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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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Six Dozen One-Sentence Tips on Reducing Stress

Under Biden, the nation’s stress level, collectively and individually, keeps ratcheting higher

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As we enter year three of the “Biden Administration,” enduring a clown who was installed, not elected, the nation’s stress level, collectively and individually, keeps ratcheting higher. As such, here are more than six dozen one-sentence tips on reducing stress for your edification:

Half the battle in alleviating stress is simply being aware of how you react to situations.
Let go of low level decisions.
It’s hard to feel stressed when you’re looking good.
You feel less stress if you allow yourself to be who you really are.

Take a break by helping someone else with their problems
To win the war on stress requires you only need small consistent steps.
Make your boss look good–he or she will appreciate it.
One good laugh can change your whole temperament.

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If a choice is of little consequence, let someone else choose.
Given enough time, people will usually apologize for blowing up at you undeservedly.
For most people, most of the time, most of the stress they encounter is self-induced.
Narrow your priorities and focus on what’s vital– the clock of your life is ticking.

Never make a promise you can’t keep.
If someone tells you to “take it easy,” heed the advice.
Give yourself quiet time throughout the day.
Sing in your car – it’s the best stress reducer when barreling down the highway.

Allow yourself five minutes to worry, then put the issues in the back of your mind.
Look for the best in others.
Screen your calls; you don’t have time to be available to everybody.
You always have the option of not answering the door.

Find ways to make yourself indispensable on the job.
Combat perfectionism because you are not perfect; nobody is.
It could always be worse; try to find the good points in everything.
Treat your children as full-fledged human beings.

Be true to yourself; don’t jump off a cliff simply because the lemmings are.
Build your life on a solid base, then don’t worry about the foundation.
Strive for objectivity.
Accept input and advice from trusted others.

Be conscious of what you say to yourself.
Compete with yourself, not others.
Challenge yourself to perform better than you have in the past.
Never mind the symptoms – get to the root causes of issues you face.

Avoid participating in the rumor mill.
Your instinct will often guide you – don’t be afraid to listen to it.
Don’t let juggling tasks become procrastination.
Take long, deep breaths whenever you choose to.

To feel more content be less concerned with what others think about you.
Move with a purpose.
Revenge is almost always counterproductive.
Delegate, delegate, delegate.

Open your mail over the wastebasket.
Laughter can lower your blood pressure.
When you’re under stress, sips of water can make you feel better.
For more energy, ignore the clock and go to bed when you’re tired.

You can’t use of all the promotions and bonus offers you encounter – so don’t worry about them.
Jumping into water changes your outlook.
Take responsibility for your mistakes rather than trying to assign blame.
The key to organization that works every time is grouping similar items together.

The hardest task is doing something different from the way you’ve always done it.
Let negative comments fall away like water off a duck’s back.
When you have trouble finding your way, step back and look at the big picture.
Look for the good in others and they’ll see the good in you.

Treat new employees with the same respect you show your CEO.
Let go of the excess and clutter in your life.
Avoid making decisions in anger.
Build enough slack into your schedule to deal with routine upsets.

Over-focusing on yourself leads to eye strain.
Step back and develop perspective – will you recall what’s bothering you, a month from now?
All else being equal, the better shape you’re in, the less stressed you’ll experience.
Learn from your mistakes or prepare to repeat them.

There is nothing so stressful as attempting to be someone you are not.
Be on the lookout for distraction-free sanctuaries, wherever they are.
Challenge yourself to make small improvements daily, and big ones will follow.
The best results often show up a day or two after you thought they would.

Regard each stressful experience as an opportunity to learn.
You cannot change the past but you can always learn from it.
Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
There’s always more to learn, so enjoy the process.

The natural state of human beings is alertness, health, and mental clarity.
Boil it down – get to the essence of things.
Acknowledge the accomplishments of others; everyone seeks acknowledgment.
Despite it all, maintain your ethical standards.

Give your complete and undivided attention to one task at a time.
Have fun with new ways of doing things – don’t let your habits become ingrained.
Practice the art of doing one thing at a time .

