Skip to comments.Second term assured, (RINO) Joanie Mahoney sounds off on her priorities...friends and foes
Posted on 11/13/2011 8:28:03 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Syracuse -- Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney sailed unopposed into a second term on Tuesday, a popular politician with a growing state and national profile.
That doesnt give her much in common with President Barack Obama, who is languishing in the polls as he heads into what will be a tough re-election battle.
But there is one area where Mahoney identifies with the president: They are both facing what she says is reflexive opposition from Republicans whose main goal is to hold them back.
Its just been, since hes been elected, all eyes on 2012 how can we defeat this individual, she said of Obamas dilemma. And in that way, I can certainly relate.
The difference, of course, is that while Obama is a Democrat, Mahoney is a Republican the highest ranking Republican in the county and she is still looking for respect from some key members of her own party....
Mahoney has been called a RINO Republican In Name Only a nickname she rejects but which gained steam after she endorsed Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the 2010 governors race and then co-chaired his transition team....
She is not impressed by any of the Republican presidential candidates, and still is hoping someone else will enter the race. When asked if she could support someone like Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry, she seemed flummoxed for the only time in the 75-minute interview....
Her lack of enthusiasm includes front-runner Mitt Romney, who she says has been too willing to change positions to suit different audiences.
(Excerpt) Read more at syracuse.com ...
Basically, she's a better-looking Dede Scozzafava.
And NYS GOP leaders supposedly see her as a rising star in the party. No wonder our state is in such a mess.
Upstate NY bump
She is quite far from being a RINO, despite the Cuomo endorsement. She’s a nuts and bolts conservative fighting in the trenches.
A RINO who thinks Slick Willard is too liberal.
News you don’t see every day!
If that’s true, the article did her a great disservice. Besides playing up difference after difference with her own party (and portraying those differences largely as the result of her being a “sensible moderate”), the author also makes sure to portray Mahoney as a woman who blames opposition to her on sexism.
RINOs like to blame conservatives for all their troubles. They never reciprocate any support they’re given. The wolf in sheep’s clothing ultimately weakens the GOP.