The Governor and the Cardinal — I don’t know which is which either?
So you’re New York Working Families Party (…nominal Democrat) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and you decide that you need help with the ladies because you might underperform with them in the primary…And as we know, everything Cuomo is doing is based on the hilarious pretension that he’ll be a serious presidential candidate someday, so he must crush it this election. So what do you do?
Apparently, the answer is create a new party called the Women’s Equality Party. And wow, Cuomo is leading the ticket! Which would be okay I guess if the rest of the party’s slate was made up of women. But, uh, it’s not.
The cynicism of Cuomo’s plan to maintain his grip on the throne is rendered all the more glaring when you take a quick glance at the slate of politicians his pro-woman party is running: According to New York State’s Board of Elections, eight of the ten WEP candidates are men…
“You really can’t make this stuff up,” Zephyr Teachout said in a statement. “The governor is the number one reason the Women’s Equality Act failed. His Republican allies were the ones who blocked it, the Republican allies he supported over their Democratic counterparts. Most women, like me, probably find the whole thing offensive.”
It’s weird to have a governor so afraid to run on his actual record that he refuses to debate, doesn’t take media questions, and resorts to schemes like this one to … to what, exactly? To try and preserve the fiction that he’ll be president someday? Unfortunately for him, for all our faults, Democratic presidential primary voters have shown little inclination to nominate corrupt assholes.
Andrew Cuomo is the favorite Democrat – of New York Republicans. Instead of advancing anything progressive and possibly to the Left of the New York Republican Party, he apparently figures it’s useful to pass crap legislation which often has more support among Republicans than Democrats – than to fight for working folks and their families.
And he obviously expects this hypocrisy to get him elected President of the United States. As a Democrat.
Not that I think that couldn’t happen. I just think the hypocrisy stinks on ice.