Power of the Ballot. New Yorkers take to the polls today. They will choose the new Mayor. Next year they will select the new Governor. ANYONE BUT CUOMO !! Primary Day reminds us of our DEMOCRATIC FREEDOMS. We have the unalienable right to choose our leaders. Andrew Cuomo’s reign of infamy has imperiled our liberties. His authoritarian one-man rule runs counter to our DEMOCRACY. His ruthless bullying and intimidation have no place in our country. Fortunately the Founders provided redress to such abuses. They laid the framework for IMPEACHMENT to rectify the crimes of errant politicians. We seek justice through the IMPEACHMENT process. Even if Cuomo is not removed from office, the remedy will be to VOTE HIM OUT of office next year. Democracy is resilient. Our government can not be undermined by a corrupt leader and his cronies. Power of the Ballot. The electorate will unceremoniously boot him from the State House. LONG LIVE DEMOCRACY !!!!
The New York City Mayoral Primary is tomorrow. The law and order candidate Eric Adams is favored. The NYPD is handicapped by Cuomo’s bail reforms. He is turning repeat offenders back on the streets, THIS MUST END !!!! Crime is surging due to the reforms. The streets are no longer safe. Cuomo caved into the progressive agenda. The result is increases in serious crime across all categories. Through it all he remains oblivious to the damage he has done. NYC was the safest large city in America for over 2 decades. The Governor’s actions reversed that in short order. There is a straight line correlation between the outburst of violence and the get out of jail free card. THIS MUST STOP !!!! The Mayoral Primary is the first step. There must be a repudiation of Cuomo’s policies. Let the voters send a clear message to TAKE BACK THE STREETS and END THE LUNACY !!!!
Shame of the Sons. On Father’s Day the Cuomo brothers should be remorseful for betraying their father’s legacy. Mario Cuomo was a standup politician and family man. He was a straight shooter who governed wisely and effectively. There was never a hint of scandal or betrayal of the public trust. Such a contrast to his sons Andrew and Chris. Both of them have been exposed as shady double dealers. They are bullies who lie and intimidate. They have profiteered off their family name. Andrew has been accused of sexual harassment by no less than 10 credible women. Chris masterminded the coverup of the allegations. They are a disgrace to their family’s traditional values. Rarely have scions in the public eye strayed so far. Shame of the Sons. On Father’s Day we are left to ask how they could have gone so wrong !!
The Fracking Ban has devastated the Southern Tier. Yet Cuomo is spending 40 Million on tourism campaign for Upstate New York. He pushed a permanent ban through the Legislature. Fracking is the process by which natural gas is extracted from dense rock. It uses hydraulic drilling techniques. The Governor claims this would add to air and water pollution. That is bunk. The Southern Tier economy has languished for years. The impoverished region has few industries to support working men and women. The decline has compounded over the past decade. Cuomo caved into environmentalists and do gooders. He essentially told the area to take a hike. It is part of his larger strategy of nurturing development in regions that vote for him. Upstate New York generally votes against him. The Fracking Ban has DEVASTATED the Southern Tier economy. So he throws a bone to promote tourism. Do the right thing and support energy development. Give New Yorkers a chance to earn a living wage !!!!
No Time For Celebration. That is the message of state GOP Chairman Nick Longworthy. He derides Cuomo’s fireworks. He sees them as a celebration of Cuomo’s misguided handling of the pandemic. Longworthy instead says the celebration should be for modern medicine. Researchers made possible the development of the vaccines that are getting the epidemic under control. The effrontery of Cuomo taking credit for himself !! He makes no mention of the pain and suffering New Yorkers endured needlessly because of his lockdowns. 40 thousand died, including over 15 thousand nursing home innocents. The economy was shattered, with millions unemployed and untold numbers of businesses crippled. All the while the ego maniac in Albany praises himself. Langworthy is right. No Time For Celebration. Honor instead the FRONT LINE WORKERS who RISKED THEIR LIVES to help us all.
Still At His Mercy. The Legislature adjourned for the summer without revoking Cuomo’s emergency powers. This is a travesty beyond comprehension. The Assembly and Senate voted him sweeping authority last year at the outset of the pandemic. He was empowered to override local directives. In the ensuing year and a half he wantonly abused the emergency mandate. He relentlessly shut down the economy, causing distress for millions of New Yorkers. Schools, houses of worship, and businesses were closed and severely curtailed. The pain of covid was compounded by his authoritarian edicts. Government was effectively reduced to ONE MAN RULE. Once the scandals started breaking, the Legislature should have immediately rolled back his arbitrary mandate. Still At His Mercy. Albany must reclaim DEMOCRACY and the RULE OF LAW.
No Time For Celebration. Cuomo’s fireworks make a mockery of covid suffering. They show his continuing disregard for the harm he has inflicted. The removal of mandates comes too late. The damage is done. He compounded the pain of the pandemic through his mismanagement of the crisis. His arbitrary and capricious edicts shattered life for almost a year and a half. Schools, businesses, and houses of worship were shut down. Millions found themselves unemployed. Companies large and small were crippled. Thousands closed for good. Tens of thousands died of the virus here in New York, Most shockingly, nearly 16,000 vulnerable elderly residents of nursing homes perished needlessly due to his directives. It was rule by fiat. No Time For Celebration. Leave the fireworks to the 4th of July. Honor those who passed with SOLEMN REMEMBRANCE, not pyrotechnics.
The Honor System. While urging New Yorkers to be truthful about vaccinations, Cuomo has been anything but honest with us. Lies and deceptions are his trademarks. He finds it impossible to tell the truth. His disastrous third term has been marked by repeated double dealing. He has failed to come clean with us. His authoritarian lockdowns were a thinly veiled power grab. He abused the pandemic crisis to gratify his own enormous ego. The criminal coverup of the nursing home fatalities were evidence of his deceit. He denies the swirling sexual harassment charges by multiple credible female accusers. He refuses to admit the truth about the illegal assistance he received from state employees when writing his memoir. It is one enormous litany of lies. The Honor System. Cuomo struggles with FALSEHOODS. Do the RIGHT THING and TELL THE TRUTH FOR A CHANGE !!!!
At What Price? Cuomo takes credit for New York’s lowest positivity rate in the nation. But at WHAT PRICE has this been achieved? The once in a century pandemic inflicted distress. However, the suffering was compounded many times over by the Governor’s handling of the crisis. NYC is a veritable ghost town. His authoritarian lockdowns created an URBAN WASTELAND. The shutdowns crippled businesses large and small. Thousands have closed permanently. Tourism is dead. Public transportation has been forsaken. The buses and subways carry but a fraction of their normal riders. Through it all King Andrew remains oblivious to the harm he has done. Prior to the revelations of his scandals, he plotted to use his response as a springboard to the White House. Now his political aspirations are in shambles, decimated by his own actions. At What Price? The positivity rate is down, but New York will never be the same. WE ARE LEFT TO PICK UP THE PIECES!
Statistics and More Statistics. Cuomo talks covid numbers but not the NEEDLESS SUFFERING he has inflicted on New Yorkers. His speeches and daily tweets emphasize improving numbers. But there is no mention of the human toll his authoritarian lockdowns caused for millions. He effectively shut down the state economy for over a year. Millions found themselves unemployed. Businesses large and small were decimated. Virtually all of this could have been avoided. King Andrew offers no accountability for the harm he has done. He is utterly remorseless, hiding behind numbers and percentages to cover his actions. By reciting raw data he skirts the overriding human dimension. He could care less. about struggling New Yorkers. Statistics and More Statistics. Give us a break. Come clean Governor for the pain and hardship you have caused.