Three Thoughts

19 Jul

1. It’s great to see that James O’Keefe has set up another entrapment video, this time attacking Medicaid, (well, more specifically a county employee in Ohio), by reinforcing the most rank, ignorant stereotypes of people in need of government services – this time, posing as Russian mobsters with “gold plated” engines. Also good to see that he’s preying on Americans’ inherent politeness, even in the face of rank obnoxiousness, and trying to turn that into a scandal.

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2. If Speaker Boehner is really serious about “stopping the spending binge” in Washington, when can we expect him to call for an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya?

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Really? Neither will Republicans – and they’re the ones pushing for a balanced budget amendment. So, that’s sorted.

3. Let’s say that a handful of Mayor Byron Brown’s City Hall operatives went out of their way to circulate Conservative Party petitions for Chris Collins, and let’s say they did so in the wake of that big Cuomo-brokered peace treaty, which has been carefully followed by the Higgins, Grassroots, and ECDC/Hoyt camps since being agreed-to.  What would the political calculus be for the Mayor of the state’s second-largest city to buck the express wishes of the most popular governor in the United States?

7 Responses to “Three Thoughts”

  1. Jaquandor July 19, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I decided several years ago that I automatically stop taking someone seriously when they characterize their own position as “common sense”. The whole notion of “common sense” is nothing more than a rhetorical crutch.

    And James O’Keefe is a worthless human being.

  2. Ward July 19, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    I bet you wish that government hacks running welfare programs, and Acorn operatives, would stop trying to help people scam the system, eh? (Speaking of government spending.)

  3. Hank July 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    The most popular Governor in the United States, Sitting atop the biggest shitpile in the United States. Lucky him. BTW, if you polled just Catholics, I don’t think he’d do so well. And the last demo maps I saw show more Catholics in NYS than any other denomination.

    That’s how Grisanti’s name showed up in the newspaper of the Charlotte NC Diocese…..he’s getting a real reputation. You see, you aren’t supposed to “take the Catholic out of yourself” when making a moral decision. That’s actually when you are supposed to keep your morality inside yourself, if you have any—which isn’t a problem with most of you libbies.

    • Alan Bedenko July 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Thankfully, Grisanti wasn’t making a “moral” decision. As a legislator, he was making a legal decision. This is a country of laws, not of Popes and bishoprics.

  4. MJC July 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Hank, since I don’t believe in your homophobic imaginary friend in the clouds, my inner morality tells me that marriage equality is just.

  5. This Guy July 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    Well thankfully for us Hank, those polls typically include cross tabulation of voters based on religion, so we have an easy answer to your hypothesis. Sadly, your hypothesis is incredibly wrong, in the 7/14 Siena poll, 71% of New Yorkers had a favorable view of Cuomo and 74% of Catholics did. 58% of New Yorkers gave him a favorable job rating, 60% of Catholics did.

    http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/Parents_and_Community/Community_Page/SRI/SNY_Poll/SNY0711%20Crosstabs.pdf

  6. Carl July 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    To follow up on the previous post, I must ask Ward:

    Does this mean that all of the Catholics who back Cuomo are going to hell?

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