Chuck Schumer accidentally admits: Yes, I’ve been robotically programmed to call Republicans “extremists”

posted at 5:44 pm on March 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

The funniest part of this is that even now, after more than two years of heavy breathing from liberal media about how extremely extremist those extreme tea partiers are, the Democratic brain trust still needs a heads up on how properly to smear budget-cutting conservatives. I always figured they just committed a bunch of pejoratives to memory during their orientation as members of Congress for use forevermore: “Extremist,” “radical,” “fringe,” “dangerous,” “heartless,” and of course old reliable, “out of touch.”

At least we know now, though, why Schumer’s considered a likely eventual successor to Reid as majority leader. Evidently, he’s “the smart one.”

Um, Senators, ever heard of the mute button?

Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, Charles Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, began to instruct fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.

After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said, “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

Actually, I was wrong about this being the funniest part. The funniest part, as you’ll see if you follow the link up top, is that they then proceeded to mindlessly repeat the “extremism” talking point as if no one had heard what Schumer had said — even though everyone clearly had. Ah well. If they were good at thinking on the fly, they’d have real jobs. Speaking of which, the lamer-than-lame spin from Schumer’s spokesman afterwards: “There’s nothing wrong with reporters overhearing him calling the House Republicans’ extreme because that’s what it is.” Even the spokesman can’t resist robotically repeating Pee Wee’s secret word of the day. Good lord, it’s enough to make one long for the creative boorishness of Anthony Weiner.

Exit question via Ace: If they’re hammering the “extremism” message this hard, they must really be digging in for a shutdown, huh?


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Dear Chuck,
I miss you…
Love,
Gas pump

mjbrooks3 on March 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM

TEQUILA!~

Ian on March 29, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The sooner Speaker Boehner abandons the Tea Party’s extreme demands, the sooner there can be a bipartisan deal on the budget he can start looking for another job.

Fixed.

Kafir on March 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Dear Chuck,
How I hate you.

teacherman on March 29, 2011 at 5:49 PM

lock step liberals liberally libeling less liberal leaders

joeindc44 on March 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme.

Why would they portray Boehner as something of a victim of those extremely extreme Tea Partiers, unless they were confident that he would cut a deal with them?

sharrukin on March 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

cynccook on March 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Sad, but it isn’t as though this phenomenon is unique to either Donkeys or even politician for that matter. Just look at our own H/A community where folks have been conditioned to say their own secret words of the day. You know, words like, “RINO” and “troll.”

MJBrutus on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

But the LSM won’t make a big deal about this.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Its Liberal Innate Behaviour!!
(sarc)
==============================

innate behavior = behavior determined by the “hard-wiring” of the nervous system. It is usually inflexible, a given stimulus triggering a given response.

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

LOL! So the borg jokes are spot on? I knew it!!

abobo on March 29, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Use it, spread it, single it out, use every Saul Alinsky tactic in the rulebook to exploit this buffoons words against him.

Kini on March 29, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut

Quite a cream of the crop there, democrats.

SouthernGent on March 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

John at Power Line checks in on this:

In this context, I assume “the caucus” means Harry Reid. Actually, though, I could have delivered those instructions–they are hardly anything new. We showed here how “extreme” the Republicans’ budget proposals really are.

The other funny thing about the story is that the Democrats were completely unchastened by the fact that the reporters overheard their pre-game huddle. They went blithely ahead with their talking points, as planned. N.Y. Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer concludes her article, “How news is made…”

Del Dolemonte on March 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Maybe Chucky was actually giving the reporters instructions…

d1carter on March 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

CNN Breaking News…

“Republicans are EXTREME!!!”

(that didn’t take long)

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

I don’t trust anyone who wears their glasses like that.

strictnein on March 29, 2011 at 5:57 PM

George H. W. Bush: Thousand Points of Light

Democrat Party: Thousand Talking Points of Lies

Left Coast Right Mind on March 29, 2011 at 5:57 PM

When the Schumer hits the fan (SHTF)

Oil Can on March 29, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Schmucky Chucky makes my flesh crawl.

