A day after recommending New Yorkers put Democrats in complete charge of the State of New York; they’re today recommending that New Yorkers keep Republicans in power in the House.
So let me get this right. They think Eliot Spitzer and crew would be great for running New York’s financial affairs but they think Democrats would be bad for the country because what they would do if in charge, which is roll back the tax cuts.
One thing I have noticed through this election is the difference in opinion when it comes to corruption in both parties.
With Republicans the few rotten Republicans have created the view that the whole tree is diseased and need to be chopped down to its stump so there is nothing left.
When it comes to corrupt Democrats like Hevesi and McLaughlin, the problem is not the Democrat Party in New York but that these two are just a couple of rotten apples.
Even better, unlike the Republicans who everyone wants to see run out of office, with these two rotten apples the Democrat Party doesn’t want you to throw them away. Instead people like Spitzer want you to just ignore and cut away the bad parts and save the rest by voting them in. This way Spitzer and his buddies can take what’s left and make apple pie.
As an open-minded observer, you have to love the double standard.
I didn’t mention it last week but I should have. Though everyone has heard by now, last week the New York Times endorsed Chris Callaghan for Comptroller. Though I’m sure there were and still is a bunch of New York Times staff threatening a riot, the paper went ahead and did the right thing.
New York Liberals shouldn’t feel betrayed. Subjective papers like the NY Times need to seize as many opportunities as possible to show they can be objective and endorsing Callaghan over the corrupt Hevesi is as good as they come. Their endorsement is not like the knife in the back by the New York Post who endorsed Spitzer because Faso can’t win.
The New York Post for years has been the place regular Republicans could go to get the only dose of conservatism possible in this city. People like my dad, a blue-collar worker his whole life, is not Wall St. Journal material and thus has relied on the Post to show up on his doorstep everyday to give him the only Republican opinions available.
The Post though after spending countless issues on convincing people like my dad that they’re not like the Daily News and Newsday with their liberal propaganda, have done the unthinkable. The New York Post has endorsed Eliot Spitzer and Hillary Clinton. While Republicans were sleeping and their gates were locked, the New York Post snuck into their homes and invaded them with ideas that make people like my dad sick to his stomach.
To make matters worse the Post’s reasons for endorsement is based on the idea that with Hillary “there really isn’t much of a choice” and with Faso that “he can’t” win. Whether true or not their still is such a thing as pride. The Post didn’t have to endorse Spencer but they also didn’t need to endorse Hillary. The Post could have abstained and said neither is worth having making an even bigger statement.
By endorsing Faso, which they would have if he could win, the Post would have made a statement that having the whole state run by Democrats, with no devils advocate, would be no better then having Republicans run all of Washington.
The Post instead chose to unleash their troops and burn the city of New York blue-collar Republicans down. Now that they have played their cards they can turn into the Daily News and Newsday that they always wished they could be.
Last week when Eliot Spitzer pulled his endorsement of Hevesi he said he still wouldn’t vote for Chirs Callaghan because he felt he was “unqualified”.
Wasn’t Callaghan the one who uncovered Hevesi’s crimes and theft from the taxpayers? It seems the guy Spitzer thinks is “unqualified” did a better job auditing Hevesi then any Democrat, including King Spitzer.
Eliot Spitzer has finally pulled his endorsement of Alan Hevesi. However he still wants New Yorkers to vote for him. What Eliot is saying is don’t vote for Hevesi on election day but vote Democrat this way after the election me and my Democrat buddies can pick a Comptroller for you.
Do New Yorkers really want to trust Spitzer in picking a new Comptroller? Would the Republican candidate Chris Callaghan be that bad for the state? Considering the corruption that has run rampant under Spitzer in the Democrat Party with the recent crimes of Hevesi and don’t forget Brian McLaughlin, why should New Yorkers trust that Spitzer will chose someone that not only will not steal from the taxpayers but will do their job.
Considering that the job of the Comptroller is to review State contracts, having a Democrat in charge only increases the chances of fiscal irresponsibility since any problems he finds would mean having to call out a fellow Democrat. A Republican Comptroller would be a great devils advocate for the people keeping the Democrat run State honest.
Spitzer doesn’t want a devils advocate but instead someone who will play ball and allow Democrats to continue to do whatever they want. Allowing him to cherry pick his own person spits in the face of what the term “no taxation without representation” stands for and what thousands died for in the early days of our nation.
All hail King Spitzer!
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As of this morning Elliot Spitzer has still not called for the resignation of Alan Hevesi despite the states Ethic Commission finding that he violated state law.
In an article by the New York Sun this morning a Spitzer source tells the paper that Elliot has not called for his resignation in fear that doing so would hand the election of comptroller over to Hevesi’s Republican challenger Chris Callaghan.
New Yorkers should be disappointed that Elliot Spitzer so far has decided to choose party loyalty over doing the right thing for the people he plans on representing. Everyday that Spitzer chooses to not go after Hevesi is another day that New Yorkers must now question how can he follow through on his pledge to reform the state when the state is represented by the same Democrats he’s looking to protect.
Any New Yorker upset over President Bush’s blind defense of Donald Rumsfeld should not sing a different tune when it comes to Spitzer and Hevesi. Though the Hevesi problem doesn’t involve a war it does show that party politics is not only restricted to Republicans.
Spitzer has been given a chance to prove to New Yorkers that he wants to reform Albany and that it won’t be New York Democrat power politics as usual. So far he’s failing.
Crain’s New York Business is polling readers on whether or not Hevesi should resign:
“A majority — 66% — of over 400 people who have responded to the poll so far think the comptroller should lose his job, saying he broke the law and should be punished.”
With Alan Hevesi’s political world crumbling around him I wonder why the New York media has not asked Eliot Spitzer if he still thinks Hevesi is “stupendous”?
Remember it was during Spitzer’s debate with John Faso that Spitzer claimed Hevesi was a “stupendous individual” and has “done a stupendous job as comptroller”.
It must be nice to be Eliot Spitzer and continue to get free passes by the media. The writers of the Federalist Papers must be rolling over in their graves.