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CUOMO IS NO HERO
Powerline ^ | March 27,2020 | BY JOHN HINDERAKER

Posted on 03/28/2020 5:50:34 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Cuomo this week again bragged about his state’s open arms, which resulted in New York’s current crisis. The reason New York now has so many more cases of coronavirus, even more than California, is “because we welcome people from across the globe,” he said on March 25. “We have people coming here, we have people who came here from China, who came here from Italy, who came here from all across the globe.”

Nice going, Governor! Open borders take priority over everything, including your own constituents’ lives.

New York’s hospitals are overburdened and experiencing problems, but this is not a recent development:

A public policy researcher in 2015 detailed long waits in New York City emergency rooms. The head of the emergency department for the Mount Sinai hospital system quit in 2018 after less than a year on the

And the outcry about ventilators? State officials were informed several years ago that the stockpile of ventilators was woefully inadequate to handle a severe pandemic. But instead of preparing for a looming crisis and buying 16,000 ventilators, the state’s health commissioner formed a task force to develop a system to ration the life-saving equipment. The task force “came up with rules that will be imposed when ventilators run short,” the New York Post reported last week.

Now, of course, the same incompetent reporters who are swooning over Cuomo blame President Trump for longstanding problems in New York’s hospital system.

In a sane world, the idea that the governor of the state with by far the worst coronavirus record would be singled out for praise by reporters would be unthinkable. But of course, we do not live in a sane world–not a sane media world, anyway.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
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1 posted on 03/28/2020 5:50:34 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Lying selfish pos


2 posted on 03/28/2020 5:52:45 AM PDT by DOC44
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To: Hojczyk

Why is a state of 19.43 million with a very rich tax base totally incapable of managing it public health care infrastructure?

Why is the Federal Government having to rush in and rescue the State of Ny from it own incompetence in managing it own infrastructure?

Why did Cuomo close 16 hospitals in NY City alone to “save money”?

What was Cuomo spending money on instead of the NY State health care system?


3 posted on 03/28/2020 5:53:24 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Hojczyk

Who said he was?


4 posted on 03/28/2020 5:55:12 AM PDT by sport
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To: Hojczyk

To be fair, Cuomo is the governor of the state which has NYC, governed by Mayor DeBlasio. The combination of a perverse mayor and an extremely dense population distribution would have made containing the virus in NYC extremely difficult.

But Cuomo could have done a better job. He spends a lot of time complaining about Trump while he imports illegals and ignores public health. He preens for literally hours daily on the FOX provided platform, providing some local crisis information, but spending much more time wandering about spouting self-aggrandizing observations and platitudes. DNC floor fight warmup?


5 posted on 03/28/2020 5:55:23 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: MNJohnnie

Well, in all honesty, I am going to bet that no one saw this coming 1 year ago.


6 posted on 03/28/2020 5:56:06 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Hojczyk

No hero ever tries to push blame onto someone else.

Real heroes are the quickest to step up and take personal responsibility.

Those are the people I admire most.


7 posted on 03/28/2020 5:57:32 AM PDT by jazminerose (Why do democrats hate black people?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“He spends a lot of time complaining about Trump while he imports illegals and ignores public health.”

Illegals are a public health issue. They bring disease into the country which had been virtually eliminated - measles, tuberculosis, smallpox, mumps, etc.

https://cis.org/Arthur/Infectious-Diseases-Making-Border-Crisis-Worse


8 posted on 03/28/2020 5:59:18 AM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on i)
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To: Soul of the South

Of course illegals are a public health issue. I thought I implied that.


9 posted on 03/28/2020 6:05:28 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hojczyk

The proggies were hoping to turn this respiratory infection into Trump’s Katrina. However; President Donald Trump isn’t like simpering Dubya and taking the shots. He’s fighting!


10 posted on 03/28/2020 6:05:42 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: Morpheus2009

That is precisely why we prepare for emergencies. Because generally we can’t see them coming.

The point here is that New York acted as if it expected emergencies to never happen.


11 posted on 03/28/2020 6:08:19 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: MNJohnnie

He said he needs the ventilators before he found the ventilators.
The media is presently erecting an idol in CUOMO having placed a sexual harassment idea on ol joe at the request of the DNC.
arrogant, corrupt incompetent, egotistical, self centered, self aggrandizing, POS is a shining star in the media and a staunch baby killer.
Deblasio is known as “the dope from park slope” aptly named


12 posted on 03/28/2020 6:09:14 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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New York State is sitting on Billion$ of dollars worth of natural gas. Yet, Cuomo has outlawed drilling. Now complains about medical equipment shortages and wants us to bail him out.


13 posted on 03/28/2020 6:09:57 AM PDT by donozark (Sam Walton: It was paper when we started, and it's paper afterward.)
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To: sport
Who said he was?

At least one FReeper has praised him for his leadership, and promised not to vote for Trump. Another is expecting Trump to lose in a landslide.

The Never-Trump virus is once again spreading at Free Republic, though it is nowhere close to what it was in 2016. In a few months, who knows?

14 posted on 03/28/2020 6:11:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never let a crisis go to waste...you can do things you thought you could not do before.)
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To: MNJohnnie

demonKKKrats run the once-beautiful state, and it’s become a political sewer. Back in the early 70s, after college, I worked in Buffalo (for the BSA) and lived in Niagara Falls, where the GOP still had a foothold. I left after 2yrs and moved to Miami (with a promotion from the BSA). That place was rapidly becoming a sewer, too, with all the coke, crime etc and non-English-speaking people moving there from Central and South America.


15 posted on 03/28/2020 6:12:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Hojczyk

Andy the Ventilator becomes less “impressive” with each passing day of the crisis, and as his outright incompetence and ineptitude as an executive becomes obvious. Slow Joe is about to be taken out of the game, but the RATs again are scrambling in the bullpen. I think Gavin GRUEsom will be the next RAT to start warming up!


16 posted on 03/28/2020 6:19:35 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Morpheus2009

There suppose to contingency plan. As usual the Fake Media, the Douchebag Party are blaming the Feds for what the States failed to do.

NY State was warned they had a ventilator shortage and did nothing. NOW they, and the lying scum in the Fake News, want to blame the Fed for NY State’s incompetence


17 posted on 03/28/2020 6:21:34 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Fresh Wind

Thank you. I was not aware of that particular event. I am fully aware of Never Trumpers though. They are like weeds in a garden and must be pulled up by the roots when they appear. If left unchecked, they will take over the garden.


18 posted on 03/28/2020 6:28:39 AM PDT by sport
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Reporters don't even know what functions are the responsibility of local, state, and federal governments. The federal government is obligated to a handful. A central government cannot do thousands of things. Heck, it can't even explain who killed an inmate, inside his cell, with 24/7 camera monitors, and a hundred guards watching?

Delegated (sometimes called enumerated or expressed) powers are specifically granted to the federal government in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. This includes the power to coin money, to regulate commerce, to declare war, to raise and maintain armed forces, and to establish a Post Office.

Nowhere does it mention hospital procurement of supplies?

19 posted on 03/28/2020 6:31:13 AM PDT by blackdog (Making wine cave appearances upon request.)
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The press briefing from Wednesday Cuomo is sitting in front medical supplies as a back-drop, someone should have been aware they are needed for the hospitals to be prepared, the reporters standing there in front of him should have asked something.


20 posted on 03/28/2020 6:32:13 AM PDT by Son House
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