Schumer: Dems Will Fight “Heartless” DACA Reversal

The Hill reports:

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pledging that Democrats will fight the Trump administration’s decision to phase out an Obama-era program allowing undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to remain legally.

“The human and economic toll of rescinding DACA will be far reaching and Democrats will do everything we can to prevent President Trump’s terribly wrong order from becoming reality,” Schumer said in a statement.

Schumer didn’t offer any details in his statement on how Democrats would try to push back against the Trump administration’s decision, which he called “heartless.”

“We often forget how vital these hardworking people and their contributions are to our economy and to tens of thousands of businesses who will be hurt if the administration’s order stands,” the Senate’s top Democrat said on Tuesday.

  • thom

    That’s nice. But you know what helps? Winning elections.

  • Gustav2

    How to Be an Ineffective President

    Charlie Cook: “If you wanted to offer a graduate-school class in how not to be an effective president of the United States, Donald Trump could write the textbook and teach the course.”

    “The first lesson would be to cater myopically to your base, alienating those in your party who are not in your core constituency—particularly the congressional leadership and power players who would be the ones instrumental to actually getting anything done. The second lesson would be to offend independent voters, those not married to either party who are at least theoretically open to the arguments from both sides. Finally, the third lesson would be to do everything possible to eliminate any chance of getting defections from the ranks of the other party while riling up the other party’s base, giving them an intensity that they may have lacked when they lost last year’s election.”

    “That’s pretty much how you would do it—and it’s what Trump has done.”

    https://politicalwire.com/2017/09/05/how-to-be-an-ineffective-president/

    • Friday

      (Not that there’s a real comparison, but when they put it that way, that’s why I didn’t think Bernie was gonna cut it, either. )

  • Jonathan Smith
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  • thom

    Off topic but incredibly fucked up… Officer shoots Ohio newspaper photographer after confusing his tripod and camera for a gun https://t.co/1zZtkdUDrY

    • clay

      and they were friends of each other

    • Gustav2

      The whole Cincinnati/Dayton area of SW Ohio is getting crazy about Mexican drug lords coming in and taking over. The see one on every corner.

      Small geography lesson, this is not Appalachia.

    • Max_1

      Good thing the cop wasn’t Antifa…
      … Then the ConservaNazi’s would berate the cop for being mean to reporters.

      • thom

        I’m uncomfortable turning the radicalization of white Americans into a battle between the alt-right and antifa

      • JCF

        Huh? I’m honestly confused as to your point.

    • The_Wretched

      Cops need to calm the fvck down.

    • Bluto

      shot 1st, ask questions later, let god sort it out. murica, fuck yeah.

      • David Walker

        We’ll see what develops.

        • FAEN

          “I shot him because the tripod made me fear for my life.”

          And that will be that.

          • David Walker

            Tripod panic.

    • FAEN

      FFS! If you’re that unsure maybe you shouldn’t be a cop. With a gun.

  • thom

    Much more important than this…
    Republican Sen. Thom Tillis says he will introduce a bill to allow Dreamers to earn legal status. https://t.co/Gv6bJED8p4

  • Harveyrabbit
  • We need more than words though, we needs the Dems to push people to vote and vote hard and it can’t be some last minute thing.

  • james1200

    Right after the press conference Schumer spoke to the press off the record:

    http://forevertwentysomethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/idk.gif

  • JWC

    stmp fuss and hold your breath

  • The_Wretched

    Good but not enough Schumer. DACA is a no-brainer. Was there some question of Dems supporting DACA?

  • Lazycrockett
  • worstcultever

    “Heartless” is the best adjective the dems can come up with? News flash – the pukes consider that a fucking compliment. How about “outrageous” or “sadistic” or “insane” at the very least? Gah!

  • David Walker

    I have no problem with lightening the mood with beefcake, himbos (who don’t talk), the odd twink, hubba hubba bears, and male pix in general. However, they tend to leave our lesbian friends out. I found this on YouTube whilst taking a break the madness. So, ladies and women and fans of females everywhere…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUy_4M8_ZJI

    • Lazycrockett

      She’s on Victoria this season.

      • Hue-Man

        Just watched Episode 2. “The Green-eyed Monster” (not Dame Rigg) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8cfc629bd9bd226c64d47ecde694919751f5f697ce292ede7bff66dfe739a01.jpg

        • Lazycrockett

          Guess she has a thing for period costumes after getting killed in GoT she went straight to Victorian England.

          • worstcultever

            One of the most interesting things about being an old is that you see how so many people turn out, and how fleeting youth and sexiness are. Love that she (and so many of her cohort) are still out there doing cool stuff. Btw her daughter Rachael Stirling was great in the BBC lesbo movie Tipping the Velvet.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      I’ve always liked her. And she got to wear some *very* fun clothes on the Avengers.

    • worstcultever

      Thanks David! But gah (bit of tired lesbo blathering ahead) I think men and women are just on different tracks. Sure Mrs. Peel had the watchable looks and body to burn, but for lots us gayelles the main thing about her was the attitude, not the beauty/fuckability. Anyway still a fun video, but the cheesecakey-ness has “made by a man” all over it.

