Schumer, Gillibrand, and the Wall Street payoffs.
Via Jen Rubin: Wall Street money rains on Schumer Wall Street has showered nearly $11 million on the Senate since the beginning of the year, and more than 15 percent of it has gone to a single senator: Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York. [snip] Of the $10.6 million the industry has given to sitting senators this year, more than $7.7 million has gone to | Read More »
Breaking: CURRENT(?) DSCC national finance chair arrested for bank fraud.
Hassan Nemazee was more recently a heavy donor and bundler for both the Clinton and Obama Presidential campaigns, bringing in over half a million for the new President; he was also a major bundler for the Presidential Inaugural. NY Businessman Charged With $74 Million Bank Fraud Against Citigroup A New York man was charged with allegedly defrauding Citigroup Inc. (C) out of $74 million in | Read More »
The Farce of the “Level Playing Field”
The Democrats are committed to the idea of a public (read “government”) option for health care payment. When Republicans and Libertarians counter that such a program is just a stepping stone to universal, government-provided health care, Democrats start talking about the “Level-playing-field,” the idea that the government will compete fairly with private insurers. This is a farce: The Democrats know that such a level playing | Read More »
Chuck Schumer Drops the Mask
As noted by Jonah Goldberg, liberal Democrats like Chuck Schumer are now so convinced that 2006 and 2008 have permanently altered the American political landscape that they no longer feel the need to hide their disdain for the things majorities of the American people have supported for decades: “The world has changed,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York proclaimed on MSNBC. “The old Reagan | Read More »
Schumer video bragging about cutting pandemic fund surfaces.
Hey, who here thinks that the Nation, ThinkProgress, Washington Monthly, Firedoglake, and the rest of the Journolist stenographers are going to reference this? (For those who can’t see it: it shows Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer bragging about cutting out the very funding that a good number of ostensibly-unrelated Left-bloggers and writers are trying to pin on the GOP, in the person of Senator Susan Collins. | Read More »
Senator Chuck Schumer: pandemic funding ‘little porky things.*’
[UPDATE]: And I thought that I was being harsh. Back in the day, Senator Schumer bragged about removing the funding, in fact. He thought that it was “bipartisan.” He said the compromise hammered out between Senate Democrats and moderate Republicans – which has enough support to get it past any threat of a filibuster – was far better than that passed by the House on | Read More »
MN-SEN: MN Dem chair agrees with Pawlenty, not Schumer
Earlier in the week, I noted that the Democratic strategy with respect to the Minnesota Senate recount between Norm Coleman and Al Franken is to demand that Franken be seated if the state courts rule in his favor. Chuck Schumer was saying it, while the academics on the left were laying out the argument that the federal courts wouldn’t take it. But there is a | Read More »
Washington Becomes Rome
Chuck Schumer wants the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to tell states they have no choice in the use of porkulus funds.Below the fold is the entire letter. It’s is amazing in its reach. In effect, states will have zero discretion in how they spend the money and which parts they take.This stems from Gov. Bobby Jindal and others saying they would not | Read More »
Chuck Schumer: Liar, Propagandist, Anti-American, Killer of Free Speech
Usually I don’t go for the hard-edged treatment of politicians as my headline here does. I don’t often call individuals “liars” and the like, though I’ve been known to do so on occasion. Generally, I prefer to assume that those that oppose my views are truthfully advocating for deep held beliefs and not using lies and obfuscation to get there — some exceptions to that, | Read More »
Permit me to correct the Senior Senator for NY.
Who is, by the way, up for re-election next year: If there is a time where the American people “really don’t care” about pork and corruption, it’s when times are good. Times are not good. Moe Lane PS: Not that he’d know. I don’t think this guy has actually worked for a living in decades. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
What I Have in Common With Chuck Schumer
Veteran NBC political commetator Chuck Todd recently revealed a secret about how Senate Democrats view Al Franken: I have had multiple very high level Democrats on the Hill sit there with their fingers crossed. They are scared of Franken winning. More importantly they fear that if Franken wins then every liberal Hollywood type is going to say ‘hey I can run for office too…’ It’s | Read More »
In Which Things Get Interesting . . .
And Chuck Schumer may need to get some consultants stat: California’s attorney general is reviewing a request by former employees of IndyMac Bancorp Inc to investigate whether a New York senator triggered the bank’s collapse by releasing confidential information. At issue is a much-publicized letter that Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, sent in June to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) and Office of Thrift Supervision | Read More »
Schumer wants Obama to fight back. Barry’s surrogates do it for him.
Chuck Schumer wants Barack Obama to fight back hard against the McCain campaign’s attacks: “I thought the Britney Spears commercial was powerful,” Schumer said, referring to McCain’s television ad casting Obama as a vapid “celebrity.” “They’re trying to say, ‘He’s not one of us,’” Schumer said. “I would answer back hard. What do you mean he’s not one of us? It’s John McCain who wears | Read More »
Heckuva Job, Chucky
You would think that a U.S. Senator would know enough to carefully calibrate statements when it comes to dealing with extremely sensitive and important issues–not to mention, knowing enough to refrain from leaking statements that might unnecessarily cause panic as people try to grapple with those extremely sensitive and important issues. But when it comes to New York Senator Chuck Schumer, you would be wrong. | Read More »
BREAKING: Bank Collapses. Feds cite Sen. Chuck Schumer as “immediate cause” of collapse
Federal regulators just seized and shut down IndyMac, a major mortgage specialist. The Pasadena, Calif., thrift was one of the largest savings and loans in the country with about $32 billion in assets. It now joins an infamous list of collapsed banks, topped by Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Co., which failed in 1984 with $40 billion of assets.IndyMac specialized in Alt-A loans, a | Read More »