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That is fair. AG Tish James is respected by all camps,

and her findings should be accepted. If Cuomo is found to have done wrong he should resign. What people don't want is another Dem being railroaded by the media out of office - it sets a terrible standard - that Repubs are never held to.

Not true. The nursing homes were supposed to follow guidelines,

to only accept patients if they had the ability to properly quarantine them. And the nursing home spread occured mainly due to workers and visitors etc who lacked proper PPE in the early days of the pandemic. The nursing home problem occurred across the country, not just in NY which even with the 'correct' numbers is still way down on the list.

The goal of his executive order was to make sure the hospitals didn't become overloaded because the nursing homes would arbitrarily refuse to take patients.

In that case, the Cuomo critics would now be saying that he allowed the hospitals to become overloaded with recovered patients while the new patients died in the streets.

They want the man's job.

They've tried to take him down for years but could never beat him at the ballot box. Zephyr Teachout specifically ran for AG on the basis of prosecuting Cuomo, during the same year (2018) that Cynthia Nixon ran for governor on a similar theme. Nixon was crushed in the primary by Cuomo by 30 points. IMO, they know the nursing home stuff was not enough to do him in, so they added some sex to spice it up. Boylan (the first accuser) is the typical Rose Twitter alt-left type who hates Dems.

Of course two things could be true at once. He could be guilty of these charges AND they also are just cynically using it to take him down, timed just as the primary season is on the horizon. That's why we need the AG to investigate, and let the facts go where they may.

Yes, a parade. During the primaries there were several women

who 'suddenly' emerged claiming Biden sniffed their hair, hugged them etc. Lucy Flores was the first. Tara Reade was also one of them in that 'batch' of accusers. Only later on once Biden was close to securing the nomination did Reade 'expand' on her claims.

Here is a reputable article on the topic, detailing each claim:

All major news outlets picked up on this story, both the earlier 'parade' and also on the later more fantastical Reade stuff.

The media never has the interests of Dems at heart - that should be entirely clear by what happened to Biden.

Biden defeated an incumbent president largely

due to overperformance in the suburbs - the type of moderate voters TLP was targeting. 44k votes across 3 swing states (AZ, WI, GA) determined the presidency. TLP also made the Dem base feel like someone was 'in the ring' fighting back which in past elections (Gore, Kerry, Hillary) we properly failed to do. Morale is a key component in turnout.

24/7 media hype instead of looking at the big picture,

why a reality star won the presidency and almost overthrew democracy. Cuomo did a fairly good job with the pandemic considering his state was ground zero where the body bags were piling up in the early days. He made many decisive/forceful moves to contain the virus and make sure people got help - whereas many other governors (especially Repub) did not do this. And NY (like CA) is a mini country. Look at the meltdown in TX and then their Gov lifted mask mandates etc - no regard for human life. Yet it's Cuomo who is cast as the monster by the media.

She won't be the nominee.

If she were the Dem nominee she would likely easily beat the Repub nominee. But the real 'game' is within the Dem primary and that is where she will face heavy hitters from the anti-Cuomo left, but without any appeal to PoC like he has. Thus, I see the left winning the nomination. The left of course often overestimates their appeal to general election voters, especially if they put up someone with similar policies to de Blasio, who is widely unpopular. In such a scenario the Repubs could win if they put up a moderate with at least some appeal to PoC.

+1. Similar pattern of nebulous sniffing/hugging charges - then boom a groping charge

to really go for the knock out punch. It feels like the Tara Reid/Roger Stone playbook.

AG must investigate. However, it is very curious that Cuomo could spend a generation in NY politics, that he would be doing this - and it wouldn't have spilled to the media and/or been used against him earlier? The idea that he was this all powerful man is false. His father had been defeated by Pataki and the 'Cuomo name' was no longer in vogue. He had even declined to run for governor at one point, iirc 2006. One could argue he only became governor due to the downfall of Spitzer (prostitution scandal), which left the NY Dems in dissaray and created the opening for Cuomo to run.

+1. The Dem base is divided on the trans issue,

more than some realize. PoC tend to be more conservative on gender/orientation issues to begin with, and some women feel their hard fought rights for womens' sports are being infringed upon.

The Repubs deal in division, and are trying to pick off some of our base, like they did with white conservative Dems in a previous era. We did worse with Latinos this time which IMO is not just due to lack of outreach on our part - but due to them moving rightward on some of these issues.

Conservative PoC/women/etc are often oblivious

to the fact that they only have rights due to the struggles of the social justice left over the past 50 years.

Conservative PoC will often say 'I don't need special rights, only what the Constitution gives me.' They simply don't get that the Constitution was written for/by white men who did not intend for anyone else to have rights.
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