Naturally Curly on March 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM

The litle voice in my head instructs me to use the word “dingbat” whenever referring to leftists, progressives, liberals, Democrats, etc.

Because that’s what they all are.

Really Right on March 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM

But the LSM won’t make a big deal about this.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Nor will the establishment GOP.

rrpjr on March 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM

But the LSM won’t make a big deal about this.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

*crickets chirping*
-lsm

nothing to see here move along

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

The Caring and Ever Compassionate Bleeding Heart
Civil and Rhetric Free Holier Than Thou Liberal
Democrat Progressive Communist Socialists Who
Are Always Above It All,Grand Hypocrits!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Nor will the establishment GOP.

rrpjr on March 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM

tru dat

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Chuck Schumer accidentally admits bleated: Yes, I’ve been robotically programmed to call Republicans “extremists”

FIXED

mizflame98 on March 29, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Boehner should be screaming to every warm body he encounters
“See the Democrats want the shutdown not me, but in the spirit of bipartisanship I’ll give it to them!”

Iblis on March 29, 2011 at 6:05 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM

couldn’t have said it better myself…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:06 PM

Does anyone else here remember the old Grouch Marx television program “You Bet Your Life”? If a contestant said the secret word, down came the duck.

Every time these dimwit Dems use their buzz words of the day, they should be extremely showered with bird feathers…attached to sticky tar.

onlineanalyst on March 29, 2011 at 6:06 PM

er, that’s Groucho Marx

onlineanalyst on March 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Tuning in to Levin to hear the recap of it in context. Schumcky-talk translator is on the air

FerfeLaBat on March 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Republicans are extreme.

Obama is awesome.

Rinse and repeat.

Fallon on March 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Open the pod bay doors, Chuck.

malclave on March 29, 2011 at 6:09 PM

“I’ve been programmed…”

Now Chuck the Shmuck admits he can’t think for himself…

Kuffar on March 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM

all these gop that go on the talking show will never bring up ‘Hey, we wouldn’t be in this position if Nancy and the previous congress actually did their job and pass a budget’

*mute*

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Quite a cream of the crop there, democrats.

SouthernGent on March 29, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Almost enough wit to power a small LED light.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 29, 2011 at 6:12 PM

OT: judge rules no further implementation of the law in wisconsin….

fox news alert…

wisfarmgirl where are you?

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

March 29, 2011, 12:30 pm
On a Senate Call, a Glimpse of Marching Orders
Updated Um, senators, ever heard of the mute button?
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Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, began to instruct his fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.
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Ya,its like the ZombieObamaUnionVoterBotProtesters at
Madison,in a coordinated Lock-step Chanting!

One Lefty Pied-Piper running the Sheapple!!
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Wisconsin Democrats Chanting “Shame, Shame, Shame” after Wisconsin Union Bill passes
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3X9zi5BWZk

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Or more Lock-stepper’s

Madison – This is what democracy looks like!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUDR4lWxQro&feature=related

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM

If I were Schumer I’d be more concerned with the growing anti Israel, anti Jew attitudes in the world. Does he really think the title of Senator would save him in the future, if things go as Obama would like them to go?

capejasmine on March 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM

If I were Schumer I’d be more concerned with the growing anti Israel, anti Jew attitudes in the world. Does he really think the title of Senator would save him in the future, if things go as Obama would like them to go?

capejasmine on March 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Maybe he’ll convert? Trust me, we don’t want him. Take him.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 29, 2011 at 6:15 PM

fox news is talking about this now….

heh

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Chuck Schumer is now THE prime, #1, Top Of The List Poster Child example of why we seriously, desperately, definitely need term limitation in Congress!

This clown is now absorbed in the type of mindset that makes him completely useless as far as remaining in that Senate seat he has occupied way too long now! Any chance of him working with the Republicans on anything constructive is now gone!

