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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Omnipotent Obama

New York State is a fiscal train wreck and Governor Paterson's approval ratings for his job performance reflect the state of affairs of our government.

Given the mess NYS is in, Obama has sent a strong signal he will protect Governor Patterson. A clear message was delivered to Congressman Israel, don't get in the way.

Read: Israel won't primary... or Steve Israel stands down or Israel Not Running

Patterson bungled the Gillibrand appointment and now Obama is out to protect him. Paterson's poll numbers took a sharp downturn after the appointment of Gillibrand and a primary for Gillibrand will only result in more blood shed in his poll numbers. This is the second time Obama has inserted himself into New York politics and you have to wonder how Obama will insert himself into the Governor's race and what message is in store for Andy Cuomo.

What choices do New Yorkers have, Republican or Democrat? We only get Obama choices?

Of course the strategy is simple a bad Democat is a better Democrat choice than any Republican.

Let's hope the people of New York State are smarter.

4 comments:

John Warren said...

"Obama has sent a strong signal he will protect Governor Patterson"

Oh.. please explain that...

hermit thrush said...

Obama has sent a strong signal he will protect Governor Patterson.

Patterson bungled the Gillibrand appointment and now Obama is out to protect him.

i'm with john -- huh? upon reading the post, there was one word that really popped into my mind: schumer. and upon clicking through the links piv provided, there was no mention at all of some kind of obama-paterson connection, but there was this:

A source familiar with how this went down says Schumer was "very involved" in the negotiations and asked the president to get involved.

gillibrand was the preferred senate pick of both schumer and clinton; and we know schumer lobbied rather hard for her. and he's taken her under his wing since she got the appointment. i think schumer's your man, not paterson.

Anonymous said...

"Of course the strategy is simple a bad Democrat is a better Democrat choice than any Republican."

R U kidding me. Anyone is better than a Republican. Who wants policies of 'no reproductive choice', 'people who think that gay Americans are less then equal', 'who believe that global warming is caused by the sun getting warmer', 'that burning coal is harmless', 'that uncontrolled spending is only good overseas, where there's no accurate accounting', 'and rich people shouldn't pay any taxes, ever'. Yea, that blind, black guy is no good (give me a break) PIV

Anonymous said...

Gillabrand has proven to be the correct choice. She is prepared to stay with Sen. Schumer shadow and do as directed.

You couldn't be more correct in your statement that "...a bad Democat is a better Democrat choice than any Republican."

PIV, are you starting to see the light?

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