The era of people named Cuomo running the great state of New York into the ditch must come to an end. We need an honest, experienced, decent man as the next governor and the Republicans have selected such a person as the nominee, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive.
He is the stereotypical conservative, Republican who wants to cut spending and lower taxes. He has a proven track record. More importantly, what makes him more unusual, especially in the liberal northeast, is that he is unabashedly pro-life and pro-marriage (I don’t want to call it traditional marriage anymore since so-called same-sex marriage is not marriage).
Why is this important? Governor Andrew Cuomo spearheaded the legislation that changed the definition of marriage in New York so that two men or two women could get the state’s blessing on their union. He made this a priority even while the economy was in turmoil. He showed his true colors, which unfortunately endeared him to wealthy Republicans who shared the same “values”.
In terms of abortion, Cuomo is a radical on the order of President Obama. He is running not just as a Democrat but also as a women’s “rights” champion on the Women’s Equality Party line. In fact, he has been proposing a women’s “equality” bill that would promote abortion even more. He stars in a commercial for the women’s party (which does not represent thinking females like me) where his live-in honey talks about “choice” (aka killing babies) and his three daughters repeat liberal, feminist nonsense including women having an income disparity with men. A known lie.
Do we want to get the state back on track or do we want to continue to be a forum for radical liberal experiments?
Why does Cuomo want to please the pro-abortion and pro-homosexual rights crowd? I believe he accepts their agenda and they are generous donors. Remember his comment about pro-lifers (which would include practicing Catholics by definition) needing to leave the state? Wouldn’t it make more sense for decent people to send this career politician packing?
I am not even getting to the corruption of Albany and the scandal involving the Moreland Commission. Cuomo may be indicted during his second term if re-elected.
Astorino would provide a fresh start. What does he stand for? This man, who is also on the Conservative Party and StopCommonCore Party lines due to his good positions on the issues, wants to reform the state’s economy so it is conducive to job growth. Despite what Obama and Cuomo say, there has been no recovery unless one is already very, very rich. The working class and the middle class continue to suffer. The answer is not high taxes and reckless spending and excessive regulations. Astorino favors old-fashioned pro-growth policies. Get the government out of our lives and let the people prosper!
Astorino also opposes Common Core, which is an educational disaster that impedes proper education of our youth, which should be handled locally. We do not need the federal government to pressure the states into a uniform program for all children everywhere. This is especially true where Common Core makes learning harder for kids.
Another key plank of the Astorino program is to restore ethics to a corrupt state bureaucracy, including by his advocating for much-needed term limits. He wants to take on both Democratic and Republican corruption. The Republicans are not supporting him as they should so he is not beholden to them. Maybe their abandonment will turn out to be a good thing if the people of the state of New York decide they want real change.
On November 4, we need to end the reign of King Andrew and elect a man who can bring positive change to our beloved state.