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Democrats Are All Cuomosexuals Now: 2016 Buzz Builds for Cuomo (They're SERIOUS!!)
The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 27, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 06/27/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination "just began" with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's successful shepherding of a law to legalize gay marriage through the New York state legislature this weekend, Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere and Maggie Haberman report. Cuomo's support for marriage equality puts him at the sweet spot in the arc of history, Democratic strategist Jim Jordan told Politico. His work on gay marriage could be as crucial to his political future as opposing the Iraq war was to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. Cuomo is the first national figure enthusiastically to push same-sex marriage at the exact moment a majority of Americans began to support the issue.

New York's LGBT Pride parade on Sunday took on the trappings of a Cuomo campaign rally--or at least a victory lap for the governor. He marched behind a massive banner with his name, while crowds waved "Thank You Governor Cuomo" signs. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza writes that sure, 2016 is far, far away, but "political strategists are forever looking toward the future and the next big thing--and Cuomo made a claim to that title by finessing passage of the gay marriage bill through the Republican-controlled state Senate." Cillizza spoke to Democratic consultant Jason Ralston, who said that with this huge civil rights victory and his famous liberal name, Cuomo now leads the 2016 pack.

Cuomo even earned praise from combative Republican Gov. Chris Christie of neighboring New Jersey. Christie said on MSNBC Monday morning that Cuomo is "doing great....He gets in the room, he gets his hands dirty and he gets it done...He sets the debate, he defines the debate and then he compromises on the things he needs to compromise on. He's done a great job." The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Katz says these will be words to remember if we get a Cuomo-Christie race in 2016.

The New York Times' Michael Powell says everyone should calm down. "First, 2016 is the political equivalent of a millennium off. Second, Andrew Cuomo knows well how quickly approval curdles, particularly if the national economy remains semi-comatose." Sure, he corralled various political factions and "harnessed great poll numbers and notable legislative successes to pursuit of an issue of high principle. ... But in politics, it remains a long way from here to there."

Manhattan financier and social gadfly Euan Rellie tweets, "We're all Cuomosexuals today." Cuomosexuals? Yes, Rellie says: Chris Cuomo--brother of Andrew and an ABC News reporter--"quietly used the term" at a dinner at novelist Jay McInerney's house on Friday ahead of the vote. Rellie says he is "aggressivley promoting/publicising it." Perhaps we'll hear more of it, if not this presidential campaign, then the next one.


TOPICS: Local News; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; cuomo; democrats; gaymariage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; newyork; samesexmarriage

Hey! Why not Romney/Cuomo 2012? LOL

1 posted on 06/27/2011 10:38:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh that’s great. Let’s hire the guy that helped start the housing bubble!!!


2 posted on 06/27/2011 10:44:54 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: CommieCutter

He may well be a tough contender if he sticks to the relatively fiscally conservative budget in NY.

Too soon to tell though, so for now, it’s just funny. Of course, FWIW we have PLENTY of ammo against him.

He probably thinks he’ll be succeeding Obama, but he might be running against an incumbent Republican in 2016...


3 posted on 06/27/2011 10:54:53 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the truth be told
CUOMO 2012
Is what they’re after.

The Donks know that Obama can’t win next year. They are just positioning their pieces for the inevitable replacement candidate.

Come August 2012, we’re going to hear about how Obama just found out how sainted mother, in an effort to give her son a better life as an American citizen...


4 posted on 06/27/2011 10:55:43 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Vote for Cuomo, he loves the homo?