Come next time he is up for re-election, anyone, I MEAN ANYONE they want to run against him with be lights years of an improvement as opposed to letting Chuck The Schmuck go yet another term in office!

pilamaye on March 29, 2011 at 6:17 PM

thank you carl…
they should have passed it last year…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:17 PM

“Extremist”; like the mind-numbed congregation at the meeting of a cult mumbling the keywords of the sermon. Must be a group-tested word.

Actually I’m surprised that one of the old liberal media hacks on the call didn’t interrupt Chuckie with the bad news that they were on.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Sort of sounds very Uncivil, don’t it?

Colbyjack on March 29, 2011 at 6:18 PM

This must be the new tone I’ve been hearing so much about….

Good Solid B-Plus on March 29, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Even the spokesman can’t resist robotically repeating Pee Wee’s secret word of the day.

Darn it AP, don’t insult Pee Wee that way!!!!

ladyingray on March 29, 2011 at 6:19 PM

The really sad part about this is that the drones that infest this state have and will re-elect him time and time again….*sigh*.

NY Conservative on March 29, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Speaking of Talking Points/Tips/How-To,by Team Left,
Amazing,its still up,how to Call into Conservative Talk Radio Programs and Get Your Point Across!!!!
============================================

ITS TIME TO GET ON THE AIR

Rep. Joe Barton and other Republicans have apologized to BP for the $20 billion fund the President directed the company to establish to provide relief to the victims of the oil disaster. Call talk radio – a source of news and opinions for millions – and let the GOP know it’s the Gulf that needs an apology, not big oil.

CALLING TIPS

Be polite, respectful, and clear. Remember, you representing Organizing for America.

How radio stations will connect you will depend on the show. Some radio shows may connect you right away, but most will take your name and basic info and put you on hold. You may or may not be able to hear the broadcast on the show while you’re waiting. You may hear the radio host say something like, “Hello, we have your name on the line with us.”

Some hosts may challenge your views. Stay calm and firm.
If you can’t get through, don’t worry! If the show you call is busy or not accepting calls at the moment you call in, simply click “Give me another show” to find another.
—————————————————-

DISCUSSION POINTS

These points are only to provide extra information and suggestions.

It’s outrageous that Rep. Joe Barton, the top Republican on the committee overseeing the oil spill and its aftermath, delivered a personal apology to BP — and that other Republicans echoed his call.
BP has a responsibility to those whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated by the oil spill. The $20 billion fund is a major victory for the people of the Gulf and a big step toward helping families and businesses get back on their feet and recover from this disaster.
Rep. Joe Barton and Republicans like him don’t understand that the real tragedy is what’s happening to the people in the Gulf Coast. Instead they are big oil’s strongest allies, receiving thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the oil and gas industry. Barton himself has received more than $100,000 from industry this cycle.
While the Administration continues holding BP’s feet to the fire and oversees efforts to counter the oil spill, the President has said Democrats and Republicans must come together to pass comprehensive energy legislation that ensures this kind of environmental crisis never happens again.
Barton should apologize to the people of the Gulf and he should step down as the highest-ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. And every other Congressional Republicans should repudiate his comments.
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http://radio.barackobama.com/

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:21 PM

How exactly is this news?

txmomof6 on March 29, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Ahahahaha! Levin is on it with audio …

FerfeLaBat on March 29, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Someone dig out the Snooky-dis vid for me? I can’t find it. My day is improving by the second.

FerfeLaBat on March 29, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Sad, but it isn’t as though this phenomenon is unique to either Donkeys or even politician for that matter. Just look at our own H/A community where folks have been conditioned to say their own secret words of the day. You know, words like, “RINO” and “troll.”
MJBrutus on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Well, the use if RINO here is debatable but you are way off with troll:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/iphone/#define?term=troll

That’s a universal Internet thing.

oddjob1138 on March 29, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Who is this “caucus” who sends out the propaganda programing?

tarpon on March 29, 2011 at 6:26 PM

You know, words like, “RINO” and “troll.”

