Modern Politics

Actually, former NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s full comment is not objectionable, as she notes that TV actress Cynthia Nixon had supported Quinn’s Democrat primary opponent and the eventual winner, Bill de Blasio, over Quinn in the 2013 mayoral race:

Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn’t qualified to be the governor.

Nixon’s beliefs include giving the teachers’ unions everything they demand, and then some. And while she’s fervently pro-choice on abortion, she’s fiercely against school choice:

“[Cuomo] also wants to increase the number of privately-run charter schools in New York City by more than 50 percent,” Nixon wrote. “And he has been a loud proponent of private school tax credits, essentially a backdoor voucher system.”

I’m no fan of Cuomo, but putting students before educrats sounds good to me.

4 Comments for “Modern Politics”

  1. posted by Jorge on

    I wonder how much trouble I’d get in at work for hanging up the “unqualified lesbian” headline? It’s frankly one of the more brutal takedowns of a candidate I’ve ever heard of, even if it’s a little cutthroat, and it’s memorable enough there could be no getting rid of it. Because that’s not too far from what her candidacy is about, only with the wrong sexual orientation given what her screen role was. The saddest part is it really was probably unintentional (Quinn sometimes speaks the outrageous before she thinks, when the gay card is dealt to her).

    My conventional instinct is the callout is way too early. I give better than even odds Nixon will find a way to overcome it. But if you’re a democrat and against Nixon’s candidacy, you have to sabotage her early because of how prone NYC is to lining up behind people because of how many demographic boxes they can check off. Quinn learned that one the hard way.

    I’m no fan of Cuomo, but putting students before educrats sounds good to me.

    I’m not either, but he leaves well enough alone enough of the time not to make archenemies. He is one of the least partisan politicians I am aware of, and you’ll not find a better balance between honorable and corrupt, fair and petty, dogmatic and pragmatic, with the wisdom to know when to be which, in a state as corrupt, petty, and dogmatic as as New York.

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  3. posted by David Bauler on

    Wow. Censoring comments now?

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  4. posted by David Bauler on

    Personally, I wanna hear from all candidates, before I make my mind up. Tit for tat and headlines doesn’t really speak to my civic sentiments.

    Personally, the fact that someone is a lesbian or a celebrity doesn’t make someone unqualified to be a politician.

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