5 posted on 06/27/2011 10:57:36 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

ROFL ROFL ROFL


6 posted on 06/27/2011 10:59:03 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: Haiku Guy

Nope, not 2012...2016. And if we don’t get the right guy in 1600 come January 2013 then we will one day call Cuomo Mr. President.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 11:00:33 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m the shy boy
You’re the coy boy
And you know we’re
Cuomosapien too
I’m the cruiser
You’re the loser
Me and you, sir
Cuomosapien too

Cuomosuperior
In my interior
But from the skin out
I”m Cuomosapien too
And you’re Cuomosapien too
And I’m Cuomosapien like you
And we’re Cuomosapien too

And I think of your eyes in the dark and I see the star
And I look to the light and I might wonder right where you are
All the gods in the sky way up high see the world spinning ’round
But the sun and the moon and the stars are so far from the ground

I’m the shy boy
You’re the coy boy
And you know we’re
Cuomosapien too
I’m the cruiser
You’re the loser
Me and you, sir
Cuomosapien too

Cuomosuperior
In my interior
But from the skin out
I”m Cuomosapien too
And you’re Cuomosapien too
And I’m Cuomosapien like you
And we’re Cuomosapien too

And the worlds built of age are a stage where we act out our lives
And the words in the script seem to fit ’cept we have some surprise
I just want this to last or my future is past and all gone
And if this is the case then I’ll lose in life’s race from now on

Cuomosuperior
In my interior
But from the skin out
I’m Cuomosapien too
And you’re Cuomosapien too
And I’m Cuomosapien like you
And we’re Cuomosapien too

And I just hope and pray that the day of our love is at hand
You and I, me and you, we will be one from two, understand?
And the world is so wrong that I hope that we’ll be strong enough
For we are on our own and the only thing known is our love
I don’t wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
But it seems good to me to know that you’re Cuomosapien too

I’m the shy boy
You’re the coy boy...

I don’t wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
But it seems good to me to know that you’re Cuomosapien too
I don’t wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
But it seems good to me to know that you’re Cuomosapien too
I don’t wanna classify you like an animal in the zoo
But it seems good to me to know that you’re Cuomosapien too...
—with apologies to Pete Shelley

8 posted on 06/27/2011 11:00:35 AM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!" [BOOM!] "And the rodents' red glare, gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They couldn’t get his dad in 92, now they want him.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 11:16:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Still waiting for the Catholic Church to excommunicate the divorced, living w/ girlfriend, queer loving Cuomo.
Waiting ... still waiting ... I hear crickets ...
10 posted on 06/27/2011 11:16:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: RichInOC
Cuomo you don't!
11 posted on 06/27/2011 11:23:18 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: RichInOC
Cuomo you don't!
12 posted on 06/27/2011 11:23:26 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: wtc911

Cuomo/Weiner ...the wetdream team.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 11:26:45 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guess that makes me a Cuomo-phobe. Who will he pick as his partner..errr running mate, Barney Frank?


14 posted on 06/27/2011 11:45:05 AM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just looking at numbers I don’t see how this is a net gain for a Cuomo candidacy.

On the Cuomo/Democratic plus side:

CDC studies show that LGBT population nationwide is around 2-3%, (not the 10% figure that used to be bruited around by gay activists.) Many of these voters are already Democratic single issue voters so where is any net gain.?

Many of them gravitate from red states to urban blue states for various reasons, not the least of which is a more liberal environment with consequent acceptance.

If you assume that 90% of the LGBT community votes Democratic, then this represents probably only close to 3% of the total US population and a goodly portion of that is in states like NY, Mass and California that are already solid in the Democratic camp.

The negative case for helping Cuomo/Democratic candidates:

Forget the Conservatives, Republicans and Religious groups that are against it by around 80% nationwide, substantial numbers of Independents are opposed to gay marriage. While I don’t know their numbers, broken down as a percentage of either blue, purple or red states, I recently read the nationwide percentages are over 60%. (67%?)

Unlike many or most gays, most Independents won’t be one issue voters, but this issue could easily turn some similar percentage of voters (say 3%) away from the Democratic ticket. And that three percent will be a much larger number of voters and spread out over the country more evenly.

If the Dems push this as an issue that Cuomo can run on, I think it possible to posit these results:

Red States become redder.
Some purple states turn red as the 3% of Indies weigh in on a social issue.
Some blue states turn purple.

If the Democratic strategists misread the polls and votes in these liberal states for a nationwide mandate for gay marriage, they may be pushing a wedge issue that works against them.


