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Democrats Rarely Turn on One of Their Own. So Why Cuomo?

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Democrats rarely throw one of their own under the bus, unless they commit a crime so serious it cannot be ignored. And even then, some of the most powerful politicians like Hillary Clinton still escape condemnation. So why are Democrats running like rats off a sinking ship away from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo? Politico ran an article a few days ago entitled, “Is Cuomo Wounded Enough to Take Down?” It would be helpful to know what happened, for future reference when it comes to other politicians on the left that need to go. 

 

Cuomo was recently caught underreporting the number of COVID-19 patients placed by hospitals back into nursing homes by 40 percent. In addition, Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted in a private virtual meeting with state legislators last week that the state hadn’t released its full COVID-19 death count of state nursing home residents last August over fears that Trump would use the information to launch a Department of Justice investigation against Cuomo. Over 15,000 have died, nearly double the 8,500 previously cited by state officials.

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The DOJ and FBI have opened an investigation. There are calls from leading Democrats for Cuomo’s impeachment or resignation. A poll found that 40 percent of New Yorkers want to recall him (but there is no provision in law to do so). There are no term limits on governors in New York. A February 12 statement issued by 14 Democratic New York state senators proposed that Cuomo be stripped of his pandemic-related executive powers. The New York Assembly is now considering a proposal to strip Cuomo of his pandemic-related executive powers. 

 

Democratic Assembly Member Ron Kim said Cuomo called his home and threatened to destroy his career if he didn’t issue a statement supporting his handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes. Instead Kim went public about the threat. Kim lost a family member to COVID-19 last year in a nursing home. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio slammed Cuomo on MSNBC over his treatment of Kim. “It’s a sad thing to say, but that’s classic Andrew Cuomo. A lot of people in New York State have received those phone calls. The bullying is nothing new.” Democratic State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi also denounced him, “Gov. Cuomo’s statements today about Assembly member Kim are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior from the governor.” She linked it to “a disturbing rise in anti-Asian racism and violence in our state and across the country.” New York City Council Member Robert Holden, a Democrat, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to criticize Cuomo, saying he should be investigated. 

 

What’s happening is the Democrats’ self-serving, unprincipled and special interest policies are finally butting heads with each other. Without an overarching philosophy that keeps everyone consistent and on the same page, such as the Republicans’ principles of freedom and individualism, the Democrats are always in danger of imploding. Most of the time, however, their hatred of the right unites them enough to stick together. Cuomo is such a disagreeable person he made things worse. The actress Cynthia Nixon, who unsuccessfully ran against Cuomo for governor in 2018, said that Cuomo is “notoriously vindictive.” In New York politics, there is a tendency to pile on when someone becomes persona non grata. Politics there are brutal. 

 

Much of the falling out is because Cuomo butted heads with other prominent Democrats over how to handle COVID-19. Around 43,000 people have died in New York, more than in any other state.   Nine top New York health officials quit instead of trying to deal with him. Much of that has been over his insistence on deciding how the vaccine distribution would be rolled out. Cuomo refused to let the feds work with individual cities, wanting top-down control. This worsened an already rocky relationship with De Blasio. Cuomo designated the Greater New York Hospital Association as a regional vaccination hub instead of the city’s 6,000-person Health Department. He blamed local authorities and public hospitals in New York City for the slow rollout. It all came down to petty power struggles. The Democrats want big government everywhere, and that mentality is doomed to clash when big state government claims to know best and big city government claims to know best.   

 

The Brooklyn branch of the DOJ is investigating Cuomo, and since that office runs in the same circles as prominent New York Democrats, no doubt the investigation was prompted by powerful interests who have had enough of the power struggles with Cuomo. The investigation may go nowhere and Cuomo may come out relatively unscathed. But it serves as a lesson for the right on how we can make inroads into blue areas; an implosion on the left over its contradictory positions may leave a power vacuum, allowing someone on the right to take over that office.  

 

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.



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The 90-year Shame of the New York Times

Despite its constant lies, propaganda, and censorship, the New York Times is regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’

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The New York Times deliberately buried the story known as the Terror-Famine, in 1932 and 1933, which astoundingly killed 3.9 to 7.0 million Ukrainians, at least one out of every eight people, perhaps one out of every four people.

