Schumer warns Obama of ‘hard right’ in Congress aiming to bring America ‘back to the 19th century’

On “Good Morning America” Monday, host George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. Charles Schumer how well he thought Barack Obama is working with Congress and what advice he’d give the president.

Schumer advised Obama against dealing with the “hard right,” arguing conservative Republicans aim to set the nation back centuries.

“My advice to the president is compromise when you can, but when people are being unreasonable, and we have hard right people who seem to be wanting to move us back to the 19th century, draw some lines in the sand and fight,” Schumer said. “Try to compromise first. Do everything you can, but don’t give up your core fundamental principles. I think the American people will respect that.”

The New York Democrat also said he would have handled the tax bill differently than Obama did.

“First, let me say this, we Democrats in the House and Senate know we’re joined at the hip with the president,” Schumer said. “He does well, we do well and vice versa. So we’re working as a team. We have our differences. I would have pursued the tax bill differently, but once the president made the decision, you saw large unity, particularly in the Senate and I think you’ll see that.”


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  • sunnyr

    This Progressive moron may be half right. WE THE PEOPLE are going to move back to the 19th century as far as CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT is concerned. These rotten Progressives, on BOTH sides, raise their right hands and pledge to uphold the Constitution and then promptly throw it out the window. Enough is enough! We want SMALLER GOVERNMENT, more power to the STATES where it rightfully belongs, and we will begin to STARVE THE BEAST INTO SUBMISSION! The party is over, all you corrupt Obamabots. The will of THE PEOPLE will prevail!

    Tsunami 2.0 is coming………….2012

  • mountainaires

    Chuck Schumer, handmaiden to banksters and the Israeli Lobby–a FAR RIGHT GROUP.

    Schumer is the ultimate DC hypocrite.

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  • S-D-M

    Question: How can you tell the difference between a true humanitarian and someone that wears a humanitarian mask for nefarious ends?
    Answer: you can’t. At least not front on. But if you look behind and follow the tracks that brought them here, you can.
    Every stage of Obama’s career has brought him more notoriety and influence based on his community organizing for the poor and disenfranchised. Now he’s the leader of the nation.
    One has to wonder if bigger government and centralized power is just an unfortunate byproduct of the humanitarian utopia they desire, or is the humanitarian work the “engine” they use to generate the power they desire? I’ve made my choice.