posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:32 AM
I just about have to put this in the Mud Pit anyway because it involves the old Democrat vs. Republican thing, so I figured I might as well also put
in a title that caught attention.
I just got through watching NY Governor Mario Cuomo speak at a news conference... now I have never been a fan of Cuomo. I consider him as much of a
partisan hack as the partisan hacks in Washington, just without as much power. But this time, he impressed me! The man made a heck of a lot of sense,
talking in plain, simple language about what went through his mind as he implemented some of the recent restrictions and why he implemented them. I
came away from that experience with a new-found respect for the man.
Essentially, he outlined the real problem, which has been the real problem all along: the lack of hospital facilities compared to expected potential
needs from this WuFlu virus. That's a real concern. The problem has been that people interpret the restrictions taken to try and minimize the severity
of this shortcoming with a need for absolute panic. Cuomo explained that New York is not going to become a state where people are forced to stay
inside their little boxes and cannot have contact with others, and emphasized that by stating that even if a city in New York tried to do that, he
would override the order. He spoke appreciably of President Trump and the actions taken by the Federal government. He acknowledged the human need for
social interaction. And he urged calm.
Credit where credit is due. I may still disagree with some of Cuomo's policies... after all New York is a whole different world from Alabama, might as
well be on a different planet. We don't even talk the same; I wonder if I'm speaking a foreign language when there. But some things are bigger than
just a chance to bash a President, any President, and Cuomo showed today that he can rise above politics and be a normal human being.
Good job, Governor Cuomo! This redneck salutes you!
edit on 3/17/2020 by TheRedneck because: the man is a Governor, not a Mayor... duh!