Chuck Schumer is a consummate politician, in every slick and oily sense of the word “politician.” With that in mind, read this:
While Schumer emphasized during a speech at the National Press Club that he supports the law and that its policies “are and will continue to be positive changes,” he argued that the Democrats acted wrongly in using their new mandate after the 2008 election to focus on the issue rather than the economy at the height of a terrible recession.
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle-class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them,” Schumer said. “We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem—health care reform.”
The third-ranking Senate Democrat noted that just about 5 percent of registered voters in the United States lacked health insurance before the implementation of the law, arguing that to focus on a problem affecting such “a small percentage of the electoral made no political sense.”
Ignore for the moment Schumer’s rehash-of-rashed policy prescriptions, and his lame attempt to pivot to more of the same, and consider something else instead.
Schumer, about to join the Senate minority caucus for the first time in eight years, telegraphed that the anti-♡bamaCare!!! backlash has only just begun.
Would you like some popcorn with your Thanksgiving dinner?