Monday, September 10, 2018

Well that sure backfired

From the NY Post:

Eleventh-hour campaign mailings from the New York State Democratic Committee imply Cynthia Nixon is anti-Semitic — prompting an online maelstrom of outrage and denials Saturday night, with Gov. Cuomo and the state party calling the mailer a “mistake.”

“With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can’t take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon,” reads the mailer, which says it was paid for by the New York State Democratic Committee.
It goes on to accuse Nixon of being against the funding of yeshivas — a topic she’s actually dodged — and falsely accuses her of being “silent on the rise of anti-Semitism” and of supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Teachers’ union head Randi Weingarten, and her wife, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum — whose LGBT-friendly synagogue, Congregation Beth Simhat Torah, on W. 30th Street, Nixon attends — issued a joint Facebook posting at 9 p.m. calling the mailing “beyond the pale.”

“How dare you, @nydems?!” tweeted NYC Council Member Brad Lander.

“Smearing @CynthiaNixon (whose kids are being raised Jewish, BTW) as soft on anti-Semitism & lying about her position on Israel in order to fearmonger and shill for votes is a shameful dead-end for our party,” he tweeted.


When you're supposedly 30 points up on your opponent, there's really no need to sink to this level. Maybe the polls are off...

16 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Well, at least Mario's son's campaigners didn't call her a homo in the mailer. So there's some progress.

There has to be some poll manipulation going on too. Manifest Hillary sure looked like a sure thing back in 2016.

Frankly, I think the thing that's going to sink Cuomo is the MTA's continuing decline and the recent shutdown of the Tappan Zee after the ribbon cutting and chauffering Hillary over the bridge in FDR's car.

Anonymous said...

Cynthia Nixon DID support BDS.

I'm sorry but, when something like this surfaces out of your past, with your name on it, there is only one way out: complete and utter disavowal of it as a past and misinformed view. You say you did not understand the issue as well, it was misrepresented to you at the time, and had you known then what you know now, you would never have supported it. There's been nothing from her camp on it, as far as I've heard.

Anonymous said...

I hope this idiot Cuomo loses. He's done NOTHING to help ny in all the years he's been in office.

Anonymous said...

JQ got it right. This mailer smells an awful lot like Andy's "vote for Cuomo, not the homo" flyers that he put out when his father ran against Koch.

Anonymous said...

Desperate times = Desperate Measures. Cuomo is spending tons of money to ensure he gets re-elected. Make sure it doesn't happen. He's a Hilary Clinton lackey. Sick of the whole bunch of them. Vote for Marc Molinaro, the Republican. Anyone of is better than Cuomo or Nixon.

James Lombardi said...

Cuomo has a long history of using dirty tricks in the campaign. He started in the 1977 campaign for NYC Mayor. If the Cuomo people thought this was a legitimate mailer, they wouldn't be backtracking and claiming that nobody knew it was going out. Clearly, the Cuomo people who planned this knew exactly how sleazy it was and structured its preparation and release to provide Cuomo with plausible deniability.

By Wednesday, I fully expect Queens Boulevard to be full of posters advising to vote "Cuomo, not the homo."

What a disgrace!

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, Ms. Nixon already embraced the "homo" identity when she first announced her candidacy, saying "Don't vote for Cuomo; vote for the homo". It only worked 40+ years ago because Ed Koch may have been in the closet, and being gay was not as accepted then as it is now.

Anonymous said...

NY State deserves another 4 years of a Democrat as governor, whether it is Cynthia or Mario lite.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, Cuomo is clearly a creep. While I don't agree with Nixon's positions, Cuomo has got to go.

Anonymous said...

Looks like 'Gargoyle Andy's' egregious political career is about to finally sink with that wobbly old, Tappan Zee Bridge that continues to taint his 300% false, fake and monstrously failed political aspirations - namely because of whom he willfully chose to be the chauffeur to, inside of that antique car of politically antiquated, shadow puppets of epic, government fail (and, the greatest political suicide, ride share scene of all), Bull$hitlary Clinton of Wall-mart Street.

Hence, from THIS point onward, it's abundantly clear to me and everyone else, that this clueless, intensely incompetent, HUD-stealing, Red Tape 'bureaucrat on steroids' troglodyte (and emotional, feckless vampire) has got a serious 'Death Wish' that's about to be happily answered in the affirmative on LUCKY September 13th!

Thankfully, it's time for some new non-anemic blood in Andy's Executive Chamber of Albany Horrors (and corruption, graft and greed that never ends), because after all, Mark Twain got it right when he said: "Politicians need to be changed as often as diapers - and, for the same reason." But, then again he also lamented: "If voting was any good, then they wouldn't let us do it."

But, the all time best quote of all comes from Alfred E. Neuman: "You can fool ALL of the people some of the time, but if you do it just once - it lasts four years."

Anonymous said...

Tonight let's echo the chants of the MSM and their smug snarky excuses for the crooked Cuomo machine. All glory to Gargoyle Andy Cuomo the favorite son of Jamaica Estates and its great patriarch Donald Manes; and may the ziti pile up for all New Yorkers who vote for Cuomo.

Anonymous said...

Both stink so my family will be voting Marc Molinaro.

Anonymous said...

she should turn around Andy’s slogan from the Koch era. Vote for the homo,not Cuomo.

Anonymous said...

Everyone else in Caligula's, I mean Cuomo's openly practicing Albany House of Executive Chamber Horrors has been indicted, prosecuted and on their way to jail EXCEPT the kingpin himself. Oh, yeah that's right: New York State government has been under siege NOT from any outside threats, but from inside of the Albany hierarchy of criminal depravity itself (for which every single taxpayer through the entire city and state has continually paid the ultimate, soul-crushing price), exactly why New York State came in next to last on the top of quality of life in the United States. And, if this criminal/psychopath is reelected for an ILLEGAL third term (think, Michael Bloomberg, when he too murdered New York City with impunity, and then he moved to London), then the hollow, nihilistic pulse of this ravaged-and-tonsured state will be officially pronounced DOA - hopefully like the hyper-corrupt career politician (not public servant) of the entire Cuomo dynasty of epic, government, cradle-to-grave fail.

Restore the Tappan Zee Bridge to its original name and 'BLOCK, BANISH and BOYCOTT' anything to be labeled with a tainted Cuomo imprint, or for that matter any and all other monstrously self-serving politicians, all of whom shouldn't have their names appear on junkyards and raw sewage plants, much less buildings and bridges of great, historic portent!

JQ LLC said...

Last anon:

Remember Straw Dogs. Which should be the credo of the DNC as well as the GOP

"We take care of our own"

Which is why Cuomo is still a mainstream politician running for re-election and Trump is president.

Tommy Efreeti said...

I don't like either of them. Meh!