Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gloated Thursday about the left's recent staged victory against balanced budgets, fiscal sanity, and the rule of law. In a profoundly dishonest and arrogant partisan blather session with MSNBC, Schumer boasted to "Morning Joe" that the GOP had "learned a lesson," and that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and the Tea Party had "peaked."
This would be approximately the billionth time since the Tea Party's inception in 2009 that Democrats have found it necessary to rush in and smear, dismiss and marginalize a movement that they insist poses no electoral threat to them whatsoever and is wildly outside the mainstream...despite all the evidence that Tea Partiers represent the majority of Americans on virtually every issue (according even to NBC's own recent polling).
Schumer also condescendingly lectured Cruz and Tea Party conservatives on the perils of "alienating their colleagues" (leftist RINOs), rather than helping them trample the Constitution to give Democrats everything they want...and warned them against this childish mentality that only Obama has displayed: "I'm gonna hurt a lot of innocent people unless I get my way."
Ann Coulter said it best:
Responding to the people's will, House Republicans first voted to fund all of government -- except Obamacare. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
Then the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but merely delay the implementation of Obamacare for one year. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
Finally, the Republicans voted to fully fund the government, but added a requirement that everyone live under Obamacare. No more special waivers for Congress and their staff, and no waivers for big business without the same waivers for individuals. Obama refused to negotiate and Senate Democrats refused to pass it.
So as you can see, Republicans are the big holdup here.
Additionally, everyone involved in this confrontation knew from the very beginning that Obama would simply veto any compromise Democrats made on defunding or delaying any part of his economy-killing health care takeover. That wasn't the point. It was politically impossible to defeat this blatantly unconstitutional law by such means from the start (especially with so many unprincipled leftist RINOs at the helm).
And it definitely did not help that our corrupt, biased news media ran literally one hundred times more stories hysterically scaremongering against the 'shutdown' and demonizing the only people trying to compromise than they did even mentioning Obamacare victims.
Getting Obama to sign off on the undoing of his signature legislation was obviously never the goal. It was about giving voters a clear choice and separating conservatives from the disastrous train wreck that is Obamacare.
The more shocked, outraged and appalled the American people become at Obama's liberty-killing attack on everything this country stands for, the more emphatically conservatives will be able to remind them that they stood against it, and that there is a better way.
Conservatives will actually be better off in the long run because of this.
Liberals can go on condemning the "divisive Tea Party tactics" of resisting national bankruptcy and lawless federal tyranny all they want. It is their own heinous, Constitution-shredding agenda that's dividing the country here, not everyone else having the audacity to fight back.