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    05/29/2015 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Vanity | 5/29/2015 | Self
    The words of the former New York Governor and Democrat icon Mario Cuomo rang out loud and clear some 30 years ago. "I am personally opposed to abortion but" would pretty much sum up Cuomo's message. Yesterday that message was echoed on the issue of gay marriage by the Republican governor of North Carolina in a statement entitled "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". Governor Pat McCrory noted his own 'sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman'. But then we got this: "Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no...
  • Pro-Choice Mario Cuomo Was Still A Catholic Politician

    01/06/2015 4:16:33 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Time ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Christopher J. Hale
    People across the nation are mourning the death of Mario Cuomo, the passionate Italian-American Catholic who served as the governor of New York from 1983-1994. Cuomo’s political career was deeply formed by his Catholic faith. During his famous 1984 speech at the University of Notre Dame, he said as much: “The Catholic Church is my spiritual home. My heart is there, and my hope.” But Cuomo’s relationship with the Church in the United States, particularly its bishops, was at times strained, especially over the issue of legalized abortion. At Notre Dame and elsewhere, Cuomo maintained that -SNIP-
  • What Mario Cuomo got wrong on abortion

    01/06/2015 3:30:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 44 replies
    The Week ^ | January 5, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    Mario Cuomo was never the presidential candidate Democrats dreamed of. But the three-term New York governor was long an eloquent spokesman for American liberalism. "You campaign in poetry," he memorably told The New Republic. "You govern in prose." And you can be wrong in both. In 1984, the same year gave Cuomo gave a stirring keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, he delivered a speech at Notre Dame University in which he attempted to reconcile his Catholic faith with his support for legal — indeed, taxpayer-funded — abortion. The essence of Cuomo's argument was that abortion rights and religious...
  • Mario Cuomo: The Rhetoric and the Record

    01/06/2015 7:28:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to two speeches Cuomo delivered in 1984, one at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco where Walter Mondale was nominated for president, and the other at the University of Notre Dame where Cuomo spoke about abortion and the "proper" role of religion in politics. The thing about progressivism is that it resembles floor wax --...
  • Ronald Reagan .vs. Mario Cuomo: Remembering How Futures Are Built

    01/06/2015 7:18:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-6-2015 | MOTUS
    Mario Cuomo will be laid to rest today. Odd. The son of a legal Italian immigrant somehow managed on his own to get an education, grow rich and become governor of the nation’s largest state – and  pass his legacy on to his progeny  - butt he wants the government to do for the next generations what he and his family did for themselves? I learned about our kind of democracy from my father. And I learned about our obligation to each other from him and from my mother. They asked only for a chance to work and to make...
  • If Hillary Clinton wins in 2016, who will dare use ‘old woman’ as an insult?

    01/03/2015 7:10:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | January 2, 2015 | Jonathan Freedland
    Making it to the White House will shift prejudices not only in America, but far beyond. Hillary Clinton was on my mind even before word came of the death of Mario Cuomo. The former governor of New York will be remembered by those who have long forgotten, or never knew, his record running that state chiefly for his oratory and his knack for an enduring phrase. Eight minutes spent on YouTube watching his 1984 rebuttal of Ronald Reagan’s depiction of the US as a “shining city on a hill” will not be wasted. It was Cuomo who memorably told us:...
  • R.I.P Mario Cuomo: The Elizabeth Warren of the 1980s Dies

    01/02/2015 6:05:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2014 | John Fund
    The death of Mario Cuomo today at age 82 marks the final end for one of the great “what if” figures in American politics. Today, the Left’s standard bearer is Elizabeth Warren, a senator from Massachusetts who was first elected to office only two years ago. Back in the 1980s, the liberal heartthrob was Mario Cuomo. The governor of New York from 1983 to 1995, Cuomo was long considered the great hope of the Left, especially after his riveting keynote speech to the 1984 Democratic National Convention. In it he contrasted Ronald Reagan’s vision of America as a “shining city...
  • Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dead at 82

    Ever-eloquent Mario Cuomo, a son of Queens who rode his rhetorical gifts to three terms as New York governor and tantalized Democrats by flirting with a run for President, died Thursday, two sources close to the family said. He was 82. Cuomo passed away six hours after his oldest son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was formally sworn-in to a second term in Manhattan. The elder Cuomo was too ill with a serious heart condition to attend.
  • BREAKING: Former Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

    01/01/2015 4:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Time Warner Cable News ^ | January 1, 2015
    NY1 has learned that former Governor Mario Cuomo has died at the age of 82. This comes just hours after Andrew Cuomo was publicly inaugurated for his second term as the 56th governor of New York. Governor Cuomo said in his speech at One World Trade Center that his father was unable to attend because he was too ill. He also said he and his family had spent New Year's eve with the senior Cuomo. Governor Cuomo had also changed his initial plans for his swearing in ceremony to take place in Manhattan as opposed to Albany.
  • Ex-New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, 82, hospitalized

    11/29/2014 9:20:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 8:51 PM EST
    Officials say New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been hospitalized. The governor’s office says Saturday the elder Cuomo is being treated for a heart condition. A gubernatorial spokeswoman says the 82-year-old former three-term governor is in good spirits and is thankful for the best wishes and support he’s received. …
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • Mario Cuomo ends 41-year boycott of 'The Godfather'

