Poor Senator John Sampson...not only did he wreck his state owned car this year, but he doesn't quite get why the Democrats don't get to organize the Senate.
At a rally organized in part by Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the minority leader said he would step aside if Dems would unite and use their electoral majority to organize the upper house in Albany.
The key word in the preceding paragraph Senator is "Sharpton". Nobody wants half the Legislature to be a province of the Reverand and his posse from MSNBC who are leading the media charge to block the coalition of Republicans and independent Dems who are now in charge. Governor Cuomo sees that and that is why he quietly backed the coalition deal cut by Senators Jeffrey Klein and Dean Skelos.
Some black senators say the coalition is a bid by the Governor to make the state's Democratic party a "white-led" party.
Senator Sampson has been to the North Country, so he has seen our way of life...but as an attorney he also represented rapper Lil Kim. Politically, I think his view is limited by the NYC clubhouse politics he has thrived in.
Racial politics have been rubbed raw by this affair, and its the type of politics Rev. Sharpton excels at. He has pledged protests at the offices of the three IDC members from the City of New York. One of the three, Senator Malcolm Smith is black.
Sampson Says He’ll Step Down If Dems Unite In Senate (Updated)