Skip to comments.Sen. Chuck Schumer is positioned to be the Senate majority leader
Posted on 05/22/2010 11:43:46 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
On Mother's Day, Chuck Schumer delivered two commencement speeches upstate, flew back to Brooklyn to eat dinner with his wife, mother and daughters, and at 7:38 p.m. toted a briefcase into his midtown office for the political ritual known as the Sunday press conference. Picking his way through a line of television cameramen, he joked: "It's like football. No holes. Can't get through," then settled into his habitual spot between a lectern and a ratty blue curtain.
"The Times Square car bomb should be a wake-up call for the administration," Schumer said into a bouquet of microphones, demanding that President Obama increase New York's share of anti-terrorism funding. "I'm going to pursue that legislatively."
During his three-decade legislative career, Schumer, 59, has developed a reputation as a razor-elbowed, shamelessly self-serving, media-addicted political monster. He is also arguably the single most effective lawmaker of his generation.
Now, with confidant Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) hanging on to his seat by a thread, the Brooklynite is nearing the goal line of his long game.
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This could be considered great news - Chuckie Schumer as leader of the US Senate!
CS, what an abrasive a$$h0#$.
So they think they’re going to retain control of the Senate? Isn’t that called “whistling past the graveyard” or am I missing something. Can these fools read their own internal polls?
From bad to worse. Smarmy prick.
Lord help us !!
We HAVE to win the Senate! I can not stand this man and I will not be able to stand seeing his slimy mug on the tube everyday! I will use this as inspiration to work harder on getting republicans elected.
I think they will maintain control, unfortunately. But the ones up for reelection in 2012 will be very nervous. And the Republicans should have enough votes to sustain a filibuster if *most* of them stick together.
What about Durbin though? Hard to believe he won’t put up a strong fight for the job.
(up) Chuck Schumer would be a disaster for this country.
That would mean Dirty Harry had taken retirement and the voters had spoken on other matters....
Let’s hope he is the Senate Minority Leader next year.
The most dangerous place in the world is between Schmuckie and a TV camera.
So they think theyre going to retain control of the Senate? Isnt that called whistling past the graveyard or am I missing something.
Which of the 16 dem senators that are up for election this fall are going to lose such that the GOP will take over control?... Isn’t the current makeup 57 dems, 41 gop and 2 independents? I hope the gap closes substantially but I don’t see the gop with 51 senators come Jan. 2011.
God help us.
if we lose, as majority leader he would inspire the final push in 2012...
Gotta silence him about the 911 funding somehow.
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