The editors at the Times were well aware that the famine was orchestrated by Joseph Stalin who forbade outside food and aid shipments, confiscated household food items, and restricted the mobility of Ukrainian citizens.

What made Stalin do this to a region known as “the world’s breadbasket”? He sought to punish independence-minded Ukrainians, quash anyone who represented a threat to his totalitarian government, and vanquish Ukraine’s small farms in favor of Soviet state-run collectives. Stalin lost no sleep over the legions of emaciated bodies, near death, scratching for any morsel of food they could find.

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Maniacal and Mendacious

Why did The New York Times bury this heart-wrenching, world-shaking story? Then, as now, their leftist bent was so intense and so all-encompassing that they couldn’t help themselves. The blunt truth is that they do not care who is hurt as long as socialist/Marxist/communist ideology prevails on earth.

In another 10 years, it will be at least 100 years since the Times and other heavily left-leaning organizations, which today comprise the highly biased ‘mainstream media,’ have been dominant.

In 2121, one hundred years from now, is it realistic to believe that the facade which the mainstream media has foisted on Americans and on free people around the globe will not continue to dominate?

Will their maniacal ideology, somehow, finally be exposed by some new form of information dissemination or some fundamental shift in media coverage?

Sheeple at the Trough

Just how biased and detrimental their slanted news coverage has been to humanity, globally, is difficult to fathom. For decades on end, when you prop up socialist, Marxist, or communist regimes, are you helping anyone?

The mainstream media has held a news and information monopoly for so long, so skillfully, that the facade is not remotely understood by those in its spell, and bitterly denounced by those who see the mainstream press for what it really is. In the long run, truth generally prevails.

Even today, after five years of attempting to prove it, not a shred of evidence indicates that Donald Trump, his administration, or his campaign colluded with Russia.

Still, you have Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and all the other dolts in Congress who will readily appear on TV and spew lies. They play the ‘talking head’ game with sympathetic hosts and continue the guise, holding sway over those who don’t know how to find out the truth.

A Stranglehold for the Ages

The stranglehold that the Left and the mainstream media has on humanity leads to some intriguing philosophical questions. Even before the mass media came into being, has there always been some entity that enforced its will upon the unwitting masses?

Throughout history, dictators and other rulers imposed their version of the truth on the unwitting masses. Even in societies where news and information was somewhat freely exchanged, has there always been a faction that sought to slant reality and the will of others? It seems likely.

In the 21st century, roughly half of the U.S. and roughly half of the globe are still subject to Leftist manipulation. Despite all the information sources that exist today, why does so much of the world still fall for obviously manufactured and manipulated news?

How can people keep tuning in to CNN or MSNBC, or for that matter the nightly news on ABC, NBC, or CBS? How many times does CBS have to be caught red-handed doctoring the news, slanting stories on 60 Minutes, and laying traps for people like Governor Ron DeSantis, only to be exposed?

And then, within a matter of days, having learned nothing, CBS reverts right back to more of their insidious ways of presenting information.

Living with Perpetual Lies

How often can The New York Times offer a story the latter proves to be completely untrue, and its editors knew was untrue at the time, and yet its readership is unfazed?

How can the Times continue to be regarded by many as the ‘newspaper of record,’ offering ‘all the news that’s fit to print’? What tidal wave of human understanding, once and for all, needs to occur before we universally recognize highly biased reporting sources for what they are?

In the U.K., news publications openly advocate a position, left or right, and don’t play pretend. Consumers understand the bias that each media outlet or newspaper maintains, can read articles, and judge them accordingly.

In the U.S., the mainstream press continues to push lie that they offer an objective, balanced view of what’s happening in the world. How can they continue to do this? Sadly, enough fools buy what they say… lock, stock, and barrel.

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RINOs like Liz Cheney and others constantly make the argument that Donald Trump has broken the Republican Party and driven people out of the party. But that is so far from the truth it’s incomprehensible that they even say it. PolitiCrossing founder, Chris Widener, one of the world’s top motivational speakers, makes the case against them in his brand new video. Check it out below and then let us know what you think!

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