It appears that in his never-ending quest to whore himself out for media coverage, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Killer Of Banks, Savager of Stewardesses and Fellater of Microphones, traveled a bridge too far in his attempts to score political points against the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
Schumer’s milieu today was the enrollment of freshman GOP congressmen and Senators in the Congressional health plan – which he says would be hypocrisy if those Republicans were to vote to repeal Obamacare. Denying poor people healthcare without denying it to themselves is hypocrisy, see.
“It was a central value to us when we passed health care, and a central value to the American people, that members of Congress should get the same health care as eveyrone else,” Schumer told POLITICO this morning. “It seems unfair that house Republicans want to deprive middle-class Americans of the same health care as members of Congress but to keep it for themselves.”
It’s typical schmuckery from Schumer, whose over-the-top whiny trash-talking makes him the poster boy for why it was a mistake to outlaw duels in this country. It’s also apparently the tactic du jour of Democrats like The Schmuck and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who now say they’re going to point out every example of Republican hypocrisy they can find – as though the public didn’t loudly tell Hill Democrats we no longer give a damn what they say anymore in November.
But Chuck got plucked for his trouble.
Michael Steel, who is not the soon-to-be-outgoing RNC chair but instead John Boehner’s spokesman, said we oughta sic Michelle Obama on him…
“This is ‘junk food’ political rhetoric: superficially appealing, but utterly empty. Members of Congress, including Sen. Schumer, get the same type of employer-sponsored health care coverage from private-sector companies as tens of millions of Americans. That has nothing to do with the Democrats’ health care law, which is already destroying jobs, and will ultimately bankrupt our country,” he said.
And then Eric Cantor’s spokesman Brad Dayspring delivered the coup de Schmuck…
“This shows a fundamental misunderstanding of health care in America, which isn’t shocking from people like Senator Schumer who are responsible for the ObamaCare disaster. But if Senator Schumer wants to operate in the world of the illogical, we assume that he, Leader Reid, and Rep. Pelosi will be giving up their own health care since it doesn’t include the public option. We also assume that all three will refuse to accept the extension of current tax rates and volunteer to pay higher taxes for the next two years.”
What’s nice is the fact that the GOP leadership is laying in wait for Schumer and hammering him with no mercy. He deserves none. He’s an asshat. He’s everything we hate about politicians. And he’s a prick to flight attendants, too.