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Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo for president

That was the headline on my post from March 24, 2020. I wrote:

If I were a Democrat–which I’m not, but which I used to be before I was expelled for being pro-life and culturally conservative–I would want Andrew Cuomo as my nominee for president of the United States.

His televised briefings during the COVID-19 crisis were a textbook case of how government should operate and what qualities a leader should have. While President Donald Trump was struggling in his press conferences to read off a script enumerating everything his administration was doing, Cuomo, seemingly from off the top of his head, was reeling off the multitude of steps he was taking.

I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Turns out that reeling off from the top of his head were deceptions and lies. Even some fellow Democrats want him out. He maybe faces a federal criminal investigation.

Speaking of Trump trying to read off a teleprompter, his mistake was going off the teleprompter to unleash a torrent of made up facts, deceptions and lies.

Biden, of course, continues to struggle to read off his teleprompter, but his “aides” are smart enough to not allow him to extemporize.

Mea culpa.

Related and insightful: John Kass explains why Democrats are jumping on Cuomo. He’s an old school machine pol, not acceptable to the woke crowd that has taken over the party.

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  • He’s turning into a cornered animal. The gloves are off. It’s not only the nursing home deaths, it’s the stories about sexual harassment and threats and intimidation. Now that he’s weakened, whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork.

  • It's been known since last March that Cuomo sent Covid patients to nursing homes. I first heard it then on the Mark Levin show when a whistleblower called in. Unfortunately, it was dismissed by everyone as a right-wing kook conspiracy. America's Governor. Right.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    "On January 5, 2021, Levin insisted Congress's imminent counting of the Electoral College votes was an act of "tyranny" because of the supposed fraud.[116] He told his listeners, "If we don't fight on Jan. 6 on the floor of the Senate and the House... then we are done."[117] Following the next day's storming of the Capitol in Washington, he continued in the same vein. "It appears nothing has changed in 24 hours... Not a damn thing. The never-Trumpers, the RINOs, the media — same damn thing,"[116] although he was critical of the rioters.[118] Meanwhile on the same day as the riot, Cumulus Media circulated a memo instructing its presenters, a roster which includes Levin, to cease implying the 2021 presidential election was stolen or face the end of the right to broadcast via Cumulus." Wikipedia

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Your reply has what to do with a whistleblower calling in regarding Cuomo's sending Covid patients to nursing homes?

    Just a thought: when trying to make a point don't use Wikipedia. It is reliably and notoriously biased.

    It will be an extra cold day in hellish Chicago when I -- or anybody else who lives here-- can't say that the dead don't vote early and often.

    So what about Cuomo? I won't even touch on the sexual misconduct allegations. America's Governor? Emmy winner? Hero of the Republic? Or... Murderer, charlatan, groper?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    And you are saying Mark Levin is more reliable as a source than Wikipedia?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Your neighbor's hamster is a more reliable source than Wikipedia.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    > It will be an extra cold day in hellish Chicago when I -- or anybody else who lives here-- can't say that the dead don't vote early and often.

    If we asked you to provide proof that this happens with any regularity since our grandparents were alive, I'm pretty sure we'd know what you'd say. You'd point to an election 60 years ago. You wouldn't actually say anything meaningful. Oh, you'd also get upset that anyone would dare ask you to justify anything with facts. And, you'd continue repeating and repeating...

  • In reply to dave77:

    As a Chicago newspaper reporter, I've seen it first hand. The example that springs to mind is "round tabling. Oh, I know it's not a sociology study, so it doesn't count.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Why do some people insist on proof for everything said by others but feel they do not have to provide that proof for anything they write? Why are so many BilldKatz types so angry in victory?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Maybe you could tell me when you've asked for proof of anything I've said and I refused? Please, go ahead. Should I wait here? Or, should I go get a cup of coffee while you go searching...

    Isn't it funny, you accuse me of never offering proof, and I ask you to provide proof of me doing this.

    Aren't there some clouds you should be shouting at?

