As a former U.S. politician named Claude Swanson once so eloquently put it: “When the water reaches the upper decks, follow the rats”. Those “rats” are now rushing to evacuate the sinking ship of the doomed Barack Obama administration after the great Tuesday massacre of 2014. The latest example being prominent Democrat Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer of New York who earlier this week blasted Obamacare with both barrels.
According to a story from Reuters, “Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House” Schumer inveighed against dear leader in a Tuesday speech at the National Press Club. The Reuters storyis the first loud crack of the blue jackass party fracturing from within. I excerpt the following:
Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration.
In a high-profile speech on Tuesday dissecting Democrats' losses in this month's midterm elections, Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, listed "a cascade of issues" botched by the White House, starting with Obama's push for healthcare reforms soon after he took office in 2009.
Later on Tuesday, the White House took the unusual step of publicly pledging to veto a deal on tax breaks that Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was trying to hammer out with Republicans in the House of Representatives.
"There is clearly a lot of unhappiness and a lot of mistrust that exists between the president and his congressional party," said Ross Baker, political scientist at Rutgers University.
Democrats will cede control of the Senate to Republicans in the New Year after heavy losses in the Nov. 4 elections that also gave the Republicans an increased majority in the House.
In some ways, Schumer's remarks were typical of the kind of "post-disaster syndrome" of finger-pointing common after election losses, Baker said.
"Typically, when a political party has suffered an electoral debacle, one of the first things they do is shoot the survivors," he said.
According to Schumer, the party lost because the White House messed up on "a cascade of issues," starting with the healthcare reform push in 2009, at a time when Americans were more preoccupied with the recession.
Also on Schumer's list of White House errors: the rollout of insurance marketplaces, fixing wait lists for veterans' hospitals, dealing with the first case of Ebola in the United States, and even security at the White House itself.
His remarks illustrated how some Democrats are trying to start to move apart and away from Obama.
The good Senator’s criticism shows the level of unease and anger among the entrenched career politicians who due to Obama’s unpopularity were stripped of their coveted committee leadership positions by voters. Shumer - as earlier comments from an aide to Harry Reid show his own boss being - is as mad as hell and ready to do anything to save his own miserable ass come 2016.
This is an ongoing problem with Democrats whose selfish focus on their own privileged positions at the expense of working Americans and a middle class that they have assisted Obama with gutting like a Thanksgiving turkey is now coming back to bite them in the ass. Blasting Obamacare is about to be inserted into every Democrat’s stump speech but they are liars, cheats and hypocrites and should not be trusted under any circumstances. The very conception of Obamacare was an act of fornication that was a joint effort between the party and the rapacious parasites of the insurance industry. Why was it that Montana Senator Max Baucus, one of the most corrupt Democrats in recent history sat down and colluded with corporate honchos and lobbyists to hammer out the law in the first place? The fix was already in to have the Obama regime backstop the industry by forcing millions to buy crappy health insurance with the cocked and loaded gun of the state pointed at their heads. Baucus then had the temerity to blast it all as a “train wreck” when he was largely responsible for designing it. It is hypocrisy that money can't buy and it runs like a cancer through the Democratic party.
Schumer is another big phony too. He sings his sad whipsong of how a misplaced focus on health insurance reform that none other than VP Joe "Foghorn Leghorn" Biden once called “a big fucking deal” failed to raise the economic boats of all Americans. Shumer by the way supported Obamacare before it was exposed as toxic snake oil so he is just one more liberal flip-flopper who was for it before he was against it. Schumer is also far from a perfect messenger on issues that are economically beneficial to ordinary Americans. He is long notorious for being a whore for Wall Street and the banksters who took down the economy with their gambling schemes as well as an enabler of the Federal Reserve.
If you are a Republican you have to admit that watching the Dems engage in such backbiting and backstabbing is one hell of a good show. Be sure to keep plenty of popcorn on hand as it is only going to get better as the road to 2016 is embarked upon by a party hellbent at committing suicide and following Hillary Clinton off the edge of a cliff like a pack of stupid lemmings.