Not trusting even a high-ranking Democrat Senator like Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to get the message right, Democrat staffers have given him the words to mouth as he talks to reporters.
These people are like the Borg. Any original thoughts they may have once had are now subsumed by the collective.
Schumer coordinates Dem budget attack on GOP
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.
He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as “extreme.”
“I always use extreme, Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use.”
“The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful negotiations,” Schumer said on the call. “The only way we can avoid a shutdown is for Boehner to come up with a reasonable compromise and not just listen to what the Tea Party wants. “
The four senators came on the call after Schumer abruptly went silent and followed Schumer’s script closely.