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  •  In what universe? (7+ / 0-)

    The only thing that this showed to me - as a New York state liberal - is that the Turd Way won again over rank-and-file liberals.

    All Cuomo did is agree to support items that just about any Democrat should be supporting by default.  Additionally, Cuomo started backtracking on the deal less than 24 hours later, hedging his bets on his minwage concession by talking about his "formula", which will surely be as conservative as possible.  He also went on to say that all that matter about the WFP was that he won their nomination.

    And that's if he doesn't find a way to prevent the Dems from taking over the Senate by working against it behind the scenes.  If he does that, the entire "deal" goes poof, because he can simply blame Dean Skelos and the GOP in the Senate for being recalcitrant and blocking the agenda.

    No, real progressive power would have ran the challenger to generate negative press and drop his popularity a few pegs, because that is what would have truly forced him to change course.

    This deal is just political kabuki theater that will likely bring no actual change from Andrew Cuomo.

    "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

    by Darth Stateworker on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 05:00:50 PM PDT

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