The Latino National Republican Coalition of New York State is a nationally chartered political organization, operating completely independent of the Republican Party establishment and their extending county committees; have endorsed Rob Astorino for New York State Governor. New York State LNRC Chairman Ruben Estrada is adamant that Rob Astorino will pull off a political upset not seen in New York since George Pataki became governor in 1994, contrary to all pundits’ predictions.
Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive who is the Republican nominee for New York State Governor, is seen among pollsters as the under-dog candidate because the incumbent has a lot more campaign money to spend in a predominantly blue state.
Left wing liberal T.V. pundits and several Republican establishment turn-coats who have sided with Cuomo sold out on the cheap coveting Cuomo’s multi-million dollar war-chest. They hope to benefit in some way from a Cuomo win through political patronage or other favors in the event of a second Cuomo term.
What some conveniently fail to mention is no amount of money can buy Cuomo a new personality or the genuine popularity his father Mario Cuomo enjoyed among liberal democrat establishment circles and voters. Andrew Cuomo’s litany of political blunders are affirmed in the spin control sold to the public by a complicit media, alongside a string of political corruption arrests, and investigative probes associated to his Administration’s political allies.
“In the letter sent April 3, Mr. Bharara asked the chairmen and the commission’s staff — all of whom were appointed by the governor — whether Mr. Cuomo had abandoned his commitment to fight corruption for a short-term political gain.” [New York Times, April 2014]
Maybe the mainstream media will continue to ignore Cuomo’s role in side-lining the corruption probes of the Moreland Commission because it exposed his close ties between political corruption in Albany and to his Administration. Maybe the public will not recall his role in selling us a Tappan Zee Bridge for 14 Billion dollars with no realistic means of paying for it, nor his hiding the projected skyrocketing tolls that will be imposed on commuters, costing them nearly $20 per trip.
Pollsters do not ask questions about the higher taxes, the exodus of manufacturing jobs leaving the state, or the petulance of declaring New York has no room for anyone who does not agree with his far left-wing political agenda, and that they should leave the State. More people on welfare, more people without jobs, and promoting worst of all the Common-Core agenda, designed by a foreign text-book dealer, and big money political donor; that is wreaking havoc on young students and their parents. The aim of which is to dumb-down our kids and render them less competitive, leading ultimately to make them all more dependent on the government.
It may be forgotten that Cuomo also circumvented the law-making process by skipping the required practice of a 72 hour review to allow the Senate and Assembly to debate and confer with experts when they passed the so-called “SAFE ACT” in the dark of night. Overnight nearly 5 million legally registered gun-owners, including retired and active law enforcement officers, were rendered felons by that short-sighted and pretentious, politically motivated decision.
What will not be forgotten is the thousands of names and addresses of legal gun owners that were published by contemptuous newspaper publishers in Rockland County, effectively giving every gun thief criminal a shopping list and potential burglars the list of homes not protected by a legal gun owner. Five million New York gun-owners will vote for Astorino.
“In Astorino’s estimation, his 2009 upset win over a popular incumbent Democrat in Westchester is evidence he can unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a second term. Key to his strategy is tapping into conservative strands of the traditionally Democratic groups.” Astorino’s momentum will be fueled by voters whose common-sense and traditional values, will cross party lines to vote for him in droves to send a message to both Albany and Washington.
The Latino National Republican Coalition of New York State, composed of County Chapters in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Dutchess have coordinated an aggressive social media campaign that is boosting Astorino support throughout the entire State. The Cuomo campaign has dodged Astorino on facing him in a one on one T.V. debate.
Cuomo is looking to run out the clock by fleeing the State in needless over-seas trips to Afghanistan and other remote locations in a transparent effort to avoid the knock out punch an Astorino/Cuomo televised debate will deliver. Andrew Cuomo is not exhibiting any attributes that can be cited as a profile in courage. Rob Astorino in the meantime has collected impressive endorsements from unlikely supporters like democrat New York State Senator Ruben Diaz.
“Democratic Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. endorsed Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino on Thursday and called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to debate him on TV one-on-one. “This is the right thing to do,” Diaz said at a joint appearance with Astorino and his running mate, Chris Moss, in the Bronx.” [State of Politics]
Governor Andrew Cuomo is extremely vulnerable with parents on the issue of Common-Core. He is dead in the water among legal gun owners and hunters in rural New York. Business owners and manufacturers fear another Cuomo term will put them out of business. They will look to Astorino as a tax cutter and his record as a business friendly County Executive. Democrats are weary of the repeated scandals and Cuomo’s boring, droning, robotic speaking style.
Talk-Radio personalities like Curtis Sliwa mock what insiders say is Cuomo’s deluded self-image as political royalty dubbing him; “Prince Andrew.” Many political analyst are convinced that Cuomo eyes the White House and considers the Governor’s mansion as his birth-right-gifted stepping stone.
Where Cuomo fears to tread in person or is advised that he already has the election sewn up, Astorino boldly dives into these areas knee-deep, including events like the Bronx Puerto Rican Day parade, NAACP conferences, and he even courts unions, that some advise are already bought and paid for by Cuomo.
The $19 million dollar attack ads against Astorino are back-firing because they stink of fear. Additionally, the Astorino counter-punch ads, some featuring his own children shaming the Cuomo camp, are resonating with the voters. On election day, let it be the voters and not the pollsters who decide elections.
As NYS Latino National Republican Coalition Chairman Ruben Estrada has repeatedly predicted:
“History will repeat itself as it did for Pataki in 1994. Astorino will win in one of the most surprising political upsets in New York politics.”