Eventually Chuck Schumer Will Figure Out These Newfangled “Telephone” Contraptions


Um, Senators, ever heard of the mute button?

Possibly unaware that reporters were listening in before a conference call got underway, Chuck Schumer accidentally revealed the Dem strategy to demonize fiscal responsibility.

Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said, “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”

A minute or two into the talking-points tutorial, though, someone apparently figured out that reporters were listening, and silence fell.


h/t Jake Tapper

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