HomeLiberals in ActionSen. Chuck Schumer Has a Plan for Destroying the Tea Party, and it’s BRILLIANT (Video)

Sen. Chuck Schumer Has a Plan for Destroying the Tea Party, and it’s BRILLIANT (Video)

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) delivered a positively epic speech at the Center for American Progress, where he laid out a plan to lessen the stranglehold the Tea Party has on America. He accused wealthy donors like the Koch brothers of hijacking the grassroots movement.

Schumer says that Democrats should exploit the disconnect between the Tea Party base and their corporate masters–which he describes as a fundamental weakness of the Tea Party.

Schumer demonstrates a deep understanding of the American Taliban:

Over the years, they built a powerful and successful message machine that amplified and sold this anti-government theory to their followers and to many other Americans. The Rush Limbaughs and the Fox Newses agree with the plutocrats and spread their propaganda to the masses. Their message machine spends virtually all its time  not in delivering objective news – but in tearing down government.

They spend countless hours magnifying the smallest of government foibles and virtually no time recounting any government successes.They blame the failures of society on government, often with convoluted but convincing illogic.This message machine and the spin masters were ready to pounce in 2009 to channel the anger of average Americans into a philosophy which painted government as the root of their problems and anxieties and the dramatic reduction of government as the solution to their ills. 

Fed by their message machine, the word government quickly became the shibboleth for everything that Tea Party grassrooters and many other Americans didn’t like, regardless of whether  government was responsible for those problems.The very real social and economic anxiety was the petri dish in which the Tea Party elite could let their message grow and mature, and they directed the public’s anxiety and anger at their favorite boogeyman: government.”[/box]

Watch a video of some of the Congressman’s speech below. A full transcript is available at the bottom.

The Rise and Potential Fall of the Tea Party

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  • Butter

    Schumer sounds like Hitler going after the Jews. Same principle. Schumer deteriorates freedom.

  • Yipe Striper

    it appears that all opposition must be destroyed.
    i remember this as part of the Leadership Principle.

    also… this is the dumbest website i’ve ever seen.

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

      If this is the dumbest website you’ve ever seen, this must be your first day on the internet – and you haven’t visited any right-wing sites yet.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jon.weiss.37 Jon Weiss

    Schumer conveniently points out what government does that is beneficial, yet He conveniently leaves out the things that government does that harms people. Government works with a two edged sword that is often wielded in a wild manner, not the one edged Scalpel in Schumer’s fantasy land. I enlisted in the Army, and I read and signed an enlistment contract. In that contract and attachments there were many promises made, yet over time people like Schumer eroded that contract and when veterans complain, the government often ignores us, and tell us that we are “over compensated”. But the disingenuous politicians conveniently forget that they were the ones who made the original promises, and they are the ones who then broke their own promises.

  • http://gravatar.com/dexter6o dexterjamesmassolettisr

    For what it matters, Schumer does have a right to his views — he does not say what the Tea Party is, only what serves his agendas (depending upon which way the wind blows), it is not a Party. It is a movement, a movement against the deterioration of the Republic of which Schumer is a solid and contributing part. He is guilty of many things but mostly of sedition. That is why he whines and squeals — soon he will not be able buy his seat on the gravy train with taxpayer money and fraud.
    Propaganda only serves in the short term, reality destroys the kind of governance that has been ‘progressively’ imposed on us or the last 100 years — those holding preferred positions today may be the last to finally hold an empty bag of promises and suffer the bursting of the balloon of ‘pie in the sky by and by,’ and have to fce the music for more than just their singular contribution to the disaster. Tough turkey.
    One can say whatever they like but those that engage in honest work shall always survive and those who work against them commit suicide.
    All the rest is just talk.

  • Little Hope

    Wow. So much hate and distrust. There are extremes to the right and the left, as Americans cant we just agree that the government is out of control and has to be toned back? Why let the other issues cloud our judgement when its so clear to see? No more distractions. No more changing of the subject. The Tea Party’s main concern is the uncontrollable growth and power of the federal government. The constitution of this country was created to LIMIT the power of the government so its people and their libertys would not be threatened. The constitution is being ignored by our government to seize more power. That is a major issue FOR ALL OF US. People in power don’t usually relinquish that power once they have it now do they?

  • https://plus.google.com/112059484317203161811 Greg Olson

    The most coherent plan for taking all remaining power away from the Tea Party is to let nature take its course. This can’t happen as fast with double dealing, money grubbing Democratic Senators like Schumer, undermining diplomacy with Iran, in order to support the arms industry in his interest of fat campaign contributions is as transparent as it is disgusting. Schumer’s actions don’t square with his deeds. In fact by supporting more sanctions as we at the precipice of nuclear disarmament with Iran squares nicely with the plutocrats who make lots of money off of ar and other people’s blood. Schumer is working lock step with the Plutocrats for perpetual war and a crushing war tax burden on working Americans. His account of the Tea Party ever being a grassroots movement are outright laughable for their ignorance. The Koch brothers have acknowledged they constructed the Tea Party as a reborn John Birch Society out of disparate factions of marginalized people who usually voted along conservative lines. Anti-abortion zealots, NRA gun nuts, ant-government Libertarians, anti-tax zealots, Separatists, Klansmen, Anarchists, and any hate group with an axe to grind. They fed them money, gave them coach buses, motels and talking points. The ADHD corporate media mistook this as grassroots.

