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Marie Harf to Progressives: Get Out of “Fantasyland”

Well now, that’s a tall order. Because fantasyland is where progressives spend most of their time.

Nevertheless, Harf is right that a lot of lefties are just on a feel-good mission in their anger at Chuck Schumer, who knew that shutting down the government over illegal immigrants was going to kill any chance Democrats have of winning Senate and House seats in swing states and districts.

Harf appeared on Fox News:

What I would say to progressives who are mad at Chuck Schumer: Guys, elections have consequences. We’re not in the majority. As much as you wish, in some fantasy land, we could control things, and force DACA through a shutdown, that is not how governing works. And if you’re going to go and vote for someone else, who are you going to look for to better defend you? . . . You may be mad at Chuck Schumer, but unfortunately, governing is much harder than carrying signs and protesting.

I know a lot of people dispise her, but I find Harf likable. She’s smart, much more direct than many who serve in government, where she was a State Department spokeswoman, and has some guts to appear as a liberal contributor on Fox News. There, she has to debate while outnumbered and certainly deal with lots of hate mail. And she doesn’t just read back the morning news to you, which is what so many “commentators” on TV do.

Trump Tears Into Pelosi and Schumer for Meeting-Skipping Stunt

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today refused an invitation to meet with the president of the United States at the White House, a slight I have not witnessed in 20 years working at the White House and one that borders, given their positions in government, on the unpatriotic.

Schumer and Pelosi complained about a tweet Trump made earlier in the day saying that he did not see a deal happening on a spending bill, an obvious opening bargaining position that the two Democrats decided to use to create a hissy fit.

“Given that the president doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead” of showing up at the White House, the two leaders in a joint statement.

Trump Should Wait Before Politicizing the Terrorist Attack

President Trump this morning blasted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his sponsorship of legislation that created the Diversity Visa Program, under which Saifullo Saipov, who committed Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, entered the country. Trump expresses support for a merit-based immigration program. He may be right, but this is not the time… Continue Reading

Donald and Chuck and Nancy and Paul and Mitch

Here’s part of the problem for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. Trump just likes Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi better. And that’s a problem for all of us. One of the reasons I think he turned to the Democratic leaders, beyond sending a message to Republicans that they need to get in line because he… Continue Reading

Video || Trump Meets With Cubs, Calls Schumer Unserious

President Trump Wednesday was asked about noises Senate Minority leadeer Chuck Schumer is making about negotiating on health care. Trump, a dealmaker who understands people, suggested Schumer had a long way to go to prove to him that he is serious. And Trump is right. Schumer is just worried about accusations he’s hearing that Democratic,… Continue Reading

Video || Cabinet Members Slather Unctuous Praise on Trump

Uh, this was a little bizarre. I mean, these are grown men and women. But beyond the obsequiousness, they are of course trying to buck up a president who is under seige, which is nice. Nevertheless, this is over the top. Later, Chuck Schunmer released a parody which wasn’t particularly clever. Just kind of unusually… Continue Reading

Schumer Vows to Filibuster Gorsuch

McConnell is ready with the “nuclear option” to allow a 50 vote majority instead of 60 votes, and he will do what it takes to get Gorsuch confirmed. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his expected plans to vote “no” on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court and promised that Republicans would have… Continue Reading

Trump: Schumer Crying “Fake Tears”

Chuck got all emotional about Trump temporarily banning entry to people from countries brimming with terrorists. Maybe Schumer can shed some tears for the lives that will be lost if we don’t get control of our borders and figure out who’s coming here. From the Washington Examiner: After saying that Senate Democrats are intentionally stalling… Continue Reading

Schumer Demands “Mainstream” Supreme Court Nominees

Oh, like Elean Kagan and Sonia Sotomoyor? From the Washington Examiner: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday he will absolutely block President Trump’s pick for the vacant Supreme Court seat if the nominee is not “mainstream” enough. “If the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely will keep the seat open,” Schumer… Continue Reading

Schumer Seems Miserable About Being Called a “Clown” by Trump

Aww, looks like Trump got under Chuck’s skin. Maybe Trump should come up with nicknames for all the top Dems. From the Washington Examiner: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., fired back at President-elect Trump calling him the “head clown” of the Democratic Party, saying the name-calling is a cover for Republicans’ failure to produce… Continue Reading