Chuck Schumer appeared with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday night. He declared that by calling for a quick vote now when the presidential election is just 44 days away, Mitch McConnell is displaying “blatant, nasty hypocrisy.” Schumer’s words have weight, not because he is correct but because he is the master of political hypocrisy. In fact, Chuck’s full title is not Minority Leader its “Chuck the Schumer, King of Political Hypocrisy Ruler Of All He Cannot See Because He Wears His Glasses Like An Old Schoolmarm.”
In his exalted position, the Schumer enforces his prime directive, “If I supported something before Donald Trump became president, I must reject it now.”
Here are some of his greatest hypocritical hits:
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Schumer opposes Trump’s building of a wall on the southern border of the United States. In March 2017, he threatened to shut down the government if the spending bill contained funding for the wall. At the end of September, he continued his objection saying, “We are going to continue to have the Statue of Liberty be our symbol, not that damned wall,” In December 2019, the government shut down because Schumer hated the wall.
In 2006, during the second term of Republican President George H.W. Bush, his majesty, the hypocrite, voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act. The act called for a double-layered fence with barbed-wire on top, and room for a security vehicle to patrol between the layers all along our southern border (only 36 miles of the fence was built before Obama became President and killed the project).
Approving Presidential Cabinet Picks
When Barack Obama was trying to get his second term cabinet picks approved, King Chuck criticized the GOP:
Just about everyone in America, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, believe that once you elect a president he deserves his choices to run the executive branch. But a new tactic has it been introduced try to paralyze the executive branch the way they paralyze the legislative branches because they really don’t want the government to function.
But a new tactic has been introduced to try to paralyze the executive branch the way they’ve paralyzed the legislative branches because they really don’t want the government to function
But when President Trump submitted his cabinet picks, hypocritical Chuck Schumer changed his stance. He led Democrats, making slanderous accusations about the President and the people he’s sent to the Senate for confirmation, and Schumer “slow-walked” the nominations delaying votes even when he knew he couldn’t win.
Firing James Comey
In November 2016, hypocritical Chuck gave Bloomberg his opinion of FBI Director James Comey, “I do not have confidence in him any longer.” He described Comey’s decision to speak publicly of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s negligent handling of classified information as “appalling. Yet six months later, when President Trump fired Comey, the King of Hypocrisy said, “Earlier this afternoon President Trump called me and informed me he was firing Director Comey,” Schumer told reporters on Tuesday. “I told the President, ‘Mr. President, with all due respect, you are making a big mistake.”
The Iran Deal
When the vote for Obama’s awful Iran deal was approaching, the master of misdirection wrote a passionate essay explaining why he opposed the deal. However, when President Trump decertified the JCPOA and laid out an agenda for Congress to propose and vote on triggers to reimpose sanctions, Schumer tweeted:
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 14, 2017
Actually, General Mattis was part of the team that put together President Trump’s Iran deal plan.
In 2013 Schumer joined then-majority leader Harry Reid in announcing they were ending the filibuster for most presidential appointments. Schumer said there should always be an up or down vote no matter who is in charge. “We’d much prefer the risk of up-or-down votes in majority rule than the risk of continued total obstruction. That’s the bottom line, no matter who’s in power.”
In 2017 Schumer, the hypocritical filibusterer, said something totally different. He called for his Senate Democratic Party conference to filibuster Judge Gorsuch.
I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. His nomination will have a cloture vote. He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation my vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same
In 2010 the Sovereign of Sanctimony voted in favor of the Senate ramming through the Obamacare bill via reconciliation. In fact, a month before the ACA vote, Schumer signed a letter urging then-leader Harry Reid to slip in a public health insurance option, which can be passed via reconciliation. But in August 2017, he said reconciliation was a bad idea, saying, “Ramming tax cuts through under reconciliation — the very same partisan process that failed for health care — is the wrong way to do the business of the country,”
During his first Senate campaign, one of the promises of the hypocritical Schumer was that he would vote no in Clinton’s impeachment trial. This was a month before he was elected to the Senate and three months before the beginning of Clinton’s impeachment Senate trial.
In December 2019, Schumer blasted Mitch McConnell for saying he would not be an impartial juror in the Trump impeachment trial. “Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said he was “utterly amazed” McConnell would describe himself as not impartial. Mitch McConnell said proudly he is not an impartial juror. The American people want Mitch McConnell to be an impartial juror in this situation.”
Of course, there are dozens of other examples; Chuck Schumer is royalty after all and has earned that title via his excess of hypocrisy. He doesn’t decide based on what is best for the United States or New York, the state he represents, only what is best for his party.
In this case, whether the Republicans position on filling Justice Ginsburg’s seat or not, one must consider that based on the mail-in votes and threats by members of his party, the upcoming presidential election may end up in the Supreme Court. In that case, what would be best for America is nine Supreme Court justices to avoid a 4-4 even vote in the court.
Cross-posted with The Lid
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