Cross-posting from the New Zeal blog
On Tuesday March 29, 2011 Senator Charles Schumer, New York was on a conference call talking to his colleagues (fellow Senators), but what he didn’t know is that reporters were also listening in to the call.
On the call, He made reference to the Democrat’s plan to use the word “extreme” to label the Tea Party for their calls for a balanced budget. Here’s a segment of the audio which was recorded:
Transcript: “I always use the word extreme, that’s what the caucus instructed me to do…, extreme cuts and all these riders, and Boehner’s in a box. But if he supports the Tea Party there’s going to inevitably [be] a shutdown. What we are trying to do here…” (audio cut off at this point)
- The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to “reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security”, primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Charles E. Schumer in his initial successful Senate run as candidate for New York.
- In 1997, Schumer was one of 33 co-sponsors of H.R. 950, the Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act. The bill had originally been sponsored by Congressman Matthew Martinez at the request of over 50 prominent labor leaders – all of whom were known supporters or members of the Communist Party USA. The Communist party even delegated senior member Evelina Alarcon to oversee the bill’s progress.
- In 1998 Schumer enjoyed electoral support from Communist Party breakaway group, Committees of Correspondence.
…And he’s got the audacity to call the Tea Party extreme?