Andrew Cuomo accepted the endorsement of the Working Families Party, which is a thoroughly corrupt appendage of New York State's corrupt liberal kleptocracy. They are wholly owned by ACORN and the public sector unions, and exist solely to advance a "big government" agenda.
Cuomo made a speech, saying that the WFP would have to conform to "his" agenda, if he was to accept their endorsement. They gave him their ticket, but who do they answer to if they lied? Nobody. It's a "wink and nod," folks! Cuomo doesn't expect them to support lower taxes, or spending restraint.
Whether Cuomo sides with their agenda or not is not important. I can't vote for him because he acceded to running on their party line. I will never vote for any candidate on the WFP line, whichever other "major" party cross-endorses them. I have shunned GOP candidates on this basis as well.
The name "Working Families Party" suggests that they represent, and advocate policies that will help "working families." Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than detailing the corruption and job-killing policies they promote, I'd like to expose how they use "well-intentioned" Hollywood liberals to promote their destructive agenda.
First, watch this video of Matt Damon supporting the WFP. He makes a promise that if the WFP gets over 200,000 votes, he will make another video, wearing a NY Yankees cap. As Damon is a famous Boston Red Sox fan, this is baseball "treason." What motivates him to this end? He says that the WFP is fighting for lower Metrocard prices, and better health care, among other things. Noble goals, but there's one problem: The WFP's union founders are the reason that the MTA and NY's healthcare system are reaching into working families' pockets for more money!
He instructs us to "vote for the candidate you want, but vote for them on the (WFP) line." This is so that the party gets enough votes to be guaranteed a spot on the next election cycle's ballot. This enables them to force the state Dems to the left, and become more involved on the national front. Damon mentions the that "they're the ones who helped push Democrats to pass meaningful health care reform." How's that working out for "working families?"
If Damon takes a "light and funny" approach to his pitch, Cynthia Nixon's WFP video ("Miranda" from "Sex in the City") comes off as an earnest, if somewhat scripted appeal. I had to laugh at this line: "They look at the records of all of the candidates running for office, and support the ones who will do the most to improve our lives." As any "politically aware" NY'er knows, all you had to do to get the WFP endorsement is pay the right people. It used to be the WFP's "private" political consulting firm, Data and Field Services, until that was exposed.
Ms. Nixon compares the WFP to Tiffany and Niagara Falls, as the premier political party in the state, if not the world. She mentions Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman by name, which is interesting. Cuomo is a lock to be the next Governor, but even the liberal Ed Koch has endorsed Schneiderman's opponent, Staten Island DA Dan Donovan. State Sen. Schneiderman is a symbol of Albany corruption, which is why he's a perfect fit with the WFP.
As a former "upper west side liberal," I understand their mindset. It's just a shame that they are either dupes themselves, or duping numerous "knee jerk" liberals to continue voting for parties that are crushing real working families. The data is out there, and it's blatantly obvious: the liberal agenda is driving New York, California, and several other states into bankruptcy. The cost of living in "liberalworld" is much higher than in the rest of the nation. The WFP is in the camp of those who are making the problem worse.
We're seeing a national reaction to the WFP's, and other radical-left groups' increased influence since President Obama took office. It's called the "Tea Party" movement, and though it's not a political party, it is definitely a political force. Corrupt interests have, and will continue to try to use it, as they have the WFP, but at this point, the Tea Party seems more honest about their goals: fiscal responsibility (controls on government spending; ending bailouts), enforcing constitutional limits on government's power (repealing or otherwise defeating Obamacare, as one example), enforcing existing laws eqally across the board, whether on immigration or financial contracts, and most importantly, knowing what's actually in a piece of legislation before voting on it, so there's no excuse for lying to constituents.
Individuals who identify with the Tea Party are skeptical, even of candidates they support. We want all politicians to know that they are on "lifetime probation," and will not settle for less than a full hearing of, and fight for these principles. We may not have many "celebrity videos," but we've got Chuck Norriss and Ray Stevens on our side. We'll see how this plays out in NYS, but I'm not holding my breath.