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Was Cuomo victimized by a toxic political environment?

Asked by crazyguy (2213points) 1 week ago

In his first remarks since a crisis erupted over his suspected cover-up of nursing home deaths, Cuomo blamed a “toxic political environment” for the criticism of his administration the past few days.

To my way of thinking, which may be admittedly biased, the political environment the last few months has been anything but toxic towards Democratic stars. What do you think?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Nah, he did this to himself. Dumb political decision.

SavoirFaire's avatar

No. This is the kind of thing that people would look askance at in any political environment.

gorillapaws's avatar

I think any governor of a state containing a global city trying to deal with the COVID outbreak during the earliest days when so little was known, and the information was constantly changing, with scarce resources deserves a fair amount of slack. That said, what Cuomo did was inexcusable.

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dabbler's avatar

In a word, Yes.
Things were chaotic, especially considering the lack of useful information or guidance from the federal level. Governor Cuomo and his staff did the best they could and got a LOT of things right when others were flailing about or just letting COVID steamroller their constituents.
NY State residents mostly like Gov Cuomo, and at the end of the day we’re glad he and his team responded the way they have to COVID. Cuomo has a lot of political enemies in the state assemblies and they are being opportunistic to take Cuomo down a notch just because they can at this time = politcs.

crazyguy's avatar

@dabbler I could excuse Cuomo’s misinterpretation of CDC guidelines but not his deliberate lying about the number of deaths, and the deliberate cover-up of that fact.

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