Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Good News/Bad News

Breaking News: Chairman Cuomo, iron-fisted ruler of the People's Republic of New York, has declared that he will NOT run for President in 2020.  He wants to concentrate on the important work remaining in the obliteration of the Empire State.  Is Cuomo on the level?  Probably, yes.  A declaration of non-interest in running for President is difficult, if not impossible, to walk back.  The good news, therefore, is that it appears that the nation will be spared Cuomo's misrule.  The bad news, however, is that Cuomo will be lording it over New Yorkers for the foreseeable future, and possibly forever.  There are only two small rays of hope: he could be jettisoned at some point by his fellow Democrats.  There's precedent for that in New York, as we all know.  Our Governors and Attorneys General regularly bite the dust.  He could also be elevated to the cabinet, or to some other high-level appointment in Washington, if a Democrat wins in 2020.  You see, friends -- whatever happens, hope springs eternal, and all things must surely come to an end someday, even Cuomo-ism.  Stay strong!


  1. Cuomo is not running because he knows that he has no chance nationally to win. His power is in New York. Being governor of a large state with little in the way of competition is not a bad gig to have.

    He may very well be taken out by fellow Democrats, but not likely before the 2026 election. He's too powerful. Also, the only Cabinet job he might be remotely qualified for is Attorney General, and there's too much baggage for him to be appointed to that post.

  2. Dr. Waddy and Rod: I had thought for a long time that Cuomo had given up on running but I was recently told by a prominent NY office holder that he is running. This announcement and your views on it incline me to think now that he probably has relented. I suppose he could never have abided breakfast in Newton, Ks. He would have gone but he would have pontificated without restrain and his revulsion for the real America would have been written all over him.

    I wish the President had not fired Preet Bahrara. I got the sense he was closing in on Cuomo.

    We are now subjects in NY, not citizens. SCOTUS be our champion!

  3. Rod, I suspect you're right that Cuomo would be passed over for a cabinet job too. Ambassador to Burkina Faso? He seems eminently well-qualified for that.

    Jack, I suppose there's always the chance that the political pendulum will swing back the other way and either Republicans will retake the State Senate or a Republican will defeat Cuomo in 2022. Stranger things have happened. I'm sure there will be some kind of reaction to Democratic excesses, even in this chronically misgoverned state.

  4. Dr. Waddy: Cathy Young said in an article in Olean TH that downstate is now more powerful than ever and that its power has been accumulating and increasing apace for some time now. Some commentators think California is now permanently lost to the GOP, despite its having elected Republican governors in the recent past. NY may well now be the East Coast equivalent of CA in that regard. Brown, Cuomo and the new CA Gov. appear to be saying, "we're going ahead with socialism and if you don't like it, 'so sue us' ". The next four years will probably show us if upstate retains any power over its own governance; Cuomo will provide more than enough motivation in his contemptuous scorn for upstate values - we'll see if we have any juice left at all, be it from any source - the legislative skill of people like Cathy Young, the electorate or the Federal judiciary.

  5. Jack, if it makes you feel any better, we're already pretty far down the socialist hole -- how much further can we go??? Time will tell.