Monday, June 9, 2014

John Burridge

I have not been on the blog for a few days.  In that time, I learned of the passing of John Burridge, the former City Chair of the Conservative Party.

John was a very good and honest man.  He was a strong supporter of mine during both of my runs for Mayor.  He was the type of guy who was never afraid to speak his mind.

I will miss my friend, and I extend sympathy to his family.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Another Sell Out??

In New York politics. the Conservative Party is considered to be the party that maintains the principles of conservatism or "right wing" politics.

The Working Families Party has been considered the party that maintains the principles of liberalism or "left wing" politics.  However, just a few minutes ago, the Working Families Party sold out their principles and endorsed Andrew Cuomo for reelection.

To get the endorsement, Cuomo made a deal.  He promised certain leaders of the party to change his positions on certain issues and to take certain actions in exchange for the endorsement.  The State Chairman of the Republican Committee has called it a bribe and has asked for an investigation.  It will never happen.

One of the speakers at the Working Families Party convention, Susan Weber, said, "There's one problem with the deal.  He (Cuomo) lies!!"

Others at the convention booed loudly while others turned their back when Cuomo spoke before the convention via Skype.  Most, however, proclaimed loudly that the Working Families Party sold out.

Let's see if the vote total for that party goes up or down this year.