Democrats are getting a taste of the medicine they and President Obama have been doling out to Republicans for years, as the White House is viciously targeting Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., for his opposition to the Iran arms deal.
I mean, it’s hard to get too teary eyed about Schumer coming under fire, but still.
The White House knows that such a senior Democrat defecting could do significant damage to its efforts to get Congress not to vote down the agreement, so they want to let other Democrats know that they will find themselves in the crosshairs if they defect too. It’s the Alinsky method, and of course the old Chicago operative David Axelrod jumped in, tweeting that Schumer’s move is about “politics.”
Of course, he’s at least partially being honest, since any opposition to the thinking of Obama must either be about hating on the president or politics. YOU COULD NOT END UP DISAGREEING WITH OBAMA BY USING REASON, now could you?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest last week even declined to say the Democrats should continue to support Schumer in his bid for Democratic leader once Harry Reid retires.
Here’s some discussion of the matter this morning on Morning Joe.