Secession is the Answer Update

Just another example of what I’m always yammering on about:

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo is inaugurated for a second term in January, he will have New York City voters to thank.

Cuomo’s 13-percentage-point win over Republican challenger Rob Astorino on Nov. 4 was fueled by a large margin of victory in New York City, where he took home 77 percent of the nearly 1 million ballots cast, according to the state Board of Election’s unofficial results.

Take away the city, however, and the rest of the state backed Astorino — albeit by a slim margin. Outside of the five boroughs, Astorino collected 1.3 million votes — or 49 percent — compared to Cuomo’s 1.2 million, or 46 percent, in a low-turnout election. Three third-party candidates were also on the ballot.

New York isn’t one State, it is two. There is the NYC-Albany bit of the State, and then there’s the rest of it. And the two are not in any way, shape or form of the same ideas.

Cuomo’s New York is perfectly within it’s rights in getting the government it wants. Those people want a nitwit socialist like De Blasio as mayor and a liberal political hack like Cuomo as governor. Good for them. But why do the rest of New York’s citizens have to put up with it? Why do the people of Buffalo have to deal with a governor – and a government – which is entirely subservient to the people of New York City? Don’t the people of Buffalo deserve to have people leading them who reflect the values of Buffalo?

The answer, as I’ve been saying for years, is secession – break up New York into two States. West and East New York. Think about it – the liberal pinheads of East New York will have a happy hunting ground for pure, unadulterated liberalism even more so than now, while West New York would get a chance for sanity in government. Everyone’s happy – and, Democrats, think about it: you’d have two Senators-for-life in East New York and still have a shot at some times grabbing a Senator from West New York. Its win-win for ya! Win-win for West New York, too, of course…because they won’t have to put up with quite as much liberal nonsense.

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8 thoughts on “Secession is the Answer Update

  1. Amazona November 20, 2014 / 9:27 am

    You may remember the secession vote last year, when several rural counties in Colorado wanted to secede from the state because its politics are controlled by Boulder and Denver. Five Colorado counties actually voted in favor of setting up our own state, and several counties from Nebraska and Kansas wanted to join with us to form a new state. California has always been held hostage to the goofball liberalism of Hollyweird and San Francisco, and this has been a topic of conversation there as well.

    When we look at the formation of the country and the wishes of the Founders, we realize that we should have well over a thousand Representatives in Congress, not just 435. It is an unwieldy number but we do have to do something to increase representation in this country.

    • M. Noonan November 20, 2014 / 1:14 pm

      There is no rule on the number of House members other than that each must represent at least 20,000 people – we long passed the population point where that number is meaningful. I think 651 would be a good number for the house – and if we got up to 65 States, we’d have 130 Senators.

      • Amazona November 20, 2014 / 1:33 pm

        I thought there was a limit of something like 300,000 per Representative. Wyoming has over half a million people yet has only one person in the House. Even a minimum of 2 Representatives per state would add a couple of voices to the mix. I think there are two or three states with only 1 Rep per state.

        I do agree that as our culture has developed and bigger differences have appeared between rural and urban areas, with the urban areas being able to exert complete control over the rest of the state simply because of numbers, it is only fair to find a way for lesser-populated areas to achieve equal representation.

        BTW, I voted for secession from Colorado and forming a new state. I knew it was more of a symbolic vote than anything, but I wanted as large a number as possible in favor it, as the first step in achieving equal representation.

      • Retired Spook November 20, 2014 / 1:54 pm

        it is only fair to find a way for lesser-populated areas to achieve equal representation.

        One of the easiest ways would be to repeal the 17th Amendment and make U.S. Senators again representative of and answerable to the states.

        One only has to look at the most recent electoral map to see that California should be split into, at the very least, 2 states, and 3 or 4 wouldn’t be unreasonable.

  2. Amazona November 20, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    According to Buzzfeed, the President’s talking points include: emphasis mine ““Every President for more than half a century, both Democrats and Republicans, has taken executive action on immigration,” the talking points say. “The President’s actions are temporary. House Republicans need to do their job and pass the bipartisan Senate bill to provide a permanent fix.””

    How do you undo the legalization, cancel the alleged visas or permits, un-ring the bell?

    I noticed that King Obama made it clear it is up to the Republicans to pass THE Senate bill—not to offer another, better one, but that as far as he is concerned the definition of “compromise” is more what we would call “capitulate”.

  3. Retired Spook November 20, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    Throughout the entire immigration debate the phrase “our immigration system is broken” has been repeated over and over. In reality, the only thing about our immigration system that’s broken is the enforcement mechanism for existing law — well, and, of course, the border.

    • M. Noonan November 21, 2014 / 3:10 pm

      Obama had to take unconstitutional action to fix the system he broke…cool, huh?

  4. Cluster November 21, 2014 / 8:45 am

    Re: the Emperor’s speech last night, have you ever noticed that regardless of how many times his lies are pointed out to him and his administration, they continue to speak the lies without a shred of shame? The stark differences between Reagan’s and Bush’s executive actions vs Obama’s are substantial, yet just this morning the Emperor’s lackey Josh Barrett is on the administrations propaganda network repeating the falsehood. And the implication that the Emperor’s opponents want to rip families apart is as juvenile, partisan, and demeaning as anyone could ever be, let alone somehow who consider himself to be a “uniter”. How far we have come from the days of Greek Columns and healing the planet.

    The straight up fact is that this President, and everyone associated with him are hyper partisan, incompetent LIARS. They deserve no respect, no credence, and no dialogue, The GOP should just simply work methodically towards defunding Obama’s agenda by passing a budget with appropriation riders that target the lawless expansion of this government on all fronts; immigration, healthcare, regulations, etc. The GOP needs to show that they work for the people of this country, not some petulant child who currently occupies the White House.

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