We’re All Extremists, Now.

At least, according to Sen. Charles (Chuckie) Schumer, D-N.Y., we are.

Chuckie, a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got caught giving marching orders to 4 Democratic Senators about the budget stalemate yesterday morning. Schumer was unaware that reporters were listening in.

This upstanding public servant told this non-musical quartet, composed of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell anyone who would listen that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.

He then reminded the Senators to be sure that they call the propsed GOP spending cuts “extreme.”

When caught red handed, Schumer’s feeble response was:

I always use extreme. That is what the caucus instructed me to use.

One of his aides must have told him that reporters were listening in, because he ended his instructions midsentence.

According to Susan Ferrechino, of the Washington Examiner, Chuckie said the following, during his instructions to the quartet, about House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio:

The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful negotiations. The only way we can avoid a shutdown is for Boehner to come up with a reasonable compromise and not just listen to what the Tea Party wants.

Schumer also said that Boehner was “in a box,” over the budget negotiations.

The Senatorial Quartet started contributing to the conference call after they realized that reports were listening in.

Chuckie’s conference call is a continuation of a Democratic Party theme begun before the Midterm Elections, labeling the Tea Party Movement as Extreme, because the American public are daring to call for a fiscally-responsible Federal Government.

Oh, the horror!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, Nev.), two weeks ago, blamed “tea party extremists” for standing in the way of a compromise to allow Congress to keep the government running through September.

Dinghy Harry whined that:

Some Tea Party extremists seem to think ‘compromise’ is a dirty word, and have said that they would rather shut down the government than work with Democrats to find a common-sense, bipartisan solution.

He went on to plead with “reasonable Republicans” to

break from tea party extremists and join Democrats to find a responsible, bipartisan solution free of extraneous riders.

Or will they sacrifice American jobs to appease their base?

Harry, your shoving of Obamacare down our throats and your Democratic Congress’ fiscal mismanagement of the Federal Budget cost Americans jobs.

And the Conservative base is composed of the majority of Americans.

A coordinated message released by either Political Party is certainly not uncommon.  However, at this crucial juncture in the budget negotiation process, this will certainly not help avoid a shutdown.

The meme of Tea Party Extremism is certainly nothing new.  Remember this?

or how about this charming young lady (and I’m being kind):

Merriam-webster.com defines the phrase ad hominem as:

1: appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect

2: marked by or being an attack on an opponent’s character rather than by an answer to the contentions made

Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, whatever you wish to call these out-of-touch imbeciles, are having a problem:  They are stuck in a reverse-Midas situation.  Everything they touch turns into garbage.

Their president’s poll numbers are tanking, as his Smart Power! Foreign Policy appears to the public to have all of the well-thought out logistics of a Three Stooges short. (Hey, Moe! Nyuk, nyuk!)

Meanwhile, his domestic policies have resulted in 1/6th of Americans being on Food Stamps and a horrible employment situation, as Americans live in dread of the start of the unwanted monster called Obamacare.

So, as their political reality is collapsing around them, all Progressives have left are ad hominem attacks, or, name-calling.

Like the bully on the playground, whose false bravado masks a deeply-set insecurity, Democrats are now lashing out at the Tea Party Movement and the rest of Conservatives, in an attempt to protect their phony-baloney jobs and their acquired power.  All their carefully crafted schemes and long-term plans are turning to ash in their hands, as Christopher Lee did at the end of The Horror of Dracula.

On July 16, 1964, American Senator Barry Goldwater said the following during his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination:

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And…moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!

And, if you go further back in American History, I suppose that these namby-pamby passive-aggressive Progressives would have labeled our Founding Fathers as Extremists, also.  Lord knows, they said some pretty Extreme things.  Like Patrick Henry, who said:

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

Is wanting a fiscally-responsible Federal Government an act of Extremism?  No.  Therefore:

We’re all Extremists, now.


6 Responses to “We’re All Extremists, Now.”

  1. Badger40 Says:

    The info age is certainly backfiring on these weasels. Now everyone is a potential journalist with cel phones ready to record conversations, video, pix, etc.
    They can run, but they cannot hide.

  2. Naturally Curly Says:

    Barry Goldwater and Patrick Henry, what a great way to start the day. Be still my heart!

    It was never about Hope and Change. It was always about Rope and Chains.

  3. Laura in Maryland Says:

    I am Extremicus!

  4. Dominion Says:

    Count me in as an extremist, too. And I stand with the Original Extremists: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and all of their compatriots.

  5. ladyingray Says:

    I’m a proud extremist!

  6. Gohawgs Says:

    The TEA Party is made of more than just fiscally conservative Republicans. There were dems, indies, libertarians and others that joined R’s at the various rallies held across the Country over the past 2 yrs. And helped to vote out dems in Nov. 2010. I think the dem leadership knows this and this scares them more than the Republican Tea Party boogey man…

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