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Old 03-03-2020, 07:36 PM
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Chuck Schumer recently took potshots at the president for asking for 2.5 billion dollars in emergency funds, for the outbreak of the coronavirus.

He indicated--in an enormously impolite (and hugely politicized) way--that it was insufficient.

But this looked more like a smackdown--designed, apparently, to curry favor with his base--than an honest difference of opinion, issued thoughtfully and respectfully.

(He could have said "The number proposed by the president--2.5 billion dollars--is a good place to start; but it is simply not enough. Let us try 8.5 billion dollars instead.")

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Let's be real here...NO NUMBER would be enough for Democrats...Trump could've said "Eleventy bazillion dollars!!!!!!" and the Dems would cry insufficient...

And I disagree that he went into attack mode to curry favor with his base...

Schumer has no base (anymore)...He needs to curry favor with the NEW Squad base...He is a dinosaur in his own party, and he's doing everything (along with Pelosi) he can to kowtow to the young whippersnappers lest they cannibalize him...
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Let's be real here...NO NUMBER would be enough for Democrats...Trump could've said "Eleventy bazillion dollars!!!!!!" and the Dems would cry insufficient...

And I disagree that he went into attack mode to curry favor with his base...

Schumer has no base (anymore)...He needs to curry favor with the NEW Squad base...He is a dinosaur in his own party, and he's doing everything (along with Pelosi) he can to kowtow to the young whippersnappers lest they cannibalize him...
I heard that they told Schumer that 2 Brazilian people died from the Corona Virus. He was Shocked, he said "OMG that is a lot"
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:10 AM
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Don't anyone suffer from shock now, but I agree with the former president 100%.


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