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FLASHBACK: In 2013 Sen. Schumer Said President ‘Deserves His Choices’ For Cabinet

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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Great example of hypocrisy by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

Schumer is the Democrat Minority Leader in the Senate.

He's been flipping and flopping like a fish on sand ever since Trump won the election.

Many things he is now fighting against were things he supported before.

The big campaign lately is the stalling of Trumps Cabinet appointees.

Apparently this effort has led to one of the slowest confirming process in years.

Schumer is the best the Democrats have.

FLASHBACK: In 2013 Sen. Schumer Said President ‘Deserves His Choices’ For Cabinet

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been slow-walking the confirmation of Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Yet in 2013 he justified Harry Reid’s elimination of the filibuster for presidential appointments (except the Supreme Court) by saying ” Just about everyone in America, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, believe that once you elect a president he deserves his choices to run the executive branch.”

Perhaps the reason Schumer said, “just about everybody,” instead of simply “everybody,” is that he doesn’t believe what he said in 2013 that the president deserves his choices.



With yesterday’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, just five of Trump’s 15 nominees have been confirmed.

At the same point of time in their presidencies:

President Obama had 12 of 15 Cabinet officials confirmed (7 on Day 1)
President Bush #43 had 14 of 14 Cabinet officials confirmed (7 on Day 1)
President Clinton had 13 of 14 Cabinet officials confirmed (13 by Day 2)
President Bush #41 had 9 of 14 Cabinet officials confirmed
President Reagan had 12 of 13 Cabinet officials confirmed (12 by Day 3)
President Carter had 11 of 11 Cabinet officials confirmed (8 on Day 1, the rest by the end of Week 1)
President Nixon had 12 of 12 Cabinet official confirmed (11 on Day 1)
President Kennedy had 10 of 10 Cabinet official confirmed (10 on Day 2)
President Eisenhower had 9 of 10 Cabinet officials confirmed (8 on Day 2, He didn’t name his HEW until April)
Every incoming president from James Garfield in 1881 to Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 had all of their Cabinet official confirmed on Day 1.

This is the longest it has taken to confirm a majority of the President’s Cabinet after he was inaugurated since President George Washington set-up the government of the United States in 1789.


here's 'ol Chuck in an old video standing firm with Harry Reid..






posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That is why Trump is President. People are tired of all the crap and the partisan politics.

We may not be able to change the government, but at least we put a thorn in their side.
edit on 8-2-2017 by 3daysgone because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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I just find it funny the same usual voices we hear opposing everything trump don't show up to these threads like they do every other thread...Even though they argue the point that all this is justified in every thread I see them in. Things that make you go hmmm...



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: 3daysgone


originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: xuenchen

That is why Trump is President. People are tired of all the crap and the partisan politics.



I'm tired of it but didn't rally for Trump like supporters did. Trumps partisan cabinet picks are Far right(can you share any that are not?), Evangelical, etc., types that are surely partisan to the Conservative/GOP side. Sounds more like how the country often votes close to 50/50 each election rather than Democrats coming full force to the GOP side-probably only a select few, if even, of Bernie voters went for Trump rather than Jill Stein.


We may not be able to change the government, but at least we put a thorn in their side.


Has that really happened or does it still cater to a partisan side? There's mostly a thorn in the site of the failed Democratic party. Shouldn't Trump be making it harder on those establishment GOP that he's catering to?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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Damn he's aged in 4 years!



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake




I'm tired of it but didn't rally for Trump like supporters did. Trumps partisan cabinet picks are Far right(can you share any that are not?), Evangelical, etc., types that are surely partisan to the Conservative/GOP side. Sounds more like how the country often votes close to 50/50 each election rather than Democrats coming full force to the GOP side-probably only a select few, if even, of Bernie voters went for Trump rather than Jill Stein.


His cabinet does appear to be far right, but Trump isn't. He is more pragmatic. I think he picked his cabinet because they are the one's that helped him win. It might not be a good idea, but it is what it is.




Has that really happened or does it still cater to a partisan side? There's mostly a thorn in the site of the failed Democratic party. Shouldn't Trump be making it harder on those establishment GOP that he's catering to?


Yeah it has happened. He calls people out whether they are republican or democrats. If someone goes against him he will call them out. That is the thorn part. The Bush clan, established Repubs, he made them look ridiculous in the campaign. If any established republican goes against Trump, he will call him out. Give is a little more time.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:01 PM
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It's pretty sad that it's been two weeks and Trump still doesn't have a working administration.

