Skip to main content

Sen. Schumer (or someone on his staff, anyway) posted a diary here today saying liberal blogs are a positive force. I certainly agree with the title! But it was only made necessary by Sen Schumer's own statements.

I commented. But I think my comment makes its own diary (I have added to my comment).

It's all below the squiggle

Dear Sen Schumer

I am a NYer and a lifelong Democrat. I even worked for you in your first senate campaign (in the general election).

Yet now you come here offering a "nopology" for your silly remarks.  I know many people from Wall Street. Some are good people, some are bad, like any group. But many (both good and bad) make ridiculous amounts of money, pay far too little in taxes and wield far too much influence. That they wield too much influence with Republicans is regrettable, but there is little I can do other than support Democrats to take over their seats. That they have too much influence with you is deplorable. But if you are going to be influenced by the wealthy of Wall Street, why not let it be the richest and most Wall Street of all?

As Warren Buffet said

      Actually, there’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won. We’re the ones that have gotten our tax rates reduced dramatically.

        If you look at the 400 highest taxpayers in the United States in 1992, the first year for figures, they averaged about $40 million of [income] per person. In the most recent year, they were $227 million per person — five for one. During that period, their taxes went down from 29 percent to 21 percent of income. So, if there’s class warfare, the rich class has won

Of course, not everyone who works on Wall St. is rich. For every multimillionare there are not only the "staff" who help make the work possible (folk like receptionists, computer people, etc) and there are the people lower on the economic pole: I doubt the people who clean the offices are getting rich. You could listen to them for a change, too.

And that is not the only place where you and I disagree.  

I am Jewish by culture. I lived in Israel for 3 years and am a supporter of Israel.

However, if you think that that means I agree with your support of Netanyahu, you are sorely mistaken.

I love Israel, but I hate Netanyahu.

I love the USA, but I hate George W. Bush.

And Netanyahu is Israel's George Bush.

Furthermore, if your think that my love for Israel means I support AIPAC, you are mistaken again. Because, while I love Israel, I hate AIPAC

More generally, you get elected with huge majorities and NY gave Obama a huge majority (63-35 in 2012).  Please start paying attention.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Meteor Blades, Alumbrados, Sylv, DeminNewJ, itsbenj, ferg, copymark, dalemac, teacherken, Subterranean, AaronInSanDiego, Liberal Thinking, mickT, am, Shockwave, LynChi, CleverNickName, cotterperson, Jay C, scorinaldi, rubyr, dsb, Pompatus, Sandy on Signal, devtob, RFK Lives, MarkInSanFran, niemann, Heart of the Rockies, JLFinch, Dumbo, rasbobbo, TheMomCat, concernedamerican, bronte17, Intellectually Curious, TracieLynn, whenwego, ask, highacidity, sngmama, Nate Roberts, dylanfan, sidnora, wader, Texknight, Eric Blair, pat bunny, 2laneIA, crackpot, Timbuk3, lcrp, riverlover, Matt Esler, randallt, Steven D, poemworld, eve, solesse413, Sybil Liberty, bibble, Limelite, oortdust, sawgrass727, Ohkwai, Brecht, nailbender, Bluesee, marina, 3goldens, SherwoodB, sangemon, democracy inaction, Erik the Red, sc kitty, Simplify, citizenx, basquebob, stagemom, YucatanMan, Gary Norton, bleeding blue, LNK, majcmb1, Sun Tzu, lotlizard, blue jersey mom, markdd, Shotput8, Tuba Les, snoopydawg, peacestpete, mightymouse, xanthippe2, xaxnar, begone, esquimaux, tarheelblue, aloha and mahalo, profundo, mmontanaman, cookseytalbott, The Wizard, deha, kck, twigg, real world chick, JVolvo, middleagedhousewife, onionjim, CA Nana, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, Jbearlaw, cohenzee, shaharazade, bstotts, markthshark, PatConnors, cpresley, tegrat, ammasdarling, clinging to hope, One Pissed Off Liberal, Ken in MN, Habitat Vic, SemDem, offgrid, gloriana, EdSF, edsbrooklyn, FishOutofWater, Duccio, HeartlandLiberal, daveygodigaditch, Matt Z, suejazz, sfbob, martyinsfo, DeusExMachina, jnhobbs, pioneer111, Got a Grip, leonard145b, cloudbustingkid, Don midwest, Assaf, TomP, gizmo59, MKinTN, mconvente, misterwade, ratador, MikePhoenix, Youffraita, Senor Unoball, salamanderanagram, elwior, skohayes, filby, Buckeye Nut Schell, VL Baker, tporky, mikeconwell, envwq, petulans, KrazyKitten, mattc129, billybam, dmhlt 66, watercarrier4diogenes, shortgirl, bluebelle7, maggiejean, prettygirlxoxoxo, WhizKid331, cybrestrike, J M F, aufklaerer, divineorder, bsmechanic, Methinks They Lie, indres, socal altvibe, elziax, Denise Oliver Velez, Shelley99, his panic, stevenwag, sfarkash, Little Flower, ArthurPoet, catilinus, Larsstephens, Railfan, Just Bob, chambord, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, NMDad, AliceNYC, The Jester, serendipityisabitch, piers, jakedog42, FrankCornish, Lost and Found, Betty Pinson, ericlewis0, Loose Fur, petesmom, tlo, annieli, La Gitane, itzik shpitzik, Situational Lefty, molunkusmol, trumpeter, thomask, Mark Tapley, muddy boots, KVoimakas, tardis10, LSmith, wintergreen8694, bywaterbob, Liberal Mole, poliwrangler, Andrew F Cockburn, cactusgal, SoCalSal, joanbrooker, jham710, Mentatmark, SouthernLiberalinMD, allergywoman, anodnhajo, DeadHead, StonyB, angry marmot, orestes1963, S F Hippie, a2nite, 2thanks, congenitalefty, Mr Robert, belinda ridgewood, reginahny, Olkate, 43north, tytalus, avsp, FrY10cK, raina, Glen The Plumber, George3, Villanova Rhodes, wasatch, CalBearMom, GoGoGoEverton, Ray Pensador, Chaddiwicker, jusjtim35, countwebb, kleinburger, remembrance, goodpractice, SixSixSix, alice kleeman, Homer177, peterfallow, Mike Kahlow, marcr22, notevenclosetoonepercent, duhban, River Rover, skepticalcitizen, TheDuckManCometh, Dodgerdog1, eagleray, DKBurton, Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees, RocketJSquirrel, patbahn, gnosticator, Darwinian Detritus, gnothis, Gurnt

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site