President Obama once made promises about changing the “tone” in Washington. But when the spirit moves him, he can get down with the condescending name-calling, though he can’t compete with Trump in that league. (But who could?)
Still, before he was elected, then-Senator Obama lamented the poor wretches in flyover country who “… cling to guns or religion.” He forgot the part about brewing up some moonshine and handling snakes.
And, then, there was the cop in Cambridge who “acted stupidly.”
Monday night, as Jordan Fabian at The Hill writes, he called his opponents: "the crazies.”
Seems that the president told the audience at a fundraiser that on the ride over with Senator Harry Reid, “... they spent time reminiscing and ‘figuring out how we're going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems.’”
Today, one of the president's deputy press people walked the language back, reportedly saying that, "he may have been a little glib in his language."
One wonders if the president thinks of Senator Charles Schumer as being among the crazies. He is, after all, opposed to the Iran deal. As are, among others, 61% of the voters in Florida, according to one recent poll.
In fact, it may be that in the president’s scheme, the crazies are the majority.
The New York Post reports that Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has expanded on his rationale for opposing the White House's Iran Deal:
In his most extensive comments since announcing his opposition to the agreement last week, Schumer questioned whether the inspections could be effective, and laid out a litany of reasons why he thinks the deal won’t hold.
“There are parts to bomb making that don’t involve nuclear isotopes. Even if you find nuclear isotopes [through inspections], you don’t know exactly what they are doing,” he said.
Chuck Schumer is coming under fire from President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod. The former advisor is using Twitter to question Schumer's decision to oppose Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
"Facts are facts, and politics is politics. Schumer made a decision based on politics, not fact," Axelrod wrote in a tweet.
When Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he would vote against the nuclear deal with Iran, he didn’t just take a position -- he rejected every major argument President Obama has made on the agreement’s behalf. Schumer argues this is not a deal that prevents Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but one that brings it to the threshold of nuclear weapons capability. He states that its verification and enforcement mechanisms are flawed. Finally, he points out it provides Iran with tens of billions of dollars it could spend on subsidizing terrorism and other violent pursuits.
The Emergency Committee for Israel has released an ad urging voters to hold Senator Chuck Schumer to his Iran deal red line:
"Today the Emergency Committee for Israel released 'Anytime, Anywhere,' a 30-second ad that will air this week on New York City cable news programs and appear on social media platforms in a targeted, six-figure digital buy," ECI says in a statement.
Carly Fiorina has a message for Democrats who oppose a ban on late-term abortions: You don't represent most women. The Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO said she backs a bill, passed by the House of Representatives and just introduced in the Senate, that limits abortions after 20 weeks of gestation except in cases of rape, incest, and where the life of the mother is at stake.
New York senator Chuck Schumer criticized President Obama's passage of Obamacare. It "made no political sense," Schumer complained yesterday at the National Press Club. “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them.”
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said Tuesday that he and his fellow Democrats made a mistake in pursuing health care legislation that eventually became Obamacare. Bloomberg Politics's Kathleen Hunter has the story: