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New York - At AIPAC Sen. Schumer Remarks His Name Refelcts 'Shomer' to Guard Jews And Israel

Published on: March 23, 2010 02:23 PM
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New York - Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) just addressed the AIPAC crowd. Schumer’s known for his speaking skills, and he did not disappoint, urging backing for legislation that would immediately impose sanctions on Iran.

He noted that his name is a derivative of the Hebrew “shomer,” or guardian, and said he was pledged to guarding the security of the Jews and Israel.

He also guards a grudge. He remembered one of his earliest encounters with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when Bibi was a U.N. ambassador in the 1980s, and Schumer was a congressman from New York.

The Schumers invited Bibi over for Shabbat dinner and put on quite a spread. Someone made the mistake of asking Bibi to explain price controls, which then beset Israel’s economy.

“Bibi being Bibi,” Schumer said, the ambassador took a 2-liter Pepsi bottle, unscrwed the cap, stuck his thumb in it and proceeded to shake.

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“This is Israel’s economy,” Netanyahu said. “It looks stable…” and then he pulled out his thumb.

“It took me $1,800 to clean up the mess,” Schumer said—and he wanted to know if Bibi was ready to pay up.

Hey, at least he wasn’t asking interest.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 02:45 PM Anonymous Says:

In front of AIPAC he pledges to support Israel. I haven't yet heard him criticize the Obami or Hillary for their outrageous public criticism of Israel. All he cares about are the votes and campaign dollars. Jews have too short a memory and have never held Chuck Schumer accountable for his doublespeak and lies. The Shomer is Hashem. Heaven help us if Schumer is our Shomer. The time for sanctions is long past and we all know any sanctions imposed will be weak and ineffectual. The U.S. needs to bomb Iran now, before it is too late. Obama, Clinton and our great Shomer Schumer will never take such an act.

I realize that many people on this board will point out that Bush never attacked Iran either, when he had the opportunity during his eight years in office. Two responses. One, Iran is much closer to its goal of making nuclear weapons now than when Bush was in office. Two, it was politically impossible for Bush to attack Iran largely because of the never ending villification of Bush, by the likes of Obama, Clinton and, Schumer.

Had these people supported action back then, instead of constantly attacking Bush, Bush would have had the freedom of action to bomb Iran.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 02:46 PM Anonymous Says:

What a full blown idiot! He needs to speak to his colleagues in the Senate about enacting immediate sanctions against Iran. What should this auditorium of lobbyists do? Applaud?

Chucky - use your speaking skills to do something useful, not like kowtowing to the Obama administration who are more like the enemies of Israel. Not like voting for self-destructive legislation like Obamacare. When will you represent your constituency? Or does providing entertainment at the microphone serve that purpose?

If you do not push Obama, Hillary, and Mitchell to side WITH Israel, and to get off our backs on all these dreamt up prerequisites to negotiate with the barbaric Palestinian thugs, we promise to "Remember in November".

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 02:57 PM Shmuela Says:

Talk is cheap my friend

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:03 PM MazelKGH Says:

Short memory is correct, #1. This is the idiot "we" traded in Al D'Amato for!

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:06 PM ArchConservative Says:

someone should also tell him that the letter koof precedes the letter raish. No more need be said

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:11 PM Anonymous Says:

didn't know he had a chassidishe havara

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:19 PM Anonymous Says:

He's a legend all right. A legend in his own mind.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:43 PM Anonymous Says:

Mr. Schumer , You maybe a Guardian , but certainly not a Guardian ANGEL .

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:44 PM Anonymous Says:

His name is more probably from the Russian word shum, meaning noise or fuss.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:49 PM Anonymous Says:

He is an aunt gemima waffler on Israel. If the arabs would push more money his way, he would change his views immediately. Which ever way the money blows.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 03:56 PM Ibeenezra Says:

He also has "schu" in his name as in "shoo fly"
which is what he should do

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 04:27 PM gop 2010 Says:

So where are you these days defending israel against your president.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 04:35 PM Anonymous Says:

With such friends the jews don't need enemies

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 04:39 PM Anonymous Says:

No. 11. What, is wrong with you.? How old are you ?

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 04:53 PM Worm Says:

In Hebrew (without vowels), you can read his name as Shamir = name of a worm

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 05:18 PM MoshePhoenix Says:

New York Yidden, you abandoned a great friend of Israel Al D'Amato for this ultra-liberal who loves Hussein Obama and his socialist policies. Being Jewish doesn't mean he's a friend of Israel and that he will help Jews. Look at Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod, Obama's inhouse court Jews. Wake up already! The Democrats are not our friends, they're for everything that we're against - pro abortion, pro illegal immigration, pro Arab...........What is wrong with us? Israel is in trouble with Obama treating her like an enemy. Where's Schumer outrage on this? Vote him out and let him work for a living, and get health care like the rest of us have to, not the freebie he gets from being in Congress. I really don't understand how you voted out D'Amato and put this poor excuse for a senator in office.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 06:21 PM Anonymous Says:

The only one Schumer is a guaridan for is himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 06:25 PM Anonymous Says:

The reason he supports Gillibrand is because she is ineffectual and therefore makes him look good. It is all relative.
Keep up your guard Chuck because you are losing your once solid base of Jewish voters. You should be looking over your shoulder until election day. You are no longer a "shoe in."

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 07:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Schumer is an ehrlich yid who has done much for yiddeshkeit and EY. We have so few friends in Congress, we should honor and respect the few we have like him. K

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 07:23 PM TB Says:

I'm no fan of Schumer, to be sure. That said, I've heard his speech was quite good. Any links to a transcript?

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 07:37 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
Ibeenezra Says:

He also has "schu" in his name as in "shoo fly"
which is what he should do

Wow really mature! He said this same thing a while back...