  • A gratuitous attack on Biden has nothing to do with your point. We accept your apology.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Phew, that's a relief. I suggest you read John Kass about why Cuomo's fellow Democrats are jumping on Cuomo. https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-cuomo-covid-hypocrisy-john-kass-20210225-mvgo3cpf3jdg5cqjv6ypptxfc4-story.html

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Kass could be right. But, he also might be wrong. He kinda spends a lot of time handwaving what he thinks is going on in people's minds. He also goes out of his way to accuse the left of 'whataboutism' and then spends the rest of the article discussing how relentlessly the Democratic Party is trying to take Cuomo down for his actions.

    Honestly, he sounds so intensely partisan, it's difficult to take Kass seriously anymore. He likes to complain about the interference by Billionaires on the democratic process, but really only talks about one particular Billionaire who happens to be a Democrat. And then this... Can you even imagine an equivalent happening in the Republican Party? Even you, Dennis, went out of your way to make the QAnon supporter from Georgia seem reasonable. Seriously, can you imagine Republicans attacking a Republican governor for such obvious incompetence? I can only think of Senator Graham saying "You can use my words against me" and I'm pretty sure I know the answer.

  • In reply to dave77:

    "Whataboutism" is a legitimate rhetorical tool. It reveals the kind of hypocrisy that is so prevalent today in politics.

    How did I make a QAnon supporter sound reasonable? Maybe because my point was even extremists (from your side too) have a right to be heard and to sit on Congress.

    I can imagine some Republican senators saying stuff about Trump.

  • The Cuomo pile-on is another exampe of media frenzy in age of twitter-twatter technology . Cuomo did what he did to free up hospitals which people feared would run out of beds with COVID which few people then knew anything about. But the national attention span being reduced to gnat-size retention forgets that early fear. Nursings homes mistook what was the directive to accept COVID patients, if stable, from hospitals as a mandate. The Cuomo order was amended to make it clear nursing homes only had to accept if the COVID test was negative. So, now the blood is in the water, and all the sharks are coming out to join the media frenzy. Despite his temper problem, I'd rather have a man of his intelligence and command in the Oval Office than the reality-show demagogues and pandering pols we seemed doomed to have.in our future.

  • In reply to Elkman:

    He may have other problems besides "his temper problem". Like sexual harassment in the workplace. Just the same, we should reserve judgment until all the facts are in.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I do not recall your reserving judgment with Justice Kavanaugh. I do agree with you on waiting until the facts are in. It just seems that the facts never seem to arrive when it is a Democrat who is being accused.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    The Attorney-General of New York is investigating him. Let see what she finds out.

  • In reply to Elkman:

    Boss Cuomo had a great big hospital ship that went unused. He didn't have to put Covid-positive patients in nursing homes, but he did. His response not long ago: "They died. So what?" Perhaps he was too distracted sexually harassing underlings to know that it was docked? His type is in the Oval Office right now. Just ask Tara Reid.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Richard, do you still support Donald Trump? So you also believe the 2020 election was stolen? If so, what is your proof? Do you believe the Capitol was stormed by Antifa masquerading as Trump supporters? Do you have a favorable opinion of Mike Lindell?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    You are becoming the master of the non sequitur.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    I wasn't making an argument. I was asking a series of questions.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Questions unrelated to the subject.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    The subject is politics. OK, shoot.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    > Questions unrelated to the subject.

    > His type is in the Oval Office right now. Just ask Tara Reid.

    You're funny.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    You don't really know anything about the great big hospital ship, do you? Did you know that when it got there, they wouldn't take patients who had coronavirus? NYC opened a hospital in the Javits Center to take non-Covid patients at the same time the hospital ship opened. The city needed a place to put Covid patients. So, the navy finally agreed to reconfigure and take Covid patients. Then, people on the crew started getting Covid, even though they were supposed to be quarantined for two weeks before the ship even left port for NYC. So, they couldn't take the patients that NYC needed them to take.

    Do you know any of this? Did you even care to learn any of this? Are you so partisan that any oblique mention of the truth that hurts your feelings affects you like sunlight on a vampire?

  • Rumor has it from some friends up north that President Joe Biden is planning to forbid airlines from servicing Florida. Florida would be targeted

    Nox

  • In reply to Marilyn58:

    Funny. This sort of keeps getting repeated without any proof and typically goes along with some proof that it actually is just made up.

    Nice work, though.

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