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Washington - Liberal Groups Promise To Pull Millions In Donations From Schumer And Fellow Dems Who Oppose Iran Deal

Published on: August 9, 2015 12:04 PM
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attends a news conference on Amtrak funding on Capitol Hill in Washington May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attends a news conference on Amtrak funding on Capitol Hill in Washington May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Washington, D.C. - New York state Senator Chuck Schumer (D) and fellow Democrats who have expressed opposition to President Obama’s Iran deal are already feeling the backlash, as liberal advocacy groups are now pledging to pull back some $8.3M in donations from their collective war-chests if they, in fact, vote against the agreement next month.

HUFFINGTONPOST.com (http://huff.to/1Ef3z7e) reports that within 24 hrs. of Schumer’s announcement on Thursday that he would oppose the nuclear accord, over 17,500 MoveOn members had signed the pledge to withhold donations.

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With the August congressional recess currently underway, a coalition of anti-war groups—-including MoveOn—-say they will be organizing a town hall blitz nationwide aimed at encouraging members to put pressure on their elected Democratic reps to side with Obama.

Nick Berning, MoveOn’s communications director, said that there will be “substantial political consequences” for Democratic party members who vote to “take us to war” by opposing the deal.


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 Aug 09, 2015 at 12:18 PM walkinsilence Says:

This article supports the suggestion that the United States is no longer a Democracy. When political votes are for sale or withheld for fear of monetary loss in our country, we are hypocrites if we accuse any other government of corruption.
When a president is appointed by the Supreme Court, our votes are meaningless.
We, the people, have allowed our democratic system to exist in name only.
The only good news is that the United States "government" is not likely to force a change in our country.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 12:44 PM 5TResident Says:

Reply to #1  
walkinsilence Says:

This article supports the suggestion that the United States is no longer a Democracy. When political votes are for sale or withheld for fear of monetary loss in our country, we are hypocrites if we accuse any other government of corruption.
When a president is appointed by the Supreme Court, our votes are meaningless.
We, the people, have allowed our democratic system to exist in name only.
The only good news is that the United States "government" is not likely to force a change in our country.

I agree to an extent. But withholding funds is a time-honored political maneuver. Back in 1974, the federal government told the states to enact the 55 MPH speed limit or else lose federal funding for highway improvements.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 12:47 PM lipale Says:

Democrats who OPPOSE this BAD DEAL should not worry about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ - they will be paid back by the One and Only Above who "really Controls" the entire world, not by the Libs who think they can intimidate with their $$$ signs

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 12:53 PM HeshyEmes Says:

Firstly, Democracy means that you CAN use money to support candidates that you agree with; nothing wrong with that! Secondly, your snide reference to the Supreme Court choosing the president; yes, when you have a candidate who refuses to acknowledge his loss, and puts his interests ahead of those of the United States; the Supreme Court has to put an end to it & be the adult in the room.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 02:02 PM elyeh Says:

The idea that voting against the Iran deal will "take us to war" is nonsense - and that is the nonsense that these left-wing groups and Obama have tried to fool the people with; they want to create fear where there need not be any. It is Iran with the deal, with money, more weapons and even an atomic bomb(s) that we really must fear.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 02:19 PM clear-thinker Says:

No matter what the outcome of the Senate vote I plan to donate to Sen Schumer offsetting, to a small extent, others

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 04:00 PM fat36 Says:

That's politics Its not about right and wrong it's all about money

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 04:15 PM hashomer Says:

For all the so called frum posters who have always put Senator Schumer down, eat your streimel! Schumer is a mensch who stood up for America and Israel, and against Neville Obama Chamberland.

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 08:10 PM yidele1 Says:

stupid americans ,no one can have his own opinion everything is politics , no wonder that bum obama is usa president

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 Aug 09, 2015 at 08:13 PM StevenWright Says:

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hashomer Says:

For all the so called frum posters who have always put Senator Schumer down, eat your streimel! Schumer is a mensch who stood up for America and Israel, and against Neville Obama Chamberland.

In view, whoever doesn't wear a shtraimel is not frum? Or whoever does wear a shtreimel is "so-called" frum? Oops, I think you let your guard down and let your hatred show. And by the way, it's Chamberlain not Chamberland. I guess you consider yourself frum enough not to have studied history or learned to spell correctly.

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 Aug 10, 2015 at 04:36 AM FranZ Says:

kol hakavod to Schumer, this was not easy for him, but he did the right thing.

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 Aug 10, 2015 at 08:53 AM walkinsilence Says:

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HeshyEmes Says:

Firstly, Democracy means that you CAN use money to support candidates that you agree with; nothing wrong with that! Secondly, your snide reference to the Supreme Court choosing the president; yes, when you have a candidate who refuses to acknowledge his loss, and puts his interests ahead of those of the United States; the Supreme Court has to put an end to it & be the adult in the room.

Obviously you do not know what "Democracy" means. Did you attend a Brooklyn Yeshiva for early non-education. Democracy is defined as:
"a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting
: a country ruled by democracy
: an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights.
RE: "your 'snide' remark" comment:
It is obvious that you do not know the primary definition of snide; maybe the result of a yeshiva education.
The definition is " false, counterfeit
b : practicing deception : dishonest .
The topic of loss of democracy seems to have evaded you and was replaced by your effort to distort the idea by using the word "snide". A well known method to avoid confronting an idea that you oppose.

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