New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t seem to understand how this Santa Claus thing works. On Monday, he claimed that the jolly man in red would be looking upon him favorably because of his hard work this year. Unfortunately for Cuomo, it appears that Claus will define “very good” as “a truckload of coal” this year.
Cuomo Touts His ‘Hard Work’
During a Monday press briefing, Gov. Cuomo predicted that Santa Claus would be “very good” to him this Christmas because of how hard he worked to address the COVID-19 pandemic in his state. During the conference, he urged New Yorkers to curb the virus’ spread by adhering to basic health guidelines during the holidays.
“There’s going to be a time when people turn around and say, ‘why did 57 people die? And why did we have more people die than anywhere else,’” the governor said. “You don’t want to have to answer that question. And the answer can’t be, ‘because we played politics.’”
He repeated his appeal for New Yorkers to have a “healthy holiday,” stating that he was “going to have a great one.”
“Santa’s going to be very good to me. I can tell. I worked hard this year,” Cuomo said.
It didn’t take long for people to blast Cuomo with criticism for his questionable comments regarding Mr. Claus’ view of him. Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted: “He definitely worked hard on his book deal, his Emmy award, and lying through his teeth all year.” She was referring to the governor’s memoir about his handling of the coronavirus, which he titled American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Washington Examiner’s Brad Polumbo also slammed the governor. He tweeted: “No. Governor Cuomo deserves coal in his stocking for the rest of his life.”
What Does Santa Think?
While it is impossible to read Mr. Claus’ mind, it doesn’t seem difficult to call this one, given his record on issues such as this. Despite Cuomo’s musings, nobody – least of all a red-clad magical toymaker residing at the North Pole – can forget the governor’s misdeeds this year.
One can be sure that with all of his resources, Mr. Claus knows that Cuomo caught the blame for 6,600 deaths in New York through his nursing home mandate. The measure forced nursing homes to house residents who had been infected with COVID-19.
When news of the deaths came to light, Cuomo attempted to spin the story. Liberty Nation’s Pennel Bird noted:
“His defensive posturing and damage-control initiatives aim to stall further investigation into the tragic loss of more than 6,000 elderly lives in his state’s nursing homes. That followed his disastrous March 25 directive that compelled these facilities to take in COVID-positive patients. The loss of life that resulted was staggering – and avoidable.”
But that’s not all. The governor was recently accused of sexual harassment by a former staffer. The accuser, Lindsey Boylan, posted a tweet alleging that Cuomo “sexually harassed me for years.” She recalled that “I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”
It isn’t known whether Mr. Claus is a conservative, progressive, or centrist, but we know that we are supposed to believe all women no matter what. So the toy giver might just choose to believe the allegations to keep from being canceled. Most aren’t aware of this, but a recent poll revealed that 87% of all North Pole elves identify as socialists. Imagine what bringing gifts to Cuomo would do to Claus’ bottom line?
Last – but most certainly not least – there is the fact that, despite adamantly insisting that New Yorkers adhere to his COVID-19 restrictions, he has been caught violating them on multiple occasions.
The New York Post observed that “Gov. Cuomo, for example, is rarely seen in a mask, yet his Twitter feed never stops harassing you to ‘mask up,’” and that “The gov’s daughter recently posted a picture of her dad, two of his daughters, one of ‘the boyfriends’ and Cuomo’s secretary all hanging out with no social distancing or masks.”
If there is one thing that Santa Claus doesn’t like, it’s brazen hypocrisy, folks. He’s also not too fond of sexual harassment and braindead policies that get thousands of people killed. So, this year, it appears that Gov. Cuomo will have enough coal to power a locomotive for the rest of his life. Perhaps he can go into the energy industry after he leaves office?
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