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GOP licking chops at govís poll slide (NY's Cuomo nosedives)
NY POST ^ | 4/1/13 | ERIK KRISS, NYP Bureau Chief with S.A. Miller

Posted on 04/01/2013 7:43:38 AM PDT by Liz

NY Gov Andy Cuomo’s once stratospheric approval ratings have hit a slide — the gun-control law Cuomo pushed through the Legislature in January following the Newtown massacre helped drive the Democrat’s job approval ratings from 74 percent last December to 55 percent last month in Quinnipiac polls......he was losing in the New York suburbs and upstate to GOP Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in a hypothetical presidential run.

The GOP believes Cuomo's politically exploitable missteps, include:

* Delaying on the natural-gas drilling technique known as fracking, which has divided the state.

* Obtaining luxury seats for himself and top aides at the Buffalo Bills’ stadium in a deal to keep the state’s only NFL team from leaving.

* Cutting aid for the developmentally disabled and planning an election-year tax rebate for families while other taxes and fees increase.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionfreak; banglist; corruption; cuomo; democrats; elections; govtabuse; guncontrol; nodemocrats2014; secondamendment; tyranny

1 posted on 04/01/2013 7:43:38 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

NY didn’t get as srewed up as it is without the willing assistance of the NY republicans.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 7:46:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Liz

Yeah, the GOP, (a.k.a. the right wing of the Democrat party), can’t wait to get into power so they can abuse their power just like the left wing of the Democrat party.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 7:47:12 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Liz

Even if his “poll numbers” go down to 20, they will still vote for him.

It will be an amazing thing to see Mr. Cuomo win because he is a Progressive.

(The press has done a wonderful job of creating the impression that anyone who is not a Progressive is an idiot.)

IMHO


4 posted on 04/01/2013 7:49:11 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Liz

GOP licking chops at thought of getting their faces before the cameras. Spittle alert.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 7:49:35 AM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Liz

Is this an election year for the New York Governor?


6 posted on 04/01/2013 7:54:07 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Liz

Look...there is NOOOOOOO chance that the Republicans will win the governorship of New York...none, zero, zip...even if they nominated a 300 pound liberal (wait...that’s NJ).

No chance whatsoever.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 7:54:27 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Liz

Oh, great. A presidential run of Andy Cuomo vs. Chris Christie. And the scary thing is that it might just happen.

Or maybe they’ll give us Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush.

These are the times that try men’s souls.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 8:14:05 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Liz

I’m sure he’s polling fine in NYC and the surrounding areas. It’s all in the numbers. He’s govenor of NYC.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 8:20:51 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Liz

Cuomo ran as a pro business moderate and fiscal conservative who stood up to the unions to get a balanced budget. He behaved like one until the last state of the state address where he outed himself as a hard core leftist, screaming like Il Duce from the podium and ramming through a very harsh gun law without debate. That woke up alot of people.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 8:21:47 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Liz

I don’t think it will matter if they throw the bum out - the laws the Democrats enacted will stay in place. The liberals look on these pols as expendables: “Look, enact this law to advance our agenda. If the voters oust you, we’ll find you another slot somewhere in government. Just follow the party line and we’ll take care of you.”

Mark Steyn nailed it when he said the Republicans were like the European Conservatives - whenever they got into power, they never rescinded any Socialist law, just claimed they could make it work better.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 8:45:18 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Liz

The same NY GOP that put Dede Scozzaffa on the ballot?


12 posted on 04/01/2013 8:53:26 AM PDT by wny
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To: Liz

I`d rather lick my CHOPS than like what democRATS lick!


13 posted on 04/01/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT by nomad
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To: wny

Andrew Cuomo, living proof that some men mate with chimpanzes.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 9:41:06 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: kjo

Isn`t that 400 lbs?