      Gah, shut up, me. And still, thanks! 🙂

      • David Walker

        Not at all. I will keep that in mind.

      • JCF

        I’m into beauty/fuckability AND attitude! [Actually, to me it’s beauty + attitude which = fuckability (or fuck-me-Right-Now!ability)]

    • JCF

      Many thanks! 😎

  • Dagoril

    “Schumer didn’t offer any details in his statement on how Democrats would try to push back against the Trump administration’s decision…”

    Sorry, but lack of details means there is no plan. It’s just more standing around with their fingers up their collective asses.

    • Tomcat

      And your BIG idea is????

      • Dagoril

        I’m not a leader of the opposition party. It’s not my job to have the solution. It IS *his* job, however. And they’ve had over 6 months to come up with something.

        And what’s your big plan, Mister Genius?

    • Cackalaquiano

      The screenshot of him delivering his statement with folded hands is sorta disheartening.

  • shellback

    Shouldn’t something be done about the festering nazi problem first?

    • David Walker

      No siree bob. We’re talkin’ im’grints here. Fuckin’ brown people.
      Ain’t no use for ’em. Them nazis is Murkans. Good ol’ boys an’ new rekroots. Ain’t nuthin’ needs be dun wi’ them. We gotta get these furriners outta the country aforn they take over.

  • Blake Jordan

    Donnie is literally doing stuff less than 20% of the population want, and they are the worst 20% of the USA!!!
    More would be done to improve the USA in taking out that 20% than anything else ever!!!

    • thom

      Shut up

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    More empty rhetoric.

  • kareemachan

    I rarely *truly* believe in violence, but drumpster, sessions, and the assholes in Congress can all go jump in a lake. A cold, shit-filled, non-regulated lake.

  • Lazycrockett
    • JCF

      I don’t like this sign. The point isn’t to who is “employable” or not, but why our economy is *not structured for full-employment WITH living wages*.

  • safari
    • David Walker

      And then my faith in our youth returns. This is major. Good goin’, guys.

      • matrem

        If they don’t vote, then this posturing is just for optics.

        • David Walker

          If they don’t vote, it shows that they understand what’s going on and this is how they express it. This is not posturing, matrem, this is getting involved.

          • BockMcMillan

            And someday they will vote, and they will remember this or maybe they – being American – will vote just because of it.

          • David L. Caster

            They probably aren’t old enough to vote. That they care is A Good Thing.

          • Beagle

            The seniors and maybe some of the juniors will be eligible to vote in the next election (2018). Let’s see how they do then.

      • John

        Indeed!!!

    • Dagoril

      They’re doing more than our elected Democrats are. Good for them. Shut everything down until the GOP is stopped.

      • Tomcat

        That a boy go after Democrats, that is the NEW Democratic way I guess.

        • billbear1961

          What are the useless shits DOING?!

          What the FUCK are they waiting FOR?!

          What are they THERE for?!

          • Tomcat

            They do not have the majority, can you just understand that.

          • billbear1961

            They can organize massive and relentless PROTESTS (see my post ABOVE–I’ve only been saying this for MONTHS).

            WE ARE NOT HELPLESS!!

          • Ernest Endevor

            There are constant protests across the country. We have one in my local town every Friday. But It’s a big country and the impact gets dilated. We can’t all just take a train to Paris or London. Montana is far from DC.

          • billbear1961

            The Democrats are supposedly an organized political party.

            They should be in front of the cameras every DAY, 24/7, hammering away at this regime for its countless ABUSES. The occasional “strongly worded” tweet or milquetoast statement is NOT enough!

            They’ve GOT to organize large and relentless protests in the major cities of the country–especially in D.C. around the White House and the Capitol. We have to start scaling back our purchases in the economy, too, buying only absolute essentials, to put pressure on Congress to ACT, to hold this regime ACCOUNTABLE. The possibility of a General Strike can’t be ruled out.

            The U.S. is in a state of incipient FASCISM . . .

            https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8/29/1694260/-Lurching-Toward-the-First-Constitutional-Crisis-Since-the-Civil-War

            . . . and the Democrats should be loudly sounding the ALARM. They should be expressing righteous FURY against Trump’s support for violent racists, and against his nonstop assaults on the truth and the RULE OF LAW.

          • David L. Caster

            Democrats have never been a particularly organized party. So far they haven’t been able to put an effective message together with decades of material to work with, let alone exhibit the discipline to legislate as a bloc. I am not pinning my hopes on the DNC finding its way out of the current mess without the emergence of a new core leadership that is aggressive in its determination to move leftward.

          • billbear1961

            This seems a very reasonable assessment.

            (Hello, David!)

          • David L. Caster

            Obama blew his supermajority in the first midterm election of his administration by chasing after the Republicans that had already sworn enmity to him. Time for Democrats to learn how to fight.

            And, good morning dear Bear.

          • jimbo65

            Somewhat agree. And I’m not impressed with Tom Perez’s leadership so far.

          • billbear1961

            But if we can’t rely on the party, we’ll have to rely on OURSELVES. (Hard to escape the conclusion this is coming down to the grassroots!)

