Capt. Ed, in his entry Unprecedented Consultation Not Enough; Schumer Wants A ‘Summit’ (05jl13) notes the verbiage being used by Democrat leaders that reveal how they see their role in governance.
A summit? Perhaps Schumer has listened to the Cold War rhetoric emanating from the Left too long, but Presidents do not hold summits with partisan hacks over executive nominations. The very use of the term, popularized by the press for meetings between American presidents and Communist heads of state, serves as an ironic and revealing look into the mind of Schumer and his political allies. They don’t see themselves as a loyal opposition or an opposition of any sort. They see themselves as the mortal enemies of the administration and want to do everything possible to obstruct its exercise of Constitutional duty.
Who is the enemy?