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Tue Mar 20, 2018, 03:40 PM

'Unqualified lesbian': Christine Quinn slams Cynthia Nixon over bid for N.Y. governor

Source: NBC News

Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who made an unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2013, slammed Cynthia Nixon a day after the “Sex and the City” actress announced her candidacy for New York governor.

“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York,” Quinn said Tuesday in an interview with the New York Post. “Being an actress and celebrity doesn’t make you qualified for public office.”

Nixon, who is married to a woman and has publicly identified as bisexual, endorsed one of Quinn’s mayoral opponents, Bill DeBlasio, in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor of New York City. Quinn, an out lesbian, is currently supporting incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who will face off against Nixon in the Democratic primary.

Nixon, according to the New York Post, brushed off Quinn’s remarks, saying, “Her being a lesbian and my being a lesbian” is not the issue. The race, Nixon told the paper, is about “corruption in Albany,” the state’s capital.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/unqualified-lesbian-christine-quinn-slams-cynthia-nixon-over-bid-ny-n858361

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Reply 'Unqualified lesbian': Christine Quinn slams Cynthia Nixon over bid for N.Y. governor (Original post)
Jose Garcia Mar 2018 OP
Squinch Mar 2018 #1
elleng Mar 2018 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #2
DinahMoeHum Mar 2018 #3
Corrupt Albany Mar 2018 #9
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #15
crazycatlady Mar 2018 #16
djg21 Mar 2018 #18
crazycatlady Mar 2018 #19
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2018 #20
djg21 Mar 2018 #21
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2018 #22
djg21 Mar 2018 #23
riversedge Mar 2018 #4
marble falls Mar 2018 #5
BlueStater Mar 2018 #6
LanternWaste Mar 2018 #8
JI7 Mar 2018 #11
Odoreida Mar 2018 #17
sandensea Mar 2018 #10
Kashkakat v.2.0 Mar 2018 #12
sl8 Mar 2018 #13
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #14

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 03:54 PM

1. She is both, but only the "unqualified" part bothers me.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 06:29 PM

7. Ditto

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 04:26 PM

3. Somehow I severely doubt any Democratic club/committee. . .

Last edited Tue Mar 20, 2018, 05:47 PM - Edit history (4)

. . .outside NYC and a few expat enclaves in the Hudson Valley or the Hamptons. . .will endorse her run.

Same thing for district leaders/canvassers/Indivisible reinforcements.

And in New York, if you don't have an endorsement from the Working Families Party and the unions, forget it.

One more thing: Primaries in the state of New York are closed, meaning you cannot vote in a party's primary if you're not a registered member of that party. That means Independents cannot vote, and one cannot cross party lines to vote.

Cynthia Nixon's campaign is a vanity project. But as long as it's her $$$ and not ours, she can have at it.

We Democrats have far more important shit to do this year and in the coming years.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 07:17 PM

9. Not so fast.

Cuomo is disliked upstate, and in the Capitol region where many State employees who work him vote (Teachout won 62% of the vote in Albany County). Cuomo also screwed the Working Families Party last time around when he backed the IDC after promising that he’d help flip the State Senate. The WFP could endorse Nixon.

While Teachout never could have won in the 4 boroughs of NYC (Staten Island is a right-wing enclave and doesn’t matter), Nixon has been pretty active in politics there, has kids in NYC public schools, and actually is from the City. She may be able do better there than Teachout did, and if she can make a dent in NYC, she could put a scare into Cuomo and maybe even draw some blood and end Cuomo’s Presidential aspirations.

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Response to Corrupt Albany (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 09:14 PM

15. Here In Illinois,...

...that's what they said about downstate.
Yet, we've had 2 dem governors and two Dem Senators for two decades.
The key is going to be the south east of the state just like our northeast
If Blago hadn't been an actual crook, Rauner would never have won over a popular Lt. gov

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 09:49 PM

16. Not just closed primaries but ultra closed

If you change your partisanship in NY tomorrow, it won't be effective until after the November election.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 10:26 PM

18. For good reason

 

It prevents party raiding. In other words, I’d prevents a voter from switching parties before a primary to vote strategically for a weaker candidate in order to give the candidate of the voter’s true party an advantage in the general election. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_raiding

Open primaries are dumb. If you want to vote in a party’s primary, enroll in the party.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 10:37 PM

19. I don't disagree

However, make the window shorter. At least within the same calendar year.

