Text book example of a political stunt

Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, who is running for the open SD-37 seat in April’s special election, organized a protest outside Westchester GOP HQ in an attempt to intimidate the opposition.

I would have gone out there with a plate full of sno balls to hand out to all the snowflakes.

Republicans need to recognize fake astroturf stunts like this and counter-attack when confronted by them. The surest way to do that is make it clear you do not take the protestors or their issue seriously and laugh at them. Nothing upsets antigunners and “progressives” than being laughed at.

Didn’t learn from Bloomberg

The Hill reports:

“… In an email to half a dozen Republican leaders on Saturday, Florida-based real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. decried the rash of mass shootings that has roiled the U.S. for years, and demanded that GOP politicians take action. “I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons,” Hoffman wrote in the email, according to the Times. “Enough is enough!” …”

So what?  He raised money for the loser presidential campaigns of John McCain, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.  It’s not like he’s been very helpful to the Party.

Plus, Mayor Bloomberg has been trying this tactic for years.  He’s thrown tens of millions of dollars around and what has it got him?  Not much.  Money is great, but gun control has been proven to be such a turn off at the ballot box that it cannot make up for the number of lost votes that come from pushing it.  Hoffman is basically demanding the Republicans lose seats to push an unpopular agenda.

Cuomo did something

Governor Cuomo trying to score cheap political points after the Florida school shooting:

Cuomo is upset because Senator Gillibrand has more presidential buzz around her than he does.

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Cuomo doesn’t care

The pistol license recertification deadline was yesterday and it’s obvious most people have not complied.

The Lockport Journal reports that Governor Cuomo doesn’t care:

“… Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and local legislators say they’re disappointed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t heed their calls to delay the deadline. “I’m very disappointed,” Jastrzemski said … “We called for the extension and the extension was not listened to, and the law remains as it is. And the governor is going to have to deal with the consequences from not extending it,” state Sen. Rob Ortt said in a statement Wednesday …”

Actually, license holders are the ones who have to deal with consequences, not Cuomo.  The Republicans can’t even put up a creditable challenger to him.

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If Republicans are serious then they should do this

The deadline for pistol license recertification is this Wednesday.  All indications point to a major clusterfuck with somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000 to 1 million license holders not complying for one reason or another.

Some Republican legislators have sent out glowing press releases about how they’ve introduced legislation to extend the deadline.

It’s nothing but cheap, political theater.

First, look at the bills.  The Senate bill S-7343 extends the deadline through March.  The Assembly bill A-9086 introduced a couple weeks later extends it through January 2019.  Legislators are clearly not on the same page.

Second, and this is the most important, is that neither sponsors have made even the slightest effort to advance their bills.  With so little time remaining Republicans have one option left, make a Motion to Discharge to move their bills out of committee and to the floor.

In years past, Senate Democrats would try this to advance antigun bills and the Motions were always defeated along party lines.  I cannot recall Assembly Republicans ever doing it for pro-gun bills.  If they did now I would expect the same result, but it would at least highlight the issue.  As for the Senate, this would require Republican Senators going against their own “leadership” who voted for SAFE in the first place.  That is something they would never do.

Thus is exposed the fraud Republicans are trying to put over on the public.  They have no desire to stand up for gun rights.  They’re just hoping for some good press to quiet down angry constituents and hopefully get them through their next elections.

Cuomo’s not the greatest

The Los Angeles Times reports:

“Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, endorsed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for governor on Friday citing his championing of gun control efforts … “We know that the clearest most sensible voice on this issue and by far the greatest leader on this issue is Gavin Newsom,” Kelly said Friday to a crowd of Democratic party delegates and Newsom campaign volunteers …”

Wow!  What an honor!  Newsom must have done something really special to receive that endorsement.

“… Newsom was the force behind 2016’s Proposition 63, which outlaws the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for people buying bullets, makes it a crime not to report lost or stolen guns and provides a process for taking guns from people convicted of a felony …”

HAHAHAHA!!

Governor Cuomo did all that years before with his phony SAFE Act.  Why didn’t they anoint him as “greatest leader”?  He wanted that title so bad.  That is why he pushed through SAFE.  He wanted to be the first and bestest and become the national leader of the gun control movement thinking it would help him with a presidential bid down the road.

What Cuomo got is a permanent animosity of most everyone north of I-84, a country clearly moving in the direction of gun rights, and now he’s lost the gun control crown.  HA!  FUAC!

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