Political theatre

Legislation has been introduced to limit the SAFE Act to New York City:

The bill A-6140/S-879C is going nowhere.

First and foremost, it would require Governor Cuomo to sign it thereby admitting he was wrong. That is never going to happen especially considering he still has delusions of running for President in 2020.

Second, the Republicans are treating guns as a partisan, ideological issue, not a civil right. With Republicans and Conservatives making up ~25% of registered voters, and Democrats making up roughly 53%, they cannot pass legislation without buy-in from the Democrats. They do not have that.

6 Responses to “Political theatre”

  1. Em Says:

    Well, although it is really kabuki theater and everybody knows it, it is also a signal that we have not yet been completely kicked to the curb by the entire republican party. Hopefully they will hold the line moving forward as long as they can (and that is shaky).

  2. admin Says:

    The problem with them doing it this way is that Democrats, including the pro-gun ones, will not support anything they perceive as only benefiting Republicans. If they can’t get credit for it from the voters they won’t do it. That is also why we don’t have fracking in this state.

  3. Steve Says:

    I don’t see the point regardless. Cuomo won’t sign it. However, he is going to have to try and do his BS talks of the upstate and downstate divide.

  4. admin Says:

    The point is the Republicans are trying to justify their existence. They have nothing else going for them. What does the GOP stand for in NY?

  5. Em Says:

    You are right Jacob. Desperation. They stand for absolutely nothing, and have been in that place since the disasterous Bloomberg deal that started their free fall. Martins was the epitome of that. At one point, he said he is “non-idealogical”. His legacy? Unsafe….. and a pain med policy that has made Drs afraid to prescribe pain meds for fear of prosecution. So you can sit there in agony if G-d forbid that is the case. The fucking genius is still looking for a “position”. LOL.

  6. admin Says:

    No, it started with Pataki who essentially blocked the next generation of younger, up and coming politicos because he did not want to share the limelight.

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