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Reid appoints Chuck Schumer to be Iraqi Information Minister - American style!

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Ever since the monumental @ss-whuppin the Democrats were handed on Nov. 2, they have been trying to persuade themselves it was NOT because the American people didn't like liberal socialism and Big-government control. Instead, it's merely because the Dems didn't get their message out adequately. If they can just explain to people how wonderful their programs are, people will believe them, and vote for them, and everything will be sweetness and light.

    This strange delusion is becoming comical. I guess we now have the American equivalent of the Iraqi Information Minister, in the person of one Charles Schumer (D-NY).

    For those who don't remember, the Iraqi Information Minister was the person selected by Saddam Hussein during Gulf War I Continued, to inform the infidel Americans how badly their invasion was going and how we would be shortly thrown into the sea. Some news station ran a live split-screen broadcast, showing the IIM on one side solemnly declaring how not one invader would ever reach the holy city of Baghdad, while the other half of the screen showed American tanks rolling down Baghdad's Main Street and pulling into their International Airport.

    Fast forward to mid-November 2010. After the most articulate, engaging, and personable President in history, backed by an almost pathetically compliant press, failed for two years to adequately explain the advantages of Big Government Socialism, now it's Chuck Schumer's turn to try.

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    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45148.html#ixzz15SyUbsFC

    Harry Reid creates special leadership job for Chuck Schumer

    Sen. Chuck Schumer will be responsible for political messaging and policy in his new leadership role.

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    by Manu Raju
    11/15/10 3:49 PM EST

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to overhaul the Senate Democratic leadership next year, handing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer an expanded role spearheading the party's messaging efforts.

    In a letter obtained by POLITICO, Reid tells his colleagues that the party needs to "better integrate our legislative- and message-crafting functions into a coordinated nucleus managing policy, press and politics."

    As a result, he said, the Senate leadership will unite its policy arm with its communications center into a "joint operation" run by Schumer.

    "I have asked Senator Schumer, whose communications abilities and tactical skills we all greatly respect, to lead this effort as chairman of the new office."
     
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    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    With all the speculation that Schumer was/is gunning for Harry Reid's job as Majority Leader, it is not surprising that he has been given a new position such as this...probably just to get him out the way and make sure he does not challenge Reid next session.
     
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