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 08:25 PM Anonymous Says:

So many brainless people in here it hurts my head sometimes. Schumer is a legend in that he is a skilled politician that knows how to get things done to keep his constituents happy and his seat in the Senate strong. There is no one so open and close to Israel and Jews than Schumer. Once he is gone, the broad support base of pro-Israel politicians will not be as vocal and open for Israel. Behind the scenes, Schumer does a lot when it comes to legislation and billions for Israel. U.S.A. is a country of 300 million people and Jews are insignificant % of population. Be happy that so few Jewish politicians have such a tremendous influence on American politics. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. People expect Schumer to control everyone in Congress and White House for Israel, but he can't do that. Don't throw hissy fits against him.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 08:36 PM Anonymous Says:

chuckie is nothing but a fraud. he and Gerald Nadler haven't said boo since obama and Hillary started bashing Israel. Both have big mouths but don't use it when it comes to things of importance to Yiddishkite. Its about time Jews wake up and vote these 2 self hating jews out of office and put in someone that has our best interest in mind not their own interests.It really is a joke listening to either one speak about something to do with yiddishkite they really show their ignorance.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 09:12 PM gop2010 Says:

Reply to #26  
Anonymous Says:

So many brainless people in here it hurts my head sometimes. Schumer is a legend in that he is a skilled politician that knows how to get things done to keep his constituents happy and his seat in the Senate strong. There is no one so open and close to Israel and Jews than Schumer. Once he is gone, the broad support base of pro-Israel politicians will not be as vocal and open for Israel. Behind the scenes, Schumer does a lot when it comes to legislation and billions for Israel. U.S.A. is a country of 300 million people and Jews are insignificant % of population. Be happy that so few Jewish politicians have such a tremendous influence on American politics. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. People expect Schumer to control everyone in Congress and White House for Israel, but he can't do that. Don't throw hissy fits against him.

Wow,you think only jews care about israel.Your mistaken it runs across the american people,espically the gop.

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 Mar 23, 2010 at 11:45 PM Anonymous Says:

Rabbosai, I have laways said this, but t is the truth. The biggest enemies of the Jewish people are from within. Enough said with this clown.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:09 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #26  
Anonymous Says:

So many brainless people in here it hurts my head sometimes. Schumer is a legend in that he is a skilled politician that knows how to get things done to keep his constituents happy and his seat in the Senate strong. There is no one so open and close to Israel and Jews than Schumer. Once he is gone, the broad support base of pro-Israel politicians will not be as vocal and open for Israel. Behind the scenes, Schumer does a lot when it comes to legislation and billions for Israel. U.S.A. is a country of 300 million people and Jews are insignificant % of population. Be happy that so few Jewish politicians have such a tremendous influence on American politics. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. People expect Schumer to control everyone in Congress and White House for Israel, but he can't do that. Don't throw hissy fits against him.

Schumer is a legend in his own mouth. He is a skilled politician, but the only one's whose interests he advances is his own. He is the class one who talks big but does very little. He has little for Yeshiva funding, although if you hear him speak, there wouldn't be Yeshivas if not for him. He claims to be a guardian of Israel but keeps quiet when Obama and Hillary beat up on Israel.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:11 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
Anonymous Says:

Schumer is an ehrlich yid who has done much for yiddeshkeit and EY. We have so few friends in Congress, we should honor and respect the few we have like him. K

What has he done for Yiddiskeit? Support abortion and gay marraige? This is what you call an ehrlich yid? I hate to see what how bad he would have to be for you to consider him not an ehrlich yid.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 12:54 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #26  
Anonymous Says:

So many brainless people in here it hurts my head sometimes. Schumer is a legend in that he is a skilled politician that knows how to get things done to keep his constituents happy and his seat in the Senate strong. There is no one so open and close to Israel and Jews than Schumer. Once he is gone, the broad support base of pro-Israel politicians will not be as vocal and open for Israel. Behind the scenes, Schumer does a lot when it comes to legislation and billions for Israel. U.S.A. is a country of 300 million people and Jews are insignificant % of population. Be happy that so few Jewish politicians have such a tremendous influence on American politics. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. People expect Schumer to control everyone in Congress and White House for Israel, but he can't do that. Don't throw hissy fits against him.

As a NY senator, he and his shiktza partner Gillerbrand & of course Yvette Clark have not said one word against Obama & Hillary daily anger diatribe against Israel.This creates great harm in the long range. Slowly the American people believe that Israel is the cause that there isr no peace. We elected them & expect them to speak for us loudly & clearly against these lies.

Secondly, the "great" senator from NY is supposed to get NY benefits in fair proportion to the rest of the country. He's supposed to fight for NY. So while many senators fought for their states, NY is to loose billions & New Yorkers will be paying a disproportionate amount of taxes under Obamacare.

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 06:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Senator Schumer please explain to all of us how Obama healthcare helps New Yorkers. I don't think anyone has even read this bill including and especially the House members who voted for it. The only part they probably did read is the "pork" that is in it for them.
This is all TREIF!!!!!!!!

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM Barry Says:

I understood the Senator's explanation about his name -- how derived from the Hebrew "shomer" [guardian] and pronounced or heard as "schoymer" at Ellis Island and then written down as "Schumer" -- what I did not understand was the further explanation or analogy that his ancestors had been "guardians of the Temple Wall in Galicia" -- and I presume they came from Galicia as in Poland, not Galicia as in the northwest corner of Spain (where Santiago de Compostella is located). Can somebody help me with that?

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 Mar 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM Reb Yid Says:

If he's a shomer then he's a shomer sachar, since we pay his salary. So he's chayav for geneiva, aveida, and pshia. So if part of eretz yisroel is stolen from us, or our money is taken from us by obama, or our health care, etc, he's responsible.

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