15 posted on 04/01/2013 9:41:51 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Liz

Upstate NY is conservative... from Poughkeepsie south is where the LIBERALS live.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 9:48:47 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Liz

Why? NY doesn’t have any Republicans who can win statewide office. Blame Al D’Amato and his puppet George Pataki for that, mostly the latter. Pataki knew he was an empty suit so he never groomed any successors because they would’ve outshined him immediately. Dude actually thought he could run for president.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 9:54:51 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Enterprise

Next year. This year is the mayor.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 9:56:00 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Liz

The last time a Republican was elected governor of New York was 2002 ( George Pataki ).

I don’t see that happening again no matter how bad a Democrat like Andrew Cuomo is doing in office.

And even if a “Republican” (note the quotes ) were to be elected, he is most likely going to be pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage and for more regulations (in other words, a RINO ).

That’s how much of a lost cause the state of NY has become.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 10:49:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Liz

Cuomo and his commie mafia hid in the weeds until after the Nov. election then all hell started breaking loose in NY.

He is going after us from so many directions it is difficult to stay focused on any one assault.

Between him, his mafia, Sheldon Silver-tounge and bloombottom they are doing a great hatchet job on the state.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 11:01:10 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Liz

Licking chops at WHAT? The opportunity to lose by only 20% when Cuomo comes up for re-election in 2016?

Cuomo could eat squealing puppies during a live, primetime news conference and he’d still win going away.

Please, Repubs... concern yourselves with winnable races.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 12:07:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Cicero
Or maybe they’ll give us Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush. These are the times that try men’s souls.

Dick Lugar and Bob Dole are still available. If we're going RINO... let's go uber-RINO!

22 posted on 04/01/2013 12:10:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ripley

Behold the power of a one sided presscore


23 posted on 04/01/2013 1:10:03 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Enterprise

The Republicans will wait until next election and then try to fight, and as usual it will be too late. ALL Republicans who want a chance to win next year need to be running negative ads on Democrats starting now. Every pro tax vote, every anti firearms vote, every anti-senior vote, needs to be put on TV to try to reach the low information voters. Politics is 24/7/365, and the Republicans only start fighting near election time. I don’t see anything that they should be optimistic about.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 4:03:44 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Wurlitzer
Oh where or where has Gillibrand been on the SAFE gun act? She was such a gun advocate when she campaigned; she must be waiting for Schumer to give her some talking points.
25 posted on 04/01/2013 5:22:49 PM PDT by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: Monorprise

“Behold the power of a one-side press...”

Herr Goebbles would be proud, very proud indeed.

IMHO


26 posted on 04/01/2013 5:47:25 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Liz

BTTT!


27 posted on 04/01/2013 8:39:47 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Liz

I have to imagine other anti 2a pols looking to pass gun control laws are paying attention, particularly the ones up in 2014.


28 posted on 04/01/2013 9:55:53 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Liz

The only thing Cuomo cares about are the social issues like same-sex “marriage,” taking away 2nd amendment rights, murderming more unborn children.

How many NY voters were fooled into thinking he was a fiscal conservative?


29 posted on 04/01/2013 9:59:22 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

More to the point, how many New Yorkers actually give a damn any more? Very damned few


30 posted on 04/01/2013 10:00:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ripley

“Even if his “poll numbers” go down to 20, they will still vote for him.”

Yup. The only “Republikan” these NY retards love are the liberal GOP-E ones. Same here in CA when the state voted for Ahnold. They’ll still vote Dumocrap.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 10:07:49 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: MHGinTN; All

But yet, so many NYers have left the state that NY lost two House seats (so far). Hope the ones who voted foolishly in NY vote more intelligently in their new home state.

btw, there will be a Candlelight Vigil for Life on April 15, 5 p.m. at West Capitol Park (outside the State Capitol Building) in Albany, NY.

More info. for anyone who can attend, and wants to STAND UP AND BE COUNTED:

http://www.newyorkersforlife.org/events


32 posted on 04/01/2013 10:39:07 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: max americana

“The only ‘Republikan’ these NY retards love are the liberal GOP-E ones.”

Question: Why did the U.S. spare no effort in fighting
NAZIS yet always go weak-kneed when it came to fighting Communists?

Just wondering.