MJBrutus on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Sometimes the shoe doesn’t fit.
So yes, the mantra can become quite tedious & robotic.
However, for many on here, RINO is a shoe that fits perfectly (I suppose we could use alternative names like Democrat-Lite, Poser,Faker)
And of course the term troll is relative. A poster on HA usually isn’t a ‘troll’ if they have mostly ‘conservative’ principles (which can obviously mean different things to different people).
I think most of us here agree that folks like Drywall & GrowFins were trolls: a-holes hell bent on spouting rhetoric without ever fully arguing the legitimate point (consistent hi-jacker of threads).

Now HA people have something to aspire to.

Badger40 on March 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Pee Wee’s secret word of the day

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

peski on March 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Someone is sooooooooooo fired right now!!!

Tim_CA on March 29, 2011 at 6:30 PM

That’s a universal Internet thing.

oddjob1138 on March 29, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Nice.
I needed some help, bcs the only trolls I can picture are the ones you can only kill with magical weapons & Greek Fire.

Badger40 on March 29, 2011 at 6:30 PM

You know, words like, “RINO” and “troll.”

MJBrutus on March 29, 2011 at 5:54 PM

MJBrutus:Your confused,thats on the TepidAir Blog!(sarc).

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Were the journalists all instructed to stay in their
own closets!!!!

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Can you just imagine Harry Reid wheezing to Schumer in a Mr. Burns (The Simpsons) voice: Todayyyy, Smithers the word will be “extreme”. Say it Smithers! Muhahahaha. Yes, extremist. Eggselent!

Idiots.

Key West Reader on March 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I always figured they just committed a bunch of pejoratives to memory during their orientation as members of Congress for use forevermore: “Extremist,” “radical,” “fringe,” “dangerous,” “heartless,” and of course old reliable, “out of touch.”

Allah, you forgot the old Dick Gephardt / David Bonior classic: “Mean Spirited.” It still frequently makes guest appearances in Dem talking points…. in fact, expect it to come back with a vengeance when entitlement reform is finally on the tabel.

fiatboomer on March 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM

fiatboomer on March 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Table even.

fiatboomer on March 29, 2011 at 6:34 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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couldn’t have said it better myself…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:06 PM

cmsinaz:Tee-hee,I almost got lost in my verbal maze,haha!:)

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:35 PM

like the Broken Mute Button Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdaXHh1lON0

portlandon on March 29, 2011 at 6:36 PM

So the guy who is accusing Boehner of being controlled by the Teaparty admits he is being controlled by the caucus. Sweet.

ctmom on March 29, 2011 at 6:37 PM

“Extremist”; like the mind-numbed congregation at the meeting of a cuIt mumbling the keywords of the sermon. Must be a group-tested word.

Actually I’m surprised that one of the old liberal media hacks on the call didn’t interrupt Chuckie with the bad news that they were on.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Mean Spirited.” It still frequently makes guest appearances in Dem talking points…. in fact, expect it to come back with a vengeance when entitlement reform is finally on the tabel.

fiatboomer on March 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM

That is a good one.
Republicans are mean spirited.
Murder is mean spirited.
Nazis were mean spirited.
Ergo Republicans are Nazis!

Badger40 on March 29, 2011 at 6:38 PM

So the guy who is accusing Boehner of being controlled by the Teaparty admits he is being controlled by the caucus. Sweet.

ctmom on March 29, 2011 at 6:37 PM

LMAO!
But of course, this irony is ignored by the media.
This would make a really good GOP commercial.

Badger40 on March 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Can you just imagine Harry Reid wheezing to Schumer in a Mr. Burns (The Simpsons) voice:

Idiots.