15 posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:10 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Once Daddy realized he couldn’t make it, he chose the course of King Maker for junior. This has been planned for a looooooong time.


16 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Junior Cuomo's been running since the cradle. In his latest costume, he's playing "responsible fiscal leader" at least in the press. His entire history screams "how not to be responsible" fiscally, but as long as he gives good quotes.

When he was HUD director, all that money ($56 billion, with a "B") that disappeared was dispersed to "community groups" (corrupt reverends, local mafia types, union goons) to create his grassroots network.

As Attorney General in NY, he actually prosecuted banking officials for obeying the rules he created as HUD directory.

It is absolutely inevitable that this corrupt little weasel will one day head the Dem ticket.

17 posted on 06/27/2011 12:06:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really don’t think what Cuomo did is going to work out for them like they think it will. I think there is going to be a backlash that is going to replace him, the republicans that voted for it and hopefully the “law” they created.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 12:10:01 PM PDT by sigzero
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To: Roccus

Very true. Bill Clinton had a hand in that as well. He told little Andy that he had to think nationally and not locally back in the 90s.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 12:15:28 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: wildbill

When I averaged the % of voters in the states who voted for promarriage amendments it was around 67%. Most of the amendments were passed in the middle of the last decade though, it is probably somewhat lower now.

I think a recent poll had the number at 62%, which if true is pretty sad for the institution of marriage. But I guess if many see marriage as just a lousy gubberment contract or a collection of benefits that’s not too suprising.

Freegards


20 posted on 06/27/2011 12:19:52 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mario Cuomo Patched Things Up With Ed Koch For Andrew

The NY Times has a long feature on the relationship between former NY governor Mario Cuomo and presumptive 2010 gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo that includes quotes like "He’s thick skulled; he won’t listen to me. Tell him what to do" (supposedly what Mario told a consultant about Andrew) and "There was this sense of rivalry — Andrew seemed to feel that his dad talked a good game but that he, Andrew, got things done" (someone who worked under Andrew Cuomo at HUD). But what's interesting is how the 1977 mayoral campaign comes into play.

Back in 1977, Mario Cuomo was battling Ed Koch for the NYC mayorship, and there were nasty campaign posters saying "Vote For Cuomo, Not The Homo." When Andrew Cuomo was running for attorney general in 2006 (after his failed 2002 gubernatorial run and divorce from Kerry Kennedy), the NY Times reports, "Mario approached George Arzt, a former press secretary to Mr. Koch, at the Regency Hotel in New York and told him, “‘I’d like to patch things up with Ed,’ ” Mr. Arzt recalled. “I asked him what he had in mind. And he said, ‘Could Ed endorse Andrew?’" Which Koch did do.

Koch, for his part, told Esquire, "The signs said, VOTE FOR CUOMO, NOT THE HOMO. Andrew says he didn't do it, and I believe him. Mario says he thinks he now knows who did it. I was very angry at the time. Primary races always end in anger. They're different than the general election: They're like a civil war — it's brother against brother. But I've forgiven them. I'm eighty-five now, and grudges take your energy away. I've forgiven them all."

Legalize Gay Marriage - Vote Homo Not Cuomo <<--- UTube Ad

The already circus-like race for New York governor just went from one ring to three.

Independent Kristin Davis, the former New York madam, is now calling out Democrat Andrew Cuomo for not taking a stronger stance for gay rights.

“It’s outrageous that New York has not legalized same-sex marriage,” Davis says in a new ad. “Andrew Cuomo says he supports it, but when the marriage equality bill was before the Senate, he was asked to call three undecided Democratic senators and declined. A vote for me sends a strong message to Cuomo: we demand gay marriage now.”

She ends the ad with a catchy phrase: “Vote homo, not Cuomo”:

According to CBS News, the line is a play off a campaign slogan used by some supporters of Andrew’s father Mario in the 1977 New York mayoral election against Ed Koch: “Vote for Cuomo, not the homo.” The reference was meant to advance rumors about Koch’s sexuality.

from a left wing political site the evening of the big celebration:

Andrew Cuomo 2016 speculation heating up Politico ^ | 06/26/11

With his successful push to pass a gay marriage law, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo overnight became a national contender, putting down a major marker among the liberal party base that dominates the primaries.

