Admitting it

An interesting admission from the Cuomo administration:

“… Cuomo administration officials strongly objected to the premise that the governor’s drop in upstate polls has anything to do with issues beyond gun control.  And the notion that he is focusing on left-leaning issues is driven by the media, they insist.  The Cuomo officials noted all polls showed a similar finding: His upstate numbers began going down in January after the gun bill’s passage.  “It’s all guns,” a Cuomo official said …”

This is the most blunt acknowledgement I’ve seen from his camp as to the political damage SAFE has done to Cuomo.  The next two questions from the media should be:

  1. Does this negative fallout hurt Cuomo’s rumored presidential aspirations?
  2. Did this negativity have anything do with the failure of the Senate to pass gun control?

“… One state lawmaker in a Republican region said constituents rarely had anything bad to say about Cuomo the first couple years.  They forgave him on the gay marriage issue, said the lawmaker, speaking on condition of anonymity.  But the gun control law unleashed negative feelings about Cuomo at every constituent event the lawmaker is attending these days.  And the complaints center around a feeling that Cuomo needs to return to what he said would be his administration’s focus: jobs, jobs, jobs …”

This is true.  Gay marriage just wasn’t that big of a deal to people regardless of their personal opinions on the issue.  Guns, however, are a big deal to an activist segment of the population that most certainly is not confined to upstate, something that the NYC media refuses to acknowledge in spite of the outrage the Journal News created with their map of pistol license holders and the resulting boycott which I understand cost the paper a third of their subscribers.

Probably the most insulting thing is that Cuomo absolutely, positively will not acknowledge guns for self-defense:

“… The SAFE Act is designed to keep military-style assault weapons that have the potential to cause the greatest harm out of our communities while still respecting New York’s long tradition of hunting and sport shooting …”

He is not helping himself saying things like this.

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18 thoughts on “Admitting it

  1. Maybe, maybe not, but it doesn’t matter. If he goes, we’ll just get another “progressive” commie. Too many downstate commies and they outnumber us in NY (and maybe the whole country – look who ended up in the White House, although he new enough to lie about his position on guns until he did not need another election). That is just the unfortunate reality.

  2. As far as gay marriage, don’t forget, thats what destroyed the 2nd amendmend in NY in the first place. How?? A couple of Repubs wanted to be “nice guys” and voted for gay marriage. Then they were primaried and managed to hang on. Then the geniuses in the NY Conservative Party cut off their noses to spite our collective face and ran conservatives against those Repubs. They split our vote AND WE LOST THE SENATE. THATS HOW THE COMMIES GOT THEIR “SAFE ACT”. I repect everybody’s beliefs, and I dont care whether my neighbors want to mumble over their beads, read the torah while bobbing up and down, or dance around their living room with 6 other naked guys just so long as I dont have to participate. Thats called freedom. Why can nobody seem to deal with that?

  3. The Cuomo gun laws are going to criminalize a few hundred thousand people in upstate; virtually no one is going to comply with the registration requirements, since they know once their guns are registered the next step is confiscation. The gun laws have nothing to do with crime or preventing tragedy, and the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. It appears Cuomo lives in a bubble where no one understands these things, which is likely why his numbers will continue to drop as we approach the registration deadline next year.

  4. The Cuomo gun laws are going to criminalize a few hundred thousand people in upstate; virtually no one is going to comply with the registration requirements, since they know once their guns are registered the next step is confiscation. The gun laws have nothing to do with crime or preventing tragedy, and the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. It appears Cuomo lives in a bubble where no one understands these things, which is likely why his numbers will continue to drop as we approach the registration deadline next year.

  5. The Cuomo gun laws are going to criminalize a few hundred thousand people in upstate; virtually no one is going to comply with the registration requirements, since they know once their guns are registered the next step is confiscation. The gun laws have nothing to do with crime or preventing tragedy, and the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. It appears Cuomo lives in a bubble where no one understands these things, which is likely why his numbers will continue to drop as we approach the registration deadline next year.

  6. its defiantly the guns, there is no question he will lose upstate big time next election and any hopes of advancing on a federal level are gone for him, he has committed political suicide. We really should have a group to protest at every upstate appearance he makes.

  7. its defiantly the guns, there is no question he will lose upstate big time next election and any hopes of advancing on a federal level are gone for him, he has committed political suicide. We really should have a group to protest at every upstate appearance he makes.

  8. cuomo’s decision to push the gun control agenda with emotions following the tragedy at Newtown instead of doing something constructive to help with school safety was self serving. He FAILED New York.

  9. cuomo’s decision to push the gun control agenda with emotions following the tragedy at Newtown instead of doing something constructive to help with school safety was self serving. He FAILED New York.

  10. you have to keep up the pressure,get your friends,family,co-workers,neighbors to show up at rallies,there’s a march on Albany coming up in may.Lets make it bigger then the last one

  11. you have to keep up the pressure,get your friends,family,co-workers,neighbors to show up at rallies,there’s a march on Albany coming up in may.Lets make it bigger then the last one

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