Normally politicians only express remorse when they’re either leaving office after a bruising election defeat, are on their way to the federal pen, on their deathbeds or have penned a memoir where a little mea culpa might hopefully elicit a fonder place in historic annals, not to mention more copies sold and $$$.
Enter [mc_name name=’Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’S000148′ ] (D-NY) and third ranking member of the Senate Democratic Leadership. Speaking at the National Press Club today in Washington, then Obamacare 2010 advocate extraordinaire admitted that:
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus; the plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships created by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed, but it wasn’t the change we were hired to make in the 2008 election. Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not changes in health care.”
Shazamm Chuck! With the White House has already served one helping of ground “Chuck” this week, is Schumer aiming for a second. If the Dems hadn’t taken the shellacking they did at the polls earlier this month and everyone jockeying for positions for 2016, would he be so contrite.
Heh, heh, heh. Old wily Chuckles endorsed former Senate gal pal Hillary for President last year, so it’s time that he begins to distance himself, and indirectly his endorsee, to get the voters primed for the, ahem, differentiation. Hillary may have been Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, but she really didn’t see eye-to-eye on so many of those pesky policy decisions, and truth be told, she took the position to serve her country when called upon.
Poor Chuck has really been put upon lately. First Big Al, a BFF of Chuck, doesn’t pay his payroll taxes (in middle-class America, it’s known as a tax cheat), and now we have Chuck’s version of Obamacare shoulda, coulda, woulda.
While Chuck is in seller’s remorse mode, his constituents (and the majority of the country) are in buyer’s remorse mode. He can read the tea leaves and mood of the country. He’s readying himself for his own 2016 re-election bid. Good luck with that, Chuck!