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Ear to the Ground

Schumer Sees Democrats Hanging On to Senate

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Posted on Oct 12, 2011
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New York’s Sen. Charles Schumer.

Is Sen. Charles Schumer still a member of the reality-based community? The top Democrat confidently predicted on Wednesday that his party would retain control of the Senate in the 2012 election, despite having to defend way more seats than the Republicans. Meanwhile, Republicans are apparently consulting a different crystal ball.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

“When you look at it from 30,000 feet, it looks bad,” Schumer said during a breakfast meeting at Third Way, the moderate Democratic think tank. “You look at it race by race, it looks good.”

... Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called Schumer’s assessment “out of touch with political reality.”

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By rend it, October 13, 2011 at 7:13 am Link to this comment

PatrickHenry: AGREEDED!

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By prisnersdilema, October 13, 2011 at 7:10 am Link to this comment

Good news that means that even without Obama, the senate could block every bit of anti progressive legislation…..

So, vote for a third party presidential choice, instead of the lesser of two evils.

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By Outraged, October 13, 2011 at 12:22 am Link to this comment

I think the Democrats are going to be VERY successful in the next election, except for Tester and Nelson.

I need a bumper sticker that says: Republicans hate poor people, grammas, gay people, the middle class, children, safe food, clean drinking water, actual Christians, atheists, sales clerks, drivers, mothers, women, decent jobs, the truth, nature, grampas, clean air, starving people, sick people, deer and rabbits, fathers, innovation, the wheel…...etc….

A billboard would probably work better than a bumper sticker but I don’t know if they make them quite that big, maybe the side of a HUGE BUILDING or something.

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By PatrickHenry, October 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment

Schumer misses the point, the entire Senate needs to be changed out.

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By Robespierre115, October 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm Link to this comment

Schumer is a Wall Street Democrat who personifies what’s wrong with his party and the system. The only thing people should take seriously is the depth of his cynicism.

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By Beltwaylaid, October 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm Link to this comment
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Why?  Because so many voted with Republicans?

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