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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:17 PM

Cuomo does not seem to be learning

What the heck is this?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cuomo-schwartz-vaccine-calls/2021/03/14/18f2e320-8448-11eb-9ca6-54e187ee4939_story.html

New York’s “vaccine czar” — a longtime adviser to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo — phoned county officials in the past two weeks in attempts to gauge their loyalty to the embattled governor amid an ongoing sexual harassment investigation, according to multiple officials.

One Democratic county executive was so unsettled by the outreach from Larry Schwartz, head of the state’s vaccine rollout, that the executive on Friday filed notice of an impending ethics complaint with the public integrity unit of the state attorney general’s office, the official told The Washington Post. The executive feared the county’s vaccine supply could suffer if Schwartz was not pleased with the executive’s response to his questions about support of the governor.


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In interviews with The Post, several public officials who received the calls from Schwartz spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the conversations, saying they fear swift retribution from Cuomo if they speak out against him.

The officials said Schwartz appeared to be taking stock of where they stood on Cuomo and whether they would continue to support him, and said he emphasized the need to let the state investigation play out.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cuomo-schwartz-vaccine-calls/2021/03/14/18f2e320-8448-11eb-9ca6-54e187ee4939_story.html

There are other officials noted in the story who did not take the phone calls that way. But still. His vaccine guy is doing his political maneuvering? During this?

He needs to go at some point. I'm sorry. It's not just the harassment claims. It's the nursing home policy. It's threatening to destroy an Asian American representative in front of his family because he refused to (illegally) lie about the administration's actions. It's stuff like this.

It is not a good thing when we have politicians who feel like they don't have to answer to anybody. Cuomo behaves as if he has unlimited power. That's corrosive in a democracy. Enough is just about enough with this guy. New York has a deep Democratic bench. And conspiracy theories about it all aren't defenses at this point.

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LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 #1
frazzled Mar 2021 #4
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 2021 #2
dustyscamp Mar 2021 #3
Retrograde Mar 2021 #5

Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:19 PM

1. Here is some interesting polling

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 05:13 PM

4. On the other hand

The same poll says:

The poll showed Mr. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, faces daunting opposition to a possible re-election bid next year: just 34 percent of voters said they would support such a campaign, while 52 percent said they would “prefer someone else.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/nyregion/cuomo-resign-sexual-harrassment-poll.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=New%20York


So over all, he isn’t long for the job, one way or another.

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:57 PM

2. Objectively he 'should' resign, but I'm so pissed about the shit RePuQ's have gotten away with

If Cuomo says fuck off I'm not doing it ... I'll get on with my day just fine.

IOW my judgement is probably totally fucked at this point.

I blame the other side at least in part for my devolution.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 05:04 PM

3. Maybe we should start playing dirty and get the other sides' victims to come out and speak out

or start constantly running pacs showing the dirty deeds of some of their governors

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Response to Sympthsical (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 05:32 PM

5. "Nice county you got here. Shame if

your people would get sick..." There seems to be a lot of quid pro quo going on in NYS politics - I understand why my family in Western New York are so cynical about politicians.

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