“Most politicians, including most Democrats, have been afraid of this issue. Andrew is the first national figure ever to embrace it so enthusiastically,” said Richard Socarides, the president of Equality Matters and a former Clinton White House adviser. “Clearly, this establishes him as the most important progressive leader of our party, setting him up very well for 2016.”

Come 2016, “Cuomo is the only one who will be able to say ‘I delivered for you’ before everyone else realized it was politically popular, and that will be an invaluable asset,” Socarides said, adding, “it also has the benefit of being true.”

Cuomo supporters already have fanned the flames privately of his prospects on the national stage: Rumors of his White House ambitions started circulating in New York even before he was elected last year by one of the largest margins in state history — some of them date to the days when he was managing his father’s own multiple flirtations with a national run. ..........

Of the early potential Democratic contenders, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he supports gay marriage but stopped short of making a major push for the legislation earlier in the year, while Virginia Sen. Mark Warner is opposed. Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would still have her commitment to civil unions but not gay marriage from the 2008 race hanging over her — and at least until the end of next year, when she’s said she’ll be done at the State Department, she won’t be able to make any new comments on the issue.

“It gives him an authenticity and a strength with progressives that will provide a real base — not just gays, but progressives in general. Other people can say they’re for same sex marriage, he got it done,” said Democratic political consultant Bob Shrum. “I think it will always now be a hallmark of his political persona.”

Cuomo’s push on gay marriage wasn’t in a vacuum — it came at the end of a tough legislative session when New York progressives were forced to swallow major budget cuts, tough on unions rhetoric and a refusal to even consider renewing the state’s expired millionaire’s tax.

That’s part of the persona he’s crafting too, as Cuomo sets himself up as a governor who’s pushed the party to the left on social issues and toward the center-right on economic issues. It’s a message with both primary and general election appeal, though being so far out-front on gay marriage could be a problem in a November national election.

“He’s created a profile that I think would make him a very effective candidate,” Shrum said. “He’s right on the social issues, and he will be even more right by 2016 than he is now in terms of Democratic primary voters, and in terms of the country, frankly. He’s created a profile of economic stewardship in a very difficult period that is very strong, he’s managed to deal with unions without getting into the kind of destructive confrontations that people like Scott Walker have.”

.......

Joe Trippi, the former Howard Dean and John Edwards adviser, said it’s not too early to start the 2016 clock — and, pointing to Michael Dukakis in 1988, noted there’s a precedent for an ethnic Northeast governor appealing to Democrats far away from home.

“I understand 2016’s a long way off, and who knows where things will be then, but certainly, he has to be somebody that the party looks to for leadership once you get past Obama’s reelection,” Trippi said. “He’s putting his stamp on what kind of party he thinks the Democrats should be.”

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21 posted on 06/27/2011 12:30:46 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: wtc911

Hey Buddy,

Do you remember Andrew Cuomo being linked to the Wedtech scandal and the PVB. I can’t remember the specifics, but it was in the late 80s and it appears that whatever had been on the www has been scrubbed. I think it had to do with his relationship to Biaggi, Manes, Silver et al.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 1:08:54 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: jospehm20

Funny how the gay community forgot the campaign slogan Andrew came up with for his father Mario agianst Ed Koch in the nyc mayoral election, VOTE FOR CUOMO NOT THE HOMO. Like the blacks who can use the N word but not whitey, those who are now supporters wil forgive and forget those racist remarks. Oh those democrates, they really dont mean it, it was just taken out of context.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 3:23:26 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Haiku Guy

That would be GREAT!

They would get the queer vote and loose the Black Vote.

And I don’t think MOST Americans support homosexual maariages.

The Sodomitic Community is very....... inventive when it comes to facts. According to them nearly every historical figure was a homo except for a few of the most odious - like Hitler - who probably really were.


24 posted on 06/28/2011 11:18:18 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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