Thursday, April 02, 2020

Political Retaliation: Cuomo Proposes Kicking Third Parties Off the NY Ballot


Zephyr Teachout ran against Andrew Cuomo in 2014. Working Families Party endorsed Cuomo then, but not in 2018.

by Thomas Neuburger

A Very Short Story in Three Short Acts

Act I. Monica Klein tweeted this on April 1, 2020:

"No other state in America has ballot requirements as strict as @NYGovCuomo is proposing.

While some Democrats push for fair & open elections, NY's Gov is kicking 3rd parties off the ballot."

Act II. Klein's tweet was in response to this, from Jimmy Vielkind, also on April 1, 2020:

"Minor parties including the @NYWFP [Working Families Party] have been screaming for days that lawmakers would revive the recommendations (which they loathed) of a commission that increased ballot access requirements.

It’s in one of the #nybudget bills, as, Bill Hammond notes"

Here's what Bill Hammond noted:

Act III. Would it surprise you to learn that the WFP endorsed Andrew Cuomo in 2010 and 2014, but not in 2018?
New York politics got a lot more interesting over the weekend. The left-wing Working Families Party (WFP) endorsed Cynthia Nixon in the governor’s race rather than siding with Andrew Cuomo, the powerful incumbent. The WFP’s defection from Cuomo, who the organization supported in 2010 and 2014, means the contest is going to be more competitive than observers originally thought. How it develops over the next six and a half months will reveal fundamental truths about our state’s most powerful interests—and ourselves.

In an effort to minimize the WFP’s endorsement of Cynthia Nixon, two major unions—SEIU 32BJ and the Communications Workers of America—left the organization in protest. Other labor leaders aligned with Cuomo are likely to either follow suit in deed or in action.
Note the retaliation of labor unions "aligned with Cuomo" who started withholding support (and most likely funding as well) from the WFP.

One of Trump's worst qualities is his rapey-ness. It seems the Democrats are offering one of those as well, but the country may not be buying.

Another is retaliation. Is there any question that Andrew Cuomo, if he gets national executive power, will rule with an iron fist?

Will Cuomo be the next Daddy mainstream Democrats offer to voters to "save" them? If so, look out.

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At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that he figured that doing this now with the idiots distracted by the 24-7 virus coverage, nobody would notice.

What the ones like Thomas who DO notice fail to realize is that the voters on the left are FAAAAR too stupid to understand and/or care.

The "brain", such as it is, of the average potted geranium democrap voter has the capacity to hold 2 things: Nazis are bad; and democraps are not Nazis.

that's it. Cuomo, his handling of this crisis notwithstanding, may actually be much worse than trump in the long run. He won't fix anything trump fucked up. And he'll fuck up a lot more in addition (like Medicare).

He learned that from Clinton and obamanation. Cuomo might just be a lot better at it than those two.

I bet we get to find out too. voters on the left are just about that fucking stupid. all they need is a Nazi that is so horrible that even a few million Nazis stay home. like trump.

At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cuomo is revealing his fascist ambitions.

That the "Democratic" Party is even considering him as Biden's replacement screams volumes about who they really are as well.

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:07, they don't need to scream. They already "picked" biden... before biden relapsed his dementia. Nothing could say more about the democrap party AND VOTERS than that.

The party oligarchy are furiously trying to come up with a scenario where Cuomo is the nom without being plain about ratfucking the idiotic choice of their voters... even though that choice is practically a veg.

At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did I just read that Cuomo just did cut Medicaid?


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