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Sen. Chuck Schumer's position as Minority Leader is safe, much to the dismay of many progressives. Between his "both sides" stance on the serial bomber who targeted Democrats before the midterms and arm-twisting his peers to lay off Facebook, liberals are over Schumer. Many believe Schumer's unwillingness to take a hard stance on anything, but insatiable desire to appease big money donors, is hurting the party. His supporters, however, say Democrats can't win without his fundraising prowess. What do you think?

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The recent story about Schumer intervening on behalf of Facebook doesn't look good and critics say it reeks of cronyism.

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Critics quickly dragged Schumer on Twitter. 

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In October, Schumer cut a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to adjourn the Senate until after the election to allow members to go home to campaign. In exchange, Schumer fast-tracked 15 Trump appointees to federal courts.

Charles P. Pierce wrote in Esquire that this was yet another bad deal Schumer has cut for minimal reward. The decision to approve the judges, Pierce writes, is:

...further guaranteeing that the cancer of this administration* will metastasize over decades until a lot of us are dead, and until a lot of us won't be able to remember what the American government looked like before this president* was elected.
Schumer cut a similar deal last August, so everyone could go to the damn beach. Now, in the wake of a confirmation spectacle in which the nominee was by turns truculent and hopelessly dishonest, Schumer surrenders to the blackmail again?
No. Enough. For the love of god, go.
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 Writer Joel Mathis argues in an essay for The Week that Republicans don't waste time fighting Schumer because he is malleable.

If you've ever heard the phrase "San Francisco values" sneered in a voiceover on your TV, it's almost certain that Pelosi is involved somehow.
You know who isn't appearing in so many GOP attack ads? Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate minority leader from New York.
You know why? He's a patsy.
....If that was an isolated moment in the annals of Schumerian badness, maybe progressive activists could shrug it off. But the hearing came one day after Senate Majority PAC — which is controlled by Schumer's allies — announced it will put $3 million into the race to defend New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, who has been beset by legal and ethical problems. Unsurprisingly, Menendez is having trouble selling voters on another term. Democrats, who have been in the hunt to retake the Senate this election, have chosen under Schumer to back a candidate who plainly doesn't deserve their support. As my colleague Ryan Cooper noted earlier this month: "Democrats could have ditched this turkey for virtually any other person in the state and cruised to victory." They didn't, and that's at least partly on Schumer.
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Schumer has maintained his position in the Senate due largely to his fundraising abilities, making him invaluable to some in the Democratic Party. Per The Hill:

“I would use the word ‘relentless.’ He knows every year what money is out there and how to reach it,” said Tom Quinn, a Democratic lobbyist who has known Schumer since he was elected to the House in 1980.
Schumer is constantly looking for new donors, and will even badger Republicans for cash. Sources say he has multiple cellphones, and he’s seen regularly in the Capitol with one attached to his ear.
The 64-year-old has strong ties to New York’s powerful financial services industry, as well as to titans of the tech industry and Hollywood. His fundraising network is vast, helped tremendously by twice running the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
The money solicited from Schumer’s countless calls has helped his party, and played a major role in his ascension in leadership. With him as DSCC chairman, Democrats won the Senate in 2006 and achieved a filibuster-proof 60 seats in 2008.
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Schumer has deep ties with Wall Street, a thread few career Democrats want to cut. According to a 2016 piece by CNN:

Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities, which have worked closely with the New York native and enjoyed his support for decades. It also puts an industry ally in charge of the Democratic caucus as the party's economic populists, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, have grown increasingly vocal.
Former Republican New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, who recently served as the head of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, said Schumer "knows everybody in the financial community, as it's based in New York, on a first-name basis."
"It'll be a big plus to have somebody like that if he ends up being Democratic leader," Gregg said. "He may not agree with you, but at least you're going to get a fair hearing and he's going to understand what you're talking about."
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Is Chuck Schumer the worst possible leader for the Democrats?
#ChuckHasCash
A festive crown for the winner
#DitchChuck