Schumer is hypocrite. Everyone in his party is.

The Republicans should change the rules and go nuclear on them all.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Sadly both the Left and Right are still a bunch of Globalist traitors. Trump is a temporary respite from the destruction Washington politicians usually perpetrate on the U.S. citizen.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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This is probably one of the stupidest posts ever on ATS.

You may disagree with Clinton and Obama's cabinet choices, but you cannot dispute their qualifications for the positions.

Many of Trump's (and to a lesser degree GWB) nominees have been abysmal. To stop the BS, can you imagine if Obama appointed Soros to be the Education Secretary? You guys would lose your minds. DeVos is no different than the example I give and goes to show that right wingers have no idea what they are doing and will continue to trash our great country for their own personal gain. This is how 3rd world countries operate.


edit on 8-2-2017 by SeekingAlpha because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:42 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen




The big campaign lately is the stalling of Trumps Cabinet appointees.

The key word here is "stalling". Stalling for what? they don't pull these moves for no reasons, something is brewing in the background and it's reeks of possible plotting. Remember, they are desperate because people are waking up in record numbers.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:50 PM
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Ahhhh California, gotcha! Obama has screwed over Americans for 8 years, his posts sucked like he did. these words are from changed my mind, Schumer. a reply to: SeekingAlpha



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: SoulSurfer
a reply to: xuenchen




The big campaign lately is the stalling of Trumps Cabinet appointees.

The key word here is "stalling". Stalling for what? they don't pull these moves for no reasons, something is brewing in the background and it's reeks of possible plotting. Remember, they are desperate because people are waking up in record numbers.


Obama set many trip wires and booby traps inside all the Executive Departments.

Some kind of "mini-Coup d'état".

It will take at least a year to uncover.





posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Do we need to put up flash backs of GOP denying Obama of a supreme court justice as well as many other judicial nominations?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: xuenchen

Do we need to put up flash backs of GOP denying Obama of a supreme court justice as well as many other judicial nominations?

Republicans won. Democrats lost. Cry more.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: SoulSurfer
a reply to: xuenchen




The big campaign lately is the stalling of Trumps Cabinet appointees.

The key word here is "stalling". Stalling for what? they don't pull these moves for no reasons, something is brewing in the background and it's reeks of possible plotting. Remember, they are desperate because people are waking up in record numbers.



Stalling the process long enough for people to notice what is going on. The GOP is trying to rush everything. So, yes its about people waking up but not the way you might want.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 11:33 PM
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originally posted by: rollanotherone

originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: xuenchen

Do we need to put up flash backs of GOP denying Obama of a supreme court justice as well as many other judicial nominations?

Republicans won. Democrats lost. Cry more.


Then why is the GOP crying that the Democrats are making things hard. They only need 51 votes and hold 52 seats.
edit on 8-2-2017 by Pyle because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
It's pretty sad that it's been two weeks and Trump still doesn't have a working administration.

Schumer is hypocrite. Everyone in his party is.

The Republicans should change the rules and go nuclear on them all.



Yes, they absolutely should! It's exactly what the Dems would do if they had three houses.

I'm sick of this crap. Michelle Obama claimed, "when they go low, we go high." But it's backwards from reality. The Democrats rammed Obamacare down the countries throats and now health care costs have never been higher.

Go nuclear and lay waste to the crippled dem party!



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: xuenchen

Do we need to put up flash backs of GOP denying Obama of a supreme court justice as well as many other judicial nominations?


Sure why not.

Go for it.



The last Senate did not have 60 votes in favor of that SCOTUS nominee anyway.


edit on Feb-09-2017 by xuenchen because: gloated



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: Tempter




Go nuclear and lay waste to the crippled dem party!


Nuclear option LOL.

Good grief.



The nuclear or constitutional option is a parliamentary procedure that allows the U.S. Senate to override a rule or precedent by a simple majority of 51 votes, instead of by a supermajority of 60 votes.


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle

originally posted by: rollanotherone

originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: xuenchen

Do we need to put up flash backs of GOP denying Obama of a supreme court justice as well as many other judicial nominations?

Republicans won. Democrats lost. Cry more.


Then why is the GOP crying that the Democrats are making things hard. They only need 51 votes and hold 52 seats.

GOP are crying tears of joy. Something lefties won't know for AT LEAST another 8 years. At the very minimum.



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