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Schumer Poised to Succeed Reid

Did Harry Reid get on your nerves? Well soon you’ll have Chuck Schumer under your skin.

Retiring Senate Minority Leader Reid has designated New York Sen. Schumer, number 3 in the Democratic leadership, as his successor, and the number 2, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, has agreed to back off, according to Politico.

Schumer is viewed by Democrats as a consummate tactician and an aggressive spokesman for the cause. He is unlikely to be seriously challenged, though a possible wrinkle is his support for Wall Street, which is anathema to the Elizabeth Warren wing of the party. She, though, has indicated she will not run for leader.

But don’t worry. Reid is not stepping down until he leaves the Senate in January 2017.

Or do worry. It’s worth noting, unlike Reid, Schumer does have his moments of lucidity.

15 Responses to Schumer Poised to Succeed Reid

  1. We New Yorkers know Chuckie first and foremost as a camera hog, but secondly, he proposes new legislature every day of the week. Like:

    >A bill for the relief of Alemseghed Mussie Tesfamical.
    >A resolution designating the month of September 2014 as “National Sepsis Awareness Month”.
    >Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2014
    >A resolution designating November 1, 2014, as National Bison Day.
    >Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2014

    The website page dedicated to his legislation is 274 pages long!

  2. What confidence, what arrogance to assume that nothing will change in the next two years and the best plans of men, etc don’t apply here.

    Us little people make future plans with fingers crossed, and not that far away. Lunch next week?, sure …if my car starts, if I don’t lose my job, if I don’t get the flu, if, if, maybe.

    If I was betting on this transfer of power, I’d place my bet that HarryReid will not last until 2017, but has already made plans to retire – end of the year is my guess.

    • Arrogance is the word you used and it is the key word.
      Confidence is a different matter.

      There is a distinct difference between the two.

  3. 2 Terms for Senators. That’s It. Or 3 non-consecutive.
    4 Terms for Congressman. Or 6 non consecutive.

    Not just Democrats and Republicans
    Orrin Hatch OUT
    Thad Cochran OUT
    Patrick Leahy OUT

    • It would take a Constitutional Convention to set term limits on the congress.
      In the mean time,…all we can do is vote them out.
      Gerrymandering of the districts comes into play.

  4. Fool me once,…shame on you.
    Fool me twice,…shame on me.

    These people are chameleons, never to be trusted with the power that they are given.

    Schumer is a dangerous individual, that’s why Harry picked him.

    Reid wants to have a strong liberal in charge when he exits his post.

    Pelosi is also floating the possibility that she will hang it up.

    Is it age,…or do they feel that they no longer have the fight in them to take on the conservatives ?

    The liberals have done major damage to this Country if it is allowed to continue.
    The conservative movement is threatening to take back this Nation and they know it.

    We are beginning to witness a retreat.

    I would like to contribute to the ’cause’.
    Where can I send moving boxes so he can start filling them now? Really – you can’t start too early, Harry.
    Good riddance. GET OUT!

  6. I keep thinking of how Reid got so banged up. Fell off an exercise bike? Ridiculous. Those kinds of injuries are more likely caused by getting beat up by someone who wants to teach someone a lesson. When he was gambling commissioner in Nevada, Reid tangled with the Mafia. Was this payback? Did he fail to come through with an under the table political deal for someone? Was it a gambling debt he didn’t pay? Here’s a list of questionable activities ol’ Harry got involved with over the years. The answer may lie in some of those. Anyone believe he is leaving the Senate of his own accord. Nah.

  7. Why is a flock of Crows called “A Murder of Crows?”

    For instance, there is a folktale that crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow.

    So this may explain the “pecking order” of congress.

  8. Good morning. OT:
    US Astronaut Scott Kelly arrived (docked) for a 12 month tour, at the Intl. Space Station.
    Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko is went with them.
    They will get keener idea of effects of the human body of living in Microgravity for extended periods.