Thursday, August 16, 2018

New York State's First Clown Doesn't Measure Up To His Dad

Mario Cuomo served as the 52nd Governor of New York for three terms, from 1983 to 1994, Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1979 to 1982, and Secretary of State of New York from 1975 to 1978. He was a liberal icon who exhausted NYS residents with his incessant desire of running for President, which he never did. He was a clever man though and could talk his way through his contradictory beliefs in Catholicism and abortion without a hint of embarrassment.

His son Andrew, the current Governor of New York, lacks the political skills of his dad. Even as Attorney General of NY Andrew was more prone to putting his foot in his mouth rather than in a shoe. As Governor, his cancellation of the Moreland Commission on Public Corruption was an indication of his proclivity towards the Dark Side of politics.

Andrew Cuomo's foot-in-mouth talent was once again showcased yesterday in a bizarre public outburst.
Earlier in the day, the governor was signing legislation dealing with human trafficking when he took an awkward swipe at Trump’s famed campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” 
“We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo said at the Lower East Side event. “It was never that great. We have not reached greatness. We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged.” 
The line went over like a lead balloon and the crowd groaned. 
Cuomo even took heat from the left, with his liberal gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon blasting him. “I think it’s just another example of Andrew Cuomo trying to figure out what a progressive sounds like and missing by a mile,” Nixon said.
Of course President Trump had some fun with NY's First Clown.
President Trump mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday for saying America “was never that great.” 
[...]Can you believe this is the Governor of the Highest Taxed State in the U.S., Andrew Cuomo, having a total meltdown!” Trump tweeted in the wake of Cuomo’s gaffe.
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