Key West Reader on March 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Key West Reader:————–:)

Ya know Smithers, I can smell the Republican Extremism!!!
============================================================

Harry Reid: We won’t smell the tourists anymore…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1LRB-SpHrM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM

ctmom on March 29, 2011 at 6:37 PM
==============
LMAO!
But of course, this irony is ignored by the media.
This would make a really good GOP commercial.

Badger40 on March 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Badger40:I do hope the GOP are taking Hot Air notes!!

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:40 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:35 PM

:)

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:41 PM

If you look up shameless in the dictionary there is a picture of schumer. What an ass, actually I can’t stand any of the Dem leadership..,pelosi, reid, schumer, durbin, mccaskill, clyburn, wasserman, wiener… they are all repulsive.

CCRWM on March 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

ex·trem·ist
   [ik-stree-mist]
–noun
1. One with whom I disagree.

(see racist)

entropent on March 29, 2011 at 6:43 PM

owEow!

This will be all over the news!

/

cntrlfrk on March 29, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Fiscal responsibility is extreme.

CWforFreedom on March 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM

OT: judge rules no further implementation of the law in wisconsin….

fox news alert…

wisfarmgirl where are you?

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:13 PM

cmsinaz:)
====================================================

WEAC
*****

Ruling in the collective bargaining law case, Judge Sumi just issued an order that that “further implentation of the Act is enjoined.”

She said that her original Temporary Restraining Order was either being misunderstood, or intentionally ignored, and reiterated that the law can NOT be currently put into effect and those who violate he…r order are subject to sanctions

http://www.facebook.com/MyWEAC

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM

The more “moderate” the republican leadership tries to position themselves as, the more “extreme” we fiscal Americans are perceived. This is a demrat tactic and the reps fall for it every time. It’s time the reps make public SPECIFIC examples of the fraud and waste in the programs they are cutting. They need to reform the programs to eliminate the bad and keep the good. After that, they can scrap the entire program and start over.

csdeven on March 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM

same thing could be said for dear leader with the obamacare…

adhere to the rule of law for thee but not for me

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Schumer’s been mouthing “extremist” for at least the past 20 years.

JammieWearingFool on March 29, 2011 at 6:53 PM

BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Judge Blocks Wisconsin Anti-Union Law (Again)
March 29, 2011, 6:34PM
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Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi has just blocked — again — Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) new law curtailing public employee unions, after the state Republican leadership moved last Friday to circumvent her previous order that blocked the law on procedural grounds. But that’s not the end of the discussion, as it appears the state will continue to defy the order.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/judge-blocks-wisconsin-anti-union-law-again.php

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Judge again blocks implementation of collective bargaining law
*****
e-mail print By Patrick Marley and Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel
Updated: March 29, 2011 5:22 p.m.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/118839999.html

“Further implementation of the act is enjoined,” said Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi.

She noted her original restraining order issued earlier this month was clear in saying that the state should not proceed with implementing the law. The Walker administration did so after the bill was published Friday by a state agency not included in Sumi’s earlier temporary restraining order.

“Apparently that language was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was the further implementation of Act 10 was enjoined. That is what I now want to make crystal clear,” she said.

But minutes later, outside the court room, Assistant Attorney General Steven Means said the legislation “absolutely” is still in effect.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/judge-blocks-wisconsin-anti-union-law-again.php
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The Wisconsin State Journal also reports that Sumi has threatened sanctions:

Judge bars further implementation of collective bargaining law, threatens sanctions
March 29 2011 at 5:34PM
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http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_9bb38eb8-5a14-11e0-a6ee-001cc4c03286.html

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Actually, I was wrong about this being the funniest part. The funniest part, as you’ll see if you follow the link up top, is that they then proceeded to mindlessly repeat the “extremism” talking point as if no one had heard what Schumer had said

I think they figured they were all among friends. Too bad there’s no recording.

JellyToast on March 29, 2011 at 7:08 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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same thing could be said for dear leader with the obamacare…

adhere to the rule of law for thee but not for me

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 6:51 PM

cmsinaz:Yup,heres the link on the Madison Wisconsin Court
ordeal,I posted the news linkys,but hasn’t showed
up yet!!!

