Sen. Chuck Schumer can’t spin his way out of this gaffe.
The media-hungry liberal leader yesterday accidentally revealed the inner workings of the Democratic Party’s “extreme” p.r. machine — hurting budget negotiations as both parties brace for an April 8 government shutdown.
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Just before a conference call with reporters, Schumer (D-NY) was heard on the line giving his Democratic colleagues marching orders to spin the budget-battle story.
“I always use the word ‘extreme.’ That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week,” the spin-master said in an effort to color Tea Party lawmakers — apparently unaware reporters were already listening in on the call.
Schumer told the four senators preparing for the call to say House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) refuses to compromise on the budget because he’s cowed by extreme Tea Party members.
Read More at the New York Post By S.A. Miller, New York Post