Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Says Dems Screwed Up Passing Obamacare … “Democrats Blew the Opportunity the American People Gave Them” in 2008 and “Put All of Our Focus on the Wrong Problem”
ISN’T THIS INTERESTING, DEMOCRAT CHUCKY SCHUMER SAYS THAT DEMOCRATS SCREWED UP PASSING OBAMACARE …
Speaking Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer had an epiphany and stated that “Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” after the 2008 election. Schumer went on to say that, “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem, health care reform.” Gee, ya think? Sen. Schumer was one of the 60 Democrat senators who passed Obamacare, with not one GOP vote, and forced the unpopular law down the throats of Americans. Now suddenly because as we predicted back then, it would be their undoing, Schumer has misgivings that Democrats focused on it first and did not focus on what Americans were dealing with on a day to day basis, a poor economy and unemployment. Schumer told those in attendance “that considering 85% of all Americans got their health care from either the government, Medicare, Medicaid, or their employer … we would still only be talking about only 5% of the electorate.” Wasn’t that the same argument that those opposed to Obamacare were making in 2009? Why blow up the healthcare system in the United States for only 5% of the people? This is a kin to demolishing a house because the back porch needs repair. Not only did Democrats not listen to the people, the law they forced upon them was nothing more than a lie.
Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday.
Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation to boost the middle class.
But why is Sen. Schumer talking about the Democrats disastrous decision to pass Obamacare now, is it because they have buyer’s remorse and care about the American people? Not at all, it is because they have taken a political shellacking in 2010 and 2014 and now find themselves in the minority in the House and the Senate. It all has to do with power, not the people. Honestly, who in their right mind thought that an unpopular bill that adversely affected so many people to only benefit a few would not have ramifications? If Democrats could not see that, then they deserve what they got.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus. But unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform. Now the plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed, but it was not the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs, not changes in health care.
This makes sense, considering 85% of all Americans got their health care from either the government, Medicare, Medicaid, or their employer. And if health care costs were going up, it really did not affect them. The Affordable Care Act was aimed at the 36 million Americans who were not covered. It has been reported that only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote. In 2010 only about 40% of those registered voting. So even if the uninsured kept with the rate, which they likely did not, we would still only be talking about only 5% of the electorate.
To aim a huge change in mandate at such a small percentage of the electorate made no political sense. So when Democrats focused on health care, the average middle-class person thought the Democrats are not paying enough attention to me. Again, our health care system was riddled with unfairness and inefficiency. It was a problem desperately in need of fixing. The changes that were made are and will continue to be positive changes, but we would have been better able to address it if Democrats had first proposed and passed bold programs aimed at a broader swath of the middle class.
Had we started more broadly, the middle class would have been more receptive to the idea that President Obama wanted to help them. The initial faith they placed in him would have been rewarded. They would have held a more pro-government view and would have given him the permission structure to build a more pro-government coalition. Then Democrats would have been in a better position to tackle our nation’s healthcare crisis.
Healthcare, it wasn’t at the top of the agenda for middle class people …
“We should have done it, we just should not have done it first”. People were hurting and said, what about me, I am losing my job. It’s not health care that is bothering me.”
EXIT QUESTION: So why is Sen. Charles Schumer making these comments about Obamacare? Maybe because Schumer does not want to be the next on the list of 29 Democrat Senators who are no longer in the US Senate who voted for Obamacare.
And Now for the Shock of the Day: Massachusetts Police Say Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Didn’t Have Gun Permit to Carry Firearms
Hey Barack Obama, you can lash out all you want, this is why your ridiculous bill did not pass …
Here comes the shocker of the say for liberals, President Barack Obama, Sens. Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, and the other gun grabbing, gun registering, background check, anti-Second Amendment folks … the Boston Marathon bombing suspects didn’t have gun permits to carry firearms. Imagine that, the two terrorist bombers who shot and killed MIT Patrol Officer Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. did not have a permit nor would they ever have contemplated getting one. How difficult was this for the AP and Reuters to report the facts that these killers did not have gun permits, further proving the liberal agenda of wanting to take guns and Second Amendment rights away from law abiding citizens. When will liberals ever admit that the laws they are putting forward do nothing to stop crime? What better example do they need that the gun fire exchanged between the two terrorist brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and police HERE and HERE.
Imagine that Libs, MSM and Barack Obama, these two killers did not have permits to carry guns, so what background law would have prevented this?
Massachusetts police official say the brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon before having shootouts with authorities didn’t have gun permits.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas tells The Associated Press in an interview Sunday that neither Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) nor his brother Dzhokhar had permission to carry firearms.
He says it’s unclear whether either ever applied and the applications aren’t considered public records.
What’s this world coming to when an Islamist terrorist does not have a registered gun, does not adhere to the laws and pass background check? Oh the humanity. Next thing we will learn that the pressure cookers were unregistered as well as well as the explosives that the brothers used to throw at the police and used in the bombs at the Boston Marathon that killed 3 people and injured over 170. Is it any wonder why the Democrats anti-gun legislation failed and Obama’s knee jerk reaction to take advantage of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting went down in flames. The bill was then pulled by Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid because he did not want any debate on said bill, go figure.
EXIT QUESTION … HOW COME THE LEFT, OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS DON’T CARE AS MUCH FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AS THEY DO FOR DZOKHAR TSARNAEV’S MIRANDA RIGHTS?