            We need SOMEONE to organize us!

          • Cipher

            We need to get our collective asses to a polling place at every election and vote.

          • Ernest Endevor

            General strike? I’m sorry but that’s Cloud Cuckoo Land.

            We don’t have a candidate for election and so there’s no apparent leader. But Schumer was loud in his denunciations today. I called to say well done.

            And there’s this:
            http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/watch_massive_protests_erupt_across_country_after_trump_kills_daca

          • (((GC)))

            In particular, 45*’s recent pardon of a racist, murderous sheriff for flouting the rule of law (violating a federal court injunction) shines a light on his true stance on “law and order”.

          • (((GC)))

            Like any politicians, they’re there primarily TO GET REELECTED. (Yes, even those committed idealists who are there to do good for their constituents and their country want to stay in office!)

            We need to make them understand that they can’t take reelection for granted!

    • Tomcat

      Any excuse to cut class more likely.

      • Mickey Bitsko

        Bull.

  • skyweaver

    God, we need a Democrat or two with balls (metaphorically speaking as this could be a woman like Elizabeth Warren), someone who’s not afraid to take on the Republicans are their own game. Take no prisoners, stop with the misplaced desire to play fair. The R’s don’t, and haven’t for years and years. Get dirty, call them on their shit, get IN there. Schumer ain’t it.

    • Tomcat

      Pick your battles, he is a Democrat that tries everyday to help Americans.
      There are plenty of enemies out there without you going after one of our own.

      • skyweaver

        I’m not going after him, I’m glad he’s showing up to vote. What I want to see is him fighting fire with fire

  • geoffalnutt

    Congressional Democrats seem fairly useless under the Trump/Putin regime They enter the room sighing, wringing their hands. Republicans/Putin enter the room firing dirty bombs and poisonous gas…from tanks. We’re at war with Russia inside and out.

  • Lazycrockett

    Irma update. Cat 5 Strongest Hurricane in Atlantic Caribbean History.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c34adf5fbf84392d64c19136f257c64d8fc7a106faf4c1ae9b1a55148a68539b.png

    Floridians watch out.

    • Gustav2

      Not to worry, it is a once in 100 year storm we have had repeatedly in the last few years and has nothing to do with Climate Change.

      • David Walker

        Really. Damned globalist fearmongers.

      • Tomcat

        And the critions will pray it away.

    • Dagoril

      Gay Weather Fairies are striking again!

    • thom

      So scary. Not even sure where we can evacuate to. My job wants me here as long as I can and we have no car and no relatives to crash with. I guess we’ll just catch one of the last busses out with our three cats.
      Or rent a car and spend our savings on a weeks stay at a hotel.
      #SucksNotBeingARichGay

      • Lazycrockett

        If you are going to rent better do it sooner than later.

        • clay

          and apply for reimbursement from FEMA

  • Jonathan Smith
    • safari

      “Your nose is pointy”
      “Your you is pointy”

    • Treant

      A pecker and a prick. I think God sends hurricanes to avoid that meeting.

    • skyweaver

      Awwww. Thanks for that image. That was a nice happy lift from the ridiculous news today.

    • Derrick Johns

      beautifull. Thanks, Jonathan

  • safari
  • MikeBx2

    In calling out the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic deplorables the best Schumer can do is call them heartless? smgdh

  • billbear1961

    The PROVEN pathological LIAR, THIEF and racist, hate-mongering DEFILER of the REPUBLIC has done enough–violated his oath of office repeatedly–obstructed justice repeatedly–and that’s not his ONLY crime–for people to demand his removal from power NOW. There is no longer any need to wait for Mueller! While we WAIT, look at the DAMAGE this regime is doing!!

    The Democrats should find a SPINE and organize massive and relentless protests to demand Dump’s removal NOW, and those SAME protests should be demanding a thorough investigation into all the irregularities in the 2016 elections and REFORMS to make sure future elections are SECURE!!

  • Bluto
  • David L. Caster

    Chuck, just figure out a law that will be a permanent solution to the problem. Stop passing away the opportunity to demonstrate that Democrats have a clue how to govern instead of obstructing like the Republicans. You do have a clue don’t you Chuck?

  • Yeah good luck with the do nothing dems. We’re fucked.

    • askDominick

      Yea fuck off with this. The GOP Pres does this awful thing the GOP’s in Congress obstructed immigration reform for politics–yet you’re here to bash the opposing party.

      • There is no opposing party. Or what’s left of it is shit. I don’t want the Republicans in office I hope the Dems get their shit together but right now they’re essentially useless.

        • askDominick

          To the extent this is true it’s thanks to weak-minded cowards like you who throw their hands up instead of fighting.

          • Or to the people like you who won’t face reality and realize we have to change? I don’t know I’m completely lucid as to what’s going on and not in denial. Good luck deceiving yourself.

          • askDominick

            Yea you can fuck off permanently now- supercilious asshole.

          • LOL

  • Ann Kah

    Dumb question here, sorry if I don’t know all I should, but can’t these young people apply for citizenship within that six months?