Hoping for someone better than Cuomo
OK, it has been obvious to me but maybe not to some of your other readers.
Your leader, Mr. Cuomo, has the Teflon thing going; everything slides right off him.
He cannot be held responsible for ANYTHING.
If any other person in a position of authority behaved as he has, he would be so gone, if not imprisoned.
He says he will not step down and I am not the least bit surprised at that. Who on earth votes for him? Can’t we do better? He is personally responsible for so many of New York’s ills that I am surprised that anyone is willing to remain in this state.
I am still here because this is my home and where my family is.
I only can hope for change in leadership and the sooner the better.
Republican Party is changed for worse
When did the Republican Party stop being the Republican Party?
For 36 years, I was a Republican until the 2004 election between Bush and Kerry. Karl Rove was Bush’s election strategist.
Kerry had been a Navy swift boat captain, saw battle, and received three Purple Hearts and Bronze and Silver Stars. Bush joined the National Guard and never saw battle. By some accounts, Rove avoided the military.
Rove went after Kerry’s military record. A rumor was circulated that one of his Purple Hearts was from a paper stapler.
Another veteran, Max Cleland, campaigned with Kerry. Given the sacrifice Capt. Cleland made for his country, Rove was more vicious with him. Max had lost both legs above the knee and his right forearm in Vietnam.
To a veteran like me, Rove’s attacks on those two veterans went beyond disgust and revulsion. Some 58,220 soldiers died in Vietnam – ostensibly to protect our democracy. Rove and the Party defamed those that served with honor just to win an election. They didn’t use bold ideas to win. They didn’t use forward looking policy to win. They used lies, fear and defamation.
How could the Party of Lincoln go to that place?
No party is perfect, but what happened to the things they used to stand for? The leaders of the party betrayed themselves and everyone that called themselves a Republican.
Honor, country, duty doesn’t belong in the same sentence with what happened then and is happening now.
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