Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a press conference regarding the rising cases of Chinese coronavirus and opted to blame the people for “disobeying” Chinese coronavirus guidelines, after having praised them in the same press conference for “obeying” and lowering the positivity rates in the state.
In this bizarre rant, Cuomo said: “The good news is micro clusters work. Following the rules work. Broome County was a yellow and an orange. Broome County was a yellow zone. It’s now under control and is back to normal. Orange County was a yellow zone. A little confusing. It is now back to normal. Brooklyn was an orange zone, is being dropped to a yellow zone. So, the restrictions work and just to make it very simple, if you socially distanced and you wore a mask and you were smart, none of this would be a problem. It’s all self-imposed. It’s all self-imposed. If you didn’t eat the cheesecake, you wouldn’t have a weight problem. It’s all self-imposed.”
So Cuomo is not only victim-blaming for the rising COVID numbers (which don’t even really matter as much as people want you to believe. What matters is the death toll, not the number of cases) but also used a fat-shaming analogy to do so?
Could you imagine if a Republican governor had said the exact same thing with the exact same words and analogy? If you’re a Democrat, you get to victim-blame people and even using fat-shaming analogies to victim-blame. This is the same mentality of “if you didn’t wear the short skirt, you wouldn’t have been raped.” Perhaps to a less extreme degree, of course, but it’s still victim-blaming no matter how you slice it.
And by the way, like I said earlier, he previously praised New Yorkers about cases going down. “New Yorkers have done a phenomenal job and New Yorkers deserve credit because they have done a phenomenal job. And I know you guys don’t write the right context. That’s where we are 2.8, which is great news relative to everyone else. Look at the highest percentages. South Dakota, 56. Iowa, 51. Kansas, 43.”
So Cuomo PRAISED New Yorkers for lowering the infectivity rate before lambasting them for “not obeying” him? Which is it? Are New Yorkers deserving of praise for socially distancing and wearing a mask and “being smart”, or are they deserving of scorn for not socially distancing and not wearing a mask and not “being smart”?
Another problem that Cuomo faced, aside from the obvious backlash that he received because he is imposing even stricter lockdowns with zero reason to do so (not that there were any to begin with, but the reasons that the Left uses for it, such as schools being hotbeds for it, are scientifically unfound), is that the numbers he shared are not entirely accurate.
Later in the press conference, a reporter pointed out to Cuomo that his numbers were incorrect, saying: “Johns Hopkins has said that those numbers aren’t completely up to date and may differ from the states levels because they’re still trying to prep this formula… Those numbers don’t match the positivity ratings in states like South Dakota, for example. They do not have 56% of tests coming up positive.”
So, ultimately, in this press conference, Cuomo chose to lambast New Yorkers for not obeying the guidelines, praise New Yorkers for lowering positive rates (if they weren’t obeying the guidelines and this was still the result, what does that tell you about the guidelines?), and shared fake statistics regarding “rival” states, such as South Dakota, whose governor is fiercely anti-lockdown and pro-freedom?
Why do I even remotely sound surprised? This guy is an absolute disaster, unlike how the media portrays him. They revere him as this great leader who took control of the virus (until he didn’t), and he views himself this way, having written a book about how “successful” he was, despite the fact that the state is the premiere example as to what NOT to do at every single turn, with it having ranked as the worst state for cases and deaths for a very long time, and with him having made the order (which he now vehemently denies like a communist dictator) to send sick people to nursing and retirement homes, leading to over 6,000 deaths which are unequivocally Cuomo’s fault. The guy is a massive failure but because he took it seriously from the beginning, he is praised as a model executive.
What a load of crap. The guy makes as many mistakes as he did (at no point were the hospitals overwhelmed or the emergency hospital ships even used for treating patients), is responsible for killing as many people as he did (6,000 is a conservative estimate, by the way), fancies himself some sort of genius, writes a book about his “successes” in “handling the virus” (and his ego only grows as he won an Emmy, for some reason) and then proceeds to, in the same press conference, lambast and praise New Yorkers?
It’s so bizarre, as well. He points to lower positivity cases (which may not even be factual, but he believes they are and that’s important) across the state and in a number of counties, going so far as to calling it “good news” and then says that it’s a problem? He said “none of this would be a problem” when talking about GOOD NEWS. What is this guy on?
At any rate, I just hope that some way, somehow, at some point, New Yorkers can get rid of guys like Cuomo and DeBlasio, who have been abject failures for their state and city, respectively. They have jumped the gun at every turn, made horrible decisions which have ruined the lives of countless people (all-the-while enriching the 1%, whom the Left claims is their “enemy”) and have utterly failed at doing their jobs.
They, alongside all other communistic Democrats everywhere else in the nation, must be voted out of power asap.
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
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