Skip to comments.Opinion: Cynthia Nixon Can Save the Democrats (From Themselves)
Posted on 04/20/2018 6:37:33 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
After Hillary Clintons loss to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanderss strong showing in the primary, many in the Democratic Party are able to read the writing on the wall: They need to move left. But who wants to step in? Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York.
In the past two years, Mr. Cuomo - with an eye on national office - has rebranded himself from conservative insider to left-wing populist. Last year, he even held a news conference with Mr. Sanders to announce a free college plan.
The truth is, the governor wears his new identity like a cheap suit stretched and baggy in all the wrong places. The good news is that despite his ambition, Mr. Cuomo probably has little chance of capturing a presidential nomination. But that doesnt mean he doesnt need a strong challenge from the left.
Cynthia Nixon is doing just that. Last month, Ms. Nixon, a public school advocate and an actress best known for her role on Sex and the City, announced that shes challenging Mr. Cuomo in this years primary. Shes campaigning on a platform that includes rent control, putting more money into public schools and ending mass incarceration. The left should support her.
And Ms. Nixons is only one name on a slate of reformers. Across the state, new left-wing candidates are standing up to save New York from Cuomo-style centrism. This is the kind of coalition that working people need to win more power, and its the kind of slate commentators always declare impossible rural and urban, multiracial, feminist, unified against the influence of the 1 percent. Not only could it move the Statehouse to the left. It can show the rest of the country how to win.
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She can likely beat Son of Mario the Pious simply by pointing out what an a-hole he is.
Only in a place like New York could Andrew Cuomo be considered "centrist".
Seriously, WTF is <>wrong with these people?
She needs a Transgender running mate for Deputy Governor. The LGBTQ community will come out en masse for this.
The author of this crap
[Across the state, new left-wing candidates are standing up to save New York from Cuomo-style centrism.]
LOL. Yeah, lets go full California.
And Cueball is anything but a centrist.
You know you’ve got a problem when NY’s faculty is to the left of Cuomo.
It will be interesting test case to see whether voters in Blue NY want to go as far Left as them.
After all, this is supposed to be the Year Of The Blue Wave.
Shes campaigning on a platform that includes rent control, putting more money into public schools and ending mass incarceration
Rent Control - a quick way to create a housing shortage. (How is this even constitutional?)
More money for Schools - Translation - more money into the teacher’s union which in turns supports Democrats.
End mass incarceration (what ever that means) - but will lead to more crime
For Democrats, all winning arguments - for normal people not so much.
Glad to see that i am not the only one who sees the irony here. Someone named Nixon is going to save the Rats? LOL.
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