IMHO


33 posted on 04/02/2013 5:19:01 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

FDR was a socialist at heart, more attuned to the commie perspective. His leadership led much of what had been very conservative democrats into becoming ‘weakneed’ socialist. Now, after generations of newly trained by ‘weakneed’ parents, democrat voters are socialist at heart and cannot see that reality in themselves. The Bible says to raise up a child int he way that they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it. Sadly, socialist fools for Roosevelt have turned out socialist activists who ignore God, effectively verifying that which they would eshew.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 9:19:18 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

“...socialist activists who would ignore God...”

Not only ignore, but hate viscerally.

Imho


35 posted on 04/02/2013 9:42:18 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Liz

Cuomo’s NYS release a “come to NYS” commercial to attract business on CNBC.

they touted the low state income tax. Are they on drugs? How about just ELIMINATING ANY state income tax.

It was so full of lies directed at misleading business as to need a laugh track.

It is a bigger joke than the AP stylebook.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 7:42:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory; NYer; The Mayor; Sun; ken5050; thouworm; Grampa Dave; TADSLOS
Cuomo’s “come to NYS” commercial to attract business touted the low state income tax. Are they on drugs? How about just ELIMINATING ANY state income tax. It was so full of lies directed at misleading business as to need a laugh track.

Heh----yeah. Plus I got a huge laugh out of the blurb that Cuomo's got a $22m war chest. Where did this rank opportunist get all that money? Read on.

REFERENCE Cuomo's Social Engineering as HUD Chief Contributed to Subprime Crisis / originally published on Examiner.com

---SNIP---In 1993 President Bill Clinton appointed Andrew Cuomo to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as Assistant Secretary. In 1997 Cuomo took over as HUD chief replacing Clinton appointee Henry Cisneros. During Cisneros tenure he championed Clinton's goal of social engineering within the housing market forcing lenders to issue loans to those that would not financially qualify for the lending.

Cisneros left office in a scandal involving lying to the FBI over payouts to a mistress, Cisneros subsequently pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and though never sent to prison received a pardon from Bill Clinton in 2001.

Andrew Cuomo took the HUD reins and not only furthered Cisneros and Clinton's policies but greatly expanded them.

Henry Cisneros moved the GSEs toward a requirement that 42 percent of their mortgages serve low and moderate income families. Andrew Cuomo raised that number to 50 percent and dramatically hiked GSE mandates to buy mortgages for the "very-low-income."

These bad loans were purchased and sold throughout the secondary market and the pyramid grew and the bottom collapsed resulting in the subprime crisis we are still reeling from today.

In 2008, the Village Voice published a compelling report detailing Andrew Cuomo's policy decisions "that gave birth to the country's current crisis."

The report touched on how Cuomo's 187-page rules "opened the door to abuse." The rules explicitly rejected the idea of imposing any new reporting requirements on the GSEs. In other words, HUD wanted Fannie and Freddie to buy risky loans, but the department didn't want to hear just how risky they were.

Many New York voters have been distracted by the gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino's racist joke email forwards, what some are failing to see is the actual harm to the minority community directly caused by Cuomo's policies...and that is no laughing matter.

Cuomo's top aide said, "We believe that there are a lot of loans to black Americans that could be safely purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if these companies were more flexible." Andrew Cuomo doubled down and had this to say about his HUD standards, "GSE presence in the subprime market could be of significant benefit to lower-income families, minorities, and families living in underserved areas."

How's that working out for the minority community, where foreclosures and unemployment rates have hit the hardest as a result of such failed policies and blatant social engineering?

SOURCE http://voices.yahoo.com/cuomos-social-engineering-as-hud-chief-contributed- 7077218.html

37 posted on 04/03/2013 8:02:52 AM PDT by Liz
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To: SeekAndFind

The last time a Republican was elected governor of New York was 2002 ( George Pataki )....................Before that we had Thomas E. Dewey and Nelson Rockefeller, but they too were Liberal Republicans. Ya can’t win as a Conservative in NY, the MSM will brand you as a kook, and the MSM controls the minds of the NYC Voters which make up the majority of the vote casters.


38 posted on 04/04/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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