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  •  How is Gillibrand a positive example? (3+ / 0-)

    She is a right as Cuomo.  

    •  Gillibrand?!?!? (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Yea pretty much. (1+ / 0-)
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        New York Dems aren't lefties.  90% of elected Dems aren't lefties, which I why I'm perpetually mystified at the Cumo hate around here.  

        When we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

        by genethefiend on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:23:50 PM PDT

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        •  Weeeell... (3+ / 0-)
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          Mannie, poco, orestes1963

          ...not being a little disingenuous, are we? Do you really believe that Cuomo is right in the middle of the Democratic party?

          But, more importantly, if you're really surprised by the Cuomo hate, then you haven't been paying any attention. This is a place about electing Democrats and getting them into power. It doesn't matter if they suck, it doesn't matter if they are mass murderers: as Kos says above, if they are Democrats, then we will back them, although we might not 'engage'. (Which is to say, we will probably only give money to Cuomo through all of the organizations that take money from us to give to crappy Democrats, instead of giving it directly.)

          And Cuomo committed a major sin there: he basically helped hand control of NY over to the Republicans. Since Republicans aren't Democrats, a lot of people here hate him. But not enough to actually back a third party candidate against him, because the only thing dKos hates more than a Republican is a credible left-of-center third party candidate.

          •  I assure you I'm not being disingenuous at all. (0+ / 0-)

            I am being completely sincere.  Is the main criticism of Cuomo the acceptance of the gerrymandered districts?  If so, I agree and will not argue.  That's a big one.  Shutting down the anti-corruption commission he's got a reason for (law passed, commission was intended to close with the passing of that anti-corruption law), I'm not opining whether its a bs reason.

            All I'm saying is Cuomo has an over 60% approval rating, consistently.  68% at one point.  Find me a Dem with those numbers.  Find me any politician in America with those numbers.  Not too many.

            Cuomo also got busted pretending to fight the toll increases with Christie, when the whole think was kabuki theater.  So he's got screw ups, but NY is functioning, better than our neighbors.  Really because finance is centered here, but he's trying.  He went with the flow and signed into law equal marriage.

            I'm pro working party, but I am against the random crap on the Dem Governor with the highest approval ratings in the nation.  There is no need for it.  It's crap.

            When we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

            by genethefiend on Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 05:15:40 AM PDT

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        •  I agree (1+ / 0-)
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          Cuomo is no different than Clinton or Gillibrand.   But it is in Kos' financial interest to attack Cuomo.

          So he does.

          And it pays well.

    •  her trajectory (0+ / 0-)

      Amazing question.

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