Outside ‘the Talks,’ Schumer Is On Message : Roll Call News Outside the Talks, Schumer Is On Message So that is how the Republican's became the party of tough, unpopular but necessary ideas and the Democrat's became the party of no ideas. Now if only Chucky Schumer could explain why the Dem's didn't pass a budget in 2010 when they controlled the Senate and the House (and the WH). They are required by law to pass one every year btw, but whatever. In his defense, having something on paper can prove unpopular. Side note: Yeah, I pretty much just stole the Roll Call link and thoughts of Guy Benson at Townhall which I happened to agree with... Surprise: The Brain Behind Democrats' No-Plan, Class Warfare Approach Is... - Guy Benson ... but I also steal ideas from Ed Morrissey, Mark Steyn, Allahpundit, Ronald Reagan, Wachington/Jefferson/Madison, Ayn Rand, Ludwig Von Misses, Bob Dylan, Mark Twain etc etc. As my Poli-Sci Prof. used to say: "Stealing from one source is plagiarism, stealing from many sources is scholarship."