“If I was head of DNC, I would be quietly rooting for it,” said Dean, speaking on a National Journal Insider’s Conference panel Tuesday morning. “I know who’s going to get blamed – we’ve been down this road before.”And here's Chuckie Schumer, caught on tape coaching his colleagues how to spin a shutdown:
\Moments before a conference call with reporters was scheduled to get underway on Tuesday morning, Charles E. Schumer of New York, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, apparently unaware that many of the reporters were already on the line, began to instruct his fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process.Never mind that the debate is over $30 billion when we are running deficits of $1.5 trillion. So the Democrats' plan is to keep running deficits of 10% of GDP, and anyone who suggests running deficits of only 9.8% of GDP -- still in serious Greece territory and on the express train to fiscal disaster -- is "extreme." The sad thing is, they are probably right that the media will spin this their way. The mainstream media is still, as always, completely in the tank for Democrats.
After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how to cut spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John A. Boehner of Ohio, the speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week.”