Republicans delight in watching the lamentations of Democrat congressional women
Today is an embarrassing day to be a Democrat.
Senate Democrats wasted an entire grandstanding-filled weekend for a whole lotta nuthin. Rather than coming to an agreement with Senate Republicans and President Trump Friday, Democrats ended up accepting the deal (with nothing new in return) Monday.
Senate Minority Leader Schumer’s lack of bargaining savvy has thrown the party’s deep fissions out into the open; highly uncharacteristic of a party that typically exercises strict messaging discipline and keeps their dirty laundry away from the public eye.
The inner-party squabbling is coming from every sect. Everyone and I mean everyone, is ticked at Schumer for “blinking first.”
“They got less than nothing, it’s baffling,” @ezralevin, one of the co-founders of the progressive group Indivisible. “It’s morally reprehensible and its political malpractice. Instead of leaning into their leverage, Schumer led the caucus off the cliff.” https://t.co/p4UcQJS3On pic.twitter.com/rlsu0LA4b2
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) January 22, 2018
A large contingent criticizing Schumer’s sellout is coming from the 2020 hopeful wing of the party:
2020ers on that list:
Not an accident. https://t.co/zu10OWtf1U
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 22, 2018
This Dreamer ain’t happy either
My message to Chuck Schumer is pretty simple: “We got to this point… what happened?” A ‘Dreamer’ who was brought to the US at age 11 asks why the Democrats “had to blink first” https://t.co/8xMjLcX4CJ pic.twitter.com/wGufuL66Wu
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 22, 2018
Democrat women are especially upset
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018
POLITICO changes tune. As #SchumerShutdown turns into #Schumersellout, Dems are even losing their friends in the media. @SenatorHassan @SenatorShaheen Total fiasco #nhpolitics pic.twitter.com/Brk3lyZLQM
— patjhynes (@patjhynes) January 22, 2018
Nancy Pelosi was not impressed. “I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members to support what was put forth,” said Pelosi
Sen. Feinstein was “very disappointed” in the deal.
The icing on the cake: anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour calling for McCaskill to run as a Republican or step aside
I have said this for a long time – Claire McCaskill has to go or run as a Republican so we can beat her. 2018 is our year and she ain’t with us. https://t.co/C5PJiHwDOn
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) January 20, 2018
“What is best in life?” “…to hear the lamentation of the women”
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