all in for socialism. Or something. At any rate, if this is what passes for strategic thinking from the Democrat Party, 2014 will be a big year for the GOP. Via The Hill.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking Senate Democratic leader, says his party should aggressively promote a pro-government agenda to win over middle-class Tea Party voters this fall.

Schumer laid out his vision for political success in a major speech Thursday addressing the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a pro-Democratic advocacy group, intended to energize fellow Democrats who have been on the defensive since the botched rollout of ObamaCare last year.

He lamented that Democrats have become “quiet, defensive and even ashamed” of their pro-government views.

As Republicans are hoping for another wave election in 2014, Schumer thinks Democrats could win over blue-collar independents who identify with the Tea Party, by touting the promise of government initiatives, such as raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.

“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,” said Schumer.

Schumer urged fellow Democrats to exploit “one very weak link in the Tea Party’s armor.”

“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,” he said, noting that many Tea Party voters support government programs such as Medicare.

Wait a minute.  Maybe he’s right. Maybe my antipathy for high taxes, unsustainable debt, and government encroachment into every aspect of my life is really just a figment of my imagination, the result of a diabolical mind control experiment financed by those Svengali-like Koch Brothers. But then again, maybe not. In any event, good luck with this electoral strategy, champ.

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  • John_Frank

    Doug, thank you for this excellent post.

  • cbenoistd

    "Plutocrats," Sen. Schumer, is the term the Nazis used for such financiers as the Rothschilds, the "Koch brothers" of Europe. How can a man be so ignorant of his own ethnicity and history? Schumer thinks he can sell aluminum siding to Downton Abbey. He couldn’t sell eggs to Justin Bieber.

    • hope4palins

      LOL. I despise that man. I love the nicknames he’s been given: "Chuckie Schumer" and my personal favorite, "Chuck U. Schumer".

      I must admit that if he changed the label from "tea Party machine" to "Democrat machine" or even "Republican machine", I’d be in the odd position with agreeing with him. What a putz.

  • TSM_Admin

    Doug, you made this up, right? Ha ha

  • JRD1

    "Schumer thinks Democrats could win over blue-collar independents who identify with the Tea Party."

    Thank you Chuck U. Screwmer. You didn’t mean to but you divulged information that exposes you for the liar that you are. You just admitted that the TEA Party is not made up of just Republicans and the TEA Party is not RACIST.

    But Screwmer, people who lean conservative are individuals and do not see themselves as members of the collective.

    You’re screwed.

    You suffer from projection. You progressives own plutocrat!

    George Soros, Warren Buffett, Robert Rubin, Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt, Goldman-Stinks and the rest of the banksters, the corporatist in the Business Roundtable, Hollyweird, and all the rest of the limousine liberals that have foundations and trusts.

  • rambler

    The stark differences between the leaders of the Tea party elites and the Tea party followers……..Tea party machine……
    What a massive case of projection Schumer has cobbled together in his head.

  • IndieDogg

    "We must state loudly and repeatedly that we believe government is often a necessary force for good,” said Schumer.

    Schumer the Schmuck is absolutely right. The government could be a force for good — by impeaching the fool in the White House and sending him back to Chicago, if Chicago still wants him.

    • Exgunman

      Preferable Kansas, Leavenworth to be precise for treason, high crimes and misdemeanors and appropriate carrying out of the prescribed sentence for such crimes………… …………………….

  • planetes

    Vote for democrats? (I first typed "demoncrats" by mistake.)

    I know it’s cold outside, but hell is still not frozen over.

    • Exgunman

      You had it correct on the first try and then changed to the mistake……………………………:>)

  • qtdb7

    2016 will belong to us (Gov. Palin and We the People).

    It’s our time now.

    Sun Tzu’s the Art of War:
    – The winning army realizes the conditions for victory first, then fights. The
    losing army fights first, then seeks victory.

  • dmac8889

    I’m embarrassed to say this guy is my Senator, even though I never voted for him. I also have that other congenial fellow for Governor: Andrew Cuomo. Why would I as a TEA Party guy favor Medicare as it is, when it is unsustainable. These Democrats are just delusional. It is beyond comprehension that guys like Schumer get reelected by big numbers.

  • palintologist

    Chuck You Schumer will always tell you who he fears.

  • patnatasha

    what a schmuck

  • Engineer 100

    I am in the Green Tea Party. That being, both in favor of taking acre of our natural environment (in the true sense of conservation) Plus, for liberty and limited government.

    • MaMcGriz

      If you’re gonna cut and paste this statement again, you might want to correct the typo and make your message clear.

      I don’t think you want to take acres…..I think you want to take care…yes?

      And btw….the practices you promote are wise and well known to many of us……but we’re not a party…..just good old American farmers and ranchers and hunters.

      We’ve been around for a while.

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