Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference about President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Schumer’s Anger Calculation

The Resistance organism must be fed. Similar to other non-organic rage based protest, it will burn itself out without leadership from the Dems and their Press Secretary-MSM. It needs constant updates about the latest Presidential malapropism, tweet or administration decision.

To facilitate the care and feeding of the Resistance, and to provide the requisite talking points, they skillfully adjust the outrage d’jour on almost a daily basis.

Yesterday on CNN’s State of the Union, Schumer kept up his anti-Trump diatribe. As CNN reports, Sen. Chuck Schumer D-NY Minority Leader is now making threatening to attempt to halt the new FBI Director confirmation process without the appointment of a Special Prosecutor: (CNN)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the Senate should refuse to confirm a new FBI director until the Department of Justice appoints a special counsel to lead a probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Schumer said both he and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked for a “thorough, thorough” inspector general investigation into any interference with the Russia probe and called for public testimony from Comey.

Not content with this inflammatory line of attack, the the Brooklyn Bombaster has ratcheted up his indignation to squawk for additional demands:

The Democratic leader also repeated his call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, saying that Session’s involvement in Comey’s firing might have violated his recusal from the Russia investigation in early March and that he has asked the inspector general to look into Sessions’ role in Comey’s ouster.Schumer said Sunday that if Trump is taping conversations, he must either submit the tapes to investigators or, if no tapes exist, apologize for misleading people about the possibility. “To destroy them would be a violation of law,” Schumer said. “He should turn them over to Congress and to the investigators. If there are no tapes, he should apologize to both Jim Comey and the American people.”

This isn’t just feeding The Resistance, it’s giving them a Vegas style buffet. These talking points alone should last them most of the week.

It appears Schumer realizes he must keep the outrage meter pegged in order to achieve his long-term agenda: control.   This looks to be a three step process:

  • Steadily increase anger and resentment in his base
  • Decrease the President’s public support, thereby weakening Republican Congressional support.
  • Hope for a major Administration misstep or scandal then engage in a full-force demand for impeachment.

The obvious goal is dominating the 2018 election, and regaining Senate control.

Lying liars lie. This goes for Schumer and ditto for the rest of his congressional allies, and even more so for the MSM cesspool. They lie about President Trump, they lie about the Republican Congress, and they lie about their true agendas.

What the Beltway pundits miss is the fact that flyover country Trump supporters are angry as well. If possible, they are even more livid than the small band of progressive Resistance.

There was a real concern about Republican voter complacency, with commensurate worry about 2018 voter turnout. Absent The Resistance, this might be a legitimate concern. Now? Not so much.

Sen. Schumer can twist his base into pretzels every day if he so chooses, but in the end; the law of unintended consequences is going to bite him in the derrière.

Conservative voters will continue to stiffen their resolve to maintain Republican majorities and unify their voice calling for their President to Make American Great Again. For all of his Brooklyn bombast, Sen. Schumer isn’t leading his ragged group out of the desert, he’s just leading them in circles.

 

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Wm. P. Fitzhenry

5th generation Texan, 2nd generation reformed Presbyterian, a twin and a serial entrepreneur.

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