Chuck Schumer pushes plan to wipe out tea party

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In a move that would make Stalin proud, (Charles Schumer) descendant of the Jews that emigrated from Russia in the early 20th century and the commie Emma Goldmans and Rosenbergs of the world, Schumer (to the poud cheers of the morons on left who do not realize they support Communist Party USA) Schumer looking to stifle the voice of the opposition.

Sen. Charles Schumer pushes plan to undercut tea party - Washington Times

Democrats should push for more open primaries as a way of weakening the tea party movement, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said Thursday, laying out a plan to try to isolate the grass-roots conservative movement that has emerged as a key hurdle to President Obama’s agenda over the past three years.

Mr. Schumer said moving to a nonpartisan “blanket” primary — in which all candidates compete and the top finishers advance regardless of party affiliation — would force right-wing candidates to appeal to centrist voters, which he said would push out the most extreme candidates.


“Do what a handful of states have done and have a primary where all voters, members of every party, can vote and the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, then enter a runoff,” Mr. Schumer said in a speech at the Center for American Progress. “It would force the most extreme candidates in Republican districts to move closer to the middle to pick up more moderate Republicans and independents.”

Such a system is in place in California, Louisiana and Washington state.

Mr. Schumer said the tea party movement is being controlled by a few wealthy donors whose limited-government philosophy does not reflect the ideas of millions of voters who identify as tea party supporters but who benefit from government programs such as Social Security or public education.

“The best way to deal with the tea party’s obsessive, anti-government mania is to confront it directly by showing the people the need for government to help them out of their morass,” he said. “Let’s remind people the reason they’re frustrated in Washington is not that government is doing too much, but because it’s gridlocked and not doing enough.”

Mr. Schumer said Democrats should go on the offensive by portraying the government as a

“force for good,” focusing on issues such as raising the minimum wage, making college more affordable and building bridges, roads and broadband infrastructure.

Sal Russo, chief strategist for the Tea Party Express, predicted that the strategy will not work with tea party supporters.


“The tea party is not going to be assuaged by suggesting that even a bigger and more expensive federal government is the answer,” he said.

The tea party movement was born in 2009 out of public anger over the government bailout of private banks and the early moves by newly inaugurated President Obama to boost government spending. Mr. Schumer said Fox News and other conservative-leaning news outlets helped spread the “propaganda” to the masses.

Powered by tea party enthusiasm, insurgent candidates unseated longtime Republicans in primaries in 2010 and went on to help Republicans win control of the House and gain seats in the Senate. Several tea party Senate candidates, however, lost races that analysts had said could have been won by more mainstream candidates.

Mr. Schumer’s hourlong speech shows that Democrats are starting to see tea party lawmakers as serious competition, said Dan Holler, communications director for the conservative activist group Heritage Action for America.

“I think what Sen. Schumer is trying to accomplish is to divide the tea party. I think that in and of itself is telling, that you have someone most people in Washington consider to be one of the smartest strategists in the country dedicating an hour to try to divide the tea party,” he said. “It speaks to the success the movement has had not only in terms of moving the Republican Party to a vision of smaller government but changing how Washington operates.”

Mr. Schumer said he spotted signs of xenophobia or cultural fear in tea party supporters and that many of them worry about increased immigration or an American political landscape that is less white and less male-dominated. He compared the tea party’s limited-government message to Prohibition in the 1920s, calling it a reaction to the country’s shift to a more urban economy.


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Good the tea party is nothing but repuke brown shirts ordered up by Dick Army & freedom works. Good riddance !
 

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Good the tea party is nothing but repuke brown shirts ordered up by Dick Army & freedom works. Good riddance !
So should the IRS also target liberal tax exempt organizations?
 

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This post is full acknowledgement that the tea party is nothing without it's secret cash pipe. Some have said that they are not going after liberals, this may be true, but not because of favoritism, it's because liberals are proud of their support for various causes and have made no efforts to hide it.
 

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He could have taken over after stalin died. Wow. Just what the founders envisioned....silencing the people.
 
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Have you seen his wife iris???? No wonder the guy is a loser.
Typical ignorant RW response... disparaging the female gender.
Shumer needn't quell the Tea Party voice, dolts like you are doing a fine enough job all on your own.
 

