After big protest and loot-fest in New York, Andrew Cuomo wonders why no one's listening to his lockdown orders anymore
Andrew Cuomo is upset.
Seems no one is listening anymore to the media-vaunted governor of New York.
We have received 25,000 complaints of reopening violations.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 14, 2020
Bars or restaurants that violate the law can lose their liquor license.
People with open containers in the street can be fined.
Police & protesters not wearing masks can be fined.
Local gov't must enforce the law.
Maybe that's because he squandered his authority on wokeness. Mass protests and mass lootings, all excused in the name of "social justice," might just do that to ya.
"I believe this is a moment for national change and national reform," Governor Andrew Cuomo said during his daily press briefing on Thursday.
Governor Cuomo said the last few nights of protests over the murder of Floyd have been relatively peaceful.
"They're white people, they're African-American people, they're Latinos, they're young people," Cuomo said of protesters. "They're people who want change."
Maybe you should start here: pic.twitter.com/SDMt2p09Fz— Douglas Karr (@douglaskarr) June 15, 2020
Never mind about those social-distancing rules, it seems. He would be there to cover:
Cuomo also announced that the state would be expanding its coronavirus testing criteria so that anyone at the protests can get tested for the virus.
"If you have been at a protest, get a [coronavirus] test, please,” he said.
His authority was also undermined by his own failure to practice what he preaches:
Do as I say not as I do! pic.twitter.com/bnSIrG0DA7— Cheryl Gilmer (@CherylGilmer5) June 14, 2020
Way to go, bozo. Lead by example.
Worse still, he has a believability problem — there's his history of truly lethal pandemic orders from him in the name of "safety," such as seeding the nursing homes with returning COVID-19 patients when huge hospital ships stood by to take them, an executive order that cost 5,800 vulnerable people their lives. Zero apology from him about that — it was all the nursing homes' fault. Why should anyone pay attention to him on "safety" after an order like that?
There are other reasons for his lost authority — like selective enforcement of lockdowns, such as in Jewish communities, when bigger instances were taking place elsewhere. Nor has his failure to remove incompetent Bill de Blasio as mayor, something he merely threatened to do and didn't.
And nice touch on being concerned about the bloody Mary–fests over in the preppie Hamptons and glittery Manhattan. You can smell the fear.
Rest assured that Cuomo's not going to be bringing up the social distancing practices of Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, or the South Bronx, all of whose residents wouldn't dream of not socially distancing, or so his narrative goes.
The Hamptons? Isn't that where the rich and celebrities fled to? As a resident of Astoria, I can tell you that there is literally a block party on 30th Ave everyday with no masks and no social distancing. We watch the police sit in their cars and do nothing.— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) June 14, 2020
In any case, he's threatening the defund the police across New York state if they don't kowtow to his "wokeness" standards. The NYPD already has some of the most woke standards in the country, and none of its officers was involved in the police brutality incident in Minneapolis; he was just blaming them all for it. It's redolent of his threat to decertify nursing homes if they didn't take returning COVID-19 patients back into close quarters with the most vulnerable, a "mistake" that killed 5,800. Whom exactly does he expect to enforce his neo-lockdown threat over in the Hamptons?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign an executive order Friday that will require local police departments to develop new policies for use of force, community policing and bias awareness, among other areas, or they will lose state funding, adding to the list of sweeping police reforms being enacted following weeks of protest.
Seems every last bow he makes to wokeness undercuts his authority on lockdowns. Here's a sample of the general ratio-ing he got on Twitter:
You going to fine these protesters? https://t.co/TeOBF7tOyS— Interracials for Trump 🇺🇸 (@sandyleevincent) June 14, 2020
But again... protesting without any regard to social distancing was perfectly allowed and advocated... https://t.co/5eT9A2Gtv8— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 15, 2020
My grandmother, a Holocaust survivor died alone, she had no family around her, she was afraid, but @NYGovCuomo and @BilldeBlasio wouldn’t allow her to be surrounded with family in her last moments.— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 15, 2020
But now those soulless thugs support thousands marching together in the streets.
Illegal for owners to open their businesses to make a living.— Lacey Lance (@Asa789) June 14, 2020
Totally fine to loot their businesses.
Illegal to attend church.
Totally fine to torch the church.
Sound about right => leftists' lunacy.
How many complaints have you received regarding the violent looters? Or does NY have 25,000 Karen’s that only care about masks— Stacey (@Marcio28Stacey) June 14, 2020
Looters? Schmooters. Who cares. They’re common and accepted! It’s those non-mask wearers that arę the Real danger to soceity.— Erwin Schaub (@erwinschaub) June 15, 2020
In New York, it's the New York way to dismiss bee-essers and blowhards. They even have a word for this kind of guy, a very recognizable one he fits to a tee: schmuck.
Take that act elsewhere, Andy.
Image credit: Twitter screen shot.