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Excerpts from Schumer address at DNC

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Here are a few excerpts from the remarks of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who addressed the DNC in non-prime-time slot Wednesday:

- “Republicans always try to paint Democrats as week on defense. This time, they can’t. After all, Mitt Romney’s idea of an overseas accomplishment is sending U.S. jobs there.”

- “Mitt Romney should not become president for [many reasons], but perhaps the most important of all is the narrowness of his experience, perspective and vision.”

- “To those like Mitt Romney who want to take us backward, let’s send a strong message in November: As we say in Brooklyn, fuhgeddaboutit.”


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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Rep. Michael Grimm saying he can continue to serve despite pleading guilty to felony tax fraud. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling on the GOP to push Grimm out. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declining to comment until he meets with Grimm.

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