Chuck Schumer

Are Chuck and Nancy overplaying their hand on political violence?

Featured image Earlier this week, Chuck Schumer tweeted: Make no mistake: Despicable acts of violence and harassment are being carried out by radicals across the political spectrum—not just by one side. Regardless of who is responsible, these acts are wrong and must be condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike. Period. Today, President Trump did just what Schumer prescribed. In response to news that packages containing explosive devices were mailed to several high-profile »

Schumer urges Trump to nominate. . .Merrick Garland

Featured image This report from the Washington Post caused me to smile. According to the Post, Sen. Chuck Schumer called President Trump and urged him to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Schumer was not daunted by the fact that Garland’s name does not appear on the list of 25 from which Trump has promised his nominee will come. The absence wasn’t exactly an oversight. Garland is a liberal whom »

Make the Democrats pay for stalling Trump’s nominees

Featured image The Senate is sitting on 78 of President Trump’s nominees who have already been passed out of committee but can’t get a floor vote. Chuck Schumer and his loyal band of Democrats accomplish this obstruction by objecting to unanimous consent that a nomination be taken up. This triggers a motion for cloture which brings with it 30 hours of floor debate. The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial denouncing the »

Democrats’ Obstructionism Is Unprecedented

Featured image When the Democrats say, “He’s not my president,” they aren’t kidding. Most Democrats still refuse to accept the result of the 2016 election, and their party consistently refuses to extend to President Trump the routine cooperation that makes our democracy function. The most blatant example of this is the Democratic minority in the Senate. The Democrats under Chuck Schumer have abused longstanding Senate rules and courtesies in a way that »

Schumer voted no on judicial nominee because he is white

Featured image Chuck Schumer today voted against the confirmation of Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. His reason? Quattlebaum is white. Schumer explained: The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary. Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African American. Actually, Quattlebaum replaces Judge Cameron McGowan »

When Schumer and de Blasio wanted a military parade

Featured image Democrats are castigating President Trump for wanting a military parade in Washington, D.C. Eleanor Holmes Norton feigned outrage, saying: President’s Trump’s desire to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on a military parade in the style of authoritarian leaders he admires would feed his ego and perhaps his base, rather than serve any legitimate purpose or keep with any long-held American traditions. Norton’s reference to “taxpayer dollars” is amusing. For years, »

McConnell puts big government freight train back on track

Featured image Skepticism is always in order on the substance of any agreement between Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats, especially if the subject is spending. When it comes to the spending deal Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer reached, skepticism should probably give way to alarm. The deal raises spending caps on discretionary spending by nearly $300 billion over two years. According to Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, this means »

Civil War on the Left, Part 53: Riot of the Cavemen

Featured image Talk about your Feel Good Story of the Day, from The Hill: That’s so much fun to read it’s worth repeating again: From the copy: Progressives are hammering Sen. Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) for his agreement with Senate Republican leadership to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. “I don’t »

Shutdown to end as Dems cave [UPDATED TWICE]

Featured image The Senate has reached a deal that will reopen the government by tonight. Only 18 Senators voted against the deal in the context of a motion to end debate. The House is expected to agree to the deal by uniting Republican and Democratic leaders in an agreement on immigration and spending. The bill agreed to would fund the government through Feb. 8 and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) »

Shutdowns then and now

Featured image You have to be awfully cynical to be Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senate Republicans have sought to publicize an exhibit displaying Schumer on shutdowns that they have extracted with help from the Wayback Machine, circa 2013. Schumer’s Democratic minions followed him then and they follow him now. Who knew the Senate Republicans have a good Twitter feed to put this exhibit into evidence? It’s a good idea. They probably »

White House issues tough statement on “Schumer Shutdown”

Featured image We’ve passed midnight here in the East, so the government shutdown has commenced, at least technically. As I type this, Senators are milling around on the Senate floor presumably trying to work out some sort of arrangement that will fully fund the government for a little while longer. Meanwhile, the White House, via Sarah Sanders, has issued this statement: Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown. Tonight they put politics above »

Schumer succeeds in obstructing key DOJ nominees

Featured image The Washington Post reports that “nearly a year into President Trump’s administration, the Justice Department lacks Senate-confirmed appointees in leadership posts running the national security, criminal, civil rights and other key divisions.” “The problem shows no sign of abating anytime soon,” the Post adds. The Post is correct. Not only are key leadership posts vacant, but it now appears they will remain vacant until at least the Spring. Moreover, this »

Trump on the Move

Featured image Well whaddyaknow? Trump’s approval rating is starting to climb. And what do people like best about Trump right now? His meetings with Chuck and Nancy. From the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll: President Donald Trump’s deal with congressional Democrats to keep the government funded and provide hurricane relief is drawing strong support from across the political spectrum, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. The poll found 71% »

Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Heidi

Featured image President Trump has decided to work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi because he’s concluded that otherwise he won’t be able to get things done. This begs the question, which is whether the things he can get done with Chuck and Nancy are worth doing. President Obama didn’t work with Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan for the sake of getting things done. But Obama is a principled leftist. Trump is »

What’s so bad about feeling good?

Featured image That’s the title of a 1968 movie starring George Peppard and Mary Tyler Moore. I’m pretty sure I never saw it, but the title has stayed with me all these years. The question arises anew from this report in Politico about how good President Trump feels after striking his deal yesterday with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. According to Josh Dawsey, Trump is almost giddy, as he basks in the »

Charles Grassley: Chuck Schumer lied about Russia investigation

Featured image On Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley accused Sen. Chuck Schumer of lying about the FBI Russia probe. Grassley didn’t use the term “lying,” but there is no other way to read his remarks. Grassley, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained that then-FBI director Comey told him and Dianne Feinstein, the Committee’s ranking member, that President Trump was not under investigation by the Bureau. Grassley said that, in addition, Comey »

McConnell to finish what Schumer started

Featured image Josh Holmes fills in the history leading to the imminent confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in the Politico Magazine column “McConnell is finishing what Schumer started.” Holmes’s column traces the judicial filibuster wars to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and pays tribute to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in playing his “long game” leading to what should be a happy ending tomorrow. This story has been out »