Check this out!:)
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Judge Blocks Wisconsin Anti-Union Law (Again)
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Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi has just blocked — again — Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) new law curtailing public employee unions, after the state Republican leadership moved last Friday to circumvent her previous order that blocked the law on procedural grounds. But that’s not the end of the discussion, as it appears the state will continue to defy the order.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/judge-blocks-wisconsin-anti-union-law-again.php
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The Wisconsin State Journal also reports that Sumi has threatened sanctions:
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Sumi made her ruling at the end of a day of testimony in the open meetings lawsuit brought by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne. The hearing is scheduled to conclude on Friday.

“Now that I’ve made my earlier order as clear as it possibly can be, I must state that those who act in open and willful defiance of the court order place not only themselves at peril of sanctions, they also jeopardize the financial and the governmental stability of the state of Wisconsin,” Sumi said.Following Sumi’s order, the state Democratic Party released this statement from chairman Mike Tate:

“Judge Sumi’s order is a clear rebuke of the lawless reign of Scott Walker. He and his Republican lapdogs have behaved as laws unto themselves in their union-busting state-rending power grab. At the end of the day, the law will prevail and the Constitution will endure against all the insult this crew has committed to the rule of law.”

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_9bb38eb8-5a14-11e0-a6ee-001cc4c03286.html

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM

great linkies…the comments posted under the 1st link have some serious kool-aid drinkers on there…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM

In the words of my 5 yr old, heeees not too bright.

mmcnamer1 on March 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Sometimes the shoe doesn’t fit.
So yes, the mantra can become quite tedious & robotic.
However, for many on here, RINO is a shoe that fits perfectly (I suppose we could use alternative names like Democrat-Lite, Poser,Faker)
And of course the term troll is relative. A poster on HA usually isn’t a ‘troll’ if they have mostly ‘conservative’ principles (which can obviously mean different things to different people).
I think most of us here agree that folks like Drywall & GrowFins were trolls: a-holes hell bent on spouting rhetoric without ever fully arguing the legitimate point (consistent hi-jacker of threads).

Now HA people have something to aspire to.

Badger40 on March 29, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I’ve been commenting on here for several years, but not as often as most others. But I thought it was enough that folks on here wouldn’t call me a troll just because I had a mild critique of Sarah. I’m certainly not a RINO either as I consider myself a conservative and not a Republican. People should not be considered trolls just because you don’t agree with them. I’ve noticed the name calling is getting worse. Surely our side can disagree with each other without being unpleasant about it.

silvernana on March 29, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Schumer needs to be intructed when to go to the bathroom, he hasn’t had an independent thought in decades.

infidel4life on March 29, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Tyrany and a master propagandist… Thanks, New York… Joseph Goerbels (spelling?) is smiling in Hell…

Khun Joe on March 29, 2011 at 9:40 PM

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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great linkies…the comments posted under the 1st link have some serious kool-aid drinkers on there…

cmsinaz on March 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM

cmsinaz:Oh man I know,thanks for the Alert on this Judges
ruling,I went on a google mission from your tip,
thank-you!:)

canopfor on March 29, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Chuck Schumer is an extremist on the Left who has celebrated the end of traditional values. It strikes that when a Liberal calls anyone else a name it is usually to cover for his own likeness of the word being used to attack his opponents.

Blue Collar Todd on March 30, 2011 at 12:50 AM

MMM…more of the lefts new civility™. Smells like “old Alinsky”.

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.

Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

DeathB4Tyranny on March 30, 2011 at 1:22 AM

I’m getting ready to print my “Extremist!” Tee shirt.
Thanks Schmucky!

shorebird on March 30, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Schumer is a professional politician. Right out of law school he ran for public office. He has never ever held an honest job in the private sector. All he knows is government. All he knows is dirty tricks.

abcurtis on March 30, 2011 at 11:17 AM