In NJ (where I'm registered), unaffiliated voters can vote in primaries, but they cease being unaffiliated if they do so-- this was me as BOE messed up my registration. I had a long phone call with them and I ceased being unaffiliated after voting in a primary. (Technically you can change it back the next day). If you want to switch from R to D (or vice versa), it must be done 45 days before a primary.

Some states have open primaries (IL I think-- using it as an example because they voted today). I have several friends who are registered in nonpartisan states and have ratfucked GOP primaries (or voted for the worst on the ballot). I'm also not a fan of the top two jungle primary system.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 12:20 AM

20. That's very true

I know someone who changed parties in October 2016 as a statement against Trump's nomination, but didn't officially become a Democrat until this past January!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 07:15 AM

21. That cant be true.

 

Something else had to have happened to prevent the enrollment change.

The relevant statute is NY Elec. Law 5-304. The law provides that the change in enrollment becomes effective on the first Tuesday after the general election. This is a vestige of a time when enrollments were done with paper, and placed in a locked box until that Tuesday after the election when the box would be opened. Now the application is taken but does not become effective until the general election is over.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 07:21 AM

22. Well, that's what happened.

She went to the Board of Elections and filled out all the paperwork a few weeks before the election - and kept checking online, but nothing changed until she got a notice in the mail back in January, and that's when it changed online, as well.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 08:10 AM

23. She got the notice in January after the general.

 

There were no elections between November and January. My guess is that the BOE started processing the enrollment changes after the general election ended, and after any recanvasses, etc., were completed. Since there were no elections in the interim in which to vote, I can’t imagine that it was a huge priority and your friend’s registration was effective by the time she could vote in the next election cycle.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 04:41 PM

4. It's official: 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon announces New York gubernatorial bid




https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/19/politics/cynthia-nixon-new-york-governor-race/index.html


It's official: 'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon announces New York gubernatorial bid


Updated 4:27 AM ET, Tue March 20, 2018





Actress announces candidacy for NY governor 00:54

Washington (CNN)After much speculation, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon announced Monday that she is officially throwing her hat in the New York gubernatorial race.
"I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," she tweeted Monday, along with a video.
"I've never lived anywhere else," Nixon says in the video. "But something has to change. We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. It can't just be business as usual anymore."
The "Sex and the City" star will challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the state's Democratic primary in September.

Nixon is forming a team of alumni of the New York political sphere, including Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers -- who worked on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's first campaign -- to help her ahead of the primary. Katz will work on the campaign as a senior strategist.
Nicole Aro, who recently worked as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations' director or digital strategies, will serve as campaign manager............................................



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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 04:42 PM

5. Ugly stuff. Except for the question of whether Cynthia Nixon has qualifications for the office or...

not. Its even a fair question to ask of Christine Quinn. The rest of it is not germane.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 05:46 PM

6. She won't win.

Electing completely unqualified celebrities for political office is a Republican thing.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 06:34 PM

8. Well... Franken

Well... Franken.

He learned of course, and did a stellar job; yet at one point in his life, he was no more and no less a "completely unqualified celebrity" than is Nixon now.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 07:39 PM

11. Franken was involved in politics before running for Senate

Not sure about Nixon.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 10:11 PM

17. A Republican (unfortunately) success story.

 

If it worked for them ...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 07:21 PM

10. I had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia Nixon once in an L.A. Whole Foods

If Ms. Quinn was looking for a way to guarantee Ms. Nixon would run for the post, I think she just found it.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 07:46 PM

12. Gotta say - whenever some big ego comes along and thinks they should be president or senator or

governor or whatever, based on nothing at all except their big ego thinks they should start at the top instead of the bottom like anyone else - I count that against them.

Be a council member for a few years - even just some nonprofit community service work - something! Then build on that.

Im sure there are probably exceptions to the rule, but I have to be convinced of their worthiness. (BTW Al Franken was a political talk show host first - at least he established that he could speak coherently on the issues. Unlike some of them.)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 08:05 PM

13. Do lesbians have pretty strict qualifications? n/t

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 09:10 PM

14. Don't Know If She's Got The Goods

But, I've liked her since The Manhattan Project
The battle here seems personal, not professional, though. Something off-putting about it.

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