Chuck “Little, Porky Amendments” Schumer thinks that he can split up Tea Party.

Why don’t you go ahead and make your play there, Chuck.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ political guru, has a plan to poison the Tea Party by driving a wedge between its rich funders and its blue-collar rank and file.

Schumer, one of the Democrats’ most influential strategists, will argue in a major speech on Thursday that super-wealthy Tea Party donors have hijacked the grassroots movement that grew out of the economic anxiety of the 2008 financial collapse to suit their pro-big-business agenda.

Hot Air, once they stopped laughing, noted that Schumer has a bad case of whatever it is that makes the Left thinks that the only reason why people don’t like Democratic policies is because Democrats haven’t framed them properly yet.  The idea that a Tea Partier might actually think that “super-wealthy Tea Party donors” are right about some things apparently never seeps into the Left’s collective mind. And while that’s true, there’s also this:

That’s from 2010, when Chuck Schumer got up and told the ‘chattering classes’ that America didn’t actually care about pork and accelerating deficits… just before America stood up and did the political equivalent of jam a crowbar into the gears. He got it wrong then, to the tune of 63 House and 7 Senate seats; what makes Senator Schumer think that he can do better this time? Tea Partiers are not stupid. Neither are they amnesiacs. The Democratic agenda has been on the record for enough years for the relevant part of the populace to work out for themselves that while they may not love Republicans, they cannot stand Democrats.

Moe Lane

PS: As to extending unemployment benefit duration, well, Senator Schumer: find something else to offset it and the Right will be happy to discuss the matter. Until the Democrats do, though… well, good luck trying to sell the ‘virtues’ of irresponsible behavior to a group notorious for policing their sites after their public events.


  • acat says:

    Heh. He’s his own party’s best hope for becoming a tri-coastal* regional party.
    More seriously, this play – with a little effort – could peel some of the #OWS support away from Dems.
    * there are three coasts, hear the third one here: http://thirdcoastfestival.org/

    • BigGator5 says:

      We may disagree on if drugs should be legal or not, but we can agree that Sen. Chuck Schumer should stop smoking whatever it is he is smoking.

      • acat says:

        I’m afraid the level of cranio-rectal impaction the senator demonstrates precludes burning anything, Gator.
        Pills are also an impossibility, although he could be shooting up something..

  • midwestconservative says:

    Big Business is represented by the Chamber. A Few Big Business guys happen to agree with the TP on some issues.

    If Schumer is going to drive a wedge between the TP and Big Business he can keep pushing for amnesty. Though it won’t make the TP vote for him.

  • Aruges says:

    I’m a little perplexed as to why he’s even trying this. There’s already a nice inter party fight amongst R’s, so why stick his nose in? This effort has a good chance of quelling that by uniting against a common enemy. Or am I misreading something?

    • Wombat-socho says:

      No. Schumer is one of these people who are perpetually pleased with how smart they think they are.

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