Opinion: Stefanik can’t stand up to Gov. Cuomo, Edwards man says
To the Editor:
Wednesday and Thursday of this week both recorded well over 50,000 new Coronavirus cases in the U.S., with Texas, Arizona, California, Tennessee, and North Carolina, breaking records with huge numbers of new cases.These frightening and dangerous new outbreaks clearly indicate that this beast called Covid-19 is still public enemy number one and must be dealt with, with diligence and perseverance, by all of us, for a while longer, before we can let our guard down!
Luckily, New York State has flattened the curve admirably and is one of the very few states that seems to have caged this beast and is doing a great job of keeping it under control!
Having said this, I was surprised, dismayed, and disgusted to see a political ad in NCN whereby my Congressional Representative, Elise Stefanik, claims to be “Standing up to Cuomo by fighting to re-open the North Country.”
Well Elise, you can’t stand up to Cuomo! You can call him names, belittle him, and slander him, but no way can you stand up to him.
For you see Elise, Cuomo just battled the Covid monster for a couple of months and he won. No; he didn’t kill it, but he wounded it, he tamed it, and by doing so he saved many New Yorkers lives. Many call him “King Cuomo” or “The Emperor” and think he’s overstepping his authoritative bounds. I call him Gov. Cuomo, and I do so with respect admiration, and gratitude.
Oh yeah Elise, just one more thought. I live here in the North Country and have many friends who need to re-open their businesses, their shops, and their bars. They want desperately to bring back their employees and to resume their previous normal lives.
But before you push too hard to re-open, you might want to touch base with with some of the southern governors who, like you, wanted to appease the boss instead of protect their constituents! And now, as their people are falling ill by the thousands, these southern governors are back pedaling rapidly and looking irresponsible and foolish!
I thank NCN for providing space and tolerance for our opinions in these turbulent times.