Andrew Cuomo understands partisanship as well as anyone. As his father's political enforcer...as a cabinet secretary...and as a candidate for statewide office.
Nonetheless he deserves the benefit of the doubt in his stated desire to move past blind partisanship....When Mr. Cuomo acts puzzled over why parties vote in lockstep..well he knows why it is that way.
Essentially, to prosper personally or legislatively you have to play by the rules....and the rules require adherence to leadership of the party...You try to make your impact through those channels.
That's why 32 Democratic Senators voted in favor of every budget bill and 30 GOP Senators voted against it. Once they had made their pitch to get a favorite program included...assuming they were satiated to the extent possible, they owed it to leadership to vote in lockstep.
That's governing....No need to be amazed at it.
Cuomo Decries Albany’s Intense Partisanship