Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Political Sleight of Hand Yields Senate Coalition - NYPOST.com

    Nothing galls the true believers more than the notion that party labels don't mean that much anymore....such it is in Albany where the GOP has teamed up with the five member Independent Democratic Caucus to run the Senate after January 1st.
    It may seem a loss for the left, but the deal will allow so called "progressive" issues to come to the floor for a vote...Things like minimum wage hikes  and campaign finance reform.
     It's just the Senate will not be run by NYC Democrats who botched the job three years ago.  
      Earlier I referred to Sen. Dean Skelos as the Mark Sanchez of Albany....Still true as he is the starting QB only as long as there are no setbacks....then the fans will abandon him quickly.
      Democrats have called the coalition a "coup".  Middle Class Mike calls it heresy and thinks the Governor is a Pontious Pilate-like figure for not doing something to stop it.
Albany pols confirm agreement to team up - NYPOST.com

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a huge step in the correct direction. The possibility of a government that is truly run for the interest of people and not for a political party.

Anonymous said...

Amen Anon 4:28 Amen

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

“Gov. Cuomo Plays Pontius Pilate in Albany, NY”

Gov. Cuomo has washed his hands of the internal affairs of the Senate, unless of course it descends into chaos, and then the egg will need to be scrapped off his face big time. Clearly Andrew Cuomo likes the window dressing that Sen. Klein is putting on this backroom deal, saying a hike in the minimum wage will result from ‘Coalition rule; which Cuomo could have accomplished without the madness of a ‘Coalition’ government. Governor Cuomo evidently doesn’t think much of Democrats ability to govern effectively in the Senate and we know Majority Leader Dean Skelos is a model of how the NY Senate should be run. And this Country operates with a two Party system and isn't a Parliamentary form of Government unless I missed something; no insult intended to the minor parties here.

Well Governor Cuomo while your reaching to dry your hands let me clue you in on something, the idea that the IDC and Skelos are going to play nice is pure fantasy and the train will come off the rails within 90 days. This will occur as soon as enlightened self interest starts to focus on individual power and the next election. In a Political sense when the knife is thrust between your shoulder blades, don’t look for anyone to cushion your fall to the marble floor, who considers him or herself a true blue Democrat in NYS. If this deal moves along to fruition your chances of being President are about zero.
Stop, look, and listen Gov. Cuomo, just like the Republican right didn’t think the public would catch up to how little the Republican Party cared about their own voters, the day is coming when Democrats in this State are going to stand up and say he washed his hands of the Democratic Party. Now let’s return the favor in 2016 when Hillary Clinton runs for President and we’ll wash our hands of him. You still can rethink this insanely disloyal move, but time is running out if you help to blow our chances to get a majority in the State Senate; which by the way Sir we’ve earned through the ballot box.

Mike Flynn ‘Middle Class Mike’

Anonymous said...

The bible never mentions...if Pontious Pilate had acted to save Jesus, would he be crucifying his own future political career? If not then the Cuomo situation is night and day from the biblical analogy that Mikey is grasping at. Plus god forgave for killing Jesus but he will not forgive what the democrats want to do.

Anonymous said...

insanely disloyal move
earned through the ballot box

Mickey sir, the words you speak are examples of what is wrong with governing in this country, to you it is all political. Campaigns are for politics leave the politics at the door after the election is over.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

ANON 9:01

Sure leave the politics at the door and ignore the fact that your elected officials have denied the voters the Democratic majority that is the natural consequence of what they voted for as a result of an Election. I'm sure if the Republicans sitting in Congress were denied the Republican Majority they earned, and then Majority Speaker Boehner was denied his right to lead the Congress, because of some renegade Republicans who had formed an 'Independent Republican Committee' called IRC, that was then going to work with the Democrats and give them a majority for bipartisan reasons, that you and your Tea Party friends would be happy about it. You're statement lacks any credibility as does Anon 4:28's statement, even the IDC and Klein admitted this was a Coup, pure and simple, i.e., according to them a 'Coup' for the best of reasons. (SIC) It is in every way a Coup that negates the wishes of Democratic voters in NYS.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike"

Anonymous said...

4:28 and 9:01 are both my post Mikey and I am not a tea partier and once again people go to the polls to elect a person they don't vote for "majority party".

Let me know how long it is before your friend Owens or some other influential Democratic Party person taps you on the shoulder and says to "shut up" and quit trashing Cuomo. If you are connected as you claim, you'll be shut down soon.

Anonymous said...

This election in NYS senate was just STOLEN !!!! The Republican party has just destroyed any semblance of a democracy in this state . not only is this SHAMEFUL but it is the very kind of behavior our forefathers abhorred and was the reason for the founding of this nation .

These individuals should be subject to voter enmity and the matter should be taken to the supreme court if necessary . The voters chose on NOV 6 and these MISCREANTS violated the TRUST of THOSE who VOTED .

This behavior MUST stop and the SENATE should censure anyone connected to this abhorrent behavior and disbar them from the office .We WILL NOT FORGET THIS and the GOVERNOR who obviously ENCOURAGED this action to FURTHER his own ambitions ,,,, SHAMEFUL

Anonymous said...

Mikey you are crying over nothing. They are still going to give you all the free$tuff they would have. It will just be on their terms.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike' said...

Laugh or you're bound to cry:

Gov. Cuomo as Reported by Capitol Tonight “I don’t know, I don’t know,” Cuomo said. ”Obviously I want what the people of the state want which is a government body that operates — that is conducts itself professionally. We’ve seen the alternative and it was terrible. Does this accomplish that. I don’t know. I don’t know if anybody knows. I don’t know if they know. I get the concept, but I don’t know who it actually works in practice.”

And if the good governor doesn't know, who in the (Expletive Deleted) does know? I beginning to think even Jef Graham doesn't know.
I know and agree with Spitzer, "The whole thing will lead to chaos." That's what I know.

Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike"

Anonymous said...

mike for once i agree with you . If Cuomo sold his soul and hitched his wagon to this train wreck of senate deal his fate is sealed . And furthermore IF HE DOESN'T KNOW , what is he doing masquerading as a chief executive . His lack of backbone on this issue has now been EXPOSED for all to see. Not the stuff of leadership JUST another crass , shallow ,mean spirited individual who would have been better off as an Opera singer with his ME,Me Me. Mantra .

People YOUR vote was just , you as voters DO NOT COUNT . Ask the gov!! he MAY even deign to answer you from his lofty perch