Voters of New York State, don’t make me run for office.

Posted: December 24, 2012 in about New York, Uncategorized
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Voters of New York State, don’t make me run for office.

What are we, you, doing about Speaker Sheldon Silver?  I’m not reading anything new about this. Read below; From the Staten Island Advance.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Top New York Democrats are ready to hang Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez out to dry, but are taking a more forgiving tact with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Speaking to reporters at the New York delegation breakfast in Charlotte Thursday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) reiterated that he had called upon Lopez to resign his Assembly seat in the wake of revelations that Lopez had sexually harassed female staffers.

He also said that he’d urged Silver to find a legal way to expel Lopez from the Assembly.

Silver censured Lopez for his behavior, but later got in hot water when it was revealed that he had approved a secret payment of $103,000 in taxpayer funds to other Lopez accusers.

When asked Thursday about the ramifications for Silver, Schumer said that the Speaker “has admitted he made a mistake” and had “corrected it.” He said in light of the ongoing investigations of Lopez’s behavior, “we should move on.”

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called the allegations about Lopez “alarming, disturbing and disgusting,” but said that Silver should retain his high-profile role at the convention. That role included delivering the delegation’s votes during the traditional roll call of the states.

But even that didn’t go well, with Silver cut off by the convention chair, Alice Germond, after he’d spoken for about 2:30 about the joys of the Empire State.

To be fair to Silver, every state delegation gives itself a plug, and sometimes a lengthy one, as a prelude to delivering its votes to the presidential nominee.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo addressed the delegation Thursday, but did not take questions from the press afterward, meaning he was not asked about the Lopez controversy. He has previously called for Lopez to resign from the Assembly.

Lopez has already stepped down as Brooklyn Democratic chairman.

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Koodos to the Advance for their editorial today. Read it folks.

saddly that is par for the course for democrats – silence. I won’t even bother listing the names of NYC and NY state dems removed fro office and many now in jail in the last few years. But look at Wednesday night – there was a disgraced former president – who was impeached and had his law license taken away, being worshiped . I saw delegates – especially women – clapping like seals, for this man who not only had no respect for his wife and daughter but for the highest office in our country.
sowhatsnew likes this.

Top Democrats may not want it but SI PEOPLE of all parties do, SI politicians do, time to hold NYS politicians to the same standards as Weiner, Lee, Spitzer and others.
DarkChild likes this.

Silver needs to go.

To prison! Using taxpayer money to cover up a sex scandal. I hear nothing but crickets from the left on this

By paying hush money to cover up the sex abuse by Lopez, Silver made other woman vulnerable to Lopezs’ abuse.

Silver needs to resign immediately.

This does not even make a difference. The libs in the state will re-elect him again and support him just because he is a dem. Pathetic.

Not state…his district of Brooklyn…
DarkChild likes this.

Siliver has the goods on top Dems. That is why they are silent. Sorry NOW. These are the leaders you supported. LOL!
Meshuga1 likes this.

They’re probably all dirty and have dirt on each other. That’s why nobody is talking. They’re afraid of their own dirty laundry being aired. Let’s get that dirty laundry out for all to see. Donovan, please do some digging and clean out this rat’s nest.

Top Dems are not up to doing the right thing. The voters should be aware of this. From the Governor on down.
nanaof5 and AConservative are 100% correct. Let’s keep this going.

“When asked Thursday about the ramifications for Silver, Schumer said that the Speaker “has admitted he made a mistake” and had “corrected it.” He said in light of the ongoing investigations of Lopez’s behavior, “we should move on.”

——- How do you “correct” abuse of power and illegal use of taxpayer money? Move on? What has changed that we should move on? Has Silver been brought up on charges? Then it’s not time to “move on” Chuckie.

“On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called the allegations about Lopez “alarming, disturbing and disgusting,” but said that Silver should retain his high-profile role at the convention. That role included delivering the delegation’s votes during the traditional roll call of the states.”

———So according to Gillibrand, “Gropez” Lopez’s actions were “alarming, disturbing and disgusting,” but Silver, who covered it up and misused taxpayer money to payoff the victims, should still attend the convention as if nothing took place. Well isn’t that indicative of how often this kind of thing must go on if this is just business as usual to Ms. Gillibrand?

Meshuga1 likes this.

Silver should go too. He’s as big a crook as Lopez. But they are all in bed together. Schumer, Gillibrand, Silver etc. so NOTHING changes. The crooks still hold power
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