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  •  What's particularly galling about this spin (4+ / 0-)

    exercize is that the people of NY already elected a Democratic Senate! After a tremendous effort by rank and file Dems to WIN the election--specifically win control of the Senate--Cuomo immediately enabled the rump group of "independent Democrats" to hand control to back to the Republicans.  

    WFP’s national director Dan Cantor on UP with Steve Kornacki

    Cantor admitted to Kornacki (on msnbc's UP--link above) that Cuomo had not yet committed anything concrete—either in cash, endorsements or campaign time—to what Mayor Bill de Blasio referred to as the “transformational coalition” of labor unions, environmental and community groups uniting behind the goal of a Democrat-controlled Senate.
    Cantor said he plans to vote for Cuomo on the WFP line in November even if by that time it becomes clear that Cuomo hasn’t held up his end of the bargain to the satisfaction of party leaders.

    He really won’t have any choice, seeing as how the WFP needs to hit the 50,000 mark on its ballot line in the gubernatorial election in order to maintain its official party status for another four years.

    Because having the ballot line is all that matters.

    Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

    by Catskill Julie on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 05:27:27 PM PDT

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