  • https://www.facebook.com/joseph.s.smith.14 Joseph Steven Smith

    If the Tealiban wants smaller government, I am assuming they were against the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan which have to date cost this country over a trillion dollars and accomplished nothing except the suffering and death of tens of thousands and inflicted the Bush-inspired Patriot Act on the citizens of this country which the very definition of government intrusion. And if you people want to be taken seriously, quit it with the egregiously racist signs at your rallies. You can disagree with Obama without all the horseshit.

    • Jack King

      Just curious…..On Sept 11, 2001 the US mainland was attacked for the first time in our history. We were not attacked by a country, but by a terrorist movement that was based in various Middle Eastern locations, The fears of more attacks were on everyone’s minds. If you were the president, what would you have done?

      • https://www.facebook.com/craig.watson.3720 Craig Watson

        The primary response should have been to understand the strategy of the attack planners. If the planners knew we would nearly bankrupt the country and destroy our own Constitutional freedoms, then the response should have been exactly the opposite. Hunting down OBL and the Taliban in Afghanistan was a limited and viable response. Expanding it to other uninvolved countries for other purposes and the so-called “Patriot Act” should have been seen for the attack on our Constitution and freedom that it has now become.

        • Jack King

          The country was not “bankrupted” by the two wars. In fact the Bush Tax cuts resulted in a steady decline in the deficit. By the end of 2007 the deficit was down to $180 billion. It was the housing collapse that almost bankrupt the country. Bush saw this housing issue coming as far back as 2003, and tried to establish a new agency to reign in GSEs (like Freddy and Fanny). But any of his attempts were continually thwarted by Congress. Greenspan also tried warning Congress in 2005….but was ignored. Our fate was sealed.

  • Nancy

    Senator Schumer didn’t mention the Constitution or Bill of Rights at all. He also didn’t mention the oath of office that he took to, “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Most of the current batch on Capitol Hill are ignoring their oath to the Constitution, ignoring existing laws they don’t like, and ignoring the constitutionality of the bills they push through without even reading them.

    Michelle Bachmann was correct. This is a “gangster government”.

  • http://twitter.com/ryukidn shell

    The Senate is part of Congress. Congress is composed of two chambers … the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

  • Kevan Scott

    Miss Mott, You have expressed what I’ve felt for a very longtime! Thank you!

  • Don

    Schumer is a SENATOR not a Congressman

  • Comicus

    What individual liberties? The right to marry whomever you choose without government interference? The right to decide whether or not to bear children?

  • KurtB

    Like the Republican Party, the leadership of the Tea Party was co-opted by the Neo-Con phony’s to re-direct it to the aims of the Cryptocracy.
    The corporate media paints an image of the TP based on what the leadership says, distorting their aims. The true grass roots nature of the Tea Party resists the top down control they seek.
    I’m not a member myself and disagree with much of the strict social doctrine some espouse. They are not, however, Anarchists seeking to eliminate all government, but taxpayers who recognize that special interests always infiltrate and redirect government programs to enrich themselves. Only by constitutionally limiting the scope of government can the taxpayer protect themselves. An aim I agree with.
    Altruistic Liberals, who selfishly desire to use the collective power of government to advance their world vision, play the role of ‘useful fool’ for the Cryptocracy.

  • Kevan Scott

    Thanks Ms. Porter! Can’t add too much to what you said other than to note that they have used peoples religious beliefs against them. In other words, they make every issue a religious one, convince these ignorant people that they must side with God, have their right wing preachers preach that God is for this and before you know it a lot of people who really can’t afford to are voting against their own interests. Someday though, the people are gonna wake up and when that happens, look out! It’s pitchforks and torchs time and it will not be pretty.

  • Jack King

    Sen. Schumer is way off base by saying the “elites” want to do away with government. That is absolutely preposterous. What the Tea Party wants is a smaller government that is not intrusive on individual liberties. And I have news for the Senator. The Tea Party is not going away. They now have organizations in every county in the country, with activists who are prepared to go door to door supporting various candidates. But so what? Isn’t that what America is all about. Just as Sen. Schumer has every right to express his opinion, so shouldn’t the little guy who is wearing out shoe leather in the hot sun knocking on doors.

