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  •  Actually... (3+ / 0-)

    ...I read a New York magazine this article this morning (doctor's office, my excuse) detailing a close and good relationship between the mayor and the gov.  DiBlasio worked for Cuomo for a couple of years at HUD. We here may not be big fans of Andrew Cuomo, but it's most likely that he and the mayor will manage things fairly well?

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by voicemail on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 02:05:09 PM PST

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    •  That remains to be seen. (6+ / 0-)

      De Blasio spent the morning today discussing his pre-K program - and the tax increases on the wealthy of NYC to pay for it.  This was hours before Cuomos 2014 budget presentation - and Team Cuomo has made it clear they have no intention of going along with De Blasios plan to raise income taxes in the city.

      Then, Cuomo did his budget presentation - making a counter-proposal to do statewide pre-K without a peep on how he would fund it - and didn't mention De Blasio once.

      They may have had a rosy relationship at one point, but I suspect that with Cuomo being such an epic 3rd Wayer and De Blasio - at least so far - seeming to be an actual liberal, that relationship isn't all that rosy.  Scuttlebutt around the Capitol seems to confirm this - their staffs have been at each other more than a few times behind the scenes from what I've heard.

      •  Cuomo won't be Gov for 6-12 years (1+ / 0-)
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        He will be the Not-Hillary alternative in the Dem primary in 2016.  Given the antipathy for Hillary that surfaced during 2008, it won't surprise me if he wins.  It would be an uphill fight, but he would appeal more in the south, where the Clintons are the great satan.  

        It will be interesting to see where black voters go in 2016, or if they'll turnout in the primary.  It was this turnout across the south, and their 90-10 majority for Obama, that kept Hillary off the ticket in 2008.  Without Obama, will they return to the Clinton fold?  

        How about that for a choice in 2016?  Bad or Worse, or a Republican?  But, which one is which if you're a liberal?  Hard to know, since the Clintons are so slippery.  At least we know where Cuomo stands.

        •  Maybe (0+ / 0-)

          Cuomo is still pretty darn tight with the Clintons.  As such, I have my doubts that he would try to torpedo Hillary.

          On the other hand, he's an underhanded, ambitious, shady, slimy weasel of the first magnititude, so even if he is tight with the Clintons, I could see him trying to torpedo Hillary if he thinks he can win the primary.  I think that will be the key - if he thinks he can win, he'll do it.  Otherwise, he'll keep his cushy and safe job as NY governor until 2020 or 2024 - unless Hillary (or the primary winner if it isn't her) picks him as her running mate.

          Honestly, given a primary choice between just the two of them - ugh.  I don't want to even think of what a disaster that would be for liberalism.  2 3rd Wayers fighting over which one can be the most 3rd Way, while trying to sell what they're pitching as "mainstream liberalism."

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