Jul
27
2011
1

#rsrh Debbie Wasserman-Schultz goes wobbly. Again.

On a day where Steny Hoyer tells the world that the House GOP is playing Russian Roulette (with a loaded gun) with the economy and the President – look, it was his tortured and brutalized metaphor, not mine – and Harry Reid is tweeting away that Tea Partiers aren’t real Americans, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz goes Full Metal Hand-Stapled-To-Forehead and starts babbling about dictatorships because House Republicans dared to show this motivational clip* at a debt ceiling meeting.

And they wonder why every Democratic candidate for the last forty-five years has felt obligated to demonstrate at some point that he or she is not in fact a wimp.

Moe Lane

*Clip via Jim Geraghty, who also notes that Chuck Schumer seems determined to demonstrate with this that he’s a much better at being weak-willed and silly than Wasserman-Schultz could ever hope to be.  So Schumer gets a Shaddap, Sign:

Shaddap, Sign!

Feb
01
2011
4

#rsrh QotD, Chuckie/Snooki edition.

Allahpundit, on Chuckie Schumer:

In one corner: An obnoxious camera whore who represents everything that’s wrong with America. In the other corner: Snooki. Which one of them is capable of naming all three branches of government? Trick question, my friends — probably neither is.

Actually, if I had to choose between the two I’d go with Snooki. I’ve never watched the show, but… OK, I’ll admit it: it’s because I think that Chuckie Schumer is ten pounds of [expletive deleted] in a five-pound bag.

Ten pounds of smug [expletive deleted].

Moe Lane

PS: Shame? What is this ‘shame’ thing that you speak of?

Feb
01
2010
4

Can we start treating Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) as vulnerable NOW?

(H/T: Instapundit) He’s dropped another four points in two weeks. 51% in mid-January; 47% now. That’s the lowest it’s been since 2001.

Admittedly, he’s currently up more or less two-to-one against a hypothetical Kudlow candidacy.  Currently.  As I noted last week, Schumer wasn’t exactly challenged in his last election, and his current relationship with Wall Street threatens to clash badly with the President’s unfolding plan to demonize that institution.  How well his supposed invulnerability will hold up under a real political assault has yet to be seen.  Aggressive, ambitious New York Republicans, please note…

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Jan
27
2010
2

Marist: Chuckie Schumer (D, NY) dropped seven points since September.

Which is great for a Democratic Senator, these days; but what it is not is the kind of numbers that make an actual electoral challenge a self-evident absurdity, particularly in an election cycle where Republicans can win statewide in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Don’t get me wrong: he’s got a fearsome reputation as a retail politician.  But I can’t help but notice that Senator Schumer’s a two-term Senator whose last election was against someone who nobody outside the NY GOP leadership actually wanted. Did you know that they didn’t have a Republican primary in 2004?  Or that they went over the head of the guy who actually raising money via the grassroots?  Or that the eventual Republican nominee didn’t get the nod from NY’s Conservative party?  You probably already know that Schumer’s an exceptionally arrogant man who talks as if God Himself signed over the title to his Senate seat, but then, so does everybody else*.

So.  If you’re wondering why Larry Kudlow seems to be at least thinking about this, that would be why.  It’s not actually impossible to take the Senator down… particularly if the President really does try to play the faux-populist card against Wall Street, which by the way absolutely loves Schumer (or at least keeps their protection payments up to date with him).  The American political graveyard is full of people whose careers came to an abrupt end after somebody said “Define ‘unbeatable.'”

Moe Lane

*Remember this?

Still think that the American people really don’t care, Chuckie?

Crossposted to RedState.

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