Sen. Chuck Schumer has been a vocal critic of the Tea Party, but today he took his criticism to new heights by claiming that conservatives are against illegal immigration because they are against "changing demographics."
Schumer was quoted at Talking Points Memo as declaring that "changing demographics" explains "why so many on the right vehemently opposed the Senate immigration bill..."
Ironically, Schumer was seeking to convince Tea Party groups that "super-wealthy Tea Party donors have hijacked the grassroots movement," while he was speaking at the George Soros-funded Center For American Progress.
Speaking of George Soros, the Examiner reported earlier this month that in an OpEd, the left-wing billionaire recently offered some damning praise to the GOP establishment for 'fighting back' against the Tea Party, who he referred to as a 'coalition of religious and market fundamentalists.'"
Before his speech, Alexander Bolton of the Hill noted today that Schumer
"has a plan to poison the Tea Party by driving a wedge between its rich funders and its blue-collar rank and file." [emphasis added]
Part of Schumer's prepared speech stated,
"The fundamental weakness in the Tea Party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the Tea Party elite, plutocrats like the Koch Brothers want and what the average grassroots Tea Party follower wants."
While Schumer was chiding the Tea Party for allowing wealthy donors to infiltrate their movement, he missed the irony of that fact that he speaking at an organization that has been funded by a left-wing wealthy donor who has made his hatred for the Tea Party clear.
As explained in detail at Liberty Unyielding, Democrats have expressed major concern about the Tea Party since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling. Over time, they have become more and more overt in their vitriol against conservative American citizens.
In 2011, for example, Schumer pressured House Speaker John Boehner to abandon the Tea Party in favor of big spending initiatives, as reported at the Hill. He was also caught in a "hot mic" moment as being instructed "by the caucus" to refer to the Tea Party as "extreme," as reported at Fox News.
Click on the video to watch Schumer's "hot mic" moment.
Schumer also sent a letter to Democratic colleagues saying in part,
"It is time for Democrats to stand their ground. The economic recovery is happening too slowly and too haltingly, and the Tea Party is to blame..."
Boehner eventually did what he was told, as he slammed the Tea Party as having "lost all credibility," as reported in December at the CSMonitor.
The Citizens United ruling was indeed the root of the IRS scandal, which continues today with a proposed unconstitutional IRS regulation targeting the Tea Party in particular, but does not affect unions or the Chamber of Commerce, as reported at the Examiner.
Despite the Soros-funded Media Matters angst over "violent rhetoric" supposedly espoused by conservative groups, the Tea Party has been referred to by elected officials and their well-connected allies as radicals, anarchists, extremists, terrorists, unbiblical, legislative arsonists, committing jihad, have bombs strapped to their chests, committing extortion, taking hostages, want to “tear down the house our founders built,” want to “blow up the global economy,” and are “holding a gun to the head of Americans,” as reported at Tavern Keepers.