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Bridget Johnson

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September 5, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) got in a dig at President Bush and the RNC while lauding President Clinton’s appearance tonight at the Democratic National Convention.

“It’s no accident that Democrats celebrate our past presidents while Republicans practically banished theirs,” the senator said.

Referencing Mitt Romney’s CPAC speech during the primaries in which he called himself a “severely conservative Republican,” Schumer said “some say Romney would repeat the past; I disagree — he’d be worse.”

“When Mitt Romney says he wants to reform the tax code, hold on to your wallets,” he said, quipping that Romney’s “new favorite tax haven is Paul Ryan’s budget.” Schumer claimed that under Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity,” “Romney’s taxes would drop almost to zero.”

“We can’t afford a president with such a narrow perspective,” Schumer charged, adding that Romney’s “rarefied” life led to the “insidious narrowness of his experience, perspective and vision.”

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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