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February 19, 2021

Governor Mafia Don: I Have to Lie to the Public About How Many of Their Parents and Grandparents I Killed Or Else "People Will Get Confused"

He actually claims that he hid numbers in order to spare the families of his victims some upset.

Then he claims that people concerned about his deadly policies, and subsequent cover-ups, are just playing "Politics," at the expense of both the families (whose loved ones he killed) and of the health care workers.

He's claiming that families shouldn't have to wonder if a "mistake" -- by Cuomo -- killed their parents or grandparents, therefore we shouldn't ask such questions.

See, it "causes pain for the families, he says, so these questions must be stamped out.

And that's his only concern -- the families' pain.

He's also pretending that we're questioning the decisions of the health care workers, rather than his decisions.

He claims his only mistake here was in not being aggressive enough about "knocking down" the "misinformation." That is, his only mistake was not engaging in political battle enough.

He made no other mistakes, except for being selfless about his own political standing.

Not counterattacking enough, he says, is the one thing he regrets.

Not the parts about murdering ten thousand people or covering up the murders.

Just that he didn't fight back hard enough against his critics.

This Vanity Fair article details why it's fair to call this guappo sonofabitch Governor Mafia Don: He rules by fear and intimidation.

But sometimes the villagers rise up against their mafia thug overlords.

Early in Cuomo's run as governor, a close aide said the administration operated at either of two speeds: "Get along and kill." Cuomo is capable of nuance, but a decade later, that's basically still true. "People are fucking scared to death of this man," says Alessandra Biaggi, a 34-year-old state senator who won her Bronx-Westchester seat in an upset in 2018. "A lot of legislators normalize the governor's abusive behavior. But this was such an egregious admission about what happened with nursing homes that if you stay silent, you're basically condoning it. Fifteen thousand people lost their lives, and their families deserve to know what happened here."

Cuomo has been trying to defend a state order requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients from hospitals pretty much since the moment his health department issued it last March. He amended the order in May 2020 and has argued all along that the policy did not increase the number of nursing home deaths. New York's attorney general, Letitia James, blew a hole in Cuomo’s case in late January, issuing a report that estimated the administration had undercounted nursing home deaths by as much as 50%. DeRosa's two-hour Zoom meeting with state legislators was, in part, an attempt to repair some of that damage--but it backfired when she said Cuomo's team delayed turning over nursing home data because it had prioritized responding to a Department of Justice inquiry, and that it was worried the information "was going to be used against us" by President Donald Trump.

Which was an entirely realistic political concern-- but it also looked like a cover-up.

The media, of course, distinguishes between illegally hiding information from The Dreaded Trump and illegally hiding information from Democrat office-holders. The former is "understandable," the latter is possibly a crime.

Even if the data delay was entirely benign, the tight control was characteristic of Cuomo. Nothing significant happens in state government--tax reform, school shutdowns, turning over data to the state legislature--until he determines that the timing is right (or, in the case of releasing the nursing home death count, a court orders him to do so). Biaggi and Ron Kim, an assemblyman from Queens, responded by introducing a bill to strip Cuomo of the emergency powers he was granted last March to deal with the pandemic. ,b>Kim followed up by accusing Cuomo of obstructing justice, in a letter cosigned by other lawmakers; he says the governor then called and threatened to "destroy" him (Cuomo's spokesman denies such a threat was made).


"It is pathetic and sad that when at least 15,000 people died while the governor tried to hide the information, he thinks he can distract attention from it with a personal attack that was debunked years ago," Kim says. "It has absolutely nothing to do with the crisis we're facing right now. The facts are that he helped his large health care donors give nursing home CEOs immunity and hide nursing home casualty data, and now 15,000 people and counting are dead."

The intended audience for the governor's brushback pitch wasn't simply Kim, but the entire legislature. "His thinking is, Don't fuck with me. Remember who I am. Don't mess with me, and don't mess with my staff," a Cuomo insider says.

Cuomo is up for reelection in 2022 -- just a minute away -- and wants to beat his (mob-connected) father's three terms in office by winning a fourth term. Everything is personal aggrandizement with this (Emmy-winning) thug, pimp, and killer.

But he might not get the chance. Bug-eyed mutant sub-cretin Alexandria Donkey-Chompers is now calling for a federal investigation into Cuomo's nursing home victims.


Some material via Hot Air's cancel culture fanboi Ed Morrissey. No link. No platform for depatformers.

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