    • http://N/A Pamela Porter

      If the “little guy” knocking on doors is spreading Tea Party small government propaganda he is absolutely working against his own interests. Can he afford private school for his kids, out of pocket insurance, unwanted pregnancies, a minimum wage that is never raised and food and drinking water that the industrial plants down the road are polluting? I am assuming he is indignant that everyone isn’t worshipping his God and his religion’s interpretation of the Constitution, which, to his mind is the only interpretation. And while he is going for a smaller government, how will he control, or prohibit, women choosing their own destinies-he’ll need an army of government workers for that. How will he get everyone to turn their back on the actual freedoms we are promised in the Constitution and believe the Tea Parties narrow, racist, and irresponsible interpretation? Demographics are changing and the puppet masters that are pulling the strings of the Tea Party are losing the keys to the kingdom. Right now they have chosen the most ignorant group of people to rally around their cause. Educate your selves, and the Tea Party will go away.

      • Jack King

        Let’s see…you really believe I want dirty water, dirty air, no public schools, no police and fire, and that everyone must be God-fearing? The Tea Party is all about fiscal issues on the Federal level. If we are going to keep spending $3.5 trillion and only take in $2.5 trillion in revenue, year after year, eventually you will become insolvent….and most of the current debt is being purchased by foreign governments. Note what John Maynard Keynes, the father of deficit spending had to say:

        “”National debt should be to its own citizens. Moreover, tax rates should never have to be increased to pay for the new debt. ” Collective Writings, 20:349

        “Aggressive taxation may defeat its own ends by diminishing the income to be taxed.” Collective Writings, 21:145

        “Since the human race is still poor, we should be encouraging, not discouraging, investment.” General Theory, p. 321

        • Christine Mott

          Hey Jack than why is the Tea Party backed by the Koch brothers and why is the Tea Party trying to force their religious beliefs down our throats? You don’t have a problem with corporations like the Koch brothers poising our water and polluting the entire country with their fossil fuels and fracking. The Tea Party is the party that has declared war on women’s rights. The Tea Party and the other Right Wing Nutjobs are the reason I will never participate in organized religion in any form again!!! Your party cannot steal my faith but I will never set foot in your hate filled churches again!! The Republican/Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of racist bigots that have invented their own word of God and that is why they are destroying this country!!! Believe me, people are starting to wake up especially women and we will see you come November!

          • Jack King

            Christine…..What do you mean by my hate filled churches. I don’t even go to church. I am a deist and am not involved whatsoever in organized religion. But your angst seems to be directed at the religious right. What about the religious left?! And what do you mean by the “war on women”? Yes, I believe that the taxpayer should not have to pay for their birth control pills. And if they want an abortion, the courts have said they can. But there should be a limit at the beginning of the 3rd trimester. If you think that is a “war”, then I’m guilty. But the Tea Party really does not get into the social issues. Their charter is aimed almost exclusively at the fiscal health of our government.

            As far as Koch, everyone has their big donors. For the left it is Soros. More power to him.

          • Raiann

            @Jack King _ Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, and of course Rafael Cruz all align themselves with the T Party and ALL have tried to dictate what women should be and should not be able to do with their own bodies. They also are trying to legislate who should be able to get married. That sounds like the T party is involved with social issue to me.

          • Jack King

            The Tea Party is about restoring fiscal sanity to the Federal Government. The fact that there are conservatives that also have social agendas should be of no surprise. Nonetheless, the primary focus is the economy.

        • Don

          I believe you Teabaggers don’t want people having healthcare coverage “on your dime”. I believe you think every person on welfare is a loser and that their children either should never have been born or that they don’t deserves a quality education. I believe that you think only Christianity is a legitimate religion while none may question its “virtues” like endorsing slavery or treating women as second hand chattel. I believe Teabaggers are the most ignorant part of our society and would disappear without the influx of money from people like the Kochs.

          • pete

            I eally think all you liberals are so stupid you cant think for yourselves-every anti -teabag quote on this blog has been nothing but regurgitated talking points from the liberal media-if you really want to know what the tea parties are all about attend a meeting and see that we are not at war with women,we are not shoving christianity down anyones throats- our main premise is to have a smaller govt-get them out of our personal lives ,give us back ALL our freedoms and follow the constitution to the letter and if a law is on the books then enforce it

          • Jack King

            Don…you have obviously been brainwashed with a plethora of bull sh-t, but maybe you are just listening to what you want to hear. Nonetheless,it is completely true that we can only spend $3 when we are only taking in $2 for so long. Eventually as Jeremiah Wright said, “The chickens will come home to roost”.

          • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000907279043 John Baker

            Pete, there’s an old saying that actions speak louder than words, and if you honestly can’t see that actions of the Tea Party leadership are the exact opposite of what they claim the movement is about, you’re in no position to call anyone else stupid. Try doing a little of that thinking for yourself you pretend to advocate in theory while obviously avoiding in practice.

      • http://gravatar.com/dexter6o dexterjamesmassolettisr

        One item from the litany of propaganda espoused here serves as a good example of quasi-populist rubbish:
        “…food and drinking water that the industrial plants down the road are polluting….”
        The industrial sector today is much smaller than the Corporate Government of the Political Class, perhaps those ‘industrial polluters’ you are talking about are those in places like China? or our government, as a polluter?
        In the promoting of class warfare and discord, as we see today, the Social Democrats/Fascists show them selves to be suicidal. They derive their ‘authority’ from the Constitution they despise.

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