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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:25 PM
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Anyone catch Schumer on the Senate debate for SoS confirmation? He questioned Kerry's chairmanship
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:28 PM by blm
as if Kerry had no right to lead the debate in the senate - I have never seen anything like this on the senate floor, even from an opposing party. When he was told Kerry was, indeed, chair of SFRC, he proceeded to act like it was his (Schumer's) job to lead debate.

Come on - Schumer was grandstanding for the cameras and using his time ONCE AGAIN to try and diminish Kerry's position in the senate. Some of you may recall Schumer led the fight AGAINST Kerry and Kennedy's filibuster of Alito, with his staffers even attacking Kerry's motives for trying to block Alito. Then a week before 2006 election, a website popped up called heyjohn that questioned Kerry's donations and efforts for 2006 candidates - a site that was eventually traced to a Schumer staffer with the DSCC.

Finally, if Schumer is so inattentive of senate proceedings that he missed the hearings LED last week by Sen. Kerry for the confirmation of SoS position, then maybe he is in the senate for the WRONG REASONS.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:26 PM
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1. I don't trust Schumer
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:35 PM
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9. He's a Wall Street Shill
But, then, so is Barney frank

(although I applaud Frank's support for pot legalization)

I guess they all have their good and bad issues

(I felt Kerry was simply a placeholder in the 2004 elections)
but loved his Iran-Contra hearings
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:43 PM
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10. I wish Russ Feingold could just chair all the committes :P
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:56 PM
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13. Kerry wasn't a placeholder, but Dem powerstructure treated him like one and stayed sided with Bush
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:57 PM by blm
and even defending Bush publicly on his terrorism and Iraq war decisions - especially Bill Clinton. Hell, even Joe Biden back then said Kerry was wrong for voting against the funding of Iraq war and wouldn't agree with Kerry who was publicly opposing Bush on Iraq invasion.

Kerry worked for a year on his own to UNCOVER IranContra, but was not part of the hearings - Poppy Bush got him blackballed from those hearings claiming he was a zealot to Dem leaders. So Kerry bargained for a new investigation he wanted to start into BCCI. BCCI included IranContra matters, but, it was BCCI report after Kerry's 5 1/2 year investigation that has been the greatest revelation of BushInc - which is why he has never stopped being a target for the DC powerstructure including Dem powerplayers who usually stand with BushInc.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:27 PM
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2. Nobody said shit when they threw Dingell under the bus, so meh. nt
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:04 PM by Romulox
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:28 PM
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3. Last night my DH predicted that before you know it, the Dems
will be attacking each other. I told him he was wrong; guess I need to apologize. x(
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:32 PM
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4. Senator Schumer - the guy who brought Mukasey to the dance...
Chuck is wrong much more than he's right. :thumbsdown:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:32 PM
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5. What?! What a jackass. What did Kerry do?
:grr:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:07 PM
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17. answered Schumer's abrasiveness with unfailing politeness and civility.....personally, I wish he'd
haul off and slug some of the more treacherous asshats on both sides. He's probably the only one in the senate who has been in the situation where he had to kill enemy combatants with his bare hands, yet they often mistake his elegance and civility with weakness - as if any of them would have the integrity and backbone to sustain a 5 1/2 year investigation into the MONSTER that was BCCI.
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:32 PM
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6. Schumer also pushed Mucasey on us...
... nuff said?

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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:32 PM
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7. He did not miss it. He was there introducing Hillary Clinton and congratulated
Kerry for becoming chair. But he probably needed to show he was important.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:47 PM
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12. I know, I saw him at the hearings - this act he put on for floor debate was pure BULLSHIT.
I wonder if he's questioning Kerry's creds because he's afraid of the international BANKING investigations that are expected with Kerry's recent hiring of Douglas Frantz as chief investigator?
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:32 PM
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8. Thanks blm...
I emailed him. What bullshit.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:45 PM
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11. Don't trust him either
He always looks like a sneaky rattlesnake for some reason.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:02 PM
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14. Old style politician
Just the kind Obama warned yesterday that their time has come to an end.

It will be cool to see how Obama mashes them. With our help. Right? I mean, we're all gonna help, right?
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:03 PM
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15. I would love for President Obama to put him and other snakes in check n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:06 PM
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16. How can he? He's surrounded by them. n/t
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:11 PM
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19. Snakes all around him....?
Hawaii has no snakes. They have what they call mongooses.

Now is the chance for all us folks to play mongoose on the DC snakes.

Who's afraid of the DC snakes?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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25. heh....I like that.... a mongoose forum where we act against snakes working for power elite.
.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:27 PM
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26. Yeah
Ate some rattlesnake once. Can do it again.

And chased a bunch of local snakes away from scaring the folks.

The DC snakes, tho, are pretty well entrenched and all balled up together... it's gonna take a group effort.
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:12 PM
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20. Yep. He has to work with them :(
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 03:28 PM by politicasista
n/t
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:09 PM
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18. Cry me a fucking river.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:12 PM
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21. So?
You like Schumer? What part of that snake/oldpol do you like?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:20 PM
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23. Some Dems are just not fans of open government lawmakers or activists. Go figure.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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24. And, iirc, counting votes
ya really have to wonder about some folks.

But not about you, blm. Newbies, take note; blm is one of the best.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:18 PM
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22. Schumer must be hoping to dent JK's creds before INTERNATIONAL BANKING INVESTIGATIONS start, eh?
Schumer and the other senators in service to financial powers might be unhappy with Kerry's recent hire of Douglas Frantz as chief investigator for his committee.

Investigate it all and let the chips fall where they may - I'm SURE you would agree to that.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:37 PM
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28. it figures you'd defend that corporate right leaning prick
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:38 PM by fascisthunter
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choie Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:35 PM
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27. Schumer was too busy last week
attending disgusting pro-Israel rallies in New York to worry about the hearings.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:31 AM
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30. he actually introduced HRC at the hearing in FRONT of Chairman Kerry - this ACT he put on
questioning Kerry's chairmanship is driven by something else, and I believe it's his agenda in the senate which is to always put banking interests first, and it is Kerry who uncovered BCCI's far reaching banking crimes which was also how S&L crisis was uncovered. Many banking crooks would like to see Kerry out of DC, and Schumer will keep trying to make it happen.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:40 PM
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29. Schumer throwing a hissy fit? I'm not surprised. After all, if everyone
around me was becoming President and Vice-President and Sec of State while I was thinking I was a bigshot, I'd be a little pissy too. :sarcasm:
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