Bipartisan Group Of Senators on Verge Of a Deal to Expand Background Checks … This is How Tyranny Begins
So this is how tyranny begins and the GOP ends. It obviously makes no difference anymore what party politicians belong to, they are all after more government control over “We the People”. As reported in the Washington Post, a bipartisan group of Senators is close to a deal that would expand background checks on the purchasing of guns. This ship of fools is passing this off as a bold first step toward consideration of legislation to limit gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, CT. Really, how many criminals or individuals are going to put themselves through a background check if they are using a gun in the commission of a crime. Seriously folks, use your brain. With having some one like Chucky Schumer involved in the legislation, this is just a way of Democrats coming one step closer to universal registration of all guns and tyranny. One thing is for certain, any Republican Senator that pens their name to this needs to be primary challenged.
A bipartisan group of senators is on the verge of a deal that would expand background checks to all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, but significant disagreements remain on the issue of keeping records of private gun sales, according to aides familiar with the talks. An agreement would be a bold first step toward consideration of legislation to limit gun violence in the wake of the mass shootings at a Connecticut elementary school in December and comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected this week to begin considering new proposals to limit gun violence. The talks, led by two Democrats and two Republicans, are expected to earn more GOP support in the coming days and likely enough to move the bill through the Senate, according to senior aides of both parties who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. “These negotiations are challenging, as you’d expect on an issue as complicated as guns,” the chief negotiator, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), said in a statement Saturday. “But all of the senators involved are approaching this in good faith. We are all serious about wanting to get something done, and we are going to keep trying.”
Just curious, how many guns used to commit violence were used by an individual who went through a background check? This entire knew-jerk reaction is Democrats exploiting the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and the murder of children so to pass their so-called crime legislation that will not reduce gun violence. Because Democrats never let an exploitable situation go to waste.
NY Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer Asks Retailers for Moratorium on Gun Sales … This is How the Dismantling of the 2nd Amendment Begins
And so it begins … this is how gun liberty is lost.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY-D) asked gun retailers to suspend sales of assault weapons as Congress discusses gun control. UNREAL. Did Chucky Schumer ask the video game retailers to stop selling ‘Call of Duty’ and other violent gaming videos? Did Chucky Schumer ask Hollywood. the movie and TV industry to suspend all production of violent programing as well while Congress discusses gun
safety control? Did Chucky Schumer ask psychiatrists to hold off on seeing mental patients with a death wish until Congress discussed gun control? The answer would be no, no and no.
Sen. Charles Schumer says retailers that sell assault weapons should stop offering them for purchase while Congress discusses gun regulation legislation.
Schumer on Sunday released a letter he sent to major retailers asking for a voluntary moratorium.
The New York Democrat says consumer demand for guns has gone up in the weeks since the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Schumer says Congress is debating the issue, and if measures get passed that limit these type of weapons, it won’t help if more of them have recently been sold.
YES AMERICA, DON’T BE FOOLED … THEY WANT YOUR GUNS! Be very careful America of those who want to disarm you. There is a long list of individuals in history who have done to their people who include Hitler, Stalin and Mao.
Political Cronyism/Nepotism, Senator Schumer (NY-D) Brother-in-Law Kevin McNulty Named to the US District Court in New Jersey
Once again with cronyism & nepotism politics, it is not what you know, it’s who you know …
Senator Schumer (NY-D) brother-in-Law, Kevin McNulty, was nominated under the cloak of silence this month to a US District federal judgeship in December. Go figure. The nomination has many the the “Garden State” of NJ crying foul and party politics cronyism. Any wonder why Congress gets such a low approval rating?
Schumer … Really, there was no Democrat party Cronyism here, trust me
Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned.
Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late on Friday, Dec. 16. According to a boilerplate quote, President Obama believes McNulty is a “distinguished individual” who “will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
What no one mentioned is that McNulty, 57, was the last-minute choice of Lautenberg, who had been leaning toward other candidates until surprisingly submitting McNulty’s name to the White House.
Lautenberg and his aides have given no public explanation for the decision to go with McNulty even though the latter had never been publicly touted as a contender for the job, which carries life tenure and a $174,000-a-year salary.
Senator Lautenberg and his aides have given no public explanation for the decision, the White House also declined to comment, as did McNulty. Of course they did, why should anyone think there needs to be transparency or comments to “WE” peons. Senator Lautenberg’s peeps have denied any political motives. Sure there wasn’t, who is up for reelection in 2014? As we have learned with Democrats and New jersey politics, there is never a holiday for party cronyism. That would be 87 year old US senator Frank Lautenberg of course. Please tell me that Lautenberg is not going to run for Senate at the age of 90.
People involved in the judicial-nomination process in New Jersey told The Post they believe the surprise nomination was a naked political maneuver by the 87-year-old Lautenberg to stay in Schumer’s good graces. Lautenberg is worried that party elders will try to push him out of his beloved Senate seat because of his advanced age — something that Schumer, one of the party’s top opinion makers and fund-raisers, would be able to stop.
“McNulty came out of left field,” said another source involved in the Jersey judicial politics. “McNulty’s not a dumb guy, but people were just, like, ‘How’d that happen?’ ”