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He could have taken over after stalin died. Wow. Just what the founders envisioned....silencing the people.
The silence is the entire problem, if the TP cannot operate without secret undisclosed money then it has a bigger problem then the tax man.
 

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Sigh. Since almost all of America believes the teaps are a worthless cause, only teaps are concerned about the thread.

Who cares.
 

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He could have taken over after stalin died. Wow. Just what the founders envisioned....silencing the people.
The silence is the entire problem, if the TP cannot operate without secret undisclosed money then it has a bigger problem then the tax man.
I haven't seen any violations other than conspiracy sites making such claims. At least NY is staying consistent in their treatment to opposition......get the hell out of here.
 

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Sigh. Since almost all of America believes the teaps are a worthless cause, only teaps are concerned about the thread.

Who cares.
wrong on all counts, snake.

the tea party is not a "party". it is a movement. It is a movement for constitutional government, individual freedom, sane fiscal policy, sane international policy, smaller less intrusive government, individual responsibility and accountability,

it is a movement of FREEDOM, and it is alive and well and will be a force in 2014 and 2016.

you libs want real america to go away and be quiet, but real america is pissed and will be heard.
 

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wrong on all counts, snake.

the tea party is not a "party". it is a movement.
Very similar to a bowel movement.
The original Boston Tea Party would have tossed the lot of you into the harbor.
 

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He could have taken over after stalin died. Wow. Just what the founders envisioned....silencing the people.
The silence is the entire problem, if the TP cannot operate without secret undisclosed money then it has a bigger problem then the tax man.
I haven't seen any violations other than conspiracy sites making such claims. At least NY is staying consistent in their treatment to opposition......get the hell out of here.
Might want to take a good look around then. Do you like secret money in politics? Do you think it's a good thing? I cannot see anyone wanting to fight disclosure unless they think it might really hurt their chances of unfairly influencing politics.
 

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wrong on all counts, snake.

the tea party is not a "party". it is a movement.
Very similar to a bowel movement.
The original Boston Tea Party would have tossed the lot of you into the harbor.
totally wrong, they would have tossed you, obama, and the entire democrap party into the harbor with lead weights attached to your feet.

look up "taxation without representation" you might learn something about why ACA should be declared unconstitutional.
 

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Sigh. Since almost all of America believes the teaps are a worthless cause, only teaps are concerned about the thread.

Who cares.
wrong on all counts, snake.

the tea party is not a "party". it is a movement. It is a movement for constitutional government, individual freedom, sane fiscal policy, sane international policy, smaller less intrusive government, individual responsibility and accountability,

it is a movement of FREEDOM, and it is alive and well and will be a force in 2014 and 2016.

you libs want real america to go away and be quiet, but real america is pissed and will be heard.
No. The Tea Party is just the old Christian Coalition,

pretending it knows something about domestic economics.
 

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Sigh. Since almost all of America believes the teaps are a worthless cause, only teaps are concerned about the thread.

Who cares.
wrong on all counts, snake.

the tea party is not a "party". it is a movement. It is a movement for constitutional government, individual freedom, sane fiscal policy, sane international policy, smaller less intrusive government, individual responsibility and accountability,

it is a movement of FREEDOM, and it is alive and well and will be a force in 2014 and 2016.

you libs want real america to go away and be quiet, but real america is pissed and will be heard.
No. The Tea Party is just the old Christian Coalition,

pretending it knows something about domestic economics.
wrong again, carbon credits. But continue the dream if it makes you feel good.

obama has destroyed the liberal movement in the USA, its over.
 

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Ah, Chuck Schumer. Whenever I think of him I always remember the time I got the chance to slap him down to the level of the rest of the peons of the world.

That being said....I don't see what's the problem here.
 

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wrong on all counts, snake.

the tea party is not a "party". it is a movement.
Very similar to a bowel movement.
The original Boston Tea Party would have tossed the lot of you into the harbor.
totally wrong, they would have tossed you, obama, and the entire democrap party into the harbor with lead weights attached to your feet.

look up "taxation without representation" you might learn something about why ACA should be declared unconstitutional.
Your representatives didn't get to vote on the ACA? Are you sure?
 

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