    10/23/2013 10:40:02 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    NEW YORK, - Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo confirmed he has ended his decades-long boycott against "The Godfather" and watched the 1972 film. Cuomo, 81, long refused to watch Francis Ford Coppola's film due to his vocal opposition to stereotyping Italian-Americans as being involved in organized crime. But he said Sunday at the 2013 Forum Film Festival at the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at Fordham Law School in New York that he has finally watched the movie, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Cuomo admitted that "maybe this thing was a masterpiece." The former governor, speaking on...
  • Ed Koch vs. Barry Farber: Legendary Mayor’s First Victory Detailed in The Right Frequency

    02/14/2013 8:14:13 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    The Right Frequency Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died earlier this month, was a legendary political figure. Barry Farber was a legendary talk radio host in the Big Apple, whose voice dominated the powerful WOR throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The two larger-than-life figures would face off in 1977, when Koch was seeking his first term as mayor. Farber was interviewed in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas (History Publishing Co.). Below is an excerpt: *** Covering a quarter of WOR’s airtime was enough exposure...
  • 'Superman' Spitzer bedded three hookers in one day: book claim

    04/15/2010 7:02:49 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies · 1,082+ views
    NYP ^ | April 14, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Eliot Spitzer was once so voracious for sex that he ordered three different hookers for three separate visits - all in the span of a few hours in one day, an explosive new book claims. The passage from Peter Elkind's "Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer," describes how the Attorney General-turned-governor procured the women from his favored service, the Emperors Club VIP, using the alias "George Fox." Here's the passage from page 122: "On one occasion, George Fox had booked an appointment in the late morning at the Mark Hotel, on the Upper East Side, just five...
  • Ronald Reagan's great experiment, Barney Frank's other vices, Abraham Lincoln's mental health

    03/05/2009 2:41:21 PM PST · by WheresMyBailout · 2 replies · 708+ views
    Fortune ^ | October 23, 1989 | Daniel Seligman
    (FORTUNE Magazine) – As we tap out these words on our trusty 101-key enhanced keyboard, the Dow Jones industrial average is around 2700 and also looking enhanced. ... (FORTUNE Magazine) – Easily the most maddening political debate these days is the one about whether Congressman Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat, should resign on grounds of turpitude. ...
  • MSNBC: Cuomo's Call for Nuclear Freeze Among Greatest Convention-Speech Lines Ever

    08/26/2008 3:42:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies · 129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To these ears, it sounded like a sophomoric line by, well, a sophomore seeking to impress classmates and perhaps his fuzzy-headed teacher. But MSNBC has proclaimed Mario Cuomo's call for a nuclear freeze because "peace is better than war and life is better than death" one of the greatest convention-speech lines ever. In the run-up to this evening's keynote address by former VA Gov. Mark Warner and Hillary's much-anticipated speech, Hardball did a segment on some of the best Dem convention speeches of the past. Now, love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that the late Ann Richards'...
  • Obama’s Minnesota Speech Recycles Mario Cuomo Lines from 1984 - Video

    06/06/2008 8:48:13 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 134+ views
    You Tube ^ | 6/5/08
    The silver-tongued orator can't come up with an original thought for his victory speech, so he borrows from a speech he assumes we all forgot. And I guess Chris Matthews got all tingling anyway.
  • Mario Cuomo Wrong About War

    09/05/2007 10:14:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies · 282+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 9/05/07 | Jalexson
    The first war fought under the current Constitution was fought during the administration of John Adams on the strength of a naval appropriation after Congress voted against a declaration of war. It wasn't a very big war under today's standards, but the war with France was significant for the young republic. Cuomo claims he wants to reduce the power of the president, but his approach would substantially reduce the nation's flexibility in dealing with foreign threats. He believes the nation should take an all or nothing approach either a declaration of war with the associated restrictions on civil liberties or...
  • Chuck Schumer's Media

    08/02/2007 9:22:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 744+ views
    Townhall. ^ | August 1, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    Sen. Charles Schumer is a legendary pursuer of television cameras. But look at the way the national media are covering Schumer's heavy-breathing pursuit to make Attorney General Alberto Gonzales cry uncle and resign. It makes you wonder just how hard Schumer has to work to get press attention. The media appear Schumer-owned and operated. One interview really captures how the press acts more like a Democratic goon squad than nonpartisan observers of the national scene. On ABC's "Good Morning America," news anchor Christopher Cuomo, son of Mario Cuomo, asked this pushy question on July 27: "Is Alberto Gonzales out of...
  • Mario Cuomo Urges Newt Gingrich to Run in 2008

    03/02/2007 10:02:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 747+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 2, 2007
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a possible candidate for the White House in 2008, is drawing support from an unlikely source – liberal former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. Speaking at a political gathering at Cooper Union in New York, Cuomo turned to Gingrich and said: "If I can pause and be erratically independent of my text, I think you would make a great candidate for president on the Republican side. I really do.” Nevertheless, the two disagreed on virtually everything that was discussed at the gathering, including North Korea, Iran, Iraq, health care and Social Security. Gingrich, architect of...