 

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Leftist ‘Journalists’ and Media Outlets: Quite Far From Impartial and Objective

The Left grants free passes to Joe Biden for his legions of treasonous, immoral, and illegal transgressions.

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Hollywood loves to portray leftist media outlets, newspapers, and journalists as fair and impartial. Indeed, there is no other way that these institutions and such individuals have been portrayed, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. A recent example is the movie She Said, which is the latest in a long line of productions that extol the virtues of one of the nation’s oldest newspapers, the New York Times.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kavan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, and Ashley Judd, as herself, She Said is a story about the New York Times investigation of Harvey Weinstein. Some of the heartfelt testimony of the people the reporters interviewed are quite touching. Yet, the movie oversells the impact of the Times reporting. Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow had already published a major, professional, factual expose on Weinstein in the New Yorker.

Impartial, Caring, Concerned People?

She Said goes out of its way to present the New York Times editorial staff as carefully line-editing stories, and as impartial, caring, concerned people, interested only in truth and in getting articles right before publishing them. A major case in point is how veteran actor Andre Braugher portrays Dean Baquet, who served as the executive editor of Times from May 2014 to June 2022. Baquet is depicted as the voice of reason, proceeding with calm, cool clarity.

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In reality, Baquet is one of the major players on earth who kept the now thoroughly-debunked ‘Trump Collusion with Russia’ hoax alive and along with Adam Schiff did major damage to this country. For three years, and without evidence, pretty much daily the Times falsely claimed that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

The hopelessly biased Baquet decided to switch gears after the Mueller Report imploded. At Baquet’s direction, the Times would shift its focus of its coverage from the ‘Trump-Russia affair’ to the president’s ‘alleged racism.’

Not a Journalist, in Any Way

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said, rather proudly, apparently grossly unaware of the historically profound idiocy of his statement. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.” A truthful story?

Through daily erroneous reporting, the ‘newspaper of record’ would now seek to expose ‘the racism’ of President Trump, which, to this day, it has not proven.

Baquet is not a journalist in any sense of the word; not even close. He is a shill of the Democrat party; what Vladimir Lenin termed a ‘useful idiot.’ Keep this in mind as you watch this otherwise engaging movie, and then ask yourself this: Where is the Times in relation to Joe Biden?

Baquet remained in his post for the first 17 months of the Biden administration. While the Times and the Left in general are perpetually eager to identify, dissect, catalog, and endlessly detail the faults of Donald Trump (real, imagined, or most concocted out of whole cloth), they deny or downplay a mountain of misdeeds by Joe Biden, as they also did with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton.

Lifetime Free Passes

Many pundits now exclaim that to block Biden from running in 2024, the Times and the leftist media machine in general have now turned on him. The current classified documents scandal aside, the Left grants free passes to Joe Biden for the legions of transgressions in his life. They overlook or downplay that he cheated in college, cheated in previous political campaigns, is a serial liar, and worse. All of this well-documented. They ignore, contort, or censor news that he has made legions of racist statements for his whole political career; e.g., “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The Left belittles or ignores Tara Reade’s quite credible sexual assault accusation against Joe Biden, and that of seven other women, as well. They pretend that Creepy Uncle Joe does not have a fetish for sniffing little girls’ hair. They pretend that Biden does not constantly invade the personal space of females.

The Left ignores solid reporting and extensive documentation indicating the Biden family received millions of dollars via influence peddling to Communist China, as well as from Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, and, above all, Ukraine. They will never acknowledge that Biden is an enabler for both his brother James and his son Hunter, and that Biden is credibly accused of selling out the U.S. They excuse the multiple batches of classified documents found recently in Biden’s domains.

Above it All

The Left especially avoids referring to any signs that Biden is suffering from ever-worsening dementia, despite his numerous mental lapses on the world stage.

In short, prior to the ever-growing classified documents scandal, leftist journalists and media outlets, constantly demonstrated how far they are from being impartial and objective. They had, defacto, deemed Democrat Joe Biden to be above the law, and now are actively undermining his continuing political aspirations.

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