Weekly Wrap-Up

As we’ve shared this week, Andrew Cuomo’s defense against accusations of corruption shows as much about his shady character as any actual misdeeds.  

The New York Post said it best: “Stonewall, repress, rationalize, deflect, lash out: These are the defenses of someone who knows he has a huge corruption problem — but refuses to fix it.”

Philosopher David Hume once wrote, “The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst” – and that’s a quote that comes to mind when I think of corruption in our great state.  There are many other familiar sayings and proverbs along these lines, such as “The fish rots from the head” or “Actions speak louder than words.” I’ve compiled some of these thoughts for the first question in our new Weekly Poll – let me know which one you believe BEST describes corruption in the Cuomo Administration. 

Before Facebook comments and tweets, there were Letters to the Editor – still one of my favorite parts of the newspaper (which I still read the old-fashioned way!).  Here are some great reactions to Andrew Cuomo’s recent not-so-great remarks about America. 

What was your IMMEDIATE reaction to Andrew Cuomo’s “America was never that great” anti-Trump diatribe? That’s the second question in our new Weekly Poll.

As one letter writer points out, America has been pretty great to the Cuomo family.  Like no other country, America provides hope, opportunity, security and prosperity to all who are willing to work for it. 

So let me ask you this, as the third question in our new Weekly Poll: What would you say is the MAIN reason that America is in fact a great nation?  

As I’ve said many times, Socialism is one of the biggest threats to America’s greatness, and it’s alarming that such a destructive ideology has now taken over the Democratic Party. 

In our most recent Weekly Poll I asked you what message you would want to send to New York’s resident Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  (Alas, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez does not seem particularly adept at receiving obvious messages.)

At any rate, one of the top vote-getters was “Stop trying to make America into the next Venezuela!” – showing just how much our blog readers understand the problem. 

Socialism isn’t working in Venezuela, and its turmoil is spreading to other countries. 
Millennials may love Socialism’s platitudes, but they would not be able to endure its realities

Let’s end this week’s Wrap-Up by looking at the reality of the Trump economy – talk about great! It continues to break records and build prosperity, and of course the news media continues to try to undermine this success and give all the credit to President Obama. 

And the Democrats’ dreams of halting this progress through impeachment continue. We’ll see what the news brings us next week – until then, have a great weekend!